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About S.E. Amadis
I could never write about a happy, conventional couple living in a happy, conventional, suburban neighbourhood with two cars and one and a half children, a dog and a pet bird, working at happy, conventional, uneventful jobs.
My heroes and heroines have to walk through fire (or rather, crawl through fire), get strangled, beaten, shot at, drowned, poisoned, get caught in tornadoes or earthquakes or get attacked by mutant gnats. Or, they have to strangle, beat, shoot, drown and poison other people.
A story with anything less than these dramatic, hair-raising elements was always too boring for me to even consider telling.
I believe in magic. I believe that the world is full of mystery, and that there are more things in heaven and earth than could ever be dreamt of in our conventional, logic-based philosophies.
Outside of that, as a dry, mundane list of facts about me, I’m a single parent from a village near Montreal, Canada, who now enjoys the freaking great good fortune to live happily with my two sons on the almost-tropical south coast of Spain, basking in summer eight months of the year. Typical activities include running a marathon with the kids to school every morning and cooking frequently for an Always Hungry teenaged son with four stomachs.
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As long as you keep reading them, I'll keep writing more books, because I LURRRVE to make up stories more than anything!
Titles By S.E. Amadis
But everything isn’t always as it seems.
Charlie’s husband is violent and abusive. Her job is teetering on the brink. And to make things worse, her teenage daughter is rebellious and uncooperative.
One day, Charlie’s children disappear without a trace.
Now Charlie’s life turns into a desperate race against time to find them. She has no idea where to turn or who to go to.
Has her husband kidnapped their own children? Or is someone — or something — even more terrifying and invincible holding them in its thrall? Someone more horrifying than even Charlie can imagine?
Why is a mysterious group so interested in her children? Will Charlie be able to find them in time to save them?
And what are all these strange and awesome powers that Charlie is suddenly uncovering within herself?
Witches’ Haven is the story of an ordinary mother who makes an extraordinary discovery about herself — but will that be enough to save her children?
What seems like a simple, straight-forward mission turns dangerous and deadly when Vanda discovers that Monty’s father, Zachariah, is a psychopathic pedophile who will do anything to uncover the whereabouts of his mysterious granddaughter, so he can continue to carry out the cruel and sadistic acts of depravity which he had already inflicted on Monty, and which had driven Monty to drugs in the first place.
Suddenly, Vanda’s peaceful life is shattered by the seemingly senseless deeds of violence and aggression of this madman, as he pursues Vanda for information.
Zachariah will stop at nothing to achieve his ends. He is determined to get his granddaughter back, no matter what it takes.
Suddenly, no place is safe for Vanda. Zachariah is willing to take her to the very end to get what he wants from her.
EMPTINESS is the story of a dying mother’s last words to her baby daughter, and the price one woman must pay in order to deliver these words.
One day, Lindsay disappears, lured into the depths of a mind-sucking, Machiavellian cult.
But this pacific, back-to-the-land eco-community isn’t everything it appears to be. Are its gentle, nature-loving members really as benevolent as they seem?
And what is their stern and mysterious leader, Elder Brooks, really up to? Is he merely a harmless and idealistic visionary, dedicated solely to the implantation of a new Garden of Eden on the face of the earth?
Or is there something totally depraved, something truly evil, behind his altruistic façade? Something far more evil than Annasuya could ever have suspected?
Annasuya is willing to do anything to save her friend. But when her own life is threatened, what will she choose?
Will she ever succeed in bringing Lindsay back to civilization? Or is her friend beyond reach, lost to her forever?
What lengths will Annasuya have to go to save her friend? Is she willing to pay the ultimate price to get Lindsay back?
Will she be able to stare into the eyes of pure evil — and survive?
ADDICTED TO THE LIGHT is the story of two friends and the bonds of love and loyalty that bind them together.
This book can be read as a standalone.
But the army would prove to be a disappointment, and it would be in the lawless, devastated fields of an impoverished country on the verge of war where Bill, now enlisted as a mercenary fighter, would come into his own and live the adventure of his life.
His world was killing, torturing, massacring innocent villagers — until his life crossed the life of a little girl.
A girl whose family he had killed.
“I thought of all the lives he would never save now. Would never receive the chance to save anymore. All the people who would die one day, because I had killed him.”
Warning: Contains scenes that depict war crimes and acts of genocide, which could be disturbing to sensitive readers.
Now Patricia’s family is back for revenge. And they won’t stop until Carrie Anne has paid for every single drop of spilled blood.
In the barren, desolate fields outside a large city, a wiser, now-repentant Carrie Anne must finally face the villains who wish her dead. Now Carrie Anne must battle it out with them, using all her wits, intelligence, skills and knowledge if she is to survive and win a space for peace and love to grow in her life.
