23403928 (1)This is a great paranormal / mythological mystery with a blend of contemporary young adult fiction and excellently researched historical fiction.
College girl Christine has these repetitive dreams that take place in the times of old Rome. They are hard to understand and frightening. While she travels in modern day Rome and visits ruins and temple sites it becomes clearer to the reader where the connection is.
I learned Latin at school and been to Rome many times. I loved the novel for this wonderful setting that Carey brings to life splendidly. The comparison between Rome then and now is something many visitors to Rome will be astonished by. Carey did a great job at bringing back those feelings and memories for me.
Most of all, though, this is a fast paced thriller and a great mystery to solve. The mythology is portrayed in a very authentic way, the characters are adorable and the plot is well thought through.
Great stuff.

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History meets mystery here in this spine tingling tale of the Supernatural where one very special young lady will uncover a dark secret about herself that had been hidden for many years and embarks on an unbelievable journey she had never signed up for.

The stars were aligned, the portals were ready and the chaos had begun. However, young Christina Ciccone was not ready to leave this lifetime. Raised in a strict Italian American home she was surrounded by love and pampered like a princess. So why had she experienced nightmares and panic attacks for so many years? What she didn’t know was that she had another family waiting for her from another lifetime. Christina recently graduated from high school and had big plans for college. While enjoying a trip to Rome with her history club the odd nightmares return and she is faced with bizarre encounters while touring many of the ancient ruins, causing her to become quite ill. She is now faced with powerful supernatural forces when one Roman goddess and her priestesses have decided this would be Christina’s last trip. They would take her to a realm where she would never return. She had not been aware that all of these mysterious events had been planned since her birth. History has its own karma and all will unfold here for Christina with an obsessive lover and Rome’s ancient cult of the Vestal Virgins vying to control her destiny. The story holds many true interesting facts on the Rome’s Vestal Virgins peppered with a most shocking Paranormal twist.

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Lorraine Carey is a veteran children’s reading specialist, teacher and an International Award-Winning Author. She has taught in many states in the US and provided reading services for students at a private school on Grand Cayman, where she lives with her husband. Five years ago she was a city gal, living in Orange County, California, where life was very different from the one she lives now. Trading in her fashionable heels for flip-flops was quite a change, but led to a lifestyle that allowed for a writing career to begin.

Her love for paranormal stories and urban legends began at a young age, when staying up all night to watch spooky movies or reading a scary book started a lifelong passion.

Published novels include: Losing Ground, a short memoir, followed by Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn, Out of the Ashes, Jonathan’s Locket and The Last Vestal Virgin. All of these novels are paranormal with a mix of historical fiction, woven with urban legends. Beloved Sacrifice is a Supernatural Thriller for Young Adults to Adults. A Rock Star Reader by Kindergarten is her most recent work. It is a self-help guide for parents on creating a successful reader and lifelong lover of literacy.

When not writing you can find Lorraine reading, beach- hopping, snorkeling, or boating around the island with her husband on their boat, the Angelica.

Here is an interview with the lovely Lorraine

 

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Mysteries of the Red Coyote Inn:

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Out of the Ashes, A Dean Banks Adventure:

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Losing Ground:

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Beloved Sacrifice:

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