Knock, Knock (Psychic Visions #5)
by Dale Mayer
Contemporary Paranormal Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Valley Publishing
Release Date: August 3, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 330 pages
There’s no best-by date for revenge.
Wealthy and beautiful Shay Lassiter runs a prestigious foundation, but her connections and resources were worthless when her fiancé tried to murder her. Now, she’s guarding her heart and using her knack for reading people’s intentions – both good and evil – to guide her. But when the foundation’s clients start dying, she must turn to the new man in her life…one who’s giving her mixed signals.
Computer specialist and ex-cop Roman Chandler has a secret. It involves Shay and could ruin the fragile relationship he’s building with her. Though he can’t tell her the truth, he needs to convince her to trust him. He fears that whoever is behind this is about to turn his vengeance on Shay…
And vengeance can be deadly.
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
Under Roman's midnight blue gaze, Shay's stomach churned with unanswered questions and delight. Of course he'd seen pictures of her. A quick Google search would have offered many pages to study. She wanted to take a longer look at his energy, but thought she’d better save her strength for when a deeper reading might be needed.
A strange sound had her turning to face Bernice.
Bernice opened her mouth to speak when she suddenly stopped, an odd look on her face. Her breath sucked in so loudly, Shay leaned closer in concern. "Bernice? What's the matter?"
Shay studied her old friend, but Bernice's face had turned ashen, her eyes locked on something behind Shay’s shoulder. Shay spun around, but there didn't appear to be anything or anyone there. In fact, the only thing behind her was a wall. A blank wall.
"Bernice, talk to me. You're scaring me."
Bernice's breathing appeared halted, her features frozen.
Shay leaned closer.
Jesus, she must be having a stroke. "We'll get someone here to help you. Just please tell me what's wrong."
Bernice's mouth worked. Still no sound came out."
Roman bent to peer into Bernice's face. "I'll get help." Roman took off.
Shay didn't bother to watch him go, her gaze was locked on poor Bernice. As Shay raised her hand to call for help, her arm was grabbed. She stared, surprised to see Bernice's bronzed nails cutting into her soft skin.
"Bernice?" Shay peered inside her friend's dark, blind eyes. "Hang on. Help is coming."
Somewhere behind her, she could hear rapidly approaching footsteps. Thank God.
Shay stared into Bernice's blank, black and bottomless eyes, and Bernice stared back. Shay's heart squeezed in fear. "Bernice, damn it, are you in there? Please answer me."
Shay willed Bernice's eyes to return to normal. Willed them to blink. To move. To do something.
Then something happened. Inside, deep inside, Bernice blinked. A clear movement that Shay could see and understand.
Except for one thing.
On the surface, Bernice's eyelids never moved.
About the author
Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres. To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.
She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and digital format.
To find out more about Dale and her books, visit her at http://www.dalemayer.com.
Or connect with her online with Twitter at www.twitter.com/dalemayer and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dalemayer.author
1. Where did the idea come from for the book?
A nightmare? Actually it's one of several ideas that came to me while writing other books in this series.
2. What genre does your book fall under?
It's a romantic paranormal suspense!
3. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
There’s no best-by date for revenge.
4. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Self-published at this point.
5. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
A month! Then that is fairly typical for me. J
6. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The rest of the series!
7. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
This is the 5th in the series, and honestly the wonderful emails and fan letters that I've received from readers regarding the other books in the series have inspired me to keep going.
8. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
The book is a real page turner, has psychic phenomenon throughout, a wonderful love interest, and a surprise ending! J
My 5 Star Review
I have received the book from the touring host for an honest review.
This is my fourth book for the author and my first adult book from her, and she did not disappoint. The plot was well layered with suspense as people started to die for no apparent reason other than natural causes.
The characters were interesting and believable as the story unfolds, and soon you are glued to the pages as you learn more about the psyche world and the dangers it can cause. As with everything in life, this too can be used for good or evil, with revenge the main subject of the plot.
We meet Shay Lassiter and her ghost pet Morris right from the start, trapped in a dangerous situation with her fiancé Darren. At the end, this man left her vulnerable and with many trust issues, and it took her a year to get over his unnatural death. Vowing to never trust again.
We meet Roman Chandler, trusted friend on mails, but when they met in person, it was a whole different story. Secrets and trust the central theme between the two as they found themselves in the midst of strange deaths and even stranger circumstances. Trying to figure out the why’s and how’s.
Her good friend Stefan Kronos, is the person that keeps her grounded, allowing her to explore more of her feelings towards Roman, and her own abilities as a psyche. He was her voice of reason, strong, capable and always willing to help. The friendship beautifully illustrated throughout the book.
Pappy or Charles, beloved grandfather and friend, became a play ball in the hands of our killer. His quiet persona and support a continuous strength in her life. He was her past and present all wrapped up in one. His love for Bernice is a touching story of love that never dies, even after death.
Bernice, beloved friend, surrogate mother and mentor died in her arms, when her last breath was relinquished Shay saw something in her eyes that startled her, and she knew she that this was not a typical killer they were dealing with. But to proof it was where all the trouble begins.
The rest of the supporting characters were well defined, unique in their own roles as the various scenes played out.
With psyche abilities, astral projection and becoming one with the universe, it was interesting that the essences of the story were always “Love conquers all.” A great read, well written with enough passion to fill the pages as the killer sow havoc in this woman’s life and her blooming love for a man she hope she can trust more than life itself. Suspense filled with enough drama to keep the pages turning as Shay and Roman find each other.
Who was the killer? Well it came as a huge surprise, I will recommend buying the book, and you will know. J
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