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"This book is excellent, but its two strongest points are the characters and author's ability to weave a thriller that never slows down. As I read the book, I had no trouble imagining the characters and their behaviors as well as body language. They simply came to life." - Mike, VINE VOICE 
 
"I really enjoyed the story even though it was a bit more paranormal than I was expecting. Based on this book I ended up buying the first book in the 'Forged Bloodlines' series." - K. Rowley, Top 1000 Reviewer VINE VOICE
 
"I enjoyed this book from the very start and couldn't put it down, I was hooked. This book was filled with suspense, murder, and creepy ghost children, as well as amazing characters that you can't help but like and relate to on a personal level." - Stephenee, Nerd Girl Official

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Feedback is Love! If you enjoyed this book, please leave a review today!

I've just published my 28th book, Carter, which takes place in the Forged Bloodlines vampire universe. I'm currently working on Forget Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #11).

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  • File Size: 1548 KB
  • Print Length: 268 pages
  • Publication Date: July 7, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BQYFVS
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I am a writer, wife, and mother of two currently living in the Pacific Northwest. I am a complete TV addict (have to have it on at all times, even when I'm writing). I also enjoy online RPG's, singing, reading, cooking... lots more I can't think of at the moment.

The supernatural has long been my favorite to write and read. Werewolves, vampires, witchcraft, ghosts, things that go bump in the night; these are a few of my favorite things to write about. Not sparkly beings with phenomenal cosmic power that are always the smartest, bravest, prettiest Mary Sue to walk the planet, but real people who just happen to have this little quirk...

I've just published my 28th book, Carter, which takes place in the Forged Bloodlines vampire universe. I'm currently working on Forget Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #11).

For more information on my current writing exploits, please visit my website at http://www.lisaolsen.net.

Here is a complete list of my books:

Forged Bloodlines Series
Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down
Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down
Find Me When the Sun Goes Down
Miss Me When the Sun Goes Down
Follow Me When the Sun Goes Down
Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down
Release Me When the Sun Goes Down
Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down
Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down
Kiss Me When the Sun Goes Down
Carter
Forget Me When the Sun Goes Down (announced)

The Fallen Series
Angel of Mercy
Mercy for the Wicked
Mercy for the Damned
Child of Mercy
Mercy for the Fallen.

The Company Series
The Company of Shadows
The Company of Darkness
The Company of Lies
The Company of Death

Nick Gibson Novels:
Pretty Witches All in a Row
Kiss the Witch Goodbye

The Wolves of Cutter's Folly:
Moonsong
Scarlett Moon
Chase the Moon (announced)

Nine Steps to Sara
The Touch
Kindle Worlds: The Vampire Diaries: Tabula Rasa
Kindle Worlds: The Vampire Diaries: Dark Side of the Moon

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"The Touch" is a paranormal thriller set in modern times in Santa Cruz, California. In the beginning, we are introduced to Alexandra "Lexi" Morgan. She is an artist, living in an old Victorian house with two friends, Paul and Maddie. What sets her aside from everyone else is the gloves she wears at all times. When she touches an object, her mind is flooded with images of people have have previously handled it. At times, when the item is deeply personal, she can get far more intimate thoughts the person had.

When Lexi's sister, Allison "Allie" Travers tells her that her husband has disappeared, things start getting intense and never stop. Lexi and Neil never got along. Matter of fact, she couldn't stand her brother-in-law, especially since he limited her contact with her 10 year old niece, Chloe. She decides to be a good sister and support Allie.

Enter Detective Gabriel Ryan. Having dated Allie briefly in High School, he decides to stop in to take the missing persons report. His connection with Lexi, however, is unexpected and virtually instantaneous. During the course of the investigation, Chloe subsequently disappears.

So what's happening? What happened to Neil? What is the secret of his affair with his coworker? Did he run off and take Chloe with him? Maybe, until Lexi's "touch" unleashes discoveries that fly in the face of everything anybody believes.

This book is excellent, but it's two strongest points are the characters and author's ability to weave a thriller that never slows down. Lexi is a very in-depth character and is about as realistic as they come. Not to say the others weren't, because they definitely are (I actually liked the obnoxious detective Cooper).
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There wasn't anything I disliked about this book. Ms. Olsen's talent for telling this story from page one hooked me right away. Her main character, Lexi, is quirky and self-confidant but also vulnerable and shows insecurities with intimacy. Something we all struggle with at times.

Alli is Lexi's sister, prim and proper. She lives in denial over her husband, Neil's, cheating ways. To the outside world, everything looks rosy. However, the story opens with Alli's husband missing.

Chloe is Lexi's niece. Sometime after Neil's disappearance, she confides in her aunt about ghosts in her house and her mother's strange behavior. Not long after her dad's disappearance, she goes missing, too.

Gabriel is the detective assigned to the case, an old boyfriend to Alli from high school. Out of curiosity, he takes a quick liking to Lexi despite her qift and purple-streaked hair. The relationship between the two are good chemistry-a tug of war- even though there's a crime to solve.

Paul is one of Lexi's housemates. He's got the hots for her, too, and has known her a lot longer than Gabriel. The chemistry's not so bad here either. It keeps you wondering who she will end up with in the end.

There are other characters to add to this intoxicating brew but I'll let you find out for yourselves. More than likely, Ms. Olsen will have you wondering about Alli's strange behavior and what do the ghost have to do with anything. Even the house gives you a deep-down-creepy feeling.
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This book was great! It had a wonderful blend of Supernatural, mystery and romance. the ghost children were creepy but not over the top, and the ending was unexpected, but in a great way. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, I couldn't put it down. Over all this book was great, I really enjoyed reading, and I can't wait for the author to release her next one. :o)
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This plot was light & fluffy but had some good parts. All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend a lazy aftenoon. There were quite a few eyeball roll moments. For instance:

SPOILER ALERT: What mother would have a sleepover with her sister, paint toenails, eat junk food & watch movies when her child is missing and her husband had just been killed?
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I really loved this novel by Lisa Olsen. It was the first of her novels that I read and it drew me in immediately. Lisa's writing flows expertly without sacrificing the storyline. Although I haven't read a novel in this genre since my twenties (a few years ago, really), finding Lisa's novel has reignited my love for the genre.

Lexi has a gift. Or a curse, depending on how you look at it. And when her brother-in-law disappears, she uses that gift, as well as a budding relationship with the detective working the case, to narrow down his whereabouts. When her niece goes missing, Lexi not only feels a little more pressure to solve the crime, but we, as the audience, know that it is a matter of life and death for this innocent young girl.

Lexi's gift opens the door to another world, so to speak, but in a fashion that reminds me of the very first Mary Higgins Clark (for their suspense and mystery elements) and Dean Koontz (for their real-world-explanation horror characteristics) novels that ignited my love of reading in the first place.

There is romance, suspense, mystery and horror in this novel, not to mention that "edge of your seat" anticipation for the next chapter, the next clue, the next "chance encounter," and, ultimately, the solution that nicely tidies up the crimes laid out in the story.

I'm now a Lisa Olsen fan and suggest you become one too. Regardless of what you're looking for, if a great story is what you're after, you will not be disappointed with The Touch.
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