the Heat of Arrest series, Book 1
Arya Lucas finally had her life back. After a nasty divorce and moving across the country; freedom was finally hers and she was enjoying it to the fullest. Her small consulting firm was finally affording her the life she’d worked so hard to achieve. She had everything ― or so she thought.
With the urging of her best friend Arya joins a dating site with no desire to start a relationship with anyone, until she met Detective Deuce. The sexy law enforcement officer was unlike anyone she had ever dated and definitely not her type.
But his enticing blue eyes and smirky boyish grin drew her to him. His witty sarcasm was undeniably charming. He was compassionate, kind, and sexy. He held a sense of mystery and adventure that she had never experienced before. She never knew handcuffs could be so enticing.
But what she hadn’t counted on was his impact on her entire world. How one day she would wake up and find herself in a life she no longer recognized; and realizing she could not have been happier about it.
Still, is he worth risking her heart for?
Mounting Deuce on Amazon
The premise of the EVE series
The EVE series is ultimately a love story between Jocelyn and Jackson. It is freshly unique in that it bridges genres with its cross over between paranormal mysticism/time travel/romance/young adult as a work of commercial fiction. The main characters are relatable to a large audience in that their age group is late teens to early twenties. The narration of the story is told from eighteen year old Jocelyn Timmons viewpoint and the distinctively different lives that she leads on parallel planes when her soul travels nightly.
On a much grander scale of enlightenment, it offers an alternative explanation for déjà vu, the consequences of declining family dynamics, the rational of auditory and visual hallucinations as the classic symptoms of schizophrenia and hypothesizes the truth behind noted prophecies. The foundation is created in Essence, elaborated further in Enlightened and blossoms in Perception followed by a unique twist in the conclusion, Illumination. The series theories that an individual who has the inherited gift of EVE, possess the ability to live parallel lives on separate planes of existence. Throughout childhood and early adolescence, a barrier in their mind remains intact on the conscious level to prevent awareness of the other life from crossing each other. However, during late adolescence to early adulthood, the barrier between the two worlds begins to disintegrate causing the auditory and visual hallucinations of their other life to break into conscious awareness. These symptoms, once recognized by a family member(s) who also has the gift, were throughout history, guided by that family member(s) to adjusting to the disintegration of the barrier and full conscious awareness of living dual existences. Unfortunately with the decline in extended familial structure, family member(s) with the inherited gift are more often than not, no longer present when the symptoms appear and therefore the individual are diagnosed with schizophrenia.
So come and follow along with Jocelyn on her journey of awareness, realization and understanding of the consequences of living parallel lives on vastly different planes, the pains of youth and young love and her struggles of making her way in this new and complicated way of life she is thrust into.
A.L. Waddington: Author of the EVE series
Awards & Honors
|Author of the Month/Book of the Month – November|
International Book Club, Shut Up & Read
|Book of the Month – November|
International Book Club, CrAzEd