(The Chameleon Effect #3)
Publication date: October 15th 2019
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Connell Kurēn doesn’t love being a paparazzo…
He’s a member of the most scorned profession in Hollywood, but he’s good at it, and a hard-ass to boot.
He might also be called an ambulance chaser, though not for the disreputable reason he chases celebrities. Connell has the ability to heal, and at the sound of a siren, he is drawn to those in need.
Life is just fine until his pushy paparazzi nature almost gets someone killed.
Rowan Bren suffers post-traumatic stress and a permanent headache following a near-death experience at the hands of her mortal enemy. After months, she still isn’t right, but she won’t be held back from seeking her bond mate, Con, any longer.
She travels to Los Angeles motivated to help her friend, Idris, with his brilliant plan to locate their missing people. But Rowan’s top priority in the City of Angels is to find Con. She doesn’t know where he lives, but she’s not worried, because her crystal will lead her straight to him.
When she trips into his world, she finds a man so different from the person she expects, she fears he might not be Con at all. That he might be possessed by an evil force like the one that almost killed her.
Siren Song is the third novel of the Chameleon Effect series.
As we walk and talk about the artwork around us, I catch her gentle smiles, the toss of her head as she looks at me over a shoulder, her fingers touching a corrugated steel surface or sliding across a set of tubular bells, her embarrassment and laughter as they return a clamorous and dissonant tune.
Then I see the perfect picture. “Stop, right there.”
She freezes. “What?” Her eyes shift side to side.
We’ve reached the center of the park marked by a circular fountain.
A copper statue of a woman stands at its center, arms outstretched, waves of hair, similar in color to Rowan’s, falling from her head. An angel. The statue’s wings flow in ever-moving scrolls of water into the pool below.
“Take a half turn to your left.” Yeah, a posed shot. So what?
I get down low, so I can catch her profile backlit by the light shining up through falling water. The angel statue looks down upon her, as if X marks the spot and Rowan is standing right on it.
After a few test pictures, I tweak the flash, lowering it to half power, and take a few more. I chimp my shots, which could be better, then snap a couple more.
She looks gorgeous with the curtain of light separating her from the darkness of the night. The statue looks celestial behind her but is still a part of the background. The girl standing forefront traps the eye and holds it prisoner.
One more adjustment.
Setting my camera down, I step forward to dislodge a curl caught in the top button of her coat. Releasing it with unsteady fingers, I look up to find her eyes on mine, her lips parted just enough to show their fullness.
A perfect image I’ll never capture because I’m too caught up in the moment to photograph it.
Alex Hayes wrote her first fiction story when she was twelve. Inspired by her mother’s storytelling, she began work on her first novel, Ice Cracks, at eighteen.
She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. In her twenties, she moved from Marin County, California to Boston, Massachusetts, where she built a career as an IT professional in database engineering. In 2004, she self-published Ice Cracks, which became a semi-finalist in the 2005 IPPY Awards.
Alex splits her time between Grand Junction, Colorado and Guanajuato, Mexico. When she isn’t writing, she’s helping her partner, Lee, renovate a 450 year old hacienda. She is mother to one beautiful daughter and many wonderful cats.
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