Book 1: Second Chance
Book 2: Foolish Heart
~Written by Ann Simas
Luce Maguire has dreamed of being elected to the state supreme court, but now that she’s almost there, doubt rears its ugly head in her direction. So what? No job is without flaws, and she has the perfect guy, right?
Detective JD Kemp is a fearless dynamo investigating homicides, but after a two-year engagement, he’s still scared as hell to take a walk down the aisle with the woman he loves. Talk about doubts!
When Luce and JD find themselves the targets of ruthless serial killers, the bullets start to fly, literally. Will facing death snap them back to life?
Deputy Medical Examiner Sarajane Nichols has pretty much seen it all, but she never imagined she and her friends would be targeted by psychopaths who love to kill. She never imagined a long history of unrequited love for Dominic Fielding and a new juju that gives her visions of future events either!
Dom has already recited vows—not to another woman, but to God and the Catholic church. As a priest, he has been in the war zone for ten over years, counseling and offered support to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Dom’s been MIA for three years, but now he’s back, and he has news that will shock everyone who knows him, especially Sarajane. (http://annsimas.com)
Chloe's Spirit Afterstories is comprised of two books each filled with romance, mystery, and a bit of paranormal activity courtesy of our resident ghost, Mary. The Chloe's Spirit Afterstories delve deeper into the lives of several characters who were introduced to readers in Ann Simas's previous book, Chloe's Spirit.
In Second Chance, Luce is hearing a case against two violent criminals when she suddenly finds her life in danger. Her friends, who are mostly in law enforcement, surround her vowing to keep her safe. But, JD, the one officer she longs to rescue her seems to want out of their relationship. Things take a turn for the worse when it's learned that there are more than two killers and they will stop at nothing to get to Luce and those close to her. Will the police capture the criminals and will Luce ever have her knight in shining armor?
Second Chance is filled with gripping suspense and I found myself surprised numerous times as the events unfolded. The continuing romance of Chloe and Marsh and rekindling of an old relationship bring tenderness to this otherwise intense story.
Foolish Heart is more about forgiveness and healing, physically and mentally. The shocking events from Second Chance leave the characters seeking a return to normalcy, but with debilitating injuries and criminals still on the loose, it's difficult. Danger does not escape the characters of Foolish Heart and as love blossoms evil is on a quest to end it all.
I felt as though I was on an emotional roller coaster as Sarajane finally has the opportunity to experience the love she deserves only to face losing it again. Foolish Heart has just enough suspense to keep readers on edge, while the numerous love affairs give them a reason to smile.
Chloe's Spirit Afterstories has a little something for everyone. Fans of suspense, romance, and/or paranormal will be drawn to Ann Simas's ability to create a well written believable story. She does a remarkable job developing her numerous characters, which is a feat in itself. I am a fan of the Afterstories. Often times I wonder what happens, not to only the main characters, but the supporting characters after the story ends. Ann Simas addresses just this as she brings all the missing pieces together to complete the puzzle.
I highly recommend picking up Chloe's Spirit Afterstories. Available on Amazon.
You can find out more about Ann Simas and her books by visiting http://annsimas.com.