Demonic possession, magical duels, sword battles and immortal supernatural beings populate the pages of A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO DIE. Combined with a hefty dose of gritty, down-to-earth, hand-to-hand fighting, narrow escapes, mind-boggling enigmas to be solved and plenty of fast-paced action and thrills.
Will Carrie Anne be able to conquer and vanquish her demons, both inner and outer, to finally find peace and the chance to live a normal life? Will the force of love be strong enough to save her and the people that she loves?
A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO DIE is a sad, dark, tragic fairy-tale.
Contains some mild violence which may disturb sensitive readers.
What readers are saying about A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO DIE:
"Another excellent book from one of my favourite authors... It is definitely a dark fairytale. There are demons, sword battles, magical duels and some immortals. The story is so good you get drawn in from the first page."
"I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book by Serena that I've read, this is completely different to Harrowing which is the other book. This is the trait of a great author, one that can write so strongly in two different genres and keep me so completely engrossed!"
When Annasuya Rose is raped by her boss, she thinks it’s the most terrible thing that could possibly happen to her.
She has no idea that her nightmare is only just beginning.
When nobody but her boyfriend, Calvin, believes her version of events against the suave and sophisticated businessman, she turns to social media to prevent the same thing happening to somebody else.
But now someone is stalking her in the dark, menacing her with threatening messages and creepy phone calls, breaking into her house late at night. A sadistic killer who exults in killing and mutilating... or worse.
A sadistic killer who will stop at nothing to get her.
When Annasuya’s ten-year-old son disappears, she realizes she must follow the killer down a terrifying and evil path to save her beloved son. A path which leads to danger. Torture. Agony. Even death.
And the most terrible, heart-wrenching choice a mother could face.
HARROWING is a fast-paced, haunting, action-filled tale of persecution and murder... and what the love of a mother can do.
Content Advisory: Contains scenes of graphic violence and rape which may disturb some readers.
This is what Carrie Anne finds when she falls in love with an exciting and wildly exotic stranger she meets in a New Age bookshop.
But what starts out as a series of innocent self-development exercises soon turns dangerous and deadly. Unwittingly, Carrie Anne finds herself enmeshed in mind control, terror tactics, occultism and esoteric secrets.
Is Alejandro really an enlightened shaman master only concerned about Carrie Anne’s spiritual development, as he proudly claims to be? Why do the apparently harmless errands he sends her on start to take on a more sinister and terrifying turn?
What frightening secrets is he really hiding up his sleeve?
From the sumptuous mansions of Carnegie Hill to the primitive jungles of the Mexican Riviera and the breathtakingly azure coasts of Havana. Follow Carrie Anne on her latest and most thrilling adventure yet as she battles to survive in a series of life-threatening ordeals, in the company of a self-denominated shaman master who is not everything he appears to be.
Although part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone.
"Well written and entirely original." Many Of Us on Amazon.co.uk
A harsh prison in England.
The grisly, tragic murder of three babies.
The murderess is on the loose — and is targeting Carrie Anne.
Will she be able to find out the truth in time? Or will she become this sadistic murderess' next victim?
Once again, Carrie Anne finds herself in the centre of another terrifying ordeal...
In this exciting sequel to Patricia, we follow seventeen-year-old Carrie Anne Houghton and her new comrades-in-arms in a whirling, dizzying, action-packed adventure that spans two continents, from the glitzy high-rises of New York City to the lonely expanses of rural Canada to the glamour and colour of Mediterranean tourist resorts.
Persecution, murder, lies and deceit. Traps, stormy Gothic settings, abandoned mansions and secret passageways. All of this comes to vivid life in the pages of In the Prison of our Grief.
A gripping, fast-paced, action-packed thriller featuring a strong female protagonist and a quirky male counterpart. This book can be read as a standalone.
Nominated for Metamorph Publishing Indie Book Awards 2016.
A chilling Gothic revenge thriller that takes place within the claustrophobic confines of a remote and isolated boarding school.
There’s something dangerous and menacing about Patricia. Patricia rules the school. No one dares to disobey her, and those who make the mistake of getting onto the wrong side of Patricia must pay a terrible price.
Only geeky, innocent Carrie Anne knows what Patricia is really like, having once been held prisoner and tortured by her, making Carrie Anne the only person who can stop her.
But Patricia is far more dangerous and sinister than even Carrie Anne realizes. Carrie Anne has no idea who — or what — Patricia really is... or what Patricia is truly capable of.
Now Carrie Anne’s chilling ordeal, one she had escaped from years before, will begin all over again. This time, will she make it out alive? And if she does, how will she ever be able to protect the people that she loves and save them from Patricia?
PATRICIA is dark and disturbing, the type of book that would appeal to people who want extreme emotion. It's not cosy and it's not an armchair read and it won't leave you feeling warm and fuzzy.
Contains graphic and violent imagery and adult language.