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Fantasy Fiction
Date Published: May 2019
Publisher: IVX Books
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Return to White Catcliff is Inna Val Helm’s debut novel presented by an unforgettable cast of characters. Fantasy and reality merge amid elements of anthropomorphism, eternal life, and dimensional existence.
It tells the story of thirtysomething Nick Taylor and his black Lab, BD, who stumble upon a convenience store robbery in a suburb of present-day Chicago and are left for dead. They awaken to find themselves in the tranquil village of White Catcliff, where inhabitants faced certain death immediately prior to arrival.
The antagonist is VEIL (Volunteer Eleemosynary Institute and League), which presents as a humanitarian organization, but its true agenda is steeped in pillage and plunder. Nick’s mission is to stop its proliferation. This means he must not only leave his new home, but of greater consequence, he must travel alone, leaving his best friend behind.
Return to White Catcliff is a smartly crafted novel, artfully illustrated, humorous at times, dark at others, and always thought-provoking.
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Inna Val Helm has served as a trial consultant and linguistic translator in various venues, and her resulting familiarity with courtrooms and legal proceedings is evident throughout certain passages and illustrative images of Return to White Catcliff.
The writer’s own vivid out-of-body experience inspired said novel and is largely responsible for its conceptual content. Helm’s creation of the nemesis, VEIL (Volunteer Eleemosynary Institute and League), is loosely based upon the world’s political climate over the past eighty years.
A student of the mind, Inna Val Helm has studied the human and animal psyche and related philosophy across Europe as well as the eastern seaboard of the United States, resulting in a litany of fully developed characters.
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Fantasy Fiction
Date Published: May 2019
Publisher: IVX Books
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Return to White Catcliff is Inna Val Helm’s debut novel presented by an unforgettable cast of characters. Fantasy and reality merge amid elements of anthropomorphism, eternal life, and dimensional existence.
It tells the story of thirtysomething Nick Taylor and his black Lab, BD, who stumble upon a convenience store robbery in a suburb of present-day Chicago and are left for dead. They awaken to find themselves in the tranquil village of White Catcliff, where inhabitants faced certain death immediately prior to arrival.
The antagonist is VEIL (Volunteer Eleemosynary Institute and League), which presents as a humanitarian organization, but its true agenda is steeped in pillage and plunder. Nick’s mission is to stop its proliferation. This means he must not only leave his new home, but of greater consequence, he must travel alone, leaving his best friend behind.
Return to White Catcliff is a smartly crafted novel, artfully illustrated, humorous at times, dark at others, and always thought-provoking.
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About the Author

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Inna Val Helm has served as a trial consultant and linguistic translator in various venues, and her resulting familiarity with courtrooms and legal proceedings is evident throughout certain passages and illustrative images of Return to White Catcliff.
The writer’s own vivid out-of-body experience inspired said novel and is largely responsible for its conceptual content. Helm’s creation of the nemesis, VEIL (Volunteer Eleemosynary Institute and League), is loosely based upon the world’s political climate over the past eighty years.
A student of the mind, Inna Val Helm has studied the human and animal psyche and related philosophy across Europe as well as the eastern seaboard of the United States, resulting in a litany of fully developed characters.
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Along the Waterways – Blitz

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Historical/Fantasy
Fiction
Published:
October 2018
Publisher: Xlibris
 
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Along
the Waterways is book two of the Dreamtime Mysteries trilogy. Anthropology
student, Rex Graham, is presented with a second set of ancestral paintings
encoded with clues about the forgotten legends that formed the Dreamtime
legends of his people. Rex revisits a sacred tree in his native territory: the
resting place of his deceased grandmother, where the atmosphere of the bush has
a hypnotic effect on his mind.  After
falling asleep, the bush springs to life and ‘Gran Yan’ shares more history
with the Australian bush about a bygone era of indigenous peoples: their
journeys, adventures, social gatherings and way of life.
The
Booran people, territorial owners of the region, returned to their homeland
many generations after journeying to the desert in the wake of catastrophic
wild-fires, guided by their migrating bird totem, the pelican.
Following
their return to Yaraan Grove, the first-born child was named after the great
eagle, Mullawaa that guided them home. The boy proved gifted beyond the
people’s understanding, and his innovative projects proved unacceptable to
their tradition-bound culture. Fearing the youth would anger their earth-mother
and punish them with more droughts, they called upon Mullawanda to utilise
inventive gifts to rediscover lost skills due to their time spent in the
desert, and concentrate on practical needs such as boat-building.  Defying the elders, the youthful adventurer
landed himself in unexpected situations and encounters with some unique
communities.    Some unsolved mysteries
that were raised in book one unfold, as Gran Yan shares the stories. Action,
suspense, intrigue and a dabble of romance add flavour to the story, along with
the unique inclusion of illustrations created by the author, together with her
front and back cover paintings.
The
book is divided into seven parts and includes a glossary of indigenous
languages, index of characters and their tribal groups, plus a bibliography of
cultural research.
Other
Books in the Dreamtime Mysteries series:
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Native
Companions: Dreamtime Mysteries
Publisher:
Xlibris
Published:
August 2018
Rex
Graham, a part-Aboriginal student of anthropology, is searching for his own
indigenous ancestral history: customs, language and dreamtime legends. Due to a
lifetime bond to his Aboriginal grandmother, he is enlightened after her
passing, when he discoverers the key to his lost people’s history and
traditional history: preserved in artwork bequeathed to him on her deathbed.
Driven by a passion to learn the truth about the simplistic drawings, the
legends unfold as epic mythology: filled with adventure, drama and a wealth of
traditional Aboriginal survival and culture.
Barnett
captures the strong bond the Booran people have with nature—how they lived off
and with the land, communicating with it, respecting it, learning from it. Like
any good collection of myths, there is also the educational aspect of these
tales. Readers will learn about the spirits the Booran people believe in,
manhood initiation ceremonies, and other cultural practices such as
communication rules and skin signs with other tribes. Blending a fictional
premise with well-researched legends, this book is a great starter read for
those interesting in learning more about Aboriginal stories, and includes a
glossary of mixed aboriginal language, index of communities and bibliography at
the end of the story.
About
the Author

