Saturday, August 13, 2005

A terrific book and last minute words before leaving for New Zealand

We're leaving for New Zealand on Monday morning and I wanted to post about a terrific book by an author I hold in super high esteem before I go.  (I'll try to post from NZ, but know I'll be able to in Australia...so keep checking this space!)

 

Hugs,

Lucy

 

BEYOND CONTROL by Rebecca York

(Berkley, August 2005)

 

BEYOND CONTROL, by Rebecca York, tells the story of telepaths who discover and develop their powers only when they sexually link with another of their kind. 

Jordan Walker and Lindsay Fleming meet at a Washington, D. C., cocktail party.  When they touch, they experience an electric moment of psychic awareness.  As they explore the unique bond forming between them, they discover that the more intimate their contact, the more their psychic powers develop. 

As with York’s Moon books, Lindsay and Jordan must work out their personal relationship against a background of danger and suspense after they stumble onto his murder cover-up at a secret biological weapons lab. At the same time, two other telepaths who want all the psychic goodies for themselves set out to wipe Jordan and Lindsay from the face of the earth.

Rebecca York says that, "Publishers wouldn’t touch a story with this unique blend of suspense and sensuality 15 years ago.  But the characters and the plot wouldn’t let me go, so I held onto them until the time was right."

 

Excerpt

 

ABOUT REBECCA YORK

Ever since she can remember, Ruth Glick has loved making up stories full of adventure, romance and suspense. As a child she corralled her friends into adventure games or acted out romantic suspense stories with a cast of dolls. But she never assumed she could be an author, because she couldn't spell. Her life changed, however, with the invention of the word processor and spelling checker--and the help of her husband, Norman Glick, who spots spelling errors from fifty paces away.  Writing as Rebecca York, she has authored or co-authored over 45 romantic suspense novels, many for Harlequin Intrigue's very popular 43 Light Street series, set in Baltimore, and many with paranormal elements.

 

REVIEWS

WOW! This was certainly one very hot, steamy, mind boggling and exciting suspense thriller. . .  an absolutely riveting tale of suspense . . . with well-developed characters, stunning sensuality and some clever twists. A truly dynamite read! --Romance Designs    

 

BEYOND CONTROL . . . plays out on two interwoven levels. The storyline is action-packed from the opening sequence at Maple Creek and never slows down until the lead couple learns what happened there.  The tale also contains a delightful romance between Jordan and Lindsay that starts off with A Strangers in the Night encounter . . . and plays out on physical and paranormal planes. .. . a strong suspense-laden romantic tale.   --Harriet Klausner

 

Four plus, Top Pick  --RT Book club