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Mar 26, 2014

Cover Reveal - The Mindshifter by Elle Boca

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Unelmoija: The Mindshifter by Elle Boca
Unelmoija Weeia Book Two

As college friends Amy, Krissa and Lilly head to South Beach for a girls weekend, they have no idea of the evil that lurks in plain sight.

When Lilly goes missing, Amy and Krissa discover they're the only ones that might be able to save her by using Amy's superhuman abilities. They pick up Lilly's trail only to be swept up in a life and death conflict larger and darker than they imagined.

An unexpected encounter turns the stakes in their favor briefly before they find out the daunting odds they face to find and rescue Lilly before slavers sell her and she disappears. To make matters worse, Amy may have broken the Weeia's highest law and used her abilities in front of humans.

Amy's courage is put to the test. The Weeia, others like her who live extra long lives and have superhuman abilities, will not get involved in human affairs, even to save lives. Will her new found allies, human and Weeia, help her? What of Duncan, her love interest? What will become of Amy if she's captured? Who is the half demented man torn between killing and hugging her? She must rely on herself and others to save her friend and escape.

Excerpt & More

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Content/Theme(s): Superhumans, Enhanced Humans
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Publisher: Poyeen Publishing


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Lilly had no idea we were unlike her. She was blissful in her ignorance of these issues. I wanted to forget my Weeia training duties and university studies if only for the weekend. I thought it wasn't too much to ask.

Our plan was simple. Mornings we were on our own to sleep in, walk around, whatever. We would spend the afternoon together sunning our pale bodies and showing off our brand new bikinis on the most popular stretch of beach. Lilly and Krissa were thrilled about the beach time. I preferred a quiet uncrowded beach. The attempt on my life had been on the beach in SoBe so that part was less of a draw for me although they didn't know that. I thought it would be good for me to return to the scene of the crime to shake off the dark memories and make new better ones.

My friends thrill had been rubbing off on me and I was starting to look forward to some sand and swimming among the tanned masses that claimed a small piece of the popular turf for their own each weekend. At night, we would discover the crowded streets and nightclubs to people watch and maybe even dance if we felt bold.

Seemingly the knocking had been my imagination, or the person had realized it was too early for civilized people to be awake. I rolled over and snuggled into the covers with lazy thoughts of sun and fun drifting through my mind.

Knock, knock, knock. This time it was sharp, insistent. Lilly had a key. We were supposed to have the morning free. Who could be at the door?

Resigned to my new fate I got up and wrapped myself in the hotel's plush rainbow cotton bathrobe. It matched the rainbow design of the room curtains, bedcover and throw pillows. Lucky for me I wasn't hung over or the colorful décor might have been difficult to stomach in the bright glare of the Florida sun breaching through the large windows.

I opened the door to my hotel room after recognizing Krissa's face through the peephole wondering why she looked stressed. What was up? I wondered. She could've just called from her room. For a moment when I first saw Krissa I thought she might be bringing me a surprise. That thought dissipated as soon as I let her in. That was not how I had envisioned our girls' weekend getaway to celebrate the end of our first semester. She looked around as if searching for something then settled her gaze on me.

"Where's Lilly?" My friend's light tone of voice belied the worry reflected on her face.

"I thought she was with you. I haven't seen her since last night." We had two small rooms for the three of us. That was all that was available if we wanted to stay in the same hotel. We liked the hotel, the location and the price. We figured out a way to make it work. Lilly, the easiest to get along with among the three of us, would spend one night in each room. We'd spent the savings on dinner the previous night. We had left it up to her to decide whose room to share the first night. Since she hadn't come by mine the previous night I assumed she was with Krissa who must've assumed the same.

"I thought you were together." Although she didn't say it out loud, there was a veiled accusation.

"After the drive down and pigging out at dinner I was tired and ready to head back. She said she wanted to stay, called me a wuss. When I left, five minutes after you did, she was on the dance floor."

"I thought she had spent the night with you. Did you try calling her cell phone?" Krissa nodded, concern creasing her features.

