Rescuers From Illur

Very few in the worn encampment even notice the boy they have known since birth. With feelings of not being liked or cared for, Edan spends his days exploring and only returns for meager shelter during the night. Believing he is fine on his own, the quiet boy has adapted to rely only on himself. Strangers arrive at a camp built around a structure that was long ago a wondrous house. They come on the heels of fear, but bring knowledge and the promise of travel to a thriving society. The possibility of prosperity within a world of hard work and nothingness would mean tremendous change for those living in the camp. Edan is wary, but interested in the strangers and soon connects with one who believes she is meant to save his people. As Edan’s bond grows with the captivating girl, Vita, the strangers ready themselves to return to Illur with the people of the encampment. Even though he has every reason to go, it is a struggle for Edan to leave the only place he has known to travel somewhere he hopes exists. Trust is hard won for a boy who is used to being alone, but loyalty seems rooted in his soul. He wants to believe, for himself and all the others of his camp who wonder if they can find a better life in Illur. When the strangers come, will you go with them? Book 2 of Divine Land of Illur series – Snare of Illur out on May 10th, 2022

Meet Cajah Reed

With in-depth education and experience in psychology, sociology, and welfare work, Cajah has unique insight into various behaviors within society. She uses this knowledge to construct immersive worlds, dynamic interactions between characters, and inventive storylines. This author is also conscious of the impact trauma can have on individuals and the immense work it takes to build trust. Due to this, she digs deep into internal conflicts within characters to tell the emotional and often raw story in an authentic way.

Persephone’s Curse

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Warning: This novel contains depictions of sexual violence and suicide.

A future USA wrecked by a horrific virus provides the dystopian backdrop for this genre crossing speculative fiction. Elin has escaped a horrible past in the government run labs designed to find a cure. But can she overcome the trauma of her past as a lab rat for the government?

Elin is running out of options to survive in the streets after her escape. Winter is coming and when charismatic Jayden, himself a fugitive hiding from the government, offers her shelter she reluctantly takes it.

Jayden’s past is not very different from Elin’s and yet they couldn’t be on more opposite sides. After years of being forced to work as a guard at the government labs and trying to find and free his kidnapped twin sister he has developed his own, cynical ways to cope.

After reluctantly trusting Jayden Elin fights to overcome her trauma. As both work toward freeing their sisters from the labs their budding friendship develops. But when Jayden’s past is revealed to Elin she needs to decide: Is he the man she knows and trusts now or the corrupted boy he was in the past?

As Jayden tries to improve his self-destructive tendencies an old friend turned foe, reeling from his own loss and bereavements, recognizes an opportunity to settle a debt he deems owed.

A novel for fans of character driven novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and Children of Men who enjoy a dash more romance.

What readers said about it:

This book is a promising debut novel, filled with compelling characters determined to overcome hardship through acts of bravery and survival. ???? Leah, Goodreads

I try to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but read the prologue and you should be hooked. It is outstanding and will set the tone for what you will be in for. ????? William, Goodreads

It’s just amazing how sensitively, vividly and charmingly the characters, especially the protagonists, have been portrayed. ????? Marianne, Amazon.de

This book is an odd, but riveting, mixture of speculative fiction (or dystopia, however you want to view it), and romance. […] It flows well, and it’s nearly impossible to put down. ????? Milk Chocolate, Amazon.com

After chapter two, I was hooked. I knew that this would be a story I was going to enjoy, even if I had no idea how it would turn out. Go read it! ????? Carmen, Amazon.com

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