Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Guest Blog with Alexia Reed

--There comes a time in every telepath’s life where she’ll run across at least one sketchy person. The perverts…the asses…even those with a tendency for violence, they all stand out from all the others when their thoughts are like a dark beacon. I’ve dealt with it all my life, despite being told that I didn’t know what I was talking about. That I was ‘delusional’. But I always knew better.

How twisted can a person be to kill another…to ‘feed’ off their life energy? I asked myself that question a lot over the course of years. I dreamt of him as he killed…unable to fight as I was pulled into his head.

What would you do if you felt what the killer felt? Desire. Hunger. Madness. It all mixes at one point to become a congealed mass of ugliness. But the worst thing of it all isn’t being in his head while he kills (although that ranks way up there in one of the worse catgories ever), it’s knowing that no matter what, you can’t do anything to stop it. You’re helpless to sit by and watch it happen, again and again.

And eventually, you know he’s going to come after you too.

In HUNTING THE SHADOWS, this is what my heroine, Amy, has to face. She’s been locked up in a room in the psych ward for 24 years, told that she can’t survive on the outside without proper shields to protect her delicate mind. How do you get people to listen to you when you’re being drugged and kept quiet? When you’re thought crazy?

Well, you keep trying to find that one person who’ll believe you, and in Amy’s case, that person is J.C. Still, even after she gets to J.C., it’s not like it’s enough and all her problems are solved. She doesn’t know who the killer is. Yes, she’s in his head but it’s not like the killer is constantly thinking about who he is and if he doesn’t look in the mirror…well…then you just don’t know. So even when she finally gets out of that isolated room, it isn’t the end. There’s still trying to track down the clues to figure out who it is and learning to cope with the thoughts and emotions of everyone. So when she does finally get free, everything is new to her, even just the feel of sunlight on her skin or the grass under her feet.

If you had been locked up for 24 years and were now finally free, what would be the first thing you did?


Blurb: Amy has spent her life in isolation. Locked away in the Centre, a secret government facility where children with extraordinary abilities are raised as highly skilled fighters, she longs for a normal life. A life where being around people doesn't overload her sensitive telepathic mind. A life where she can't see through the eyes of a murderer as he hunts down his next victim...

J.C. Nikolaiev was a top researcher, but when his conscience got the better of him, he tried to destroy his work and free his subjects—and was imprisoned as a traitor. To save himself and prevent more people from dying, J.C. must catch the serial killer stalking the halls of the facility. But his only leads come from a woman whose thoughts have invaded his mind...

Finally out of the psych ward, Amy joins forces with J.C. to find the killer before he closes in on them. Can their growing attraction withstand the truths they uncover?

You can purchase Hunting the Shadows through the Carina PressAmazon, or Barnes & Noble.
Alexia Reed is a dark paranormal romantic suspense author. You can find her on Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook.

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