"I called her about half an hour ago after her tablet alarm woke me. Today is her father's birthday and Lilly always calls him at dawn to wish him a happy birthday. It's something she's been doing since she was six. She wouldn't have forgotten or overslept. It's a big deal. You know how she is." Krissa rolled her eyes upward. Yeah, I knew how Lilly was alright. If I was a planner Lilly was a super planner. It was an unexpected side of her. Given her like of what I thought of as fluffy, I had assumed before seeing her in planning mode that she would be flighty and a procrastinator. She wasn't. She had made time during finals to put together our getaway. She found the hotel and read up on the tourist highlights and hot spots in town. By the time we got in the car all the big picture stuff was sorted and booked. She had come up with the idea of free mornings so each of us had our own space if we wanted it.

"You're right. It wouldn't be like her to forget." I didn't think she would hook up with a guy just like that. Would she? "Do you think she would spend the night out with some guy she just met?"

"Hard to say. She's more of a free spirit that way."

"Would she stay out all night without calling or telling us where she is or when she's coming back? You know her better than I do. Does that seem like Lilly to you?"

"No." Krissa was quiet for a moment before going on. "She's not the most considerate person, you know. She likes to be spontaneous. One time we had plans on a Friday night. At the last minute a guy asker her out and she dumped me by text. The next day we discussed friendship terms. I told her last minute dumps in favor or guys are no-nos. She knows I don't like to wait, and a no-show is a big deal. She's gotten used to calling when she can't make it."

Krissa kept talking, nervous. "Now that I know she didn't spend the night with you I'm worried. It's not like her not to call." I wasn't going to add that I didn't think she would have spent the night out at all or speculate on where that might have been. Krissa was worked up enough without me adding to her worry, and I didn't know if it was true. "I tried Lilly's number and got her voicemail every time. I called you too. Your room number rang busy and your cell phone went straight to voicemail." As she looked at me as if to say “what the...” I remembered I had left my cell phone charger in the car and hadn't wanted to bother Krissa for the keys the previous night when I realized it in case she was on one of her marathon calls with her boyfriend.

"You said you were going to call Charlie when you got back to the hotel. I didn't want to interrupt you. I figured I could charge it while we had breakfast this morning." She crossed the room and examined the hotel phone on the night table.

"No wonder it rings busy. It's off the cradle."

"I haven't touched it since we arrived. Maybe the cleaning lady bumped it or the last guest wanted to sleep in." I would've been out of reach if Lilly called me last night. She could've called Krissa or left a voicemail. I decided I'd check messages when I charged my phone. There was no point in bringing up the possibility of a message and getting Krissa more upset at that point.

"What do we do now?" Krissa sounded unsure. She was normally a self confident person. She was the one that often took charge and presented options for us to choose. That she was asking rather than telling was a sign of how worried she was about Lilly.

"Let's think this through. If we give her time she might show up and everything could be fine. Maybe she made a mistake. If we call her parents they're going to freak out, fly down here and alert the police. There's no turning back from that." I left out the part about how if she was in trouble or dead it might not make any difference what we did.

"We have to do something." Krissa had started pacing across the room and it was distracting me.

"Give me a few minutes?"

Krissa nodded. I appreciated that she didn't ask why or what I was going to do with the time. "I'll go get your cell phone charger. While I'm at it I can pick up coffee for me. I saw a fresh juice place around the corner from the hotel yesterday. Want a smoothie?"

"That would be perfect, thanks." I handed her a ten dollar bill as she headed out.

As soon as she left I sat down and made myself relax. Minutes later I was meditating. Some Weeia like me have superhuman abilities. Many don't. There are Weeia who can identify a spice in a recipe or the year and grape varietal in a wine. A few see more colors than the average person and some can distinguish the distance and location as well as the source of sounds. Other still can affect someone's emotions, move things with their mind, travel without their body, or self heal; a powerful few can even control or kill humans and Weeia. We pass as humans because our DNA is almost identical. Except for a few hard to find characteristics we are in most ways like humans with special abilities and long lives.

My ability is rare even among the Weeia. I'm able to dreamshift, make things happen in my dreams that also happen in real life. In the past, I was able to locate a friend through my dreams while I was in Miami and he was in Seattle. I communicated with him while in my dreamshifting state to ask him to travel down to where I was and let him know my location. I was hoping I would be able to find Lilly in the same way.
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Other titles by Elle Boca:
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