“…never experienced before…” Read the full review!

From Anna, Goodreads Reader, here’s a new review for The Curse of a Mind:

“Highly psychological in its whole, yet lighthearted and entertaining, this novel is highly worth the time it takes to snuggle up and read.

As the story proceeds, there are twists and turns that all of the characters never expected to come across. I have to admit, at the end, there was quite the surprise awaiting me.

The character dynamics easily mesh together, yet each individual has the ability to stand on their own & be a strong lead. The continuing development of the “love interest” allows the story line to drastically deepen, despite the suggestion that this relationship will never fully develop.

The killer — well, that’s a whole different topic. Something that can only be described as both highly interesting and disturbing. Something that I have never experienced before within a novel.

As for everything else in between, you need to read it yourself to find out!”

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5 Stars from Linda on Goodreads! :)

Linda reviewed The Curse of a Mind on Goodreads and rated it 5 stars! Whoohoo!

Here’s a highlight from her:

“WOW, Does Ms. Booze Grab You By The Throat At The First Page And By The End You Just Want More!”

New Excerpt: THE CURSE OF A MIND

Garrett put the phone on the table and slid it towards Gloria. He kept his eyes on his hands, quietly reciting the colors around him.

 

Hand tan. Phone black. Table brown.

 

Gloria took the phone, smiling at him. “Thank you, Garrett. See? Chris will be back in a couple days. No reason to be upset. I miss her, too, you know.”

 

Gloria—so nice, always nice to Garrett. Bright smile. Pink lips.

 

Garrett never looked straight at her, sideways yes, but never straight. Couldn’t concentrate that way. Too uncomfortable. That didn’t mean Garrett didn’t see what was right in front of him.

 

“Well, now that you feel better, I think we should get the grocery shopping done,” she said cheerfully.

 

Garrett moaned. No. Hate store. Hate store. Hate store.


“Come on, sweetheart, it will be a quick trip. We’ll buy lasagna to cook for dinner. It’s your favorite.”

 

Lasagna good. Sauce red. Pasta white. Cheese white.

 

“Let me grab my keys and the grocery list.”

 

Keys gray. List white.

 

Garrett knew he wasn’t “normal.” Autism was his official diagnosis. He understood most things, knew more than he was given credit for. He could do a puzzle faster than anyone else, Sissy said. His brain worked differently.

Information wasn’t the problem. The doctors said he most likely had more info than most people in his brain. It was communication that was the hard part.

 

People called him stupid. They thought he didn’t hear just because he didn’t respond. Sissy said it was them that was stupid and people just didn’t understand.

 

Love Sissy. Miss Sissy.


Gloria came back into the room. “Come on, Garrett. Let’s go.”

 

He stood and followed her, right behind her, never touching. His eyes were on the ground as he walked. Sidewalk white, shoes black. They reached the car. Car silver.

 

He got in the passenger seat, put his seatbelt on, locked the door. It was a step-by-step sequence to follow when in the car. He looked at his hands as they rode.

 

Dashboard gray, belt black, floor mat black.

 

Sissy asked him once if he realized he never smiled. The answer was yes and no. He felt emotion. Sometimes he felt happy, sometimes he felt like smiling. But, he couldn’t show it. The communication thing. It was a prison cell inside his own brain, a thing that he understood at times, and other times not.

 

Sissy stayed gone a lot. He missed Sissy. Sissy was his only family.

 

Garrett knew he was a burden to his sister. She never said that she minded, but he did. He hated his inner prison. He wanted to be a man that worked and took care of himself. He wished he was normal, even if that meant less information in his brain, even if he couldn’t do all his puzzles anymore.

 

“What should we have with the lasagna?” Gloria asked.

 

“Lasagna red. Red. Red.”

 

“Right. What goes good with red?”

 

“Asparagus green. Rolls white.”

 

“Perfect suggestions, Garrett. I knew you would have a good idea.”

 

Gloria so nice. Nice. Nice.

 

At the store, Garrett followed Gloria around, keeping his eyes downcast. Floor white. Buggy gray.

 

He counted products on the shelves and recited their colors as they walked from aisle to aisle. Though he kept his eyes down, though he was counting, he could still see the looks of customers that went by him. Some wouldn’t look, some stared with wide eyes, some frowned, some tried a fake smile, but all looked uncomfortable.

