"The Crossers" series continues with "Return to the Valley"

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released “Return to the Valley,” Terry Ray’s fifth installment in “The Crossers” series.

About the Book:
crossers5_fcReturn to the Valley picks up the story, ten years after the conclusion of the epic American Classic Series, Crossing the Valley. The main character, Marty Chapman, has settled into a happy, normal, family life as a college professor in a small town in Kansas and seems to have finally found contentment. As in the original series, however, Marty is not destined for such a life.

This continuing epic, once again, traverses the complete spectrum of human emotions and life experiences that will leave the reader transfixed and in awe.

This story winds its way through romantic love and family bliss, to the revealing inside story of the treacherous, back-stabbing, real world of university faculty, to pure evil, blackmailing co-eds, homicide and the anatomy of a sensational murder trial, to heroism and betrayal, and the evolution of a new and quickly growing religion that is changing the world forever.

If you are the type of reader who wants to become thoroughly engrossed in a novel and left pondering some of the fundamental questions of life and death, Return to the Valley will wonderfully fulfill your reading niche.

Excerpt:
May 15, 2004
With his eyes on the sidewalk, Marty Chapman quickly crossed the quad and entered Watson Hall. His stomach was churning emptiness into nausea, having not contained food since yesterday at noon. He climbed to the third floor then walked the worn corridor carpet to Ken Broderick’s office. He was dizzy from anxiety and lack of sleep and was experiencing a disconcerting out-of-body sensation. Ken looked up from his newspaper and was taken aback by Marty’s appearance as he passed through the open door.

“Jesus, Marty . . . you look like shit . . . what’s the matter?”

Marty didn’t respond with his usual sardonic retort but instead moved in silence to his designated lunch-hour-chat chair. He sat down and stared between his feet at the beige, coffee-stained rug for a few seconds, then looked up at Ken with nervous eyes. Ken waited for Marty to speak. He didn’t. He kept licking his lips and trying to swallow. After a few more long seconds, Ken spoke.

“What happened, Marty?”

Marty’s gaze intensified with alternating shades of guilt, shame, and fear. Without answering, he walked over to the open door and closed it. After doing so, he paused and took a few deep breaths through his nose, then, with a lowered head, humped shoulders, and hands in his pockets, he returned to his chair and swallowed a few more times in an attempt to lubricate his dry throat. He looked up at the ceiling, with his head moving side to side then, lowering his face, he looked directly at Ken and crossed his arms across his chest to hug himself. Ken could see he was quivering. Marty felt very sick.

“Oh Jesus, Ken . . . oh Jesus.”

“What . . . what is it?”

“Oh man . . . what am I gonna do . . . what am I gonna do?”

Marty was rocking forward and back in his chair and speaking more to himself than to Ken, so Ken waited in silence for the continuation of the soliloquy. It resumed after a rather long silence.

Return to the Valley
Authored by Terry Ray
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
226 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066898
ISBN-10: 1620066890
BISAC: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical

Available on Kindle

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New religion starting in America's northwest? "The Crossers" are brought to light by Terry Ray

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Terry Ray’s new series, “The Crossers”, just released by Sunbury Press, tells the epic story of a new religion forming in the northwestern United States. There are currently four books in the series, with more planned.

519+ToMmPfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book One: The Man in the Mountain

This American epic adventure begins with a young, insecure magazine writer on an assignment to locate still-existing Hippie communes that, allegedly, have survived since the sixties. The trail leads to the remote mountains of Montana. Marty Chapman could not possibly have imagined that this trip would turn his life upside-down and send shock waves throughout the entire world.

His chance encounter with a mountain man who has lived alone in the magnificent, Alp-like wilderness for fifty of his seventy years, leads not only to Marty finding the father-figure he has always yearned for but to a mystery that old Art has kept secret for many years and grudgingly reveals to Marty.

Together, they come up with a plan to crack the secret and end-up finding something that is, literally, beyond belief. It is so mind-altering that Marty’s father-figure dies from the shock and Marty is left trying to maintain his sanity while coping with something that that is so overwhelming, he cannot allow himself to even consider the possibility it could be real.

ISBN: 9781620062975  Price: $16.95

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Book-1-The-…

41J4apd6KPL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Two: The Circle

There are many roads leading to hell and the members of the inner-circle follow their unique paths to misery, oblivion, and hopelessness – before they begin their long and hard journey back to the light.

With the exception of one, they are all just ordinary people, like you and me, who face the same torments in life, as do all human beings. The reader will have experienced many of the same life tragedies, as do these ordinary souls of the inner circle, and will feel their anguish as their paths draw them toward the darkness . . . and will think, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”

Only one story ends in happiness and self-satisfaction. John basks in the glow of the world he has built. His insatiable, unfeeling greed, sets in motion an unstoppable juggernaut, paving his way to power, fame, and wealth by crushing countless, innocent souls beneath its path. Readers will know this man. He has, at one time or another, crossed the path of all our lives.

Book Two of the Crosser’s Series will be as a mirror to the readers – in which they will, somewhere, see themselves. You will compelled, from time to time, to put down your book and simply ponder.

By this epic journey’s end, you may very well emerge a different, stronger, and happier person than when the journey began. You will never forget the people who walked by your side, nor the lessons you have learned along the twists and turns.

ISBN: 9781620063002  Price: $16.95

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Book-2-The-…

41+CkmGjkfL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Three: Crossing the Valley:

With grief, apprehension, and a new writing assignment, Marty Chapman returns to Montana. He is not alone this time. For the first time in his life he has fallen in love. Ginny Allen is a soft-hearted, straight-talking, very strong young woman with a girlish sense of humor, who not only loves Marty but provides him the courage he has always lacked. Without Ginny, Marty would not have had the strength to return to this frightening place where he had come perilously close to losing his mind. She is open, trusting, and unafraid while Marty is skeptical of all things and all people and he lives with an ever present sense fear, yet, somehow, they have found what they need, in one another.

A defrocked preacher, a paroled killer, a Canadian misfit, a female business magnate, a dysfunctional trial lawyer, a retired philosophy professor, a high-priced prostitute, and a gay survivor of a suicide attempt, also follow Marty to the magnificent mountains. They believe in the impossible that Marty cannot allow himself, and all have been mysteriously drawn to make this journey.

Not all of them survive the experience.

ISBN: 9781620063033  Price: $16.95

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Book-3-Cros…

41v+E7N7B+L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Book Four: Path to Armageddon:

As the journey makes its final turn, the forces – good and evil – move into position for the final act . . . all converging at breath-taking speed toward a certain place and certain time -setting the stage for an inexorable collision that will be witnessed by the entire world. The slightest breeze could bend the arc and dramatically change everything before the curtain falls.

John Hennessey is at the center of this vortex and uses all his blind power and ambition power make sure the forces obey his Leviathan will. He has never been beaten or bowed and he will make certain that he will, as always, emerge triumphant.

The reader will be swept-up in these raging currents, side-by-side with companions from the long journey that have become a part of life. Your heart will pound and your breath will be taken in gasps as the stage begins to darken and the end draws near.

It is Armageddon.

ISBN: 9781620063064  Price: $16.95

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Book-4-Path…

1380820861595162360040For more information about the set:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Crossers-Series-Set-…

Also available on Kindle and Nook.