Something strange was going on in Lily Dale. Marena Jacobs went there to search for the only man she would ever love. David had vanished and she was beginning to think he was gone forever. The small scrap of paper with angelic script on it was all she had to go on.
Gabe, a man with psychic abilities, befriends Marena and they stumble upon an incredible secret about the town’s people no one would ever believe.
Gabe’s abilities are no match for Samuel’s though, who has powers of his own. He is from an ancient sect of fallen angels called the Nephilim, and the one goal he has is to seduce Marena and destroy the love she has for David. You will believe that true love never dies.
My mind starts racing, and suddenly, I wanted to get out of this situation before it got any worse.
I realize I can stay in the tub all night, or get on with the evening, and ask him to help me. I swallow my pride. I become flustered but I try to sound calm.
“It’s nice to meet you David. I seem to be stuck in the tub. I’ve been in an accident, and my knee hasn’t quite healed yet. Could you help me out?”
I’m glad if I had to be stuck in an embarrassing predicament, that it’s a blind man who has come to my rescue.
The absurdity of the situation puts a blush on my face. Before I could dwell on it too much, he comes over and lifts me out of the tub, into his arms. I’m getting him wet, but he doesn’t seem to mind. As he holds me, his eyes never once look towards my face, or down at my body. Despite the fact, he seems unaffected by my nakedness; my body chooses to respond against my will. A flush of excitement takes me by surprise. He is incredibly strong and the most masculine type of male I’d seen in a long time.
Debra Jayne East was born the oldest of six girls in Martinsville, Virginia. For as long as she could remember, she loved to keep journals, write poetry and short stories. She researched her family tree and suddenly she understood why. Her distant relative, Violet Florence Martin was an Irish author, born in 1862, who co-wrote a series of novels with cousin Edith Somerville under the pen name of Martin Ross in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Learning about her heritage encouraged her to follow her dreams. After she encountered a near-death experience during a routine surgery, she realized her time had come to follow her heart and realize her calling to be a writer. Her first novel, Radiance:Love after Death was released by XOXO Publishing in June of last year.
Debra lives in North Carolina close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoys photography, volunteering and spending time with her family. Currently, she is releasing a new paranormal romance called Crimson Snow and also working on a science fiction novel.
Ms. East loves to set her stories in the rural areas surrounding her home. The idea came to her for her first book when after a long depression from the break up of her marriage, she found a crooked heart-shaped stone in the grass near by. It reminded her that even though hearts get broken and scarred from loss that they are still capable of love. Finding the stone renewed her will to go on, and she realized it had a message for anyone recovering from heart break. She passes that message on in Marena Jacobs, her gutsy endearing heroine in Radiance:Love after Death. She hopes her readers will take to heart the wonderful message of a crooked heart-shaped stone that saved her life and inspired a book.