THE CONTINUING SAGA OF:
A SHIFT IN THE UNIVERSE
A jealous, malevolent wife hooked on prescription drugs, a husband caught between reality and carnal fantasies, and an angel cast from heaven, are all bound together by their hatred for one woman whose spells and manifestations catch them in a downward spiral towards hell...Gina Faulkner, thought to be a voodoo queen, owner of Swamp Witch Pickles in New Orleans, is the center of it all.
Bane Colton, dangerous and cocky, sees Gina at the French Market and the game is on. He makes up his mind he's going to break the feisty redhead with the infamous kinky reputation, body and soul. And Gina's ready to be a player, until Bane’s estranged and demented wife, Beverly, wants him back.
Enter enigmatic Darsh, known to many as the Angel of Death, who’s watched over Gina since she was fifteen and has loved her almost as much as he’s hated her. Now they would come face to face. He could save her from certain peril, but could never save her from herself. Would she destroy them all? At the very least, a shift in the universe was coming.
“Wanna know something that scares the hell out of me?”
Lydia leaned back in the chair and crossed her arms. “This all should. What?”
“Beverly has the texts and emails. I don’t think she’s seen all of them yet. There are pictures of us he had the kids take with his phone, walking on the beach, holding hands at dinner. But if she’s made it to those very first texts then she’s got my address and directions to my house. She won’t be able to help herself. She’ll stalk me on more than just Facebook.”
“Do you think you’re being watched, too?”
“No, but I’m positive I will be.”
“Any more feelings about Tommy?”
“Yes. He’s thinking about me, but not kindly. I feel…I don’t know…dislike, resentment.”
“Has he come to you as your demon lover…your incubus?”
“Not yet, but it’s only a matter of time.”
“I feel their hate…all of them…all three. Worlds are going to collide, and I’m the one they all blame.”
“Gina, what’s the name of your book?” Lydia asked, trying to change the subject.
“Punishment,” she said in a low voice. “I just don’t know if it’s going to be theirs or mine.”
Danger mounts when Bane Colton’s wife, Beverly, sees the object of her hatred, Gina Faulkner, in person, and confronts the green-eyed devil through threatening texts, while her sleeping husband has sensual dreams about the only woman he ever really loved, Sanjula, the East Indian beauty, whose death he avenged.
Gina becomes terrified of what a drug induced Beverly will do next. She knows that things will only get worse and escalate into violence. Subconsciously, she calls out to her demon lover, like a siren of old, and as always Darsh visits her and lifts her soul from her body, so their energies can merge and become one.
After taking down a human trafficking ring in Amsterdam, Ian Sinclair, aka Darsh, returns to Jaipur where the golden goddess, Sally, his mistress and sub, runs the IT Company. She becomes suspicious about Ian’s obsession with Gina and questions him about their relationship, knowing she’ll have to face the truth no matter what it is. Ian answers her with tales of their past and his vow to save Gina Faulkner from certain peril…and so it goes.
The players are in place, let the games begin.
Beverly Colton finds out that the woman her husband, Bane, had been courting is the infamous voodoo queen, Gina Faulkner, owner of Swamp Witch pickles, the green-eyed devil herself. Beverly’s fury rages out of control and nothing will satisfy her now except for the devastation of everything Gina and eventually her death.
Gina’s fears and spells become worse and her old nanny, Tasty, tries to convince her that Tommy, the boy who rescued her when she was fifteen and promised to always save her from certain peril, is nothing more than a hallucination brought on by her scarlet fever all those years ago. But Gina knows in her heart he’s real and can remember putting the black and white Mardi Gras beads around his neck, and she calls to him to rescue her one more time.
Now, even Bane is worried what his wife will do and is desperate for Darsh to help him save the one woman who could ever replace the lost love of his life, Sanjula…Gina Faulkner.
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