By Nancy Straight
Other books in series: Book 2 Destiny’s Revenge and Book 3 Destiny’s Wrath have been released
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4507-2109-7 (E-book) / 978-1468121377 (Paperback)
Number of pages: 295
Word Count: 98,000
Lauren is visited in her dreams for years by a stranger claiming to be her destiny. Destiny becomes reality when paths cross during a failed robbery attempt. Lauren and the stranger experience chemistry like no other and now her doubt over her long time relationship with her high school sweetheart is not her only secret…someone else knows about her keen intuition and sixth sense. A mysterious clairvoyant seeks Lauren out and tells her not only of her life now but what the future may hold. Soon Lauren is in the middle of a murder investigation and a questionable friendship with the key suspect. Law enforcement, friends and family are concerned for Lauren but unfortunately they are unaware of the true danger…Sinister forces are at work and will stop at nothing to destroy Lauren’s abilities.
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Topic - If I had psychic powers: I would have bought Amazon and Apple stock when it was only a couple of dollars per share!
I think it would be really cool to read other people’s minds. There is always that genius in the room that is scared to speak their mind but is just busting at the seams with great ideas. Sometimes I see a friend with a strange look on their face and I’m dying to know what they’re thinking. I’m also the mother to two fantastic sons; just because I think they’re fantastic (all moms do) it doesn’t mean that I’m oblivious to them trying to “snow” me from time to time. The typical, “But I’m too sick to go to school.” It would be awesome to read their minds and to be a human lie detector, where I could say something like, “You big faker, get in the shower, I know you’re trying to snake out of your English test today.” One other thing I could do if I were psychic would be to communicate with my dogs. I have a Jack Russell that I LOVE, and he’s tolerated by our two Doberman Pinchers. His name is “Flash” and he’s got it stuck in his head that HE is the Alpha male. Most of the time the bigger dogs go-with-the-flow and let him believe he’s in charge. Every couple months they get tired of his energy, I can always see it coming. He starts running up and down the hallway: barking, sliding, growling, even so far as nipping at their legs. They’ll put up with it for a while then one of them will get fed up and step on him. It looks just like the Saturday morning cartoons when it happens, he goes flat on the floor with all four legs sprawled out toward the walls – you can almost see little birds flying around his head. If I had psychic powers and could communicate with dogs, I’d probably tell him “Remember what happened last time?”
If I were psychic that’s the power I’d most like to have!
His words made my heart soar, my whole body felt warm and my heart rate began steadily gaining speed. Knowing how badly this visit could have gone, I couldn’t help but push my luck, “Max, I need to ask you one more thing. Could you stay just another minute?”
Max glanced at the watch on his wrist, and I could tell he really did need to leave. “Yeah, but I’ve already been gone for way too long. My partner’s got to be looking for me by now.” He moved a hair closer to me, and I could hardly contain my excitement.
“I know this isn’t the best place, and I understand if you tell me no, but if I don’t ask, it’s going to drive me crazy. I was wondering if you feel anything weird around me?” This sounded so strange, but I didn’t know how best to articulate my question. I needed to know if it was only my imagination.
Max looked me straight in the eye, “Weird, like what?”
I felt the flush of embarrassment on my cheeks as I asked quietly, “Like, chemistry, a little?”
Max stood still as a statue staring at me sitting almost straight up in my bed. His smile faded a little as he leaned into me and whispered, “You mean like this?” He softly slid his hand behind my head, pulling my lips up to his. Gentle at first, then increased intensity until I found that I had wrapped both my arms around him, wires protruding from every direction, and my entire body tingled. I grew lightheaded as he eased his face away from mine. He gently lowered my head back to my pillow and moved his hand to my face. Max traced my lips with his index finger. After a few outlines of my lips, he responded quietly, “Chemistry, huh? No, I hadn’t noticed.” His wide smile reappeared with a vengeance.
My heart monitor went crazy, jumping well into the 100s as an alarm blared to life as if to tell the world what had just happened. Max reached over and pushed a button on the monitor and the alarm muted instantly. As he leaned in for what I was sure was going to be just as passionate as our first kiss, his pocket beeped.
Max stopped, rolled his eyes and fished in his pocket, pulling out his blackberry. He looked at the screen with disappointment in his eyes. “Hey, we just got a call. I really have to go. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for continuing this conversation tomorrow, but I really can’t stay.”
“I’d like that, too,” unable to say anything else.
He kissed my cheek, “I can’t wait to tell Missy about tonight. Bye.” Max darted out the door as he sprinted off to save someone’s life. The jealous part of me hoped he was being called to help an old fat man.
Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC with her husband and two children. She has three rotten dogs, enjoys RVing with her family, reading and writing all types of Paranormal literature.