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Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story

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Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story

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Loreena's Gift by Colleen M. Story

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Publication Date: April 12, 2016

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A blind girl’s terrifying “gift” allows her to regain her eyesight— but only as she ferries the recently deceased into the afterlife.

Loreena Picket thinks she knows herself. A blind young woman who lives with her uncle, a reverend at a small-town church, she's a dutiful niece and talented pianist for the congregation.

But they're both hiding a terrible secret. Loreena can kill people with the touch of her hand.

While her uncle sees her as an angel of mercy, helping usher the terminally ill members of his flock into the afterlife, Loreena has her doubts.

Torn between doing her uncle's bidding and the allure of the fleeting moments when her eyesight returns on the journey to the other side, Loreena cooperates with her uncle until her troubled older brother returns to town. When she reveals her power by saving him from a local drug dealer, she is drawn into a sinister and dangerous world that will test the true nature of her talent and force her to consider how far she is willing to go to survive.

An exciting debut that crosses fantasy and literary fiction, Loreena's Gift is a thought-provoking meditation on life and death and what ultimately lies beyond this world.

About the Author

Colleen M. Story is a longtime freelance writer, editor, and ghostwriter, and author of Rise of the Sidenah, a 2015 North American Book Awards winner. Her short stories and poems have been published in Chicken Soup for the Expectant Mother’s SoulCountry ExtraNostalgia, and more. Her health articles have appeared in online and print magazines like Women’s HealthHealthlineRenegade Health, and 4Health, and she maintains a robust inspirational blog for creatives at Writing and Wellness. She lives in Idaho.