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Title: Keeper of the Lost Souls
Author: Kristy Centeno
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts. Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn is part of a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls, whose main purpose is to guard those spirits which are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living.
Because Bryn is a witch, she’s fairly comfortable dealing with all sorts of threats, which she does with ease and confidence. Handling supernatural creatures is as easy to her as baking a pie. Dealing with people however, is something she is yet to learn how to handle.
Unfortunately, as her 18th birthday approaches, and the time for her to take on her first assignment finally arrives, Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.
Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches. A vendetta he has carried on even after death. However, as much as he might hate them, in order to stop a century old threat, he must join forces with one. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge.
***Character Guest Post***
What being a Keeper means to me.
Okay, so, if you read Keeper of the Lost Souls, you might think I’m a little bit of a wimp, or maybe, a huge winner, but I assure you that’s not the case. I’m not much for complaining, normally. Not unless I feel like the world is out to get me, which, given my life so far, could be often. Now keep in mind, I am a teenager after all so complaining comes with the territory.
However, being a Keeper Witch symbolizes a different side of me, and what I was born to do. Since I’ve delved a little more in this aspect of my life, I have come to realize that fulfilling my duty really is so much more important than I originally thought. This isn’t just a regular ole family trait that gets passed down from family member to family member. Okay, so maybe it is. But my family trait is so far from normal it’s not even funny.
I have the skills necessary to accomplish my missions—whatever they may turn out to be—but if there is one thing that really scares me that is the possibility of taking after my evil ancestors. When you’re a witch, there is always the possibility that evil might take over. That is a constant worry for me and since I have a nag for attracting bullies, the temptation is great. But being a Keeper is about guiding and protecting those in need. That best describes who I am though. I’m a guide, a protector, a fighter.
Even when I’ve hesitated often about being a Keeper Witch, I can’t deny I’m filled with pride in what the title entails. Being a Keeper means that as long as I do my job, souls will get a chance to move on to a better place. And there is no better gratification than knowing no form of evil will ever get a chance to destroy my charges. There may come times when I hesitate, but my responsibilities are important to me. They’re everything I am and more. And giving up on my charges would be like giving up on myself.
In retrospect, I may come across as confused and somewhat weak, but I’m not. If you have any doubts, or want to know what I’m talking about, pick up a copy of Keeper of the Lost Souls and you’ll connect with my words and hopefully, me.
About the Author:
As a child, I used to lose myself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that I’m all grown up, I get to create my own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.I’ve always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options I realized that writing was what I loved the most so when I found myself with some free time on my hands, I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, my very active imagination helped me achieve my goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As I keep moving along in achieving my dreams of becoming a published author, I divide my time in between my four children and my very understanding husband.
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