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Touched
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Touched
The Sense Thieves Novels, Book 1

A gifted young woman discovers her true power—and the danger that comes with it—in this "thrilling and chilling" first novel in the Sense Thieves series (RT Book Reviews, starred review).

You'd think being able to heal people with a touch would be a blessing. But to seventeen-year-old Remy O'Malley, it's more like a curse. Because every injury Remy heals becomes her own—the pain, the blood, and everything else. She lives in fear of the day she may mend a wound from which she can't recover. But she's more fearful of her ability being discovered.

Enter Asher Blackwell, a scarred eighteen-year-old with dangerous powers of his own. Asher seems to know more about Remy's abilities than she does—and maybe even more than he's letting on.

If she opens up to him, Remy might find out what it truly means to be a Healer. But she'll also reveal herself to an old and very determined enemy who is hunting for her. And if they catch her, they're not going to hurt her.

They're going to kill her.

This "taut page-turner" will have you cheering on a pair of unlikely heroes even as you wonder how they will ever survive (VOYA).

A gifted young woman discovers her true power—and the danger that comes with it—in this "thrilling and chilling" first novel in the Sense Thieves series (RT Book Reviews, starred review).

You'd think being able to heal people with a touch would be a blessing. But to seventeen-year-old Remy O'Malley, it's more like a curse. Because every injury Remy heals becomes her own—the pain, the blood, and everything else. She lives in fear of the day she may mend a wound from which she can't recover. But she's more fearful of her ability being discovered.

Enter Asher Blackwell, a scarred eighteen-year-old with dangerous powers of his own. Asher seems to know more about Remy's abilities than she does—and maybe even more than he's letting on.

If she opens up to him, Remy might find out what it truly means to be a Healer. But she'll also reveal herself to an old and very determined enemy who is hunting for her. And if they catch her, they're not going to hurt her.

They're going to kill her.

This "taut page-turner" will have you cheering on a pair of unlikely heroes even as you wonder how they will ever survive (VOYA).

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  • Corrine Jackson is a San Francisco transplant, having lived on both coasts from Southern California to New York City. For the last seven years, she has sharpened her marketing talents at Alcone Marketing, where she has won several industry awards. She has bachelor's and master's degrees in English, and is in her third year of Spalding University's MFA program. A recipient of a West Chester Poetry Conference scholarship, she is also the former Editor-in-Chief of two literary magazines, including Statement (CSU, Los Angeles) and Dash (CSU, Fullerton).

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  • Kirkus

    November 1, 2012
    A star-crossed romance highlights this series opener about a girl who has paranormal powers to heal and the boy who should be her enemy. Of course the two will fall in love but not before Remy's back story lays the groundwork. Remy lives with her mother and her abusive stepfather, Dean, until he finally beats Remy severely enough to send her to the hospital. There, she meets her real father, Ben, who takes her to live with his family in Maine. Remy has healing powers, although to conceal her abilities, she doesn't use them on herself. Finally finding a happy home life with Ben, she meets the devastatingly handsome, wealthy and mysterious Asher. It transpires that Asher is a Protector, a member of a paranormal group intent on killing all healers. Naturally, the two find themselves irresistibly attracted to each other. Like other Protectors, Asher has become immortal, a condition he regards as a curse, and lacks the senses of touch, smell or taste--both of which Remy may be able to cure. Jackson writes suspense skillfully, but the romance sections get a bit muddled due to the paranormal complexity that requires frequent expository dialogue. However, when a threat emerges toward the end of the book, the narrative springs to life again. Everything's prepared for the sequels. Good suspense, imaginative premise; perhaps a bit too much exposition. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)

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