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  • Spirit Legacy

    E.E. Holmes

    eBook (Lily Faire Publishing, June 28, 2013)
    "The Gateway is open..."These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality. Jess’ life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood.But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together: her mother gone—dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she’s never met; and there’s something odd about some of the people she’s been meeting at school:They’re dead.Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one harrowing truth... her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning.Spirit Legacy: Book 1 of the Gateway Trilogy is the first of 10 thrilling paranormal page-turners in "The World of the Gateway" series by E.E. Holmes.What Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'One of THE BEST ghost themed paranormal books I've ever read!'★★★★★ 'Hauntingly thrilling.'★★★★★ 'A must-read for those interested in the paranormal.'★★★★★ 'Twilight combined with Harry Potter and then some!'★★★★★ 'Every turn of the page is like a new discovery.'★★★★★ 'A masterfully woven story.'★★★★★ 'Holmes has written a lovely series with something for everyone; humor, self reflection, loyalty, mystery, intrigue, action and so much more.'★★★★★ 'If you're into the paranormal, like ghosts, ghost hunting, ghost stories, crossing over, Gaelic folklore, dark secrets, plot twists that I didn't even see coming (and I am a writer myself!) and even a little magic, you should definitely read this book.'Experience the captivating paranormal series that obsessed readers have described as “unputdownable” and “spellbinding”. If you love ghost stories, with plenty of action and suspense, along with a tough and independent heroine you’ll want to stand up and cheer for, you will fall in love with this best-selling series… but proceed with caution: you’ll be up all night reading!
  • Spirit Ascendancy

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, Nov. 14, 2015)
    A power too terrible to control...In the wake of their terrifying escape from Fairhaven Hall, sisters Jess and Hannah Ballard find themselves on the run, pursued by the two most powerful groups in the history of the spirit world. On one side, the Durupinen, determined to capture the girls and prevent their role in an ancient prophecy that promises to destroy them and unleash the spirit hordes on the earth. On the other side, the Necromancers, ancient enemies of the Durupinen, hellbent on bringing the same prophecy to fruition. When the girls are betrayed and one of them falls into the Necromancers’ hands, both face decisions with cataclysmic consequences. Will the lure of power prove too great to resist, or will the bond between the sisters survive this last, most crucial of tests? Spirit Ascendancy: Book 3 of the Gateway Trilogy is the third of ten thrilling paranormal page-turners in "The World of the Gateway" series by E.E. Holmes.What Amazon readers are saying:★★★★★ 'One of THE BEST ghost themed paranormal books I've ever read!'★★★★★ 'Hauntingly thrilling.'★★★★★ 'A must-read for those interested in the paranormal.'★★★★★ 'Twilight combined with Harry Potter and then some!'★★★★★ 'Every turn of the page is like a new discovery.'★★★★★ 'A masterfully woven story.'★★★★★ 'Holmes has written a lovely series with something for everyone; humor, self reflection, loyalty, mystery, intrigue, action and so much more.'★★★★★ 'If you're into the paranormal, like ghosts, ghost hunting, ghost stories, crossing over, Gaelic folklore, dark secrets, plot twists that I didn't even see coming (and I am a writer myself!) and even a little magic, you should definitely read this book.'Experience the captivating paranormal series that obsessed readers have described as “unputdownable” and “spellbinding”. If you love ghost stories, with plenty of action and suspense, along with a tough and independent heroine you’ll want to stand up and cheer for, you will fall in love with this best-selling series… but proceed with caution: you’ll be up all night reading!
  • Gift of the Darkness

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, Nov. 21, 2019)
    A warning from the past, an uncertain future, an impossible choice...For hundreds of years, the Durupinen have carried the power of the Gateway in their bloodlines. Now, a dire warning from the past might mean that power must come to an end. Jess Ballard has often considered her gift a curse — but now it may truly become one, unless she can convince the leaders of the Durupinen world to restore the power of the Gateways where it rightly belongs. The Durupinen have always considered themselves a force for what is good in the world, but has the intoxication of power left them unable to distinguish between what is right and wrong?Jess, Hannah, Milo, and their allies are in a race against time as they gather together the most influential Durupinen from around the world to join the fight. As the Necromancer threat looms, and the Durupinen leaders battle over which course to take, Jess must travel her own path, look within herself and ask: How far will she go to right an ancient wrong, and will her connection to the spirit world survive it?Gift of the Darkness is the highly-anticipated final installment in The Gateway Trackers series by E.E. Holmes.
  • Whispers of the Walker

