What if your psychotherapist could really see into your soul? Picture all those secrets lying hidden, perhaps squirming a bit, just out of view. Would you invite your analyst to take a peek behind that gossamer curtain? Read your aura? Scry your future...?Classically trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Doctor Lara McInnis has a special gift that helps her with her patients. Born with "the sight" she can read auras, while flirting with a somewhat elusive ability to foretell the future. Lara becomes alarmed when several of her patients-and a student or two-tell her about the same cataclysmic dream. Reaching out to the Institute for answers, Lara's paranormal ability sounds a sharp warning and she runs up hard against a dead end. Her search for assistance leads her to a Sidhe and ancient Celtic rituals blaze their way into her life. Complicating the picture is a deranged patient who's been hell bent on destroying Lara ever since she tried to help his abused wife, a boyfriend with a long-buried secret and a society that's crumbling to dust as shortages of everything from electricity to food escalate.
I received a copy of Psyche's Prophecy by Ann Gimpel in exchange for my honest review. Lara McInnis seems like an everyday, ordinary psychologist until she decides to marriage counsel a couple, trouble begins. Apparently, the husband didn't appreciate the advice she gave his wife and now he's out to get her. Then Lara begins having a bizarre dream, as she, her fiance and some of her student experience the dream and try to decode it, They come to the only feasible conclusion they see...the end of the world. As Lara strengthens her psychic capabilities, she also learns of something else, the dark side knows she's coming! This was book 1 in the Transformation Series, I look forward to book 2 to see what Ms. Gimpel does with her intriguing characters.
Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent. Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies and she has published three novels, Psyche’s Prophecy, Psyche’s Search and Psyche’s Promise. A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.
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