Monday, September 4, 2017

Shadows of the Past

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Our friend Carmen has another spine-tingling release out. Isn't the title intriguing? Here’re the highlights:
                         Paranormal/light romance/light historical/light horror

 Blurb
Anne's relationship with her boyfriend Neil has disintegrated. After a two-year separation, they pack for a week vacation in hopes of reconciling. But fate has other plans for them.
The discovery of a bejeweled cross and ancient human bones opens a door to a new and frightening world--one where the ghost of a medieval nun named Genevieve will not let Anne rest. This new world threatens not only to ruin Anne and Neil's vacation but to end all hopes of reconciliation as Anne feels compelled to help free Genevieve's soul from its torment.
Can Anne save her relationship and help Genevieve find her eternal rest?
A touching, compelling story of tragedy, loss and the power of endless love and good magic.
The twists and turns in this paranormal tale keep the reader guessing up to the end and weave themselves together into a quest to rekindle love.
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Author Bio and links
          
Carmen Stefanescu resides in Romania, the native country of the infamous vampire  Count Dracula  where, for about 50 years of communist dictatorship, just speaking about God, faith, reincarnation or paranormal phenomena could have led someone to great trouble - the psychiatric hospital if not to prison.
          High-school teacher of English and German in her native country, and mother of two daughters, Carmen Stefanescu survived the grim years of oppression  by escaping in a parallel world, that of the books. Reading was, is and will always be her greatest hobby.
          The fall of the Ceausescu’s regime in 1989, and the opening of the country to the world meant a new beginning for her. She started publishing. Poems first, and then prose. Both in English.
          She likes to blend genres and thus she writes paranormal stories with a smidgen of mystery, history and romance. The reader will find suspense, dark themes, adventure, danger as well as sweet revenge. She calls her stories  “gothic” romance. Her writing focuses on rebirth, past life regression, karmic retribution.
          Carmen joined the volunteer staff at Marketing For Romance Writers Author blog and is the coordinator of #Thursday13 posts.
Author Carmen Stefanescu's Links
http://shadowspastmystery.blogspot.ro/
http://carmenstefanescu.simplesite.com/
https://twitter.com/Carmen_Books Carmen_Books
http://www.pinterest.com/carmens007/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carmen-Stefanescu-Books/499245716760283
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6624397.Carmen_Stefanescu
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Carmen+Stefanescu&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Carmen+Stefanescu&sort=relevancerank
http://coldcoffeecafe.com/profile/CarmenStefanescu
Other books by Carmen:
Till Life Do Us Part
https://www.amazon.com/Till-Life-Do-Us-Part/dp/1625263856/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484307781&sr=8-1&keywords=Till+life+do+us+part
Dracula’s Mistress
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNW7RXD/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489663418&sr=1-1
Dracula’s Prodigy
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071KVQ48W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1493232015&sr=1-1

Note:
Our friend is currently facing health challenges and could use any positive thoughts and energy you can send her way.




Happy Labor Day, All.

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42 comments:

  1. The book sounds good, and all the best to Carmen! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. If you enjoy ghost stories, karmic retribution, a tad of romance spanning centuries you will like Shadows of the Past, too!
      Thank you for the wishes!

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  2. This sounds wonderful. I hope Carmen's health improves in time to see what a success this book will surely be.

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  3. May your words reach God's ears!
    I am happy you think the book will be a success!
    Thank you for leaving a comment!

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  4. Congratulations Carmen. As a complete and unashamed bookaholic I love books that cross genres and wish you heaps of success - and MUCH better health.

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    1. I am glad to hear it. Inded Shadows of the Past is a blend of history, romance, paranormal(soft horror-ghosts.
      Thank you for the wishes!

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    2. When it comes to historical paranormal Carmen is genius.

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    1. Thank you, greatly, Regine!
      I need all the best thoughts right now.

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  6. Definitely has so much of what attracts me to books. I am intrigued to say the least!
    Sending her healing thoughts and prayers~

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    1. I am so glad to her you find Shadows of the Past interesting, Jan!
      Thank you for the healing thoughts and prayers! I am grateful!

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  7. Sounds interesting. Congrats to Carmen! So sorry to hear about her health challenges. :-(

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    1. I am glad you find my story interesting Stephanie. Thank you for the comment~

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    2. I'm looking forward to the read:)

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  8. Congrats indeed! Hopefully the health stuff heads for the upswing soon.

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    1. Thank you Pat! I do hope the same. Being hopeless would be a disaster.

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  9. Congrats to Carmen and I hope she begins to feel better.

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    1. Thank you, Jamie!
      I have, at least, something to take my mind from my health issue.

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    1. A big Thank you Sharon!
      I need all the good vibes and healing thoughts right now. I do believe in miracles. Why not think I will experience one?

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  11. Thank you, Sandra, for hosting Shadows of the Past on your friendly blog!
    And I thank all your friends here for theier kind thoughts and wishes!

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  12. My pleasure, Carmen. I'm looking forward to a wonderful read.

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  13. Kudos Carmen and what a fab idea to blend genres for our delight, particularly with mystery. God is a healer, so I'm saying prayers for that right now. Super Sandra, I hope your Labor Day is full of cheeseburgers, hotdogs and fun! Hugs...RO

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    1. And a happy Labor Day to you, Rockin Ro:)

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    2. Thank you, Ro! God bless your kind heart!
      Happy Labor Day!

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  14. Congrats to Carmen and her book. It sounds like King Arthur may be part of this:)

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    1. I hope to be finding out soon!:)
      Hope you're feeling perky, Birgit.
      Hugs,

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    2. Thank you, Birgist! Not exactly but it's linked to real events in British history.

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  15. Oh, it DOES sound intriguing! Three cheers to Carmen -- best wishes for a big success!

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    1. Thank you, Jeanie!
      It is an intriguing story, indeed.

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    2. Indeed! Happy Labor Day, Jeanie.

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  16. Romania-inspired, indeed. I loved seeing the picture of the tiny church, too. Very evocative. I wanted to step inside.

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  17. Sounds and looks a good book.
    Hope you feel better soon.

    All the best Jan

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  18. I think this book sounds wonderful! I think it will be a success!
    Congrats Carmen! Sending you healing prayers Carmen!
    Big Hugs Sandra!

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