Tough Karma: A Race Against Time (Karma Series Book 1)

“This book floored me. It was well-written and thought out, but so much more too.” Goodreads Review

A chilling tale of loss, tragedy, psychic warfare, and eternal love.

Amber Macklin’s world is cruelly shattered when she loses her baby girl three months after her husband’s sudden death. Her cousin, Bryce, comes to her rescue, moving her into his home for fear she will kill herself from the grief. He provides solace and a shoulder to cry on, and he has loved her as more than a cousin for a long time. Amber and Bryce soon discover they are not blood relatives, which opens the door for romance as he pulls her through her darkest hours.

When Mike, a college friend of Bryce’s, stops by to visit, Amber senses a deadly secret behind his nice guy persona. She has a frightening dream that Mike is trying to kill her and recurring sleepwalking episodes where she draws detailed pictures of him torturing her. Deeply troubled, Bryce uses his ability to astral travel to investigate Mike and uncover his terrifying past.

Mike has had his eye on Amber for some time, and when he learns that Bryce and Amber have become lovers, he is furious. Mike abducts Amber and takes her to his rural Georgia hideaway, and Bryce must rely on his astral abilities to track her down. But will he be too late?

Tough Karma is a stand alone novel. The astral adventures continue in Dark Karma: Sword of Vengeance.

Amazon Reviews:

Wow, this book is awesome! First the book moves slow with such incredible loss you’ll find yourself crying, but by the second chapter your definitely invested, by the 5 chapter your worried and shocked, by the last few chapters your on the edge of your seat freaking out! Everytime you think ok now the good guys win the creap gets some luck and your freaking out again! This book kept me emotionally vested all the way through and it was tough to put it down. – Marialayna Di Lallo

Wow, what a story! This was such a unique tale. It had a great blend of so many of my favorite genres, romance, mystery, thriller, and I love anything paranormal. I haven’t read anything before with astral travel but it was really done well, so the concept seemed natural and plausible. I was totally surprised by many of the secrets. The suspense keeps you turning pages and the abilities are utterly fascinating. What really drew me in were the characters. Amber especially reached me. I’m looking forward to reading more. – Kindle Customer

Not a typical romance novel, Tough Karma is also paranormal, time travel, and thriller. Amber has been through so much and is at a point of crippling loss in her life. She stays with her cousin Bryce and while doing so learns they aren’t related. This would all be fine and open a door for them to be more than just friends, except that Amber gets some very bad vibes from one of Bryce’s friends. She uses her abilities to find out more, and needless to say, there is a LOT there to find out about. Amber gets pulled into something very horrible, and as things unfold, past lives and karma come into play as the title suggests. No spoilers here, but there are thoroughly gripping and riveting revelations as the plot progresses. I really enjoyed this different kind of time travel romance novel, being a huge fan of the subjects presented in this book myself, such as reincarnation. A gripping and satisfying read. – J. C.

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