From the author that brought you "Beyond the Eyes" is her newest release "Dark Spirits". If you have not had a chance to read this book, put down the book you are reading and open the cover. From here, you will not be able to stop yourself as you are taken through the world of the dark spirits with twists and turns and events that will surprise you. Don't miss this captivating and thrilling paranormal tale of love and war.

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Now immortal, Paige is emotionally and physically stronger than ever. She must find the location of the ancient incantations to prevent mass genocide. But the war against good and evil is spawning another war–a battle between the dark spirits themselves. Paige is saddled in the center of both growing revolutions and is ready to take on the dark forces. But Nathan’s overprotectiveness prevents her from taking action, and he’s hiding things.

 Paige’s personal life gets more complicated when Brayden arrives back in town and offers the equal partnership she desperately craves from Nathan. Then there’s Carrie and Tree, her two best friends and only family she has left. Unfortunate circumstances thrust them into Paige’s dark world, giving her no choice but to allow Nathan to arm them with combat techniques in hope they’ll be able to protect themselves.

 Meanwhile, Paige is having visions and discovering abilities she was unaware of. When Anwar comes to visit, his weird behavior alarms her. Could he be turning to the dark side?

 Time is running out. Paige not only needs to find the incantations but also to untangle the bands around her heart and make a decision that could leave her with a life worse than death–a life of betrayal from the ones she trusted most.

 “Even more thrilling than the first. This is a captivating series you won’t put down and will leave you hungry for more.”–Felicia Tatum, author of The White Aura “Paige is a strong courageous character and Dark Spirits will make your heart pound with the emotion and action!”–Julie Huss author of the I Am Just Junco series

 And if by some random chance you missed her preview novel "Beyond the Eyes", what are you waiting for? Do I have to drag you to get it myself?!? This isn't simply another paranormal tale. There is possibly nothing out there more real to life as this series is (well...as real as it can be). Stop procrastinating!!

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Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

 After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

 Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

 And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her.

 Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.

“A thrilling, wholly satisfying first book to a new young adult series. It will keep you wanting more.” –Valentina Cano,  Carabosse’s Library

 “Beyond the Eyes is haunting yet passionate. This breakout novel is quick and hip, a saucy must-read.”–Charles Land, Judas Pistol

 Author Interview:

     1.  What are your ambitions for your writing career?

To evolve into a fantastical story teller/writer and to write for a living.

     2.  Which writers inspire you?

George Orwell, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, and Stephen King.

     3.  What have you written? (*Include books, novellas, short stories, poems, blogs, awards, or anything of interest*)

The first book I wrote but is not published is called, Through The Looking Glass. And then I wrote and published two books in my YA paranormal trilogy. Book #1 Beyond the Eyes and book #2 Dark Spirits. The third one (The Devil’s Third) will be published at the end of this year, maybe sooner.  I wrote several short stories. One of them is called, An Unexpected Future. I’ve written several articles & poems. I have a blog called, Wandering Thoughts of A Writer.  http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com

     4.  Give us some insight into the main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

The main character in my Beyond the Eyes trilogy is Paige Reed. In the first book she’s 17 and have been hearing premonitions from a ghostly voice since the age of 4.  She has extraordinary abilities she’s not aware of in the first book. Also in the first book, she has a lot of emotional issues she needs to face and overcome before she can move on to the next phase in her life.

     5.  What are you working on right now?

I’m working on The Devil’s Third, and I’m hoping to finish the rough draft by the end of June.

     6.  What genre are your books?

YA paranormal with crossover potential.

     7.  What draws you to this genre?

I still feel like a teenager, and I grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. My parents were investigators, which is why I’m fascinated by the unknown.

     8.  Have you written any other novels in collaboration with any other authors?

No.

     9.  When did you decide to become an author?

When I was 14, however, I didn’t pursue it until years later.

     10.  Why do you write?

It makes me happy.

     11.  Do you have a special time you write or how is your day structured?

I write whenever I can. I get up extra early in the morning to write before work, and then I write at night.

     12.  Where do your ideas come from?

The Universe and personal experiences.

     13.  What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

The research. I love history and to learn about things, but it sucks up a lot of time–time I seem to have very little of lately.

