Melodie Ramone and I met on Twitter, before the pandemic. Melodie was supporting all my posts and I wondered why, did she have a CF connection? She was, as it turns out, supportive of the CF community, but had no direct connection. The people with CF and their caregivers always had a place in her heart.
Now she’s written a book, Falls The Breath that has a character who has CF. A portion of the proceeds will go to The Bonnell Foundation.
First published in literary magazines at the age of twelve, Melodie Ramone is a lifelong writer from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. When she’s not behind the keyboard, she is involved with small animal rescue and is actively engaged in advocating for funding and research for cystic fibrosis. She is the bestselling author of After Forever Ends and currently resides in Central Illinois.
Book Reviewer K.C. Finn describes Melodie’s book this way:
Falls the Breath (available on Amazon) is a work of fiction in the paranormal adventure, fantasy, and action subgenres, and it forms the first book of The Brimfield Ghosts series. Penned by author Melodie Ramone, the work is best suited to mature readers due to some moderate adult content, violence and language. This captivating and emotionally charged tale weaves together the lives of the living and the dead. When tragedy strikes and Lorenzo is murdered, he becomes a restless poltergeist haunted by his own hazy memories. The novel takes a unique twist when quirky maid Mahoney Miller joins Lorenzo as a ghost. The two form an unexpected connection as they navigate the afterlife together. When the young Kotilla daughters can see and hear the ghosts, the boundaries between the living and the dead blur even further.
Author Melodie Ramone has crafted a highly engaging novel that explores themes of mental illness, bullying and chronic disease, making for a poignant and thought-provoking read. The characters’ determination and stubborn love, both for the living and dead, shine through as they face overwhelming odds to keep young Kevin alive. One of the features I enjoyed most about this work was the author’s talent for atmosphere, crafting gorgeous imagery and mood through vivid description. This book is a masterful blend of history, family drama, and the supernatural, leaving readers both moved and enthralled. Overall, Falls the Breath is a gripping and heartwarming story that will stay with you long after the final page, and I, for one, can’t wait for more in this engrossing series.
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Find Melodie’s book here on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Falls-Breath-Brimfield-Ghosts-Book-ebook/dp/B0CBYHB6LF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2LOAY674JX559&keywords=falls+the+breath+melodie+ramone&qid=1689879708&sprefix=%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-1