Author: C.L. Clark
Series: New Sight #1
This is the first book in the New Sight Series - paranormal series about a young woman whose eyes are opened to the hidden world around her and her compulsion to help the dead seek answers and justice.
Imaginatively entertaining with light humor and a quickening pace, C. L. Clark’s interesting new twist on paranormal fantasy is a book series that readers will not want to pass up.
“Cas! Look at me!” That’s Allie. She’s trying to get my attention from the side of the pool. She sounds stressed. She should slip into the water, too. I try to tell her that the water’s fine, which makes me smile. Isn’t that what everyone always says? Come on in, the water’s fine! Except, my mouth won’t work and when I try to make a sound I gurgle on something thick and coppery.
“Come on, Cas. Over here!” Allie calls to me again, more urgent but somehow more gentle, too.
I move my head again, as slow and careful as I can this time because something is starting to hurt and it’s trying to take my peace away. I turn my eyes toward where I’m sure she’s standing. She’s there on the side watching me with her concerned eyes. No, not concerned, more like intense. She always has an intense stare. She can’t help it, she’s a cat.
“That is right, Cas, watch me,” Allie says in her soothing way, except she can’t really talk. It’s actually her voice in my head. I’m not some crazy cat lady or anything, I promise. I can tell that she’s nervous because she keeps moving her front paws like she’s impatient and wants to run. “Now try to make your way over here, okay?”
Doing my best to not focus on anything but her, I move my left hand a bit and try to move my feet without dunking my face under the water and drowning myself. That’s no easy task, trust me. I have to fight the urge to just stay and relax in the water. The effort it takes to get to the side of the pool seems like more than I can handle, but I have to focus because I know Allie hates me being in the water. It’s not the water exactly that bothers her so much. I know that, but for some reason I can’t quite remember why that is.
Just as I think to ask her, I notice that her eyes change and she starts hissing at me. That’s confusing me because she never hisses at me. Then I feel something brush my leg in the water and I all of a sudden remember that it’s what’s in the water that Allie hates.
C. L. Clark has been a lifetime resident of the Twilight Zone – seeing every day occurrences and banal objects through slightly skewed, dark, and creepy glasses. The question usually on her mind is “What if?” followed by any number of strange ideas which quickly become stories that must be shared.
When asked about where her story ideas come from, she usually smiles mischievously and remarks, “My fingers have a mind of their own.” Often found peeking under rocks, wandering through graveyards, and poking her nose into abandoned haunted houses, she has a particular love for black cats, breaking mirrors, and running with scissors.