Title: Runaway Fate (Moonstone Cove #1)
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Paranormal Fiction
Release Date: 27 October 2020
Katherine wasn’t looking for anything extraordinary in her life. She had a job she loved, a husband she adored, and a home in the beautiful seaside town of Moonstone Cove.
Okay yes, she worked too much and had fallen out of touch with all her friends, but that happened to everyone, right? And sure, she was feeling a little creaky in the mornings and couldn’t drink coffee after noon, but that was just life in middle age.
Four minutes was all it took for fate to run away with anything that resembled normal.
Now Katherine is trying to place mysterious psychic visions into her previously ordered life. She’s playing referee between a displaced Southern mama and a sarcastic mechanic with a chip on her shoulder. And her quiet life has been upended by a mysterious rash of violent acts by students at her school.
Thankfully, her new friends have powers of their own, and together they just might discover who or what has it in for the quiet citizens of Moonstone Cove.
Runaway Fate is the first book in the hot new Paranormal Women’s Fiction series, Moonstone Cove by USA Today bestselling author, Elizabeth Hunter. It’s fiction for lovers of magic, mayhem, and a solid afternoon nap (when they can squeeze one in.)
Runaway Fate Excerpt:
“You’re smarter than about ninety-nine percent of the population, aren’t you?”
Katherine nodded. “That would be fairly accurate. I also went to college early, so normal socialization was stunted. Most of the girls in my college classes didn’t want to spend time with a fifteen-year-old, and I can’t really blame them.”
“Fifteen? That’s brutal.”
Katherine shrugged. “I didn’t get along with anyone in my high school either. At least they mostly left me alone in college.” High school? Not as much.
“I guess,” Toni said. “Megan has you figured out. She doesn’t think you’re patronizing.”
Katherine felt an immediate warmth. “I don’t know why the two of you didn’t get along, but she’s very nice. She’s an honest person. I appreciate that.”
“She has like, zero filter.”
“Yes. I find it to be a huge relief.”
“You can’t just say everything that comes to your mind.”
Katherine frowned and examined Toni’s assertion more closely. “But you can. You might offend people, but you can actually say everything that comes to mind.”
Toni shook her head. “Not if you want to remain living in my family.”
“Good to know.” Katherine made a mental note to avoid Toni’s family. “Megan has an excellent mind and she sees things in interesting ways. I like her perspective, and she’s decided that she and I are going to be friends. We’re having wine on Wednesday.”
“Wine Wednesday? Is this like Taco Tuesday?”
“Maybe? It happens on my deck and we just started so I don’t really know all the rules. Just that there’s wine on Wednesday and we’re having it at my house because I have a great deck and an ocean view.”
Toni made a face. “Careful, you have her over for too much Wednesday wine, you might not be able to get rid of her.”
It bothered Katherine that Toni had such a negative reaction to Megan. She didn’t understand the root of it, but she would find out.
“You probably have lots of friends,” Katherine said. “You grew up here. You have a big family. Megan and I don’t.”
“Her? She’s like Malibu Barbie with a Southern accent. The chicks who drive their Mercedes SUVs into my garage probably fell all over her when she moved here.”
Katherine enjoyed the way that Toni painted mental pictures. It made understanding her intentions much easier. “You might think that, but I don’t think it’s true. She said she finds people here very cold. I think she’s had a hard time making friends.”
“Huh.” Toni’s eyebrows rose. “Well, maybe I’ll join you for Wine Wednesday then.”
“So you’re admitting that the three of us are all exhibiting para-psychological phenomena and we have something in common?”
“Psychic stuff.” Better to stick with layman’s terms. “We’re all doing psychic stuff now.”
“Yes. Fine.” She rolled her eyes again. “Whatever. We’re doing psychic stuff and I don’t understand it, but I’d like to figure out what to do with it. Can I come on Wednesday or what?”
Katherine smiled. “Of course.”
About Elizabeth Hunter:
ELIZABETH HUNTER is a USA Today and international best-selling author of romance, contemporary fantasy, and paranormal mystery. Based in Central California, she travels extensively to write fantasy fiction exploring world mythologies, history, and the universal bonds of love, friendship, and family. She has published over thirty works of fiction and sold over a million books worldwide. She is the author of Love Stories on 7th and Main, the Elemental Legacy series, the Irin Chronicles, the Cambio Springs Mysteries, and other works of fiction.
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