I originally wrote the Elixir about two decades ago. It then sat on a shelf for ages before I decided to find a publisher for it. Unfortunately, while I’ve already been a believer and have been saved since I was 13 years old, I was an infant in Christ. I wasn’t always living my life for him the way I should have. While the original book was not horrible by any means, there was some cursing in it that I’m not proud of (nothing as bad as the F-bomb, but still). I also had written a couple of love scenes into the book, that while they were not graphic, I did not want in there any longer.
Keeping in mind that I have some younger readers and that I want my writing to be pleasing to my Lord, I decided to rewrite this book. I believe it is very PG now. There are no love scenes, the couple simply kisses and talks about taking their relationship from friendship to romance and if it is a good idea. The main focus is on unraveling the mystery and staying alive.
I also updated some things because the technology was older in the original and things change, such as USB drives verses disks. Anyway, I hope you love this book. As I edited it, I remembered how much I love the story of Celeste and Ben. They are very unique, very smart, and the type of people you want to hang out with for a while.
The dark parking garage with the dead body of his friend and mentor only begins Jake Walker’s problems. Soon, he is the prime suspect in Benjamin Monroe’s murder and worried that his best friend, Ben’s daughter, will believe the worst.
Celeste doesn’t know who killed her father but she does know one thing—it wasn’t Jake. As she and Jake set out to find the killer, they discover that her father unlocked the code to a fountain of youth formula. Anyone who wanted the formula could have killed him, and it was worth millions.
During their investigation, they uncover more facts and more bodies. Because they show up at every crime scene, the detectives investigating the case suspect Celeste and Jake of murder. The two go on the run until they can clear their names. But, there are more sinister forces at work than either realizes, and the deception runs as deep as the national government…