"Cleverly Written, Unique Futuristic Romance"
Mid Twenty First Century Earth:
Joy and sorrow follow each other in quick succession as
Jonallo's Aazoni Octet discovers the location of his
kidnapped birthmate, Zenna. The eight, held together by a
psychic bond, had encountered a severe solar storm
immediately following translation through a transitory
window to the planet Earth. The storm had broken their
concentration and scattered the Octet far beyond Jon's
psychic reach. Only one small warm light glows in the
darkness. Too injured to heal himself, his mind searches
for aid. If only he can make the woman come to him.
The dreams are back, a new one this time, yet another
manifestation of her deepest desire, to have a child.
Lenore had sought refuge from her mental exhaustion in a
rustic cabin in the Canadian Rockies, to enjoy mindless
pursuits, to escape three years of dreams about the
child.....the child that need her help. That dream was
replaced by another.
It was a deeply erotic dream, fulfilling a deep desire that
she didn't even know she had. Warm, passionate, gloriously
handsome...he teased her senses, bring her to the height of
desire, then withdrawing from her. "Come to me", he called.
Where? She must be going insane to think for even one
moment that this was real. Yet the dreams come, like the
other, even when she is awake.
She is compelled to search a mountain cavern that she and
her best friend had discovered as children. Empty, just as
she knew it would be. She would spend the remainder of the
night in it's shelter, before returning to her real home in
the city. So much for escape from stress!
Morning does not find her alone. A beautiful and badly
injured man is sharing the cave, sharing her mind -- a
stranger.....yet not. He is Jonallo, of Aazonia, a
law enforcement officer, leader of the Octet sent to
apprehend a cosmic drug dealer, who had poisoned souls
throughout the galaxy. The criminal had kidnapped Jon's
twin sister over three years ago, taking with him the
experimental telepathy enhancer she'd been developing. The
enhancer allowed him to translate without an Octet, through
smaller and less stable windows, making it easier for him
to travel between Earth and Aazonia, to reap and distribute
the botanicals used to formulate the addictive chemicals.
Though she finds it all hard to swallow, there is something
about Jonallo that makes it impossible to refuse him.
She feels a deep connection. It is as if she's always known
him, known of his kind. Connection is what Lenore has
missed all her life, having been abandoned by her mother,
left behind with a distant, unaffectionate father. Time is
of the essence, the window they had traveled through would
soon close, not to reopen for another decade. She would
help him find his Octet.
But then he would leave, wouldn't he, leaving her emptier
than ever before?
WHISPERS ON THE WIND is a story that makes you want to
believe...in love, and in life on other worlds. The bond
between Jonallo and Lenore is inspirational, as is their
courage, honor, and their willingness to sacrifice their
own happiness for the good of others. The well deserved
happy ending will bring tears to the eyes. Highly
Copyright © 2001
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted August 27, 2001