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Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Chariss K. Walker
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Book Description

Kaleidoscope is the first book in The Vision Chronicles series, a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary thriller. It introduces Mike Lewis during the first eight weeks. At 44 years of age, Mike has seen a lot. He's traveled the world and experienced much that life has to offer, but he has a problem and wants a solution. In fact, he's determined to find one. After fifteen years of denial, Mike’s had enough. The secret has taken a toll on his personal life. He wants change and reaches out to Dr. Nelson Fitch, an old college friend. During the therapy appointment, Mike shares his closely guarded secret revealing that he sees horrifying distant events of the future through a kaleidoscope every time he closes his eyes. Nelson teaches Mike to become the passive observer of the frightening visions. When Mike stops fighting this ability, it changes and evolves with his acceptance. As soon as the secret is out, however, Mike meets Casey, a beautiful socialite. He soon realizes that someone is after him; determined to learn about his ability. He discovers that his home is bugged and his computers are tracked. Then, the real chaos begins as those ‘watching’ take a more aggressive approach. In their attempts to abduct him, people begin to die. The kaleidoscope images have begun to mend and now warn Mike of his own impending dangerous situations. Mike wants to know who’s behind the recent chaos in his life, but the further he digs to uncover the culprits, the stranger things get. He finally realizes that the best he can do is to learn to protect himself, fight as long as he can, and then run.
Each book covers approximately eight weeks and, read in order, they hinge on each other and do not stand alone. Filled with honest self-reflection, intimacy and tender moments that can bring a tear or a nod of understanding, along with heart-pounding moments of abduction, imprisonment, and near-death experiences, this series is psychological as well as spiritual while Mike uses his mystic ability selflessly to help his family and friends.


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  • File Size: 834 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Create Space (February 22, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ILWALJE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Author Award winning author, Chariss K Walker lives in Amarillo, Texas and has studied religion and metaphysics extensively for many years through seminars, e-courses, home-study courses, self-help books, and earning educational degrees (Bachelors of Metaphysical Sciences and Masters of Divinity). In her words, her real qualifications are what matter more: life experiences, true insight, and helping others. Chariss was designated Ordained Minister. In 2000 and completed the highest degree attainable as Reiki Master/Teacher in 2001. She has helped many with self-assisted healing, meditation, prayer, balancing and opening energy channels, and self-realization and now uses her writings to teach the metaphysical and esoteric concepts she has studied for over thirty years to assist those wanting more from life. She has authored non-fiction books on spiritual growth and searching for the spiritual path. She has also written THE VISION CHRONICLES of which KALEIDOSCOPE is the first installment. According to Walker, `Kaleidoscope (The Vision Chronicles, Book 1) began with a dream. I dreamt that I was viewing an actual 'scene' through a kaleidoscope rather than the pretty colored glass. That one dream evolved into an eight book series. I drew on many experiences from my own past and stories I'd heard growing up in the Mississippi Delta, an area that stretches from Memphis to Vicksburg.'

At age 30 Michael James Lewis (aka `Dr Mike') is a geophysicist assigned to a survey team in Cairo where Mike meets an Egyptian man named Adom who informs Mike he has a gift - a frightening ability to see the future whenever he closed his eyes - the view with his eyes closed was that of a kaleidoscope. `At first, the images were blurry and unclear. Mike wasn't sure what he was seeing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good psychological suspense novel October 15, 2014
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For some people who want to jump into a fast-paced suspense or action novel with little to no understanding of the main character or what drives him, Kaleidoscope may not be the read for them. For me, however, it was wonderful.

