The Talisman - Crisscross

The Talisman - Crisscross

Shaunna Gonzales

Fiction

Trish Larsen is contemplating her future, but what she doesn't expect is to be thrown into the past--one hundred and thirty years. Fighting for her survival one minute and her moral decency the next would be a handful for anyone, but add to that the death of a man in her arms and you have a moral dilemma. Will she survive long enough to make it home or will she die in the past?Nicolette Cooper, a refugee from the Los Angeles sex industry, returns to her hometown, Half Moon Bay, hoping to rebuild her life after seven grueling years away.Nicolette is surprised to find chemistry with her high school sweetheart, Daniel Hayes, an ex–Army Ranger. Their relationship rekindles as they begin a rocky second courtship. Their courtship is interrupted when they are visited by a powerful spirit which drafts them into a primal conflict of good vs evil, granting them power along with a vision of a post-apocalyptic landscape should they fail in their duties. Both of them are marked as new Celestial Advocates — beings who protect the mundane world from the Hidden World.Only Nicolette and Daniel — granted abilities they must quickly discover and learn to master — stand between the people of Half Moon Bay and the ancient powers now vying for ascendancy.
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