Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blog Tour - The Realm By Lindsey Rietzsch

The Realm: Secrets Unlocked (Book 1 of the Realm Series)

Series Description
Do angels and demons really exist? Between the ever thinning veil of mortality and spirit world the battle of good vs. evil rages on.

Meet Celeste Day, a beautiful college hopeful who may look like your average girl next door - but in her cozy New England town she’s been harboring a lifelong gift and deep secret that is about to be exposed. Being raised in a church going family where image is everything, her whole world is about to be turned upside down overnight as Celeste decides to take the summer off to "fix herself". When the good looking and mysterious “Ezra” moves to town things only get more complicated as Celeste is confronted by secrets from her past, unexplained phenomenon and dark paranormal forces beyond her control. Saving her reputation and proving her sanity is the least of her worries when she quickly learns she is a part of something much bigger than she could have ever imagined - something that will forever alter her future and change the world…and there is no turning back!

Written by bestselling author Lindsey K. Rietzsch, this story is not your typical young adult paranormal romance. Based on certain true events incorporated with a blend of fantasy, fiction and inspirational components, The Realm will take you on an incredible journey to a world beyond this that will forever change the way you think about life after death.

Lindsey K. Rietzsch (pronounced “reach”) was born and raised in Sandy, Utah and currently resides in Davis county with her husband Manuel and three children Gabe, Paisley and Cambrey. She holds a Bachelor of Integrated Studies from Weber State University in Social Work, Family Studies and Communication.
Lindsey is the author of the national acclaimed book How to Date Your Spouse and the author of Successful Failures (a self help book and personal biography). Lindsey is also the inventor of Hydroheel (an as seen on TV product) and the owner of Hydroheel LLC.
Aside from being an author and entrepreneur, Lindsey is an inspirational songwriter and speaker. She also is an avid blogger, writer and full time mom.
Lindsey is on facebook and can be reached through her website


Excerpt Taken from Acknowledgments Page of the Realm
         It all started one morning when my dad called and told me about an experience he had in the middle of the night. Unable to sleep his mind began to wander until it stumbled upon the fascinating concept of this story. Flashes of memories from the past related to paranormal experiences from his teen years, swirled around the story line and my dad felt as though he was onto something truly unique!
         Quickly, he woke up his wife and began to tell her about this idea. While discussing it with her, the room lit up and they both agreed that was a sure sign that this story needed to be written. As soon as the sun was up he called me and told me all about it. He asked me if I’d be interested in writing the story since I was already a published author. The story concept was so enthralling that I couldn’t resist and I agreed.
         Later that month during a family Christmas party, my dad and I stepped aside and laid out the entire outline for the book – which would be a trilogy series. He pointed out key experiences that had happened to him and people we knew that he wanted to incorporate into the book. I as well pulled from documented experiences of several near death encounters. Since NDE books make up ninety percent of my personal library, I had a wealth of insight to contribute to the story. In an instant the characters were born and from that day forward it truly felt as though these characters had become a part of our lives. 
         Quickly, I went to work at writing the book, sending each chapter to my dad and his wife who were anxiously waiting with popcorn in hand. Just like a TV series, they got one episode per week and couldn’t wait until the next chapter arrived. It was the highlight of each week. Never before had a story evoked so much emotion and anticipation from any of us. It truly was an adventure we’ll never forget!
         When the story was finally complete, we knew we had something monumental – something that would forever leave an imprint in modern day fiction. I thank my dad, Roger D. Willardson for asking me to be a part of this exciting project. It is our hope that you the reader, enjoy the experience you are about to become a part of; an experience that will open your eyes to a world of incredible possibilities. Through the very real events of many who have bravely shared, a story has been born to take you on a journey, you’ll never forget!           
..definitely thought-provoking and intriguing from start to finish…I have high hopes for the sequel. Loretta Porter
..fell in love with the descriptions of the other world that we came from and will hopefully return to.  Wonderful job, Lindsey! Misty Dawn Pulsipher.
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