"three fine paranormal thrillers"
"Second Chance" by Rebecca York. Still mourning the loss of
her beloved Matthew, antiques dealer Sara visits the Second
Chance Gallery in St. Michaels, Maryland. Proprietor Marcus
Garrison shows her a strange painting "Midnight Magic".
When she looks deep at the picture she soon finds herself
at the home of client Cornelia Ballinger who is Matthew's
grandmother attending the gala where she first met Marcus;
can she change history?
"Ulterior Motives" by Susan Kearney. Popular singer Merline
dashes inside Second Chance Gallery to elude the paparazzi
and soon looks into the painting Midnight Magic. The next
thing she knows is that she is struggling to breath. Tomm
from Siraz saves her life. He informs her she is on Space
Station Alpha Gamma Five and asks her to sing with him on
his remote planet, but she refuses as that is not in the
direction of earth. She will soon reconsider his offer as a
contract she signed proves too binding.
"Temptation" by Jeanie London. In 1713, Nina and her
guardian Gray, who mourns the loss of his wife and newborn,
visit portrait artist Master Verbrugees. The painter
realizes Nina is an empath so he shows the Midnight Magic.
She and Gray see a red haired man in the picture.
Verbrugees explains that it is his former apprentice Damian
Hart; he next shows them a sketch of what Damian saw in the
painting -- a picture of Nina and Gray.
These three fine paranormal thrillers will remind the
audience of Rod Serling's Night Gallery. The novellas
contain fine lead characters though the settings differ
with the common thread being the painting that serves as
the portal. Though many readers will want to know more
about the original sorcerer-artist, MIDNIGHT MAGIC is a
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted April 22, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 30, 2006