by David Berardelli
Paula falls into darkness when her lover dies in an act of senseless violence.
Derek, the love of Paula's life, has been taken from her in an act of senseless violence, and she immediately falls into a frightening darkness.
One night, as she lies sleeping in her bedroom, she strongly senses that she should visit Derek’s parents. As she drives to their house the next morning, she is involved in an accident and soon discovers that she has entered a strange dimension. Here, time has taken a turn she never imagined was possible. In this strange new world, everything has become bright and exciting. She has been reunited with Derek, and the darkness from her former existence has disappeared.
She cannot help but wonder where this new dimension is. And as the bizarre events continue, she begins to realize that returning to her former world would not only separate her from Derek once again, but would also bring back the darkness that had nearly destroyed her as the result of his death.
However, this new dimension soon betrays her, and her new existence brings about its own horrors. Should she return to her former world of darkness and sorrow? Or remain with Derek in this terrifying new dimension?
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Influenced by the works of Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, and Theodore Sturgeon, he began writing in his early teens. He's also a James Bond fanatic and has read every Ian Fleming novel. As a boy, he was inspired by "The Twilight Zone," and focused on horror and sci-fi as well as suspense. He also loves humor, frequently including it in his stories, as evidenced in his DEMON CHASER series of five novels. His novels, WAGON DRIVER, AND DARKNESS FELL, and AFTER DARKNESS FELL, all focus on futuristic dystopian societies. APPRENTICE and STEPPING OUT OF MY GRAVE deal with death, and are both spiced with humor. His FUNNY DETECTIVE series is another example of his humorous take on death. His novel, IN ANOTHER REALM, deals with a world only our subconscious could be aware of. A RIPPLE IN TIME, AWAKENED, and YESTERDAY'S JOURNEY are tales dealing with illusion and the imagination. COLORS, FATAL INNOCENCE, ESCAPE CLAUSE, BEYOND RECOGNITION, BEYOND GUILT, and REDEMPTION are all suspense stories. Many of his stories take place in Orlando, Florida, where he lived and worked for more than twenty years.