Everyone loves a good origin tale. Cege's started when she was eight years old. She snuck out of bed late one night and into the living room to watch TV. Flipping through stations with the volume turned down low, she came across a rerun of a movie called The Exorcist. She was terrified yet mesmerized.
Cege wasn't unfamiliar with the idea of the battle between good and evil. She attended Catholic school in a small town in rural Wisconsin, and at the time knew the 'age appropriate' stories from the Bible. Nothing in those stories prepared her for the visual onslaught of watching the battle between the priests and the demon for the soul of the young Linda Blair. Cege was deeply disturbed by the movie, but nonetheless a seed was planted that night. That seed grew into a rampant fascination with all things supernatural.
Sleepovers turned into B-rated horror film marathons. Her library card was used to bring home piles of books about ghosts and vampires. She still isn't quite sure who she loved first, Stephen King or Freddy Krueger. By the time she was twelve, Cege took a turn at penning her own spooky tales. That love of things that go bump in the night and scare you to death has only grown stronger throughout the years.
The paranormal and supernatural take center stage in all of Cege's stories. Over the years, she has crafted her own origin stories about vampires (the Bloodtruth series), zombies (the Twisted Souls series), and ghosts, angels, and demons (the Shadows series). She's also taken on the folklore around the Fountain of Youth (the Immortal End series beginning with Ageless). There is something for every reader of the paranormal in Cege's books.
Where to find Cege Smith online
Trials of Truth (Bloodtruth #3)
No one is safe in Altera as the lines between good and evil blur even further in this third installment of the Bloodtruth series. Queen Angeline Robart left her kingdom in the hands of her betrayer to embark on a mission to find her cure. Connor is forced to make a decision between his fate and his love for Angeline. Back in the capital city of Brebackerin, Malin finds that enemies lie in wait.
Heiress of Lies (Bloodtruth #1)
Blood never lies, but people do…
With the King of Altera on his deathbed, all eyes are on his only child, eighteen-year-old Angeline Robart. The crown princess is called from her studies to return to her father's side, but is kidnapped en route by Connor, a mysterious rogue who has his own reasons for becoming involved in the high stakes game of political intrigue.
Veiled Shadows (Shadows #3)
In the stunning conclusion of the Shadows trilogy, Ellie and David risk everything to uncover the truth about their pasts…
The Queen's Betrayal (Bloodtruth #2)
Newly crowned Queen Angeline Robart is in a world of trouble as the lines of loyalty blur in this continuation of the heart-pounding paranormal Bloodtruth series.
Shadows Deep (Shadows #2)
Elle Coulter made a terrible choice to save herself, and her new love, David Mitchell. Now it's time to live up to her end of the bargain.
Edge of Shadows (Shadows #1)
Edge of Shadows is a paranormal urban fantasy tale about a woman trying to rebuild her life when fate intervenes. She must solve a century-old mystery in order to escape an ancient evil with ties to her past.
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- Gerald and the Wee People
on Jan. 11, 2012
I read Gerald and the Wee People in concert with my 10-year son. I had a feeling that he would naturally gravitate to the adventures of Gerald and his best friend Vernon as they tried to help the Wee People defeat the misshapen ones who are attacking the Wee People's village. Gerald is put on a hero's journey after learning of a prophecy that he must fulfill in order to reach his destiny and save the Wee People from the evil forest god, Miach.
My son blew through the book in a matter of days. The part that he enjoyed the most was near the end when Gerald had to confront and defeat Miach. He did comment a few times that the book was long, but I think part of that was his excitement to finish the book.
His favorite character was the far-seer Sheela who had magical skills- he's been a big fan of magic for years. I think the author did a great job of describing the Wee People's village and really giving the reader an immerse experience of what life was like there. My son said that he would like to visit the village to see all of the jobs in action.
As a parent, this is exactly the type of book that I am delighted to see my son read. The fantasy elements are just right and the author brought together the right blend of action and character development to keep a reader of his age entertained.