 

Before they went to the checkout line, Gloria announced she needed to use the restroom before they left. Gloria always needed the restroom. No matter where they went, she couldn’t get from A to Z without stopping to potty at A, B, C, D, E, F … and so on to Z, whether it was a two-hour or two-minute trip.

 

“Stay right with the buggy. I’ll be just a minute.”

 

He waited. He was used to it.

 

A store employee walked over to him, and Garrett cringed inwardly. It was the mean boy.

 

So mean, mean, mean.

 

The mean boy was always here, always. Every time, the mean boy tried to get Garrett alone. They were alone now.

 

“Hey retard!”

 

The mean boy pushed at Garrett’s arm as he called him names. Garrett wished Sissy was there. Sissy would get rid of the mean boy. Like a hero, a real hero.

 

Sissy was Garrett’s hero. He wished he was like her—normal, better than normal. He wished he could get rid of the mean boy.

 

Garrett tried to tell the boy to go away, but the words wouldn’t come out. Instead, he wrapped his arms around himself, rocking and moaning as the mean boy bullied him, waiting for Gloria to finish in the bathroom so they could leave.

New Review: THE CURSE OF A MIND

The Curse of a Mind was reviewed by Elizabeth Provenzano, Tulsa Books Examiner.

Here’s a highlight of the review…

“…some laugh-out-loud moments and some touching ones. Will there be a Chris Chambers series? Let’s hope so… This is a book that will intrigue you. You will want to know how it ends, whether you like it or not.”

You can read the full review here:http://www.examiner.com/books-in-tulsa/review-of-the-curse-of-a-mind-by-destiny-booze-review

THE CURSE OF A MIND gets 4 cups from Coffee Time Romance!

THE CURSE OF THE MIND
DESTINY BOOZE
ISBN: 9781936167344(PB)/9781936167352(EB)
October 2010
Whimsical Publications
http://www.whimsicalpublications.com
E-Book / Paperback
$5.99 EB / $12.95 PB
221 Pages
Romantic Thriller
Rating: 4 Cups

As her daddy’s favorite punching bag, Chris Chambers grew up with no illusions of the evil inside a mind, which most certainly includes her own. At the age of seventeen she took control of her life, and nearly ten years later that control is what keeps her going.

The destruction at job sites was something he could pass off as accidents, but when he receives a death threat, Aiden Wolfe knows it is serious. Hiring the best private investigators he can find, Aiden’s guilt over putting others in danger once again rears its ugly head.

After a stint in the army, Chris uses every skill she learned to become a first class P.I., and her job is the only thing that saves her sanity, but this case is threatening even that. Her client only needs to look at her, and her precious control is shot to hell. Aiden wants no more pain or death on his conscience, but the person targeting him is intent on doing just that, and Aiden is only part of the equation. Chris and Aiden try desperately to keep her team together, but this is one killer with an inside tract, and the harder they fight, the tighter the net closes around them.

Read this novel and see if you can honestly answer the question of what it would take to make you a killer, because no matter how righteous you think you are, everyone has a breaking point. For the protagonist in this story, I believe it is a lifetime of feeling defeated, and having known so little love in his life that losing any amount of that is horribly devastating. As for Chris and Aiden, I feel they could very easily have succumbed to the same fate, but instead turned their fears and anger inward, blaming themselves and putting up walls to keep others out. Put yourself in their place as tides of emotional and psychological warfare wash over them and really experience how their feelings for each other may be their only chance for survival.

Lototy
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More

http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/

Book Divas recommends THE CURSE OF A MIND

Thank you to Book Divas for adding The Curse of a Mind as a new release they recommend everyone checking out! That’s awesome! You can see my book here: http://www.bookdivas.com/book-videos/2010/11/curse-mind-destiny-booze

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

Reviews

“…OMG is what you’ll be thinking as you read this thrilling novel. Destiny Booze has included romance, suspense, fantasy, and twists and turns you won’t even see coming. This is one of those books you might put down momentarily, but the draw of what is going to happen next will reel you back in…you won’t know “who done it” until the very end…”

~ Ginger Simpson, eBooks Examiner

“I literally gasped…You have an amazing talent for making the reader love the character(s)…very refreshingly original.”

~ John McAllister, Editor

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A romantic thriller with maybe just a touch of the unexplained…

They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

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