Roses & Thorns

Roses & Thorns

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Soul of Adam Short by @David_J_OBrien #Paranormal, #Ghosts, #Souls

The Plot:

The cares of life are beginning to cloud fifteen-year-old Adam Short’s carefree existence. Important exams are looming, his girlfriend Julie thinks he’s unfocused, and right now he’s about to be late for the school trip. Neither his teacher, nor Julie, will be pleased if he misses the bus.

Adam has much bigger problems when, in an extraordinary accident, his soul is torn from his body. His body loses all consciousness−reduced to a mere automaton existence: eating when food is put in its mouth, moving when guided, reacting only to touch. Meanwhile, Adam, discovering that ghosts are very much real, is trapped without a body, and stuck in a place from which he cannot freely leave.

Only the untiring efforts of his girlfriend Julie−who had never considered the existence of a soul, and for whom the idea of ghosts is laughable−against the advice of everyone around her, including her parents, Adam’s doctor, and his best friend—can save Adam. Will she be able to figure out what has happened to Adam? Even if she does, can Julie help Adam escape the scene of his accident, and return the life to his body?

10% of the author’s royalties will be donated to WWF, the World Wildlife Fund.

About the Author:

David is a writer, ecologist and teacher from Dublin, Ireland, now living in Pamplona Spain. He has a degree in environmental biology and doctorate in zoology, specializing in deer biology, and is still involved in deer management in his spare time.

As an avid wildlife enthusiast and ecologist, much of David’s non-academic writing, especially poetry, is inspired by wildlife and science. While some of his stories and novels are contemporary, others seek to describe the science behind the supernatural or the paranormal.

A long-time member of The World Wildlife Fund, David has pledged to donate ten percent (10%) of his royalties on all his hitherto published books to that charity to aid with protecting endangered species and habitats.

You can find out more and read some poems and short stories at and can join David on Facebook at


When a freak incident tears Adam Short’s soul from his body the morning of his class trip, he doesn’t quite know or believe what’s happened to him. It’s not until later in the day when he meets a ghost who experienced the same incident, but whose body eventually died, that he realized what happened and figures out how he might be able to reunite himself with his “comatose” body.

The Soul of Adam Short is a paranormal coming-of-age book that is thought-provoking as well as amusing. At a time when most kids are worried about clothes, dances, and exams, Julie’s boyfriend is in a semi-comatose state, and she’s having nightmares about being run over by a flaming antique pick-up truck driven by two boys. When she wakes up, she’s sure she can feel Adam in her room.

The characters in this book are deeply-drawn. There are subplots around the parents, live friends, and even ghost friends in addition to the main plot, which kept me turning the pages. I highly recommend The Soul of Adam Short for all ages.

Warnings:  None
Length:  226 Pages
Digital Price:  $3.99

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Download the file from the publisher onto your computer as you would any other file. I’ve created a folder for books on my computer, with subfolders by source (Marketing for Romance Writers, Net Galley, Authors who find me on Kindle lists, etc.). That way, if there’s a glitch with your Kindle, the books are on your computer. Some publishers send books in all digital formats. If my Kindle breaks and my kids buy me a Nook, I won’t have to replace all of my books. If you have a Kindle and your hubby has a Nook, you won’t have to buy separate copies, so buying directly from the publisher can save you money.

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Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

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