A finalist for the 2012 The Word Guild Awards, Novel – Futuristic Category, this is a novel about evil, betrayed friendship, and the fight for identity.
“She doesn’t know how long she’s been lying on the couch. She pushes herself up and walks over to her staircase in the dark and flips the light switch. Fluorescent light floods the upper hallway, revealing Smokey sitting at the top bathed in the reflected glow of the violet walls, blinking inscrutably at her. Up she ascends, one step at a time, to her music room as Smokey descends quickly and disappears. The house is so quiet; she needs to hear music, feel the smooth keys under her long, delicate fingers as she plays Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata.…
But first where is middle C?” (quoted from She)
An entity from nothing space and time invades a young Toronto songwriter, consuming her, changing her into his image forever. She fights to resist him, to expel him. And in doing so, she discovers where evil really resides, all to the background of her favourite music, compiled in a YouTube playlist for your listening pleasure. Change up your reading experience by listening to each video as you read the chapters they’re mentioned in.
She is the eternal tale of betrayal and friendship – with an evil entity thrown into the mix. Akaesman is that evil entity. From nothing space and time, Akaesman lurks in his dominion, waiting, watching through his peephole into our world for the right prey. And when he spots a good one, he forces himself into our space and time, evading the Akaesman patrol, violently invading his chosen one. He overtakes everyone, one by one, male and female, changing them forever into his image, evil just like him.
But the young songwriter and her fiancé, enjoying the end of their road trip, have never heard of Akaesman. On the eve of the summer solstice, they fly home to Toronto down a local highway past slumbering fields, toward a thick starlight-sucking forest, oblivious of their destination: Akaesman. He comes out of a green neon wind. He smacks their car; he cracks the window; he’s in her. Her songwriting career is dead. Her name is gone.
When she learns of his presence, she resists him; she wrestles with him; she seeks help in her battle. But no one can help cure the evil that is feeding off of her. And when her friends and fiancé turn their backs on her, she realizes the worst type of evil: betrayal.
On Goodreads.com, member Shane Porteous states, “Put simply, this is the best urban fantasy story that I have ever read period….One of [its] greatest attributes is how mysterious everything is within its pages. ‘She’ is a tale that will entice from the very first word right to the very last.”
She is available in paperback and ebook formats. It was a finalist in the 2012 Word Guild Awards. It is available at all major retailers.
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