Illusions, Auras and Love Provide Drama for The Protected, Published by Outskirts Press

Belfair, WA, May 27, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Protected: Book I of the Spirian Series by Rowena Portch. The author's most recent book to date is a 5.5 x 8.5 paperback in the fiction, romance and paranormal category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

Skye Taylor has always been able to see beyond the physical in people -- their auras and the energy that surrounds them and tells their stories and reveals their emotions and truths. But she is not convinced that the gift she has developed is special in any way…until she discovers she has the power to heal.

After losing everything she has ever cared about, Skye moves to Washington in hopes of starting over. But a sequence of events brings her face to face with Khalen Dunning -- an extraordinary man with a very dark past.

Khalen knows that Skye is special. Getting involved with her, though, draws him to the edge of his darkest memories, a place to which he has vowed never to return. In Khalen’s world, the line that divides illusion and reality is blurred, and the human spirit is stronger than physical bounds. In Khalen’s world, anything is possible.

Unfortunately, the empowered are not spared the law of duality, and power can be used to serve both good and evil. Skye and Khalen discover that when people start to question reality, they develop the ability to pierce the barrier of illusion and create either wondrous things -- or horrible nightmares.

Deftly constructed at 313 pages, The Protected: Book I of the Spirian Series is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the fiction, romance and paranormal category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Protected meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $14.95.

Additionally, The Protected can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432758660

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white

SRP: $14.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the author:

Rowena Portch has been writing professionally for over 30 years, across different genres and for various publications. She is an accomplished artist, homeopath, herbalist, and licensed body worker. After losing her vision to retinitis pigmentosa, she retired from her position as an editor at Microsoft, and she and her husband, Gregg, opened a wellness clinic on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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