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... reflect our desire to offer novels that engage readers' imaginations in the following speculation: everyday life has more substance and less predictability than assumed. Embrace the Boogeyman has been considered science fiction by some. Others have called the story of Texan Sylvian DuClair and rock star Kirth Naran a fantasy novel, a love story and a tale of high adventure. We suggest this story and those that follow exist in the realm of possibilities. All contain suspense, elements of time travel, touches of horror and what many call the paranormal.
The books from the Scrolls of Dust deal with the human condition and reflect a coming-of-age or rite-of-passage theme for the characters, whether they be 25 years old or 50. Much as those who grew up in a dysfunctional family, such as the adult children of alcoholics, must  face their past, each character has to make peace with his or her own demons.

They are, above all, action-based stories of love and self-awareness.
Embrace the Boogeyman includes a glossary that elaborates on the symbolism found in the novel. New Orleans in the 20th century provides the setting for a story that also contains 7th century Vikings and a 14th-century (B.C.) shrine.

The fast-paced books deal with serious issues in a light-hearted manner as the name of the press indicates. They all contain a laugh ... or two ... or more ... as the characters discover reality was not what they imagined at all.
Readers rave about Embrace the Boogeyman:

"The plot is wonderful; my interest was sustained throughout." Mirakhel Windsong, educator, Hotevilla, Arizona

"A compelling, haunting, mystical tale that draws the reader in and won't let go." Ann Tubbs, Dallas businesswoman & educator

"My gosh, it reads fast and great." Rebecca Watson, professor of English and creative writing, Midland College, Midland, Texas

"It's a good yarn." Linda Singer

"I loved the book. It kept me on the edge of my seat. It's too damn good not to sell." David Singer

"It's a good story, well constructed, and I do come to care for the characters. The writing is crisp and vivid throughout." author Tracy Daugherty

"Riveting." journalist and columnist Ed Todd

"Temple gives readers a love story that is set in the past and present and upon which the viability of the future depends.  Their adventures take them across time and space as these lovers fight a 3,000-year-old battle."
Larry D. Griffin, PhD., professor of English, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Dyersburg Community College, Tennessee

"An excellent story." Michael P. Jones, publisher Horse Latitudes Press

"Georgia Temple writes with a hyperactive imagination seemingly accelerated by overdoses of coffee.
Embrace the Boogeyman is a complex, colorful narrative sure to satisfy." Golden Globe Award winning actress Anne Archer and husband Terry Jastrow, a seven-time Emmy Award winning producer/director
Reviews on amazon.com:

5 out of 5 starsHats off to Embrace the Boogeyman, October 20, 2002:
  Reviewer: Shannon Smyrl from Midland, TX United States

Read the first six pages of Embrace the Boogeyman and you will not put down the book. Artwork by Charlotte Seay and Georgia Temple enhance the exquisite verbal imagery of the book.

5 out of 5 stars Embrace the Boogeyman, October 20, 2002

  Reviewer: Linda Thorsen Bond from Nacogdoches, Texas

Is it new age? Is it science fiction? Or a romance? I'd say "Embrace the Boogeyman" is in a class by itself. Author Georgia Temple has written a tightly-crafted novel that travels back and forth through the ages to tell a tale of good and evil. Whether you fancy the Vikings or modern times, you'll be intrigued by her story. There's a strong heroine, a worthy love interest and a grisly opponent. With "Embrace the Boogeyman," Georgia Temple may have created her own genre!

Embrace the Boogeyman,
January 6, 2003

5 out of 5 stars I Couldn't put it Down!, January 7, 2003

  Reviewer: Kathy Young from West Texas

Embrace the Boogyman is refreshing! I could not put this book down!

Georgia Temple has weaved a story that embraces romance, adventure and science fiction. I instantly found myself drawn into the story. If you like mystery and adventure, you will enjoy this book.

I was sorry when the book ended. More! More! More! I can't wait for the next book!

5 out of 5 stars Wow! What a wonderful book!, February 12, 2003

  Reviewer: Cindy Klatt from Midland, TX USA

Georgia has done a tremendous job writing a book that keeps the reader involved to the very end. "Embrace the Boogeyman" has love, adventure and intrigue interweaved throughout the book. It was very difficult to put the book down. We are ready for the next one. Great job, Georgia. Thank you. God bless you.

To view the listing online go to www.amazon.com and do a search for Georgia Temple or Embrace the Boogeyman or click on the address below: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0970371748/qid=1041567670/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/103-0318158-2290261?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

The material on this page was taken from the SMP Web site, which can be accessed from the Gateway page or by clicking on the following link: www.sweetmischiefspress.com . The readers' comments also appear on the author's Web site: www.georgiatemple.net. The novel can be purchased by check or money order from either site and online via credit card through amazon.com. The novel can also be purchased through Signature Galleries of West Texas, 2101 W. Wadley Ave., Midland, Tx 79705, 915-682-9911 or toll free: 877-859-8392. The first chapter of the novel can be found on both sites or read on this site by clicking here.

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