Authors Showcase: Destiny’s Gate by Lee Bice Matheson and J. R. Matheson
January 18, 2015
The Book: Destiny’s Gate
The Authors: Lee Bice Matheson and J. R. Matheson
The Story: Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.
Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution.
But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity?
Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.
About Lee Bice-Matheson:
Lee Bice-Matheson is the author of Wake Me Up Inside, Book One in the Paige Maddison Series, and is the recipient of the Literacy Award from the Readers’ Advisory Panel of Orillia Public Library. She has also contributed narratives to The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings. Lee is passionate about exploring ghosts, spirituality, family relationships, and higher awareness in her writing. She found inspiration for the Paige Maddison Series through the encouragement of her beloved son and co-author, J. R. Matheson, and her husband and best friend, Kevin. Lee, a former Information Specialist, works alongside her husband in his Chiropractic Clinic. Lee loves being out in nature and the only thing to keep her inside is her love of writing. She can be followed online @ http://leebicematheson.ca, www.twitter.com/BiceMatheson, www.facebook.com/leebicematheson.
About J. R. Matheson:
Collaborating author J. R. Matheson is a student attending McGill University. Currently in his fourth year, he is working toward his Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology with a biotechnology minor. A dedicated, talented, and gifted individual, he has a driving passion to help those who suffer from agoraphobia and anxiety. J. R. has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoys living healthfully by eating right, exercising, and thinking positive. J. R. also loves watching horror movies, reading fantasy novels, and spending quality time with his dog, Abby. Follow Justin on Twitter @ www.twitter.com/justinrmatheson
Review by Mark:
This creative, fantasy-adventure novel is actually a how-to handbook on learning to conquer all evil forces with love. Spiritual people, lightworkers and angels all do their part to make the world a better place for all. The dark, evil forces however, try to lure people with greed and ego who have low energy and poor role models in their lives. Paige is a lovely spiritual person who cares about everyone, but after turning seventeen she realizes she is developing abilities for helping anyone in need through the powers of love and being fair to all.
Lee Bice-Matheson and J.R. Matheson lead the readers along a classic story of learning to overcome evil with nothing but love and perseverance. The story has the perfect mix of descriptive, action sequences with quiet times of introspection and unique idiosyncrasies of Paige’s personality. She is quite the character! There are twists and turns that will shock the reader. This is one book you do not want to miss!