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Today I’m on the ‘Two Truths’ blogtour, organized by Zooloo’s Book Tours.
To promote this book I have an excerpt, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.
About the Author :
Dana C Carver was born in 1972 in Columbus, Ohio. She wrote her first book at seven years old and won the school’s “super writer” award, and has been writing ever since.
She has a degree in psychology with a minor in creative writing from the University of Cincinnati, and did her post-graduate studies in physiology at Portland State University.
Currently she works as a program manager and coach, helping organizations to implement and evaluate change initiatives. She is the Chair of the Good Programmes Trust, home of the award winning GoodYarn program, which has seen nearly 7000 people educated in mental health and wellness.
Previously, she owned her own coaching and training studio, which operated for over a decade serving nearly 400 clients.
She now lives on a Dairy farm in the South Island of New Zealand with her husband, Tony, and is blessed with three step-children, a foster-daughter and two grand-daughters
Mind reading, gods, gifts, truth, danger …
“Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow meets Dan Brown’s The Davinci Code”
After the mysterious death of her husband, Renee Morgan is determined to protect her three daughters, forcing her to face a history she has spent a lifetime avoiding.
Groomed by her father to join the most elite of secret societies, Brett knows she is destined for something great. But her ambition demands a high price.
Sara is ready to avenge her father at any cost. When she finds herself swept up in conspiracies and family secrets, her search for answers uncovers a primeval power.
Hadley watched her father die and now he won’t leave her alone. Guided by his ghost, she begins to experience memories of past lives.
As the journeys of Renee, Brett, Sara and Hadley converge, two Truths are revealed that change everything they knew about themselves and the world they live in.
It was all wrong. Everyone was lying.
Hadley didn’t care about the lying. It was the darkness in her father’s eyes, the fear behind his words that worried her.
They weren’t going to New Zealand for his work. He was afraid of something, running from something. And her mother’s sabbatical was just a way of finding opportunity in an unfortunate situation. That was what her mother always did, tried to make the mess of her father into an opportunity.
“It’s just for six months,” her father said. “An adventure.”
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
They were having dinner. Her father had skyped Brett in and placed the tablet on the table in front of her empty chair.
“But why?” Brett’s image screeched from the laptop, her mouth forming the words slightly after they were spoken. “Why New Zealand?”
“Work calls!” He forced a smile that didn’t raise his eyebrows. “It’s a temporary placement. It’ll be fun. We can be a family again.”
“But I’m about to get tapped, Dad. Then initiation. I would miss everything. Have you forgotten?”
Sara dropped her fork loudly on the table. “I’m not going. No way.”
“Well, we’re going, girls. We leave next Thursday.”
“Next Thursday?” Sara pushed against the table and scooted her chair back. “You can’t be serious.”
“As for your initiation.” He looked toward the tablet. “You can’t go ahead with it. You need to leave before they tap you.”
“Dad, you’re making no sense,” Brett said, leaning into the screen so her face filled the square.
“You can still get out of it. You haven’t tossed any bones yet,” her father said.
“Tossed any bones?” Sara got out of her chair. “Dad, you’re being so extra tonight.”
“Get out of it?” Brett wailed. “But this is what you wanted for me! This is why I came to Yale. Dad, what’s going on?”
“I can give you more Truth than you’ll find in the Order. Walk away, come to New Zealand and I’ll explain everything.”
“Why do I have to go to New Zealand for you to tell me?”
“Because it’ll be safer there.”
Hadley noticed he said safer. Not safe.
The Magic of Wor(l)ds