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Why let a little thing like dying get in the way of a good time?

Thirty-six-year-old Irene Dunphy didn't plan on dying any time soon, but that’s exactly what happens when she makes the mistake of getting behind the wheel after a night bar-hopping with friends. She finds herself stranded on earth as a ghost, where the food has no taste, the alcohol doesn’t get you drunk, and the sex...well, let’s just say “don’t bother.” To make matters worse, the only person who can see her—courtesy of a book he found in his school library—is a fourteen-year-old boy genius obsessed with the afterlife.

Unfortunately, what waits in the Great Beyond isn’t much better. Stuck between the boring life of a ghost in this world and the terrifying prospect of three-headed hell hounds, final judgment, and eternal torment in the next, Irene sets out to find a third option—preferably one that involves not being dead anymore. Can she wipe the slate clean and get a second chance before it’s too late?

Mictlan Press • Paperback • January 9, 2014 • ISBN: 978-099130-360-1
Mictlan Press • E-Book • January 9, 2014 • ISBN:978-099130-361-8

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What People Are Saying About Hereafter

"4 out of 5 hearts...I loved wandering the Hereafter with Jonah and Irene and other things that go bump in the night." ~Danielle, Book Whore Blog

"So many paranormal's have been done over and over. The same 'ol thing. Hereafter is a rejuvenation of the genre. Something different! Finally!" ~Mary, The Sweet Bookshelf

"5 out of 5 stars...What a book. Wow! To sum it up - witty, sarcastic, funny, smart, and a good book to curl up and read until you're too sleepy to see the words." ~Caterina, Amazon Review

"Readers looking for a lighthearted book that still touches on some serious themes or for a novel with fantasy elements that doesn’t feature a sexy vampire huntress or a paranormal detective agency might try Hereafter." ~Laurie, Bay State Reader Advisory

"5 out of 5 stars...Hereafter is full of snappy dialogue and humorous moments, yet it has a thoughtful side which suited the subject."~Michelle, Amazon Review

"4 out of 5...An amazing book...those who love the feisty heroine that we often read in Paranormal and Supernatural Fantasy novels will love Irene and the flavour that Terri Bruce has given her" ~Paula, The Phantom Paragrapher

“I loved the writing style…It flows really well and really does a good job of keeping the reader interested and wanting to come back for more.…[Hereafter] is just a lovely book that I think many people will really enjoy and be glad that they picked up. I would recommend this book to people who like adult paranormal books that can get into the real nitty-gritty emotions.”~Faye, A Daydreamer’s Thoughts

“5 out of 5...This book is so good that I can't wait to make time to reread it. I highly recommend it. Not what I expected, in fact much much more. Do yourself a favour, and go out and get it-now.” ~Mallory, Mallory Heart Reviews

“4 out of 5...This was one of those books that I went in expecting a certain thing and then getting something entirely different. Hereafter was entertaining, well-written and thought provoking…I was also floored by the ending and thought it was a very daring move for Bruce. She definitely didn’t stick to normal genre conventions. Great debut, you might want to check it out, especially if you are looking for something different then the usual fray…Fans of regular literary fiction could find this a good paranormal crossover.” ~Rachel, Parajunkee’s View


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# F. D. Sawyer 2011-12-30 09:23
Once again, I really like the concept of your story. It's really intriguing and I can't wait to read more. It's very well written. The only comment I have to make on it is that I don't "see" where she is. Is the night humid and suffocating or calm, yet resentful...just an idea. I'm big on the senses. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see more.