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facebookBecause my titles have some element of darkness, I thought it was fitting for me to be “back in black” as a title for this blog.

Ozwind Publishing, LLC  and I are proud to present the Between Worlds Series. We would like to thank our partners for such dynamic covers and back-of-the-book summaries. I am eternally grateful for a job well done and am pleased to present this dynamic trilogy to you!

The books are available NOW through Amazon, Kindle, and Smashwords. The first book, The Fine Line is coming back out as a 2nd edition and the ebook is available on Smashwords for FREE!

We know that many of you have been waiting for the last book in the series, Through Glass Darkly. The wait is over!

Covers, synopses, and buy links are below. Social media links for Tracee are included below as well as her bio.  THE FINE LINE and VOICE OF THE DEAD are $12.00 for Paperbacks. THROUGH GLASS DARKLY are $14.50. Ebooks are $1.99 each, and as mentioned, “The Fine Line” is free only on Smashwords!

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2nd edition

$1.99 Kindle

Free on Smashwords

$12.00 Amazon

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There is a fine line between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and Robin Hillard and her handsome husband Dr. Matthew Gregory are about to cross it. After the two meet in the ER of the local hospital, Robin and Matt begin a whirlwind romance. Matt surprises Robin when he proposes to her in the midst of the beautiful Pikeview Manor, the home that Matt has just purchased for them to begin their lives together. What the newlyweds are unaware of is that by walking through the front door they have walked between the worlds. The couple begins to hear strange noises, find objects moved, and they see the shadows once hidden within the majestic house.Robin has dreams of the past, while Matt struggles with the line between science and the world of the unseen. Matt’s young daughter Olivia begins speaking of the little girl that she plays with in her room, and of the darkness lurking within every board, nail, brick, and tile of the house. The family’s love and strength is tested as they realize that terror is not imagined…its real!

 

 

 

KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Fine-Line-Between-Worlds-Book-ebook/dp/B00V7ACJ2O/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427385660&sr=1-4&keywords=tracee+fordSMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/530522 (FREE)

AMAZON (PAPERBACK): http://www.amazon.com/Fine-Line-Between-Worlds-Volume/dp/0692413596/ref=dp_ob_title_bk

 

 

 

FORMERLY IDOLUM

$1.99 Kindle, Smashwords

$12.00 Amazon

Dr. Lauren Harris is a brilliant nationally respected forensic psychologist with a secret. She is an empath who can emotionally connect with the spirits of dead, seeing through their eyes, and giving tHaunted Castlehem a voice. When she is called upon by the FBI to help track down and stop The Phantom, a hedonistic serial killer, she is confronted with the one thing she has always feared when she meets Agent Nicholas Bennette.The two find it difficult to work with each other at first due to their differences and the sexual tension building like wild fire between them. As Lauren connects with The Phantom’s victims she finds herself trying to make sense of the visions feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that so much has been left undone in their lives. She learns that the dead will no longer be silenced when they have a voice through her.  As the body count rises and a passionate romance begins with Nicholas, Lauren discovers that she has been targeted by The Phantom, and she is frightened to learn that she too has left much undone in her life as well.

 

KINDLE http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Dead-Between-Worlds-Book-ebook/dp/B00V7MU762/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427385699&sr=1-1&keywords=voice+of+the+deadAMAZON PAPERBACK: http://www.amazon.com/Voice-Dead-Between-Worlds-2/dp/0692413626/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427393261&sr=1-2

SMASHWORDS:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/530610

 

 

NEW RELEASE!

$1.99 Kindle, Smashwords

$14.50 Amazon

Olivia Gregory, whom we met in the The Fine Line, the first book of the Between World’s series, is all grown up, and despite her stable upbringing, makes life choices that lead her down a very destructive path. Attempting to run from the horrors of her past, these choices lead her far away from her family and the safety of Pikeview Manor.After a near death experience, Olivia is forced to 11039514_10153108166348959_639178523_o (2)look through the glass darkly and her life takes another dramatic turn. Influenced by a special companion, Olivia becomes a cop in the K-9 division. One fateful April afternoon, she stumbles upon the hanging body of a murdered young girl—one of a soon to be long list of victims of the Tic-Tac-Toe killer.

Along with her smoking hot partner, Daniel Knight and Dr. Lauren Harris-Bennette, a nationally respected forensic psychologist and the key crime solver in The Phantom murders, Olivia is drawn into a case that could cost her everything.

