Dianne O’Keefe – 5 Stars – A thrilling ride – don’t’ miss it, 8/25/13
Bearing in mind that I like paranormal romance novels, I was pretty convinced that I would like this novel, especially since I also like horse riding. The big surprise was that I never expected it to be comparable to great writers of this genre such as Dean Koontz or Stephen King.
“A Third Time to Die” really delivered, providing an intriguing storyline and very believable characters. As I reached midway in the book, I was turning pages almost as fast as I could read to find out what would happen next. I enjoyed it immensely and am glad I tried it out. I look forward to more, and am delighted the author already has another book out. Time to download it to my Kindle!
Fred – Another 5 Stars for the Author, August 4, 2013
George Bernstein has written another 5 star novel. In his prior book, “Trapped,” the author takes you inside the brain of a coma victim. A unique idea that he pulls off quite admirably. In his new book, he creates a shocking tale of a women who is caught in a series of prior lives, who learns of her fate through hypnotic regression…. The exciting and refreshingly new plot will keep you engrossed to the very end. Definitely, a “do not miss!”
Gina – 4 Stars – paranormal & suspense combo, 8/11/13
A bit of paranormal and a bit of suspense combine for one heck of a story. Past lives with visions of murder and a budding love story make for some sticky situations for Ashley and Craig, the two main characters.
This was a very unique story with no angels, demons vamps or wolves involved. The suspense comes from something completely different. Quite refreshing for readers who are full up of those types of books.
The plot is engrossing and will keep you up reading late into the night to find out what happens next.
Margo Armstrong – 5 Star – I can’t put it down 8/27/13
This is the first romantic novel that has ever kept me in total suspense. Although I like paranormal fiction (and nonfiction), romance is not my thing, but this is so well written that I can’t put it down.
His ability to draw you right into the scenes is amazing. Can’t wait to read his first novel, Trapped.
Two souls struggle to fulfill their destinies together. Twice, in the 17th and 19th Centuries, just as they discover the magic of their love, their lives are snuffed out by brutal murder. Reborn for the third time in the 21st Century, they discover each other again… and their killer is once again stalking them!
ASHLEY EASTON rescues a badly abused horse and decides to return to show jumping, the passion of her youth. The animal gives her unquestioned love, something she no longer receives from her husband, KEITH. But when Ashley begins to compete, she is terrified as the course seemingly morphs into an old forest, the jumps transformed into real walls, fences and streams. Her thoughts spill through her head in elegant French, a language she barely knows, as she attacks the fences with a fearless abandon uncharacteristic for her, winning every event.
CRAIG THORNTON is fed up with the rampant promiscuity of his society wife, TONI. An expert horseman, he attends a jumping competition, seeing Ashley compete with Injun. After several missed attempts, they meet and become fast friends, their love of horses a mutual bond.
Trying to sort out her troubled marriage and to address a strange terror swamping her whenever she’s intimate, Ashley seeks psychotherapy with DR. FELDMAN. Resorting to hypnotic regression, they are stunned to find her in past lives, first in the 17th Century as the French countess who fills her head while jumping Injun, and then in Philadelphia as the daughter of a shipping tycoon. Each life is fulfilled by the wonder of passionate romance, quickly terminated by their gristly murder!
The doctor assures her these are pure figments of her subconscious, but he is shaken, realizing the truth. He somehow sees their slaughter through his own eyes! And he suspects their killer is here again, in this time!
As Ashley’s and Craig’s marriages disintegrate beyond repair, they suddenly discover much more than just friendship. It’s as if they’ve loved each other forever.
How wonderful to be in love with your best friend!
Meanwhile, Dr. Feldman seeks the truth of his role, through his own regression, and tries to identify identity his cohort. He realizes the lovers may again be in danger, and must warn them before it’s too late.
The lovers struggle to free themselves from broken marriages and find happiness in this lifetime. They ride their horses to a picnic in a hidden meadow, unaware they’re followed by one intent on fulfilling an ancient legacy of death.
Will this be a 3rd time to die?
Targeted Age Group:: Adult & yound adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After ao much praise for my first novel, “Trapped,” I decided to write a 2nd novel. I was intrigued by the concept of Past Lives, having read “Many Lives, Many Masters,” so I decided to make that the basis of the story. My wife had owned and riden a champion Open Jumper horse, and the thought of combing those two “threads” just seemed natural. I actually did Past Life Regression as research for the book. I was surprised that that experience illuminated severel interesting traits in this life, and I came out a believer.