Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
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Class/Genre: Fantasy Romance Mystery Paranormal Romantic Suspense
ImaJinn, Jun 2006, $14.00
Psychic Clarissa Elgin first saw him in a vision in which he is shot during a robbery; instead of blaming the punk who pulled the trigger, the man blames someone named Rachel as he dies in Clarissa’s arms. Not long after the seeing, Clarissa spots the victim, David Lorde, in a bank where he works. She learns who he is and that he is a vice president of accounts; she visits his office to help him though from what she does not know. He is skeptical and wonders what she is up to especially when she mentions embezzlement going on at the bank.
As Clarissa gets up to leave, another vision strikes her of a man and woman arguing with she claming to love him forever, but he insisting she loved his money and prestigious position before a shot is fired. Clarissa wonders if David killed his wife Rachel. Though she fears further involvement, Clarissa remains haunted with more visions involving David and her. She soon realizes that somehow his late wife “lives” with her controlling his soul and body, but that a deeper evil abounds that allowed Rachel to successfully cast her spell. Realizing her tie to David is love, Clarissa risks her life and soul to save her beloved from spiritual manifestations possessing him from beyond.
RAGING SPIRITS is a terrific ghost romance that employs a middle class community setting to enhance the horror coming from beyond. The story line is action-packed from the first vision to the last spiritual encounter that will surprise the audience with a delightful final pirouette. Writing like an angel, Ms. Smits provides an entertaining paranormal romantic suspense starring two believable and likable human characters and several ghosts who combined with a mortal everyday secondary cast make possession and psychic skills seem real.
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