 

KINDLE:  http://www.amazon.com/Through-Glass-Darkly-Between-Worlds-ebook/dp/B00V7M1MZ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1427385728&sr=1-1&keywords=through+glass+darklyAMAZON PAPERBACK: http://www.amazon.com/Through-Glass-Darkly-Between-Worlds/dp/0692413642/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427393261&sr=1-3

SMASHWORDS DOWNLOAD: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/530535

 

 

 

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BIO

Tracee Ford has been telling stories her whole life. Tracee dreamed big and worked to make her dreams come true by becoming an award-winning novelist revamped10363602_10205210472015215_270108344208148385_nand now founder of Ozwind Publishing, LLC. Tracee is a member of the Paranormal Romance Guild. Her first novel, The Fine Line, won a Reader’s Choice Award in 2013 and her second novel, Idolum: Visions of the Undone, was nominated by PRG for Best Paranormal Romantic Suspense novel of 2013, and secured and won second place.

Tracee has walked many paths in her life as a playwright, director, and a puppeteer. She has also delved into the darkest parts of our society and culture with the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and Psychology which she earned from Shawnee State University and a Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Tracee’s interest in the paranormal, her life experience, and education has given her a keen insight into the shadows that haunt our society making her a brilliant author of thrillers and suspense. Tracee is excited to expand her writing by exploring other genres inspired by her love of such classics as L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. Tracee Ford is ready to take your hand and lead you on fantastic and thrilling new adventures.

Links

Websitehttp://traceeford.com

Bloghttps://traceeford.wordpress.com

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/authortraceeford

Social Media connections

https://www.tsu.co/Author_Tracee_Ford

https://www.goodreads.com/httpgoodreadscomTracee_Ford

http://www.shelfari.com/traceeford

http://www.amazon.com/Tracee-Ford/e/B00AXL5538/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1418653415&sr=1-2-ent

https://twitter.com/FordTracee

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AuthorTraceeFord

https://plus.google.com/+TraceeFord

Ozwind Publishing, LLC is proud to present the Between Worlds Series by Tracee Ford. Ozwind Publishing, LLC would like to thank our partners for such dynamic covers and back-of-the-book summaries. The books will be available on SATURDAY, MARCH 28TH through Amazon, Kindle, and Smashwords. The first book, “The Fine Line” is coming back out as a 2nd edition and the ebook will be available on Smashwords for FREE!

I know that many of you have been waiting for the last book in the series, “Through Glass Darkly,” The wait is almost over!

Pictured here are the beautiful covers as well as the synopses.

Paperbacks will be $12.00 each, Ebooks will be $1.99 each, and as mentioned, “The Fine Line” will be free only on Smashwords!

There is a fine line between the world of the living and the world of the dead, and RAbstract backgroundobin Hillard and her handsome husband Dr. Matthew Gregory are about to cross it. After the two meet in the ER of the local hospital, Robin and Matt begin a whirlwind romance. Matt surprises Robin when he proposes to her in the midst of the beautiful Pikeview Manor, the home that Matt has just purchased for them to begin their lives together. What the newlyweds are unaware of is that by walking through the front door they have walked between the worlds. The couple begins to hear strange noises, find objects moved, and they see the shadows once hidden within the majestic house.

Robin has dreams of the past, while Matt struggles with the line between science and the world of the unseen. Matt’s young daughter Olivia begins speaking of the little girl that she plays with in her room, and of the darkness lurking within every board, nail, brick, and tile of the house. The family’s love and strength is tested as they realize that terror is not imagined…its real!

 

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Dr. Lauren Harris is a brilliant nationally respected forensic psychologist with a secret. She is an empath who can emotionally connect with the spirits of dead, seeing through their eyes, and giving them a voice. When she is called upon by the FBI to help track down and stop The Phantom, a hedonistic serial killer, she is confronted with the one thing she has always feared when she meets Agent Nicholas Bennette.

The two find it difficult to work with each other at first due to their differences and the sexual tension building like wild fire between them. As Lauren connects with The Phantoms victims she finds herself trying to make sense of the visions feeling overwhelmed with the knowledge that so much has been left undone in their lives. She learns that the dead will no longer be silenced when they have a voice through her.  As the body count rises and a passionate romance begins with Nicholas, Lauren discovers that she has been targeted by The Phantom, and she is frightened to learn that she too has left much undone in her life as well.

 

 NEW RELEASE!!!!

