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Veiled Eyes (Lake People Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

C.L. Bevill
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Book Description

A vivid waking dream of giant cypress trees dripping with Spanish moss haunts Anna St. Thais. The trees sit on a black lake that resembles a dark Louisiana bayou with an evocative aura. The dream includes the presence of a man who seems to know Anna all too well and a group of people with strange telepathic powers, sometimes called veiled eyes. An orphan from Texas, she is on her way east to help out a friend when she encounters two terrifying things. Psychically, she begins to see and hear things through the eyes of an unknown individual, a man who knows more about her than she ever would have imagined. The second thing is that she has been kidnapped by a sociopathic trucker intent on making her his latest victim. When she is rescued by Gabriel Bergeron, a member of the elusive Lake People in Northwestern Louisiana, Anna doesn’t realize that he is her psychic counterpart and she has been inexplicably pulled to the area. She shares their strange colored gold eyes and their distinctive mental powers. They are a reclusive lot and know that Anna is one of them, but has been isolated by unknown circumstances. She is drawn into their incomparable world, something between that of the Creoles and Cajuns, and much in addition to those. There Anna finds a romantic link with Gabriel and the spine-tingling fear of not knowing who to trust. Her return has disturbed the inner workings of the group and threatens to expose secrets long concealed in the murky Louisiana bayous. There are secrets to be divulged about her past and why she was spirited away as an infant. Anna isn’t safe until she discovers the answers she so desperately requires.

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  • File Size: 1020 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042P5DA6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,696 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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122 of 126 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't judge this book by the boring cover June 21, 2011
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This book has intriguing characters, is well-written, and has a great mystery with a paranormal feel to it. Based on the boring, amateurish looking cover, I almost didn't get this book even though it was free at the time I downloaded it. Even now the plain black cover turns me off and somehow upsets me. But I had nothing else to read so I took a chance and found it surprisingly hard to put down. I loved the characters and their community. The romance between the main female and male characters was sweet (no erotic sex scenes). Both leading characters were strong and independent. And the mystery made it hard for me to stop reading until it was resolved. I also really liked the descriptions of superstitions at the start of every chapter.

I would likely buy the next book if this became a series. However, with so many books from not so well-known independent writers to choose from, the author really needs to improve the cover on her books and make it look more professional so readers like me would be less likely to pass up her books at first glance.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suprisingly Great June 23, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept me searching for more through the entire book, and it didn't disappoint. I've read a few of this authors books before, and liked them ok, so I thought I would read this one. The others were ok, but this one was really great. I didn't put it down until I finished it.
The characters, plot, and the mystery involved wasn't easily figured out, which I loved. I hate books when I can basically describe the whole thing after reading just the first few pages. This one had some suprising twists and turns all the way to the end.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An author to watch June 22, 2011
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2nd book I've read from this author and she is definitely an author to watch. Good writing. Good plot. Characters you can enjoy. Nice read that catches you early on and holds you.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Better Than Fantastic Read September 3, 2011
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You know you've picked a good book when, after reading for only 20 minutes, the hair is standing up on your arms. And you just know by then that it's going to get better and better - which means scarier and scarier. Then, you think, Can my heart take it? I have to work tomorrow... That's what you get when you read this book ... mystery, horror, paranormal, adventure... well, you get the picture, everything; and mostly all at once! I read for a living so I don't spend a lot of time with my "for-fun reading" if it's not compelling and thrilling. This one fits the bill. You'll never feel the same about Barbie dolls - and a million other things. (Special advice: Best not to read this when alone and try not to be too suspicious of people you casually meet just because you've been exposed to this book. Well... maybe you should be. And go look into your mirror right now to see what color your eyes are!) ~Dinah Roseberry
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why is this author FREE?? January 24, 2012
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This is the first ... but not last ...of Ms. Bevill's books that I've read ... and I'm still trying to understand why she is being given away. I understand about INTRODUCING an author at a free or .99 rate ... but why all of hers? She is a fabulous writer! Her written illustration of Cajun life and patterns, her description of the cypress-filled bayous ... is wonderful, including the mystery that often surrounds their lives. She keeps you on the edge of your seat with the fast-paced, life threatening missteps of her heroine; she has you yearning for the telepathic closeness between Anna and Gabriel in particular ... and with the community as a whole. I've paid a lot more for less gifted authors and have to agree with her website ... editors and publishers are missing the boat. I sincerely hope their blindness ... or closed minds? ... don't last forever. She deserves much more recognition that she is receiving.

If you are a fan of the paranormal, mystery ... even romance ...I do not think you will be disappointed in the LEAST with this volume. And you will be fed a VERY satisfying helping of Cajun as well!

Bon Appetit!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly surprised September 28, 2011
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The Title didn't do much for me, so even though I got it for free, I didn't read it right away. Turns out, it was hard to put down. A little romance, a little supernatural, a whole lot of suspense. Anna is homeless, carless, mugged of her last dime and hoping to hitch a ride. And things just go downhill from there for her. When she reaches what she thinks is safety, well she is wrong.
It was well written, good editing makes for a more enjoyable read. I would like to see more of this author.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Veiled Eyes.....wish mine would have been August 25, 2012
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I couldn't finish this one, stopped at 38%. I'm not sure what was the least appealing, the story or the writing. Here's an example:

His shin pounded like the devil had come up from the Gulf for a bit of crawdaddy gumbo and to play the steel drums until he got what he wanted.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good story January 9, 2013
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I spent most of my adult life in Louisiana. So many of these scenes seemed so familiar and the people are so true to life it was just a very good read, made me feel like I was back "home". I really like this story, it was full of suspense, humor, mystery and the ever present romantic interest. Not over done at all, but the love that calls between Gabriel and Anna is just so sweet. The "language" of the Bayou people is quite real, the author obviously did her home work! Well done Ms. Bevill.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning
I love the connection and and the suspense! Keep writing!
I was blindsided by the ending, it was not what I was expecting.
Published 9 days ago by PCN
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book. Covers two of my favorite topics, the paranormal and Louisiana.
Published 14 days ago by brenda evans griffin
5.0 out of 5 stars A new kind of urban fantasy
Or perhaps an old kind of tale. Either way Veiled Eyes is compelling, a set of mysteries nested in a thriller. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars and the item is great. Thank
Thank you for the quick shipment, and the item is great. Thank You
Published 1 month ago by Marilyn Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars louisiana fantasy love story
Being from louisiana, I read anything about it. It was a good yarn, with lots of fantasy aspects. Not believable, but not supposed to be. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars what a great story
I downloaded this book for free from amazon prime. I wasn't expecting much since it was a free book. I must admit i was pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ted S
5.0 out of 5 stars Good storyline but needs a part 2
Loved this book. Its filled with suspense and the paranormal and the romance between the main characters was sweet. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Papillon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
nice read.
Published 2 months ago by zora102008
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
This one is a definite must have. It keeps you guessing up until the end. I loved that the character could talk to each other in their mind and that they could feel each others... Read more
Published 3 months ago by MARY ANN HOLLMAN
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved the book.
So glad that I found the Bubba Series and this author. Read all of them in a matter of days. Wasn't sure I would like this book but finished it in one day. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kathy
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