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Charlene Neil


Charlene Neil resides with her children in Cape Town, South Africa.

As a child she always had a wild imagination, and she sometimes still finds her mind in a parallel universe. Charlene loved to write poetry in school, and she also wrote a few songs for her music band when she was in high school. The band was just a rebel phase however, and luckily she soon returned to reality.

Currently, Charlene is working as a specialized case manager for a medical company. In her free time she loves to hike, read and spend time with her three children. She however lives to write. Once she starts, she finds that she can’t stop.

Her first novel, “The Prodigins”, was published by a South African publisher, Memories SA. It is a fantasy novel with the young reader in mind.

Charlene’s passion however lies with romance, and her interest in the Paranormal was inspired by events that happened to her in her life. The Presence is based on actual experiences.

Charlene is currently working on her third novel, which she is hoping to finish by the end of 2015.

Contact details:

Cellular phone: +27764415565

Skype: CharleneNeil333

The Presence


Kayleigh Gibbs’s marriage falls apart, prompting her to flee with her daughter across the country for a new life. She opens her own veterinary practice, and eventually they move into an old, secluded farmhouse in Hoekwil.


At her best friend’s housewarming party Kayleigh meets the beautiful and enchanting Rebecca Steward. Rebecca is instantly drawn to Kayleigh but is still recovering from a breakup—her girlfriend left her for a man. Afraid of a repeat performance with Kayleigh, she refuses to acknowledge her growing feelings, preferring instead to develop a platonic friendship.


When inexplicable things start happening in the farmhouse, a terrified Kayleigh turns to Rebecca for reassurance. As the women try to unravel the mystery of the house, Kayleigh finds herself developing feelings for Rebecca. Despite her best intentions, Rebecca discovers she is falling in love with Kayleigh.


Will Rebecca and Kayleigh be able to not only figure out the strange happenings at the house but their own insecurities? Can the past tear them apart and keep reign over the house or will love conquer the presence?

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