Salt Lake City, UT Author Publishes Paranormal Fiction

July 02, 2022 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
The Seventh Talent, a new book by Joseph Riddle, has been released by RoseDog Books.

For centuries, a mysterious sect has hunted those who possess paranormal gifts, recruiting the men, and exterminating the women. These religious fanatics believe that they alone are the rightful possessors of the true Priesthood power, and have devised a method for controlling the mind of the immortal, St. John, using him as a weapon to amass hidden strength.

With paranormal gifts increasingly rare, accurate knowledge of the human chakras and the six types of Psychic Talents that arise from them has become crucial. Governments now compete with privately funded groups to locate and train children who possess these gifts-and to turn them into weapons for international espionage. Secret monastic orders compete with "witches" and mercenaries, ever watchful for new children with powerful potential as they arise.

An obscure prophecy about a girl with an unusual gift creates the possibility for a great reshuffling of power, and a window for restoring Earth to her natural balance of forces. Among these warring factions, the race is on to find this girl, and either train her, or destroy her.

About the Author
After twenty years as a media and marketing professional, in 2020 Joseph Riddle took a break from corporate work. Then the stories started flowing. His first attempt at a novel was a fictionalized memoir of his own life. He's since tried his hand at genre fiction including mystery, romance, and fantasy. He studied psychology at the University of Utah, and economics at Johns Hopkins. He lives with his husband in Salt Lake City.

The Seventh Talent is a 336-page paperback with a retail price of $21.00 (eBook $16.00). The ISBN is 979-8-88527-933-8. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at

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