Publication Date: November 14, 2012
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Adopted sisters Lana Beth and Emma Jane are polar opposites, but when the same strange ‘tattoo’ suddenly appears and winds its way up their bodies within days of each other, they soon realise there’s more to their relationship than they could ever have imagined.
Sent off to London for two weeks of ‘work experience’, the Morgan Sisters soon find themselves being initiated into the ancient Praxos Foundation, one that protects the innocent while fighting evil, both human and supernatural. At the same time, Lana Beth and Emma Jane must also investigate why the sweet but sometimes pesky ghost of Josiah Grimshaw just won’t leave them alone.
The Ghost of Josiah Grimshaw: an excerpt
The tunnel seemed cleaner, more modern, like it had only fairly recently been built. There were a few lights overhead, some that flickered off and on every few minutes. They slowly walked through it, both wondering where it would lead them.
Emma let out a deep yawn.
‘I know, me too,’ answered Lana as she couldn’t stop herself from doing the same thing. ‘It must be pretty late. It’s certainly been a long day. Hey, what was that?’ she said as she stopped suddenly, putting out an arm to prevent Emma from moving further.
She pulled them both to one side of the tunnel.
‘What?’ whispered Emma.
‘There’s something down there.’
‘Maybe it’s just Declan.’
Shaking her head, Lana put a finger over her mouth to quieten her.
‘No, it definitely wasn’t Declan. I’m sure I saw glowing red eyes in the darkness down there. It didn’t look… human, Em…’ she breathed.
‘That’s crazy, Lana. What else could it be?’
‘I don’t know. All I know is what I saw.’
‘It is dark in here, there are creepy shadows everywhere. Maybe it was just your imagination. Let’s walk a bit further and see,’ said Emma.
But as they tentatively began taking steps further down the tunnel, a deep roar echoed down towards them. They stopped, eyes wide open and looked at each other.
‘What now?’ mouthed Emma.
‘Let’s get out of here,’ whispered Lana.
Turning to make their escape, the girls were about to make a run for it when a high pitched scream pierced the air around them.
‘Oh God… someone’s in trouble down there. We’ve got to go and help,’ shouted Lana as they both turned back again and began to run towards the frightening sounds ahead.
As they rounded a corner, they were faced with something that stopped them dead in their tracks. Lana was right, whatever it was certainly didn’t look human. Well, not really. He was probably at least seven feet tall with large, wide wings that scraped the top of the tunnel. Deep set fiery red eyes turned towards them and he scowled, snarling.
A woman lay unconscious at it’s feet.
The sisters turned to look at each other as the same euphoric sensation began to bubble in their stomachs. With adrenaline pumping, they ran towards the beast. Just before they reached it, they literally ran up the sides of the tunnel and threw themselves on top of it.
But moments before they could do any damage, a bright light was shone directly onto them and the beast began to laugh. Not an evil laugh like they would have expected, but a familiar gentle chuckle…
The Algarve continues to be her home, where she lives with husband Michael, Roxy (their dog), Hermione, Robbie, Scully and Poppy (their cats) and their newest addition, Podengo, Luna.
Suzy’s career began soon after completing her A levels when she was offered the position of trainee journalist for a local English newspaper. Her love of writing developed and a few years later she moved on to become assistant editor for the region’s largest English language publisher. Since then she has also worked as the editor of one of the Algarve’s most loved monthly lifestyle magazines. Early in 2010 however, Suzy began working as a freelance writer and author. She has since completed her first three novels for young adults, Raven, December Moon and The Lost Soul, which make up The Raven Saga trilogy.
She is now busy working on a new series of books, The Morgan Sisters, which is set in England.