Friday, October 11, 2019

Guest post from Annelies George, author of Quest to the Unknown and Darkness and Light

Title: Darkness and Light
Author: Annelies George
Publisher: BI Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Ebook
On Tour: September 9-November 29

DARKNESS AND LIGHT is set five years after the brutal attack in Jessie’s apartment. From Miami to the Seychelles, the now married journalist continues her life journey. The metaphorical meaning of darkness and light are central themes throughout the story. Hatred, greed, betrayal, lies, the desire for power, far reaching jealousy, unconditional love, forgiveness and the noticeable changes in today’s climate are some of the spellbinding features of this plot.In the second part of the Jessie Golden Earth series once more today’s business jungle is intertwined with the intangible world of the other side. This results in an easily readable exciting story set in various countries around the globe, leading to a surprising unexpected end to this part in the series.


Title: Quest to the Unknown
Author: Annelies George
Publisher: Hybrid Global Publishing
Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Format: Paperback/Ebook
On Tour: September 9-November 29

Quest to the Unknown revolves around up-and-coming Dutch reporter Jessie Golden, ready for her first holiday with business mogul and playboy Carlos Gomez, with whom she is engaged in a budding romance. Her journey begins when she finds a folder full of information on a mysterious woman named Nancy and her son Paul, leading her to an unexpected quest. Soon thereafter Jessie is confronted with a series of unexplainable supernatural occurrences. She realizes there is no such thing as coincidence, although she can’t unravel the true meaning of her quest nor her link to Nancy and her son. At the same time Jessie believes Carlos’ father has ties with some questionable characters. Startled by a series of unexpected events she reaches out to Ed Turner, Carlos’ right-hand man. In order to protect the one she truly loves, Jessie starts an investigation that points to the murky world of the mob. When a stranger is constantly following her, Jessie’s life is in serious danger. Can the ones she implicitly confides in, still be trusted? The first part of the Jessie Golden 21st Century Earth Series, introduces the main characters of the saga in an intriguing story of exceptional mother love, the far reaching consequences of choices in life, genuine feelings, blind faith and brutal deception, set in a multitude of countries in today’s fast moving business world.


Darkness and Light

Recently the second part in the Jessie Golden Earth Series, Darkness and Light, was published. This sequel to Quest to the Unknown starts five years after the devastating attack in the heroine’s (Jessie Golden) apartment. Now married to Carlos Gomez, Jessie continues her life journey, a roller coaster of unexpected feelings and utter betrayal, as well as confusing supernatural experiences revolving around the duality of darkness and light, alongside the individual stories of people who surround her. The end of the book is the unexpected answer to the question why things in part one of the series (Quest to the Unknown) were indeed not what they seemed.
“The metaphorical meaning of darkness and light is central in the book,” Annelies George, author of the series, explains. “If you closely study the main characters and their behavior, you probably understand what I’m getting at.”
During her research the author stumbled over a prophecy while attending a Munay-Ki class. This inspired her to initiate Loveable Light, a peaceful cause that aims to create a flow of more positive energy in this world by using the powerful light of love we all have within.
“All my books contain an important message,” Annelies says. “Particularly in chapter 24 I share my point of view on the mystery of life and the current state of the world, reflected in a speech that a medium gave in trance.”
This work of fiction does contain some autobiographic elements, as was the case with the first part.
“I think that each writer is inspired by events occurring in the world or in his or her own life, while the behavior and characters of those we encounter can be another source of inspiration,” she comments, not revealing where exactly in the book the autobiographical section can be found.
Would you like to learn more about Annelies George, her books and the Loveable Light initiative? 

Annelies George was born on 4 August, 1964 in Bussum, After the gymnasium, she followed a one-year course as an international secretary in Amsterdam. Immediately afterward she started to work for a law firm, studying finance, management and law during the evening hours with the goal of becoming a lawyer herself. A move to a different town brought her into the fast IT world, where she was employed by GE Capital, marking the start of a successful career in the international IT Finance world. Due to the intensity of the job and long working hours, she abandoned her plans for a law degree. At the age of 30, she was appointed to Benelux managing director of a US based lease company, a rare phenomenon at the time, since few women were holding similar positions in the specific branch in the Netherlands. Thereafter she accepted a variety of EMEA and regional management and sales roles with Cisco, Microsoft, and Hewlett Packard. Annelies still lives in Bussum and is taking care of her 83-year-old mother. She loves, among other activities, to paint and design necklaces when she is not writing. On occasion she likes to travel to discover new places and understand the different ways of living around the globe.

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