CastleGate Magazine June 2014 - Page 15

Serina Hartwell Hidden Release date 04/15/2014 Bronte Hughes lives an ordinary life with a loving family and close circle of friends, until one day when she standsup to the school bully and is challenged to a dare at Farrow’s Mill. It goes disastrously wrong and shatters her reality in the process. A single act leads to a near fatal accident, which sets closely guarded wheels in motion, and leads her to fall for her best friend, Riley. A miscommunication sends them down separate paths, leaving her to face dealing with his rejection, while trying to come to terms with the fact that everything in her world isn’t what it seems. She realises her world isn’t so flawless after all, when everything starts to unravel around her, and the cracks begin to appear. Can Bronte keep it together, regain her first love, or will he reject her forever? What will happen when she meets Bayer at the mirrored lake? Join Bronte as she begins a journey of selfdiscovery, learning the truth, which reveals that she is the one who is different from those around her. Follow her story as she learns what her family has worked so hard to conceal from her, and is now set to turn her world upside-down. My name is Serina Hartwell. I live with my better-half of 18 years, Macius, and I’m the mother of two wonderful children, who grew up when I blinked. I always write with my writing companion, my cat Tilly, and I come from an average size town in West Yorkshire, England. The same place where the Bronte sisters were born and I am from the village in the mill town I write about. My mother worked in the mills when I was a child. I recall every night, my father taking my brother and I to the mill to collect her and walk her home over the lonely beck-side. These trips along the shortcut are embedded throughout Hidden, as my childish imagination finally materialised on the page. It was only recently that I found my way back to writing, when I suddenly found out that I was seriously ill. It’s funny how life has a way of bringing you full circle and offering you sharp reminders that time is slipping through your fingers. One moment I was fine and the next I was in a very bad place. Today you look upon the writing of one of the luckiest people on the planet, as I recovered and moved forward. Luck I intend to build upon. With doors closing all around me and my timely reminder, my life reached a turning point, and I knew I had to find the thing I was supposed to be doing and get on with it. That’s when I really started looking. In August 2010, I had the most intense urge to write. It came from nowhere, so I did the only thing I could, I borrowed my daughter’s laptop. I didn’t even know at the time if I could write. The last creative thing I wrote was at school. I didn’t know if I could connect with the page, let alone complete a book, but one thing is for sure, I haven’t stopped writing since, nor do I intend to. So, allow me to introduce you to my work. May I begin by introducing Bronte, in The Hidden Saga? I hope you enjoy Hidden and the many more to come. Serina Hartwell – Author of The Hidden Saga Elizabeth Seckman Blogspot http://eseckman.blogspot.com Hel hath no fury like her Raven scorned. Welcome the XIII Hour™ series. Betrayal, Lust, Love, Murder, Jealousy and Revenge. The faery-tales that your mother never told you about just came true. In this modern world of science and high technology, in secret places deep under the ground and in the forest primeval, legends still walk the earth and what we think of as myth and fairy tale are all too real. An urban fantasy filled with adventure, romance, war, heartbreak and triumph! ONIO! Unlike anything, you have ever read before!