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Voted one of Cleveland's best fiction writers, Michael S. Vassel enlisted in the US Army after high school. After completing active duty, he joined the Ohio National Guard while attending college.

Since 1989, Michael has worked as a mechanical engineer in the materials handling industry, designing conveyor systems for warehouses throughout the United States.

Michael has written several dark fantasy novels. These include: "The Castle Chronicles," the short story collection: "Bits & Bites: Tales from a Twisted Mind," and the psychological thriller "The Haunting of Matthew Keys".

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Defiled
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Overview


"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

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"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

"Defiled" is the first novel in the Castle Chronicles. A series that follows the life - and afterlife - of Mark Castle as he comes to grips with his fantastic powers, and his extraordinary ability to contact beings from the Netherworld.

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Overview


"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

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Description


"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

"Defiled" is the first novel in the Castle Chronicles. A series that follows the life - and afterlife - of Mark Castle as he comes to grips with his fantastic powers, and his extraordinary ability to contact beings from the Netherworld.

Read more

Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Fantasy / Paranormal

Language:English

Series title:The Castle Chronicles

Series Number:1

Pages:376

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781543965179

Paperback ISBN:9781543965162


Overview


"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

Read more

Description


"Find me please," the girl said softly, her voice just above a whisper.

From an early age Mark Castle has possessed abilities like very few others. He can see auras, speak to animals, and make people do things with a mere thought. From the onset of these Gifts, Mark's been having strange, vivid dreams. He dreams of a beautiful young woman floating in front of him, just out of his reach. And each time he sees her, she asks for the same thing. She begs for him to find her and release her from her torment.

In a quest to help the mysterious girl, Mark and his high school friends - Shane and Doug - contact the Netherworld and meet a spirit guide that claims he can help. Is their spirit guide on the level? Is he really who he claims to be? Or, will Mark and his friends become trapped like the girl – suffering in the Netherworld for all eternity?

"Defiled" is the first novel in the Castle Chronicles. A series that follows the life - and afterlife - of Mark Castle as he comes to grips with his fantastic powers, and his extraordinary ability to contact beings from the Netherworld.

Read more

About the author


Voted one of Cleveland's best fiction writers, Michael S. Vassel enlisted in the US Army after high school. After completing active duty, he joined the Ohio National Guard while attending college.

Since 1989, Michael has worked as a mechanical engineer in the materials handling industry, designing conveyor systems for warehouses throughout the United States.

Michael has written several dark fantasy novels. These include: "The Castle Chronicles," the short story collection: "Bits & Bites: Tales from a Twisted Mind," and the psychological thriller "The Haunting of Matthew Keys".

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