Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dùsgadh: Essence of Life & a Giveaway!

Dùsgadh: Essence of Life
Book One of The Awakening Series
By Margaret A. Daly

"Ember Malloch has no idea her life is about to get turned upside down. Besides the fact that she sees the dead on occasion, she lives an ordinary mundane life.

Her sister warned her not to provoke the spirits, but Ember has a mind of her
own and she defies Becky at every turn. Now, her life as she knows it will be
changed forever, as an unbridled strength is unleashed upon her.

She will have an awakening like no other as she learns her past, and discovers
who she is..."
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Editiorial Review:
"Dusgadh: Essence of Life by Margaret Daly is a powerful assemble of teenage angst and the paranormal, concerning the life and times of a young girl called Ember who always felt like the odd one out.

Daly, who has experienced tragedy in her own life, sets the scene for Ember, a girl in middle school who experiences the disturbance of having her family taken from her.

She is left with her sister and just seems to amble along in life until she attends a party as a teenager. It is a party that will change her life forever. After a séanceis held in a park, catapulting Ember into a world of paranormal shocks, she realises that she has a natural gift that brings connections to a previous life.

The book is action packed and will keep the reader engrossed to the end, definitely wanting more from the next series of books. As you read through this book you realise that it will be the first of many to come.Many characters are mentioned in it briefly that will be fleshed out in sequel books in relation to Ember's life.

The book is suitable for older children and teenagers, and dare I say I can see something of the Harry Potter series about this book and its focus on one individual who although from a dysfunctional background has a natural gift for magic and the paranormal.

So I would without a doubt recommend this book if you're a fan of the mysterious and spooky mixed with adventure." -Review by Nick Bishop

~Beginning of Chapter One~
My family was everything to me; it still is, I guess. Unfortunately, my family consists of only two people now. The substance of my life was taken from me. Ripped right from under me, like a Band-Aid from a bleeding wound. The burning flesh is still tender, just like the memory. It’s a day I try not to remember, but the shattered remnant of the girl I once was…she won’t let me forget it. The image plays like a scene from a film, forcing me to relive the worst day of my life.

I wouldn’t have struggled. I’d never wanted to surrender to anyone before, but still, there was a memory tickling at the back of my mind.
Slowly, he began telling me everything he knew about me, right down to being able to communicate with the dead. How did he know that about me? I knew nothing about him, yet we somehow shared a past.
“Who spoke to me in the park?” My words brought us both back to reality. “Was it you? Where are we?” Questions started pouring from my mouth, “How do you know me so well?”
“No, that wasn’t me, Ember.” Zeb paused, then smiled at my puzzled look and continued on to answer another question. “I have known you since 1896.”
My eyes widened in disbelief. “That’s…impossible.” I pushed it aside, believing he had simply misspoken.

Zeb had a look of hesitancy. “Now wait, I know that sounds weird, but let me finish, please. We are in…what’s the correct term?” He lightly tapped his chin, pondering his own question, as if it mattered. “Ah yes, the afterlife.”

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Author Info:
Having written her first paranormal fantasy book at the age of forty-three, Margaret Daly has started a wonderful trilogy. Margaret took her life's encounters and crossed a bridge to a world filled with untamed power and endless possibilities.
Being raised in the hills of West Sparta, New York, Margaret lost her home and everything in it to fire at a young age. She dove into the dark world as a teenager and from there on spent most of her life wrapped up in unfortunate situations from bad choices. Margaret learned some things aren't what you expect; some things end up being more.
Now, with her loving husband and four children, a family full of support and love, she has managed to overcome all the oddities thrown at her. Becoming the published author she once dreamed of being as a child but lost track of during this journey we call life.
Margaret is also currently working as an online book publicist and marketing coordinator with Rukia Publishing Book Promotions (Sarah Jane Butfield). She loves her job and the interaction she is able to have with her fellow Indie Authors!
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book and I on your blog today!