Here is the book blurb:
Bounty hunter Payson Silver stands on the top of the tallest building in her city and sees proof below in the cries for help, the theft underway, and fighting in progress that darkness is growing. Locating skips, lost people, and objects is only one of her jobs. Born an Aeon, a direct descendant of evolved people of Atlantis, Payson came into the world knowing her purpose in life – to balance dark energies with light and prevent the world from going deeply into darkness, starting with the City of Auralia. Alongside the love of her life, Braden Powers, and other fellow Aeons, she uses her psychometric ability and special skills to defeat the mission of Dark Aspects, or DAs as she calls them, from turning the city into darkness. Her greatest weapon against the darkness is her ability to send the energy of light and love into the world. Her greatest obstacle to saving the world is fellow Aeon turned DA, Diane Butler, and her own resistance to her mission.
Braden too battles a lack of commitment to the Aeons’ mission, and the reminder that he lost control of his mind-control ability once with dire consequences. While he understands the importance of his work, it is only head-deep, not within his heart.
As bounty hunter and police officer, Payson and Braden counter darkness by enforcing justice and protecting residents from those who harm others and commit crimes. But when Diane’s dark jealousy drives her to block Braden’s mind to his real life and create a new one for him, Payson can’t stop her. To lose her love is devastating and she knows she has only ten days to bring him back to the light.
Dark forces are powerful, and Payson and Braden battle to save each other and their precious relationship, while the fate of the world lies in balance. The battle for good goes on under the radar of humanity, but the outcome will mean the difference of a thriving planet or the slow death of all that is. They face difficult choices to save their love, save their souls, and save the world from succumbing to the Dark Side.
Here's an excerpt:
There’s a reason why a female bounty hunter should never bring her boyfriend on a case.
He’s apt to go all knight-in-shining-armor.
Payson shook her head. He wasn’t going to win this one. “No, Braden, you’re not going with me. I need you to stay here in the car.”
Braden frowned. “I’m a cop, a detective. I detect stuff. I can help you find what you’re looking for, and watch your back in case the perps show up.”
She ran her hand over his cheek, and savored the butterflies that leaped to life in her stomach. “No. I’m in charge. This is my case. Me, bounty hunter, you, stay-in-car. I can take care of myself. You know that.”
He slanted her a smile and his gold-specked hazel eyes sparkled. “I do know. But—”
“There are no buts. As a recovery agent, I can do things you can’t. I want you for backup and to drive my car, but do more than that and you’d be putting your job and mine at risk.” He couldn’t argue, really. They had agreed years ago they would keep their work separate from their relationship. It was the professional thing to do.
A warm, late afternoon summer breeze wafted through the open window in her silver Volt, lifting locks of his dark wavy hair. The grove of trees situated just off the country road gave them cover. Shade from the maple and oak tree branches cooled the interior of her car just enough to keep from sweltering. Payson watched Braden consider her argument and waited for the moment he’d see her point.
The clients, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine, who had hired her to find their stolen restored 1941 Willys coupe, had given up hope of ever finding it. The Willys held sentimental value to them because a great-great grandfather had discovered it rusted and littered with dried leaves and brought it back to its shiny glory. Beyond the family heirloom aspect, the car’s value of nearly $100,000 was a college education and part of a retirement fund. Its theft disrupted the family’s hopes and dreams, and was exactly the kind of activity DAs would do just for kicks.
But she’d found it. She’d used her ability to connect with the vehicle when the owners had given her documents and photos. Her research and that connection had led her here.
There it was. She knew Braden would come around. “Thanks. I know that, but I’m glad you see it my way.”
“That’s what I love about you. You’re so humble.” He moved closer into a quick kiss. His lips firm against hers pushed her already racing pulse.
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