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Title: In the Beginning There Was Us
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Publisher: Self-published (via Amazon)
Publication date: April 28th, 2015
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What would you do if you were God? If you had the power to not only give life, but take it away in the blink of an eye? These are the questions that haunt fifteen-year-old Abbey Baxter after she resurrects a boy, long lost to the ages.
The achingly beautiful and eternally melancholy Cole not only serves as a welcome distraction from her long-time crush, Elwin, but also eases the heartache that persists since the sudden passing of her younger brother, Junior, four years earlier.
As the intrigue of her relationship with Cole deepens, so too does the mystery that surrounds a growing phenomenon sweeping through her small West Virginian town, transforming the lives of its residents. Around her, two bedroom cottages are transforming into mansions without explanation and residents are waking up to bank balances that have tripled overnight, all under the watchful gaze of the sinister American Laboratory for Particle Physics, located on the outskirts of town.
As Abbey searches for answers in a bid to solve the mystery in partnership with Elwin, she’s forced into a realization that that some things are better left buried, including her newfound love, Cole.
This cautionary tale of heartache and obsession explores the endless possibilities of the universe and its devastating impact on two young lovers from different worlds.
Ingrid Jonach writes books for kids and teens. Her young adult sci fi romance novels When the World was Flat (and we were in love) and In The Beginning There Was Us are available now.
She is also the author of the picture book A Lot of Things and the chapter books The Frank Frankie and Frankie goes to France published by Pan Macmillan Australia.
Ingrid has worked as a journalist and public relations consultant, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing with Honors in Communications.
She lives down under - in Canberra, Australia - with her husband Craig and their pug dog Mooshi.
EXCERPT OF CHAPTER FOUR:
WE HEAR THE music before we see the crowd.
The Coal River Volleyball Tournament’s an annual event for Albert Falls and at least a quarter of its population’s standing around with cans of soda and hot dogs, or stretched out on blankets on the grass, wearing their masks like Elwin.
This year there are a few rubberneckers too—those who have travelled from nearby towns just to see the infamous Albert Falls.
“I thought it would be standing room only,” Mali complains, looking at the empty seats in the bleachers.
“Not with half of the town still in lockdown,” Elwin says.
“Really?” I ask. “I thought they'd lifted it last Tuesday.”
“Not for West Albert Falls.”
Mali suddenly stops in the middle of the crowd to dig around in her shoulder bag for her anti-perspirant. “Damn. Where did I… Aha!” She sprays her palms openly, ignoring a look from a woman with a hot dog shoved halfway down her throat—like she can talk.
Elwin spots his friends—a group of college kids who are sprawled in the shade next to one of the courts. They all dress alike, like they belong in a commercial for Coca Cola, or Abercrombie and Fitch.
Buck’s there too. He high-fives Elwin and then sinks onto the grass with the rest of his friends. I check the time on an oversized clock next to the nets. His game’s on in twenty minutes. My stomach sinks as I realize how much the day’s going to drag on without Cole.
I slip a hand into my pocket again, reminding myself that he’s here. If I close my eyes I can actually see him, walking through the crowd towards me. He smiles and gives me a wave as he walks around a family spread out on a picnic rug.
I open my eyes, but of course, there’s no Cole. Instead, I see a girl with cropped blond hair kneel down behind Buck and start massaging his shoulders. Crap.
“Want to grab a hotdog?” I ask Mali, blocking her view of her crush and his touchy-feely friend.
Mali holds her stomach and sticks out her tongue. “Blergh.” But then she brightens. “I could use a hit of caffeine though.”
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