Growing up, Sarah Milton had three constants in her life – her passion for reading, her mother’s love, and Anna Nigma, her irrepressible thirteen-year-old imaginary companion. Her only friend’s sudden disappearance in the aftermath of her mother’s unexplained murder shattered her world, leaving a void in her life that only justice for her parent’s senseless death could fill.
Fifteen years later, Sarah – now a criminal profiler with the LAPD Violent Crimes Unit – finds herself hunting a very different breed of killer, a mysterious figure known only as “Raithe.” Thwarted at every turn by a seemingly random string of murders, the detective finds inspiration from the unlikeliest of sources.
A fatal shooting unexpectedly reunites her with her imaginary friend, compelling her to doubt her very sanity. She soon discovers that the truth behind both Anna Nigma and the serial killer she’s hunting is stranger than she ever imagined. Her investigation leads the reunited friends to the reality of a spectral world governed by ancient magic, where Sarah’s innate ability to commune with the dead could prove to be the only means of stopping the latest slayer terrorizing the city of angels.
Follow Sarah and Anna as they take their first step on the path through the graveyard of their hidden past, a journey that will ultimately lead them to a showdown against a dark force with the power over life and death itself. Their way will be fraught with peril, take them to the brink of love and loss, immerse them in mystery and clarity, and perhaps even deliver them to the closure for which they both long. Protected against the coming storm by only faith and friendship, their uncertain future begins here…
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: 0.99 between June 30 and July 7
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
There’s no vampires or werewolves in my story. It’s first and foremost the tale of a young woman, still suffering the scars from her mother’s unsolved murder, who sets out on a mission to use her wits to bring killers to justice. It just so happens that she’s able to see and communicate with dead people, especially her former “imaginary childhood friend,” Anna Nigma. The supernatural and mystical elements of her investigations are grounded in reality, making for a more engaging and exciting read.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Stop aspiring and publish already. Have your work edited properly by someone in the know, polish it vigorously, and get it out there for others to enjoy. Then, repeat as necessary. Nobody ever became famous without actually doing something.
J.B. Cameron spent over two decades working in IT, most recently as the IT Director for an online university in New Brunswick, Canada. In his off hours, he writes books, short stories, and screenplays.
A product of American TV, his often dark style and black humor typically places fun, exciting characters into situations of suspense or urban horror, making an exciting roller coaster ride to both chill and amuse his readers.
Author of numerous short stories and screenplays, his first published novel, “Reading The Dead – The Sarah Milton Chronicles,” introduces a supernatural detective series for Kindle and Kobo.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The book series began as a screenplay I wrote, purely for fun. Before I moved onto trying my luck with short stories for magazines, I created a number of different television screenplays as a way of familiarizing myself with their creation and improving my writing skills. After a while, I went back to the “Reading The Dead” pilot and found myself enjoying the characters all over again. It occurred to me at that point that I might have something special that I could polish into a much bigger project.