C.L. Bevill has lived in Texas, Virginia, Arizona, and Oregon. She once was in the U.S. Army and a graphic illustrator. She holds degrees in social psychology and counseling. She is the author of Bubba and the Dead Woman, Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas, Bubba and the Missing Woman, Bayou Moon, and Shadow People, among others. Presently she lives with her husband and her daughter and continues to constantly write. She can be reached at www.clbevill.com or you can read her blog at www.carwoo.blogspot.com.
Meli has a few problems. She’s a telepath who reluctantly works for a psychopath. Then her day becomes really bad when she “hears” that her neck might be on the chopping block. Her neck is at risk, as are her family’s necks. It’s further compounded when another person speaks with her telepathically, which has never happened before. Rousseau, a young man from a remote Louisianan town where many of the occupants have extrasensory gifts, has tuned into Meli’s fear and hurries to help her. Provoked into running, Meli becomes allies with Rousseau and ultimately realizes they are connected in a special way. However, the man Meli works for is a bona fide monster with secrets of his own, and he doesn’t want to lose his “pet” psychic. He will do anything to get her back while Meli and Rousseau will do anything to escape.
A full-length novel of about 109,000 words.