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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

trapped between parallel worlds - A Thin Slice of Heaven by P.M. Terrell

She had arranged to meet her husband in Northern Ireland for a second honeymoon, but when Charleigh arrives at the remote castle, she receives a message that he won’t be coming—and that he’s leaving her for another woman. 


Published: May 1st, 2015 

She had arranged to meet her husband in Northern Ireland for a second honeymoon, but when Charleigh arrives at the remote castle, she receives a message that he won’t be coming—and that he’s leaving her for another woman. Stranded for the weekend by a snowstorm that has blocked all access to the castle, she finds herself three thousand miles from home in a country she knows nothing about.

She is soon joined by Sean Bracken, the great-grandson of Laird Bracken, the original owner of the castle, and she finds herself falling quickly and madly in love with him. There’s just one problem: he’s dead.

As the castle begins to come alive with secrets from centuries past, she finds herself trapped between parallel worlds. Caught up in a mass haunting, she can no longer recognize the line between the living and the dead. Now she’s discovering that her appearance there wasn’t by accident—and is more sinister than she ever suspected.

Author's Favorite Books/Series

My favorite series is The Mists of Ireland by Erin Quinn - Haunting Beauty, Haunting Warrior, Haunting Embrace and Haunting Desire

A favorite book is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir by R.A. Dick; though it’s a short story, it leads the imagination into delectable places

What Dreams May Come by Richard Matheson is the first book I ever read twice without getting up from my chair

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is so multi-layered, from the variety of diverse characters to the backdrop of war and reconstruction

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote was the book that convinced me that I wanted to write

About the author:
p.m.terrell is the pen name for Patricia McClelland Terrell, the award-winning, internationally acclaimed author of more than twenty books in four genres: contemporary suspense, historical suspense, computer how-to and non-fiction.

Prior to writing full-time, she founded two computer companies in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Among her clients were the Central Intelligence Agency, United States Secret Service, U.S. Information Agency, and Department of Defense. Her specialties were in white collar computer crimes and computer intelligence.

A full-time author since 2002, Black Swamp Mysteries was her first series, inspired by the success of Exit 22, released in 2008. Vicki’s Key was a top five finalist in the 2012 International Book Awards and 2012 USA Book Awards nominee, and The Pendulum Files was a national finalist for the Best Cover of the Year in 2014.

Her second series, Ryan O’Clery Suspense, is also award-winning. The Tempest Murders (Book 1) was one of four finalists in the 2013 International Book Awards, cross-genre category. The White Devil of Dublin (Book 2) was released one year later.

Her historical suspense, River Passage, was a 2010 Best Fiction and Drama Winner. It was determined to be so historically accurate that a copy of the book resides at the Nashville Government Metropolitan Archives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Songbirds are Free is her bestselling book to date; it is inspired by the true story of Mary Neely, who was captured in 1780 by Shawnee warriors near Fort Nashborough (now Nashville, TN).

She is also the co-founder of The Book ‘Em Foundation, an organization committed to raising public awareness of the correlation between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates. She is the organizer and chairperson of Book ‘Em North Carolina, an annual event held in the real town of Lumberton, North Carolina, to raise funds to increase literacy and reduce crime. For more information on this event and the literacy campaigns funded by it, visit www.bookemnc.org.

She sits on the boards of the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library and the Robeson County Arts Council. She has also served on the boards of Crime Stoppers and Crime Solvers and became the first female president of the Chesterfield County-Colonial Heights Crime Solvers in Virginia.


Robyn Donnelly said...

Would love to read your book and keep up the great work.

sherry fundin said...

Great cover and trailer. Ghosts, hauntings, horses, I'm in. :-)

spongebob2285 said...

Great cover. Can't wait to read.

Jan Lee said...

I was ready to root for the new guy coming in after the jerk dropped her, then read the next line, *but he wasn't alive" YIKES! lol got me hooked now! :) Thanks to Mythical Books for hosting the giveaway :)

Juana said...

I liked both the book description, and the book cover.

Kim Reid said...

Sounds like a great mystery and the locale is fabulous - castles are so intriguing!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

p.m.terrell said...

Thank you, everyone, for dropping in and leaving comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the description and cover. Kim, I agree - I love Ireland and castles are so mystical and magical... Best of luck everyone, on winning that beautiful Celtic butterfly suncatcher! Check out my blog for an excerpt about the meaning of the suncatcher - www.pmterrell.blogspot.com

Arf2-D2 said...

cool trailer. I liked the photos that were chosen for it.