Award winning author, Chariss K Walker, M. Msc., writes fiction novels, including thriller/suspense, that appeal to those from her own era, the baby boomers. Her books are filled with esoteric scenery and depictions along with plenty of action and suspense. You won't find any zipper-rippers or bloody gore, but you will find material that evokes thoughtful contemplation. Her books contain well-developed characters that are more mature and seasoned by an expansive life; these characters are often unlimited by geographical or ideological bias. Her fiction books are adventurous, thrilling, and always have a message as well as suspense, adventure, and excitement.
At 44 years of age, Mike Lewis has seen a lot. He's traveled the world and experienced much that life has to offer but he has a problem and wants a solution. In fact, he is determined to find one. After fifteen years of denying his paranormal ability, Mike Lewis has had enough. Keeping the secret has taken a toll on his personal life. He knows he needs help and reaches out to Dr. Nelson Fitch, an old college friend. During the therapy appointment, Mike shares his closely guarded secret revealing that he sees horrifying distant events of the future through a kaleidoscope every time he closes his eyes. Nelson is shocked by the admission because he’s known Mike for over 25 years, but he teaches Mike to become the passive observer of the frightening visions. When Mike stops fighting this ability, it changes and evolves with his acceptance. As soon as the secret has been told, however, Mike meets Casey, a beautiful socialite. In less than a week, he realizes that someone is after him and they’re determined to learn all they can about his ability. He discovers that his home is bugged and his computers are tracked. Then, the real chaos begins as those ‘watching’ take a more aggressive approach and try to abduct him. In the meantime, the kaleidoscope images warn Mike of his own impending dangerous situations and when he heeds the warnings, he is spared another abduction attempt. Mike wants to know who’s behind the near abductions and spying, but the further he digs to uncover the culprits, the eerier it gets. He finally realizes that the best he can do is to learn how to protect himself, fight as long as he can, and then run.
Kaleidoscope is the first book in The Vision Chronicles, a series which details eight weeks of Mike’s changing ability. As the titles change, so does his mystic ability. This fast-paced series is filled with honest self-reflection, intimacy and tender moments that can bring a tear or a nod of understanding, along with heart-pounding moments of abduction, imprisonment, and near-death experiences as Mike uses his mystic ability selflessly to help his family and friends. (Adult content, not graphic or explicit)
Chariss K Walker
Living in Juarez, Mexico, he has a new name, a new identity, and a new way to see visions of the future. Now, as James Lewis, he is equipped to put the past behind him and start a new life. He believes the company is off his trail. Through the spyglass, James has been shown visions of a future with a wife and family. That is exactly what he has always wanted and sets out to make it so. When James finds Danny, he discovers that the woman of his dreams has been terrorized by Nate Potter for the last six years. The nasty-tempered stalker has successfully intimidated each of Danny’s previous love interests and scared them away by threats and physical violence. Each time, Nate’s attacks became more vicious until now, he is out for blood. Now, Nate’s eyes are focused on James and he is determined to stop the romance before it gets started even if he has to kill someone. (Adult content; not graphic or explicit)
In The Vision Chronicles, Book 3, James Lewis, imprisoned for five days in one of the worst prison systems in the world, has suffered unspeakable torture at the hands of hateful guards who enjoyed tormenting him. The coffin cell was particularly horrifying because it was there that Casey’s ghost added additional anguish to the guilt he feels over her death. Can he overcome this horrible experience? At Danny’s insistence, James sees Dr. Valerie Parker, a therapist specializing in PTSD. During one of the sessions, James shares a technique he learned from Nelson Fitch and Dr. Parker, desiring to use the process with other clients researches the method. Her online search ‘pings’ a website in San Francisco, leading the Rodante Group straight to James Lewis and his newly established life in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
In the meantime, Danny discovers she’s pregnant with twins and there’s a new family member at the manor. Sands and Patty have decided to quietly adopt a newborn orphan, but James warns them that trying to keep their intentions secret might be the worst mistake of their lives. (Adult Content; not graphic or explicit)
Windows All Around
The Vision Chronicles, Book 4 paranormal thriller series continues with Kathleen’s abduction. Brokenhearted, Sands busily tries to find a solution to rescue the infant, but Patty can’t find her way home from the disheartening experience. She no longer feels safe and refuses to leave the manor. In this state of fugue, Patty is pushing Sands away, along with everyone else and their once-secure relationship is threatened. Can James use his ability to help Patty? Can he find a way to break through her fear and depression? If he does, will solving her problem create another for James? In the meantime, two men arrive in Las Cruces, New Mexico and check into the La Quinta Inn. They have only one goal, surveillance. Find out if James Lewis is Mike Lewis and report to the company that desperately wants to study his ability. As one threat ends, another begins in this fast-paced reality series. (Adult Content; not graphic or explicit)
The Vision Chronicles, Book 5 continues with James Lewis still pursued by the Rodante Group and the possibility of Nate Potter being transferred to the States to serve his sentence. A two-man surveillance team has been ordered to abduct James and reluctantly they agree because the money is too good to turn down. But, there are more eyes watching the two men than they could have imagined.
James is warned of the impending threat by a vision and is ready for the attack. Moments after he has subdued the intruders, Captain Rodriguez arrives at his home. Does James face imprisonment again?
