Author: Angie Skelhorn
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal
Publisher: Eternal Press
Release Date: Oct 1 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
There is support from the unseen to guide our lives on Earth.
Carm, a wholesome farm girl, marries her first love and then abandons everything she knows. After six weeks of marriage, a devastating storm kills her husband, widowing her. In a strange city, torn by her loss—young, scared, and with no resources she lives a life she wasn't ready for. Her emotions fall extremely low. To make it comfortable to live in her own skin, she self-medicates with drugs and alcohol. She is pushed to the edge as her relationships become tremulous.
Haunted by her deceased husband and introduced to a witch, Gretchen, she sees past the darkness. Carm discovers, with the aid of witchcraft, how to accept the past, celebrate the present, and anticipate the future.
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Carm stayed close to Paige beneath the glow of the huge buildings lighting their way in the club district. Paige swung the door of a dance club open, gesturing with her hand to follow. The pulsating beat from the music struck Carm as she pushed through the crowd, drinking and acting out of control. The moving, bright, colorful lights blinded her.
Paige leaned over the bar and planted a big kiss on the bartender’s cheek. “Hot spot tonight, Thomas,” she shouted.
Thomas held her tight before he pulled away. “It’s the place to be! Vodka and cranberry?” He grinned.
“Four.” She beamed. She removed her wool jacket and handed it to him. “Give him your coat, Carm. He’ll hold it behind the bar for you.”
“Nice to see you again, Carm,” he said, taking her outer wear. He handed her two drinks. She bit her lip, looking at him—tanned and wearing a black, body-hugging T-shirt and slim black jeans. She rolled her eyes, watching the effect he had on the women who waited to order. The roving, bright, colorful lights continued to blind Carm as she glanced around the room filled with numb or over-stimulated people who laughed, sang, talked, and danced to the thumping music among the cluttered Christmas decorations. She saw Philip take a step toward her. Her heart stopped, and every muscle in her body tightened. Carm tried to keep her composure as her entire insides buzzed from all the narcotics. Philip grabbed her arms, pulling her close to him.
“You sure look hot!” he whispered in her ear.
She stood frozen, pressed against his expensive, scented shirt.
He took her face in his hands, pulling his face to hers for a kiss.
Carm struggled against the strength of his upper body. Pushing him away, she spilled her vodka and cranberry. She broke free, exchanging a glance with Roxy, who downed her drink and clunked the glass down on the table.
She spotted Paige waving in her direction, and then pointed to the restroom, waiting for her to follow. Carm, her hands trembling and carrying her drinks, pushed her way through the crowd, heading toward her.
My name is Angie Skelhorn. I am the fifth child born into a farming family located south of Peterborough, ON. Canada.
My interests include tarot, and other forms of divination, astrology, spirituality, mythology and harness racing. I gear my writing toward Witchcraft and Spiritualism. I've been published in Circle Sanctuary Magazine and online at Witchvox, Witches and Pagans and Global Goddess. My paranormal, magic and realism book Severed Ties - Publisher, Damnation Books- book launched December 2012.
I'm delighted to announce my contemporary women's fiction book At the Edge is published by Eternal Press.