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Destiny: Five Novelettes With A Twist by @CasiMcLean is a KU Bookish pick #shortstories #giveaway
Title: Destiny: Five Novelettes With A Twist
Author: Casi McLean
Genre: Mystery Supernatural, short story collection
From USA Today Bestselling Author, Casi McLean, five award-winning novelettes with supernatural twists grab you on page one and hold you spellbound long after you read "The End." At first these stories reel you into what appears to be a formula romance. Then they turn the genre on its head, throwing a perfectly aimed, delightful curveball at the surprising and satisfying endings. The writer doesn't rush any part of these stories, letting the reader see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night.
A note from the author:
I designed The Destiny Series to give readers a taste of my writing and leave them wanting more. Five short stories in a collection that capture the essence of my genre and style: ethereal, supernatural, romantic, paranormal, heartwarming, all rolled into one book, sprinkled with a touch of magic. I hope my shorts entice you into my novels. Allow me to introduce you to my heroines.
Self-reliant Reagan Nichols is no stranger to challenges, but ever since twilight fell over Spirit Lake and a murky mist oozed inland, everything felt surreal. When she finds a little girl wandering through the eerie fog, Reagan vows to save the child's father from the bowels of a ghostly vessel adrift on the lake. Will the three survive a confrontation with pure evil in order to meet their Destiny?
Savanna Bradford's impulsive reaction to her boyfriend Ryan's proposal spirals her into a rendezvous with fate and a mystical gift that could alter her future. Will the timeless struggle between dreams and passion bait her into repeating history, or will a simple gift from her bizarre encounter steer Savannah toward her true destiny before it's too late?
Sabrina Wentworth's bewildering gift swept her into the sensuous arms of a dream lover. Every night––after midnight––she slips into an illusory world drenched in passion. But the sands of time run out tonight. Can Brie find the key to her fantasy world before the reality of her ex boyfriend's deadly plot plays through, or will she be destined to death after midnight?
Prominent heart surgeon, Sierra Norton, performs minor miracles on a daily basis, but never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would live one. When lightning strikes her flight the aircraft plunges, swirls through turbulence, and catapults Sierra into a treacherous past––the attack on Pearl Harbor. In a whirlwind blur, Sierra's courage, skill, and passion challenges her sanity. Can the convergence of three strong women reset history to fulfill her destiny?
When New York Time's best-selling author, Katlyn Harris, discovers a timeworn painting in the attic of the isolated home she mysteriously inherits, she feels a surge of déjà vu that spins her into a mysterious fantasy. Can dreams pierce the realm of reality or is Katlyn's mystic connection to the antique painting the fulfillment of a promise torn from the pages of history?
Just when you think you've got the story figured out, BOOM. Romance, suspense, time-slips, mystery and a touch of paranormal, all wrapped into one ingeniously creative book.
★★★★★ "This author is an auto-buy for me. Each of her novels including this one is a perfect mix of angst, suspense, humor, and steaminess."
★★★★★ “If you like richly drawn characters, time travel, and spirits galore you will love this boxset. I will definitely read this author again.”
"Save my daddy." The child's soft voice whispered across the mist.
Reagan leaned forward, stilling the movement of her porch swing and squinted to see through the deepening haze hovering over the water. Surely, she imagined the whimpers. Perhaps the cries came from a raccoon or the squeak of the pontoon bumpers rubbing against the dock.
There was no way a child could wander this far from civilization. Reagan hadn't seen a soul since she arrived at her cabin retreat, except when she drove into town for groceries. And that's the way she wanted it. She'd searched out the solitude of Hidden Cove, an isolated inlet on Spirit Lake near the mouth of the Chattahoochee with ten miles of forest between her and the closest neighbor. There wasn't even a cell tower close enough to pick up a signal without driving a few miles down the old dirt road that led to her cottage.
Reagan stood, tucking her long blonde hair behind her ears, and listened to the hush of the secluded harbor. She loved this time of the evening, when the sun slipped into the horizon and nocturnal animals scurried through the underbrush. But tonight, an unsettling energy hung in the air shaded in silent stillness.
Goose bumps ran down her arms. She brushed her palms across them and reached for the throw draped over the back of the swing. It wasn't like her to be oversensitive. Nestling back into her seat she tried to relax, but faint weeping broke the quiet, followed by the timid plea.
"Save my daddy."
Tossing the blanket aside, she pushed off of the swing and grabbed the flashlight she'd hung on a nail next to the door. This time, there was no mistaking the child's anguish.
"Where are you?" Reagan crept down the steps, plodding toward the lake and the source of the desperate lament. She gazed across the water shrouded in eerie fog, then toward the twilight sky. A full moon veiled by wispy clouds cast an anomalous glow through the tall trees that dissolved into blackness as it pierced the strange haze cloaking the water. An icy shiver ran down her spine coaxed further by the cool, October air.
She'd been staying in the cabin for almost six weeks now, had lived near water most of her life, but never had she experienced such an unnerving feeling. Flipping on her flashlight, she scanned the path ahead. The familiar lapping of the lake at dusk always calmed her. She basked in its subtle serenity. But the lagoon felt ominous tonight, like an evil presence lurked somewhere beyond the shoreline masked by the murky haze.
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★★★★★ "This author is an auto-buy for me. Each of her novels including this one is a perfect mix of angst, suspense, humor, and steaminess.
If you like richly drawn characters, time travel, and spirits galore you will love this boxset. I will definitely read this author again.”
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USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul, crossing genres from ethereal captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, ghostly encounters, mystical plots, heart-pounding thrillers, and sensual romantic suspense--all dusted with a sprinkle of magic. Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hold them captive in storylines they can't put down. Her romance entwines strong, believable heroines with delicious, hot heroes to tempt the deepest desires, then fans the flames, sweeping readers into their innermost romantic fantasies. With suspenseful settings and lovable characters you'll devour, you'll see, hear, and feel the magical eeriness of one fateful night. You'll swear time travel could happen, be mystified by other worldly images, and feel the heat of romantic suspense, but most of all you'll want more. Newest on the horizon, A Switch In Time, is a time travel stunner where Casi teams up with her mother's never published manuscript in a unique novel that spans sixty-years in the making--creating a story ripped from today's headlines. Twins unite when a cutting-edged medical mystery merges with high-tech crime solving, creating a pulse-pounding thriller in Virtually Timeless. Casi's Deep State Mysteries series enters the realm of political thrillers, combined with NCIS Military and a hellastrong ghost you'll root for in Reign Of Fire, and The List--Alyssa's Revenge. Her newest work in progress completes the three-book series and is scheduled for release Spring 2021. Watch the trailers on this page or on her YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/Casi_YouTube Casi's signature series, Lake Lanier Mysteries, features a unique spin on romantic suspense time travel. Inspired by freak accidents, strange phenomena, and eerie lore attached to Atlanta's man-made Lake Sidney Lanier, Casi weaves together page-turning suspense and star-crossed lovers in this three-book series. Toss in an almost believable time portal and Lake Lanier Mysteries will draw you in and hold you spellbound. What if the excavation created more than a lake? What if explosions triggered a seismic shift, creating a portal that connected past to future? Lake Lanier Mysteries Book #1 A RONE AWARD Finalist, Beneath The Lake Won 2019 PRG Reader's Choice Awards for Best Time Travel 2016 Best Romantic Suspense 2016 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Watch the trailer on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvf0IC4ndBw Beyond The Mist, book #2 in Casi's romantic time slip treasure chest, is a stunning tribute to the victims and first responders of the 911 World Trade Center terrorist attack. Here is the trailer link: https://youtu.be/Bj6ySTh_7xI Between The Shadows brings the saga full circle with an amazing time slip to 1865 and a search for the Confederate gold. Don't miss this trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voa2qbtqATY Find your Destiny in Casi's Destiny Collection--five short stories with twists you'll never see coming. myBook.to/DestinySeries Uniquely qualified to write self-help and inspiration, Casi tops the scale with her powerful memoir, Wingless Butterfly: Healing The Broken Child Within, sharing an inspirational message of courage, tenacity, and hope, displaying her unique ability to excel in nonfiction and self-help as well as fiction. Find out for yourself why readers love to Discover The Magic Of Casi McLean's Books.
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