When Elaine Ways suffers a terrible loss, she begins to dream of a world free of grief and guilt. A world where she is a kind of heroine; powerful, enigmatic, dangerous.  

Her therapist calls it projection, a way of coping with the pain of such devastating grief, utilizing her competitive martial arts skills for a kind of revenge fantasy. But Elaine believes it is something more. The dreams feel real. More like premonitions … or even memories.

But when her ten-year-old Samantha suddenly goes missing under no less than extreme paranormal circumstances, Elaine must find her, and battle not only the dark forces of that other reality, but her own personal demons as well, leading to a shocking truth on her way to redemption.

Praise for Afterlife

“…the perfect blend of love, grief, science and fantasy…” – NetGalley Review

“…keeps the ‘unpredictability’ factor intact until the last moment.” – NetGalley Review

“…the twists just take you by surprise…” – NetGalley Review

“…the setting, the writing style, the plot, the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing.” – NetGalley Review

“I laughed, I cried, heck, I even cursed the authors, but I loved this book. I can’t wait to read the next installment.” – NetGalley Review

Excerpts from Afterlife

About the Authors

J.K. Ishaya

J.K. Ishaya is the author of the fantasy-horror novel series Corvus Rex, for which she also wrote and directed an extensive trailer. She also penned the award-winning short film Viridescent, which had its world premiere at the TLC Chinese Theater in the Beverly Hills Film Fest. Her work continues with The Arcadia Chronicles, a dark urban fantasy series co-written with Kenneth Mader. Her focus is primarily on literature of a Lovecraftian nature, exploring the concept of cosmic horror and the fear of the unknown through the crossed genres of historical fiction, horror, and fantasy.

A graduate of UNC-Asheville, she has also studied abroad at Oxford, England. She has lived in the Washington, D.C. area and Los Angeles, CA.. She currently resides in her home town outside of Asheville, North Carolina, where she is part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international medieval reenactment group. She will read almost anything to feed her mind and the muses with new ideas, loves good food, and travels as much as possible.

Learn more about J.K. Ishaya at jkishaya.com

Kenneth Mader

Kenneth Mader is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed Writer-Filmmaker and emerging Author whose most recent feature film received a U.S. theatrical release and premiered on A+E/Lifetime. He was named one of the “Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World” and has written numerous award-winning screenplays. His first novel, Afterlife, which he co-wrote with acclaimed author J.K. Ishaya, is inspired by his award-winning short film, Passing Darkness, with a story and characters developed over the past decade with co-creators Debra and Gerald Hopkins. It is the first in a series of urban fantasy novels entitled The Arcadia Chronicles. Ken is also writing the novelization of his award-winning screenplay, Deep Focus, while simultaneously packaging and securing production financing for that feature film.

Learn more about Ken at Kennethmader.com

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