Psychic Crossroads, Book Two
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1st place, 2014 Heartbeat contest
2nd place, 2015 Diamonds in the Desert contest
June 15, 2015
Ultimate power comes at the ultimate price.
Torn apart by their haunted pasts, Grace Powell and her fiancé David Ransom are struggling to reclaim their passionate bond and build a normal life — one without danger and paranormal powers. But David can’t renounce his obsession with hunting down Karl Tesler, who abducts and tortures psychics. David endured Tesler’s tactics himself, but despite what Grace believes, he’s not out for revenge.
Tesler covets her unprecedented abilities and her mysterious connection to a source of limitless psychic power. David will do anything — even abandon and lie to her — to protect Grace from Tesler.
With a psychic stalker on her trail, Grace charges into a desperate mission to uncover the truth about David’s obsession. But Tesler’s agents are closing in on her, and a terrifying new enemy is rising…
As events drive Grace and David toward a battle of epic proportions, they must risk everything — their relationship, their lives, and even their souls — to defeat an enemy who wields unspeakable psychic power.
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Grace rolled onto her side. Her nose bumped into David’s pillow. She drew in a long breath. The spiciness of his aftershave flooded her senses, along with another scent—a subtle, masculine smell unique to David. Indescribable. Delicious. Warmth suffused her, seeping into her heart and mind, smoldering in parts of her that ached for him. She inhaled another draft of his scent, her body responding as if he were there, caressing her. He may drive her nuts at times, but…
Oh, the way he kissed. Her lips tingled from the memory of it.
A chill whispered over her skin. Every hair on her body stiffened. Her sixth sense burst out of its slumber, clanging alarm bells in her psyche. Someone is here.
She bolted upright and whipped her head left and right. Nobody there. She swung her legs off the bed and pushed up onto her feet, nabbing her .357 Magnum revolver from the bedside table. A chill trickled down her spine. Eyes watched. Invisible, ethereal, but real. She turned toward the doorway. Nothing lurked there.
Why couldn’t she pin down the source of the sensation? Her paranormal radar was blanked out, as if overwhelmed by input.
Psychic energy crackled through her. Behind you. She whirled around, thrusting the gun up, clamped in both hands, and confronted—
Hell. She’d let her unease blossom into paranoia. Nobody hunted her anymore. Probably. Tesler wouldn’t find her here.
Her cell phone buzzed. A text message had arrived.
David. She snatched up the phone, tapping the screen until the message popped up. As she scanned the words, a shiver rattled through her.
“Come to me,” it said, “I can help you. 1325 Meroz Road.”
She didn’t recognize the phone number the message came from, and no name was given. Oh sure, she’d rush right out to the address texted to her by an anonymous whackjob.
The phone buzzed again. Another text message: “Your lip is bleeding.”
Her lip? She dabbed a finger on her mouth. It came away wet. Blood stained her skin. How did the texter know she bit her lip? Her heart pounded. Without moving, she searched the shadows for a figure, a camera, something to explain this, though she knew she’d find nothing. A thick curtain shielded the window. The person sending the messages could either see through solid objects or had another means of viewing her. Extrasensory means.
The phone tumbled from her hand, clattering on the floor.
No, she was jumping to conclusions. An intruder must’ve stolen into the house. With the revolver in hand, she sprinted out of the bedroom, down the hallway, through the kitchen, and into the living room. Vacant. All vacant. She rushed back to the bedroom and dug through the closet, scoured the dresser, even dropped onto her belly to investigate the space under the bed. No cameras. No stealthy intruders. Not a damn thing. Which left her with one unthinkable possibility.
Maybe she should call the police.
What for? They couldn’t help her with this kind of problem.
“You belong with me.”
She jumped. Her head smacked into the bed frame. She clutched the gun tighter. Where had the voice come from?
No, no, no, not again. Nausea swelled in her stomach, bile rising high in her throat. The voice did not originate in this room, or from outside. The source was much, much closer. Someone rammed the words into her mind.
A psychic intruder just hacked her brain.
Praise for Intuition
Intense emotions, amazing psychic experiences, and dastardly characters make Intuition a book you can’t put down. […] The writing is fresh, the plot is fast-paced and the characters have plenty of depth to make them quite realistic. The plot twists keep you turning the pages. Intuition is a must-read for any paranormal romance fan. A great story.Melinda Hills
This was very fast paced and full of suspense and intrigue that kept me on the edge…Ms. Durand helped in keeping the characters real with the up and down struggles of having a relationship while keeping secrets and trying to keep the information safe. She also made the storyline very intriguing and thought out which kept me very involved in what was going on between the characters and also within the storyline.
The characters in Intuition are well thought-out and are extremely well developed. The good guys are not infallible which makes them believable, and the bad guys are extremely bad, which makes them hate-able.Anna Durand has created a new approach to psychic abilities and it is refreshing and intriguing all wrapped up in a twisting and turning plot that keeps a reader on the edge of their seat. Intuition is a page-turner and up-late reader!Mary-Nancy Smith
This is a very well done book, the story between Grace and David is great. I didn’t read book one but I was able to pick this book right up and not feel like I was missing anything. The other people in this book made me keep guessing at what was going to happen next. I loved seeing how David’s and Grace’s relationship continues to change during the book. If there is a book three I would pick it up in a heartbeat.
Fast paced, interesting characters, psychics, soulmates, a crazy doctor, if this is what you like give this series a read. I really enjoyed it.C.C. Pen