Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution.
But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity?
Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.
About the Authors
J.R. Matheson is a recent graduate of McGill University, with a degree in psychology and biotechnology. He plans on pursuing graduate studies in pharmacology and neuroscience, with aims to improve the quality of life of people living with psychiatric illness. He has always enjoyed writing, from the early age of 7 or 8 when he wrote his first story, a horror story about a young family being tormented by gremlins. At age 11, he wrote a full-length novel about a haunted island, but scrapped the project when a similar TV show was released (Lost). Now, over a decade later, he is overjoyed to be taking on a series project: co-authoring the Paige Maddison Series with his mom.
Lee Bice-Matheson is the author of Wake Me Up Inside, Book One in the Paige Maddison Series, and is the recipient of the Literacy Award from the Readers' Advisory Panel of the Orillia Public Library. She has also contributed narratives to The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings. She found inspiration for the Paige Maddison Series through the encouragement of her beloved son, J. R. Matheson, and her husband and best friend, Kevin. Lee began with storytelling as a way to ward off bears along the trails her family often hiked. Lee is passionate about exploring ghosts, spirituality, family relationships, and higher awareness in her writing.
J.R. and Lee are co-authors of Destiny’s Gate, Book Two in the series, which is a literacy series and included in The Battle of the Books, 2012-2015. Destiny’s Gate holds a special place in Lee’s heart as it is her dream to write with her son, J.R., and they are the first Mom-Son supernatural fiction series writing team.
Lee, a former Information Specialist, works alongside her husband in his Chiropractic Clinic. She has degrees in Honours History and a Master of Library and Information Science from Western University. She is also a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature. Lee is an active supporter of asthma and allergies for children at the Mount Sinai Alternative Medical Health Clinic in New York City and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Gamma Epsilon Chapter. She can be followed online @ http://leebicematheson.ca, www.twitter.com/BiceMatheson, www.facebook.com/leebicematheson