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Rising Above: (Still Waters Part Two) [Kindle Edition]

Stacey Joy Netzel , Stacy D. Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Imagine you’ve lived before, but don’t remember or believe it’s even possible. Therein lies the danger. For in not believing and learning from your pasts, the power shifts to the one who would see you dead. Again.

Ryan James never gave much thought to ghosts or the idea of reincarnation—until the appearance of the beautiful Ali Whitman triggers terrifying visions that feel like real life. As he pieces together their past lives, he discovers they aren’t the only players. Worse, if he can’t convince Ali to believe before their past adversary makes the next move, he’ll lose her all over again.

Author’s note: Beneath Still Waters (Part One) is available individually, or as part of the highly-acclaimed TALES FROM THE MIST anthology. While not absolutely essential, it is recommended to read Part One first in order to get the overall scope of the story.


Chapter 1

Late. Not good for the first day of class with a professor he was dying to meet. He rushed toward the door, but paused for a quick assessment of the situation through the slim window instead of shoving inside blind.

Students populated the theater-style seating, and at the front of the class, a slim, red-haired girl commandeered the professor’s attention. Whew. I should be able to slip in undetec—

Darkness registered. His hand froze on the door at the murky mass surrounding the redhead, curling around her in rolling, undulating waves. His gut clenched. Unexplainable dread weighted his limbs.

The girl and the professor seemed oblivious to the malevolent presence as wispy tendrils extended outward, smoke-like fingers of malice making their way from person to person. Seeking. Testing.

The closer they crept along the slanted aisle toward him, the faster his heart beat. Thumping in his chest, banging against his ribs, urging him to run. And yet, not even his little toe so much as twitched. Fascination kept him rooted to the spot, barely able to breathe.

Without warning, the tendrils were sucked back into the murky cauldron encompassing the girl. Was she the source, or the recipient?

When she laughed at something the professor said, the melodic sound dissipated the evil and filtered through the crack in the double doors, drawing him inside. His pulse eased. Oxygen filled his lungs once more.

Both the redhead and the professor turned toward him as the door swung closed with a loud creak. They smiled. Beautiful.

Then the darkness reappeared.



Black arrow-like projectiles shot through the air toward him. He tried to run, but tripped and fell back against the door. Searing, white-hot pain paralyzed his entire body when the first arrow pierced his chest—

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Author's note:  While it is not absolutely necessary to read Beneath Still Waters (Part One) before reading Rising Above, in order to get the full scope of the overall story, it is recommended. Beneath Still Waters is available at Amazon as part of the highly-acclaimed TALES FROM THE MIST anthology.

About the Author

Award-winning author Stacey Joy Netzel fell in love with books at a young age, so for her the graduation to writing them was natural. An avid reader and fan of movies with a happily ever after, she is thrilled to call herself a full-time writer after 20 years as a travel agent. She writes romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and the occasional paranormal romance short story. Colorado is one of her favorite settings for her books, followed closely by Wisconsin and Italy.

She lives in her native Wisconsin with her husband and three children, a couple horses and some barn cats. In her limited free time she enjoys gardening, canning, and visiting her parents in Northeastern Wisconsin (Up North) at the family cabin on the lake.

Product Details

  • File Size: 287 KB
  • Print Length: 130 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stacey Joy Netzel; 1 edition (November 7, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A3L05HO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,214 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars And She's Done It Again November 19, 2012
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I've loved all of Ms. Netzel's books but I hesitated purchasing this one because I generally don't read paranormal. But the stunning cover drew me in as did my general enjoyment of her writing style. Well, I'm so happy I did buy this book!

It was so much more than its haunting cover and the paranormal elements were not overdone. Despite limited reading time, I made time when I shouldn't have because I couldn't put this book down. I fell in love with her hero Ryan and her heroine Ali. They are easy to fall in love with because they have a few flaws which make them real and lovable. The situation that puts them in danger is believable within the setting Ms. Netzel sets up. With its Colorado setting its one more reason to please me. Who doesn't love a Colorado locale?

This novella is complete and satisfying--a perfect read for a chilly fall day.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Action, romance, great characters combine January 13, 2013
By Tamara
Format:Kindle Edition
Fantastic read! The plot and characters combine for a read that won't have your eyes "Rising Above" the pages! Romance, plot, action, characters you'll love, characters you'll hate... this book has it all! I couldn't put it down. Stacey Joy Netzel is now officially one of my favorite authors!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully haunting story!! November 9, 2012
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A thrilling ride from beginning to end, Stacey Joy Netzel made me a believer! This haunting story kept me on the edge of my seat, turning page after page, discovering each clue with the characters on their emotional journey through a mystery centuries in the making. A definite must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written paranormal November 8, 2012
By Rhonda
Format:Kindle Edition
Full disclosure: I have a short story in TALES FROM THE MIST where Stacey Joy Netzel's Beneath Still Waters (book one) is published. While I think all the stories are great, BSW was my favorite in the anthology. And RISING ABOVE is just as good. It's well written, no problems with editing or formatting. RA is a fast-paced, suspenseful, paranormal novella. Even the secondary characters are well developed. Ms. Netzel's writing makes you feel the relationship between Ryan and Ali spanning the ages and their past lives. The tension is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages. It's a satisfying read and I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow January 23, 2014
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I never really thought that I would like para normal books. I started reading again about 2 years ago when I got a kindle for my birthday. I started reading "name brands". Reading Nora Roberts "Key" Trilogy, and "Garden" Trilogy" not thinking they were para normal para normal to me were Vampires, Werewolf etc well Stacey Joy Netzel rocks that. Stacey's "Still Waters" was as awesome as anything Ms Roberts wrote. Grabbed me from part one to part two. Alianna and the river and their story's were awesome...
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I fell in love with books at a young age, so for me it seemed only natural to graduate to writing them. I credit my parents for encouraging my dreams of becoming a published author, as well as the very talented friends I've made in Romance Writers of America and Wisconsin Romance Writers (WisRWA) since joining in 2004.

An avid reader and lover of movies with a happily ever after, I live in Wisconsin with my husband and children, a couple horses and some barn cats. In my limited free time I enjoy gardening and canning, and visiting my parents up north at the cabin on the lake with the whole family.

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