Anna Durand

Book Cover: Willpower (Psychic Crossroads, Book 1)
Part of the Psychic Crossroads series:
Editions:Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-934631-57-7
Size: 6.00x9.00 in
Pages: 278
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"They want your mind!"

Grace Powell awakened one day with no memory of the previous eight months. Now a relentless enemy hunts her but, blinded by amnesia, she has no clue why. Terrified to trust anyone, Grace has no one to turn to. Except for the sexy stranger who appears out of thin air -- literally.

David Ransom sacrificed his freedom to protect Grace, yet now he's a stranger to her. If he can't stir her memories, and the psychic power buried inside her, they may both fall prey to a deadly, invisible foe. The resurgence of their telepathic bond and the passion flaring between them gives him hope they might save each other. But will unearthing the truth about Grace's past destroy them both?

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Published: December 17, 2013
Publisher: Jacobsville Books
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As she stepped onto the down escalator, out the corner of her eye she noticed a man stepping onto the track behind her. He moved onto the step directly above her. Great, a tailgater. She hopped down two steps to get a little distance from the creep.

He moved down two steps.

She hopped four steps, taking them two at a time.

He hesitated, then closed the gap and stopped one step behind her.

Grace glanced back at the creep. Her heart thudded.

Him. The shadow man.

No, it couldn't be.

She checked again. Him. Definitely.

"Don't look at me," he said.

His voice was deep, soft, and…familiar. Ridiculous. This entire situation was ridiculous. Men could not appear out of and disappear into thin air. Either she was insane or at this moment she was lying in a coma at a hospital somewhere, suffering bizarre and disturbing dreams.

"Why are you acting this way?" he demanded, though his tone stayed calm.

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Her instincts urged silence. Never knew what might set off a stalker. "Hello" might be the word that triggered a killing spree that started with her. She had no desire to get her throat slashed today. Tomorrow, maybe.

He let out a sharp sigh. "I know you can see me."

Of course she could see him. Everyone could.

Right?

"Say something, dammit," he hissed, the nonchalance vaporizing.

Now her hallucinations cursed at her. Jeez, her mental state must've deteriorated at lightning speed for her mind to create visions that swore at her. Or perhaps this was her mind's way of dealing with anger at herself. She could take a little verbal abuse from her own psyche. Except this didn't feel like a hallucination.

Well, did hallucinations ever feel like hallucinations?

She fixed her gaze on the bottom of the escalator. Almost there.

"Fine, don't talk," the man said. He leaned over her shoulder to murmur in her ear. "Just listen. You have to be careful. They're after you."

"Leave me alone or I'll scream," she said in an equally soft voice, and instantly regretted speaking.

But she couldn't help it. The guy was ticking her off. Hallucination or not, he needed a serious dressing-down.

"Someone has to warn you," he said.

"That's novel. A stalker warning his victim."

Each time he spoke, with his lips so close to her ear, his breath whispered across her skin and sent a shiver rippling down her spine—an oddly stimulating shiver that didn't feel like fear.

She ought to move down another step. Her muscles refused to obey.

He sighed. The warmth of his exhalation set off a flurry of goosebumps.

"I'm not a stalker," he said.

She laughed. The tone echoed hollow and stark in her ears.

"They're coming for you," he said. "Be careful."

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Reviews:Paige Lovitt on Reader Views wrote:

"A great suspenseful novel. The paranormal elements are extremely intriguing and unique. Following along as the heroine regained her memories and her powers made it almost impossible to put this book down. The romantic elements also add a great touch to the storyline. The author did an excellent job of creating characters that are complex and have depth. The bad guys are also really bad, which made the story even more fun, especially as the heroine regains her powers and works to defeat them."

on Romancing the Book:

"These characters are strong in their own right but together they become a powerhouse. [...] From the beginning I was pulled into the paranormal mayhem of the psychic world. [...] I can't wait for the next in the series. Great vacation read or just something to unwind at the end of the day with your favorite beverage and me time."

on The Romance Studio:

The dangerous game of cat and mouse Grace found herself in was thrilling and the race to see if she comes out the winner kept me interested. [...] What I liked so much about both characters was their willingness to help each other survive, no matter what was thrown their way and what lengths they had to go through to accomplish it.

on The Romance Reviews:

Intriguing...A good foundation for a promising series.

on Paranormal Romance Guild:

Good story with a really good ending. [...] I would read the sequel if I get the chance.