My good friend Theresa Crater’s second novel came out today from Eternal Press. I met Theresa during my time at Metro State College: she was a professor who taught British Lit, but she also brought in a Speculative Fiction workshop class. Her first novel Under the Stone Paw came out in 2006:
Anne Le Clair, a successful, young attorney, has always managed to remain free from her family’s gothic past. When she inherits her eccentric aunt’s antique necklace, though, she finds no escape from its secrets. Anne is soon immersed in a crash course of forbidden wisdom, secret societies, and her family’s own legacy. The urgency? She discovers she is one of only six initiates who holds the key to a mystery as big as the universe.
Her new book, Beneath the Hallowed Hill, continues where the first left off:
Anne Le Clair travels to Glastonbury with her fiancee, Egyptologist and mystic Michael Levy, to investigate a house she inherited from her mysterious aunt…only to find trouble waiting. One of Avalon’s sacred twin springs is failing. Together, Anne and Michael try to restore the water flow, but discover there is much more at stake: the Illuminati master Alexander Cagliostro has activated an ancient crystal tower, tearing a hole in time which threatens much more than one sacred spring. Meanwhile, in ancient Atlantis, Megan, priestess of the Crystal Matrix Chamber, flees the destruction of her world carrying with herself a vital artifact.