Beyond Death (Book One)

Beyond Death (Book One)

by Deb McEwan

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Beyond Death (Book One) by Deb McEwan

"With so many supernatural tales on the shelves it's hard to find something genuinely original yet Beyond Death fits the description well, with author Deb McEwan bringing a distinctive new voice to this ever popular genre." Book Viral
What really happens when we die? Claire Sylvester is about to find out.
Finding herself suspended between Heaven and Hell she has to come to terms with the secret lives of her family and decide how to save those that deserve saving. While others make decisions about where she'll spend eternity Claire, with the helping hands of an unlikely partner and heavenly guidance, faces betrayal, violence and evil.
'Beyond Death', a fast-paced paranormal thriller of life, death, deceit and danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499680058
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2014
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

In 1979, as Tom Jones had done many years before, Deb left Pontypridd to follow her dreams. An innocent seventeen year old she set herself three simple goals: to travel the world, remain single and independent until she was at least twenty-seven, and find a challenging career that allowed her to play sport. The British Army seemed the obvious choice.
By the ripe old age of nineteen Deb realised she needed a new plan: The furthest she had ventured from Wales was Scotland, and she had met and married her very own Prince Charming.
She did eventually travel the world and played her beloved netball in most of the countries she served. The advantage of the new plan was that 'her rock' Allan, accompanied her (on her travels not the netball court).
After just short of thirty-five years service, and personally assisting many senior officers it was time to say farewell to the Army and to start a new life in sunny Cyprus.
Throughout her life Deb has dabbled with writing poetry and songs. Her first book was 'Reindeer Dreams' - a quirky rhyming Christmas story for children featuring Barry the reindeer and his family.
Deb's first grown-up books about aliens and unearthly spiders could be explained as off the wall. Her latest trilogy came to fruition when she started pondering the ultimate question 'what next?' The result was 'The Afterlife Series' featuring Claire - a girl who, due to an oversight by her guardian angels, arrives in the Afterlife before her time. She is too early to enter heaven so guides the reader from her base in Cherussola, where the Committee will decide her ultimate eternity.
Future projects include another childrens' book to celebrate a new arrival in the family later this year, and a 'cozy mystery' trilogy.
Deb now spends her time writing full-time, volunteering, avoiding housework and playing tour guide along with her husband. Oh and playing netball of course.
Deb loves hearing from readers and can be contacted via www.debbiemcewansbooks.com

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Beyond Death (Book One) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BaronessBookTrove More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me to read and review for an honest opinion by the author. My take on this book: Beyond Death by Deb McEwan is a pretty interesting read. What first caught my interest is the plot then the book cover. The plot was well-crafted and made me interested in reading the book. Since this book isn’t what I normally read and everyone who knows me and has read this blog knows that. I do know that this is bad to say but I also sometimes judge a book by its cover but not all the time. Anyways I’m giving this book a four-star rating because it did keep me entertained but it did have something keeping it from being five stars. One of those things is how the first act seemed a bit choppy especially with introducing so many characters at first in the beginning and then not seeing them again until the middle act. She did have a lot of subplots going on and she did finish them all up which is a good thing. Ms. McEwan is a pretty good author and a bit of the book seemed like it still needed some work to truly be a good book. What I mean by that like she could have gone back to reread it and make sure that it flowed nicely with the rest of the book. All the character in the book were very well developed and I liked them all. Even the ones that are evil because of how well developed they all are. I especially liked the transformations of Claire, Ken, and Ron. Claire because she did it the most. She died at a young age and has to go through with the fact that she isn’t alive anymore and that she needs to let go and forgive the people that she loves down on Earth. Ken also did the most as well. He was first introduced as a bad guy and then he died. He has been going through more of a tough time than Claire and Ron ever did since dying and he is hoping to redeem himself. Ron kind of did as well. The reason for that is because he is also trying to learn to let go and forgive the people that he loves down on Earth while trying to figure out if he should do a hard thing at the end of the book. I do recommend this book to my more adult readers of this blog if they are interested in this book. Beyond Death is a good book and I am glad that the author contacted me to read it. I am also at this moment unsure if I will be reading the rest of this series. Anyways until the next time enjoy this review brought to you by Baroness’ Book Trove. To read other reviews like this one please visit my blog: baronessbooktrove.com
ReadersFavorite5 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Beyond Death: The Afterlife Series, Book 1 is a paranormal thriller novel written by Deb McEwan. Through a tangled web of circumstances, Claire died in a car accident on her way home from her fiance's apartment. It had been a marvelous evening, even if she had been tipped off by her roommate and best friend, Tash, that Jay's surprise second anniversary dinner would be topped off by a proposal of marriage. Tash had only spilled the beans about it to get Claire to stop being suspicious about her and Jay, but all those suspicions were put to rest that night. Reluctantly, Claire took a cab home early the next morning to get ready for work. Ron, her driver, was only working the night shift for Ken, who just happened to be having an affair with Ron's wife, Val, and found it convenient to keep Ron busy during the evening hours. Claire saw the lights in the distance as Ron was reaching down to find his phone on the floor, and Dave, the truck driver, could do nothing when the taxi kept driving on against the light. Deb McEwan's contemporary paranormal thriller, Beyond Death: The Afterlife Series, Book 1, is both thought-provoking and entertaining. The author constructs a set of plausible worlds, both the present and the hereafter, and inhabits both with an intriguing set of characters. While I'm automatically averse to the concept of eternal damnation, no matter what the situation, I was pleased to find that McEwan's world-view eschewed, for the most part, the burning pit in favor of the more enlightened concepts of karma and reincarnation. McEwan's characters are well developed, and their relationships are neatly interwoven and fun to follow. I especially enjoyed following Claire and Ron as they explore their after-life circumstances, and Carol and Val as they work to rebuild their lives. Beyond Death: The Afterlife Series, Book 1 is highly recommended.