by Andrea Roche Publish: Nov 28, 2016Supernatural SuspenseHistorical RomanceParanormal RomanceTime Travel RomanceFantasy
Her wild heart has lost the Gem of the Red Spirit. Unless she finds it, a voodoo curse will fall on 17th century Jamaica.
Arose Du Mouchelle is the heiress to a sprawling sugar plantation. In her youth, an old Gypsy gave her a matriarchal heirloom:
‘The Gem of the Red Spirit.’
She spends years in exile, learning its secrets. The most mysterious of which is the ability to enter the Astral Plane. There, she must act as a sentinel, forcing back the creatures there.
An evil Priestess covets the Gem, taking hostage Arose’s family, and the people of a sleepy port town, as she attempts to force Arose into surrendering the powerful Spirit. While evading her henchmen Arose collides with Captain St. James, a notorious pirate who she already met in a vision. Leery of him, he gains her trust after aiding in her escape. But, realizes she has been duped when he disappears with the Gem.
However, even if she recovers the Amulet she has a bigger decision to make — keep the Gem and doom those she loves or give it to the Priestess and let the world fall into a demonic wasteland.
BIOGRAPHY Andrea is a dreamer and scribbler, whose work embraces her strong matriarchal heritage. She hopes her writing will instill in her readers the idea that a woman can find their independence while keeping homegrown values.
Still living in her childhood home, Andrea hears the voices of her past. She has relied on them to tell her stories. “My mother always said I would find my way. I never knew what she meant until after she was gone. Then her voice came loud and clear, and I used it to write this book,” she says.
Starting with her vivid imagination, she scrolled through pictures of her honeymoon in Jamaica; her mind went back into the past. Not her past, but the past of others who could have lived in a large mansion at the top of a hill covered in sugar cane. She stepped into a world with vivid colors and magic. Having already developed a polish to her writing abilities while gaining a B.A. degree with a dual major in Marketing and English Literature, she wrote what she saw and what she heard as if someone whispered in her ear.
Andrea’s hard work and long hours have paid off. Upon completion of her manuscript, she described feeling the same whoosh she felt when she delivered her children into the world. She is thankful she can bring her work to her readers.
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