Ekstasis – The Return of the Sovereign Heart by M. I. Dugast
Mona Devek is driven by an innate knowing. As a walk-in from birth, her life’s unfolding twists and turns serve to awaken her to her potential and identity and to reconnect her with an ancient star tribe. But when she publishes a work of fiction detailing her spiritual quest, something inspires her to fill in the blanks left by her as-yet-unseen interdimensional lover.
David Wilkins is a firm atheist and has long given up on happiness. Devastated by the tragic loss of his wife and child, the former award-winning film director shelved an unread book his sister shared on account of its uncanny similarities to his own life. Then on one transatlantic flight home, he finally flips it open . . . and by the time he reaches the last page, he is no longer the same person.
As Mona uncovers more about her true origin and her reason for incarnating, she discovers that the entire free will of human beings is at stake. And as David’s creativity resurfaces and he plans a return to directing by making a movie of Mona’s best-selling novel, he is shocked when he learns that the author he has grown to love is in a coma.
Can their spirits rejoin in the physical realm and save humanity from oblivion?
Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart is the inspiring first book in the Ekstasis magical-realism romance series. If you like a visionary and metaphysical adventure, with relatable paths of healing, where trauma and loss are transmuted into love, then you’ll adore M. I. Dugast’s journey into the soul.
"... Spiritual, morally and emotionally complex novels are exceptionally rare, but Ekstasis: The Return of the Sovereign Heart is just such one. If the thematic blend of love, reality, and spiritualism piques your interest, you will most likely love this massive work by Dugast."
"...The unusual blend of romance and enlightenment creates a story that blossoms with inspiration and meaning. It's especially recommended for spiritual readers who enjoy fictional accounts of journeys towards enlightenment."
— Midwest Book review
"Destiny, fate, reincarnation, and free will, are all themes readers will encounter in this novel. Dugast has woven them into a magical story that will leave readers stunned and catch their breath as they realize the intertwined lives of the fictional character are to the protagonist reading the story. The blurred lines of where one character's life ends and the other begins will keep readers hooked, seeing how things all meet up and if the lines are entirely erased to create a new path they will take together."
— Literary Titan
"... A surprising new take on the Adam and Eve concept which is really, really deep. Recommended."
— Readers Favorites
"...Ekstasis is a marvelous, stellar, and supreme magical realism romance book that will entertain, delight as well as charm readers!"
— The Red-Headed Book Lover
"...A book within a book, where love is a pulsating force field that can connect hearts, souls, and spirits, transcending beyond even death."
— Online Book Club .org