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Beneath the Lighthouse

by Julieanne Lynch

on Tour June 25 – August 31, 2018

Synopsis:

Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch

SOME SECRETS ARE MADE TO BE UNCOVERED.

Sixteen-year-old Jamie McGuiness’s sister is dead. Sinking into a deep depression, he frequents the lighthouse where her body was discovered, unaware of the sinister forces surrounding him.

When an angry spirit latches onto Jamie, he’s led down a dark and twisted path, one that uncovers old family secrets, destroying everything Jamie ever believed in.

Caught between the world of the living and the vengeful dead, Jamie fights the pull of the other side. It’s up to Jamie to settle old scores or no one will rest in peace—but, first, he has to survive.

Book Details:

Genre: YA Supernatural Horror, Mystery
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication Date: June 26, 2018
Number of Pages: 334
ISBN: 978-1-944109-59-2
Purchase Links: Amazon 🔗 | Barnes & Noble 🔗 | Goodreads 🔗

 

Author Bio:

Julieanne Lynch

Julieanne Lynch is an author of YA and Adult genre urban fantasy books. Julieanne was born in Northern Ireland, but spent much of her early life in London, United Kingdom, until her family relocated back to their roots.

Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she is a full-time author. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. Julieanne has several projects optioned for film.

 

Q&A with Julieanne Lynch

Do you draw from personal experiences and/or current events?

Yes, I tend to use my own personal experiences when I’m writing. Not everything may have happened in my life, but essentially, I have some experience with the themes and topics covered in all my books. In my current novel, Beneath the Lighthouse, my protagonist has Asperger’s, a condition my eldest child has. I used my own experience of raising a child not typical of other children and drew on the inspiration from my son.

Do you start with the conclusion and plot in reverse or start from the beginning and see where the story line brings you?

I always start at the beginning, having everything plotted out and know where I am going. I am pedantic about plotting and storyboarding, and I cannot work any other way. I have become a creature of habit and find it difficult to write any other way. And even when I do write without a plot, I always start at the beginning and go from there. I don’t skip on chapters and come back to them several chapter’s later. I just get the job done, regardless of how long it may take.

Are any of your characters based on you or people that you know?

None of my main characters are based on anyone in particular. However, I do have smaller character’s who are loosely based on people I know or have met. I’ve become quite accustomed to using names, rather than the person, but I think it adds a sense of realism to my character and the story I am telling.

Your routine when writing? Any idiosyncrasies?

Being a mother of five means my routine can be rather all over the place. But on a good writing day, I tend to have planned well in advance the hours I intend to work, and who will be helping with what.
I prefer to write in my pyjama’s, hair scrapped back and nothing but silence. I used to be able to write with music playing, but I’ve become quite accustomed to silence and nothing but the clicking of the keys on my keyboard.

I don’t like to be disturbed when I am deep in the zone. I hate losing my train of thought, and when I do, I tend to lose my temper. I can be quite the drama queen, and then giggle afterwards, once I’ve calmed down.
Some family members would even go as far as to suggest that I am odd, and a bit of a loner. But in truth, I am happiest when alone, with nothing but my thoughts to keep me company.

CM: I’m the same way when interrupted during my reading time.

Tell us why we should read this book.

Beneath the Lighthouse is a thrilling, edge of your seat read. It’s scary. It’s engaging. It’s suspenseful. It has all the elements of a fantastic teen horror story that adults and children can both enjoy. We have two characters, both terribly flawed, with intertwining stories that come together for a wonderful climatic ending that will leave you shocked.

Who are some of your favorite authors?

I absolutely love James Patterson, Lee Child, Stephen King, Richelle Mead, Charlaine Harris, Leigh Russell, Jojo Moyes, P.C. Cast, Manuel Puig, Katherine Mansfield, Anne Rice to name a few.

What are you reading now?

Friend Request by Laura Marshall

Are you working on your next novel? Can you tell us a little about it?