     14.  What is the easiest thing about writing?

When I get into the “zone” and the writing flows out of me. Also, since I know my characters, it makes it easier for me to write about them, and it’s fun when they surprise me.

     15.  How long on average does it take you to write a book?

3 months.

     16.  Do you ever get writer’s block?

Yes.

     17.  How many more books do you plan to be in this series?

Well, The Devil’s Third is supposed to be the last one, however, I’ve written this trilogy in such a way that it can go on and on and on, without getting stale. If by some miracle it explodes into extreme success and the readers want more, then I’ll continue with it. If not, after The Devil’s Third, I plan to write a novella about Paige traveling through different realms with her guide, to get a better understanding about herself and us as spiritual beings.

     18.  What project are you working on now?

I’m working on finishing up the rough draft to The Devil’s Third.

     19.  Who designs your book covers?

Stephanie Flint.

     20.  How are you published (*i.e. indie, traditional, or both) and why?

I could have taken the traditional route, but decided to go indie instead. There are many reasons why, like I have complete creative control, get more royalties, I can write what I want, and my books will never get pulled from the shelves.

     21.  What would you say are the main advantages/disadvantages about being self-published/traditional publishing?

Advantages to self-publishing is just like I said in my above answer. The disadvantage is it’s time consuming and frankly I much rather write my books then spend time marketing them. However, writers who take the traditional route, also have to market their own books. I think the advantage of traditionally publishing your book is you have more time to write and do get some help in marketing it.

     22.  How do you market your books?

I use social media in anyway I can: twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, etc. I ask people to review my books. I also do giveaways and blog tours.

     23.  How did you choose this route?

I did a lot of research and soul searching.

     24.  Do you have any advice for other authors taking the same route as you?

Write what you love. Don’t worry about what the trend is at the moment. Write and read a lot. When you first write your story, don’t fret about it–just get the story out. Don’t worry about edits or if it sucks. After you’re done with your rough draft, then you can rewrite the parts you’re unhappy with. Everybody’s first draft is unsatisfactory. Oh, and do a lot of research about the literary world, so you can learn how it works and what to do.

     25.  Do you have a strategy for finding book reviewers?

Not really. I find them through social media liked Goodreads and Facebook.

     26.  Do you have any amusing stories from your adventures in the writing world?

Not that I can think of, except for people I don’t even know stopping me in public to tell me how much they love my book(s) and some will ask me about my characters. This one guy had stopped me at the grocery store to tell me he read Dark Spirits. He then told me he can never look at toilets the same way again. LOL. You’ll have to read it to know what he was talking about, but he was referring to Nathan and what he did to Aosoth.

     27.  What are your views on social networking for marketing? Which worked best for you?

I think social networking is good. Honestly, I suck at marketing, but I think I’m getting better at it. Right now, I think what’s working best for me is Facebook. I’m still learning, though, but one day I’ll have it all down to a science and know what works best to spread-the-word and sell my books.

     28.  Did you make any marketing mistakes or is there anything you would avoid in the future?

Yes, spending too much time on web sites that I thought would be beneficial and wasn’t. To only join the ones I know I’ll participate in and will be helpful to me.

     29.  What is your favorite motivational phrase?

Risk is the hinge on which productivity turns; if we aren’t in danger of failing, we aren’t growing. When we let fear prevent us from taking steps that could bring our writing dreams closer, we limit our opportunity to succeed.

     30.  What is your favorite book and why?

I have lots of them! George Orwell 1984 is one of my old time favorites because it was written well and hauntingly true to what is going on today in our society.

     31.  Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

Have 10 books or more published, living out in the country in the house I want and writing for a living.

     32.  What advice would you give to your younger self?

Good question. I’d tell my younger say, you’re not worthless. If you care what other people say or think about you, you become their prisoner. You deserve whatever your heart desires. I know you love to write, so write that book and never give up. Believe in yourself, even if other people don’t believe in you. F %@# them! The people who truly love you, will support you. It doesn’t matter what other people think. What matters is what YOU think. Thoughts become things, so change your self-defeating thoughts into positive ones . . . Yeah, I would have a long ass conversation with myself. That’s for sure. :)

     33.  How can readers discover more about you?

Blog: http://themusingwriter.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RebekkahFord2012

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/RebekkahFord

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/rebekkahford/

Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/Rebekkah-Ford/e/B00896OMB0/

