Ameerah: A Paranormal Fantasy (Beyond the Eyes Spin-off)

Ameerah: A Paranormal Fantasy (Beyond the Eyes Spin-off)

by Rebekkah Ford

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BN ID: 2940157883867
Publisher: Rebekkah Ford
Publication date: 01/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 813 KB

About the Author

Rebekkah Ford grew up in a family that dealt with the paranormal world. Her parents Charlie and Geri Wilhelm were the directors of the UFO Investigator's League in Fairfield, Ohio. They also investigated ghost hauntings and Bigfoot sightings in addition to extraterrestrial cases. Growing up in this type of environment and having the passion for writing stories is what drove Rebekkah at an early age to write tales dealing with the paranormal world. Her fascination with the unknown is what led her to write the Beyond the Eyes trilogy and its companion Tangled Roots.

Rebekkah resides in rural North Dakota, in a farming community of about 1,800 people and loves where she lives. She has an irreverent sense of humor, loves coffee, and yummy food makes her happy. She also loves books, history, antiques, animals, connecting with her fans and other authors, as well as watching her favorite TV shows.

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Ameerah: A Paranormal Fantasy (Beyond the Eyes Spin-off) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite ‘Some birds cannot be caged, and I’m one of them,’ says the title character in Ameerah by Rebekkah Ford. Ameerah is an eighteen-year-old young woman living in the heyday of Prohibition, living her life by her rules instead of those of her upper class, snobbish parents. Frequenting speakeasies, smoking, drinking and falling in love with her best friend, Betty, Ameerah rejects everything her parents stand for. As retribution for Ameerah jeopardizing their place in high society, Mr. and Mrs. Arrowood place Ameerah in an insane asylum where she is brutally murdered. With so much hate in her heart, Ameerah does not cross over, but is recruited as a dark spirit and, as such, can inhabit the body of soulless humans and live however she chooses. For over 90 years, Ameerah continues her hedonistic lifestyle, but does have a few regrets along the way – the loss of her first love, Betty, and an affair with a human which is strictly forbidden by the dark spirits. Refusing to follow anyone’s rules, Ameerah leaves the league of dark spirits and follows her own path, refusing to be caged for any reason. Rebekkah Ford recreates the roaring '20s and subsequent time periods so beautifully that you feel as though you are partying alongside Ameerah and her friends. Ameerah is a deeply moving story regarding the power men had over their families and the lengths to which they would go maintain appearances, and how this affected otherwise strong young women. The paranormal aspects of this story are intriguing and certainly unique in many respects, showing a depth of dedication and commitment you would not expect amongst ‘demon’ elements. Ameerah is also an especially powerful social commentary, giving you plenty to consider when thinking about world history, the essence of right and wrong, and the universal battle between good and evil. In later chapters, the focus turns away from Ameerah to the plans of the dark spirits, but the action does reflect back on Ameerah’s behavior and attitudes. Some readers may be put off by graphic sexual scenes (both heterosexual and lesbian) and some extreme violence, but the story is certainly compelling and well worth reading.