What happens after we die? A vindictive ex-girlfriend (maybe, who knows?) is responsible for the death of happy lovers; Phil and Lillian. One minute they're celebrating the possibility of a long life together, the next they're contemplating eternity in the hospital where they die. Shenanigans ensue as they try to fit in with post-death society. What are the norms, who makes the rules and who can they ask about being taken to the leader. Can they still love each other and remain lovers in this brave new non-world? These are just some of the questions that Phil and Lillian are confronted with. Oh if only they'd appreciated contemplating their navels more when they were alive! Now there's no choice, danger approaches and they must be in with the right people before it comes...or else.
And then there was this little interlude that was supposed to stir up interest and tie up loose ends. It contained quite a few surprises; even for me.
The swamps of Louisiana and Le Marais in particular hold many secrets; or is it Mama Ruth who owns the secrets and the swamp just holds them for her? Its alive though, with the past and the present and the future all colliding in one place; almost in one person. Mya Devereux. She's in the eye of the storm, the centre of this cosmic dart board...and she has no clue. She's just worried about passing Chemistry. Leo's not worried about anything. He has it all figured out. Phil and Lillian can only watch and comment. Too bad they're ghosts so popcorn is out.
And then came the Beast: Child of Destiny. My first born book child; love of my life.
This is a typical love story. Boy meets Girl. Boy’s girlfriend falls in magic pool, almost drowns and has to be saved by spell done by Girl. Only catch is, Girl has to have experienced passion to perform spell so naturally Boy obliges. And they live happily ever after…or do they? A couple of snags are hit along the way including the fact that Boy’s girlfriend is a borderline sociopath who happens to have all the money Boy could want. Girl on the other hand, does not; furthermore she lives on the fringes of society and practises magic. In other words, she’s weird. Boy is not weird; he is popular and handsome and the star basketball player of the school. Under ‘Most Unlikely Couple on the Planet’ in the yearbook, is a picture of these two – Leo and Mya. Yet; where did the pool come from? How strange that a piece of magic involving this unlikely pairing had to be performed. Is everything as it seems or is there more bubbling under the surface than previously imagined? At the end of the day, the question on everyone’s mind is…’does magic really exist?’ Even more pressing is the question of the potency of that most mysterious and most powerful of all magic…Love.
And then we have the Bulitia story which is little more than a coda which explores one of the characters in greater detail and is available from tomorrow, free of charge, on smashwords.