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, Dec. 6, 2016)
    Something whispers in the shadows...From E.E. Holmes, author of the award-winning Gateway Trilogy, comes the first in the highly anticipated companion series The Gateway Trackers. It’s been several years since Jess and Hannah Ballard foiled a cataclysmic prophecy that could have destroyed their fellow Durupinen, an ancient clan of women who allow spirits to cross between the worlds of the living and the dead. The girls swore, after the devastation and chaos they endured, they would never get caught up in the inner workings of the Durupinen again.They were wrong.After breaking the code of secrecy and facing the judgement of the High Council, Jess and Hannah have no choice but to become Trackers, working to take down those who would exploit the spirit world for profit or power. Their first assignment takes them into the deep South, where Jeremiah Campbell, a self-proclaimed spiritual guru, lures wealthy and desperate devotees with promises of a deeper connection with the dead. As the girls go undercover, it soon becomes clear that Campbell is not merely the con artist they suspected him to be, and that they, and the spirit world they are sworn to protect, are once again in unimaginable danger.Whispers of the Walker is the first spine-tingling installment in "The Gateway Trackers" series by E.E. Holmes.
  • Portraits of the Forsaken

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, May 22, 2018)
    Deep in the heart of old London town, spirits are drawn to the tempting lure of a lie...As Jess Ballard is struggling to adjust to her new life in London without Finn Carey to watch over her, she has thrown herself into her role as a Tracker, using her gift to communicate with and help as many spirits as she can. But just as she begins to settle into a new city, the city reveals a mystery too intriguing—and dangerous—to ignore.Something sinister is drawing restless spirits to a tiny old museum, luring them with a promise of salvation it cannot deliver upon. Meanwhile, Durupinen are being brutally attacked, and their gifts are being twisted with a Casting too terrible to comprehend. Can Jess discover the connection between the two mysteries before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim?Portraits of the Forsaken is the much anticipated fourth installment in E.E. Holmes' spine-tingling paranormal series The Gateway Trackers.
  • Plague of the Shattered

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, April 25, 2017)
    When a spirit Shatters, no one is safe...Once every five years, the Northern Clans of the Durupinen gather at Fairhaven Hall. There at the ancient castle, surrounded by the very spirits they are bound to protect and serve, the clans settle disputes and shape the laws that govern the Gateways to the spirit world. For the first time, Jess and Hannah Ballard have to represent their clan. It is an awesome responsibility—a great honor… and they are sure it’s going to be the most boring week of their lives.Oh, how very wrong they are.For something dangerous is stalking the halls of Fairhaven. It lies in wait, striking down victim after victim, undetectable and inescapable. No one knows what it is, or what it wants, but one thing is clear: no one is safe until it is captured. As their fellow Durupinen fall victim one by one, it will be up to Jess and Hannah, the newest members of the Trackers, to solve the mystery before the entirety of the castle is possessed.Plague of the Shattered: The Gateway Trackers Book 2 is the fifth of 10 thrilling paranormal page-turners in "The World of the Gateway" series by E.E. Holmes.
  • Awakening of the Seer

    E.E. Holmes

    language (Lily Faire Publishing, Nov. 21, 2017)
    She can already see the dead...but is she starting to see the future?Spurred by the injustices that nearly destroyed their family, Jess and Hannah Ballard are preparing to win back a seat on the powerful Durupinen Council. The odds are stacked against them, but that’s never stopped them before. But as Hannah faces the harsh realities of political intrigue, Jess must face a frightening new reality of her own.Jess made a promise months before, a promise to help the trapped and tortured Walker, Irina. With Irina’s trial looming, Jess has her chance to make good on her word, but the spirit world may have other plans. Jess’s gift as a Muse is shifting. Her talent as an artist is now offering her terrifying glimpses into a future she may be powerless to change.Unspeakable tragedy looms ever closer. Will Jess be forced to stand helplessly by, or will she interpret the signs before it’s too late?Awakening of the Seer is the page-turning third installment in E.E. Holmes' paranormal series The Gateway Trackers.
  • Spirit Legacy: Book 1 of the Gateway Trilogy

    E. E. Holmes

    Paperback (Lily Faire Publishing, June 29, 2013)
    "The Gateway is open..."These cryptic words wake college student Jess Ballard from a terrifying dream into an even more terrifying reality.Jess' life has never been what anyone would call easy; doing damage control in the wake of your nomadic, alcoholic mother doesn't exactly make for a storybook childhood. But now her world has fallen apart just when it should be coming together: her mother gone — dead under mysterious circumstances; her life uprooted to stay with estranged relatives she’s never met; and there’s something odd about some of the people she’s been meeting at school:They’re dead.Aided by Tia, her neurotic roommate, and Dr. David Pierce, a ghost-hunting professor, Jess must unravel the mystery behind her hauntings. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more danger shadows her every move. An ancient secret, long-buried, is about to claw its way to the surface, and nothing can prepare Jess for one terrifying truth...her encounters with the world of the dead are only just beginning.Spirit Legacy is the first of three thrilling paranormal page-turners in "The Gateway Trilogy" by E.E. Holmes.From the PublisherE.E. Holmes’ Spirit Legacy, First Book in Trilogy, Fiction for Young Adults, Fictional Fantasy, in eBook, Kindle, Paperback, and Audio (“The Gateway Trilogy”, Book 1)Free your imagination with the spine-tingling mysteries in Spirit Legacy. Each page is sure to keep you spellbound as you devour the book. As the first book in the Gateway series, Spirit Legacy is a terrific opening to a brand new ghost story. Once you pick up the book, you won’t be able to put it down as the deepening plot draws you in.This volume is available as an eBook for your Kindle, in paperback form, or as an audiobook as a part of Amazon purchasing services. Enjoy this captivating story any way you wish, from your tablet to an actual physical copy to fit in your book bag or backpack.Take a break from the post-apocalyptic dystopian craze filing the bestseller lists with this back-to-basics ghost story as the protagonist, Jess, encounters dead people in their spirit form and tries to make sense of it all with a pair of unlikely allies, all while battling a dark force for their survival, shrouded in mystery that is as yet unsolved.
  • Spirit Ascendancy: Book 3 of The Gateway Trilogy

