Monday, July 12, 2021

After the Wanting

This post is part of a book tour organized by Goddess Fish PromotionsElmer Seward will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. 

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Rising Internet sensation or creepy-guy magnet?

Rachel's life is a muddle of highs and lows. Just as her popular product review vlog is taking off, she finds herself fleeing to the seclusion of Virginia's Eastern Shore to escape her most recent romantic disaster. Lex's single-minded pursuit of Rachel frightens her.

To be loved and to be safe - That's all she wants.

But terror awaits After the Wanting...

my review...

You know how some books hook you from the first page? I always wonder why. I don’t think it’s the genre because although I’m a mystery nut, I tend to read a lot of different genres.  Is it the first line, the paragraph or...well, what? I don't know, but this book is one of those. From the first paragraph, I pretty well never stopped.

This is a story of a young lady in a contemporary world having the same problems we all have and then having the nightmare of her life. Elmer Seward makes this story flow and yet his ideas slowly wrap around and around making you wonder where the story is going. But you’re caught and you have to keep reading as fast as you can and’s over. A short book (196 pgs.) that just made me want more of his books to read. There are more. I found them on Amazon, and I intend to check them out.

read an excerpt...

It was a calm night, no wind to speak of. On nights like this I see her.

I know it seems crazy, but true.

There’s a magic in the darkness. Magic and blood. The impossible becomes possible. Evil and good muddled in the inky depths. Life and death become sky and water on a moonless night with no discernable line between. In these moments, I see her. I touch her cheek but her face ripples and runs. And the blood. The blood flows all around. I cry out under the mocking stars. She sings in the wind. Her voice laughs in the rain. She calls and taunts.

I stop up my ears, but still she calls.

I must find her. I want this wanting, this haunting to stop.

I want…

But what comes after the wanting? What?

about Elmer Seward...

Elmer Seward was born and raised along the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia. When he was growing up, the cemetery behind his house was his playground. The metaphorical theme of death and rebirth that figures prominently in his novels is probably influenced in some way by the time that his mother heard, through the screened window, a small voice crying for help. Rushing from the house and through the yard, she discovered her all-too-curious six-year-old son at the bottom of a freshly dug grave. In that moment, he discovered that trouble is much easier to get into than it is to get out of. Sometimes we need help getting out of the hole that we jump into willingly.

He is blessed to have a large blended family and is the reluctant servant of two crazy dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and a BruMaltChiYorkie (don't ask). All of these strongly influence the characters and events in his novels; however, his beautiful wife, Mitzi, is the true inspiration for the tender hearted but determined women in his stories.

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  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed After the Wanting.

  2. Thank you for sharing your review of this story and the book and author details, it sounds like a must read for me


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