Amanda's Room

Amanda's Room

by Chuck Miceli


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Amanda's Room by Chuck Miceli

There is a storm coming, and her name is AMANDA!

Something sinister invaded Amanda's Reynolds' home, but when death came for her, it could not pry her from her room. Her spirit remained and for the next two decades, the abandoned mansion decayed, but not Amanda's room.

When Katie Jarvis and her teammates enter it, they think they've found a paradise on earth. Under the guidance of their professor, world-renowned physicist Bertrand Myers, Katie, Chris, Drew, and Tess begin to research the room's perfect environment only to learn that it defies any natural explanation.

Then, when Katie discovers that the room also affects the weather for miles around, the team delves into the house's history, only to have each of them targeted for disaster. Through it all, Katie believes that Amanda's spirit still inhabits the room and is somehow controlling the weather in a desperate attempt to communicate something, but neither she nor her team can decipher what or why. Bert Myers is unconvinced and cautions that if Amanda really possessed that kind of power, no one on earth would be safe.

When a monstrous late-season hurricane traps Bert and thousands of others on Cape Cod, Katie is convinced that only she can stop Amanda before it's too late. What she does not realize is that someone or something is still out to stop her.

From the new cover finish, to the redesigned chapter pages, this 4th printing has been completely re-edited and revised. It includes an expanded opening and streamlined text that captures more fully than ever before the battleground between good and evil that plays out in Amanda's Room. You will be challenged to uncover the mysterious source of the room's supernatural power, its effect on anyone who enters it, on the environment around it and potentially, on the weather itself. Then, you are transported to a murder mystery halfway across the continent and challenged to discover its connection to Amanda's room. Finally, you are catapulted into a violent-weather thrill ride of thunderstorms, tornadoes, waterspouts and hurricanes that will leave you as fulfilled as it will breathless.

With an original story line like nothing you've ever read before, discover for yourself what goes on in AMANDA'S ROOM.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475291971
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Much of Chuck Miceli's professional career has been in the field of criminal and juvenile justice. He was a Training Officer at a maximum-security prison, a Resource Center Coordinator for the National Institute of Corrections, and Chief of Curriculum at the Connecticut Justice Academy. He has also been a Curriculum Specialist, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Manager of the Connecticut Executive Management program and President of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut.
His co-authored text, Fire Behind Bars, was the first book in the U.S. to deal with deadly fires in secure institutions and put him on the national stage as a speaker and consultant. He has delivered programs on criminal justice, juvenile justice, professional development and management throughout the U.S. He has consulted to educational institutions, professional associations and government organizations at the local, state and national levels and he has authored professional journal articles, government profiles and nationally distributed lesson plans. Thousands of people have participated in his program, Making the Most of Your Time, Work, and Life and his co-authored course, Public Service Excellence. He has been is a columnist for the weather information website and is an award-winning poet whose poems and short stories have appeared in magazines and literary journals.
Chuck is past Board Chairman for Every Dollar Feeds Kids (, which raises money to feed children in the U.S. and abroad. He is also the Editorial Committee Chairman for Voices and Visions, the literary and arts journal of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCONN
Chuck was born one of eleven siblings in the coal-mining town of Pittston, Pennsylvania. He grew up in the tough East New York section of Brooklyn, New York, and now lives in suburban Connecticut with his wife, Judith.

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Amanda's Room 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chuck Miceli is to be commended with this superbly written, incisive and intriguing thriller. I found Amanda's Room to be a mystery, super natural thriller and detective novel all rolled into one. The more I read, the more I needed to know what was on the next pages. My hat goes off to Chuck Miceli. Amanda's Room is a must read. I truly recommend it.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amanda's Room was an extreme, hanging over the cliff book. I couldn't separate myself from the book till I was finished. I loved how the book revolved around the weather. I have never been more intrigued about the weather since reading this book. Now I am still hanging off the cliff waiting for the continued....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Miceli did an excellent job mixing a who done it with a twist of paranormal. I can't wait for the other 3 people in my office to finish! Looking forward to the next one. Great read!!!!
Skaiste More than 1 year ago
The description of the story caught my attention and I wanted to read it. The beginning of the book intrigued with the secret of Amanda's room and I was curious to find out what it was.   At first I read book slowly. It took some time to get in to the story. It seemed as if it lacked something to make me interested to the characters introduced, to feel conected to them. I'm not sure what it was. Maybe it was told in a little bit too straightforward way, maybe it seemed lacking of emotion or depth. But later on I felt I was getting more and more interested in the story as more details, secrets and questions came. There was also told more about the stories of the main characters and I felt I was touched by it. Characters became more real to me. I was beginning to know them more, started to care for them and was eager to know what would happen to them next. It was interesting to delve along with them to the story and secrets of Amanda's room, to try to figure out what's behind all that. Chapter after chapter situation got more complicated, events got bigger and more crucial. As the story went forward it kept getting more and more intense and I was hurrying through the pages eager to know what's next.    It was interesting to read a story about the weather. That was new to me. Seems it's casual everyday topic. People everyday want to know what the weather would be like. Whenever we don't know what to talk about, we talk about the weather. It's constant part of our lives. And yet I found out I know not that much about it. It was quite shocking to read about the tornado. I haven't encountered any of them in my life, just read about it or have seen on TV. Reading about it happening made me see there are a lot of differences of the weather in the world and what I haven't given it a thought before. It made me see a little bit more how it would be like to experience it. It made me feel it with the character and not just know about it. I liked quotes about the weather too. They gave me deeper knowledge about the weather and also added some interest to try to find out how they were connected to the story.    It was a great story. It was intriguing, interesting, intense, touching, giving some thoughts. It had fun moments too. I wouldn't have guessed there's so much to know about the weather and what the story about it could be so interesting to read. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal).
shibby More than 1 year ago
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the goodreads group LoP or Lovers of Paranormal.*** This book centered on three things I love: the paranormal, mystery and the weather.  Each chapter begins with a description of weather phenomena.  These foreshadow what will occur in that chapter and also help to explain some of the actual weather disturbances that take place in the story.  The pace of the book starts out calm and steady like a clear day, but by the end everything from tornados to hurricanes is being thrown at the characters as they come closer to solving the mystery of Amanda's room.  I actually figured the mystery out about halfway through, but all the twists and turns threw me off until all was revealed in the end.  I've never read a paranormal mystery like this, and I really enjoyed it.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amanda's Room presents an intriguing paranormal mystery that keeps you guessing throughout the story. The amount of detail in the geography and environment is impressive and makes the story feel real and believable. And just when you think you've got the mystery figured out, think again! The twist in the story line creates a surprising ending that leaves the reader in shock and awe! I don't usually read these kinds of books, but it kept me enthralled page by page! Thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I did have to leave all the lights in my house on for a few days!