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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, April 13, 2018

What is the truth? Onyx Webb Series by Diandra Archer

"What a refreshingly different kind of story! I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Onyx Webb. [...] The characters all have depth, even the short-lived ones. There are a lot of characters, which usually throws people off, but they are all quickly made memorable. I love that this first book in the series is like an introduction to the characters at the same time that there is so much plot happening." - Candace, Goodreads

Description:

Published: February 19th, 2018

Who can she trust? What is the truth?

Every decision has consequences.

What you thought you knew about ghosts is wrong. Sometimes they can walk among the living. In Onyx Webb, the silk of time weaved between lives is generations apart.

Follow a billionaire playboy who’s hit rock bottom in 2010, a girl off to prom in 1979, and Onyx Webb in 1906 on her sixth birthday.

It’s 1906, and the World’s Fair is in St. Louis. Onyx has a list of things she wants to see, and the World’s Fair Ferris wheel is at the top. But someone else has a list, too. The woman with the grey hair wants to find another little girl to take home. And like the last child, she’ll start at the Ferris wheel.

But someone else has a list, too. The woman with the grey hair wants to find another little girl to take home. And like the last child, she’ll start at the Ferris wheel.

You’ll love this superbly crafted paranormal thriller, because everyone likes twist, turns, and surprises. Onyx Webb will hook you from page one.

EXCERPT
Orlando, Florida
January 25, 2010

It had been two days since the Restoring Savannah banquet, and the girl in the mirror was all Koda could talk about. “Think what you want, Dane, but I saw her,” Koda said for the third time, getting up from the leather sofa in the center of the penthouse apartment in the 55 West building and starting to pace.
“You gotta get a grip, man,” Dane said. “Mika is still fuming about your speech, and I don’t want to be around when word gets back to your dad.”
“I saw her, Dane.”
“How many vodkas did you have?” Dane asked. “Five? Ten?”
“I… saw… her,” Koda said again.
“Okay, okay. You saw a girl in a mirror,” Dane said. “But I don’t get why you’re so freaked out?” “We’re best friends, right, Dane?” Koda asked.
“You gotta ask?” Dane was tempted to mention the fact that Koda had punched him in the face when they were at the bar at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, but didn’t.
“And in the four years you’ve known me, have I ever lied to you?” Koda asked. “About anything?”
Dane shook his head. Like most people, Koda Mulvaney had a variety of character flaws, but being a liar was not among them.
“Then listen to what I’m saying, okay?” Koda said. “I’m not telling you I saw a girl’s reflection in a mirror--I’m telling you I saw a girl in a mirror. She was in… the… glass.”
Dane went silent and took in what he’d just been told. “Okay, what color was her hair?
“Gray.”
“So it was an old woman,” Dane said.
“No,” Koda said, shaking his head. “She was young, like late teens or early twenties maybe.”
“With gray hair?”
“Not just her hair,” Koda said. “Her face, her clothes, everything. It was all gray.”
“A gray girl in a gray place with gray clothing,” Dane repeated, trying to make sense of it. “What was she wearing?” “I’m not sure,” Koda said. “Wait.” Koda closed his eyes, tried to summon a mental image in his mind. “A dress. No, not a dress, more like a fancy gown, like someone would wear to a wedding.”
“Weren’t there a couple of weddings…?”
“Don’t go there,” Koda said.
“Okay, okay,” Dane said. “Did she say anything?”
Koda shook his head from side to side.
“Was she pretty?” Dane asked.
“Oh, yeah,” Koda said. “She was stunning, mesmerizing. But there was something about her, Dane…”
“What?”
“It’s hard to explain, to put into words,” Koda said, closing his eyes again, trying to form a picture of the girl in his mind. “It was her eyes. There was something in her eyes—a combination of sadness and innocence and confusion—like she was…”
“Lost?” Dane asked.
“No, not lost,” Koda said. “Like she was dead.”

About the authors:
Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz are best known as the authors of Go for No! (which hit #1 on Amazon’s Sales & Selling list and has remained in the Top 10 for the last five years.) They are also professional speakers who speak internationally to audiences on how to overcome fear of failure and rejection.
Although all of their business books are fables, the Onyx Webb series is their first serious dive into fiction.
But Richard and Andrea have been in love with creating stories together since they met almost twenty years ago and even spent some time in Hollywood writing screenplays, being represented by the producer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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