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Award-winning author releases new paranormal thriller

Author Lorraine Carey

It is the ‘V’ insignia which originates from the Roman Goddess Vesta. It was bestowed to you during the transformation. Very few receive this privilege.”
— Lorraine Carey

STRUTHERS, Ohio -- International award-winning author, Lorraine Carey, has released the second in her ‘Women of the Willow Wood’ book series, titled, “On Borrowed Time - Book 2”.
The series, published by EMSA Publishing, is based on legends of an underground secret society of women who use ancient magic.
Daniella Reyes is back. Remember, she’s a bad warrior ready to take back what was already hers. Once a wounded soul, she’s now a fearless warrior rising up in the ranks of the Willow Wood Sisterhood to guardian status. A new and dangerous mission will take her undercover to expose a most secretive cult.
In the mission, she’s got to rescue one soul before she and her new charge become victims to an evil ritual. The stakes are raised as she battles some extremely forceful male witches. Some very powerful deities have her back as she enters into a forbidden zone where few Sisters have feared to tread.
Carey writes:
“Nina whispered in my ear. “It only happens when a Guardian receives a transformation during a ritual. Besides Daniella, your body is perfect the way it is. I guess you never wondered why men seemed to be bewitched by your beauty. You have been blessed with good looks you have inherited from the goddesses. With your striking black hair and emerald eyes, you can captivate most souls. And this has been one of your finest assets.”
At this point, I didn’t feel quite captivating. I felt the presence of heat emanating from my lower back. I reached back there to feel a rough patch of skin. I ran my hand over what felt like a mark that was indented into my skin. What is this?
“It is your mark of the goddess, Daniella. Did you not have a vision of the lightening striking your lower back?”
My mind was fuzzy, but I did recall dreaming of lightening. It was just one of the few dreams I had while I had dozed off.
I looked at Nina with concern. “So what exactly is this mark?”
“It is the ‘V’ insignia which originates from the Roman Goddess Vesta. It was bestowed to you during the transformation. Very few receive this privilege. Few I have witnessed that go through transformation have been gifted this mark.”
Heightening the plot, a mysterious man will enter her life at a time when she has taken a vow of chastity to enable her powers to peak. But there lies a strong and mysterious attraction between the two. Will this mystery man be able to break this new Guardian down?
With time running out, Daniella has got to complete her final mission in order to return home to New Mexico and be with her family.
Carey writes:
“I saw my father. He was smiling and walking in a field full of wildflowers. I was a child. He took my hand and led me toward a mountain. Was this a dream? What did it mean?” I was tearing up.
“It was a vision. Yes, it was your father sending you a message from the other side. He is thanking you for his soul rescue. And the reason you were a child is a sign of rebirth."
This supernatural thriller is ramped up with steamy love scenes, ancient magic from the goddesses and non-stop action sure to make you want to read on.
Carey has been recognized for her past literary work. Supernatural thriller, “Jonathan’s Locket” was a 2014 winner in the Readers’ Favorite contest, earning a Silver Award and was a finalist in the Wind Dancer Film Contest.
Her new release is available on Amazon.Cost of the paperback edition is $9.99. The eBook version will be available next week on Amazon for $2.99.
Lorraine Carey is a veteran children's reading specialist, teacher and an international award-winning author. She has taught in many states in the US and provided reading services for students at a private school on Grand Cayman, where she lives with her husband, Jeff.
Her love for paranormal stories and urban legends began at a young age when staying up all night to watch spooky movies or reading a scary book and started a lifelong passion.
Published novels include: “Losing Ground”, a short memoir, followed by “Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn”, “Out of the Ashes”, “Jonathan's Locket”, “The Last Vestal Virgin” and “Beloved Sacrifice”. These novels are paranormal with a mix of historical fiction, woven with urban legends and suitable for young adults to adults. “A Rock Star Reader by Kindergarten” is a self-help guide for parents on creating a successful reader and lifelong lover of literacy. “The Good Teacher” and “On Borrowed Time” are her latest works in the “Women of the Willow Wood” series. Other works include “Camp Cougar”, which is the author’s first attempt in the erotica field. She has teamed up with a co-author to create this hybrid, humorous erotica. A sequel to “Camp Cougar” is set to be released fall of 2017.
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