Spotlight: Silently Still by Julieanne Lynch

Title: Silently Still
Author: Julieanne Lynch
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Young Adult Coming of Age
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: May 19 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print

Everyone is entitled to making their own choices in life, but a decision can make or break you. For Jacinta Kelly, hers came in the form of running away from everything that reminded her of her roots.
Living in rural Ireland was hard enough, but living with her mother’s mental illness and her obsession with her garden took its toll. One winter, the world as she knows it changes. Jacinta becomes aware of her own mortality, and how fragile her existence truly is.
Alone and frightened; to live or die, the choice is hers.

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The salty water coursed down her throat as she went under for the third time. Flailing her arms, she struggled to the surface, gasping for breath, trying to find something to grab a hold of.
It was pointless. The relentless current tugged at her legs, pulling her under. Wave after wave crashed down on her head, making her tread harder. Her heart resounded in her head. When she finally grew tired, her legs felt heavy and numb.
This was it. That singular fleeting moment in her life when she felt at peace.
She felt nothing else. No pain. No anger. No grief. Just harmony.
An ethereal silence and warmth wrapped itself around her, a sensation like nothing she had experienced before. A weightless feeling, void of the burdens that had weighed her down, surrounded her.
It felt both heavenly and majestic. As if the sun’s rays radiated down on her, easing the chill of the night, setting her free from the hurt, the sorrow, and the taste of the sea.
It was then that everything became silently still.

Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she works on novels full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and is thankful for each day she lives her dream.

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