Instead of Paranormal vamps, witches, demons, werewolves, and shifters, my world of the Paranormal deals with the senses. Those sixth senses some are gifted with -- almost "special powers" to know the unknowable, the ability to do the unthinkable, or perhaps to communicate in unusual ways. I've always been fascinated with psychics, healers, mediums, and those people who just seem to "know" things.
My paternal grandmother was a mountain woman. She knew and easily accepted that there were forces on our Earth not meant to be understood. She believed in "seers" and "healers," yet she was one of the most down-to-earth, practical women I ever knew.
My maternal grandmother was part Native American. I never met her, but heard lots of stories about her. She also believed in things and abilities "not of this world." She foretold the drowning of her oldest son, the death of her infant son (Crib-death), and also her own death months before either happened. Is it any wonder that I am fascinated with special psychic abilities?
We all have hunches, gut feelings, and make instinctive decisions which we accept as a normal part of our lives. Women are often credited with a special "intuition" particularly where our children are concerned. Many researchers believe this is a dormant form of Extra Sensory Perception. We no longer need these senses to survive and most of us never use or develop them. But it is widely believed that a severe trauma or shock can switch on such abilities.
When I began writing, my fascination with the world of the Paranormal in the form of the sixth senses found an outlet in my work.
Looking Through the Mist tells of a psychic who has visions of children who are the victims of crimes.
While writing this story, I felt this would be one of the hardest things to deal with -- the horror of seeing children being kidnapped or harmed in one's mind, but be unable to do anything to stop it. And also not to know if it had already happened, was happening at the moment, or would happen in the future.
Would you want such a gift?
Would you prefer the gift of clairvoyance, precognition, healing, or telepathy if you could choose?
Have you ever thought what you would do with such a gift?
Following Destiny involves another special gift -- hearing voices from an ancestor's ring. These voices give warnings of death.
I've often thought of how wonderful it would be to talk with my ancestors and ask them what their lives were like. Think of the history they could share with us. But what if all they had to share were warnings and dire predictions?
Would we listen to our ancestors or refuse to believe?
If you had a chance to find out what your destiny held in store, would you want to know?
Drop by Romance With a Twist to find out more about each of these books.
With this being the week of Halloween, I wanted to share a legend that deals with the Paranormal senses:
Would you look in the mirror?