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A Shade of Mind [Kindle Edition]

Roger Jackson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Bobby Hawkins wakes up in the hospital after a car crash, he’s not alone. Something – or someone – has taken up residence in his subconscious. Occasionally, it even pops up in his conscious mind and freaks him out.

He doesn’t tell anybody about it though. They’d think he was nuts. So Bobby deals with his psychic intruder as best as he can. Even when it pushes him to do things. Odd things. Like, hang out with the girl’s volleyball team in order to find someone he doesn’t know. Volleyball? He’s a star basketball player. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with volleyball!

But when he sees Angela Bryant on the squad, Bobby knows she is the one he’s supposed to meet. Why? No idea, but Stowaway, as Bobby nicknames the shadow in his mind, is relentless. He has to stick by her, protect her, and only Stowaway knows why.

A Shade of Mind is an unusual love story. It’s not only between a boy and a girl, it also portrays the love of a brother for a sister and a father for a daughter in a mysterious, paranormal, sort of way. Is Stowaway a benevolent spirit haunting a boy’s mind or something more sinister?

Product Details

  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 245 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,592,212 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping. Compelled to read it. Real page turner! August 22, 2012
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Well written story that did something few novels can accomplish well. It gave the reader a chance to figure out what was happening before the main character does. What this did was made me as the reader compelled to read on to find out if I was right, if a plot twist was coming to prove me wrong, etc. I connected with the troubled main character even though he was nothing like me due to the excellent development of him through descriptions and being privy to his inner thoughts. I found myself really caring about the characters and wanting things to work out for them and their relationship. I would recommend this book to both teens and adults and will be looking for any other available books by Roger Jackson. Good read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting? August 21, 2012
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So, did I just read a ghost story? An angel story? A story of a boy with two personalities? I'm really not sure. And that's fine, because any way you want to interpret it, this is a fantastic story about a very troubled young man who manages to save himself - and others - before he has a chance to self destruct. Very good read, good characters, interesting pretense. A new take on the term "soul mate".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good November 29, 2012
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Looking forward to Roger's next work. This was a very interesting read and a wonderful story. The mystery was not too difficult to figure out (especially for a father of two daughters), but still highly recommended.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed November 14, 2012
By Andrea
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This concept was very unique but i had a few things to get off my chest.

Bobby seemed like a child in most ways, like how they spout out 'I love you's to his new girlfriend but never to his sister, his friend tucks him in, he watches his friend sleep, he loves his coach, his anger is astounding with no control except for Stowaway, who handles it well

The ending was damn confusing with all the psycobabble and marriage and crap. Was it me or was everyone getting married?

It was well paced through out the book until all the confessions, love and end of the book.

Overall, i guess it is a good book for others but it was confusing and not at all entertaining.....well thats not quite true. Actually, some parts were laugh out loud funny but i think thats about it.

Good luck with your other books!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent reveal on the human soul August 29, 2014
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This was a gripping tale. I couldn't put it down. So much pain and passionate emotion. I highly recommend this book. I would think this would appeal to a highly diverse crowd. I have worked in Behavioral Health for more than 19 years and this book seemed to really capture some of the darkness and light of what it means to be young and human.
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More About the Author

My first taste of reading came in the 6th grade with the wonderful world of Scholastic Books. Even in a little farming community (population just over 1000), I could look through the two or three page catalog of books that were age appropriate - and dream. Then I had to ask my parents for the money to give to the teacher so she could place the order for my and my classmate's choice of books. Seeing the box from Scholastic sitting on the teacher's desk was as thrilling as Christmas. I knew there were books in that box just for me. I sat on the edge of my seat, waiting for the teacher to pull out that special bundle and call my name.

I grew up on an Arkansas delta cotton farm. We worked hard and played hard. We could roam the fields, imagining we were somewhere else - anywhere else. But I wouldn't have wanted to grow up anywhere else. The sky was so dark at night I could see all the stars unimpeded. The air was clean. The summers were hot, but the water pumped straight of the ground was cold. The winters were cold, but a gas wall heater kept the house toasty.

I liked farming and I developed a love of nature and for growing things from it. I was the first of my family to go to college and I earned a degree in Computer Science. Computer programming is my paying job, but being with my family and writing are my true passions.

I began writing in my teens, but I didn't sell anything in the national market. I did get recognition from my university and I co-wrote and produced a small Star Trek spoof film. As a result, I was privileged to meet Gene Roddenberry. I married a wonderful woman and raised two great daughters before returning to my love of writing.

I am pleased with the advent of electronic publishing. It gives more people a way of releasing his or her voice. My first e-publishing endeavors are a science fiction short story Currents of Thunder and my debut novel, A Shade of Mind.


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