Friday, 20 June 2014

Review: Quantum Spirit - Apocalypse by Sallie Haws

Paperback, $12.99; eBook, $7.95
ISBN: 978-0989493406
Young Adult/Sci Fi, 418 pages
Fedd Books, Aug. 13, 2013

“‘She’s gone!’ Katrina’s eyes were big as saucers. I guess she didn’t really believe that I would disappear because the color had drained from her face as she stared wide-eyed and slack jawed at the center of the circle. The others opened their eyes in awe. I felt the strength of the circle fluctuate with the drop in energy, and the vibrancy of the colors dimmed as the group’s anxiety increased causing the contraction of their auras.
Then I noticed the woman . . . ‘Hello, Salena,’ she greeted me with a smile.
‘My name is Amalya Gaian. Welcome to the Fifth Dimension.’”
Salena Hawthorne is coming of age in more ways than one. And, the changes she is experiencing go way beyond simple hormonal overload. When her “family gift” comes on with a vengeance, Salena has to learn how to channel her developing psychic abilities to stop a pandemic from wiping out millions of lives.
Her new-found gifts of reading auras and inter-dimensional travel give Salena more trouble than she is ready to handle. With the weight of several worlds on her shoulders, Salena will need to call on her family, the Society of the Silver Moon, her Spirit Guide, and a few other unexpected allies to take on the supernatural enemies that threaten their very existence.

Marissa Curnutte


Reader: ‘Quantum Spirit’ will make you feel as though you can change the world!

RENO, Nevada – At 13 years old, Salena Hawthorne is like any other girl her age juggling eighth grade homework and a budding love life, but there are a few mystical things that set her apart.

In “Quantum Spirit - Apocalypse” (Fedd Books) by Sallie Haws, clairvoyant Salena wakes up from a coma with new gifts that allow her to read auras and the ability to travel between dimensions. But when a menacing pandemic spreads in the Third

Dimension and threatens to destroy the world as she knows it, Salena embarks upon a metaphysical journey that takes her to the highly evolved Fifth Dimension for answers.

Bringing the truth as to the cause of the pandemic back to the Third Dimension proves to be easier said than done. The leaders of pharmaceutical companies have dollar signs in their eyes, having trillions to gain in creating a cure. On top of that, the young heroine’s world is not quite ready to trust the supernatural realm. It’s up to Salena – and a few close friends – to make them listen.

“If you are searching for a great, upbeat tale that will make you feel as though you can go outside and change the world this is the book you need to read,” one reader raved on

A story of finding one’s inner strength and facing fears, “Quantum Spirit - Apocalypse” is the first book in this new series written by Haws. The next installment, “Quantum Spirit - Redemption,” releases next year.

After 26 years working with the Haws Corporation, founded by her great-grandfather, Haws decided to sell the business and began pursuing her passion of writing sci-fi and paranormal fiction.

"Quantum Spirit - Apocalypse"


“From the beginning the story captures your attention and keeps it.”

“Fear is our biggest enemy and it is one that many people let control in their lives and she shows that it is possible to overcome the fears that many have just by learning to love and forgive. It actually made me start to re-evaluate my own inner thoughts and the fears that I have.”

“This book emphasized the importance of a strong and loving support system, positive thinking and looking at the human race as something that can be saved rather than something that is doomed regardless of what is done.”


Enthralling and thought-provoking, this was a great read.

Haws has combined reality and fantasy in an exciting story with plenty of twists and turns. I will admit though that it took me a while to get a feel for this book, and even though the events that took place at the start of the book were quite intriguing, I only really got sucked in when all the drama started with the "Blue Flu" outbreak and then the discovery of what Traders Pharmaceuticals was really up to.

I enjoyed getting to know each character and their personalities flew of the page, bringing them to life in so many different ways. I loved journeying with Salena between dimensions and learning the differences between to fif-Ds and the thir-Ds. And the thrilling race to save the world only upped the intensity of this book.

I think the biggest message from this story was not to allow fear to control our lives, and that if we do, we run the risk of losing ourselves. We have to face our fears and embrace them. We also need to learn to let go and to forgive.

The Epilogue was a great set up for the second book. Will the bad guys get their revenge or redemption? I cannot wait to find out!


As the great-granddaughter of the inventor of the drinking fountain and founder of Haws Corporation, Sallie Haws put her UC Santa Barbara bachelor’s degree in organizational psychology to work to make a positive impact on her family’s business. Sallie held numerous jobs in the company over her 26-year tenure from file clerk to President and CEO.

At a young age, Sallie’s passion for writing was fed by taking creative writing classes in high school and college. It was nursed along throughout her adult years by a voracious reading habit of paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy novels.

After selling the family business in 2011, Sallie finally had the time and inspiration to write. “Quantum Spirit - Apocalypse” (August 2013, Fedd Books) is the culmination of years of personal and professional life experience combined with the desire to empower, entertain and inspire adults and teenagers.

Sallie lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband, son, daughter and black kitty named Chubs.

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