The Sea Inside

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A fantasy adventure full of enchantment and unexpected twists. Following an accident, Jayne wakes up in hospital paralysed. As she battles to regain her strength, a visitor gives her a crystal with a shimmering blue mist at its heart. Jayne finds herself in an alternate world beneath the waves in which she is whole again. But when her world shatters, it seems the crystal is a bringer of chaos. More

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About Vickie Johnstone

Vickie Johnstone lives in London, where she works as a sub-editor on business magazines. She has a thing about fluffy cats and also loves reading, writing, films, the sea, art, nature, white chocolate and travelling. Vickie has self-published 16 books.

Books published in 2011:

Kaleidoscope (March) – 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light – a free book of 44 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City – the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June);
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).

The Kiwi books have illustrations by Nikki McBroom.

Books published in 2012:

Day of the Living Pizza – a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life’s Rhythms – 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail – a romantic comedy with a dog as the hero (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August);
Day of the Pesky Shadow (October);
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November); and
Kiwi's Christmas Tail (December).

Books published in 2013:

The Sea Inside – a fantasy adventure (May); and
I Dream of Zombies – a horror set in London in 2013 (October).

Books published in 2014:

Haven (I Dream of Zombies, 2) (May).

Books published in 2015:

Mind-spinning Rainbows - 45 haiku and 109 poems (April).

Links:

Blog: http://vickiejohnstone.blogspot.com
Twitter: @vickiejohnstone
Website: Kiwiincatcity.com
Merchandise: www.zazzle.co.uk/kiwiincatcity

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone
http://www.facebook.com/KiwiinCatCity
http://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopePoetry

Happy reading and writing :)

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Reviews

Review by: Nicole Storey on Dec. 02, 2013 :
I received an ARC of this book for beta and review purposes.
Vicki Johnstone has a firm grip on the fantasy genre. I loved the characters, the amazing worlds she created, and the idea of facing one's fears in order to move ahead to something better. Not all questions were answered at the end but enough to satisfy me...for now! A delicious brew of invention, enchantment and refreshing characters, Vickie Johnstone has a firm grasp on the fantasy genre. I can't wait to read more of her work! I am looking forward to the next book!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ed Drury on Nov. 29, 2013 :
A young woman is struggling to adjust to life after a spinal cord injury when she is given a gift by a mysterious older woman. Rather than merely help Jayne adjust to her new reality, this gifts offers the potential of a completely alternate existence. Jayne finds her true love only to be dealt another cruel blow by fate. In her journey to get back her new life she must face the biggest hurdles any of us can. Our own fears and doubts.

How do you make the incredible credible? It must be enormously helpful to have written an excellent series of children's books based on a magical city where cats behave like human citizens. The Sea Inside is a young adult fantasy adventure which, like the Kiwi series takes the reader on a visit to a fantastic realm. It successfully takes us from the world of childhood fables, in the Kiwi books, to young adult fantasy adventure. Enjoyable and entertaining with subtle moral questions about love, friendship, loyalty, and family.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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