The Limbo Series
Author: Andrea Smith
Book 1 – Silent Whisper
Book 2 – Clouds in My Coffee
Parrish Locke is 27 years old, a successful model with a gorgeous boyfriend, and a loft in Manhattan. Little does she know that during a photo shoot in Chester, West Virginia, an unfortunate car accident will change her life . . . forever. Parrish discovers she’s gifted in a very special way, and thus begins a suspense-filled journey that unravels secrets and mysteries from the past. Once her journey ends, it is just the beginning for Parrish, because only she holds the key that will bridge the past to the present, and allow wrongs to be righted from beyond. From mafia capos, to steamy romance, to solving the unsolved, her journey is one that provides the blueprint for her future–one she never imagined possible.
Clouds In My Coffee
When Parrish Locke, a 27 year-old fashion model, discovers she has a gift, she wishes it was the type that could be returned. That’s not the case. You see, under the right circumstances, Parrish can help “stalled souls” pass beyond the pearly gates. That’s right – she can communicate with their spirits. Well actually, she can do more than that, she can re-live the circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths, and as a result, right some wrongs along the way.
Clouds In My Coffee finds Parrish back in the 1970’s, in a small Wyoming town where a high school cheerleader died as a result of a car accident one snowy night. But Parrish knows that isn’t what really happened. After forty years, how will she convince authorities there is more to the story?
Enter Marco Trevani, Jr., a handsome, somewhat arrogant FBI agent that Parrish’s father calls in to assist his gifted daughter. The chemistry between them is undeniable. But there’s another surprise in store for Parrish.
One relationship fizzles, while another one sizzles!
From Silent Whisper
“Baby,” he said softly, “My life is what it is. I grew up knowing what I was and what I would always be, the same as my father, and his father before him in Sicily. It’s not a career choice; it’s simply a way of life that I was born into. But I can promise you that I will never allow you to become part of it. I will make sure that you are never at risk, and that you have no reason to be concerned about your safety or culpability in anything. Do you understand?”
His dark brown eyes were studying me, wanting to make sure that I knew he was my protector in all of this. I swallowed nervously under his perusal, and nodded.
And that night, Dominic loved me with a passion that had been absent before, though I never would’ve guessed that he had been holding anything back. It was different that night. Haunting yet exciting at the same time and it felt dangerous.
It might’ve been because of our earlier mutual declaration of love; or it might’ve been because I now knew the extent of this man’s power, along with his promise to be my protector. So let’s face it, his power, along with his passion for me was a potent aphrodisiac for this girl from Chester, West Virginia.
But it also might’ve been because Dominic didn’t permit me to put my diaphragm in before we hit the sheets that night.
“No Karlie,” he said, pulling me gently back to him as I started for the bathroom to do what I always did before sex. His fingers tilted my chin, forcing me to gaze into his dark eyes.
“Not tonight. Not anymore.”
And I didn’t argue because it would’ve been pointless. Dominic had made up his mind as to what he wanted, and it was something that apparently he wanted from me.
He had never gone into detail as to the specifics, but I’d gotten the impression that having children was important to Dominic. He had never elaborated as to why they had no children, and I didn’t think it was my place to ask.
After that night, I knew it was a conversation that we needed to have. Bringing Dominic Castellano’s child into this world was something I wasn’t sure that I could ever do.
And it had nothing to do with the fact that he was married. It was because having his child meant that he or she would be born into the same life that he had been born into, and his ancestors before him.
While I loved this man, I couldn’t fathom allowing a child of mine to follow in those kinds of footsteps, and I wasn’t all that sure that I’d have a choice in the matter.
USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Andrea Smith has a wicked sense of humor. No matter the genre, she is able to infuse laughter throughout.
Andrea is an Ohio native, currently residing in southern Ohio. She is the mother of two sons, and through the years has always held on to her dream of publishing fiction.
Andrea Smith is the author of “Past Tense Future Perfect” (formerly published as the Baby series), The G-Man series (Diamond Girl, Love Plus One, Night Moves, G-Men Holiday Wrap, and Taz) “These Men” (Novella that was part of an 8-author Erotica Consortium compilation entitled Bend).
Ms. Smith writes contemporary romance with suspense, mystery and an erotic tone.
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Reviews by Sin Sister Kimberly Addison
If I could give this book 10 stars I would. Paranormal romance is not what I usually read, and when I first heard this was a PNR I had my doubts. But, Andrea Smith erased all doubt and wrote a bittersweet, heart achingly beautiful PNR that will stay in my heart forever. This was not a far fetched story for me, I believe there is more to life after death, and Andrea Smith captured that to perfection. I don’t do spoilers, all I can say is this is a must read. It’s not only a beautiful romance, there is also a dose of humor, plenty of angst and wonderful characters you will fall in love with. I cannot wait to read more about Parrish!
Clouds In My Coffee
Another exciting, heart wrenching, and sexy story from Andrea Smith. Andrea can do no wrong, her books never fail to amaze me. I’m not much for paranormal, but when it’s a story like this one I enjoy it very much. Parrish Locke is a young woman with the ability to talk to spirits and help them find peace so they can go to the other side. Even though this is a work of fiction, the story is plausible, it feels authentic. The characters are fully fleshed out and the things they think, feel and go through are relatable.
I love the character Parrish Locke, even though she is a gorgeous model who has the world at her feet, she is humble and not always sure of herself and her abilities and that makes her that much more endearing. Her inner monologue will make you giggle, she is just so adorable. I also enjoy her interactions with her mom who has passed on but continues to be a force in her life.
This is just a well written story, it has everything you could want in a book, relatable characters, a great story line, and some sexy time to spice it up! I highly recommend this book and anything that Andrea writes, she does not disappoint!
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