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Jenni
Barnett was born and raised in South Australia. During her college education at
Glenelg, the author developed an interest in archaeology and indigenous
societies. Further to an extensive nursing career, Jennifer embarked on studies
in traditional medicine with which she is still involved.
As
a registered Traditional Western and Chinese Medicine practitioner, the author
has done considerable research into early indigenous cultures. While enjoying
creative writing and drawing, she decided to combine the two art forms and
incorporate them in a traditional, pre-European setting.
During
her youth, Jenni spent considerable time working in remote regions of Central
Australia, where she learned about many aspects of Aboriginal culture. She
developed a respect for certain Aboriginal people of the time, whom were still
practising certain traditional ways of living, including bush foods and
medicines as well as arts and crafts.
The author is particularly fascinated by the ability of Australian
indigenous bush-men to access a higher sense, or instinct. Their survival
skills in remote regions of Australia where early pioneers often perished are
emphasized in her writing.
As
a semi-retired traditional medicine practitioner, Jenni resides with her
husband in Queensland Coastal region, dividing her time between writing,
sketching and her health practice. Along with her husband she has spent
countless hours establishing a bird friendly environment by cultivating native
plants and an eco-friendly environment.
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Fantasy Fiction
Date Published:  03-18-2017
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Fiery fissures close, and thick descending clouds dissipate, revealing the heavenly skies of Wanderamid, and its neighboring worlds. Nevertheless, evil lurks amid the celebration of sustained existence. A demon known as, Lepper, discerns one whose blood runs through pulsating veins, like his own. It provokes his diabolic interest to heighten, and motivates him to search for this individual. He embarks on his pursuit by going through electrifying portals, no longer accessible to mortals, ever since Wanderamid’s crystal ball was placed back to its rightful place, in palms of stone.
Emera, Wanderamid’s powerful witch, finds out about her son’s imminent transformation. His demonic fate leaves her in grave disbelief. She has no notion where he could be, and unaware that he is the purpose for a demon’s hunt!
 
 
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The peephole’s first vision was that of a man sitting beside an old woman, seemingly ill, and oddly grinning down at her, while she, surprised, looked up at him.
“Why did you come back?” she asked sadly.
“You don’t seem at all happy to see me, Mother. I wanted to make sure you were on your way to the heavens you’ve always dreamed your ‘spirit’ would rise up to.” He smiled with his arms raised high.
“I’m not departing any time soon, my son. It’s only my weakness increasing. I’ve always wished the same for you too, but you chose to accept eternity in the deep depths of ….” She turned her head away, unable to finish.
“You can’t even say it.” He chuckled. “Use ‘eternal flames’, or ‘darkness’, Mother! Can your cracked old lips say those words instead?”
She forced herself to see his red glaring eyes again, and when she did, she reminisced about the day she had given birth to him. If only he had not chosen to welcome his demonic inheritance.
“I tried to save you… both of my sons. I would have given my life.”
“Hmm,” his voice murmured, unimpressed by her boring statement of unconditional love. “Daeg is not as I. He has more of your soul… your ‘pathetic’ soul. Besides, when death finds him, he will be shunned out from any ‘darkness’ and rise up to your precious heavens!” He laughed. “On the other hand, you saved Father! Be glad for that! You turned his soul to be weak as yours with your ‘love’—and now he’s dead!”
Tears escaped her solemn stare.
“I’ve prayed that my boys would find someone to love them as much as I did your father. He loved me the same, yes, but he was not weak. His love was strong. That’s how he became free from the temptations with the dark world.”
“I don’t have any storage for sympathy; Mother,” he replied, “and I don’t have a heart to share with anyone.”
“How can you say such a thing? You have a heart. When you were born… you had a heart. I felt it beating… and nurtured it,” she said, even though he was visibly dispassionate.
“Oh, I will deceive someone, with my fake heart, and she will bear my child. That child will follow me after choosing my ‘gift of eternal darkness,’ and then walk beside me.”
Even to imagine that as her unborn grandchild’s fate sickened her more, as she lay in a fragile spell.
“Please—don’t encourage an innocent child to a life of despair,” she pleaded. “If you can do anything for me, I beg of you, grant me that.”
“I’m your son! You didn’t steer me your way!” He glared at her ferociously.
“Your father and I both gave our sons love. What you boys choose will be your destiny. It’s not up to me, although I tried my best!” she cried.
About the Author
I. V.Phillips has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Her supernatural beliefs inspired A New World Fantasy Novel Trilogy.
Born and raised in New Jersey, she now resides in Florida.
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