Yes, I am writing a novel called What Lurks Within. I can’t say too much at this stage, but I can guarantee that my readers will be pleased and excited for this book.

CM: This title sounds intriguing and look forward to learning more about it. Just put it on my TBR list

Fun questions:
Your novel will be a movie. Who would you cast?

Oh I love this question.
Jamie – Jack Reynor
Iliana – Aisling Franciosi
Lenny – Damian McGinty
Claire – Saoirse Ronan
Jack – Aidan Turner
Father Murray – Stephen Rhea
Sonya – Paula Malcomson

Favorite leisure activity/hobby?

I love to run, weightlift, mountain hiking, swimming and diving.

Favorite meal?

Pizza

CM: I agree. There’s nothing better than pizza!

 

Read an excerpt:

Jamie sat on the edge of his bed crying. Unable to stem the flow, he pounded his fist against the bed. The guilt-laden emotions swelled until they crushed him from the inside out, battered by the past.

If he had told his parents sooner about the things his sister Emer had been doing, she’d still be alive. Every time he thought of her, all the things he should have done to save her flooded through his mind. But he still ended up facing the harsh reality—he had failed her. It was his fault. A void like no other existed, leaving him in a limbo worse than death.

Jamie took off his school shirt and walked to the dresser. He grabbed a T-shirt from one of its drawers. He looked hard at his reflection in the mirror. How would it feel to not exist? The mirror showed the Jamie everyone knew and loved, yet his blue eyes were empty.

The young lad with dreams of playing for his favorite football team no longer existed. In his place stood a shadow, a living, breathing shell of the person he used to be. The ugliness of his home had become a constant reminder of the person he no longer was, and he hated himself even more. There was no escape or a happy ever after. Desolation and depression lurked in his future, and it hurt almost as bad as Emer’s death.

Jamie closed his eyes for a moment.

A chill, the same kind he’d felt in the library, pricked at his skin. The air grew thick and icy. Each labored breath became sharp. Every nerve in his body stood on edge, his senses on overdrive. He opened his eyes.

A shadow loomed behind him in the mirror’s reflection, its presence dominating him. He stood still, his heart pounding hard.

The shadow flowed, a discordant and uncoordinated swirling mesh of movement.

Jamie’s gaze remained locked on the mirror, unable to break free. The apparition descended upon him, shrouding him in its dark, wet residue. It moved through him.

Thump.

Thump.

Thump.

His heart was in a vise, compressed by whatever moved through his core. His eyes bulged, and he gasped for breath. Cool air washed over him.

Water lapped around his ankles. A strange odor assailed his nostrils. Unsure of where he was, or why he was there, Jamie scrambled to make sense of it. One minute, he stood in his room. The next, he was confined in a pit.

Scream after scream ripped through his throat. Jamie struggled to find a way out. He caught sight of his hands … only they weren’t his. The shock silenced his screams.

He wasn’t in his body.

He saw things through someone else’s eyes. Darkness crowded the edges of his vision.

Back in his room, he stood in front of the mirror, trembling and soaking wet. Jamie searched the room, trying to figure out what had just happened. Nothing was out of place. He shivered. Nothing would ever explain what had just occurred.

Jamie took a few deep breaths and dried off, while sweat trickled down his brow. He put on a fresh change of clothes, doing his best not to think. Taking a step towards the door, he glanced around the room. Unease swarmed within him. He grabbed the door handle and swallowed the tight ball, which had formed in the back of his throat.

He closed the door tight behind him and whispered, “It’s all in your head.”

***

Excerpt from Beneath the Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch. Copyright © 2018 by Julieanne Lynch. Reproduced with permission from Julieanne Lynch. All rights reserved.

 

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  3 Responses to “BENEATH THE LIGHTHOUSE by Julianne Lynch | Showcase, Interview & Giveaway”

  1. Thank you for featuring me today 🙂

  2. This sounds like a good book. I admire the author, finding time to write while raising 5 children-impressive.

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