The Marines to the rescue

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Day 3 – The Phoenix Agency

With the success of Jngle Fever, my publisher asked me to expand on the series and get to work on Book #2. Once brain I was looking for a psychic power that appealed to me, one that I could develop and weave interestingly and appropriately into the story. I was a big fan of The Medium televisions show so I tonight, okay. ESP. Extrasensory Perception.  But what is it, actually?

Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes claimed reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses, but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke University psychologist J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as intuition, telepathy, psychometry, clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.

In a lot of  the articles I read there was a picture of a medium with a small black cat, so I thought I’d show you my Bast, who sits n my desk all day every day.Who knows. Maybe she’s directing images into my mind!

eSecond sight is a form of extrasensory perception, the power to perceive things that are not present to the 5 senses, whereby a person perceives information, in the form of a vision, about future events before they happen (precognition), or about things or events at remote locations (remote viewing) (more a out this in book #4.). 

The U.S. government lent credence to such claims when it revealed that it had spent millions of dollars recruiting and training psychic spies during the Cold War. Furthermore, research studies have been reported that appear to support the existence of ESP, including an influential series of experiments analyzed by psychologist Daryl Bem of Cornell University.

Contrary to popular opinion, Especially does not always present itself in complete images of scenes. Many mediums, like Mia Fleming, see the mages as icons that have to be deciphered. When I wrote each of her scenes, I did a lot of digging on the Internet to find similar examples so I’d know how to present them

Then of course there is the hero, Dan Romeo. At the time I wrote tis I was taking classes in gun instruction from a for Force Recon Marine. The mission of Force RECON is to conduct amphibious reconnaissance, deep ground reconnaissance, surveillance, battle space shaping, and limited scale raids in support of the MarineExpeditionary Force (MEF), other Marine air-ground task forces, or a joint force. A great hero, right? And this Dan Romeo was born.

The opening chapter blasted into my mind when Marilyn Campbell said,”And donlt forget to loping its a tense, action scene.”

Okay, Marilyn, I hope hanging from a helicopter while shooting at unfriendliness and the copter lifted off was exciting enough for you!!!

One of my very favorite scenes is when Dan appears in an ESP image to Mia n her office at the museum where she works. Check it out! Another scene is when Mia is shot and—Oh, wait! I can’t give it away!!!!!

Check it out yourself, and all the other Phoenix books. Find all the links here:  THE PHOENIX AGENCY   

Oh, and in case you like music when you read her is the link to the YouTube video of The Marine Corps Hymn!

 

5 comments to “The Marines to the rescue”

  1. Pat Elliott
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      · June 13th, 2019 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Love your inspirations for this and all the Phoenix Agency books. Wow! I’m so impressed that you take/took classes in gun instruction, talk about taking your research in hand.



  2. miki
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      · June 13th, 2019 at 2:51 pm · Link

    i’m happy not to have some of those powers ( especially teh one giving you feeling of past history linked to an object) must not be easy to live with such talent



    • Desiree Holt
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        · June 16th, 2019 at 2:06 pm · Link

      Today’s winner is Miki! congrats! Please mail me at authordesireeholt.com with your choice of digital book from my backlist.



  3. flchen1
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      · June 14th, 2019 at 3:31 am · Link

    VERY cool, Desiree–thanks for giving us some background into this amazing series!



  4. Colleen C.
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      · June 14th, 2019 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Bast is a cutie… love black cats! Enjoyed your post!



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