Monday, June 17, 2013

GCR Presents Insight (Insight) by Jamie Magee Blog Tour Stop


Before that fateful summer night, Willow had balanced the insight of emotion, and the vivid images. That night, the figure in her nightmare marked her wrist with a star, giving her father no choice but to tell Willow a family secret that would abruptly change life, as she knew it, forever. Before Willow had time to absorb the shock of her father's secret, her soul mate that had shared every stunning dream with her, found her, and darkness captured her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. In the end, Willow discovers that at the moment of our birth we are all given a divine gift. 



Chapter Twelve

As we lay staring into each other’s eyes, sleep escaped us. I sighed and rolled onto

my back, staring up at the night sky. I could see the moon; it seemed to be growing fuller

by the moment. I reached my hand to my chest and let my fingers dance across the details

of my medallion. Landen rolled to his side and stared down at the sun and crescent moon.

I felt his confusion.

“Do you really think we lived before?” I asked him.

He looked from the medallion into my eyes. “I’ve never given credit to the myth of

living past lives before,” he whispered, “but I know I’ve seen you wear this before.” He

looked back to the sun and the moon.

“Are there any other myths about travelers?” I asked in a light-hearted tone, reaching

for his face to trace his perfect profile.

Landen smiled and looked back into my eyes. “Some believe that the gifted travelers

are the oldest souls bound by past lives,” he answered, tilting his head and smiling at me

as his eyes searched my face.

I smiled, realizing that if that were true, I’d always had Landen close to my soul. It

also meant that Libby, my father, and Rose had always been with me as well. I sighed,

feeling stronger. “Well, at least that means our families have always been with us,” I


I heard him laugh under his breath. “Right now, I don’t know if I’d see that as a

positive,” he said, trying to hold the sarcasm out of his tone.

I playfully glared at him.

“I didn’t mean it,” he said, wrapping his arm around my waist. “I just want to know

what we’re up against so I can protect you. It bothers me that my father doesn’t think I’ll

be able to handle it.”

“You’re wrong. I can almost guarantee you that your father thinks you can handle

anything. He has a strong pride that comes from him every time he looks at you,” I

promised Landen.

“Then why won’t he tell me?” he said, almost to himself.

“Maybe he’s the one that can’t handle it. If it makes you feel any better, I don’t think

my father or Livingston can either.”

“August will tell us,” Landen murmured looking deep in my eyes.

“Does your father realize that?” I asked.

“My grandfather has always played peacemaker between me and my father. He has a

way of making my father let go and me slow down – both at the same time.”

“Maybe that’s what our fathers are waiting on – the peacemaker,” I said with a sinful

grin as I my fingertips traced his firm chest.

“He should be home soon,” Landen said with a sigh as my lips teased his neck and

he pulled me closer.

“Do you think they lost the star when Justus and Livingston went to bring home

Adonia?” I asked, rolling to my side so I could get closer to him.

Landen nodded. “Livingston is the only one besides Justus that’s ever been inside the

Blakeshire Palace.”

“Why did Beth go with them? Why didn’t they take more travelers?” I asked as I

halted my hands and stared into his eyes.

“August told me just before I was born that the storms were so bad that travelers

would be gone for months at a time. Justus and Livingston were the only ones close

enough to go. Beth was from Esterious, so she went to help them find a new way in the


“I think it’s strange that no one knows where Beth and Adonia are,” I muttered as I

furrowed my brow.

“Marc and I do as well. Marc is convinced that Beth is locked in that palace and that

he needs to bring her home.” Unconsciously his arms flexed for an instant around my


“What do you think?” I whispered.

“I know that if I were Adonia and I lost my soul mate, I wouldn’t want to live

anymore, and if I were Beth, no palace would be able to hold me.”

“Are they as strong as you?”

“I’ve never met them, but I heard that both of them were amazing, strong willed, and


I felt my eyes growing heavy and smiled at Landen.

“So where shall we dream tonight?” I asked.

“Do you think we can choose?” Landen thought as he sat up with a rush of


“I think you choose. I’ve only ever gone to where you are,” I thought, pulling him

back down to my side.

Landen had beaten me to our dreams almost every time. The only time I’d ever been

first was the night we danced to the willow tree music box. He was focusing in a straight

stare. “What if we plan to go to a place – to see if we can control it?” he thought.


“Here sounds safe enough,” he thought as a grin spread across his face.

“If it works – then what?”

“Let’s just test it, see what we can do…we never even tried to communicate this


I smiled and closed my eyes, keeping my focus both on the room I was in and

Landen, refusing any other thoughts or fears. I felt myself begin to drift. It felt like only a

moment had passed before I opened my eyes again. My body lay sleeping on the bed

before me. Landen’s body was still; only his chest rose and fell. The scene was so surreal.

My first reaction was panic, and then I heard, “Can you hear me?”

He stood at my side, staring at our bodies as they lay sleeping. Not only could I hear

him, I could also feel his discomfort.

“I can feel you, too.”

Landen looked slowly at me, a sinful grin spread across his face; we were both

feeling control of this heart-racing gift we shared.

“Come on, I want to try something,” he said, holding my hand and leading us from

the beach house to the path that led to the string. Once there, we walked back through the

passage close to our home. Landen hesitated as he used his gift to tell him where

everyone was.

“My father is on his way to Jason’s house,” he thought.

“Where’s Livingston?”

“I can’t feel him anywhere close,” Landen thought, “can you?”

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About The Author:

Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business.

Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she’d never been, introduce her to people she’s never known.

Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

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