New novel reveals a story of intrigue, suspense and paranormal mystery with a touch of wry humor

New novel reveals a story of intrigue, suspense and paranormal mystery with a touch of wry humor

“In a deep dream I saw an Alchemist, his back to me, speak an indistinguishable chant to a wilted, dead rose. Instantly it returned to life, radiantly beautiful again. Then the Alchemist spoke in a strange base voice, stating, ‘I am V’– and he disappeared. I woke up knowing he wanted me to write his story,” Jack Groverland states.

“Alchemist V and his Power Over life, Love and Death” (published by Balboa Press) tells the story of an older man, a paraplegic who is offered the opportunity to steal and inhabit the healthy, young body of an innocent young man by a devious alchemist who has been living in stolen bodies since the 13th century. Will the older man leave his wheelchair and pursue the girl he loves? Will he murder for his own freedom and love?

An excerpt from the book reads:

Likewise, he was assured the game of life had no secret power vying for or against anyone. You were on your own to play the hand you were dealt. There was no sin, no bad karma, as Buddhists define it, only the immediate consequences of your decisions and the fickle factor of luck.

“This novel will challenge the readers to evaluate their understanding of what is truly right or truly wrong,” Groverland says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he answers, “Not everything they see or think they know is what it seems to be.” For more details about the book, please visit

“Alchemist V and his Power Over life, Love and Death”
By Jack Groverland
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267865
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267858
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267872
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Jack Groverland is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and a new age teacher. He is a graduate of the New School of Social Research in New York City and is a self-taught practitioner of the life-transforming mysteries of life. He and his wife Norma live in Boulder, Colorado where they are the leaders of the Unity Spiritual Center – guiding people in meditation, spiritual healing and personal transformation.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

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