11039514_10153108166348959_639178523_o (2)Olivia Gregory, whom we met in the The Fine Line, the first book of the Between World’s series, is all grown up, and despite her stable upbringing, makes life choices that lead her down a very destructive path. Attempting to run from the horrors of her past, these choices lead her far away from her family and the safety of Pikeview Manor.

After a near death experience, Olivia is forced to look through the glass darkly and her life takes another dramatic turn. Influenced by a special companion, Olivia becomes a cop in the K-9 division. One fateful April afternoon, she stumbles upon the hanging body of a murdered young girl—one of a soon to be long list of victims of the Tic-Tac-Toe killer.

Along with her smoking hot partner, Daniel Knight and Dr. Lauren Harris-Bennette, a nationally respected forensic psychologist and the key crime solver in The Phantom murders, Olivia is drawn into a case that could cost her everything.

 

 

Ozwind banner (2)I want to announce that Ozwind’s website has been updated with pricing plans and publishing options. Please click here to visit the site or you can read the options below:

*Ozwind accepts submissions from May 1 – July 31 and again during the time period of November 1 – January 31*

The information below applies to individuals wishing to become an Ozwind Author.

  •  Submissions must be in electronic format.
  • Submission must be in Microsoft Word format.
  • Please use 12 pt font, Times New Roman with 1” margins.
  • Include a synopsis and first three chapters of your work. If you are submitting poetry, include at least three poems for evaluation.
  • Please include the following information in your query:
    • Word count
    • Genre
    • Target audience
    • Legal name
    • Pen name (if applicable)
    • Contact information

 

  • Once your submission is received it will be reviewed by our acquisitions department. An assessment will be completed based on subject matter, suitability, and marketing.

 

  • If the work is accepted for possible publication, you will receive a letter asking for the full manuscript so further assessment can be completed.

 

  • Please allow 4-6 weeks for review.

 

  • You will receive a letter regarding your acceptance if Ozwind chooses to publish your work.

 

  • If your work is accepted, you will receive a contract as well as the pricing agreement. You may add services such as a book trailer. There is a base package, but you can add or subtract from that package based on your personal vision.

 

  • If your work is accepted, you will receive a contract as well as the pricing agreement. You may add services such as a book trailer or banners. These are “add-on” costs to the base package. Adeposit calculation will be included in the letter of acceptance. The deposit is due upon receipt of the invoice. You will then have the choice to pay for all services up front or space out your cost in three payments. If additional services are added, those costs will be billed appropriately.

 

  • We accept Paypal, credit cards and money orders. We do not accept cash or checks.

 

  • All authors publishing under Ozwind receive 60% net royalties

 

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Quality is everything to us! Your vision is also what matters! We want our authors to be completely satisfied with the options we have and we want readers to be happy also. Essentially, we want the best product for all ages. So we accept children’s books, teen, young adult, and adult centered works.

 

Specifically, Ozwind accepts to following works for consideration:

 

  • Children’s books
  • Christian fiction
  • Romantic fiction
  • Humor
  • Science Fiction
  • Crime
  • Horror
  • Adventure
  • Contemporary poetry
  • Women’s fiction
  • GLBT

 

*We do not accept erotica, material depicting explicit rape, explicit child abuse, or bestiality

 

You must be 18 or older to submit for publication

 

To Contract Services Only

 

If you would like to use any of our services, simply send an email through the contact link letting us know which options interest you. We will send a quote. If the terms are agreed upon, we will then forward an invoice. A 20% deposit is due upon receipt. You may choose to pay up front or be billed in three equal payments.

 

This option allows you to SELF PUBLISH. You will not be considered an Ozwind Author.

 

The submission window never closes for indivudlals wishing to contract specific services as a self-publishing author. Below are the general guidelines for submissions:

 

  • Submissions must be in electronic format.
  • Submission must be in Microsoft Word format.
  • Please use 12 pt font, Times New Roman with 1” margins.
  • Include a synopsis and first three chapters of your work. If you are submitting poetry, include at least three poems for evaluation.
  • Please include the following information in your query:
    • Word count
    • Genre
    • Target audience
    • Legal name
    • Pen name (if applicable)
    • Contact informatio

 

 

*You must be 18 or older to contract services

 

 

Self Publishing Services

 

Editing………………………………………………………….$1.25 per page

Print Cover………………………………………………………………………$95

Ebook Cover………………………………………………..$80

Ebook Formatting up to 75,000 words………………………..$115

Print Cover…………………………………………………..$95

Print Formatting up to 75,000 words…………………………..$165

Marketing……………………………………………………..$100

Web Design & set up…………………………….Prices starting at $210

Web Management………………………………..Prices starting at $35.00 billed monthly

Formatting for more than 75,000 words………………………$35

 

*All services require a 20% deposit. You can also choose to pay for all services up front. Otherwise, you will be billed in three separate installments.

