Between Worlds – came out at Samhain 2016 (That’s 31st October)
Synopsis for Between Worlds
Emily, a young woman missing for almost a year is found in a warehouse beside the headless corpse of a security guard. Covered in his blood, she refuses to speak. The police are convinced of her guilt. Considered mentally unstable, she is placed in a secure hospital for her own safety. The only clue is the murder weapon, an ancient sword that has archaeologists and police baffled as it is in perfect condition and yet it dates from the 6th century AD.
While the police and forensics search for evidence to charge Emily, Dr Marian Griffiths is determined to find out the secrets in Emily’s head and engages in hypnotherapy sessions to uncover the truth behind Emily’s disappearance and the murder. When it transpires that another set of fingerprints are on the murder weapon, Marian must find out the truth before Emily is set free.
If you could, would you give up everything to find love again?
Between Worlds has been accepted by Crimson Cloak Publishing May 2016 and can be bought at their store
I dream that I am flying like a great bird. I can’t turn my head, I didn’t need to. I trust my instincts and follow them without question. I can hear the sound of the wind as my wings spread out, caressing the warm and potent air that allows me to soar closer toward the sun. I’m free and happy and know that I am loved. I have no cares to worry about. I’m young and vibrant and full of life with my world stretching out before me. This feeling of freedom is new. I’m merely a fledgling, protected by my parents with their barrier of devotion that keeps all harm out of my reach. I am alive, truly alive, and the dark is long gone.
All at once I feel the blistering heat against my skin. I climbed too high and without warning the sun is burning me, causing me to shrink away from it, as I envelope my face and body with my wings to protect myself. Thus I fall towards earth; no longer caressing the sky but plummeting to my doom. I know that there is no-one to catch me and nothing to break my fall. I will die alone.
I wake with a shudder and the bed jolts as though I’ve landed upon it. I curl up in a ball and weep. I am abandoned. All hope is lost in my ability, and fear has taken hold. I have fallen.
I will never return …