Echoes In Darkness

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Part of the Bannerwing Collections series:

“Ain’t nothing in the dark that ain’t there in the light…”

Stories of darkness and light — physical… otherworldly… and in the human spirit. From dangerous to romantic to chilling, this collection showcases seven absorbing tales and an unforgettable cast of characters.

In Kate Shrewsday’s “To Hear the Dead Proclaim,” a trans-Atlantic air traveler comforts her seat mate with a sympathetic ear. His story allows her into the mind of a genius, but some conversations are best left unspoken.

In “Flutters,” Angela Amman takes us into the steamy Savannah heat, where the last surviving daughter in a family of women with extraordinary powers struggles to maintain her mother’s legacy at all costs.

Helen has lived her life obsessed with a statue, going so far as to travel the world for a glimpse of it in person. The consequences of her trip reveal an ancient curse and leave Helen’s life forever changed in Mandy Dawson’s “Awakening.”

Previously published as a stand-alone short, Cameron D. Garriepy’s “Requiring of Care” follows Lucy Montgomery to an unusual job interview. The would-be nanny is pulled into the world of Violet, a little girl who holds fragments of a haunting story.

“Bad Deal,” an excerpt from Andra Watkins’ debut novel To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis (Word Hermit Press, 2014), introduces us to an unusual little girl named Emmaline Cagney. Emmaline longs to fly from the dark side of her mother’s affections, but what strangers lurk in the shadows?

From Kameko Murakami: A terrible accident robbed Danaë of her life, but not by killing her. Instead she is cursed, invisible to the world, with one exception: the dying. When her path crosses that of the one living man who knows she’s there, Danaë must decide if she is to remain “Unseen.” [Previously published.]

“Ain’t nothing in the dark that ain’t there in the light, Edie.” Nyctophobic Eden Summerhill has nowhere to go but the lonely family farmhouse she’s inherited, but the darkness is waiting there for her in “Love Apples” by Elizabeth Yon.

Reviews:Michael Carnell on Amazon wrote:

The seven stories here range from the psychological thriller to parental betrayal to the more standard ghost story, but they will all creep into the corners of your mind and take up residence there.


Elemental Awakening

An Elemental Novel

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Part of the Elementals series:
  • Elemental Awakening

One touch will break an ancient curse...

Helen Browning's hands safeguard mothers and guide babies into the world. From the ashes of a painful childhood loss, she's built a career nurturing new families.

One touch will awaken the passion of a lifetime...

A lifelong obsession with an ancient statue--the stone figure of a man, imploring, anguished, and beautiful--draws Helen far from home to see it in person. Compelled by irresistible need, she reaches out, over the velvet ropes, to lay hands on the stone.

One touch will change the fate of the world...

Helen's single rebellious act throws her into the center of a violent clash between warring factions of an ancient and powerful race. By her side, the one man who can tip the balance of power in favor of Light.

One touch will jeopardize the future...

She’s awoken the one man who sets her soul on fire, but can she bear the cost of their forever?

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Reviews:RomanceBkLvr on Amazon wrote:

A wonderfully drawn world, full of imagination, which just happens to involve true love strong enough to span millennia? What else do you need?


"In this fun, sexy adventure, Mandy Dawson introduces an unforgettable world of magic, myth, and passion."

- Cameron D. Garriepy, author of Damselfly Inn: A Thornton Vermont Novel.