Friday, July 22, 2011

Visions by Anna James

*Be sure to comment. One lucky person will win a PDF copy of Visions! Contest runs for 1 week*

AUTHOR:  Anna James
TITLE: Visions
GENRE: Contemporary Romance “R” heat rating
PURCHASE: Here
FORMAT: ebook  - pdf
BLURB:
Prudence Bailey has just learned that Laura Bailey, the woman she has always believed to be her mother, is in fact a distant cousin. Laura adopted Prudence when she was four years old after her father, Joshua Adams, brutally murdered her mother, Jane, then killed himself.
She has no memory of the past and, after Laura’s death, decides to return home to Salem Massachusetts to learn more. Twenty years have now passed since the murder/suicide took place.
Almost immediately she meets Detective Matt Cavanaugh, her neighbor. Matt is gorgeous and sexy and Pru is instantly attracted to him. Matt is also linked to her past. His father, now a retired police officer, was first on the scene the night of her parents’ deaths.
From the moment she returns, Pru experiences visions that lead her to believe that the circumstances surrounding her parents’ deaths are not as they seem. The facts don’t add up. And when a recent murder that Matt is investigating is linked to the past, they discover that Pru is right and the killer is still on the loose.
Will they discover the killer’s identity in time or will history repeat itself?

EXCERPT: G-Rated
Sweat trickled down the sides of her face. Her eyes were huge with fear and tremors racked her body. “No! Please don’t.” Prudence Bailey could hear the terror in the woman’s voice as she begged for her life. Someone came toward the woman; he was holding a knife. Or was it a she? Pru couldn’t tell from this angle. She saw the woman’s arms shoot up to try and ward off her attacker. It was a futile attempt. He overpowered her easily. Then it happened. The knife plunged deep into her chest. The screams were terrifying. She saw the woman crumple but it wasn’t over. The knife plunged into the woman again and again. Finally, the screaming stopped.
Pru shot straight up in bed. She too was drenched with sweat and her body shook with fear. This was the third night this week that she’d had the nightmare. It was the same each time. She pulled the blankets aside and got out of bed. Why is this happening to me? she wondered as she went down the stairs to double check that the windows and doors were locked. She didn’t know but she was sure as hell going to find out.
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25 comments:

Shannon Leigh said...

Awesome cover!

Judy said...

That is a eye-catching cover!! The book looks very good also. Enjoyed the excerpt.

Judy
magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

mbm said...

Cool! Very interested in reading this book!

Beth

Patsy said...

I love books that immediately capture my attention and this one has done it. I can hardly wait to read it!
mom1248@att.net

Ann James said...

Shannon, Judy, MBM and Patsy,

Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm so glad you liked the excerpt and cover.

Happy Reading,

Anna

max said...

Love the cover. The excerpt was excellent. I did not want to stop reading. I'm can't wait to read it.

Max
maxiyng@gmail.com

Anna James said...

Hi Max,

I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading,

Anna

mbm said...

Thanks for sharing. Would love to read this book. It will be added to my list!
Also, Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!

Thanks,
Beth

Cathy P said...

Anna, this book sounds like a winner and I love the cover. The blurb captured my attention immediately and made me feel like I needed to check my windows and door locks.

Anna James said...

Hi Cathy & MBM,

I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Happy Reading,

Anna
Visit me at www.annajamesromance.com

Anna James said...

Hi Cathy & MBM,

I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

Happy Reading,

Anna
Visit me at www.annajamesromance.com

joder said...

This story sounds very intriguing and suspenseful. I love stories that keep you on the edge of your seat and I'd love to read this.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

Great cover, great excerpt. Can't wait to read it. Jenny Twist
casahoya@yahoo.co.uk

Anna James said...

Hi Joder & Jenny,

I'm so glad you liked the excerpt. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Reading,

Anna

Teresa K. said...

Anna,
What a nice Cover and I'm looking forward in finding out more on this book.

Pru, & Matt will figure it all out.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anna James said...

Hi Teresa,

I'm glad you like the cover. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Reading,

Anna

books4me said...

Sounds like a great mystery romance book!

books4me67 at ymail.com

Lori rnlmac@msn.com said...

can't wait to read your book

Cherie said...

The excerpt pulled me right into the story--want to hear more about that lawman!!

Anna James said...

Hi Books4me, Lori and CHerie,

Thanks so much for stopping by and for reading my excerpt. I'm glad you liked it!


PS the lawman is hot!!!!

Happy Reading,

Anna

booklister said...

Great excerpt.Scary thought that you could see your parents deaths in your nightmares though

Anna James said...

Hi Booklister,

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

Happy Reading,

Anna James

Anna James said...

Hi Judy,

You are the lucky winner! I have emailed you an ecopy of my book. Please contact me at authorannajames@yahoo.com if you don't receive it.

Congrats and thanks for your comment.

Happy Reading!

Anna James

Judy said...

Thanks, I received it!!!

Judy

desitheblonde said...

wow the pic of the cover is great and the book sound great and then she go and look for family i like the way the book s is done

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