Message From The Author

C.J. Barry

Book Title: REDEMPTION
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

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Author's Message

Dear Reader,

When I was little and I first realized that children suffered, I asked God to give me superpowers so I could protect them. I imagined that I could grow big white wings and step in to defend a child who was hurt or scared or in danger. Sadly, nothing significant manifested over the next 40 years. Then out of the blue, an idea about just such an angel came to me. All I had was that one opening scene, nothing more. So I wrote it down and tucked it away. 

A few years ago, I found myself on a quest, looking for answers to why I existed, why this world was it way it was and what I could do to make it better. I stumbled across that scene buried deep in my files. To my surprise, it called to me. Suddenly, characters walked in fully formed with dialogue and scenes and a story I knew I was destined to tell. Redemption would be an unusual book, like nothing I’d ever written before and definitely out of the box, but I sat down and wrote it anyway. My dream came true when it found its way to the perfect publisher and editor. 

This romance follows Reya and Thane on their life’s path — one heading toward the light and one toward the darkness. In each other, they discover the best and worst they are capable of. They search for the truth, they struggle with this hard world, they fight the darkness, they find hope and they learn that the smallest gestures, when done with love, can have the greatest impact. 

This journey we take, we do not take alone. We are all connected — to each other, to the Earth, and to the universe. We live every day through the choices we make, rippling out to affect those around us. I believe every soul, in every part of the world, has the power to shine love and light. We are the heroes we seek. 

I hope you all enjoy reading Redemption!

C. J. Barry


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