A. J. Larrieu A. J. Larrieu


Twisted Miracles


Book 1 of the Shadowminds Series
Power has a price

2012 Golden Heart® Finalist (previously titled Figs from Thistles)

Cass Weatherfield's powers come with a deadly price.

Cass knows it was her telekinetic gift that killed a college classmate five years back, even if no one else believes her. She's lived in hiding from her fellow shadowminds ever since, plagued by guilt and suppressing her abilities with sedatives. Until the night her past walks back into her life in the form of sexy Shane Tanner, the ex-boyfriend who trained her...and the one she left without saying goodbye.

When Shane tells her that his twin sister, Mina—Cass's childhood friend—is missing, Cass vows to help, which means returning to New Orleans to use her dangerous skills in the search. But finding Mina only leads to darker questions. As Cass and Shane race to learn who is targeting shadowminds, they find themselves drawn to each other, body and soul. Just as their powerful intimacy reignites, events take a terrifying turn, and Cass realizes that to save the people she loves, she must embrace the powers that ruined her life.

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"...dark and atmospheric...a deeply emotional, imaginative debut."
   —RT Book Reviews (read the full review)

"Haunting, beautiful and richly drawn... Larrieu's urban fantasy isn't anything like the masses."
   —LitStack (read the full review)

"Larrieu has created an entrancing and atmospheric page turner full of fabulous twists and richly drawn characters. This sexy urban fantasy delivers!"
   —Carolyn Crane, author of Mind Games

"A compelling new voice in paranormal romance! Larrieu has crafted a unique, seductive world in this atmospheric debut that creeps along moss-covered Louisiana bayous. A delicious second-chance romance, a refreshingly diverse cast of characters, and a dark and tangled telekinetic-powered mystery will keep readers turning pages long into the night."
   —Jenn Bennett, author of Bitter Spirits

"A captivating new voice in the urban fantasy genre. Mesmerizing characters, scorching chemistry and a unique supernatural plot set in Louisiana's paranormal underworld. Superbly written...I'm hooked!"
   —Kristin Miller, author of Gone with the Wolf

"Scorching .... The world definitely needs more Cass and Shane."
   —Vampire Book Club (read the full review)

"Something I love about the paranormal world lately is that authors seem to be shying away from copycat success...taking paranormal elements and, to quote Rose Hathaway, making them their bitch. Twisted Miracles is a good example."
   —All Things Urban Fantasy (read the full review)

Carina Press, eBook, April 2014, ISBN: 9781426898136