Servant of Salem
by Breanna Hayse
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Time Travel
“The intricate patterns woven into the tapestries of time are not always to be understood, but to be accepted as just being. The truth serves to illuminate the enlightened and destroy the deeds of the wicked, and know always that there are those who will silence it. My hope for mankind is to learn from the past to better the future and that people become wise to the power of their lies, and not be fooled as those who were fooled before…" ~ The Master of Salem; Robert Calef, PhD. Salem, MA 2015
Destiny Calef has two great passions in her life: her handsome and incredibly sexy professor husband, Robert, and serving the truth of history - particularly that of the world-renowned, infamous witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts.
Granted as part of their research stipend, the couple moves into the old Downing farm, the former residence of the accused witch, John Proctor. It is there where Destiny's dreams become nightmares, and she is plagued by a recurring vision that occurs at the exact same time of 3:33 a.m. There is no escape from the images that haunt her mind, and no answers with regards to their purpose. Her only hope lies in finding a clue hidden in Robert's secret library that is locked in the basement's vault. But Robert refuses to give her the key...
Curiosity and desperation get the better of her and Destiny defies Robert's orders to steer clear of his library. In that room, she discovers the truth about her husband's troubled past and his incredible secret… one which will not only turn her life upside down, but will lead to her standing face-to-face with one of history's most manipulative and notorious accusers of witchcraft, the Reverend Samuel Parris himself. This was a man who was known to get what he wanted, no matter the cost, and the portrait painted by history was nothing compared to his true evil and selfish nature.
Time has brought Destiny to 17th century Salem for a reason, but there are rules regarding changing the course of events, and severe consequences when these rules are broken. Destiny soon discovers that the kinky role-play games she and Robert enjoy enacting in the bedroom are child's play compared to the harsh deliverance of penance in colonial life. She also learns that things written in the history books are not always the truth, and makes it her mission to not only save innocent lives from the clutches of Samuel Parris, but to let everyone in the future know that what is written is not always the truth.
I started this piece as a historian, following the treasure map of documents and accountings of the infamous 1692 Witch Trials of Salem. What I discovered between the pages of history were the specters of truth lost in the kaleidoscope of time and concealed in the shadows of those who hungered for power and property. This is not about ghosts, witches or the paranormal as I had originally supposed, given my fascination of the subject matter, rather a love story that stood the test of time. A man and woman of flesh and blood, and how their trust, love and sacrifice broke the chains of evil. Now revealed, I offer that truth to you and pray that your eyes are open to that which is, not that which is desired. ~ Servant of Salem
Based on actual facts and historical data, #1 Best-Selling Multi-Genre author Breanna Hayse delivers a compelling tale of love, fear, lust, lies, loyalty and the reality of corporal punishment like she's never done before in this: Servant of Salem.
Destiny Calef seems like an ordinary wife - that is until she and her husband Robert moved into an old house in Massachusetts. The very same night they moved in, Destiny started to have dreams - vivid dreams - about a graveyard and she saw herself naked on the railroad tracks - but it always ends before she can finish the dream. 3:33 a.m. every morning. Her husband Robert - although doubtful, - has searched to find out information on where she might be dreaming about and why, but he has come up with nothing. She knows is means something, but she doesn't have any idea what she is really in for ...
The only clue Destiny has to what is happening is that they were offered money to move into Downing Farm - a place where 2 people were convicted of being witches during the Salem Witch Trials. She sees her dreams as a warning - but Robert just sees them as ... well ... dreams. At least that seems to be the case to the reader until we see Robert has other ambitions - he is an AVID researcher of all things related to the Witch Trials and Witches. And deep inside his locked cellar that Destiny had made specifically for him, he has a secret - a photo of someone named Abigail and his own musings about whether she is behind these dreams and his own promise to make things right.
Destiny clearly knows nothing about Abigail as we find out - she goes to a hotel and learns quite a bit about the Downing Farm - a story that most of us have probably heard of - a story about John and Elizabeth Proctor, their maid Tituba and a little girl named Abigail who accused them of witchcraft. But is this Abigail the same Abigail in her husband's picture? Destiny decides to find out, she goes into her husband's cellar and finds the picture just as he comes home to discover her snooping. She begs him to tell her the truth ... but when he does, it is just as unbelievable as the fact that the Witch Trials ever happened.
I won't give away any more because the rest are spoilers, but honestly this was a great read! I was caught up from the first page and when Chapter 3 came up, I was hooked big time. If you are interested in the Salem Witch Trials - this is definitely a must read. I love historical fiction, but this takes it to a whole other level :) Check it out for yourself and see where the story of Abigail takes us. You won't be disappointed!
BDSM/AP lifestyler Breanna Hayse strives to give her readers truth and reality of the BDSM/Age-Play/Total Power and Erotic Exchange lifestyle.
Who am I?
I'm a native Californian gone 'wild', and had the opportunity to travel the globe and discover the world through the eyes of both a Marine Intelligence specialist and a BDSM lifestyler. I left the service to go into hospice nursing and grief counseling, eventually working as a marriage and family therapist for those involved in alternative lifestyle development. This experience has allowed me to gain unique inspiration for my books and offer realistic plots and relatable characters.
In 2004, my husband, John, and I joined forces to work with both submissives and dominants- teaching, training, listening and loving. Our goal was to take the mystery and fear out of the lifestyle and mentor people in safe, consensual and healthy relationships.
My first book, The Game Plan, was published in 2012 and opened the door to the now-booming world of Age-Play literature. Since that time, I've devoted my 'spare' time to writing, researching, community involvement, and private and group pro bono counseling in deviant behavior, alternative lifestyle, and addiction recovery.
I was formally 'dungeon trained' as a Domme before discovering my submissive side when I joined the service. My scenarios are pulled primarily from either personal experience or observation, including spending time in BDSM clubs as the safety/medical officer. My multi-faceted background allows me to glean from many avenues and give a unique and intelligent literary experience through elements of fantasy and fiction. I also discuss the questions and psychology of the lifestyle in a manner that is fun and informative, and based on 'the real deal.'
I live with my husband, musician, and fellow-author, John Hayse, and two border collies in southern California. We practice a 24/7 D&S relationship with speckles of AP (and many trips to Build-A-Bear), and happily spend every moment together that we can. My hobbies include my puppies, hiding my vanilla salt-water taffy where John can't find it, exotic art, collecting inspirational trinkets, and developing my own paddle line. You can also see me as a featured author/instructor in professional conference settings and as a Sexpert for kinkyliterature.com.
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