Misery's Fire

Misery's Fire

by Kim Jewell

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Overview

Misery's Fire is a teenager's account of his time in Hell. When the demons couldn't torture him, they sent him to a place more gruesome - high school.

"When I found myself in Hell I learned several things. One, there really is a Devil and he does rule over Hell.

Two, an eye for an eye does not extend to the lives of the gang members who did not personally kill your sister.

Three, when you splash gasoline all over a body shop you also splash gasoline on yourself.

The fourth and most important lesson I learned was before you light the match with the intentions of burning down the gas station and killing the man that murdered your sister, you would be wise to leave the building instead of waking him up so he could see you pass your judgment on his life.

In Hell, everyone is assigned their own demon caseworker. His job is to make sure you're as unhappy as possible and Hell lives up to its reputation. Much to my caseworker's disappointment, after living through my sister's death, none of the levels of Hell they created for me had the desired effect. I told him after living through the agony of high school, I thought I could endure all he had to offer. So he promptly beamed me back to the fiery pits of high school."

Misery's Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in Hell. When his caseworker, Angelo, couldn't break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new - and much younger body - with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform. Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school - cliques and chicks included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463609344
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/23/2011
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

I'm a marketing executive and have worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for over fifteen years now - both at the corporate level and also in the agency arena. It has always been a goal of mine to take my writing skills from press releases and ad copy to another level - novel work. My first novel, Invisible Justice, was inspired by a dream in early 2009 and was completed that summer. Brute Justice is the second book in this YA series. Likened by readers to X-Men and Heroes, the Justice series is a contemporary take on teenage super heroes.

After a bit of prodding, I took a break from the Justice series to start a darker young adult novel entitled Misery's Fire, a storyline my husband dreamt one night and passed along to me. Misery's Fire is a crime thriller detailing the life and death of Grant Williams and his subsequent experience in Hell. When his demon caseworker, Angelo, couldn't break his spirit, he exacted his revenge by sending Grant back to the fiery pits of high school. He finds himself in a new - and much younger body - with nothing but a backpack and a school uniform. Grant must learn to survive not only life on his own, but also the horrors of high school - cliques and chicks included.

The storyline covers some heavy topics for teens - gangs, drugs, bullying, violence and death. While the topics are dark, the story is delivered with a sarcastic wit that creates a lighter tone and allows the reader to emotionally connect with the main character, despite his transgressions.

My day job... I am the Director of Development for a regional law firm in Indiana where I oversee the business development and marketing campaigns. My responsibilities include managing the public relations efforts, corporate identity, web site, advertising and external communications, client entertainment and special events, contributions and sponsorships, and market research for our firm's six offices.

For more information on me and my work, visit my website - www.kimjewell.wordpress.com

Follow me on Twitter - @kimjewell

Agents or interested readers can contact me directly through my email: kimjewell@gmail.com

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