 

Ozwind Author Bundle 1
For Ebook & Print Book

$980

 

Package includes formatting for an ebook and print book up to 75,000 words, copyright protection, marketing, cover design for both ebook and print, editing, and uploading under Ozwind Publishing, LLC.

All authors receive 60%

 

Ozwind Author Bundle 2
for Ebook

 

$730

 

Package includes formatting for an ebook up to 75,000 words, copyright protection, marketing, cover design for the ebook, editing, and uploading under Ozwind Publishing, LLC.

All authors receive 60%

 

 

Ozwind Author Bundle 2
for Print Book

 

$755
Package includes formatting for a  print book up to 75,000 words, copyright protection, marketing, cover design for the book, editing, and uploading under Ozwind Publishing, LLC.

All authors receive 60%

 

 

Ebook  & Print Formatting above 75,000 (each 10,000 words)………………………………………………………………………………………………$35

 

Graphics or images insertion

Up to 10 images………………………………………………………………………………………$60

11-30 images…………………………………………………………………………………………$90

30+ images…………………………………………………………….Please contact us for a quote

 

*All quotes are for one work. Multiple works will need to be quoted

 

 

Add-On Services
Web Banners…………………………………………………………….$20          
Book Teasers………………………………………………………………$20
Book Trailers……………………………………………………………$170          Marketing………………………………………………………………….$100
Web Design & set up…………………………………………………..Prices starting at $210          
Web Management…………………………………………………….Prices starting at $35.00 billed monthly

 

 

 

 

ozwindI have some pretty exciting news! Ozwind Publishing, LLC is opening the submission window as of May 1st. In the spirit of taking things slow, however, we are only keeping it open for three months.

Ozwind will not be a traditional publishing house. We aren’t a vanity press either. The submission guidelines will allow us to accept quality work from individuals wishing to publish. Our mission is to support authors in following their dreams.

We will offer services and publishing options for a fee. We will offer options for those that want to totally self publish. We will also offer options for those that want to come under Ozwind’s umbrella and be published as an Ozwind Author.

So, right now, Ozwind is accepting applications for editors. The editors we want on our team will be innovative and organized. They should have the ability to combine developmental editing with copy editing. They will be paid per job.

The deadline for applications is April 10th. Please send your information to ozwindpublishing@yahoo.com.

The website will be updated soon with pricing options, so keep an eye out for that.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Most of you already know that last week I became an “indie” author. In doing so, I decided to do something not only to protect my work, but also to create credibility for the books I write. So, I am forming an LLC. Ozwind Publishing, LLC will be the designated representative for my novels as well as Jayme Ronan’s. We are meeting with the powers that be next week to ensure legal formation of this dream-come-true.
Ozwind banner (2)Ozwind is not a traditional publisher and it is not a vanity press. I’m not saying that it won’t grow into something larger, but right now, I’m starting small and slow. I’ve seen what wild, unbridled growth can do to a company. I’ve seen how it can destroy the personal touch of a business. I do not want to do anything half-way. So, Ozwind will not be accepting submissions for some time. I don’t want to leave a legacy of disorganization and empty promises.

I know that some might feel that the creation of this “business” is a waste, but actually it is quite wise. It is a legal way to protect your property as well as to provide a point of reference to my work. It seems that, locally, people still expect an author to be associated with a publisher. They haven’t made the leap to the indie world nor do they understand the discipline it takes to be an indie. So, in order for me to keep local interest, this needed to happen.

ozwindI want to thank Select-O-Grafix for creating my banner and logo for the website and Facebook page.

So, now, the next thing…

In April, my books we be available. BETWEEN WORLDS will be a trilogy. THE FINE LINE & VOICE OF THE DEAD (formerly known as IDOLUM) will go up immediately for sale in April. THROUGH GLASS DARKLY will go up for pre-order, more than likely. My goal is to schedule at least one local appearance each month starting in May and running up until the end of November.

After BETWEEN WORLDS is finished, I will be working on an anthology of paranormal stories which will hopefully be released in October. KACONS OF DARKNESS will be further down on that list. I’m not sure if it will be a stand alone or the start of a series. But, since I have the freedom of choice now, I don’t feel the pressure of having to make a decision right away.

