Welcome to my corner of the world ~ I’m Theresa Sneed, author of the No Angel series; the Sons of Elderberry series (book one: Elias of Elderberry), and the Sandee Jae series (book one: Escape), with a new time-travel series, book one: Salem Witch Haunt.
No Angel series:
No Angel, Earthbound and Destiny ~ the first three books in the No Angel Series, with the fourth book, Earth Angel, due to be released on January 28, 2016. People often ask me why I write about angels ~ I write about angels, because I believe in them. I can’t imagine that God would send us to earth without their extra help. Read my novels, and see if you don’t believe in them too.
No Angel is the story of Jonathan Stewart ~ an angel with an attitude. He was not at all happy about having to return to earth as a guardian angel, but it’s required of all post-mortal spirits to fulfill at least one angel guardianship. Fortunately, on the Guardians Unlimited application, he had the good sense to request a client with early-marked-death status, so he believes that while his stay on earth will be most unpleasant, at least it will be short. What he doesn’t know is that a spirit with EMD status can choose his or her time of death! Jonathan’s client, Celeste Knight, has a mind of her own and refuses death at every turn, leaving him stuck as her guardian angel – in a place he only wanted to forget.
Heaven used to be such a perfect place …
As the time draws near for the first spirits to leave their home in heaven, a group of rebellious dissenters begins to appear at every blue-planet planning meeting, demanding that all mortals are ruled by compulsory choice, instead of having the freedom to choose for themselves. Daniel is a courageous Freedom Fighter who vehemently opposes the No Choice movement. Sophie is impressed by his strong desire to do what’s right … and by his intense blue eyes. But she also has a strange attraction to the handsome and ostentatious Coe, a leader of the No Choice movement, who has his sights on her and will stop at nothing to claim her as his own.
Earthbound is set in heaven, because if you believe in angels, you’ve got to believe in heaven too, and I do. When I was a little girl, I thought that my spirit and body were created at the same time when I was born, but through study and inspiration, I have come to believe that my spirit was created a long time before my body, and that I lived as a spirit child in heaven with heavenly parents, along with all of you. So, I tried to imagine that … I hope you enjoy the results of my imagination.
Destiny takes the main characters in the first two books and combines them together in an exciting book about Angie, a teenage girl who through a few bad choices, finds herself as a captive on a cruise ship bound for Spain. This book moves away from much of the spiritual aspect of the first two books, though retaining guardian angels and sheydim (demons) throughout. Destiny is a suspenseful story about Angie trying to escape from the hands of human traffickers.
Due to be released soon, Earth Angel continues the No Angel saga – following Sophie, Daniel, and Coe on earth, and Jonathan and Celeste in heaven, as well as other No Angel favorites – Grace, Markus, and Horace, and the ever annoying throng of sheydim. Here is a sneak peek at the cover for the fourth book in the No Angel series -
All the drama from the previous summer had died down and Angie hoped for a somewhat normal senior year at Foxcroft Academy High School. It would have been fine, if the handsome Liam Powers hadn’t moved into town. Unbeknownst to her, Liam, formerly known as Coe in heaven, is the one person she hoped she would never run into on earth. It would have been a lot easier if Daniel had been born in America instead of thousands of miles across the ocean. Will their guardian angels be able to get them together in time, or will Angie’s strong attraction to Liam ruin her chances of finding true love?
Sons of Elderberry series:
Book one – Elias of Elderberry is the story of Elias Rey, a fifteen year old student at Penquis Valley High School, who is skinny, has a chipped tooth, and a bad case of acne. His favorite pasttime is drawing dragons, and his room is plastered with his renditions. Tested out as a genius, he should be in college instead of high school, but he chooses to be with the only family he has ever known, his foster sister, Lizzie, and his best friend, Jaron. Life is good, except for one thing – Brute, the meanest student at PVHS. Elias considers moving to be rid of Brute’s constant bullying, until one fated day, when a strange boy pushes a leather pouch into his hands, and then mysteriously disappears, leaving Elias to wonder who he is. Shortly thereafter, Elias discovers that the pouch contains Ilesar, an ancient papyrus that can give him anything his heart desires. He isn’t going to be pushed around. Ever. Again. At least, not by the school bully.
Due to the length of Elias of Elderberry, I have decided to split it into two books to better match the length of the rest of the series. I intend on keeping all the story line intact, but will add rich detail and additional scenes to fill the new editions – book one will still be called Elias of Elderberry, but book two will be called, The Wood-Fairies of Estraelia. The original version will be kept in tact, and the cover will say something about it being a combination of book one and two. The cover of the newer version of book one will still have the awesome dragon, but the series title will be slightly altered to match the continuing series.
If you’ve already read the older version of book one, book three will blend right in with the story – but the new versions will add more, so I hope you will consider re-reading this great story. This change is in the works and will be completed with a re-release of book one in March 2016 and book two around May 2016. Book three will be the next book out – it is my current WIP (work in progress.)
The Sandee Jae series:
Book one - Escape - Finding her wandering the streets of Boston in a daze, Sheriff Malcolm Snyder gives Elizabeth Shepherd a name, but no identity. He cruelly locks her in his cellar and keeps her captive for five gruesome years, until one evening, when she escapes with his truck, his money, and his five year old daughter, Sally. Elizabeth flees to a place hidden within the woodlands of Maine – beautiful Sebec Lake, dumps his truck in its deep waters, and then unexpectedly runs into Sam Hancock, a young college professor with a camp at the lake.
Sam recognizes the signs of abuse and gives her and Sally a safe place to hide, while he takes off on a perilous journey to Taunton, MA to clear her name from the nationwide smear campaign the sheriff initiates, and the reward money he cunningly hangs over her head. Sam must hurry before the corrupt sheriff uncovers the trail that leads to his cabin and to the young woman and little girl he is trying to protect.
The second book in the Sandee Jae series will be the next book I finish writing (I currently have about a hundred pages written) but not until after book three in the Sons of Elderberry series is written.
After the initial shock of discovering that she is in Salem Village 1692, 17 yr. old Bess Martin sets out on a mission to save her 11th great-grandmother from the gallows. With a perfect knowledge of the historical events about to unfold, she knows the untimely fate of many. The problem is that Bess has inherited her grandmother’s wit and sharp tongue. Can she stop the hangings and change the course of history, or will she share her grandmother’s fate?
Salem Witch Haunt is a realistic time-travel steeped in suspense and intrigue with a touch of sweet romance.
As the real life 9th great-granddaughter of Susannah North Martin, this topic has always intrigued me – I researched it high and low and deep – what I discovered will amaze you. Every instance involving Susannah in my book, or any of the other victims of the Salem tragedy, is completely based on original sources. Let me know what you think.
Check out No Angel, Earthbound, Destiny, Earth Angel, Elias of Elderberry and Escape’s awesome reviews on Amazon.com, or Goodreads, or right here on this website. Leave a comment ~ I’d love to know what you think!