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Graced 1943 (The Grace Family Chronicles)

by Courtney Milford

Welcome to Gracestone, the Grace family’s luxury estate in Miami Beach, Florida.

The year is 1943, and the Grace family members and their friends are enmeshed in World War II. The have special skills, called “Graces,” that they use to solve problems.

Some Graces are simple. A Navigator never gets lost or needs a map.

Others are more remarkable. A Waterwitch, also known as a Frog, can stay under water indefinitely.

Graced people gravitate towards one another, and Graces run in families. People who are Graced attract wealth, which is fortunate, because they also attract trouble.

The story begins with Annelisa Grace-Betterman, 25, sneaking out of the hospital, where she was recovering from rheumatic fever, to rescue her infant son from kidnappers. She is Graced as Locator, and can find people by listening for their heartbeats.

It continues on with no shortage of adventure. The Grace family members want to mind their own business, but they attract trouble in the forms of a serial arsonist, ill-intentioned Time Gypsies, and a race of people called Atherlings who have no consciences and threaten the family’s well-being.

They also are magnets for those seeking to exploit others. The Grace family produces Midasian Multiplyers, who can Multiply wealth. Any business venture they touch performs beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. This makes their family vulnerable to all sorts of crooks, and even politicians seeking to fatten the U. S. federal government’s treasury.

The presence of Midasian Multiplyers, particularly when the Grace appears in a small child, is dangerous for everyone associated with Gracestone, as the greedy will use loved ones to get to the person who can produce the wealth. Annelisa and her mother realize they must find a way to protect the family when villains present themselves.

Throughout the book, they work on this project. The family owns an uncharted private island off the coast of Miami called Cinq Terras. The two women call upon Graced relatives and friends, and a few who know how to use Seminole magic and Louisiana voodoo, to secure Cinq Terras and make it impermeable to intruders.

Of course, with the war going on, there are rescue missions galore all over the world: Lima, Leningrad, Berlin.

Closer to home, there is heartache. Characters suffer from the aftermath of adultery, the misery of knowing a loved one is lost forever, and the horror of finding out about a child’s most painful secret.

Still, there are good times. The Grace family loves to celebrate, although they try to keep it low-key, of course, due to the war. The book ends with a Christmas Ball, and the characters learn that when Seers and Russian Protectors advise against having hundreds of people over due to security risks, it might not hurt to listen.

Of course, it does not really end there. Graced 1943 is the first book in a series, and it has a cliffhanger ending. The story spills right over into the second book, The Atherlings 1944, due out shortly.



Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle (Dark Winter Trilogy, Book One)

by John Hennessy

About the Dark Winter Trilogy:

A spine chilling horror trilogy of books of the lives of a group of friends – a witch, a Christian girl, and an atheist with a weapon of unknown and unspeakable power.

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Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle is the first in the Dark Winter paranormal horrorseries. When you’re finished reading this go straight to Dark Winter: Crescent Moon.

Find out what happens in this best selling paranormal horror for teens to adult.

If you are a fan of fast-paced, action-packed horror stories that combine a coming of age theme, full of dramatic twists and turns, then ‘ Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle ‘ is for you.

Along with other books in the series, Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle has rocketed to the top of two paid best seller lists, Critics say Book 1 in the Dark Winter Series say: â??This young adult fantasy/horror novel is an excellent debut book. It’s the story of teenager Romilly Winter who is bequeathed a very special mirror by her Nan. Romilly is a reluctant heroine who appears a typical teen with typical teen angst. She also has a special gift but she worries that when the time comes she won’t be strong enough to cope. Yet only when the terrifying truth is revealed and her family, her friends and her life are threatened does she find out what she’s truly capable of.’

Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle:-

Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one.

She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack – the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn.

Will she be able to save herself – and the world?”

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From the Diary of Romilly Winter, October 14th.

“I’ve had two years to prepare for this. In that time, I have never told a soul. Of course, my Nan knew. She’d bequeathed me the mirror, after all. Now, maybe tonight, tomorrow, in a few days, the event that I don’t want to happen with all my heart, will come to pass. I’m not ready. I know I’m not ready, and yet, it will happen nonetheless.

Nan had this thing in her possession for nearly seventy years. She had told me I simply had to be at Rosewinter, prior to my sixteenth birthday no matter what objections my parents raised. She said I was â??special’, and was the only one equipped to deal with what was coming.

The problem is, I don’t feel special, I just feelâ?¦different, and in all probability, that isn’t going to be good enough.

In just two days time, I will be sixteen years old, and if anything my Nan said is remotely true, I will be lucky to survive that longâ?¦.”

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” Till date I’ve read quite a few paranormal genre books, but I never got scared this much. And surprisingly, even though it was fiction, just like Art Bell, I believed the story, that my dear friend and a very talented author, John Hennessy, has crafted out in his new book called, Dark Winter: The Wicca Circle (Dark Winter #1). And remarkably, John has invented a whole new paranormal world, which sounded quite genuine and real to me. I loved every bit of it.” Aditi Saha – Book Stop Corner, Liebster Award Winner

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” The style of writing however is completely unique, often using stream of consciousness and seamless shifts in time to carry the narrative along. I’ve never seen this used in horror books before, and was pleasantly surprised to see how well it works and how much it adds to the fear factor – we never quite know where we’re going to end up next in the complex narrative.” – Dino Costi, Author of Venus Lionheart: The Witch and the God

AUTHOR NOTES: An absorbing Wiccan tale that can be best described as a paranormal horror for teen to young adult – with themes of witchcraft, the occult and Satanism, it is not for the very youngest of readers.



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