The story of 44-year old protagonist Mike Lewis's discovery of a psychic ability he neither wants nor understands is a thought-provoking and suspense-filled psychological look into the mind of a man who has denied the existence of his visions since childhood. To his few friends, he has an enviable life with a job that pays well, allows him to fly around the world for work that he enjoys on more or less his own schedule, and as a handsome, fit man, he can pretty much have any woman he wants. Even Mike believes his life is pretty good, but he has become a creature of habit and something indefinable is missing. He has arranged his life so that he does not have to look at any of it too closely, until he meets Adom, an Egyptian who works for the same company. At a single touch by Adom, Mike's suppressed "sixth sense" kicks into overdrive and he begins seeing visions of things that come true whenever he closes his eyes, but he sees them as if he's looking at them through a kaleidoscope. Because of this, he cannot make sense out of them until after the event happens. The visions frighten him and he tries For years to ignore them, but over time the denial of his gift takes a toll on him. He can't sleep and goes to a psychiatrist friend for help. With his assistance, Mike begins to learn how to control his reaction to the visions and how to figure out what they mean.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What would it be like to have a paranormal ability? September 1, 2014
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I was offered this book for free by LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review. I found the story to be very different from anything I have read before and is just the kind of story I love. It revolves around Mike, an ordinary man who sees visions much like a kaleidoscope when he closes his eyes. The catch is that his visions always come true. Now, someone is after him for his gift.
To be honest, I found the first few pages hard to get into but I kept with it and was not disappointed. I think it is normal considering that this is the first book of an anticipated series. Once I got past a certain spot, I found myself staying up at night to finish the book. There are more questions than answers by the end of the book but considering this is a series it makes sense to leave it as a cliff hanger. I found the description of Mike's experiences and dilemmas very realistic and believable. The action and tension created as the novel went on added to my interest. The biggest accomplishment for me is the fact that the author made this very believable and not in the realm of science fiction.
In all, I found this book to be original and well written. I am very interesting in continuing the story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me engaged the whole time June 8, 2014
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We have all heard of a Kaleidoscope. That beautiful childhood toy that allows you to see a colorful combination when you look into it is a favorite memory of mine. What if that beautiful memory was turned into terrifying visions that clouded your mind every time you closed your eyes? That is what happens to Mike Lewis, the protagonist in Kaleidoscope by Chariss K. Walker, every time he closes his eyes. He has a gift for seeing the future, but it appears to him as terrifying pictures in a broken Kaleidoscope pattern. After hiding his gift for many years Mike decides it time to open up to someone. From that point on his life turns into chaos. Between the characters, the action, the paranormal activity and one heck of a cliff hanger, I can’t wait to read the next story in The Vision Chronicles.
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2.0 out of 5 stars It was okay
***Disclaimer - I received a free copy of this book from LibraryThing.com in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are strictly my own. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mom of 4
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL - FIVE STARS
A wonderful page turner written with exquisite style that wholly engages the reader. The author's style is captivating, bringing the world within the book's pages alive with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars This is an interesting read
I'm always interested in books that deal with psychic phenomenon, and this book did it well. The focus is more on who is interested in learning more about it, and how it can impact... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kathryn Magee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great suspense
Wow, what a cliffhanger! I can't wait to find out what Mike's future holds. Filled with suspense, Kaleidoscope keeps you anticipating what comes next. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dale B.
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this
I enjoyed reading this. The story line was interesting and kept me wanting more. Michael was a really likeable character, and I found myself on more than one occasion wishing I... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Miss K. Jenkins
3.0 out of 5 stars slow going read with little action and a lot of thought
Slow moving read. This read was not my cup of tea. Mike the main character is a geophysicist who is now aprox 45 years old and just now realizing he has the gift to see the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by April Reynolds
4.0 out of 5 stars paranormal abilities
I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I really enjoyed this book the more I got into it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jw
5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me on the edge of my seat
Kaleidoscope is the first book in the Vision Chronicles by Chariss K. Walker. It features Michael James Lewis, a geophysicist with a unique gift. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary
The Kaleidoscope is a real page turner full of excitement and intrigue as Mike's ability to see the future is not only disturbing but horrifying as it leads him into dangerous... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Marty L. Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I've always been drawn to stories that deal with extraordinary individuals, super powers and even psychic connections. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Chelsey McQuitty
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Award winning author, Chariss K Walker, M. Msc., writes fiction and nonfiction books with a metaphysical message. All of her books are sold worldwide in eBook, paperback, and many are in large print. Chariss lives in Amarillo, Texas.
Connect with Chariss on social media sites. She wants to hear from you. For a personal digital inscription for your eBook, visit AuthorGraph. She'll be happy to autograph your book.
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