Rana’s powers is the ‘reading of the heart’. If she can safely place her hand
over a person’s heart, she can discover what they truly feel, rather than what
they tell her. This is how she knew her father had killed her mother to prevent
King Schnell from taking her as his wife. This is how she knew which ministers
wished her dead, even when they assured her they would support her. This is how
she determined which men in her police were members of the black mafia. And
most wonderfully, this is how she discovered that Prince Seren truly loved her.
to quell an internal coup while a massive army storms the gates of her castle.
Her enemies believe her to be a child, but she has powers they’ve never
suspected. She also has great dreams for her people, and she will do whatever is
necessary to make them happen, even marrying a prince she does not want.
good workers was until she tried to do it without using her ability to read the
excellent until they walked him to the door and she placed her hand over his
found a very good minister.”
his voice. He was already losing faith in himself.
tell you something.”
remove, which to keep, and which to hire as replacements.”
The candidate who just left did everything right, said just what we wanted to
hear, but when I touched his heart, I discovered he wanted the job to make
himself rich like the one before him.”
his heart. “What am I feeling right now?”
mind and want to break the engagement and return to Stronghold…shock that maybe
I do have a gift…”
her own. “You still love me!”
my heart. And I am now convinced you do have a gift. My only concern is what
will you do with your newfound knowledge? Before you run in fear, I should
remind you that I still need a new minister.”
because I need to know what you are thinking right now.”
you’ve been this week.”
RANA: TEENAGE QUEEN
with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet
or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ,
hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive
with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky
dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid
gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts.
Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing