Title: Vision of Shadows
Author: Vincent Morrone
Genre: YA/Paranormal Romance
Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life...or her killer? Seventeen-year-old Bristol has never had a problem with the ghosts that float in and out of her life. It’s all the people with a pulse that confuse her. After the death of her parents, Bristol's life is thrown into chaos and she's forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more. And that's not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they're up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.
“I’ve never met anyone like you before in my life,” Payne said.
Now it was my turn to grin. “Yeah, girls who talk to ghosts are rather unique.”
“That’s not what I mean,” Payne insisted. “You’ve never told anyone about your secret before, have you?”
I didn’t answer, but I didn’t need to.
“I cannot begin to tell you how touched I am,” Payne said. “Not only that you’re helping me, but also that you trust me. I know how big a deal it is.
“It’s not.” I shrugged. “Not really.”
Now Payne touched my cheek, and my skin tingled underneath his fingers. “It is. Bristol, you’re braver than I am.”
I looked up into Payne’s magnificently dark blue eyes and saw it. The emotion that I always saw in my Payne loves me dreams. It was the look in his eyes he got when we were making love, or at least would get if we ever did. There was a connection between us that went beyond anything I’d ever known. I knew Payne could feel it, too.
Payne brought his other hand up, gently caressing both sides of my face. In that moment there was no doubt he would kiss me. I was ready. I didn’t care about anything else.
When I heard the laughter from behind me of a little boy, it took me a second to blink back into reality. I backed away, and Payne’s face fell. “We’re not alone,” I explained.
Jared McKnight had appeared, his little dog sitting obediently by his feet, its tail whipping back and forth. Jared had his hands by his eyes as if ready to cover them. A huge smile was plastered on his face.
“I can’t believe Payne was gonna kiss a girl!”
I closed my eyes and sighed. Well, he was!
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Bristol is a sarcastic young woman, who feels more comfortable around the dead than anyone with a pulse. This is the beginning of her epic love story, and it was my debut novel.
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Vincent Morrone is an eclectic author of dark stories filled with broken souls that find healing through laughter and love. Born in Brooklyn, he now lives in Upstate New York with his family. Their home is operated for the comfort of their four dogs. Vincent runs a local critique group and has conducted workshops for his local RWA chapter. He is the author of nine published novels, including the award-winning Torn series, the Vision series, and Just Breathe, plus one novella and three short stories. His latest release The New Apprentice is a YA Fantasy, written with his daughter Danielle.
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