the Spirit Quest series, Book 1

A storm is brewing . . .

Several years ago, Sidney learned that she, like her sister Jocelyn, has inherited the gift or curse of EVE ― the ability to live parallel lives on two separate planes of existence two centuries apart as their soul travels nightly. A prospect she has yet to fully embrace.

Sidney’s 21st century life consists of her boyfriend Landon, completing her residency and following her mothers’ footsteps to becoming a doctor. She has worked hard and sacrificed much to get where she is, and she is proud of all she has accomplished.

But the actions of her 19th century self threatens to jeopardize it all. As the treat of the looming American Civil War darkens her world, she is consumed with her limited abilities as a woman. Unrest and tension surround her Boston home as her neighbors speculate what the future holds. How can she remain silent in her knowledge when her husband Keifer, and all those dear to her will soon be in jeopardy?

Is losing the life of someone you love to save your future in another world selfish? Can she be so selfish?

The storm around her is brewing and she feels powerless to stop it.

The premise of the EVE series

The EVE series is ultimately a love story between Jocelyn and Jackson. It is freshly unique in that it bridges genres with its cross over between paranormal mysticism/time travel/romance/young adult as a work of commercial fiction. The main characters are relatable to a large audience in that their age group is late teens to early twenties. The narration of the story is told from eighteen year old Jocelyn Timmons viewpoint and the distinctively different lives that she leads on parallel planes when her soul travels nightly.

On a much grander scale of enlightenment, it offers an alternative explanation for déjà vu, the consequences of declining family dynamics, the rational of auditory and visual hallucinations as the classic symptoms of schizophrenia and hypothesizes the truth behind noted prophecies. The foundation is created in Essence, elaborated further in Enlightened and blossoms in Perception followed by a unique twist in the conclusion, Illumination. The series theories that an individual who has the inherited gift of EVE, possess the ability to live parallel lives on separate planes of existence. Throughout childhood and early adolescence, a barrier in their mind remains intact on the conscious level to prevent awareness of the other life from crossing each other. However, during late adolescence to early adulthood, the barrier between the two worlds begins to disintegrate causing the auditory and visual hallucinations of their other life to break into conscious awareness. These symptoms, once recognized by a family member(s) who also has the gift, were throughout history, guided by that family member(s) to adjusting to the disintegration of the barrier and full conscious awareness of living dual existences. Unfortunately with the decline in extended familial structure, family member(s) with the inherited gift are more often than not, no longer present when the symptoms appear and therefore the individual are diagnosed with schizophrenia.

So come and follow along with Jocelyn on her journey of awareness, realization and understanding of the consequences of living parallel lives on vastly different planes, the pains of youth and young love and her struggles of making her way in this new and complicated way of life she is thrust into.

A.L. Waddington: Author of the EVE series

A.L. Waddington

Awards & Honors

Author of the Month/Book of the Month – November
International Book Club, Shut Up & Read
Book of the Month – November
International Book Club, CrAzEd

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