Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Power to See by Jennifer Anne Davis

Could you share with us your idea of the perfect soundtrack for ‘The Power to See’ ?

Castle of Glass by Linkin Park
Demons by Imagine Dragons
Let Her Go by Passenger
Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray
Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia
Someone Like You by Adele
Pumped up Kicks by Foster The People
Out of Time by Stone Temple Pilots
Burn It Down by Linkin Park
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘The Power To See’ with us? 

Castle of Glass by Linkin Park
Demons by Imagine Dragons
Let Her Go by Passenger
Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray
Don’t You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia
Someone Like You by Adele
Pumped up Kicks by Foster The People
Out of Time by Stone Temple Pilots
Burn It Down by Linkin Park
Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

Book Info-
Title- The Power to See
By- Jennifer Anne Davis
Publication Date- October 24th, 2013  

At first glance, twenty-two-year-old Brianna’s life seems perfect. But she harbors a deadly secret—her father is the leader of a ruthless drug cartel. Brianna struggles to find her place in a world her father meticulously controls, and believes she is nothing but a pawn in her father’s deadly games.

After graduating from college with an enormous debt, Dominic finds himself lured by money and power into a job that appears too good to be true. He doesn’t realize he works for a drug cartel until he’s in too deep. Trying to keep his family safe, he takes a deal offered by Brianna’s father and agrees to marry Brianna while continuing to work for the cartel.

Brianna and Dominic must rely on one another as their lives become further entwined in the lethal drug world. When Dominic discovers a deadly secret, he begins to question everything and turns to Brianna for support. However, Brianna’s heart belongs to another man—an undercover DEA agent.

The DEA closes in on the drug cartel, forcing Brianna and Dominic to choose sides, igniting a battle between family loyalty, love, and survival. Brianna soon realizes that she may be the only person capable of bringing down her father’s empire—if she can find a way to outsmart the master manipulator, without losing herself, and her heart, in the process.


Book Trailer-


There was a soft knock on her door. Matt popped his head in, making her flush. As much as she fought against it, Brianna had to admit, Matt was hot. She hadn’t seen him since their dinner the other night. There was something different about him from other men she’d known. She liked that Matt was intelligent and highly sought after in the law field. Even though he was confident, he wasn’t cocky, and there was something gentle about him. She couldn’t put her finger on it, but she liked that he seemed interested in getting to know her. It was a refreshing change. Of course, it was also nice that Matt was untouched by her father.
“Do you have any plans for the weekend?” he asked, giving her a half smile.
        “Nothing too exciting. I have a lot to do before we meet with the judge on Monday.”
        “Well, you can’t work all weekend, so I have a proposition for you.” Matt walked in and sat on the edge of Brianna’s desk, pulling two tickets from his shirt pocket. “I’m taking you to a baseball game Saturday night.”
        Did he just ask her out? Was Matt interested in her? This wasn’t good. Why couldn’t Matt be married or unattractive? Why did she have to meet him now? “I don’t know,” she managed to say.
        “You owe me a dinner,” Matt reminded her, the dimple in his cheek showing.
        “I can’t.” She really wanted to, but her father would never approve.
        Matt raised his eyebrows. “I’m not asking you out on a date, so don’t get all defensive. I’m simply asking you to a baseball game, and it’s work related if that makes you feel any better.” He leaned in close, smiling like they shared a secret.
Why did he have to keep looking at her like that? “Work related how?” she asked. Perhaps there was a way to get her father’s approval.
        “The firm has a box. So, technically it’s a work function.”
        “Is anyone else going?”
        “No,” he whispered.
        Brianna wanted to be alone with Matt, but she wasn’t sure she could control herself around him. Salazar’s plan was very direct and specific, and Matt was definitely not a part of the plan. She couldn’t afford to lose focus now. But the way Matt sat on the desk, his smile, those eyes—she was drawn to him. She closed her eyes, smelling his musky scent. Not once in Brianna’s life had Salazar ever asked her what she wanted. Everything was planned and she was expected to go along with it. Against her better judgment, she agreed to go to the game.
        “I’ll pick you up at six.” Matt smiled. He slid from her desk and strolled to the door.
        “No, I’ll meet you there.”
        After glancing back at her, Matt responded, “Suit yourself,” and left.
        Brianna was grinning so big, her cheeks hurt. A baseball game sounded like fun. She just needed to make sure her father knew it was a work function so he wouldn’t jump to the wrong conclusion. A little voice in the back of her mind screamed at the stupidity of getting involved with Matt, but Brianna chose to ignore the voice of reason.


Brianna stood in front of Matt’s house, waiting for him to answer the door. She glanced back at Ben. “You aren’t going to hurt him are you?” she whispered.
        “Our orders are to protect and bring you home safely,” Ben said. There was a hint of a smile on his face. Something was wrong.
        “Matt doesn’t deserve to die for what I’ve done.” Brianna couldn’t help but remember Derek’s needless death. Ben shrugged.
        The door flew open. “What’s the matter?” Matt asked, pulling her inside.
        “How about, Hi, nice to see you?”
        “It’s always nice to see you. But you’re as white as a ghost and your eyes—they’re lacking something. What’s wrong?” Matt gripped her arms, holding her in front of him.
        Surprise washed through Brianna. Matt was perceptive. He always seemed to see the real her. Besides the blatant physical connection they had, they were forming an emotional bond.   
        “My father found out about us,” Brianna said as she wrapped her arms around Matt’s neck, hugging him tight.
        “He found out? He didn’t hurt you did he?” Matt’s hands quickly assessed her body.
        “No, but I won’t be able to see you again.” Somehow she needed to convince Matt to leave and get far away from Salazar’s reach. The sooner the better.
        Matt walked over and armed his security system. Not that it would stop Salazar, but it was better than nothing. He raised one finger, indicating for Brianna to wait, while he grabbed his phone and sent a text.
        “Don’t get mad,” Matt began, “but are you sure you don’t want to talk to Chris? I’ll go with you. We can work something out. I promise I’ll protect and keep you safe.”
        Brianna wanted to believe him, but she was more concerned with his safety than hers at the moment. She shook her head. Matt walked over and stood before her. This was their last time together. Ever. “I can’t imagine my life without you. I feel like a part of me is being ripped away. If only things were different.” She didn’t realize how much she needed him, relied on him, and had begun to love him.
“But they can be,” Matt pleaded with her. “You have the power to change your life.”
“There are always consequences for our actions. No matter how you look at it, he’s my father, and I’m so far in, I can’t get out.”
Matt ran his hands through his hair. “So this is it?” She nodded. “Then let’s forget the world, and just focus on each other and our last time together.” His voice was gruff with desire.
“Forget the world?”
“All of it.”
Matt hooked his fingers around Brianna’s belt loops, tugging her toward him. Throwing her arms around his neck, her mouth slammed into his, craving every inch of him.

About the Author-

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she married her high school sweetheart, worked as a legal assistant, and taught high school English. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids' creativity.


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