The Crystal Telepath (Worlds Apart) (Volume 2)
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Title: The Crystal Telepath (Worlds Apart) (Volume ...
Publisher: Evelyn\Lederman, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Soft cover
Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
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Shirl's prize possession is the crystal that she always wears around her neck. The only item left to her by her mother. Searching for a missing friend, Shirl finds herself in front of a portal her glowing amethyst opens. She blindly enters the event horizon with no clue of where she will end up, desperately hoping to find her friend.
Starc Lours grew up hearing stories about the fabled powers of a mated female crystal telepath. Since he has baggage of his own where women are concerned, he is not thrilled when he is assigned to protect the woman from another universe. During a life-threatening event, Starc recognizes Shirl as his soul mate and is forced to leave her behind.
Is Shirl the Crystal Telepath of legend? Will she be able to handle the powers she will ultimately possess? Or will she be denied the opportunity to find out? The legend of the Crystal Telepath holds the key.From the Author:
'The Crystal Telepath' is the second book in the Worlds Apart series. The 'Chameleon Soul Mate' ended on a cliffhanger, with Shirl, the main character in the second book, somehow making it through the portal to The Troyk universe. She is found unconscious and is brought to The Palace. Unlike Alex, from the start of this book, Shirl's identity is known.
Below is a Q&A with the author about 'The Crystal Telepath':
Q: Why did you end 'The Chameleon Soul Mate' with a cliffhanger? There are some readers who hate that.
A: Alex's time in the Troyk universe can be characterized as a roller coaster ride. She was in a lull period and I wanted to freak her out, yet again.
Q: Do you have to read the 'The Chameleon Soul Mate' to understand what is going on in 'The Crystal Telepath?
A: All my books are written stand-alone, however, it is a natural transition to read the books in order. There is more world building of the Troyk universe in the first book, while the second book enters four new worlds, from the character's perspective. My first four women have unique telepathic gifts, so the story and the tone of the books are different. The first book is lighter and more comedic, while 'The Crystal Telepath' is a darker book because of what Shirl has to come to terms with and the parallel dimensions she enters.
Q: One of your categories of this book is Vampire Fiction. What do we have to look forward to in this book?
A: At the end of 'The Chameleon Soul Mate', Chartail is sentenced to death. Tarsea cannot bring himself to tell Alex what means her execution will take. When I started writing 'The Crystal Telepath' I wanted to present the most horrifying death scenes I could imagine. I created the Nightshade universe for that reason. It is the first world Shirl is sent to by the Prime Ruler of the Troyk universe, Jeryl Jarlyn. The characters and the world were so popular, I created a second series, which takes place in the Nightshade universe.
Q: Telepathic abilities becomes a character in your second book. What were your thoughts behind that?
A: The soul mates telepathic channel was introduced in the first book. I thought it would be fun in the second book to have someone mess around with the link between soul mates and see what happens. I also used it as a plot device when a character comes up missing and cannot be contacted through any of the pathways she used in the past.
Q: You use humor in your books. How do you go about incorporating it into the story?
A: There is more humor in my first book, since it is natural to the lead female character. I use it to reduce tension or a means for a character to express himself or herself. One of my male characters stops using humor, a plot device to show how he is changing, as he sees his friends finding their soul mates. I never plan to use humor, it just seems to grow from the situation or the dialog. At times I will be writing and break out laughing. I do not know if anyone else will find the line funny, but I enjoyed it at the time.
Q: The Troyk people do not speak using contractions. Why did you do that?
A: I wanted to differentiate between the Earth/Ginkgo Terra speech and the English used in the Troyk universe. It eventually drove me crazy, but once I set that speech pattern, I was stuck with it. I had a reader ask if I started having all the characters talking without contractions by the end of this book. If I had done so, it was not my intention.
Q: You mentioned this book is darker, why?
A: The legend of the mated female crystal telepath tells us of a woman with enormous power. Once Shirl realizes and uses this power, there are consequences of what she has done. All my characters by the end of each book have to come to grips with the responsibilities of the power they possess and how it needs to be respected and regulated by the soul mates. Secondly, the second world they enter is the Nightshade universe, a place you will not want to vacation in.
Q: Tarsea immediately recognized Alex as his soul mate, but Starc does not. Why did you write it in that manner?
A: Each relationship is different, as is each character. Starc's first scene in the book has him waking up, thankfully the nameless woman he had sex with had the good sense to leave while he slept. He feels betrayed by his past love and believes he will never have a soul mate. Shirl is beautiful, so he is immediately attracted to her, but is so overwhelmed by his past, he cannot see what is right in front of him.
Q: Why did you separate the soul mates as soon as they realized the true nature of their relationship?
A: Again, I wanted to throw something different into the mix. Alex and Tarsea were barely separated from the very beginning and I wanted the relationship with Shirl and Starc to be different. It also allowed another character with psychic abilities to manipulate the soul mate link, without Starc interfering.
Q: Are you going to spin off all your other worlds into another series?
A: Nightshade got so much praise, I knew I had to spin off that world. At this point, that is all I am planning. I have a third series percolating in my mind, but it will not be a crossover series. The crossover present between Worlds Apart (books two and three) and Nightshade Saga's first book was a challenge.
Q: Why did you introduce a brother, as oppose to a cousin, for Shirl to interact with?
A: Cianan was created to show how Shirl's entry into familial relationships was so different from Alex's. Alexandra's aunt and cousins love her unconditionally, there is the question that is raised several times in the series what these ladies would do if anything happened to Alex. On the other hand, Shirl is immediately snubbed when she meets her brother. He has the secret to why her parents actually left the Troyk universe with Benko Jarlyn.
Q: Why did you create these specific worlds in the book?
A: In 'The Chameleon Soul Mate' I introduced the Giant Larma Beast. It was only natural to have Shirl go to the world where this animal originated. The third world I created was a means to present enough danger to Shirl, she would use the true extent of her telepathic abilities.
I will update the Q&A over time, as readers ask questions about my books through Amazon or my website.
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