Thursday, August 11, 2016


Cassandra Chandler was on earlier in the week with her book, LINGERING TOUCH. Now she returns with one great excerpt...

Excerpt ~

Heat hit her back as the room exploded into fire behind her. Jazz heard the window shatter. The next thing she knew, Finn had pulled her against his chest and was rolling them across the bed to the floor. 

“What the hell?” she yelled.

“Molotov cocktail. We need to go out the back.”

The curtains were on fire, flames dropping onto the carpet. Some smoldered out. Others caught.

“Shouldn’t we try to stop it?”

As she said the words, another projectile flew into the room, landing on the bed. The sheets caught instantly as the accelerant poured over the mattress.


Finn leapt forward, blocking her body with his, pushing her toward the bathroom.


Jazz ducked under his arm so she could grab her wallet, phone, and keys from the nightstand. He took her hand and pulled her toward the bathroom, both crouching low to stay beneath the smoke. Finn slammed the door shut as soon as they were in the smaller room, then rolled up a towel and tucked it along the crack at the floor.

There was a small window above the sink. She could fit through easily. She wasn’t sure about him.


“It’ll be fine.”

He jumped up onto the sink, then opened the window and punched out the screen. He scanned the area outside. “I don’t think they’re back here. They might have taken off to avoid the cops, but we can’t assume anything.”

“Is it those guys from the bar?”

“Probably,” Finn said. “Come on.” He helped her up onto the counter. “Be sure to check the SUV before you get into it.”

As if he wouldn’t be with her.

“You go first,” she said.


“I will balk. I swear to fucking God, I will kick and scream and fight you on this. I’m not going through that window until I’m sure you can fit through it. You go first.”

He stared at her for a moment.

“We’re wasting time,” she said.

Blurb ~

The memory of his touch has never left her heart. . .or her body.

The Summer Park Psychics, Book 3

Finn Connelly can see the past by touching objects, even read people's thoughts. This power allows him to be the best private investigator in Summer Park. Until his abilities spiral out of control, leaving his thoughts and emotions inextricably entangled with those of others.

The only one who can help him regain control is the last person he trusts. Jazz Zhou, the woman who broke his heart.

Jazz is still reeling from nearly losing her closest friends to a serial killer-a man she brought into their lives. When she learns Finn is psychically bound to the ghost of one of the killer's victims, she grabs the chance to atone for past mistakes.

As their investigation takes them to the killer's hometown, they realize the threat to Jazz's friends isn't over-and neither is their relationship. But the more Finn uses his powers, the more he loses himself. And soon even Jazz's touch might not be enough to help him claw his way out of a murderer's memories.

Warning: Contains a heroine with a take-no-prisoners attitude and a hunky private eye with a touch that will leave you begging for more. And alligators. Lots of alligators.


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Author Bio ~

Cassandra Chandler has studied folklore and mythology for her entire life and been accused of taking fairy tales a bit too seriously. Raised in a household where tarot readings and viewing auras were considered mundane, she spends her time writing and trying to appear normal. At least the writing is working out.

Her romances range from sweet to scorching, set in extraordinary worlds and driven by characters searching for a deep and lasting love. She has always seen the starry sky as a destination rather than a matte painting, though her primary residence is on earth.

You can follow her thoughts on writing, life, and mostly writing at (updates every Wednesday!) or see her real-time ramblings on Twitter (@casschandler). She loves to hear from readers through email at!

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  1. A very exciting excerpt! Sounds like a great read!

    1. Agreed! I'm a sucker for the whole arguing over who is going to get the chance to be selfless! Adds tension because their doom is coming quicker and quicker, and then you don't know if they're going to make it! Thanks for coming over, Maureen!

  2. Great excerpt!
    Good luck and God's blessings

  3. Ditto--great excerpt! Love your bio, too. :-) Wishing you much success!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it (and the bio :) ). And thank you!

  4. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very exciting excerpt! Thanks for sharing! Good luck to you.

    1. Thanks :) It was great being on MJ's site.

    2. Aww! Shucks! It is great having you!
      And you, too, Miss Kara! I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment!

  6. Wow, very intense excerpt! Enjoyed reading it. Best of luck!

  7. Jazz is such a--well it's a jazzy name! Nice excerpt and good luck to you!

    1. It really suits her, on many levels :) She was such fun to write. Thanks!

    2. Yes. I have a Jazz, too. I feel everyone should have a Jazz. ;)
      Thanks for visiting, Susan! Have a great week!