Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Soul Rescue by Doug Simpson


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SOUL RESCUE, Book II of the Dacque Chronicles by DOUG SIMPSON

Book Blurb

Dacque LaRose, the protagonist in The Dacque Chronicles, is a very unusual Good Samaritan who has been selected by the Heavenly Powers to assist Them in rescuing deserving souls in need of rescuing, no matter whether they still reside in human bodies or have departed from their human residences when the body passed away. Dacque’s soul has earned this exalted position as God’s helper through his exemplary actions and clean living throughout his numerous previous incarnations, as well as his current lifetime. To assist Dacque in carrying out these noble duties he has been bestowed with unique powers in this lifetime, powers which allow him to see and converse with spirits as well as receive direct messages from the Heavenly Powers.

Soul Rescue is the recounting of Dacque’s latest adventure where he is directed to the local children’s hospital to locate and assist the earth-bound spirits of five children stranded for many decades. Dacque is rewarded with three touching personal relationships throughout this adventure and a totally unanticipated surprise at the conclusion of his Heavenly assignment.

Soul Rescue is a fictional novel inspired by a series of actual events.



“Have you ever heard the name, Annabel Sweeney?”

Jane pondered the name for a short while and suddenly her face assumed a horrified expression. “I think that is the name of one of the A.C.H.’s ghosts. Oh my Lord! Don’t tell me you were sent to A.C.H. to find a ghost?” she screamed.

Dacque closed his eyes and nodded his head up and down. After a seemingly prolonged period of silence, he opened his eyes and looked at Jane. She was smiling.

“You know something mister hard-to-figure-out. If anyone else told me that story, I would never have believed it, but after all that I have found out about you over the past ten days or so, I think I actually believe you.”

“I’m glad to hear that.”

“So, have you found your ghost?”

“Actually, Ricky did.”

“Ricky!” Jane exclaimed. “Now you have definitely lost me.”

“It has been discovered, by researchers who have accumulated accounts of contacts with spirits, that children up to six or so are way more likely to see spirits than most other individuals. There is an explanation for that, but I don’t think you are quite ready to hear that one, yet. Let me just say that many parents tell others about their children having imaginary friends and they joyfully let these children go on pretending, thinking nothing of it. The truth is, at least in some of the cases, that the children’s friends are not imaginary at all but are the spirits of deceased children, or in apparently rare cases, spirits who, for some particular reason, wish to appear as children, to this child. Remember I told you that when I saw my wife’s spirit in her chair, she looked younger and healthier than when she passed away?”

“Yes, I remember.”

“Apparently, spirits are able to appear to us looking like any of their previous incarnations and at any age from all of those earlier incarnations. Because our subconscious memory, or soul memory, remembers every action, word or thought from all of its incarnations, the spirit has, I guess, thousands of options for its appearance. Having said that, I do not believe that is the case with the spirit of Annabel Sweeney. I believe that Annabel’s spirit is what we call an earth-bound spirit, or one which was not able to make the proper transition to the other side.”

DougSimpson good photo  Meet Doug Simpson, Author….

 Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery titled Soul Awakening, was published in the United States in October of 2011, by Booklocker. It was reissued in October of 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing as Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles. For further details visit them at http://5princebooks.com/. It is available in print and eBook format through most bookstores around the world. Soul Rescue, Book II of the Dacque Chronicles was published in November of 2012, Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles was published in January of 2013, and Soul Connections, Book IV if the Dacque Chronicles was published in April of 2013. His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to 2013 in Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dousimp.mnsi.net.


Links to Doug Simpson’s website, blog, books, etc.

All of my books are available in print and eBook format through most popular book suppliers. The list is extensive. Some can be accessed through my publisher, 5 Prince Publishing at http://www.5princebooks.com/buy.htm

Website – http://dousimp.mnsi.net

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/doug.simpson.902

Twitter – https://twitter.com/#!/1DougSimpson

Blog – http://doug-simpson-author.blogspot.com/

Soul Rescue Purchase Links


iTunes  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/soul-rescue/id577220569?mt=11

Smashwords  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/252692

B&N USA  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soul-rescue-doug-simpson/1113755140?ean=2940015941289

Diesel  http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000252692/Simpson-Doug-Soul-Rescue/1.html

Amazon USA  http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Rescue-Dacque-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00A3KO3YG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352349958&sr=1-1&keywords=doug+simpson+soul+rescue

Amazon Canada  http://www.amazon.ca/Soul-Rescue-Dacque-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00A3KO3YG/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1356136648&sr=1-3

Amazon UK  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Rescue-Dacque-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B00A3KO3YG/ref=la_B006GDWTQI_1_2_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1362836720&sr=1-2

Kobo  http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Soul-Rescue/book-fPpAzo-_Lk2H8CTa4-gySw/page1.html?s=gxR5VhFuEEW46Klwv6ES1w&r=1


B&N USA  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/soul-rescue-doug-simpson/1113755140?ean=9781939217134

Amazon USA http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Rescue-Volume-Doug-Simpson/dp/193921713X/ref=ntt_at_ep_edition_1_2

Amazon Canada  http://www.amazon.ca/Soul-Rescue-Doug-Simpson/dp/193921713X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367173164&sr=1-2

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soul-Rescue-The-Dacque-Chronicles/dp/193921713X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1362836720&sr=1-2

Books-a-Million  http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Soul-Rescue/Doug-Simpson/9781939217134?id=5297508392319


Thanks, Doug, for sharing your stories with us! It’s been a pleasure having you with us this week. Happy Reading, everyone!

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2 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Soul Rescue by Doug Simpson

  1. Doug Simpson says:

    Thank you for all of your support, Karen. You are an Angel!

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