Saturday, 3 August 2013

Book Spotlight ~ Forever Young Irina - Gerald Simpkins

Forever Young Irina (99)Forever Young Irina


17-year old Irina Connors is in her last year of high school. What had begun as seemingly a dream come true only three years previously has morphed into a daily grind of verbal abuse and bullying. She was offered a place in a special program wherein she is bussed from her poor neighborhood to a school in a wealthy part of Seattle and has qualified for a college scholarship if she can maintain a 3.7 GPA. As she struggles to maintain a perfect grade average she has increasingly become the favored target of malicious and cruel attacks by a clique of wealthy girls and their boyfriends.

One day the attacks go too far as her only friend is victimized too and Irina retaliates, setting in motion a chain of events that seem to shatter her life and her dreams. She crosses a threshold that takes her into a world of unbelievable danger, yet one of great promise as well if she proves worthy.

Join Irina as she sets out on the journey of a lifetime and beyond, discovering things unimaginable even while struggling with her own role in her new life. ‘Forever Young Irina ‘will captivate you and draw you in to experience the world of Vampires as you have never before seen it portrayed.

ISBN: 978-0-9665434-5-2    
ASIN: B00B860FEW   

Genre: YA/urban/paranormal/action-adventure-romance

Buy Links:  Amazon |  Smashwords

About the Author
Having had a productive career in telecommunications, I've always had a love of the written word. I have always admired those who can skillfully express feelings and events in written form. The ‘Forever Young’ vampire series is my first attempt at fiction. The only other book I have published is titled ‘Secrets of the Bible’ and it was published only as a paperback in 1989.

I love to write and I thoroughly enjoy creating characters and developing them to where my readers not only know what they look like, but what they are thinking. I include private thoughts of different individuals in my writing, always italicized so as to be easy to differentiate from dialog.

Developing a plot and filling it with shocks, surprises, humor and tenderness is a goal of mine in any novel. I fill my stories with the full range of human emotions; from true love to extreme hatred, from warm companionship to extreme rage, and from laughter to tears. Surprises and the full range of human emotions should be liberally sprinkled throughout the length of a good story in my view. That is why including the intimate private thoughts of many of the characters is important to me.

My goal is to transport the reader to a place where he or she cannot otherwise go simply by the power and influence of my words. It is my hope to nourish and refine that ability in my goal of becoming a skilled author.

I live in the southeastern United States with my wife Kathy on a country site of some fifteen acres. Our companions are our dog Meggie and twelve hens which produce the finest eggs we have ever eaten.


Other books

Forever Young The Beginning  (Forever Young #1)
Book 1 - Forever Young The Beginning


Barnes and Noble

Forever Young Birth Of A Nation  (Forever Young #2)Book 2 - Forever Young Birth of a Nation

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