    E.E. Holmes

    (Lily Faire Publishing, Dec. 8, 2015)
    A power too terrible to control...In the wake of their terrifying escape from Fairhaven Hall, sisters Jess and Hannah Ballard find themselves on the run, pursued by the two most powerful groups in the history of the spirit world. On one side, the Durupinen, determined to capture the girls and prevent their role in an ancient prophecy that promises to destroy them and unleash the spirit hordes on the earth. On the other side, the Necromancers, ancient enemies of the Durupinen, hellbent on bringing the same prophecy to fruition. When the girls are betrayed and one of them falls into the Necromancers' hands, both face decisions with cataclysmic consequences.Will the lure of power prove too great to resist, or will the bond between the sisters survive this last, most crucial of tests?Spirit Ascendancy is the much anticipated third and final installment of E.E. Holmes' award-winning Gateway Trilogy.
  • Plague of the Shattered

    E.E. Holmes

    (Lily Faire Publishing, April 22, 2017)
    Once every five years, the Northern Clans of the Durupinen gather at Fairhaven Hall. There at the ancient castle, surrounded by the very spirits they are bound to protect and serve, the clans settle disputes and shape the laws that govern the Gateways to the spirit world. For the first time, Jess and Hannah Ballard have to represent their clan. It is an awesome responsibility—a great honor… and they are sure it’s going to be the most boring week of their lives.Oh, how very wrong they are.For something dangerous is stalking the halls of Fairhaven. It lies in wait, striking down victim after victim, undetectable and inescapable. No one knows what it is, or what it wants, but one thing is clear: no one is safe until it is captured. As their fellow Durupinen fall victim one by one, it will be up to Jess and Hannah, the newest members of the Trackers, to solve the mystery before the entirety of the castle is possessed.Plague of the Shattered is the page-turning second installment in E.E. Holmes' spine-tingling paranormal series The Gateway Trackers.
  • Portraits of the Forsaken

    E.E. Holmes

    (Lily Faire Publishing, May 16, 2018)
    Deep in the heart of old London town, spirits are drawn to the tempting lure of a lie...As Jess Ballard is struggling to adjust to her new life in London without Finn Carey to watch over her, she has thrown herself into her role as a Tracker, using her gift to communicate with and help as many spirits as she can. But just as she begins to settle into a new city, the city reveals a mystery too intriguing—and dangerous—to ignore.Something sinister is drawing restless spirits to a tiny old museum, luring them with a promise of salvation it cannot deliver upon. Meanwhile, Durupinen are being brutally attacked, and their gifts are being twisted with a Casting too terrible to comprehend. Can Jess discover the connection between the two mysteries before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim?Portraits of the Forsaken is the much anticipated fourth installment in E.E. Holmes' paranormal series The Gateway Trackers.
  • Gift of the Darkness

    E.E. Holmes

    (Lily Faire Publishing, Nov. 17, 2019)
    A warning from the past, an uncertain future, an impossible choice...For hundreds of years, the Durupinen have carried the power of the Gateway in their bloodlines. Now, a dire warning from the past might mean that power must come to an end. Jess Ballard has often considered her gift a curse — but now it may truly become one, unless she can convince the leaders of the Durupinen world to restore the power of the Gateways where it rightly belongs. The Durupinen have always considered themselves a force for what is good in the world, but has the intoxication of power left them unable to distinguish between what is right and wrong?Jess, Hannah, Milo, and their allies are in a race against time as they gather together the most influential Durupinen from around the world to join the fight. As the Necromancer threat looms, and the Durupinen leaders battle over which course to take, Jess must travel her own path, look within herself and ask: How far will she go to right an ancient wrong, and will her connection to the spirit world survive it?Gift of the Darkness is the highly-anticipated final installment in The Gateway Trackers series by E.E. Holmes.