"DARK MAIDEN is an enthralling and
entertaining dark fantasy that will bewitch readers with
its hypnotic storyline. Readers will empathize with Sheila
who has to cope with the loss of a child and supernatural attacks.
Norma Lehr is a talented writer who somehow makes the events that
take place in this tale as believable as her characters who behave
in plausible manners. Once the audience learns what motivates each
of them it is exciting reading about their encounter with and how
they react to the supernatural."--Genre-Go-Round
224 pages, $12.95
Publication Date: September 2007
A grieving mother's story about a demonic force that
killed her baby seems preposterous--until other terrible events begin to occur.
YA author Norma Lehr ratchets up the thrills in this crackerjack tale of
supernatural suspense, her first novel for adults.
No one believes Sheila's tale of standing helpless witness as a mysterious
woman stole her newborn son's soul. Has she had an encounter with the
supernatural? Or is Sheila Miller mad, driven to insanity by the death of her
Karl Miller, Sheila's rigid, insensitive husband, openly scoffs
at the supernatural and is convinced Sheila is emotionally ill.
Theo Bernardis, her understanding but scientifically rational psychologist, says
she isn't crazy.
Sheila's Aunt Iris, a middle-aged writer who is still something of a 1960s
flower child, doesn't think her niece is mad, and knows that the rational
doesn't always resolve every situation.
Chad Olson, with whom she feels an immediate and mutual attraction, sees no
signs of psychiatric disorder, but begins seeing things Sheila claims not to
Something strange -- and deadly -- is happening to Sheila and those around her
and no one has any answers. It takes the wisdom of an elderly Chinese gentleman
investigating a more-than-100-year-old mystery to convince them that a
supernatural solution involving a missing white jade amulet and a demonic
fox-maiden is the only explanation that will save Sheila . . . and them all.