Beyond Height and Depths Trilogy
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Young Adult
Publisher: C. Brown Publisher
Date of Publication: January 22, 2013
Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 67,170
Cover Artist: Charli Infante
As I awaken in the dark warmth of this terrifying place, laid out on the strangely uneven ground, I open my eyes to see the true horrors this place was built upon…She is supposed to be near where I landed. If I don’t reach her soon, we will be doomed to remain in eternal fire and pain forever.
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Are soul mates real, or just a fairy tale? What if you found your soul mate, but you had to fight your way through heaven and hell to stay together. Could you sacrifice everything, even your own soul, for the one you love?
Emmett Goode moves to a more affluent neighborhood with the hope of leaving his troubled past behind, starting fresh at a new school, and more importantly, reconnecting with his lost love, Ash, who is dealing some personal demons of her own. A tragic accident brings them together; unfortunately, before they can enjoy their new relationship they find themselves at the center of a battle between good and evil that has existed since the beginning of humanity, and forced on a harrowing journey through this world and beyond to stay together. Their bond, and the supernatural power it creates, could mean the difference between saving the world, or its destruction.
Is love enough to overcome seemingly impossible odds?
As I awaken in the dark warmth of this terrifying place, laid out on the strangely uneven ground, I open my eyes to see the true horrors this place was built upon. The hills and valleys are not made of dirt at all but rather the bodies and remains of various humans and unidentifiable creatures. The uncomfortable warmth quickly turns to searing heat; with each second that passes my skin slowly burns away from my body, literally turning to ash and dispersing into the fiery air. The pain is excruciating. I want to scream in pain, but I quickly realize that all I can hear are the tortured screams and moans that seem to be coming from everywhere and nowhere at the same time. I try to move and the skin on my legs tears away in large grotesque chunks. What am I doing here? I think to myself, and I remember that I am here for a very specific reason. Where is she? She is supposed to be near where I landed. If I don’t reach her soon, we will be doomed to remain in eternal fire and pain forever.
I turn franticly, looking everywhere, all the while hoping the pain that feels like burning needles in my eyes doesn’t mean that my eyes are about to fall out of my head. I feel a sharp jolt in my chest as I peer into the noxious haze that seems to be growing right before my burning eyes. There, there she is, she can’t be more than fifty feet away. I can make it to her, just as I thought. This plan has to work; I only have a minute or two to make this work. Just then, I realize just how difficult this is going to be. To my left are the shadows I had seen before, on my right I see the disfigured faces of what I can only imagine were once human beings descending upon me, and right in front of Ash is the menacing figure of a twenty foot tall man-beast. Suddenly the screams and moans stop, only to be replaced by something more sinister. All I can hear is the malevolent laughter of the creatures that have come to make sure that we never leave this unholy place. Wake up, Ash, please; I can’t do this without you.
Character Name: Emmett Goode and Ash – Ash asked not to be separated from Emmett.
Emmett is a reluctant hero with troubled past. He has a history of smoking, drinking, and fighting. He was thrown out of two high schools. He loves the beach, almost as much as he loves Ash. Deep down, he is trying to be a better person. It’s a process.
Ash is a complicated girl, with demons of her own. She is gorgeous, but she doesn’t think so. She is working through some insecurities, as well as some parent issues. She is incredibly strong, fast, and clever. She says there is nothing she loves more than Emmett, but he says junk food, television, and movies rank pretty high too.
Describe yourself what is your worst and vest quality?
Em: I think my worst quality is that I can’t seem to stay out of trouble. My best would have to be Ash. She really is the better part of me.
Ash: Aw, thanks, but to be fair, he is a better cook than I am. I think my best quality is patience. My worst would have to be my taste in junk food.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
Em: I wish people knew there was more to me than my past. Most people just think I’m a loser.
Ash: I wish people knew how hard it has been for me to fit in all these years.
Em: Yeah, it must have been weird being a teenager for like 50 years.
Ash: Shush, next question.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
Em: I am a huge Star Wars fan and I love musicals.
Ash: No way! I like musicals. Why didn’t you say something? We could be watching all kinds of, oh wait, now I see. You’re trying not to fuel my “obsession” with TV and movies.
Em: So, what’s your secret?
Ash: I always wanted to be a movie star, but people would catch on...
What are you most afraid of?
Ash: I’m not afraid of anything, except...
Em: I know, next question please.
What do you want more than anything?
World Peace, they both reply and laugh.
What is your relationship status?
The two of them look at each other and then glare back without an answer.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
Em: I have none, but Ash loves fashion, so she picks out most of my clothes. I’m more of a board shorts and t-shirt guy, but I like her taste in clothes. At least I appear stylish, most of the time anyway.
Ash: I have impeccable taste. I keep up with every trend. It’s what helped me to fit in all these years.
How much of a rebel are you?
Em: I wouldn’t say either of us is particularly rebellious,
Ash: but there are many others that would beg to differ.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Em: I think surviving after all we’ve been through has to be it.
Ash: Yeah, you’re probably right.
What is your idea of happiness?
Em: Sunny days, big waves, good food, and Ash by my side.
Ash: I’ll always be by your side.
What is your current state of mind?
Em: Life is short. You never know when it could all end. I better enjoy every moment.
Ash: I kind of want a banana split.
Em: We should definitely go get one after this.
What is your most treasured possession?
Em: Probably Ash’s golden hair picks. Those things have gotten us out of some serious situations.
Ash: They have, but I treasure them for other reasons.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Ash: Nice, Em. Um, I guess you could say I’m always in the right place at the right time.
Em: Your eyes are pretty amazing too.
Ash blushes with no further response.
What is it that you most dislike?
Ash: Things trying to hurt Emmett.
Which living person do you, most despise?
Ash: Just as a general rule, I try not to despise anyone, but Emmett’s dad goes above and beyond to make people despise him.
Em: Um, what she said.
What is your greatest regret?
Em: That Ash and I didn’t get together sooner.
Ash: That I didn’t get to spend more time with my parents.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Em: Ash is everything I have ever wanted and could ever hope for.
Ash: Aw, you’re so much better at this than I am.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Em: Maybe, Han Solo.
Ash: Ooh, a movie reference.
Em: Oh, stop, who’s yours?
Ash: I don’t know. Too many to choose from. I did like Captain America when I was a kid. My dad used to talk about him.
Em: I thought maybe you knew him.
Ash: Oh, you have jokes. I’m not that old.
Which living person do you most admire?
Em: The average guy out there living his life all normal and stuff. Our lives are amazing, but I kind of wish Ash and I could just live a normal quiet life, grow old together, you know.
Ash: I admire Em. He really is an amazing guy, even if he doesn’t think so.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Em: Some super powers would be nice.
Ash: I’d like to live in the moment more often and be more spontaneous.
What is your motto?
Em: Live life as best as you can, right now, I mean, really live.
Ash: You never know.
Christian Brown is a Pastor at Reunion Hawaii. He has been working with youth and young adults for most of the last 10 years. His passion is in helping others. He is the author of the Beyond Heights and Depths Trilogy and has other projects in the works. He currently lives in Honolulu, Hawaii with his wife and two young sons.
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