New Orleans is hot, humid, spiritual...and magical!
Anita Delatorre is a junior executive for a publishing company specializing in Christian books and homeschooling materials. Anita’s assignment is to be her company's liaison with a New Orleans-based radio preacher, whose books the company publishes. A group seeking to discredit their client is all too successful, and Anita must take steps to stop them, using any means at her disposal. And Anita's means are formidable: She is a sorceress, whose psychic Talents extend well beyond those of most mortals.
Renard Alciatore is a thirty-four-year old photographer who enjoys using his computer skills to mock Anita's client, the Reverend Jay Hadley. As Ren begins to receive information of financial and sexual improprieties from inside Jay Hadley Ministries, his life is threatened, and, in the process his own Talents are revealed. He is placed under the Protection of a shadowy organization known as The Assembly as he learns to use his Talents, to improve his photography, help others when he can, and defend his own life, when Challenged.
What were once Hidden Talents emerge in the hot New Orleans summer. Only one will walk away when the duel is joined!
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Table of ContentsTitle Page
CHAPTER ONE Beer on the Lakefront
CHAPTER TWO Coffee and Donuts
CHAPTER THREE Mortality Reminders
CHAPTER FOUR Under Protection
CHAPTER FIVE Burgers and Beer
CHAPTER SIX Lunch Meetings
CHAPTER SEVEN Talents on the Bayou
CHAPTER EIGHT Brides
CHAPTER NINE Battlefield
CHAPTER TEN Shreveport
CHAPTER ELEVEN Transport
CHAPTER TWELVE Memphis
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Angels
CHAPTER FOURTEEN Plano
CHAPTER FIFTEEN Wards and Probes
CHAPTER SIXTEEN Communications
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN Isis Revealed
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN Shots Fired
CHAPTER NINETEEN Marconi and the Lakefront
CHAPTER TWENTY Never Change
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE Parrotheads
CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO Formal Challenge
CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE Protocol
CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR To The Light
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Hidden Talents (Book 1 of the Bayou Talent Series) by Edward Branley is an exciting adult fantasy novel that had me hooked right away. What would you do if someone tried to kill you with magic as you were about to enter your home after work? But suddenly you had a gold glow around you, then a stranger with magic shows up and runs off the assassin. This stranger then agrees to teach you your hidden Talent you have, the same magic that the assassin has and that the rescuer has. I think it would be awesome, well so is this book. There is nothing but excitement on almost every page. Learning the Talent, avoiding getting killed, who is after him, and so much more! Great plot, wonderful developed characters, and lots of fun, magic, and fantasy. I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review and it in no way effected my review content or rating.