Sebastian Falls by Celeste Holloway
YA fantasy*Paperback/eBook, 300 pages
Published May 19th 2013 by World Castle Publishing
A year after her parents’ death, seventeen-year-old, Meadow Parker is close to having a grave of her own
Beyond her shrink’s false diagnosis of PTSD, there’s no medical reason for her failing health. Only she knows the cause. But if Meadow told the truth—told them what comes for her at night—they’d lock her in a padded cell.
Grasping to help her find closure, Meadow’s best friend, Casey Somner, drags her to the place her parents were obsessed with—the historical landmark that fuels Meadow’s fears and nightmares.
Once Meadow steps foot on the hallowed ground, she has a supernatural encounter that leaves her stricken with terror, but charged with power, fulfilling the legendary prophesy about the coming of The Keeper.
Both the holy and the unholy have waited over a hundred years for a new Keeper to resurface. Like it or not, Meadow’s destiny as Keeper is sealed, and the battle for her soul begins. A sharp double-edged sword, she will either save the world from Armageddon or fast track its annihilation.
Hello, and thanks for having me on your fabulous blog!
I’m not an organized writer, so when I start a story, I don’t go off of an outline. The only thing I know in advance is what feelings I want to project onto my readers. For Sebastian Falls, it was important to create a dark world with a foreboding mood. I thought this would help readers relate to Meadow Parker and feel her anguish. A few places from my childhood provided a nice backdrop for the story. The town square is similar to the one in Butler, Missouri, a small town where I used to spend my summer vacations. The rest comes from Nella, a rural area in Arkansas that’s surrounded by mountains, woods, and a creepy history.
I have definite beliefs about Armageddon, the holy, and the unholy, but I could never cover it all in one blog post. If I had to sum it up, I guess I could with one question….Aren’t we all just a sin away from becoming holy or unholy? While you guys digest that one, I’ll scoot on out of here, but I look forward to reading a few answers.
About the author:
When Celeste isn’t writing, she might be found snuggled up, kid on one side, cat on the other, trying to read a book. She’s a non-recovering perfume addict living a small town life in Arkansas, but dreams of world travel. If she ever gets rich and famous, her first stop is Rome. A former hairstylist, she recently tossed her scissors to embark on a career as a fulltime writer. It was a huge leap of faith, but she has no regrets. If you’d like to learn more about Celeste, visit her blog, Words Done Write or send her a friend request on Facebook.