The Spirit Within by Sheila Parker
A love story….a fantasy work…and an all too real horror story familiar to many young women.
College student, Cassandra Blakemore may seem to have the perfect life on the outside with her loving family and friends, but on the inside she harbors a terror created by her abusive boyfriend, Raleigh Nichols, who quickly sinks his way deep into the bottom of the bottle.
Cassandra’s emotional strength suddenly emerges but at a price as she’s faced with her worst fear. Battered and betrayed, she soon discovers hidden abilities while her own secrets unfold. As if levitation, telekinesis and premonitions weren’t enough, what else is Cassandra Blakemore hiding?
The Spirit Within is an intoxicating story with a unique supernatural twist.
About Sheila Parker:
“You’re my paranormal author!” says Al Kalbach, producer and owner of Daymarks Productions.
Writer and empath Sheila Renee Parker is an expert on all things paranormal. Sheila’s blog and popular speaking engagements delve deeply into the power of the mind and spirit.
Sheila is followed by thousands of people eager to hear her words about the mostly undiscovered world of spirits, ghosts and gifts, and being open to the unknown. Sheila is an internationally acclaimed poet.
Review by Andrea Staunton: The Spirit Within has a few entertaining plot twists. Pay careful attention to Cassandra’s uncle and to the new friends that she makes after fleeing college and Raleigh.
There is more than meets the eye there; the developments are well executed and they make the ever-necessary suspension of disbelief enjoyable and easy.
The Spirit Within will be a positive addition to the collection of any avid reader. I value my copy highly, and I give the work 4.4 of 5 stars.
About Christopher J. Zisi:
Young Cassy copes with an abusive boyfriend and newfound powers. The supernatural elements of this work provide hope for an otherwise doomed heroine.
Overmatched and vulnerable, Cassy finds strength from something she can’t begin to understand. A love story….a fantasy work…and an all too real horror story familiar to many young women.
Review by Angel13:
Absolutely loved! I cannot say enough how I felt Cassy and her emotions through Sheila’s writing. A touching approach yet meaningful and a story that needed to be told.
Read this and it will resonate with you afterwards and you will find yourself thinking of her and the book. Well done, Sheila Parker!