Author Sherrie Cronin recently launched her new Paranormal Stories Series. This is the fourth one released and is an easy read for any paranormal enthusiast.
46. Ascending Information – A paranormal classic novel
Sherrie Cronin is the author of 46 Ascending, a collection of loosely interrelated novels about five very different family members who each discover that they can do the extraordinary when circumstances require it. These books are designed to be read as stand alone stories or in any order. Each book explores a facet of magical realism, as its down-to-earth hero comes to understand the powers that he or she holds within.
c3 by Sherrie Cronin Book Description
Teddie likes her country music and her old pick-up truck and she’s not sure how she let her best friend talk her into spending a semester abroad in Darjeeling India. Once she arrives, her innocence quickly collides with an underworld in which young women are bartered and sold. As she fights to understand a depravity that she never dreamed existed, Teddie finds that her own mind develops a unique ability for locating her friends and that an ancient group is willing to train her to use her innate skills for out of body experiences to save others.
It will require trust in ideas she barely believes, and more courage than has ever been expected of her. When it becomes clear that the alternative may be her friends’ deaths and the unchecked growth of an evil crime lord’s empire, Teddie accepts the challenge and shows those guilty of unspeakable crimes just how powerful a young woman can be.
c3 Author’s note
c3 is a book about an important topic aimed at fantasy lovers of all ages. It describes a typical sixteen year old American girl who is confronted by the sale of girls and women when she studies abroad for a semester in India. To all appearances Teddie is helpless to aid her friends, but she slowly discovers that even the most vulnerable can be courageous and hold the power to cause great change.
I had three unusual challenges in writing this book. The first was the difficult subject matter. I didn’t want to gloss over it, and yet I wanted this book to be appropriate for those as young as sixteen and not so distressing that those of any age would not want to keep reading. The second challenge was to treat the people and cultures of Southern Asia with respect, fairness and accuracy. To this end I relied on many beta readers, several from the areas I wrote about. Their feedback was invaluable. Because I write in a sub-genre called magical realism, in which I hope to convince my readers that amazing occurrences are possible in our everyday world, my final challenge with c3 was to describe the metaphysical phenomenon of out of body experiences in a believable way.
Other Paranormal novels in this collection:
x0 concerns a busy, skeptical woman who ignores her own telepathic abilities until she finds herself the unlikely hero in a rescue mission in Nigeria. It is the story of very different people learning to understand one another, and how the differences between us all are so much smaller than we think. It has been available in paperback since December 2012.
y1 tells of a cynical young genius who has always had an odd ability to alter his appearance and finds himself in danger after he uncovers his employer’s secrets. This is a story about what it means to be oneself, and the importance of leading a joyful life. It has been available in paperback since December 2012.
z2 is about a high school physics teacher who once thought his ability to warp time was only a trick to play basketball better. He must relearn the skill to protect his students from an increasingly violent hate group trying to turn the clock backwards to an era of white supremacy. This is a story about healing wounds, and the power of hope. It has been available in paperback since June 2013.
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