Alaska Virgin Air
Izzy Ballard, author
Fairbanks, Alaska? Adventure, -40 °, bears, moose . . . husband-school dropout of an ex. Yikes! Abigail Vertuccio, reluctant clairvoyant, has three simple goals in \tlife. One. Don’t let people find out about her infuriating habit of seeing the future. Two. Stop seeing the future. Three. Get as far away from her her past (and that means Alaska) as possible. \t\t She thought she’d succeeded when she hopped in her ancient motor home and hit the road. Only now she’s back in Alaska – Grandma’s orders – to help run the family rural air service, Alaska Virgin Air. Which means facing the two things that have her diving for the Ben and Jerry’s every time: her totally irresistible ex, and a town that won’t let her forget about the whole seeing the future thing. Home only a week, Abbey stumbles onto a plot to destroy Alaska Virgin Air. Never one to leave matters to the experts, she and two of her zanier friends orchestrate a counter-attack of stakeouts and spying that have even the Alaska State Troopers rolling in the aisles. She’s batting zero on the spy front. It’s beginning to look like someone is trying to kill her. As if that wasn’t enough, things with one oh-so-sexy Alaska Virgin Air pilot are alternately heating up and scaring the hell out of her. Her head is telling her she should get out of town again before she ends up dead, in someone’s bed or married again. The rest of her has only one question: What the hell good is being clairvoyant if it never seems to work when you really, really need it to?
Fans of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum will find a kindred spirit in reticent clairvoyant Abbey Vertuccio, the beleaguered heroine of Ballard’s charmingly sassy AVA series. Traveling the country in a past-its-prime RV ever since her pilot ex-husband crash-landed in another woman’s bed, nomadic Abbey’s visit to her outspoken and oversexed mom on Long Beach Island, N.J., is cut short when Grandma Luna calls the itinerant psychic back home to save the family airline in Fairbanks, Ala.—the last place Abbey wants to be. But even as Abbey plots her next great escape—while juggling corporate spies, would-be killers, a suspiciously repentant ex, and a vision-inducing old photograph her suddenly tight-lipped mother refuses to discuss—a sweet, sensitive, super-sexy hottie who’d like to see her stick around has her thinking that maybe she can come home again. Ballard’s snappy dialogue and endearingly eccentric characters will win over readers and have them flying to the next installment. (BookLife)