One Touch Beyond - Anthology

Elizabeth Delisi, Maureen McMahon, Kim Cox, Sherryl Hames Torres, Chris Grover

This anthology has five stories to keep you up late at night. Of the five, my favorite was Restless Spirit by Elizabeth Delisi. At the end of this story, I had goose bumps on my arms. It was a reality skewer, and very well done.

My second favorite was Believing in Dreams by Chris Grover. This one had a more romantic bent to it, and focused on the power of belief in yourself and others.

Next was Enigma by Sheryl Hames Torres. This also had a romantic bent to it, and explored the power of love and hate and the thin line between the two. I especially liked the ending of this one.

`Neath Hallowed Halls and Ivied Walls was a real creepy story. I can't share anything without giving it away, but yikes, thank goodness it is fiction.

Get Out or Die by Kim Cox was my least favorite of the five. It was a good story, and I liked it, just not as much as the others. All in all, I really enjoyed myself "One Touch Beyond."

Book Blurb for One Touch Beyond - Anthology

Believing in Dreams By Chris Grover
Nicole James has always believed in dreams. So after her mom dies and she dreams about a house she's seen in an old photo and an elderly woman who beckons to her and says "Nicole! Finally! I was so worried you wouldn't get here in time," she has to check it out.

Enigma By Sheryl Hames Torres
When Brace Adams stumbles upon a grisly murder scene, he never expects to doubt the guilt of the prime suspect, nor does he expect her to capture his heart. Blind Amy Cassidy has been waking up beside brutally murdered men since she was five years old, with no memory of how she got there or what has happened. Can Brace protect Amy from the force that is controlling her life or will he become the next victim?

Get Out or Die! By Kim Cox
Lana Malloy's Private Investigating-Mediator business is booming. Lana helps a widow communicate with her late husband and learns of a frightening ability she wasn't aware she possessed — an ability that could give the spirit the upper hand if she's not careful. Knowing this next case will be more difficult than anything she's ever faced, Lana struggles for control when she encounters an angry ghost who doesn't want to leave and who doesn't want the occupants of the house to stay. Does she have other abilities she can rely on to save her?

'Neath Hallowed Halls and Ivied Walls By Maureen McMahon
Stacey Christian and Peter Mansfield come together again to attend the funeral of their beloved Harvard history professor, Bertram Donelson. Stacey's emotional stint as a reporter in Afghanistan and Peter's exhausting high-profile business takeover make them even more vulnerable to the romantic chemistry that's always been between them.

Little do they know their old alma mater holds an evil and deadly secret that will propel them into a whirlwind of ghostly, shocking and even deadly experiences. Will this adventure be enough to finally bring their love to fruition?

Restless Spirit By Elizabeth Delisi
Laura St. Clair lost her eight-year-old son to a rare disease and lost her desire to live along with him. When she tries to reach the spirit of her son with a Ouija board, she makes contact with something…but what? Can the mysterious entity she's tapped into bring her news of her son, and if so, what will he expect from her in return?

Publisher Note: This anthology was previously published elsewhere.

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2008 3.75