What if your psychotherapist could really see into your soul? Picture all those secrets lying hidden, perhaps squirming a bit, just out of view. Would you invite your analyst to take a peek behind that gossamer curtain? Read your aura? Scry your future...? Classically trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Doctor Lara McInnis has a special gift that helps her with her patients. Born with "the sight" she can read auras, while flirting with a somewhat elusive ability to foretell the future. Lara becomes alarmed when several of her patients-and a student or two-tell her about the same cataclysmic dream. Reaching out to the Institute for answers, Lara's paranormal ability sounds a sharp warning and she runs up hard against a dead end. Her search for assistance leads her to a Sidhe and ancient Celtic rituals blaze their way into her life. Complicating the picture is a deranged patient who's been hell bent on destroying Lara ever since she tried to help his abused wife, a boyfriend with a long-buried secret and a society that's crumbling to dust as shortages of everything from electricity to food escalate.
Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent, who practices in a very isolated area high in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. Her avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago.
For a complete list of Ann's short stories, novellas, and novels go to her website at www.anngimpel.com and click the link on the home page.
Out of the Shadows, a paranormal romance novella about shifters in 1700s Salem is coming 3/4/13. Magic's Daughter, another paranormal romance novella about reclaimed magic, will be out in April. Look for Fortune's Scion, a "new adult" fantasy novel coming this July from Desert Breeze Publishing and Earth's Requiem, the kick-off volume in the Earth Reclaimed Series coming around Christmas time from Musa Publications.