I’m scratching my head at this one. I’ve been debating with myself for a while now: publish it, not publish it. The cover… I’m not overly fond of it. But the title is nice. And from the synopsis, it’s seriously interesting. But then…. Nothing tells me not to have it here because the substance is solid. But something keeps me from going all out with a “buy this book now” kind of advice. Maybe we should give it a chance. I’m telling you, I love the story. Yeah. I blame the cover. So come on, let’s not judge a book only by it. Also, it says the book will appeal to cat lovers, which I’m not, but the note got me in an unexpected, quirky way.
The story is Cloudy Rainbow by Debbie De Louise, a Paranormal Romance.
This revised edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the author’s first published novel.
When you lose a loved one, whether it’s a relative, friend, or precious pet, you wonder where that special soul has gone and if you will ever see him or her again. For Dulcie Mills, Long Island computer programmer, the answer may lie between a virtual world and the real one, between the past and the present, between dreams and reality.
Unable to get over her fiancee’s death and facing the impending loss of her 15-year-old cat, Dulcie escapes to a virtual world. When Dulcie’s best friend accepts a job from a clairvoyant who offers predictions regarding Dulcie’s dead fiancée and Dulcie becomes attracted to an online stranger, history begins to repeat itself in ways that are both promising and terrifying. What Dulcie discovers through a virtual séance may mean the only chance she has left for love or death itself.
Addressing topics of reincarnation and soul transfer in similar ways as Greg Iles’ Sleep No More and Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou, Cloudy Rainbow features an interesting mix of technology and the paranormal and will also appeal to cat lovers.
About the Author
My name is Debbie De Louise. I am a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island and the award-winning author of the Cobble Cove mystery series. I have a B.A. in English and an MLS in Library Science.
My first novel, a paranormal romance, “Cloudy Rainbow” (Booklocker 2008) received an honorable mention in the Writer’s Digest self-published awards. I wrote that book after my beloved cat, Floppy, died from diabetic and liver complications. The book is dedicated to him, and he is featured as a character in it.
My second novel, the first book of the Cobble Cove Mystery series, “A Stone’s Throw,” (November 2015) was published by Limitless Publishing, LLC. It is the story of a widowed librarian who visits her husband’s hometown and finds a new love with the town’s newspaper publisher but also discovers some alarming truths about her husband’s death and its connection to the publisher and his family. Along with a variety of characters, there is also a cat and dog who play minor but interesting roles in the novel. The second Cobble Cove Mystery, “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” was released in October 2016 by Solstice Publishing and a reprint of “A Stone’s Throw” with an additional chapter was published in March, 2017. The third book of the series, “Written in Stone,” was released in April, 2017. I’ve also published a romantic comedy novella, “When Jack Trumps Ace.”
I’m currently working on a standalone mystery, Reason to Die, and have several other writing projects planned for 2018 including a new cozy mystery series along with the fourth volume of the Cobble Cove mysteries.
I’m a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, the Cat Writer’s Association, and Long Island Authors Group and have published articles in Cats Magazine and Catnip (Tufts University Veterinary Newsletter). I won the Glamour Puss special award from Hartz Corporation for my Catster.com article, “Brushing your cat for bonding, beauty, and better health,” (June, 2016). My short mystery, “Stitches in Time” was published in the Cat Crimes Through Time Anthology, (1999). I have also published several other short stories of various genres in Solstice anthologies. I live on Long Island with my husband, daughter, and our cat, Stripey.
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