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There is also a subgenre of paranormal romances.
I don't think there is any hard or fast rule. Let's see what you've got.
I hope to get through this one this month as I have a busy month ahead and I may get sidetracked. I'm sure I will finish it at some point but it may be late.
It's the early 1970s. Amy is only 8 years old when she (mostly) sees her father kill her mother with a hammer. She was locked in a closet at the time, and she tried – with her mind – to stop him. From here on, when Amy gets upset, she feels a cold and is able to control other people with her mind. Her uncle, who is in a mental institution, sees things through other people and knows what's happened. One of the police officers who saved Amy from the closet decides to take her in as a foster child. His daughter, Greta, loves having Amy around, but teenager, Paulie, HATES Amy and will do anything to get rid of her.
I have had this over 25 years and never read it until now. There is an inscription from a couple of friends from high school and it took me this long to read it! It's a good thing I still “like” horror novels, because it was really good (though quite horrifying). There is a lot of violence, though, so beware.
The story is about Eric Shaw who goes to West Baden Indiana to gather family history information for a film he was hired to make by Alyssa Bradford. The only family information she gives him is a bottle of water labeled Pluto. Once in West Baden, Eric gets curious about the water and tries it. Later he has visions of the past which include Alyssa's husband's grandfather. Eric learns from some of the locals that the grandfather was bad and evil and may have killed someone. Eric tries to figure out what the story is amidst stronger and more frequent visions.
This was an entertaining and suspenseful story about visions, spirits and magic powers of mineral water from the natural springs in West Baden. Being paranormal, it wasn't believable to me but still a fun read.
In the 6th book in the series, Anita finds out someone is trying to have her killed. She is still caught up in a triangle with vampire Jean-Claude, and werewolf Richard.
Mostly, I liked this one, but I definitely did not like the ending. I still don't like Jean-Claude. I also mostly like the audios of these books, as there are some good sound effects, but I do wonder if it's the narrator's voice for J-C that has me disliking him so much (I'm not sure of that, though). I know that, at least closer to the start of the book, it was easy for me to tune out during scenes with J-C. I am wondering, though, if the next book is where the series starts to go wrong. Not sure if I'll continue on or not.