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Rebekkah

Book links: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Spirits-Beyond-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00BEKJ9VG

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-the-Eyes-ebook/dp/B0088JF7HQ

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6180865.Rebekkah_Ford

     34.  To end: Give us three Good to Know things about you. Be creative.

When I was a teenager, my friend and I would go to a graveyard at midnight and have a picnic. I have a stuffed raccoon named Coonie, my best friend gave to me when I was 14 and going through a difficult time. He’s always on my bed, and when I’m feeling sad, I hold him. I love getting into deep, mind-blowing conversations, and I’m fortunate enough that my husband does too. One of these days, we’re going to discover some of the secrets of the Universe. :)

Don't miss her upcoming release of "The Devil's Third". But before then, don't wait any longer to get your hands on these gripping tales that will leave you desperate for more!!

 
 
 
Title: Beyond the Eyes
Author: Rebekkah Ford
Genre: Paranormal Romance





Blurb:

Paige knows evil exists in this world, but she never imagined it would want something from her.

After a ghostly voice whispers a haunting message to seventeen-year-old Paige Reed, Paige’s life takes a nightmarish turn. Unwilling to tell her friends about the supernatural occurrences happening in her life, Paige feels more alone than ever–until she meets Nathan Caswell.

Nathan is not only hot, but seems to peer into Paige’s soul, evoking a magnetic energy between them that cannot be denied. But he’s no ordinary guy. He tracks dark spirits, and becomes alarmed when they set their sights on Paige.

And then there are the two power-hungry dark spirits who believe Paige can find King Solomon’s magical ring for them, because when her father was alive, he was close to finding it. If Paige doesn’t comply with their demands, they’ll kill her. 

Paige is forced to dig deep into her father’s past and unearths shocking secrets about him and his bloodline. With the past and present colliding, Paige is only sure about two things in her life: she needs to outwit the dark spirits to stay alive, and she’s completely and helplessly in love with Nathan.


This review is about the book Beyond the Eyes by Rebekkah Ford. This book is about a girl, Paige, that has gotten premonitions since she was young. Her mother isn’t around much but she meets a man named Nathan who turns out to be someone she never could have imagined.

Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal. Her parents' Charles and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio, back in the 1970s. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to UFO's. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write stories dealing with the paranormal. At one point in her life, she thought she wanted to be a journalist, and although she enjoyed writing articles, she quickly discovered her real passion was writing fiction. Her fascination with the paranormal is what led her to write the 'Beyond the Eyes' trilogy.

The book promises a thrilling first book in a new YA series. It definitely holds up its promise. I could not put this book down. I am so glad there will be follow up books to this as I can’t get enough.

I did have some pitfalls to this book. Where I knew this was YA, the constant “feelings” between Nathan and Paige are distracting. I feel that it takes away from the plot and the book as a whole. I started to feel like I was starting to slide the slippery “Twilight” slope. Also, I am used to the change scenes being a little better notated. Whenever the scene changed, a new paragraph started. There should be a more noticeable break as some readers can get confused. There was a lot of redundancy as well. Paige had to be told quite a lot that she could die or would die, yet she never seemed to accept this and had to be told yet again. There was also an over-use of the word “shuddering”. And even though Paige constantly tells everyone how independent she is, she came off very needy; she was constantly seeking attention from the people around her. This can become a very unlikeable quality.

But, don’t get me wrong. This is a very good book and I would recommend it because even though I am picky, this was a very quick read and the plot wasn’t overdone. It was simple and sometimes you have to step away from the complicated plots and characters for a breath of fresh air.

I have to admit that when I heard YA, I instantly thought “Twilight”. I am so glad I was wrong. Where, yes, I felt like this book did tread those tracks, I didn’t feel the need to grab a rope and hang myself. Not that “Twilight” wasn’t good, I guess, if you are a teenager and feel like the whole world hates you and need supernatural beings to make you feel good about yourself. That series also was so redundant that I wanted to scream and hang myself. I, thank goodness, did not have that with this book. I actually felt it was a grown up story is a teenager’s body. The story has so much room to grow and become that bestseller that I know it can be.


To bring this to a close, don’t pass this book up. The story is great, the characters are good, and the writing is superb. I am overly critical so please read and get your own conclusions. I loved it and cannot wait to get to book 2.