"characters that come to life"
Samantha Wells drives a 1966 Ford Mustang. She loves her
car; it's one of the special things in her life, a life
that has more misery and heartache than most for her young
years. She is haunted by nightmares. Always the same.
Always the same tattoo on the man's arm. Her parents were
brutally murdered when she was eight and Sam herself was
brutally stabbed. But that terrible night also brought
her something special that would be with her forever. Her
Spirit Guide had come and helped her to escape the house.
Now Sam and her Spirit Guide have an extra special bond.
Walter Cannon, Sam's uncle has taken her under his wing;
raised her, loved her, and treated her as his own. He is
very proud of the young woman she has become. Walter knows
she has an extra special gift. Sam at the early age of
twelve had gone through four martial arts masters,
learning everything they could teach her. Then, the next
year she started observing at her uncle's training
headquarters, listening and learning. Given the chance to
train with the men one day she had taken out four of them
in the first twenty minutes, at the age of thirteen.
Black Smoke is her handle, added by the black mask she
wears. She now protects those who often find themselves in
the hands of humanity's worst.
Lt. Mark Lowe (Kong) heads a small covert military team.
He has received orders to recover a kidnapped American
scientist in Afghanistan. Assistance will come from
another source, Black Smoke. Sam soon shows this small
group of three men just what she can do. And that she can
hold her own. But Kong doesn't like it. Something about
Sam has him wondering. She's smart, beautiful, and can do
her job, but still something bothers him. Kong finds
himself somehow drawn to Sam. There is an aura about her,
a special connection when they are together.
The upcoming mission to rescue the American scientist will
put all four agents in danger. Letting Black Smoke be in
the lead is just a little more than Kong can take. He
feels like he needs to watch her, learn about her, and
find out what makes her tick. Kong has never known what it
is to love someone, so that can't be what he is feeling
for her. Suddenly when the mission turns out to be more,
Sam's life and her identity are in danger!! Upon returning
home Kong is withdrawn. Sam is crushed, withdrawn, and
down right cranky. A memory from the past is thrown into
her path; something she must follow and see where it goes.
But danger soon follows; something so bad that even she
has no idea how to handle it. Will Kong and his team
rescue her in time? Only Sam's Spirit Guide knows for
Author Robin Leigh Miller has done an outstanding job on
the characters in this book. You really feel them come to
life on the pages in front of you. The plot of the story
is also great, and could be expanded on. It kept my
interest up, and I had a hard time putting it down. The
Spirit Guide I really liked, being supportive, there when
she needed him; along with the reason for the Spirit
Guide. This author's name will go into my list of authors
Reviewed by Connie Devaney
Posted April 15, 2007
Samantha Wells has lived through more hell in her short life than most. At the age of eight her serene life was turned upside down. Her parents were brutally murdered and Sam barely escaped with her life. But she didn't do it alone — a soft calm voice led her to safety, the voice of her spirit guide.
Disguised by a black mask and the handle Black Smoke, with the help of her spirit guide Sam rescues those unfortunate people who find themselves in the hands of humanity's worst. Life is good until Sam is called on to assist a small covert military team in recovering a kidnapped scientist in Afghanistan.
Lt. Mark Lowe (Kong) is less than thrilled to be placing his team's lives in the hands of a woman, much less one as beautiful and sexy as Sam. He quickly learns there is more to this woman than meets the eye. She not only infiltrates enemy bases — she's infiltrated his heart. Kong retreats to safer ground, leaving Sam heartbroken. Distant and unwilling to listen to anyone, Sam delves headfirst into a hell that only Kong can pull her from.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Genre: Romance - Paranormal
Book Length: Plus Novel