Psychic Seductions – Something in the Water by Lisa Knight.
I’m so excited to be part of the anthology experience. I’d never written anything along the supernatural lines before so when the opportunity came up, I figured why not?
What Drew Me In…
Right from the beginning I became enthralled in the mystical nature of the whole thing. My character, Jill, has had her gift since childhood, but it’s only now as an adult that she’s learning how to live with it. I love how she grows and develops over the course of the story.
As for Darcy…well, he’s a broody thing.
Tall? – check. Dark? – check. Handsome? – check. Dynamite in the sack? Triple check! He’s a good match for Jill. She just has to realize it.
Kindergarten teacher Jill O’Halloran does her best to disregard the visions she sees in pools of still water, having learned from a young age that it wasn’t something that happened to normal people. But when images of Darcy Albright in the throes of passion keep appearing, they prove too difficult to ignore. Jill can’t understand why she’s so drawn to Darcy. Sure he’s gorgeous, but she doesn’t do relationships.
When Darcy’s ex-wife drops a bombshell, Jill discovers that he’s all too familiar with futuristic visions. But is the prospect of learning more about the gift she’s denied for so long worth the risk of falling for him?
And here’s a little sample…
Stifling a yawn, Jill reached for the glass on her desk, conscious of keeping up her fluids in this hot weather. Her heart skipped a beat when Darcy’s face reflected back from the water. He looked calm and relaxed, with a half-smile on his handsome mouth. In fact, it looked a little like he was… Oh dear God! She sat up stiffly in her seat, cheeks flaming with heat as her gaze darted over the room, desperately hoping nobody saw what she’d just witnessed. But of course no one had. She was the only person strange enough to see visions in water.
It had begun when she was about five or six years old. Pictures had started to appear in the bath, or in puddles left after rain. She hadn’t known what it was at first, but it had never occurred to her to be frightened. That didn’t come until later, when she told the foster parents who were caring for her at the time.
Jill had quickly learned that other people didn’t think it was normal to see visions in pools of water. They thought it made her weird and was something that had to be beaten out of her…regularly. As she grew older and moved from foster home to foster home, she’d learned to keep her mouth firmly shut. Even once she’d found a safe place to live, with people who seemed to care about her, she never told another soul about her ability.
There wasn’t all that much to tell anyway. It came in waves. She’d see glimpses of things for a few weeks or months, and then nothing for long stretches of time. It had been over a year since her last vision. Right around the time she’d got the job at Northwoods Elementary.
The thing was that every image she’d ever seen had ended up a reality, resulting in some kind of change in her life. The social worker who came to the door when she was eight to take her to a new home, her best friend Karen who she met on the first day of high school, the mailman who delivered her offer of a college scholarship, various school principals offering her teaching jobs. And today, Darcy Albright, on the verge of an orgasm.
At least she thought that’s what it was. Her visions were always brief and not entirely clear. Mostly they were just people’s faces, although sometimes she too appeared in the image. But what the hell did she know about men’s orgasms? Maybe he’d been about to sneeze.
I hope you fall in love with Jill and Darcy, and next time you have a glass of water, sneak a peak before you take a drink. You just never know what you might see!
A bit about Lisa Knight.
I love writing all kinds of stories but romance is definitely my favorite. Curling up with my laptop on a cold winter’s day is my idea of writing heaven and if there’s coffee and chocolate close by that’s even better.
I’m always on the lookout for story and character ideas and am inspired by everyday things like people doing their grocery shopping, having morning tea at the local café, or the beautiful welcome back hugs and kisses at the arrivals gate at the airport. Makes me cry just thinking about it!
I live in Canberra, Australia with my husband and whenever I can, snatch time to write between being a mum to our three boys and my job as a social worker.
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