About The Book
The night before Lana Malloy and Tony Calabria are to be married, Lana is struck with a nightmarish vision of a wedding. She wonders if the vision is a premonition of her own wedding. Feeling silly, she proceeds with her plans as scheduled.
During their honeymoon in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Lana has visions of a young woman abducted by a madman. The man plans to force his abductee to marry him if he isn’t stopped. Lana feels marriage isn’t the worst thing that could happen as she senses the threads of death circling this victim.
Lana can’t ignore these visions. Will Tony understand this isn’t an obsession, but a calling, and that Lana has to do whatever it takes for this young woman? Will she find the victim in time? If she doesn’t, life will never be the same.
The First Vision
As Lana walked down the aisle, Tony’s love filled her heart. She was finally here after realizing there was nothing to be afraid of—nothing at all. So why did she want to turn around and run from the church and run for her life? But she wouldn’t. She couldn’t be a runaway bride.
Her footsteps slowed. She felt like she was trudging through deep mud. Then her legs wouldn’t move at all. She looked hopelessly at Tony. The smile left his face and he looked horrified. The look of horror changed to disgust.
She yanked and pulled at her feet without success. What was going on? She tried to cry out, but not a sound escaped. She pulled the long wedding dress above her knees and tried to jerk her fashionably heel-clad foot from the carpeted floor. It was impossible. This couldn’t be happening, at least not on the most important day of her life. She moaned and grunted, and then she yelled, “Tony!” Her voice sounded as if it came out through a vacuum in slow motion.
She looked around and everyone was frozen as if paused with a remote control. Everyone except Tony, who gave her a nasty look and walked quickly past her, through the back door, and out of the church.
Someone was in his place, but she couldn’t tell who he was. As if someone pressed play again, her feet began to move. The crowd became active once more, smiling and whispering. Tony’s brother still stood up as best man to the right of the stranger, who smiled at her as she reluctantly made her way to the altar. She couldn’t stop walking; although, all she wanted to do was turn around and run after Tony.
When she reached the front of the church where the man she loved should’ve been, the strange man turned and took her arm, but his face was blank. Who was he? Lana twisted around to gaze into the crowd. She yelled for help, but everyone just continued to smile at them lovingly—as if this union was the most natural thing in the world. Tony even sat with the crowd now, smiling at her. The scene fast-forwarded, and the ceremony was all over. Everyone rushed to where she and her new husband stood and wished them happiness.
Tony hugged her and said, “This was the right thing to do. You’ll be very happy with Myles. I won’t hold it against you.”
Lana jerked awake and looked at her clock. It was four in the morning. She’d slept for an hour. Her bridal shower hadn’t ended until two. This was to be her wedding day, and she’d just had the worst bride’s nightmare anyone could have. What was she supposed to do now? Call it off? Did this mean that marrying Tony would be the worst mistake of her life? Was her life partner supposed to be this Myles person? Who the hell is Myles anyway!
About The Author
An author of Romance, Mystery, Suspense and Paranormal, Kim Cox lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her chainsaw artist husband, their West Highland White Terriers, Scooter and Harley, and an adopted Yorkie/Maltese mix, Candi. She’s also a mother and grandmother.
Kim is published in novels, short stories and articles. While firmly believing she can do anything she sets her mind to, Kim recently embarked on self-publishing with a new romantic suspense novel, All This Time, and two short stories, A Dream Come True and In His Arms in the Second Chances romance series, all available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, etc. The Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery series includes Haunted Hearts, Get Out or Die, The Wedding Crasher, Christmas Cruise, Demi’s Serial Case and Haunted by Her Past. The first four were released in 2015.
Besides writing, cover design and publishing, Kim also works a full time job outside the home. She is a graduate of Writer’s Digest’s Writing to Sell Fiction and NRI’s Fiction Writing, and has associate degrees in the fields of Office Systems Technology and Web Technologies.
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