The Sea Inside

The Sea Inside, published on May 25, 2013, is the first part of the Cerulean Songs series.
Cover photo by Maja Drazic -

Book 1 in the Cerulean Songs series. 

Time is all we have; it flows – it cannot stop.

Jayne wakes up in hospital following a terrible accident, which changes her life as she knew it. While struggling to recover, she is visited by a mysterious woman who offers her a gift. To the girl’s astonishment, she finds herself on a journey, on both the physical and mental plane. It brings her to the mystical realm of Entyre, where life is very different and power lies with the creatures of the deep. While the threads of time keep flowing, Jayne must decide what is real, who to trust, and regain her inner strength in order to find herself and her true destiny.

Early excerpt:

Every night Jayne experienced a recurring dream in which she was running across an empty beach. Her red hair blazed in the sunlight, sweeping, flying in the wind. Dancing and twisting in the sand, the girl’s feet sank into the cold, damp heaviness. She charged forward with Glen barking in the breeze, leaping over him as he twisted, his tail wagging for all it was worth. The midday sun beat down on them, and the blue sky was dotted with silken wisps of softest white cloud. But it was only a dream. Jayne would never feel the coolness of the water trickling between her toes. The girl would be able to smell the sea, its salty breath, but never feel it; she would never run, never walk; never sink her feet into the soft sand. 

Reviews from my beta readers:

Nickie Storey, author of the Grimsley Hollow series: “A delicious brew of invention, enchantment and refreshing characters, Vickie Johnstone has a firm grasp on the fantasy genre. I can’t wait to read more of her work!”

Greta Burroughs, author of the Wee People series: “Strange worlds, interesting characters, suspense and a surprise ending – what more can you ask for? This book has it all and more.”

Jennifer Thomas: “A gripping and fascinating mythical adventure that is beautifully described. There is suspense, fear and emotion throughout the entire novel that makes you want to keep turning the page.”

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