The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.
After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.
Again, these are WONDERFUL!
But most people would never read all of them because your words would elicit feelings of befuddlement and despair at trying to badger their way through your dense, unrelenting prose. Or, I should say: "most people will give up reading these because they don't understand what you are talking about!"
Re-write them using the language as you speak it. If you really speak like this, you either learned English as a second language, or the people surrounding you don't understand what you are saying most of the time. I think that in fact, you are in love with your thesaurus. Based on your bio, it isn't true, but your tone (tenor) is that of a genius child trying to appear to be an adult. Please, please find an editor who isn't one of your friends and has never read these books before! They will tell you when there are sentences which confound us, your humble readers.
These books are fabulous--storyline, plot, and characters are all already in place! It's the word choices and sentence construction that makes them too dense for the average reader! You are obviously way smarter than most and they don't want to be reminded of that fact with every sentence--speak THEIR language, not some high-falutin' razzledazzle that leaves them cold and not wanting to continue.
You could have some serious best sellers--if only you wrote in spoken English. I wish I could contact you and we could go through these line by line, because they are SO CLOSE to being hits!