When Jael Mancuso decides she needs to get away from a bad relationship and explore her lost spiritual roots, she quits her job and moves to Seven Hills. The unrelenting, mystery-seeking Jael stumbles upon a misguided trip back into her inherited religious childhood where she's forced to live its delinquencies in her present. A quagmire of secrecy unfolds. Her mind boggles under the dense, manipulative charade of the spiritually reprobate.
Unable to resist Jael’s charm and wit, Shane follows her into the story of her life. He discovers the intensity of a Screaming Ego’s lure and the seductive persuasion it can wield into the thoughts of one or many. Once they step into this spiritual realm, they can’t avoid the shrouded mind of Pastor Thomas Jude. His fundamental authority of those whom have accepted and justified their own deep and miry entanglement of religion will unfold before your eyes.
Julie Ann Hacker is the Author of The Dead Dance Faster-Unsacred Awakening, the first book in her The Dead Dance Faster book series at Screaming Ego Books. She honed her writing skills alongside a few good people, notably her college creative writing and literature professors. She whetted her curiosity for life and its subtleties alongside her sociology and psychology professors, not to mention through her personal life homilies, the greatest teacher of all. Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Julie has lived her life near the Laurel Mountains where her imagination spurned and twisted stories of intrigue, mystery and suspense. Taking an “early retirement” from non-profit and religious ministry work, Julie now fills her days writing fiction and non-fiction. When not spending her ‘free time’ with family and friends, she also enjoys reading, knitting, biking, running, yoga and Starbucks. And, she loves to travel when she gets the chance. Connect with me @ julieannhacker.com