Sharon Lynn Fisher
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As a parapsychologist working for Seattle Psi, Tess has devoted her life to studying psychic phenomena. But when doppelgangers begin appearing from a parallel world that's been struck by an asteroid, nothing in her training will help her survive what's to come.
After dislocating to Seattle Psi from the other Earth, Jake is confined by a special task force for study. But when he drains life energy from Tess, almost killing her, it causes a ripple effect across two worlds - and creates a bond neither of them expected.
Ross is an FBI agent ordered to protect Tess while she studies Jake. His assignment is not random - he and Tess have a history, and a connection the Bureau hopes to use to its own advantage. By the time Ross realizes his mission could be compromised, it's already too late - he'll have to choose between his love for Tess and his duty to protect the people of his own Earth.
1) What gave you the idea for the book?
2) Name one thing the heroine loves about the hero, and vice versa.
3) Is there a story about why you chose the setting and/or time period?
tiniest motion in a moment like this. Under the circumstances, it was easy enough to imagine they’d both forgotten where his hand was. But were he to allow the tip of a single finger to press or rub, she would understand it, even if she didn’t acknowledge it. It would change everything between them. He pulled his hand away. * * * As Tess started upstairs, she couldn’t help thinking of Professor Goff—how excited and proud he would be about what she’d accomplished with Jake. His death had
had gotten out of the car and come round to his side. Her gaze flitted warily between him and the newcomer. “Hello,” said Emily, smiling. “I’m Emily, Jake’s sister.” Jake drank her in with his eyes—she was so beautiful. More beautiful than he remembered. “Sister?” Tess’s voice rose with surprise. Emily offered her hand, and Tess shook it. “I’m Tess.” “Nice to meet you.” “Emily,” said Jake, “where’s Lucas?” She gave him a puzzled look. “Who?” “My nephew—your son?” She frowned, her big
bad idea?” she asked. He fixed his eyes on her face. “She died on my Earth. It was my fault. I have to make sure she’s okay.” “Oh, Jake.” She sighed. He knew she understood. She wouldn’t deny him. “What if she hugs you or something?” “I won’t let her. Please, Tess.” “It’s not like I can stop you.” She rested her hands on her hips, studying him. “You look fully charged. But just a couple minutes, no longer. Then we’re heading for the light-rail station.” He nodded and they started for the
they’re hungry, bullets are useless. Energy depletion affects their mass, so—” “I’m aware, Dr. Caufield.” There was a bite in his reply. She watched his features smooth, and his tone evened out as he continued. “But we’ve observed that some are more aggressive than others. Some will feed even when they don’t need to. At those times they’re vulnerable, and a gun could save you.” Tess shook her head. “I have no training. I’ve never even held a gun.” “That’s easily remedied.” “Agent McGinnis, I
longer. She felt like family. She felt like sunshine on blighted landscapes. She felt like the missing jigsaw piece of his jumbled-up life. He hoped for her sake that Ross could sort his shit out. Had they all been from the same Earth, Jake would have gleefully taken advantage of Ross’s hesitation, but as things were, it was better this way. Jake’s head jerked up as a silhouette inserted itself between him and the sunset. “Odd man out?” * * * Tess felt Ross’s eyes on her back, but she