The Sense of Darkness
by Cinzia De Santis
Genres: suspense, romance, thriller
Word Count: 64,915
A world of intimacy, of smell and touch, is all Clara knows. Blind from birth, she is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell which guides her through life. Raised by her aunt Trinidad in a small village in Latin America, Clara becomes a renowned healer. She can smell people’s diseases and can heal them with her special recipes. Their lives fall apart when members of a guerrilla gang bring to their home a wounded prisoner whom Clara has to heal. While she struggles to understand the feelings he produces in her, Trinidad’s past returns, carrying the power of an obsessive love. But will it be enough to save her and Clara’s lives?
The Sense of Darkness is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK
Cinzia, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
The title has a dual meaning. Clara, the main character, is blind, but her extraordinary sense of smell allows her to flourish despite the darkness. Just as important, the violence that closes in on her small village threatens her life – but even that darkness can have a sense, a meaning. Continue reading “Book Brief: The Sense of Darkness”
by Joanne Clancy
Categories: mystery, thriller
Word count: 50,000
Some people should never be found…
Adam Stoltz vanishes in the middle of the night. His girlfriend, Darcey Ackerman, is the last person to see him alive. Left for dead, and with nowhere to turn, Darcey quickly learns the true meaning of love and loss.
She becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to Adam, but is drawn into a deadly game of cat and mouse, where she’s already several moves behind.
Someone is watching her, and she’s about to discover that there’s a fine line between love and hate…
Traceless is available on Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
Joanne, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
I’ve always been fascinated by news stories about people who vanished without a trace, and I wanted to explore that theme in my writing, hence the title Traceless. Continue reading “Book Brief: Traceless”
by Melissa Bowersock
Word count: 52,400
Julia Martin, newly-divorced but still reeling from her husband’s infidelity, takes a much needed vacation to visit old college friends in Germany. While touring a little-known concentration camp and museum, she spontaneously experiences a violent past life memory of being murdered in this very camp during the Holocaust. Efforts to understand her memories only lead to more questions, the largest being: is her killer still alive? Supported by her friends and comforted in the arms of a handsome doctor, Julia attempts to uncover the mysteries of her past life and find justice for the person she used to be.
Fleischerhaus is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
Melissa, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
Fleischerhaus is the name of the small concentration camp where the past-life memory emerges. In German, it means “house of the butcher.” Continue reading “Book Brief: Fleischerhaus”
by Kenneth G. Bennett
Genres: suspense, post-apocalyptic science fiction
Word count: 112,000
Joe Stanton is in agony: out of his mind over the death of his young daughter.
Unable to contain his grief, Joe loses control in public, screaming his daughter’s name and causing a huge scene at a hotel on San Juan Island in Washington State. Thing is, Joe Stanton doesn’t have a daughter. Never did. And when the authorities arrive they blame the 28-year-old’s outburst on drugs.
What they don’t yet know is that others up and down the Pacific coast — from the Bering Sea to the Puget Sound — are suffering identical, always fatal mental breakdowns.
With the help of his girlfriend, Joe struggles to unravel the meaning of the hallucination destroying his mind. The couple begins to perceive its significance — and Joe’s role in a looming global calamity.
Exodus 2022 is available from Amazon.com and Amazon UK
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