Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
Khaya’s life, a life the Order say was never meant to be, is thrown into turmoil when she discovers she has a second ability. The Company who employs people like her – with rare and special abilities – insists that having more than one inevitably leads down a dark spiral into madness. So they are watching and waiting, ready to terminate her at the first sign of trouble.
Now, on the run from the Company’s agents while trying to prove her sanity, Khaya realises they are not the only ones she should fear. Angels are working towards her demise as well.
The question that haunts her is this: What did she do that was terrible enough to elicit the wrath of angels? And can she trust the mysterious Derrin, or is he the cause of all her tribulations?
“What do you mean he’s working with people who want to do me harm?”
Derrin stood by the cobweb covered windows. He peered outside. “Midnight,” he said.
She shivered. She’d escaped for now, but what did that mean for her future?
“I’ve seen them,” he said.
“Brier. I’ve seen him with Heran.”
“Who is Heran?”
After a pause, he said, “He’s also an angel.”
“Of sorts,” she said with a cocked eyebrow, pulling the scar above her eye tight.
“I thought angels are meant to be good.”
“They are, for the most part.” He wished he could tell her everything. But, she would never trust him if she knew what he was.
“Why are you helping me?”
“I’ve told you. I was a friend of Merrit’s.” He knew that Merrit’s ability was to see spirits. Derrin hoped she would believe that meant Merrit had been able to see him.
“Right. That still doesn’t explain why you are helping me.”
“I sympathise. I know what it’s like to be persecuted for things that you have no control over.”
He ran a hand through his curly black hair. “That is a tale for another time.”
For a moment he thought she was going to push for more, but then she pursed her lips. “What do we do now then?” she said instead. “We can’t stay here for ever.”
“One step at a time. Tonight, we rest and tomorrow we prepare.”
“Prepare for what?”
“To fight angels.”
I then completed my schooling through a correspondence course from South Africa. This challenging time taught me a lot of self-discipline and determination. Qualities that have been invaluable while writing my first novel.
In 2004 I started studying optometry at Aston University in Birmingham, UK and currently I live and work as an optician in Kent.
In 2008, I married my wonderful husband, Tor. He has been such an amazing support and wealth of internet wizardry from when I started writing through to designing a cover for Book of Remembrance, to publishing my book on amazon as well as setting up this website. I cannot thank him enough.
Reading has always been one of my passions. I have fond memories of trawling through the library aged five (yes I was a geek from a young age!). More recently, I found myself wondering about the process writers must go through to complete a novel. I started thinking about how they would go about planning out a story and keeping track of all the various aspects of it. Finally, I decided to try my theories out. I have not looked back since!
I started writing Book of Remembrance end of May 2011 and finished it in December 2011. Since then, I have self-published it as an e-book on amazon. I have also started writing the follow up novel, which is untitled at the moment.