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Explore the Spirit World
Renown psychic mediums, Kalila Smith and Sid Patrick, share their explorations and experiments into the spiritual world. The accounts written herein are actual experiences as they are recalled by those who experienced them. Their spiritual journey began with deep personal losses and a need to know what happens to our loved ones when they depart from us and what mysteries do we have waiting for ourselves. They decided to pursue the answers as a series of experiments designed to help them separate the facts and real experiences from the hype. In other words, they did what felt natural to them.

The spirits who assisted with these experiments played an important role in bringing people together. Certain people crossed each other’s paths at specific times. Groups were brought together for specific messages. Without a doubt, there was a plan somewhere in place, although it was unknown to them at the time. They found themselves drawn towards certain circumstances and situations. In the end, they realized that during the entire time of their research and experiments, there were no accidents or coincidences. Let Kalila and Sid get you started on your own seance experiments.

Afterlife Mysteries Revealed

afterlifexlgStep beyond the veil that separates our physical world from the world of spirits with renowned author, Kalila Smith, as she uncovers the mysteries of the afterlife. Follow her spiritual journey as she tries to discover if life really does continue after the physical death. For over twenty years, she investigated the paranormal, but when she lost her daughter, she began to question everything she once knew and believed. Grief-stricken, she delved into the mysterious world of spirits to find solace. Her daughter then reached out to her from the other side with msessages of love and hope. This book is for all who have wondered: Are after death communications real or do we imagine them?

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Searching For Spirits

Searching for SpiritsFollow world-renown author & paranormal investigator Kalila Smith into the mysterious world of spirits. This book is a concise “how to” manual for anyone who enjoys a good ghost hunt.

* Learn the history of spiritualism.
* Find out what is a ghost; what is not.
* Learn the truth about poltergeists.
* Discover how to conduct a paranormal investigation or a communication session with the dearly departed.
* Find out what pitfalls to avoid when investigating a haunted location.

Delve into the realm of spiritual beings that were never human. Explore the world of demons, real vampires, and join in real case studies conducted by Kalila herself. Taken from her paranormal class at University of New Orleans, many of the case studies have been featured on A&E, Discovery, and Travel Channel television broadcasts. This book will answer your questions you about ghost hunting. It is a must have for everyone from the novice to experts. Completely updated and in its second edition, this is one of the first guides for hunting ghosts based on actual first hand experiences

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Author Interview: Kalila Smith

kalila__7 (1)What genres do you enjoy writing? I primarily write paranormal non-fiction but I love horror fiction and have a few short stories in anthologies such as the Southern Haunts series, and Luna’s Children.

Tell us about your latest book: My most recent book is Afterlife Mysteries Revealed. It is my real life journey delving deeper into the world of spirits. It examines after death communciation not only through mediums but signs,
dreams, and visitations. I am currently finishing up Seance Experiements which is a deep look at what goes on in the lives of physical mediums. It’s been a fascinating journey, and I think people will enjoy the book.

What inspired the story? Where did you get that first bit of “ah ha” inspiration? The first ah ha moment was physical manifestation of spirit during a table tipping seance. It just got better from there. I began to witness things that I just didn’ t think were possible.

How much research did you have to do for this book? Any travel involved? I spent over a year in a physical mediumship circle. I have also studied under masters in the UK and even worked a crossing over gallery in the UK.

afterlifexlg What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book? The hardest part was that the story was real and inspired by the untimely death of my youngest child.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? The message is that death is not an end; there really is an afterlife and it’s a lot closer than we ever thought.

Which writers inspire you? Katherine Ramsland, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Christopher Rice

You can find out more about Kalila Smith atwww.kalilasmith.com.

Also be sure to check out Kalila’s books below:

It’s Mardi Gras! Discover Authentic New Orleans in Kalila Smith’s Tales of the French Quarter!

Let Kalila Smith take you beyond the festivities into the heart of New Orleans in her book, Tales of the French Quarter.

French QuarterAllow Kalila Smith to take you on a personal tour of her New Orleans. Explore the food, cemeteries, swamps, bayous, Voodoo, monsters, ghosts, and the amazing cast of characters that make up the legends of the French Quarter. The French Quarter has intrigued many not only to write about it, but also spawned the desire for some to stay. Many a visitor has wandered into this magical place, only to find that they do not ever want to leave. Legend says if you drink the water in New Orleans, you must return. Some say that it is a curse put on the city by the famous Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau herself.

