This story will bring you to life.
Imagine following someone through two centuries, across both heaven and earth. You'll pass from the Great Famine in Ireland to contemporary Los Angeles. Imagine that through all of this time, the one you follow is pursuing a lover whom he betrays, who then gets her revenge, and who finally redeems him. Now imagine that you must be born — and die — three times to do all of this.
A quarter of all Americans now believe in reincarnation. But readers don’t have to believe in rebirth to enjoy the adventures of the memorable characters and many surprises that propel this tale of love lost and regained. They’ll read three life stories told by one consciousness as it passes through three consecutive incarnations on earth. Before, in between, and after each life, a Spirit named Chip will explain the significance of the individuals Chip became in three embodiments on earth.
Chip explains this by sending an e-mail to “the Alchemist,” a video game designer, at the start of the story. At the very end of the novel, an unexpected fact about the Alchemist's identity is revealed.
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Michael D. Riley is the author of a best-selling non-fiction trade paperback published by Random House. Their editor recently said that the decade-long popularity of this self-help book on recovery from failed romances made it “a minor classic.” To contact Mr. Riley about this novel, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To see more of Mr. Riley's other work, see the Earglasses® Sound Magnifier website, or visit his personal website.
Mr. Riley recently had another non-fiction paperback book he has written published for sale on amazon.com. His "$ave Your City" is a non-fiction work that explains how Riley and his partner led American governments to recognize municipal marketing as a fresh new source of revenues. His methods proved that cities, counties, even states could reduce their need to raise taxes by forming comprehensive sets of partnerships with a wide variety of businesses.
"Gifts" was named one of the three best new unpublished novels of 2012 by the Arizona Authors Association.
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