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ISBN# 1-59998-81-9
August 2006
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Price$ 4.50
227 Pages
Rating: 4 Cups

Julie Rose, Federal Agent, sets out to look into some bizarre murders that lead her to the Rayne of Love Traveling Ministry and Revival, and a whole lot more.

Nicodemus, a minor conman, has bettered himself by turning his life to do God’s work. He claims to talk to the dead.

Julie jumps at the chance to go undercover; to investigate a traveling ministry assignment after the faithful flock is preyed upon. She considers it a good opportunity to get away from D.C. and leave behind some painful memories. Once she starts probing underneath the huge white tent, it gives her new insight to many things. Nicodemus is a cold reader who finds Julia intriguing and sets out to unlock her innermost secrets. Julia has to concentrate on the task at hand but Nicodemus stirs sensations in her head that she wishes would go away. Nicodemus feels something for Julia that is hard to explain. He knows she is troubled about something but until she unlocks her feelings and trust him, he cannot help. Time is slowly running out, not only for Julia to find the killer, but also for her to follow her heart.

Rayne of Love is loaded in interesting characters, a great plot, twists, and turns that keep the reader on the edge of the seat. The whole setting with the ministry, not to mention everyone involved, makes this one engaging read. Julia is a strong refreshing character, not afraid to show her vulnerable side, and the dialogue she and Nicodemus share is a huge plus. Pepper Espinoza pens a well-written dynamic tale. I liked the way she incorporates secondary characters and their ailments, while layering their many emotions throughout the pages. She creates a believable story that I really enjoyed.

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