On this fourth day of April we're taking a little trip. Not somewhere hot, not somewhere cold, somewhere kind of in between. And we're going to be staying a while. Welcome to purgatory, where we'll sit down and have a chat with author LM Preston later in this artlcle. But first, let's take a stroll and learn all about the PURGATORY REIGN series for you to read. There are two books, here's the first one. They fall into the YA/Paranormal/Romance/Adventure/Mystery genre.
Date of Publication: 02/16/2013
Number of pages: 307
Word Count: 79K
Cover Artist: Emma Michaels
Tagline: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it Peter Saints awaits.
Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms. Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give, his blood.Peter carries within him the one gift or curse that could unlock a secret to destroy the human race. On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It is the one treasure the heavens sought to hide from the world.
Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.Purgatory Reign is Book 1 in the series including Deviant Storm, Fierce Tides and Kindle World novella Colliding Souls from Runes World.
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Excerpt Purgatory Reign:
Peter took a moment to catch his breath. “I left. I left the grounds. But something’s bad has happened. Sh-she…Hanna died!” He coughed and his eyes watered. “Because of me! My fault. It was my fault. You gotta help her! I always screw up. Always. Please…”Pastor Finn put his hands on Peter’s shoulders and shook him. “Why’d you leave? I told you never to leave here. You’ll put us all in danger. Yourself in danger. I didn’t save your butt for you to screw this up, boy.” He yanked Peter by the shirt and down the stairs. Then dragged him, practically running, all the way to the cellar stairs where he pointed at the small door where Peter had escaped. “Sixteen years old and you think you are man enough to make it out there?” he grumbled. “This is where you got out?” He sighed. “You don’t understand.”
“It’s my fault! Did you hear me? I killed someone! You gotta help her.” Peter jerked out of his grasp and grabbed Pastor Finn’s shirt, facing off with him. For once in a long while, he stared down the man eye to eye. He straightened up to his full height. The older man’s gray crew cut and piercing blue eyes were filled with fear. Peter’s hand loosened in shock that it was the first time he remembered that Pastor Finn looked afraid.
“I can’t help the dead.” He pushed Peter’s hands away from him. “But I have to help you. Come with me.” Peter watched him, confused. His teeth clenched at Pastor Finn’s betrayal. “I thought you were different. I have to go back. Bury her, like she deserves.” Peter stumbled backwards.
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Date of Publication: 02/16/2013
Number of pages: 252
Word Count: 68K
Formats available: ebookCover Artist: Emma Michaels
Tagline: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it Peter Saints awaits.Book Description:
The battle is on. Peter Saints thought he'd killed It. But bad people never stay down. Now the jail of his enemy is weakening. Luck is running out for Peter and the girl he saved by wagering the Earth. Only now, with each second and secret revealed, his enemy gains the answers to destroy Peter and devour the world.
Expect FIERCE TIDES (Book 3 of 3) in Dec. 2017 and COLLIDING SOULS (Character Spin off: April 2017)
Amazon BN Smashwords Kobo iTunesExcerpt Deviant Storm:
He screwed up. So bad, he didn’t think he could fix it. Peter tossed the ball against the wall once more as he drowned out Kyle’s words. He never admitted everything that had happened to him in the Stronghold to Kyle. Didn’t think he could. One thing for sure, time was up. Peter was through waiting to be told what to do by the Elders of at this dump who seemed to have their own agendas. Dealing with the nightmares of what he’d done - possibly killing a man by pulling something beyond evil out of him, plagued Peter every night. Those times when he wasn’t careful, it pressed his thoughts, even when awake.“We’ll go get her.” Peter’s dark brown eyes landed on Kyle’s questioning blue ones.
Find something you like? We had a chance to sit down with LM Preston and ask a few questions. Here's the low-down:SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.
LMP: Peter Saints is flawed, young, and seem defenseless, but he has a determined spirit that allows him to overcome the impossible, just like we all can.SC: That's a positive perspective. Hope springs eternal and all that. Postively paranormal. Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?
LMP: Absolutely! I remember when I lived at my great-grandmother’s house for several years, I hated sleeping in my bedroom. I would run and sleep in her room until I was around 13 yrs old. Finally, she asked me why she had to kick me out of her bed every night. I recalled explaining to her that every single night, even when I closed my bedroom door, the door would open, and someone, a dark shadow of a man would walk across my doorway. She laughed and explained that it was likely my grandfather who had died from a heart attack at the foot of the stairs.SC: It sounds like the was protecting you, but it was probably very frightening at the time. Food for thought, though.What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
LMP: COLLIDING SOULs is a spin off Novella that is being debuted in the 1st every Young Adult KINDLE WORLD named RUNES UNIVERSE. It comes out on April 18th and if you’d like to see the other awesome books within this new launch find them here, https://www.ednahwalters.com/giveaways.
About the Author:LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. They inspired the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
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