"GlassWorks" by Melody Knight
(Red Rose Publishing*, June 2008)
BLURB: Cate Rothgard doesn't like what she sees when she looks in the glass…literally. While other people view only reflected images, Cate sees far more of the past than she can sometimes bear.
EXCERPT:Cate picked up the slab of glass from its tilted resting spot. It had dropped nearly intact. Her fingers shook as the first tracings of shimmery silica began to move beneath the surface. All those crystalline lattices somehow rearranging themselves…
She froze, her breath frosting the glass from the sudden chill. Gooseflesh rose on her skin as the air around her grew cold.
It had never happened this way before.
The man was lying there, in the glass, his body sprawled with the indignity of all things dead and unburied. Cate's breath caught in her throat, the unspent fog almost choking her. Oh, God!
It wasn't here—hadn't happened here—but it was happening now.
GENRE: Mainstream Romance, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery, Action/Adventure
Says the author: "GlassWorks initially grew out of my interest in retrocognition, even though it's more a story of clairvoyance. I wondered what would happen if memories could be trapped within a pane of glass, rather like time travel for the susceptible."
(*Red Rose Publishing is a house that I'm watching with much interest. Its sales are going from strength to strength, its promo includes gorgeous earrings and they are about to get serious media exposure.)