The Tree Goddess: a novel of mystery and macabre [NOOK Book]

Overview

Founded in the 1830s, the fictional town of Mapleview has the reputation of being blanketed by a sentience of paranormal activity and urban legends. The town is suddenly plagued by a series of mysterious disappearances; and although the Mapleview police have its most experienced detectives assigned to the case, they can provide no answers. Could it be the dark, centuries-old history of Mapleview?
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The Tree Goddess: a novel of mystery and macabre

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Overview

Founded in the 1830s, the fictional town of Mapleview has the reputation of being blanketed by a sentience of paranormal activity and urban legends. The town is suddenly plagued by a series of mysterious disappearances; and although the Mapleview police have its most experienced detectives assigned to the case, they can provide no answers. Could it be the dark, centuries-old history of Mapleview?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011077579
  • Publisher: Tom Raimbault
  • Publication date: 7/30/2010
  • Series: Mapleview , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 163,666
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Tom Raimbault is one of many Orion starseeds of Lyran ancestry who have been incarnated on Earth. His purpose in this life is to serve as a cosmic receiver, channeler and invoker of energy. But like many starseeds, Tom has knowledge of metaphysical energy, use of quartz crystals, astral travel, number divination and the likes.
Tom's current projects as a starseed include the development and construction of power and element grids in both physical and virtual form. There's been an emerging knowledge of creating algorithmic spells that tap into the planets of our solar system for purposes of magick. In recent times, he's also been given the ability to conjure up allies that will surely assist him in the near future as needed.
As a writer, Tom specializes in the genres of fantasy, horror, macabre and erotica. Many of his works are published. Be sure to check out Tom’s ongoing Mapleview project, a series of novels that relay the strangeness and horror of his fictional town, Mapleview. Currently published in the series is Amber—the death mask, and The Tree Goddess—a novel of mystery and macabre. In the spring of 2013, the second book of the Amber trilogy—sex magick—will be published.
And don’t forget his debut publication, Freaked out Horror—ghosts, the macabre and really, weird things!
Tom Raimbault resides in the Chicago land area with his wife and two daughters. When not writing, he works as an RF technician at the lab of Freescale Semiconductor. He is self-described on his resume as a “technology professional” who has worked with cellular and IP infrastructure, biomedical equipment, emergency two-way radios and computer hardware.
Tom began to produce weird writings back in 2000 while working the graveyard shift. The nightly edits were emailed to a small collection of coworkers who looked forward to something unusual to keep them awake or humored.
This practice was ended when he was moved to a different shift. Sadly, his enjoyment of writing was forgotten for several years until the autumn of 2007 when old friends received a “blast from the past” email with the recognizable words, “Hello All”. The strange writings and short stories had resumed and a personal website was soon to follow.
Be sure to check his blog where he shares his daily freestyle writings, short stories and even deleted scenes or excerpts from his published books. http://talkaboutafterhours.blogspot.com/

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    So bad I couldnt finish

    In almost a year of owning my Nook I have read thousands of books. By far this is the worst one. The plot jumps around like crazy. Poor charachter devolopment...horrible grammar...bad sentence structure. I could go on and on. Needs a good editor. On the bright side, it was free.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Entertaining Yet Raw

    The book had some entertaining and uniquely morbid scenes, yet the timeline gets very hard to follow taking away from the suspense and creating the feel of a series of short stories loosely bound together. All things considered, a decent read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Too Dark for me!

    I didn't like this book. Too gruesome.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    Not good. Needs way more editing.

    I'm only on Chap.3, and I'm thinking of giving up. Reads like the author couldn't decide exactly which story to tell, and so went with"all of them." Also, apparently decided to include every scrap of information they happened across while resesrching. Author needs to learn to focus and edit. Please, god, learn to focus and edit. The segues are atrociously clumsy, as is the exposition, and there's far too much "telling" and not enough "showing." Oh, and the vocabulary: first, maybe don't try to shove all of your ten-dollar words into one sentence in an effort to sound smart, and second, maybe double-check some of your definitions. I do not think those words mean what you think they mean (e.g., the house is unlikely to have a "stigmatism," and a "pallet" has nothing to do with the taste buds.)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Confused

    I was grossed out and confused. Nasty!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Liked it

    The ending fell flat

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    Strange

    Okay read. Timeline gets cunfusing and has less tthan great end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Awesome!

    YOU HAVE TO GET THIS BOOK! IT'S THE BEST BOOK EVER!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2014

    Illogical, stilted conversations

    Changed meanings within paragraphs, even within sentences...rough and in need of much more editing, could make a decent rough first copy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    Good book

    I don't get the bad reviews??? I was drawn into this book and although it does jump to different time periods I was able to follow along fine. The story kept me guessing and I found it scary in a serial killer sort of way. It maybe could have used some editing to cut out some excessive details but all and all I liked the book and was well worth reading.

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    Posted January 27, 2012

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