The Curse of a Mind

Mystery & Thrillers, Romance

By Destiny Booze

Publisher : Whimsical Publications

ABOUT Destiny Booze

Destiny Booze
Hello! I'm a multi-published romantic suspense/thriller author, and oh boy, do I love saying that!

My life is simple, some would even say boring. I work hard, dream big and play often. I believe I have the power to make my dreams come true. Through faith and a positive attitude More...



They can’t win. The perpetrator is using a marvel in the medical field known as techlepathy, a combination of technology and telepathy to produce a telepathic result. He’s reading their minds. How can they possibly get away when he knows their every move?

Chris Chambers is a private investigator with great instincts and a shady past. She works with a skilled team on cases that most P.I.’s won’t touch. She’s hardened to life, hardened to people and as tough as the military trained her to be.

Her team’s newest case is a construction worker by the name of Aidan Wolfe. Aidan is hardheaded and successful, a man with no friends and a long list of enemies. Someone is trying to kill him, someone with extraordinary gifts.

The investigative team and Aidan will be confronted with their worst enemies—themselves. They are cursed to face their own thoughts, inner fears, prejudices, and every private feeling or emotion they have as this man toys with their minds and hearts.

Can they survive? By the end, will they want to?

Let me first say that I am very proud of this book! When I began this story, I decided that I was going to write something different, something so out of the box that it couldn’t possibly go unnoticed in the publishing industry. I started with a tough, hardcore female lead and a surprising plot. I added in some eerie scenes from the killer’s point-of-view. I also used the unique voice of the lead character’s autistic brother. I do believe I came up with something pretty noteworthy, if I do say so myself. With that said, this book began in a wave of unforeseen controversy when an editor gave me some unexpected feedback concerning one part of the story. The editor told me that I needed to remove a scene involving an animal because I would lose readers that are animal lovers because of it. My instant reaction was one of shock. The scene was not overly violent or graphic. It was not added in just for shock value. I've read other books where animals are hurt and I've never heard feedback from readers that they found that book to be offensive. Honestly, it never occurred to me that this issue would be a problem. It's a work of fiction. There's no form of animal cruelty involved. It's not even like a movie where a real animal is needed. My first loyalty is to my readers. I really don't want to do anything to lose them. I really don't, and I'm not the type of writer to argue a point with editors. I welcome the feedback and most always bend to their expertise. I definitely believe they know what they're talking about. In this situation, I did the same, but for the first time ever, I did argue some parts to stay true to my story. This particular issue in the book is an important key point in the plot. So, the end result was that we reached a compromise. It's one I honestly believe will not offend readers and it also stays true to my story. Do you think I did the right thing by compromising? Should I have refused to change any of it or should I have just taken the whole scene out? My one revelation today will be that an animal does not die in my book, not anymore. So, if you are a big animal lover, please don't be afraid to read it. I did listen to my editor and made big changes. Also, readers, please contact me after you've read the story and let me know how it came out! I love hearing from you! You can email me at

"...Read this novel and see if you can honestly answer the question of what it would take to make you a killer, because no matter how righteous you think you are, everyone has a breaking point. For the protagonist in this story, I believe it is a lifetime of feeling defeated, and having known so little love in his life that losing any amount of that is horribly devastating. As for Chris and Aiden, I feel they could very easily have succumbed to the same fate, but instead turned their fears and anger inward... Put yourself in their place as tides of emotional and psychological warfare wash over them and really experience how their feelings for each other may be their only chance for survival."

~ Lototy, Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance

“…OMG is what you’ll be thinking as you read this thrilling novel. Destiny Booze has included romance, suspense, fantasy, and twists and turns you won’t even see coming. This is one of those books you might put down momentarily, but the draw of what is going to happen next will reel you back in…you won’t know “who done it” until the very end…”

~ Ginger Simpson, eBooks Examiner

"This book has a very inventive plot with an ending I didn't see coming. The characters were likable. Very emotional read in parts. Destiny should think about making this character, Chris Chambers, and her team into a series. James Patterson's woman's murder club better watch out...Destiny is coming."

~ bookaholic, Shelfari Reader

“…some laugh-out-loud moments and some touching ones. Will there be a Chris Chambers series? Let’s hope so… This is a book that will intrigue you. You will want to know how it ends, whether you like it or not.”

Elizabeth Provenzano, Tulsa Books Examiner

"...Destiny is an author you should be ready to follow into the big leagues...Destiny’s mind is a frightfully delightful one that continues to bring out one great novel after another. You won’t put this down until you see 'whodunit'."

~ Mind Fog Reviews

"a spine tingling roller coaster ride through my favorite subjects, murder and the unknown."

~ Author Tamela Quijas

"Highly psychological in its whole, yet lighthearted and entertaining, this novel is highly worth the time it takes to snuggle up and read...The killer --- well, that's a whole different topic. Something that can only be described as both highly interesting and disturbing. Something that I have never experienced before within a novel..."

~ Anna, Goodreads Reader

"I literally gasped...You have an amazing talent for making the reader love the character(s)...very refreshingly original."

~ John McAllister, Editor