Taking her karmic theme to another level, Tough Karma is a fine example of what makes the Paranormal Romance genre so appealing. Turn the pages of Simmons latest novel and you will find yourself in the hands of a natural storyteller who creates absorbing and highly engaging storylines and a writer who is unafraid to explore the boundaries of her imagination. The result is an edge of your seat adventure of psychological intrigue that in keeping with the best Supernatural Fantasy novels takes the reader into a different realm of reality. This time it’s astral travel and as you might expect Simmons adds her own exciting twist as she builds suspense to almost unbearable levels. Excellently paced she delivers a novel that twists and turns in a narrative that will leave you breathless whilst her characters are always sharply etched. The smouldering tension between Amber and Bryce will certainly meet expectations and whilst it’s hard to add a new spin to the crowded Supernatural Thriller genre that’s exactly what Simmons manages to do.
Amber Macklin's world is cruelly shattered when she loses her baby girl three months after her husband's sudden death. Her cousin, Bryce, comes to her rescue, moving her into his home for fear she will kill herself from the grief. He provides solace and a shoulder to cry on, and he has loved her as more than a cousin for a long time. Amber and Bryce soon discover they are not blood relatives, which opens the door for romance as he pulls her through her darkest hours. When Mike, a college friend of Bryce's, stops by to visit, Amber senses a deadly secret behind his nice guy persona. She has a frightening dream that Mike is trying to kill her and recurring sleepwalking episodes where she draws detailed pictures of him torturing her. Deeply troubled, Bryce uses his ability to astral travel to investigate Mike and uncover his terrifying past. Mike has had his eye on Amber for some time, and when he learns that Bryce and Amber have become lovers, he is furious. Mike abducts Amber and takes her to his rural Georgia hideaway, and Bryce must rely on his astral abilities to track her down. But will he be too late?