Romance Promo Central is happy to welcome Mary D. Brooks to the blog. She is here to share about her book, Awakenings. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two.
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In the fourth novel in the Intertwined Souls series, Awakenings continues with Eva and Zoe’s tumultuous journey to Greece and Germany. They leave Greece with a new understanding of the past and a renewed purpose for their lives. In Germany they discover unknown secrets and gifts that span generations. With hidden truths uncovered and a peek of their future, they can now work toward making their once impossible dreams come true.
Awakenings can be purchased from:
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Mary D. Brooks lives in Australia and has been writing for forty years and has published short fiction stories for various Australian magazines and some non fiction pieces before she turned her attention to the Intertwined Souls series. Her first novel was In the Blood of the Greeks which was quickly followed by Where Shadows Linger and Full Circle. She now continues the series with Hidden Truths, Awakenings and the soon to be released No Good Deed.. When she’s not writing, she’s a graphic and web designer, travels when the travel bug hits and is chief editor for various multimedia sites.
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QUESTIONS. QUESTIONS AND more questions circulated like an out of control carousel in Eva Haralambos’ mind. She blinked in the semi-darkness of the bedroom. She was trying to get to sleep, but the turmoil in her mind prevented her from attaining that elusive goal.
Her back. The pain from her back intensified the longer she stayed in bed. No matter which position she tried, she was unable to achieve any respite. The legacy of her father’s brutal beating and mistreatment was a constant reminder of what she had been through. The nightmares had increased, and her dislike for painkillers or drugs of any kind only made the situation worse. There was no relief.
Eva turned to glance at Zoe, sleeping beside her. Eva had met Zoe Lambros in 1942 in Larissa, Greece, and Zoe had saved her life two years later. Zoe, the redheaded whirlwind, whose childhood had been ripped away from her when the Germans invaded her sleepy town, was the love of her life. Zoe had become a courageous member of the Resistance and together they worked against the Germans to aid the Jews. That was the start of their story, a story that had taken them to Australia to build a new life for themselves.
They were back where it all began for her and Zoe, back in the village that she despised, and back in the place that almost killed her. Larissa had changed Eva’s life in 1944, and now, six years later, once again revealed one unexpected piece of a puzzle that she was not even aware was missing.
Theresa Rosa. Her aunt Tessa. The woman that her family thought had perished in a fire before Eva was born, was alive. This revelation led to more astonishing news. Her aunt was gifted in a way Eva would never have anticipated or thought possible if she hadn’t seen the evidence. Tessa’s gifts were a blessing or a curse depending on how one interpreted them. Being able to see into the future with such clarity was disturbing and frightening.
How did Tessa cope with knowing the pain and anguish of what was to come for someone who wasn’t even born?
Was God playing some sort of bitter and twisted game?
Was Eva cursed as well with these gifts?
Eva’s life had been one of privilege until the Night of Broken Glass, and then fate threw her into a world where revulsion and torture became her reality. To her horror, she ended up in war-torn little Greek village that became her hell on earth—she was despised by her step-father and villagers
With a grunt, she threw the blanket off her legs and quietly got out of bed. The bed squeaked but the noise didn’t wake Zoe. She put on her robe and stood at the foot of the bed, watching Zoe sleep for a moment before she turned and slipped out of the room.
Fate was laughing at her again and she was powerless to stop whatever was heading her way.
If only she knew what the fates had in store for her.