Ah yes, memories of times past, of childhood's almost forgotten, of lovers and lost lovers, of heroes come and gone, of modern day time twisters. Wait...what? Hmmm, Claire Simons, get out of my head, my dear. Well, I'll scoot over and let you explain...
As I strolled down the lonely road listening to the birds I was struck by, of all things, the medical smell that lingered in the air despite the presence of the bull dozers and building work paraphernalia. It was as if the patients and doctors had left only yesterday leaving the old asylum echoing with memories of the past. In fact the place had been closed for over a decade and had sat neglected and forlorn in all that time. The builders were now moving in to convert the place in to posh houses and flats and all record of its past were airbrushed form the sales literature. The old lunatic asylum was an extremely atmospheric place and as I walked gazing at the impressive old buildings a story began to form in my head - Evie and Claire wanted, no demanded, for their story to be told. I was concerned that twisting together two different time periods wouldn't work but that night my head was full of what I had seen and sensed and so I began to write. Falling from Grace was the result.
I am a 37 year old aerospace engineer. I live with my husband, two cats and two rescue ferrets in Essex, England. I work full time and am also training to become a counsellor. I love to write and read and am also a tarot card reader in my spare time! I have been fascinated by the paranormal ever since I saw my first ghost at the age of nine and so it seemed only natural that my first book should be of a paranormal nature.
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We now have 28 different titles on this website and two of those come from two awesome authors' debut novels.
I believe they have both broke new ground with their stories...but then again, I'm bias, lol.
Claire Simons with Falling From Grace and Heather Whetstine with Twilight's Last Gleaming. In fact, I'll leave you with two reviews from Twilight's Last Gleaming:
Awesome, thought provoking, it could be tomorrow’s news. Twilight's Last Gleaming by Heather Whetstine, takes you on an emotional thrill-ride as Clare, an ordinary college teenager with a passion for truth in journalism is witness to the best America has to offer and the worst it had become. As I traveled alongside Clare, her compelling story caused me to think, and then I became angry, at what I knew to be the truth. Next I wanted to jump up, raise my right hand and scream, YES.
This Book is a must-read for any person that loves their country. Although it takes place in America, it is a wakeup call for anyone who believes in freedom. I am reluctant to give five-star ratings because I am a realist, but I truly wish I had a sixth star at my disposal for Twilight’s Last Gleaming.
Enjoy this book, as I know you will.
Douglas Nelson (PopATop).
5 Stars *****
The corruption and remake of the structure of America is not a new idea, but the author, writing from the view of a naive youth is the catalyst needed to make one continue reading. Well written, quick pace, very good flow between past and present. It was also hard hitting, depressing and frightening with the knowledge all in the book is possible. Whether or not it could all happen in such a small amount of time is a matter worth thinking about. The only part I found a little hilarious is the belief Texas would be a 'safe' place in such a scenario. If you like diaspora this is definitely a book to read.
By Ey Wade
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