The US government recruits psychics to find spies during WWII.
Opening herself to ridicule by revealing she’s clairvoyant is the last thing U.S. WAVES Lieutenant Livvy Delacourt wants, but when Uncle Sam needs her skill to track Nazi spies, she jumps in with both feet.
When JoAnn carried wood as a pre-teen so her Great Aunt Martha could stoke up the iron stove to prepare dinner, she wasn’t thinking, “I could use this in a novel someday.” Yet, the skills she learned from her horse-and-buggy ancestors translate into backdrops for her historical romance and paranormal suspense novels.
Believing it’s never too late to create your dream, she resurrected a desire to write. Her debut medieval romantic suspense novels, MATILDA’S SONG and OUT OF THE DARK, received 4 stars from RT Book Reviews. Her historical western romance novels are POLITE ENEMIES and THE FARMER AND THE WOOD NYMPH. Her latest is a WWII paranormal suspense series, EXPECT TROUBLE (ETWG semifinalist 2015) and EXPECT DECEPTION (ETWG finalist 2016).
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Trey's financially powerful, and politically connected father had gotten him special consideration for colleges and employment.
This time he got him into trouble.
“Your father convinced The Watch you’d never be swayed from scientific reasoning by wizardry and claptrap.”
Trey waggled his head, dejected. “I’m the wrong person for this.”
“The Watch believes you’re the right one.”
“I’m an engineer. If I can’t touch it, it’s not there.”
“Your nonbelief is precisely what The Watch wants, my friend.”
Trey stayed silent for a couple minutes while he paced back and forth. He was being backed into a corner. Sweat rose on his forehead, defying the cold air. “What do they expect of me?”
“The Watch wants a practical, can-do leader, not someone with his head in the clouds.”
“Practical, can-do. That’s me.”
“The rules of the game are in these papers.” Walt tapped the stack.
Trey walked over to take a look.
“You’ll need to convince the neighbors and those in the military you interact with, that yours is a normal, wartime facility with a mixture of military and civilian staff.”
“Is that why you sent me to NAMU today? It seemed strange to investigate a well-established facility when I didn’t even have my office set up yet.”
“Yep. We’re establishing a fake façade behind which the real work is done. The sabotage attempt was not part of our agenda.”
Trey’s frown spoke of his outrage. “I’ll petition for another assignment.”
“No can do, my friend. Your dad recommended you as someone with ethical standards and a seriousness for scientific method that could not be compromised. The Watch took months before deciding on you. Refuse this assignment and you’ve thrown away your future—whether military or in industry.”