There you have it! If you would like to learn more about Ozwind, please visit the website and the Facebook page.

Have a wonderful day!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: No more PDMI

Hello everyone. I am blogging today to make a formal statement about a very important change that has happened within the last several days. As most of you know, my books have been published by PDMI Publishing, LLC since April 2013. That relationship ended Thursday, February 19, 2015. Due to irreconcilable differences, I am venturing out on my own as an author and possibly a publisher. This means that the books that were published under PDMI, THE FINE LINE and IDOLUM, are coming down off of Amazon and various other purchase sites. Because all rights are back in my hands, thankfully, the books will be reworked, redone, and re-covered. They will be released as 2nd editions very soon.

I am currently working with a very competent and creative company (I will not name names yet). Our first production meeting showed great promise. The books will be an official trilogy. They will continue to be the BETWEEN WORLDS SERIES, but some titles will change. However, due to the nature of the extreme content (i.e., haunted houses, demons, psychic abilities, serial killers, heroin addiction, adult situations, language, sexual references, and near death experiences), they will stay in the eighteen and over age range for readers. It would take months, if not a year, for me to revamp and rewrite each and every book to make them teen/YA friendly. The plots themselves are adult and very dark in nature. So, once THROUGH GLASS DARKLY (TGD hereafter) is published, it will be the last of the series and readers won’t have to wait another year to read it. It will be done sooner rather than later.

sinkin3To give you a bit of insight as to how I came to this decision, I think it’s important to understand that while with PDMI, I made some wonderful friends. No situation is all bad. My work with them up until the last year has been solid and they delivered on the two books that I put out with them. However, TGD was taking quite a bit of time in the process. October to February was nothing but waiting on edits. There were several passes of edits and I just happened to start reading through the “final pass” to find 130 errors. They were careless mistakes and things that would have caused devastation to my credibility as an author. In fact, the most glaring mistake that comes to mind is parentheses within the actual text manuscript with suggestions for edits. I can’t imagine if that would have remained in the copy. So, I addressed my issues with the publisher, and in doing so, here I am. It takes a strong person to smile as they take the blame for someone else’s mistakes. But, all in all, I was happy to be leaving PDMI, so as I said, no situation is all bad.

I won’t do a formal review of the company today. In fact, I would encouraged you to do your own research. The other night, as I waited for a response to my complaint, my business partner and I started finding horrible, gut-wrenching reviews of PDMI and their business practices. So, if you’re interested, you might want to check out what the BBB (Better Business Bureau) has to say as well as other review sites.

What I will say is that they started out on the right track. They were personalized in their approach and I think they genuinely cared. However, I feel that has been replaced with the desire to grow fast and we all know that growing too fast can cause growing pains.

logo.bigThe truth is, I hold no ill-will toward them. They did a huge favor for me. They gave me a lifeboat so I could get off of a sinking ship. I called them out on something and they disagreed. Happens all of the time. I count myself blessed to be able to go out on my own, still maintaining my creative works and freedom, and get those works back out there for readers. The publishing world has changed so much that a traditional publisher isn’t always the answer. At first, for me, the idea fit like a glove and then the glove got to small.

Even while with the publisher, I was marketing my own work, especially in the beginning. They currently have a very capable marketing volunteer that does a wonderful job. But, when I first started with them, I was the front woman for my own books. So, really, I’m not new to that. Now I have allies in the writing world that can help with marketing as well as other things necessary to help me become successful and most of all, to teach me. I have an editor that I am now free to use because I am not under contract with anyone. I have a talented web designer and web manager. I have a formatting person and a cover designer. What more do I need?

I am not the greatest writer on the planet. I am not a best seller. However, I do know that my writing is important to me. If the people who are reading my books or those that are following me would have gotten TGD with those sorts of atrocities in it, it would have been career suicide. I would have been more than ashamed. I will say this: the situation regarding the errors and the complaint was completely turned around on me as if it were my fault. I guess I was supposed to be quiet about it. That’s not who I am, especially when a fourth grader could hemorrhage all over the manuscript with a red ink pen. Like I said, all is well and I start this morning with hope and a new direction (and the possibility for at least 70% of my royalties when the books sell). It is an opportunity for me to learn and grow as well as to make new friends and find new allies. For that, I am grateful.

 

downloadA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

**Libel: a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation.

In this blog, I have presented nothing that is false as I have the appropriate documentation to substantiate my claims. Freedom of speech is alive and well.  For anyone that is offended by my opinions, I recommend that you quit following my blog. Keep in mind this isn’t a formal review yet.

