Welcome to The Fragrance of Angels, Martha Brookhart Halda’s memoir about time on the other side—and how and why she reshaped and developed a new purpose in life after it became more fraught with challenge after visiting heaven.
The Fragrance of Angels distinguishes itself as a mother’s empowerment story, taking us from a parent’s greatest horror—dying while the kids are young—to a profound change in her approach to parenting and life. The former collegiate track, volleyball, and basketball player and mother discusses how she dealt with extensive rehabilitation, a difficult marriage, re-learning to walk and talk, returning to full-time motherhood, running the Dublin Marathon three years after her accident, striking out on her own, meeting new love, and finding new meaning in a world that never looked or felt the same to her again. Within her story is that of so many other women in the middle of their lives, yet infused with a sense of purpose and discovery borne by her time on the other side.
The Fragrance of Angels is filled with a deep sense of love and challenge, physical beauty and emotional upheaval, frustration and triumph. Ultimately, it contains quite a surprise—the one Martha realized when she was in eternity.
My life can be summed up in four words: faith, family, adventure, and perseverance. My life was built around family, until life crashed to a halt on October 8, 1999. I suffered the car crash that provides the basis for The Fragrance of Angels. This taste of eternity is the story of my near-death experience during this near-fatal car accident, and my quest to regain a normal life. Being a former college track and volleyball athlete provided me the drive and skills to regain my strength and survive. Writing this book provides me the outlet to fulfill a promise; to my late father, Ray F. Brookhart, and more importantly to God that I would tell my story and of His Love. Today, I live Oceanside, California. I encourage people to enjoy the marvels of this world, and to create precious memories with the people who mean the most in their life, because I know that all we get to take with us is our integrity and our memories.
Cora Shaw was bonded to the billionaire vampire Dorian Thorne once by blood and again by choice. Forced to flee when her life was threatened, they now return to America--Cora, to her final semester in college and her wedding plans, and Dorian, to his businesses and research.
Cora struggles to make her two lives work--the ordinary one, with its demands of college and friends, and the extraordinary one, full of the frightening depths and challenges of her relationship with Dorian and the hidden and deadly dangers of his world.
Their wedding is to be the event of the century, a stake in the heart of the anti-human vampire faction. But events are unfolding quickly, and when threats turn into action, everything is put in jeopardy.
Cora's Bond Billionaire Vampire Series is a new adult vampire paranormal romance / urban fantasy that features a billionaire alpha vampire hero, a college student heroine, a love triangle, and a dangerous bargain. Intended for a more mature audience than Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga, Cora's Bond Billionaire Vampire Series has content that is closer in sensuality to Christine Feehan’s Carpathians or J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Chasing Spirits also invites you into Nick’s haunted past, where a childhood near-death experience, an energetic passion for life, and a love of movies fueled his imagination and curiosity about the afterlife and started him off on his paranormal path. That path combined his interests in a documentary on ghosts that would eventually launch the Ghost Adventures television series and phenomenon. Everything Nick has witnessed and done has convinced him of the reality of the hereafter and inspired him to improve his personal and professional relationships and to continue to learn what it means to be a human being on a spiritual journey.