Click here for a sample. Introduction to New Orleans – Chapter One

The Tales:
What Lurks in the Dark * The Flaming Tomb * Le Neant
The Devil’s Bride * Milne Street Horror * Revenge of the Swamp Witch
City of the Dead * Unhinged * Over the Edge
Loved to Death * For Better or Worse * Back Upstairs
Haunted * Green Tree Frogs * Up the Mississippi
The Skeptic vs the Believer * Culture Shock * Down the Hole
The Final Corollary * The Hunt Continues * Murder and the Occult
Sinners and Saints * Vanished * Forever Unsolved
The Boogie Man * The Good, The Bad, and the Utterly Ridiculous
Moon Over Bourbon Street * Witchfest * Cult Icon
Strange Gods, Strange Alters * Ashes to Ashes * Search for the Goth Cowboy
Lights, Camera, Action * An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving * Visitor Beware
One Can Only Imagine * Final Thoughts

For Mature Readers

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Paranormal Investigator, Horror Author, and Spiritualist Kalila Smith Speaks of Halloween

Check out the interview Alexander S. Brown did with Kalila Smith!

Alexander S. Brown

Kalila Smith has been a name imbedded in my head since I experienced the New Orleans Ghost Tours.  The first book of hers I ever bought was New Orleans Ghosts, Voodoo, and Vampires and I was hooked since.  For years, I had wanted to meet her and when I opened the guidelines for Southern Haunts: Spirits that Walk Among Us, I was beyond thrilled to work with her.  The first time I met her face to face was at a convention and we just happened to bump into one another.  We had that pause moment, where we looked at one another like we had known each other for a lifetime.  Then after a huge hug, we immediately clicked, and I have her to thank for my level of spirituality that I now have.  It is my greatest pleasure to interview a woman that I highly respect and that I feel…

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On Tonight’s Full Moon, Beware of Werewolves! Check out Dark Oak’s Luna’s Children Anthology!

When the full moon rises, werewolves own the night. Let Dark Oak transport you to their world with the double werewolf anthology, Luna’s Children, edited by D. Alan Lewis

Luna's Children   Full Moon

For countless centuries, mankind has watched as the sun goes down knowing that Luna will rise in its place, to rain her brilliant shards of light upon the Earth. But for the cursed and afflicted, that silvery orb brings horror and death.

LUNA’S CHILDREN: STRANGER WORLDS

Luna’s Children: Stranger Worlds takes the stories of the werewolf and turns them in their pointy ears. From the American Old West to the Victorian-era streets of London, from the Far East to worlds undiscovered, from steampunk to Nazis, Stranger Worlds takes us on 21 horror-filled journeys from the twisted minds of some of the best writers.

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The Tales:
Eagle And Wolf by Brad Ellison
Chimera by K.S. Daniels
Henge by Kimberly Richardson
The Hungry Stones by Josh Reynolds
The Shadow of the Wolf by Logan L. Masterson
The Perfect Present by Jodi Ralston
Bad Blood and Old Silver by Christopher L. Smith
The Were by Melinda LaFevers
The Artemis Gang by Jeff Provine
The White Tree by Jason Lairamore
January at Fort Wayne by Lucy Ann Fiorini
The Hand That Feeds by Ray Deen
You Can’t Beat The Metal by Jonathan S. Pembroke
Wolfwere by A.B. Rinklin
Full Moon Man by Windsong Levitch
Have Gun Will Howl by Scott T. Goudsward
Ailsa by Michael Keyton
All That Glitters by Blaise Torrance
Burning Bridges by Aaron Longoria
Always Hungry by Zorknot Robinson
Another Solution by James C. Simpson

LUNA’S CHILDREN: FULL MOON MAYHEM

Luna’s Children: Full Moon Mayhem is a collection of 22 stories of the werewolf. From the halls of a local high school to the bowels of a Civil War-era church, from the desserts of the American Southwest to the distant lands across the seas, from the horrors of the first kill to a lycanthropy support group, Full Moon Mayhem explores the many stories and possibilities of werewolves in the modern world.

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The Tales:
A Balance, Beastly and Bloody by Tommy Hancock
Painted Wolves by Nerine Dorman
Truth or Darren by Angela Bodine
The Beast by Chuck Miller
Cry Wolf by by M.R. Williamson
Eat Your Peas by Robert J. Krog
Sheep in Wolves Clothing by Luke Woodward
Into the Woods by Carson Buckingham
To Err is Human by Rachel Anne Blackmon
Bayou Loup by Kalila Smith
The Study Break by Miracle Austin
The Sponsor by J.M. Perkins
Newborn by Mike Rhodes
The Last Lamb by Alexander S. Brown
Gooji by Amy L. Herring
Night Run by Rachel A. Brune
Moonburn by Stephen McQuiggan
Fierce by Rob Cerio
The Children of Gennhara by Herika R. Raymer
Valeria’s Choice by Susan Burdorf
Hound of God by James S. Hoch
Beta Male, Alpha Wolf by Jeremy Hicks