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Unforgotten Touch

Snippet of Unforgotten Touch – Part 2

“Please don’t stare.” Lizzie tilted her face away from the inquiring eyes, instinctively seeking the shelter darkness offered. “It’s rude.”
“Aye, it is.”
She fingered the material of the dress she wore realizing her mistake in having gowns made for this era right before she traveled. “You have no intention of stopping?”
A shift of his body followed by the faint sound of his inhaled breath stirred memories. The musky odor of his scent coiled around her, and she felt herself drawn back to the now familiar dream. Her Calum stood with a young girl in the shadows of the church wall. Green eyes looked up and sought Lizzie out as she stood in the darkness.
Those same colored eyes now watched her, but this was no dream. She’d time traveled with every intention of finding her Calum, the man who’d haunted her for too many years, the man who was responsible for keeping her from making a life with anyone else. There was always a point where she could go no further. The few times she’d gone on a date, the dreams and visions descended on her with a jealous lover’s fury. They hounded and haunted her with no mercy until she had broken off any budding relationship she’d attempted to develop. Eventually, she stopped.
Calloused fingers cupped her face and tugged it upwards. Was this a face she’d known? Was this the Calum? Her chin pushed against his hand, like a bird held captive wanting its freedom, then stilled.
His eyes roamed her face as if searching for confirmation of some long forgotten memory. “I knew a girl named Lizzie, once. She stole my heart.” He laid his face on his outstretched arm, facing her. As if a dove whose eyes could only see one thing at a time, her face followed his. “I never gave it to another. Fifteen years is a long time to mourn.”
“No one?” she asked. “Why didn’t you just go on with your life?”
“She wouldna’ let me.” He shrugged as if it was normal to be held captive by a memory.

Unforgotten Touch – Part 1 out on Amazon.

Is this another Going Native?

Hmm…now scientist want to let people ‘breed’ with permission only. That would open a can of worms, for sure. Do you honestly think this could become acceptable?

I realize there are people who leave one with the question(s) of their ability to be a decent parent(s)…but to put the ‘go ahead’ in a group/agency hands…to deliberately sterilize people? What happens to the woman who becomes pregnant without permission? What becomes of the child?

China anyone?

The slippery slope seems to be toying with becoming slimy.

You thoughts?

Designer Babies Becoming Reality?

Interesting article on designer babies. Who knew that 4 years ago, I’d start a book on this very subject. I still, at times, have to pinch myself that GOING NATIVE came out at the very time designer babies started to gain international attention.

A debatable issue, sometimes a hotly contested one, with people on both sides. Where do you stand? I’d love to hear your thoughts/opinions.

Here is the link to an article in Popular Science.

Review of Going Native

I’ve gotten some reviews in on Going Native, and I admit…I’m over the moon. Well, more like shocked and over the moon. I know all writers go from thinking ‘that’s not bad’ to ‘where did this junk come from’…and they’re reading the same book–their book. So when reviewers find that same book having been worth the read…let’s just say, for me, I feel like it truly is Christmas in July.

I am going to indulge myself and bore you to tears but here are a few of my favorite lines:

“Amazing! I was hooked. At chapter 12, I contacted the author with a one word review—Gripping—-and after finishing this book I can truthfully say I am still thoroughly Gripped. I will be waiting restlessly for the continuation of this series. Don’t hesitate to give this book and author a try as you will not be disappointed.” T. Chadick

“Several nights I had to force myself to put it down, around 1 or 2 AM, to give my tired eyes time to rest. Near the end of the book I had to make myself put it down so I could go pickup a Little Caesar’s pizza. I do not want to give anything away. If you like a book that grabs you and keeps you wanting more then you need to read this book!” H. Clark

“A chilling book that says a lot about society. Highly recommended.” C. Chu

Okay, maybe more than a ‘few’ lines. But really, I keep reading them and thinking, “They said that about me and my book?” Four and half years is a long time to put yourself into something so when it is appreciated…it is exciting. I know the poor review will come, I expect it and will take it in stride. But until it comes…I’m going to keep on smiling.

Going Native is available on Amazon. If you decide to read it, I welcome your feedback.