In the meantime, the wedding of the decade is planned to fulfill the promise James made to Danny. James now sees visions of the future in the open spaces surrounding objects, but the method is so disorienting it feels as if he’s slipped into another realm. He has, but determined to find out if Nate Potter is still a threat to Danny or any of the other members of his growing family, James won't give up or be discouraged by the side-effects he's experiencing. (Adult Content; not graphic or explicit)
Stream of Light
The Vision Chronicles, Book 6 continues with the wedding of the decade only days away. While on the way to the rehearsal, James and Danny see Nate Potter in the back of a police cruiser at the border crossing. Nate, transferred to the Las Cruces jail, sees the happy couple just as they see him. He reacts wildly and viciously, slamming his handcuffed fist against the rear window and screaming vile threats at Danny. This causes her to have stress-induced contractions. James wonders if Nate Potter has spoiled the formal wedding that Danny has planned since she was a teenager. Can Danny believe that James will protect her? Or, does she believe that Nate Potter wants her dead and will stop at nothing to see that end? In the meantime, the delivery of the twins and the adoption of Kathleen are imminent. James’s ability is ever-changing. He now sees visions of the future through a stream of light, but when he uses the powerful connection, he is often lost in another realm and loses time. It’s a risk he's willing to take to defend Danny and the family he loves. (Adult Content; not graphic or explicit)
The Vision Chronicles, Book 7 continues with the birth of the twins. James is totally in love with his wife and newborns. He’ll do anything to protect them, even risk his own life to save theirs. James now sees visions of the future through the lamp’s light, but when he jumps into the light, he’s often lost in another realm. It’s becoming more difficult to find his way back to Danny and the family he loves. James has to risk it though because Nate Potter has escaped jail and the danger to his family is too great. Through the lamp’s light, James discovers that Nate plans to attack the manor. Armed with that knowledge, he begins to train Danny, Sands and Patty to defend the manor even in the worst of situations. James leaves out one detail as he trains the women; during the attack, Nate Potter has a gun pointed directly at his own chest. (Adult Content; not graphic or explicit)
In The Vision Chronicles 8th and final book, James Lewis has been shot.
After relentless moments of heart-pounding suspense during the past year, everything has come to a head. Nate Potter attacked the manor and managed to shoot James directly in the chest just as the vision had shown. The last thing James heard as he collapsed on the breakfast room floor is three more gunshots. In mental and physical anguish, James doesn't know if his family has been murdered, too, but he knows that he can't live in a world where Danny is gone.
Is Nate still a threat? Are James’s struggles over or are they just beginning? Did he lose his chance for happiness with the woman of his dreams? Find out how the story ends… (Adult content; not graphic or explicit)
More books from Chrariss K Walker:
This author also writes nonfiction books because she has something more to offer than educational degrees. Her real qualifications come from life experiences, true insights, and helping others. Her books are inspirational and motivational help for those seeking more spiritual understanding.
Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World, 2008, six 2009 awards for Motivational/Inspirational and Devotional Study
Make a Joyful Noise Study Guide, 2010
Chakra Basics: Fundamentals of Spiritual Growth, 2011
The Spiritual Gifts: Understanding for the Great Shift and Beyond, 2012
Love & Sex: A Personal Journey, 2012 (co-authored with David A. Britner)
Crescent City, the first book in the Alec Winters Series, takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alec Winters quietly moves through the Crescent City looking for predators—those who destroy and prey on innocence. Trained in close-hand combat, he uses these skills when necessary to kill the offenders. Sometimes, his military training isn't needed at all. Sometimes, the only thing it takes to end the lives of wicked, evil men is one look at him.
After two suspicious murders in only a short time, the main problem Alec faces in his quest of redemption is a nosy reporter. Vivien Simon came to the metropolitan area to do a series on the effects of Hurricane Katrina—with crime rates on the rise, her interests are drawn to the seedier aspects of the city. She’s hoping to get the story that will make her career. When she discovers that both murder victims were pedophiles, Vivien begins a newspaper and blog campaign that frightens parents and turns the city upside down.
Some say the perpetrator of the murders is an angel while others insist it’s a devil. With contrasting accounts, Vivien wonders if a vigilante is on the loose—or worse, a serial killer. She’s hell-bent on discovering the truth, but her persistence and stubbornness might bring her closer to death and damnation than she ever imagined.
No one can stop the Angel of God…and they wouldn't want to get in his way as he metes out the punishment deserved. Continue this thrilling adventure as Alec travels to Mobile, Alabama in Port City, Book 2.
***Author’s Note: This novel includes A for Angel-Avenger; D for Demon-Destroyer; E for Explicit; G for Graphic and Gritty; L for Language; M for Murder and Mayhem; P for Punishment of Pedophiles and Rapist; R for Retribution; V for Vengeance and Violence. Often, perpetrators don’t get punished for their atrocious crimes. Alec Winters gives these sexual predators exactly what they deserve.
Editorial Review: "This dark modern fantasy is fast paced and well crafted. It follows Alec, a handsome avenging angel, who's bent on retributive justice. Sometimes explicit, sometimes violent, this novel is definitely a mischievous escape from the everyday." JustKindleBooks
"A captivating, thrilling, dramatic, suspense story that mixes supernatural, religion (just a bit) real life crime/drama/suspense." Sheri Wilkinson, Juniper Grove Reviews
Serena McKay, P.I. isn't your mother's favourite female sleuth. Enjoy the gritty story of a feisty, albeit flawed, private investigator that gets down and dirty solving crimes in this dark-fiction thriller.
Other books in this series: Yellow Scarf & Blue Cadillac.