The Opal

Matt Turner Series

Book 2
Fantome Publishing
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A Cuban logging company discovers an Egyptian opal sealed deep within a downed tree, hidden from the world for at least 1,000 years--centuries before Columbus explored the region. With his gift of psychometry, Matthew Turner seems the obvious choice to extract the gem's history, and an enemy Matt thought long gone isn't giving him any choice in the matter. 

In Book Two of the bestselling Matt Turner Series, the stakes are raised higher than anything the 26-year-old has previously encountered, and the fallout will change Matt for the rest of his life.

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 Michael Siemsen is the Bestselling author of 6 novels including The Dig, A Warm Place to Call Home (a demon's story), and Exigency. He lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dog," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants.

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Publisher
Fantome Publishing
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Published on
Oct 30, 2012
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9780983446910
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Thrillers / General
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Frederick is a demon living life to the fullest ... Except, it's other people's lives.


KIRKUS REVIEWS reluctantly called it “A well-spun, engaging supernatural tale...with a devilishly ambiguous ending.”


UNPAID READERS ARE SOMEHOW SAYING:★★★★★ “Prepare yourself to root for what’s wrong and to hope for the worst” ★★★★★ “Draws you in from the outset…” ★★★★★ “I love him! He’s a jerk! I love him!” ★★★★★ “…couldn’t put it down until the last page was turned.” ★★★★★ “…a moving story, and all-too-real.” ★★★★★ “engaging characters, interesting settings, plot twists galore, and a very satisfying ending.” ★★★★★


SURPRISING NUMBER OF ACTUAL AWARDS:

★WINNER - Next Generation Indie Book Awards®★

★WINNER - Novel Grounds Literary Awards★

★WINNER - Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards★

★WINNER - SOVAS™ Voice Arts Award (Audiobook Edition)★


DESCRIPTION:

As far as he call tell, Frederick is a demon. "Born" in Virginia in the early 1980s, he hasn't a clue where he came from or why, but his irresistible desire to occupy a human body seems pretty demony to him. Plus, a number of a-hole priests have tried to exorcise him from some of his favorite bodies. Yeah, it works, but not for the reasons they think. It's just super annoying being yelled at in Latin and sometimes the priests get really, really into it, and their mouths get all frothy and spittle droplets shoot out and land on your cheek or in your eye. It's just gross. So f--k it. He leaves with a heartfelt "Enjoy the drooly meatsack!"

 
What those morons never realize is that once Frederick takes over a body, the previous occupant's consciousness and memories are forever erased. It's an inevitable side effect that gives Frederick pause when switching bodies, but not so much as to actually halt his ongoing enjoyment of human lives. Departures are not so much "Good lord, what have I done?" moments as much as, "Aww. How sad." Frowny face emoji - not crying face emoji. You get the point. 


After a few decades exploring the world in various bodies, Frederick finds himself burnt out on the wild life, deciding he'll return to America, explore the mystery of his origin, and maybe even find someone tolerable enough to love for more than a month. In his hometown of Leesburg, Virginia, his mission bears fruit much faster than expected. He meets an enchanting woman, and her current boyfriend looks like a great foot-in-the-door. Typically, Frederick avoids maintaining a bodies' prior relationships (it requires agonizingly boring pre-research to avoid detection) but - as noted above - he's loose with the phrase "f--k it."

 
And everything falls into utter chaos. Spoiler alert. Oh wait, those are supposed to go *before* the spoiler. Oops. But you're still gonna want to read how all this goes down. I mean, look at all those awards and reviews up there! Unless you're deeply offended by naughty words and brief, awkward descriptions of sex, you're pretty much guaranteed to fall in love with Frederick. So says Frederick. };) 

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