Book: Guardian Angel by Benjamin Kellycategories: Book, Romance, Paranormal, Suspense, Angels, Demons, Guardian Angel, Thriller, Sensuality, Women Kissing, Sensual Massage, Paranormal Romance
Benjamin Kellyabout this book: Guardian Angel is the story of a young woman searching for her perfect partner, and in the process, trying to find herself.
Katherine Harbin accidentally killed her parents when she was five years old and has been haunted by a menacing presence ever since. Dark forces, both physical and non corporeal conspire to manipulate Katherine's life, driving her toward a deadly date with destiny. Her only hope for survival lies in finding her soul mate and her missing self.
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The following scene gives a little insight into Katherine's character. It's part of the more than 100k words I cut from the original version of Guardian Angel. I always liked this scene, but couldn't find a place to work it into the final version.
Jessica ran upstairs looking for her five-year-old daughter who had wandered off while Jessica prepared dinner. She found Katherine on the middle stair landing with her face pressed to the window that overlooked the driveway. Her hands were cupped beside her eyes as she gazed toward the street.
"Kathy, honey, what do you see out there?"
Katherine didn't turn away from the window. "Nothing."
"Are you looking for something?"
"The rest of me."
Jessica chuckled. "What does that mean?"
"My other half."
Jessica stepped toward the window and noticed her reflection. "Oh, I think I understand."
Katherine extended an arm and motioned for her mother to join her. "Good. Will you help me look?"
"Kathy, come stand beside me for a minute."
Katherine ran to her mother.
Jessica pointed at the window. "Do you see what I see, the little girl in the window?"
Katherine nodded. "Yes."
"That's your reflection, just like in the mirror. It's not another part of you, sweetie."
"Oh, okay." Katherine ran back the window. "Are you going to help me look?"
Jessica sighed and strolled over to her daughter. "I have to finish dinner honey. Come down when you're done looking." She patted Katherine on the head and turned to go.
"Okay," Katherine said.
Richard was waiting in the kitchen when Jessica returned. He grabbed her waist and pulled her close. "Something smells good enough to eat in here."
She batted her eyes and grinned. "It's me."
"No doubt about that, baby." Richard kissed her neck. "Where's the kiddo?"
"She's upstairs. She saw her reflection in the window and thinks it's part of her. She's looking out trying to spot her other half."
Richard's expression suddenly soured. "Her other half? Did you explain about the reflection?"
Jessica frowned and nodded. "She wasn't satisfied with my explanation."
He sighed deeply and gazed into her eyes. "Jess, what if—never mind it's silly."
Jessica pressed her head to his chest and listened to his heart beat. "I know what you're thinking, I've already thought the same thing. She's just a baby. We were adults. What purpose would it serve?"
Richard stroked her hair and kissed the top of her head. "There is an external force at work here. We both know we would have never gotten together on our own."
She slipped her arms around him and interlaced her fingers behind his back. Richard had spoken the truth and she knew it, even if it frightened her to believe it. "Are you sure, Richard? Maybe it was just coincidence that we kept running into each other. Stranger things have happened."
He held her tightly, swaying from side to side. "Jess, whatever brought us together was a good thing. I don't think we have any reason to worry."
She raised her head from his chest and gazed into his eyes. "You're right, I shouldn't worry. I'm sure everything will work out for her, like it has for us. I don't have any regrets. I was kind of hoping we would have a sister for Kathy by now, but I suppose we have plenty of time to keep working on that."
He pressed his lips tenderly to hers for a long moment. "Yes, we have plenty of time. If we have a dozen more, that will be great. If we only have Kathy that'll still be great. If tomorrow is my last day, I'll die a happy man."
Jessica huffed and scowled. "Don't say things like that, Richard, it's bad karma."
He shrugged and grinned. "It's true, but I'm not worried. We're part of a larger plan. I don't think I'm anywhere near my last day."
"No, I meant the thing about a dozen more. Are you nuts?"
Richard laughed and kissed her again.
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