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Guerillas for Harmony: Debut Novel Showcases Energy-Working in the Old South
What happens when a spirited South Carolina woman unwittingly plays host to a powerful being from another dimension? That’s the question that Kim McLendon explores in her debut novel, Izzy and the Crystal of Power.
By: Kim McLendon
That’s the question that Kim McLendon explores in her debut novel, Izzy and the Crystal of Power. In her forties, single-again Charleston accountant Izzy Schotzky has found contentment at last. Her leadership of the Galactic Guerillas—a group of energy workers devoted to creating harmony in the Carolina Lowcountry—gives her a sense of community and purpose. Copious amounts of sweet tea carry her through the workday, and the breathtaking goodnight hugs from her tattooed, gourmet-cooking, stubbornly celibate artist friend, Kye, fill her with…hope. But Izzy's world is rocked after she uses her mysteriously surging paranormal abilities to bombard a local “scumbag” to within an inch of his life. Removed from command and banned from energy-working, Izzy must use her wits and intuition to regain what she's lost—and discover the true origin and purpose of her extraordinary new powers.
Traditional Charleston, South Carolina, may be an unlikely setting for a New Age fantasy adventure, but for author Kim McLendon, the choice was clear. “Besides the fact that I live here and love it,” she says, “Charleston seemed a perfect metaphor for possibility as well as conflict. There is a lot of old pain here, but there's a vibrant community of energy workers as well.”
Author Kim McLendon is a Reiki Master (Level III), an Akashic Records Consultant, a Healing Touch Level I, and a longtime student of T’ai Chi, Chi Gong, and Yoga. This is her first novel.
Izzy and the Crystal of Power is available for sale online at Amazon.com.