Spotlight: A Human Element by Donna Galanti
A Human Element
by Donna Galanti
One by one, Laura Armstrong’s friends and adoptive family members are being murdered, and despite her unique healing powers, she can do nothing to stop it. The savage killer haunts her dreams, tormenting her with the promise that she is next. Determined to find the killer, she follows her visions to the site of a crashed meteorite–her hometown. There, she meets Ben Fieldstone, who seeks answers about his parents’ death the night the meteorite struck. In a race to stop a mad man, they unravel a frightening secret that binds them together. But the killer’s desire to destroy Laura face-to-face leads to a showdown that puts Laura and Ben’s emotional relationship and Laura’s pure spirit to the test. With the killer closing in, Laura discovers her destiny is linked to his and she has two choices–redeem him or kill him.
Reviewers are saying…
“A HUMAN ELEMENT is an elegant and haunting first novel. Unrelenting, devious but full of heart. Highly recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of DEAD OF NIGHT
“A thrilling ride full of believable characters, a terrifying villain, an epic battle for survival, and a love worth killing for. A page-turner filled with fascinating twists and turns!” – Marie Lamba, author of WHAT I MEANT
Laura looked back up at him. She remembered all the people she had lost in her young twenty-six years. She didn’t want to lose him too, but she feared getting too close. She could lose him too.
Then something swelled inside her. She barely recognized it. It was hope that maybe love could win out over evil and Ben would be the one to help her stop it. She hoped.
And then she could only think of one word to say to him.
Ben looked at Laura. All he could do was nod. He wanted to stay. He held out his hand to help her up and she took it willingly. Facing each other, they stared into each other’s eyes and he touched her hair. That one word, stay, had given them permission for so much.
He pushed his fingers through her hair in a soft, sweeping motion lifting it away from her face. She moaned with his touch and placed her hands on his chest. She drew her hands across his chest and arms, claiming them for her own.
Ben shuddered and drew her into his chest hugging her close.
“Where did you come from?” He breathed deep of her. “You drive me crazy, Laura Armstrong.”
“I don’t know, that’s what I need your help to figure out, Ben Fieldstone.”
He felt her warm breath on his neck as she spoke, and her lips grazed him. She trembled and he held her closer.
“Are you scared?”
Laura nodded with her head still in his chest. “I’ve only been with two men, boys really. I don’t have much experience.”
“I won’t hurt you,” Ben said. “We can go slow and wait, it’s up you.”
“I’m not afraid you’ll hurt me.” Laura looked up at him. Her large eyes glinted with flecks of firelight. “And I don’t want to wait.”
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Donna Galanti Bio:
Donna Galanti is the author of the paranormal suspense novel A HUMAN ELEMENT (Echelon Press). Donna has a B.A. in English and a background in marketing. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Horror Writers Association, The Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, and Pennwriters. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in PA with lots of nooks, fireplaces, and stinkbugs but sadly, no ghosts. Visit her at: http://blog.donnagalanti.com/wp/
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