Mortal Touch

Mortal Touch

by Inanna Arthen


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Seven years ago, Regan Calloway learned a bitter lesson about the pitfalls of using psychic ability to help catch a vicious criminal. Since retreating to the small mill town of Sheridan, Massachusetts, she has focused her life on the second-hand store that she manages there. But she can't completely escape her reputation,
her past, or her powers of perception. When a psychologist, Dr. Hiram
Clauson, recruits Regan to help him interview victims in a series of bizarre assaults around Sheridan, Regan gains more knowledge than she counted on.
Her investigation attracts the attention of Jonathan Vaughn, a writer who has recently moved to Sheridan. Many locals are curious about Jonathan's mysterious book project and his interest in a crumbling old former commune outside of town,
but no one is more intrigued than Regan's best friend and confidante,
Veronica Standish. When Veronica begs Regan to help her find out more about Jonathan's past, she unwittingly sets up a collision that has a shattering effect on all of their lives. Jonathan
Vaughn is older and more unusual than anyone realizes:
one of the tiny and scattered network of men and women known as vampires only to the very few whom they trust.
Jonathan never anticipates the cascading series of disasters that will ensue when he decides to trust Regan with his secret. Along with Veronica, and a curious young friend, Sean, Regan plunges headlong into a new reality, one in which death is temporary, love is everlasting and blood is an elixir. As her friendships and loyalties are torn apart, and former associates turn into ruthless enemies,
Regan must learn what can be relinquished, and what is worth protecting at any cost. Ultimately, she confronts choices that she never dreamed she would have to make.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979302800
Publisher: By Light Unseen Media
Publication date: 07/20/2007
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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Mortal Touch 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
twimom101 More than 1 year ago
Ok, here is the deal. I liked Mortal Touch pretty well with the mystery and all the crazy that happened. Well I did until the last half of the book. It seemed like the last part of the book every single thing was explained to death and that about ruined the book for me. I lost interest and found myself skipping over paragraphs. Conversations lasted way longer than necessary. It seemed the author was trying too hard to cover all her bases so no questions would rise up from the reader later on. But really…does the reader need to hear of a story of someone’s youth to justify how they got the sprinklers to go off in a restaurant? The book was a little long for me too (400 plus pages). Mortal Touch easily could have been 2 books with all the plots running through the story. Sometimes I would forget about certain plots only to be reminded of them later on. I was ‘oh yeah, I forgot about you’. And of course more explaining would commence. And my last fault I found was the relationship between Jonathan and Regan. I didn’t connect with them and everything about them seemed, well it seemed eh. Just when I thought the author was going to bring them to a level of being more personal…it went flat. The romance was ok, but almost nonexistent. And I understand that maybe the author wanted it to be more of a mystery read instead of a romance. But if that is the case…just leave the romance out altogether. I felt no spark for them. Nada. So there you have it. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys vampires and a good mystery. And you know what they say…no one reads the same book.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In 2004 in Sheridan, Massachusetts psychic Regan Calloway owns a quaint shop while hiding from her gift. Several years ago she helped law enforcement catch killers by using her ability to see things by touching objects held by a murderer or a victim, but the cost to her mind was too great for her to cope with.

Her friend Dr. Hiram Clauson, who worked with her when she lent a hand to the cops several years ago, asks for her help as there has been a serial attacker who leaves victims with scars on their necks, a major loss of blood, and no memory of an assault. Regan reluctantly agrees to assist with the investigation. As she begins to touch objects to try to fathom what the victims can no longer remember, writer Jonathan Vaughn moves into Sheridan; Regan¿s best friend Veronica Standish seems attracted to the reclusive author. When Regan meets Jonathan, her touch of him reveals to her his connection to the unsolved mysterious assaults and much more as if he has lived for centuries and something illogical about blood. As the psychic and the vampire become attracted to one another, Veronica begins to lose her mind turning dangerous and suicidal.

This is an intriguing paranormal investigative thriller with a touch of romance that grips the audience from the moment Dr. Clausen asks a reluctant Regan to use her psychic skills on the strange case he works. Thus the readers meet the heroine, immediately after the call her flighty best friend and soon afterward the vampire-author. The small New England town is a Frisbee toss away from Rhode Island, making a perfect atmosphere for this engaging supernatural mystery in which Regan suspects the man she is attracted to is the neck biter. Although the font size is tough on the eyes, Inanna Arthen provides an interesting Vampires of New England tale as the lead pair must make difficult even perilous choices that endanger them, loved ones, and semi-innocent.

Harriet Klausner