“I see everything they see. I’ve died. I’ve died more times than I can count.”
Sandra Daron knows what it’s like to die. Every time she touches someone, she experiences their last moments; burning, drowning, choking, dead.
Her visions shatter any pretense of normal she might wish she had. She’s a freak, isolated and alone in her small town junior high school. Her parents don’t care what she does or where she goes and all she wants to do is get by without being noticed.
All of that changes when a rough-around-the-edges father moves his two boys into the old house next door. The Sloans are a family in a way Sandra has never known. The brothers won’t let her hide and soon love and passion arouse the life within her to fight off the death she sees every day.
When girls in town start disappearing and Sandra becomes the next victim, she’ll learn just how far the Sloans are willing to go to save the ones they love. But something bad done for the sake of something good doesn’t make it right. Sandra might have the power to save the people in her visions, but is she willing to pay the price?
An unorthodox family brought together by a young woman’s premonitions of death, Sticks and Stones is a dark and gritty gothic romance about roads paved with good intentions.
About the Author:
Angèle Gougeon Angèle Gougeon is a Canadian writer and artist, with several short stories published in literary magazines and the creator of several more book covers. Though she's recently branched into the digital art world, she finds her roots in the traditional mediums of watercolors and acrylics. She writes stories of all genres, but has always been especially drawn to the fantastical and tales of the paranormal.
Sticks and Stones is her first published novel, and she hopes to bring you many more adventures in the future. [MORE]
An introduction to Sticks and Stones by Angèle Gougeon
"By a chance of events Sandra is brought into the little family of the Sloans. She learns the family's dark past and that they will protect their own, no matter what. After a bad turn of events she is determined to make the right choices make them take the right path. But how can you save them all (self included) when no matter what road you take, all roads lead to black?" -- Katie Rogers, Library Thing
"This beautifully written debut novel is hauntingly stunning in its depth. Is being able to see the future a blessing because of the ones you can save or a curse because of what you must do to save them." - epweil, Library Thing
"I really liked the book....If you like supernatural, thriller, visions and murder, this book is for you!" - jessicasager, Library Thing
"Wow! I could not put this book down and finished it in three hours." - MaryLea_Sunshine, Library Thing
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