All the Wounds in Shadow
The Healing Edge
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Date of Publication: August 23, 2016
Number of pages: 240
Word Count: 81,645
For fans of Karen Robards and Shiloh Walker, Anise Eden brings us the mesmerizing sequel to her paranormal romantic suspense novel All the Broken Places.
Cate's enemies aren't just surrounding her―they're inside her head.
Therapist Cate Duncan has just accepted a job with the MacGregor Group, a unique collective of alternative healers. She’s excited by the prospect of honing her empathic healing techniques among others like herself―aura readers, telepaths, crystal healers, and more. The fact that Cate just started dating Ben, her magnetic new boss, is an added bonus.
Before Cate can settle into her new routine, the poisoning of a prominent neuroscientist draws the entire MacGregor Group into both a federal investigation and an even more insidious threat. Protected by Ben’s former Marine Corps unit, Cate and her colleagues must use their alternative healing methods to solve the crime as their patient clings to life. The responsibility of discovering crucial information falls to Cate and her parapsychological powers.
But for Cate, unraveling the mystery means reopening wounds that had just begun to heal―and in the environment of the Marine Corps unit, differences between Cate and Ben become clearer, straining their budding romance. When a new crisis looms, Cate must trust in her colleagues’ gifts and the strength of Ben’s love, finding the courage to confront her deepest and most terrifying demons―or her own life will be at risk.
About the Author:
Author Anise Eden writes The Healing Edge paranormal romantic suspense series for Diversion Books. She spends most of her time tucked away in her writing nook imagining things that aren’t there. On those rare occasions when she emerges from seclusion, Anise may be spotted in coffee shops, staring at her laptop screen and silently moving her lips as she reviews bits of dialogue. Although Anise claims that she’s the one in charge, the characters in her head do sometimes make her laugh out loud at inappropriate moments.
Visit her online at http://aniseeden.com
Tell us your latest news?
Thank you so much for having me! I’m celebrating the release of my new book, All the Wounds in Shadow, the second installment in The Healing Edge paranormal romantic suspense series.
The first book, All the Broken Places, introduces Cate Duncan, a therapist who struggles with her own issues in the wake of her mother’s death. Cate’s world is forever changed when she learns that she’s an empath, and is recruited to work for the MacGregor Group, an alternative clinic staffed by paranormal healers.
In this sequel, All the Wounds in Shadow, Cate has just begun her paranormal training—and a romance with her knee-weakening new boss, Ben—when the MacGregor Group’s services are requested to help solve an attempted murder. In the end, Cate must find the courage to trust completely in Ben’s heart and her friends’ gifts, or her own life will be in jeopardy. It’s a compelling story about love and betrayal, danger and trust, and I’m excited to share it with readers!
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing stories as a child, and experimented with it until I was out of school. Then adulthood seemed to demand all of my creative energy, so I stopped. Several years ago, I was off work for an extended period, and the urge to write reemerged. That was when the idea for All the Broken Places came to me, and the next two books flowed from there.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I’ve always been interested in paranormal gifts. Most traits and skills that we’ve developed have a purpose, evolutionary or otherwise. I began to wonder what the purpose might be for the development of such abilities as telepathy and communicating with the dead. That question was the seed for the Bronze Age origin myth I created for All the Broken Places. Then the characters began speaking to me, and the story took off.
Do you have a specific writing style?
For me, describing my own writing style is very difficult, like writing your own profile on a dating website. I’d probably end up highlighting all of the wrong details, like, “Anise always eats her veggies first—or not at all.” I can tell you that readers have called my writing style “lyrical, yet accessible” and “fluid,” and have said that the way I write makes them want to keep turning the pages. I’ll take it!
How did you come up with the title?
I wanted to come up with the titles for all three books together, so that they would work individually and as a series. The title for the first book, All the Broken Places, came to me first. It’s a slightly altered a quote from Ernest Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms: “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” That idea reflected several themes in the first book, including heroine Cate’s impulse to heal others. All the Wounds in Shadow is a reference to invisible injuries, and to the pain we carry that we aren’t always aware of—two important aspects of this story. The third book is called All the Light There Is, but to avoid spoilers, I’ll wait until we’re a bit closer to its release in Spring/Summer 2017 to talk about that one!
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
My guess is that each reader will find different messages in my books. However, some of the themes that run through All the Wounds in Shadow are the power of love to transcend all barriers, our need to trust and lean on one another, and the transformative power of forgiveness.
What books have most influenced your life most?
As a child, I was powerfully influenced by Madeline L’Engle Wrinkle in Time series. Those books drew me into a world where science and fantasy intertwined. When I began to write novels, I found that my imagination kept leading me to that same place. That is where my inspiration lies.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second book in the Outlander series. I adore her work, even though it’s heart wrenching at times! I’m glad there are so many more books in the series so I don’t have to let go anytime soon.
What are your current projects?
Right now I’m in the midst of the editing process for the third book in The Healing Edge Series, All the Light There Is. I’m so excited to show readers how the storylines from the first two books weave together in unexpected ways, and how the relationship between Cate and Ben continues to develop. Of the three books, this one probably has the most intrigue and suspense. I hope readers will enjoy it!
What would you like my readers to know?
How much they are appreciated! It wasn’t until I became a writer that I realized that a story which is written but goes unread is incomplete. Music needs someone to hear it; art needs someone to see it; and writing needs someone to read it. Readers breathe life into the work that I do, and for that I am deeply grateful.
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