Ghost of a Shadow
I welcome YA Fantasy authors, Andrea Engel and Leslie Engel on to the blog today.
Let's take a look at their latest book...
"An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for." Kirkus
Is this The End of Sadie Myers?
Sadie’s life has become a dark brew of strange visions, unearthly messages, and vivid dreams in which a mysterious shadow man follows her every move. Are all these bizarre happenings real or figments of a troubled mind? When Sadie Myers is pulled into a world so different from her own, everything she thinks she knows is turned upside down. Will she find the truth behind these unsettling episodes? Can Sadie muster every ounce of her courage in order to walk through the shadows, the fear of unknown evil, and get to the other side alive?
Now for a look between the pages
Earth, Spin: Check
“Run, Sadie! Run!” Gramma Rose yelled.
Where’s her voice coming from? “I’m running as fast as I can!” I screamed, but the wind swallowed my words. I looked down at my feet; they disappeared into darkness.
Terrorized by the lightning storm overhead, I jumped every time an earth-shaking boom of thunder
followed a jagged strike. With the tempest so close, I feared being struck by the next bolt. Sideways
heavy rain pelted my face like burning needles, stabbing mercilessly.
“I can’t see!” I ran smack into a tangle of branches that formed a maze. Their sharp teeth snapped at me as
I crawled through. I knew home was on the other side. I had to get there.
Rumbling peals of thunder cracked, one after the other, shifting the ground beneath me. I pushed my hands hard against my ears to block out the loudest booms. Red lightning jolted my body with electric vibrations.
Red flashes strobed all around. I sensed the shadow man behind me, but I couldn’t tell where he was.
“Keep running, Sadie!” Gramma Rose called out.
Petrified, I thought this was it: The End of Sadie Myers.
“I don’t want to die!” I yelled back.
The sound of footsteps squished behind me. I imagined breath on my neck. I felt his fingers graze my hair with creepy restraint.
“No! Leave me alone!”
Where can I buy this fabulous book?
Andrea and Leslie are two sisters collaborating on writing through obstacles and illness. It is an entirely new way to know each other while working on their mission of Peace and Empowerment. Andrea earned a culinary degree and worked as a chef and general manager for many years. She now focuses on her passion for writing. She writes short stories and continues to work on additional collaborative writing projects. Leslie earned degrees in Literature and Education. She taught elementary school as well as writing and technology to teachers. A successful grant writer, she later evaluated incoming grants for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More recently she worked on her certification in Life and Writing Coaching. She's drafted four novels and various short stories.