The Enchanted Journey
Rosa Lee Jude
Genre: Fantasy -magical
Publisher: Ink On My Fingers Publishing
Date of Publication: September 18, 2015
Number of pages: 262
Word Count: 67,916
Cover Artist: Pink Ink Designs,
There’s magic in the air.
Tremble Dawson thinks her biggest worry is completing her college internship at a mega successful advertising agency. That is, until she discovers her seemingly normal upbringing has all been an illusion. Her life is turned upside down when a handsome stranger pays a visit and offers to be a special kind of bodyguard to protect her from an evil force bent on making her fulfill a twisted prophecy.
Perhaps, she should have paid more attention to her unusual bosses or the sparks that uncontrollably fly out of her fingertips. Despite the clues along the way, Tremble is not prepared to learn that her existence is full of secrets—secrets from another world. As she discovers her true identity and the mystery that surrounds her heritage, Tremble realizes there’s a bounty on her future and she is the one who must pay the price.
Join Tremble on a bewitching adventure as she begins her journey to another world full of enchanting surprises.
TREMBLE is Book One in The Enchanted Journey trilogy. Book Two, JASMINE, and Book Three, NEVERWRONG, are also available.
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The normal view from the front window of Tremble’s house was of a large brick Colonial home across the street where the Garland family used to live. Their oldest daughter, Tabitha, had been Tremble’s babysitter. But, as Laken pulled back the drapes, Tremble did not see the edge of a Japanese maple on the left hand side of the window or the evening sun setting on the right. Instead, she saw the most beautiful place she had ever seen. The sound of her mother gasping seemed far away as Tremble took in the view.
The colors were so vibrant. They glistened like fresh paint on a canvas. Only nothing seemed to be the color that Tremble expected. The grass was purple and the sky was yellow. The bark of a tree was red and the leaves were black with silver. The flowers did not have stems. Instead, they seemed to be floating on air and were constantly moving. One such flower kept floating closer and closer. Its center was a deep green and its petals were chocolate brown. She wanted to taste it. She wanted to touch it.
“Go ahead. Reach out, Neverwrong is not just to be viewed, it must be felt.”
Laken walked up behind her. Tremble momentarily let her gaze leave the window as she felt Laken’s hand gently touch the small of her back. She wondered what color sparks were emitting from his hand, as she could feel them on her back. He nodded as he met her eyes.
Tremble reached out her hand.
“Tremble, I don’t know if you should.” Her mother’s voice instinctively made her stop.
“Don’t worry. I would never allow anything to harm her.” Laken removed his hand from Tremble’s back and extended it to Dana. “You can touch it, too.”
“How will I possibly be able to have the same experience as Tremble?” Dana walked up behind her daughter.
“You will not. You will have one that is uniquely your own. Tremble’s experience will be natural. You shall experience the magic of Neverwrong a different way.”
“How will that be?”
“You are able to see Neverwrong now because I have cast a spell allowing it. The same shall be true of this portion of the experience.”
As Laken finished answering Dana, Tremble took hold of her mother’s hand, pulling it up toward the window. As Tremble’s right hand and Dana’s left touched the glass, something extraordinary began happening to Tremble, she started to be absorbed into what she had been seeing. She looked down and the purple grass was under her feet. Multicolored flowers were falling all around her. Bubbles floated by with little insects inside. A hundred fragrances came at her at once; it was overpowering. It seemed to Tremble as if she could smell every living thing around her separately and all together at the same time. Her eyes were becoming one with the color. She felt as though her body was absorbing the experience. She was feeling it from the outside in and from the inside out at the same time. The spell was broken when she realized she was no longer holding her mother’s hand.
About the Author:
Rosa Lee Jude began creating her own imaginary worlds at an early age. While her career path has included stints in journalism, marketing, hospitality & tourism and local government, she is most at home at a keyboard spinning yarns of fiction and creative non-fiction. She lives in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia with her patient husband and very spoiled rescue dog.
The Enchanted Journey is Rosa Lee’s second series. She is also the co-author of the award-winning time-travel series, the Legends of Graham Mansion.
Learn more about her writing life at www.RosaLeeJude.com