INVENTORY SALE! BOGO EVENT

vdaysaleI am running a special sale until Sunday night, February 15th. I realize that I have no new material out right now, and I am working on that. However, I’m trying to clear my inventory, so I’ve decided to offer a BOGO event. I do this a couple of times a year now. If you are interested, please email me (see ad) or private message me on Facebook.

A How To Video: Organizing Your Life

Enjoy the second episode in The Sundry Series.

A Book Report by Kim Smith

Front Jpeg (2)I want to thank Kim for reading The Fine Line. Here is the report she did about the book.

 

Local Paranormal Romance

Between World Series

Book I

The Fine Line by Tracee Ford

When I picked up The Fine Line written By Tracee Ford, I could not put it down it was just that good.  Have you ever had a book that you just bought and could not put it down? This book is defiantly one of those books.  The Fine Line is a fictional, paranormal, romance and a horror all in one story.  I thought it was great that the writer Tracee Ford is from Southern Ohio, and the setting of the book takes place in Southwest Ohio.  I bought The Fine Line on a Thursday and had read the 235 pages by Sunday night. I read it from the time I woke up in the morning until I was falling asleep at night with it in my hands.

I walked into Barns and Nobles Bookstore at Shawnee State University to purchase some school supplies.  I am browsing around Barns and Nobles for a good ten minutes to see if I need anything else for school.  I get to the novel books section, thinking to myself “Hey, I need a new book to read!” so I was looking around, and then came upon The Fine Line.   I read the first sentence on the back of the cover “Set in Southwestern Ohio, Dr. Matthew Gregory and Robin Hillard meet, fall passionately in love, marry, and settle into their newly restored historical dream home originally constructed in the 1800’s” and knew right away I wanted this one to read.  I thought I was buying and reading just another romance novel. I love to read romance novels. I just finished The Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy; it is also a romance series.  The first few chapters of The Fine Line were like any normal romance novel, boy meets girl, boy asks girl out, fall in love and get married.  The story started to get good when Dr. Matthew and Mrs. Robin Gregory started their lives together in their newly remodeled home with his daughter Olivia. They named their home “Pikeview Manor” it was located in Southwest Ohio. Then their fairytale life became a nightmare.  Unexplainable things started to happen in the historical home.  Not only did the story line test the characters religion but also I felt like it was testing my own beliefs. It talks about spirits, demons, angels, a creator and ‘The Creator”. (Ford 89-90) I got to a point in the book where I almost wanted to stop reading it, under the conclusion of my religious assumptions I was starting to read something that I do not believe in. I had to remind myself it was a fictional novel.  There were parts of the book that was hard to read, because of some events that had happened, but it also had me on the edge of my seat to where I wanted to know what was going to happen next, I had to know what would happen to this family in the end of the story. Therefore, I had finished the book.

Tracee Ford is a local Southern Ohio author. She attended Shawnee State University studying social science and psychology. She then went to University of North Dakota for her master’s degree in forensic psychology.  She has two books out and one coming soon, Idolum, The Fine Line, and Through Glass Darkly.  She says she started to write The Fine Line as a crime novel and then divided it into two different books and that is where her first book Idolum came from.  She was inspired to write The Fine Line about the oldest house in the town that she lived in. The house was across the street from her in Southwest Ohio.  The house in the book is designed exactly the same as the one across from her in Southwest Ohio. Tracee Ford based the main character Robin Hillard with some of her own experiences, but not everything that happened to Robin had happened to her.  Matthew and Olivia Gregory’s characters are make-believe. Tracee Ford says, “Matthew, in my mind, looked like Robert Downer Jr. His attitude wasn’t anything like that of Iron Man, but the appearance was dead on.” (Ford) Olivia was just someone she made up.  The Fine Line is a fictional haunting love story.

The Fine Line by Tracee Ford was a thriller and I could not take my eyes off it.  I have seen scary movies and have read many romance books, but this one kept me on my toes.  I was inspired to read this book for its setting, since it is in Southwest Ohio and I live in Ohio, and then I found out the author Tracee Ford is from Southern Ohio also so I thought that was amazing. I highly recommend The Fine Line, if you like horror romance books. I am looking forward to reading her next book in the series Through Glass Darkly, to come out so I can read that one.

Works Cited

Ford, Tracee.  The Fine Line. Ed. Richard Sprigg. Albertville: PDMI 2013, Print

Ford, Tracee. Personal interview. 20, January 2015

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