Heartbeat of a Nightmare

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Thrillers  |  House: Booksie Classic
During the days Valerie Parker is the unbreakable, iron-willed Senior Director for the multinational research company, keeping everything under control. During the nights the only thing she can’t control takes over her - the nightmare that haunts her for years.

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Heartbeat of a Nightmare

Submitted: March 17, 2010

Valerie Parker lives dual life. During the days she is the unbreakable, iron-willed Senior Director for the multinational research company, keeping everything under control. During the nights the only thing she can’t control takes over her - the nightmare that haunts her for years. She is doomed to live trapped in the shadows of the past from the moment her husband is brutally killed in front of her eyes. But that could change.
When Colonel Sean Cain, former special forces officer, saves her life, they are joined in an experience that will change their lives. They both desperately want to forget the past and maybe they finally will.
Meanwhile, the streets of London are splashed with the blood of another drug war. Only this time there is something different. Someone is trying too hard to convince everybody that behind all this are the Albanian mafia clans. And he makes one last desperate strike. A whole SWAT team is killed and all traces leads to the Albanians.
But everything goes in completely different direction when Valerie tries to protect a heavily pregnant girl from her pursuers - instead helping, she finds herself drown into ruthless world of forced prostitution.
The abductor? The most powerful Albanian clan in London’s underworld, controlling entire Soho. The conflict? They took away the only thing he couldn't live without.
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Submitted: March 24, 2010

2 Four years earlier The last rays of sunlight coloured everything in tender orange touches, with re... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

3 Sofia, Bulgaria ‘Hey! How many times do I have to call you?!’ ‘I’m sorry, I hope you haven’t waited for too long!... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

4 Valerie waited for everybody to leave, especially Megan, who gave her a suspicious look anyway and tapped her watch befo... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

5 Sean felt something painfully heavy on his stomach, which pushed the air out of his lungs and was immediately followed b... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

6 Anguilla, Caribbean The tension in the air was almost tangible. The man standing before Garcia was scared to d... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

7 Veleshte, Macedonia ‘How many?’ ‘Six,’ Vojislav replied. ‘One of them is only twelve.’ ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

8 Sean took a long walk through town, observing the motley crowd. He had fallen in love with Oxford the moment he walked f... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

9 Sean laid her gently on the wide couch in his living room. He didn’t know why he hadn’t just taken her to a hospital... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

10 Middlesex, England Brian Gardner was staring through the dark tinted windows of the van with a stony expressi... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

11 Soho, London The name of Kalina’s new owner was Jimmy, and he was a Romanian. He owned a cheap brothel in London above a squ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

12 The very next morning after Sean drove her home, he was in front of Valerie’s house. He hesitated a second, but then his finger ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

13 Sean left her with her eyes wide open and her cheeks brightly flushed. He didn’t remember ever seeing a woman blush the way she ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

14 Harry sat back and looked at the men sitting around the table with tired and tense faces. He was still under the influence of his ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

15 Soho, London Neil decided that he couldn’t wait to retire, although he would never admit it. He threw a glance at the clock ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

16 There was something strange here, but she couldn’t put her finger on it yet. Kalina opened her eyes and stared at the ceiling as... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

17 ‘You look much better,’ Sean remarked. In the last couple of weeks he had watched as the black and blue marks had faded an... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

18 Sean stayed in the car, staring at the dark windows of her house. He couldn’t just ignore her wish to be alone. The thought that... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

19 Valerie woke up slowly and stretched herself out lazily without opening her eyes. A pleased smile warmed her face and she snuggled... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

20 Kevin looked around again. He didn’t notice anything suspicious. At least for now. He was a man of relatively heavy build, with ... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

21 The security guard nodded a greeting, with a surprised look on his face. It was a little before six. In other circumstances Valeri... Read Chapter

Submitted: May 20, 2010

22 She hadn’t seen him for six days. Six extremely long days. Valerie had already admitted to herself that she was attracted to... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY THREE Valerie woke up early as usual. She stirred blissfully in Sean’s embrace and breathed in his scent. As he ofte... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR Sean left Valerie and her Dad and went to pick up Max and Ben. He was very late and the boys would take it out... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY FIVE Camden, London The phone buzzed silently, and Kevin grabbed it quickly. He almost dropped it on reading the S... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY SIX Valerie was not satisfied with the reflection in the mirror, but there was nothing more to be done. She grunted he... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY SEVEN ‘You’re absolutely right, still the same bitch. Now get your filthy hands off me,’ Valerie said in a cold ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY EIGHT Sean adjusted the steering wheel with an effort, discovering that the driver’s seat was moved as far forward a... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER TWENTY NINE Valerie smiled before opening her eyes. She pressed close to Sean and took a deep breath of his aroma. She caress... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY Valerie continue riding in the same way, as every time she tried to sit down on the hard saddle her bottom started to ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY ONE Greater London The BlogPulse office was situated on Great Portland Street, on the second floor. But someone ha... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY TWO In a hurry, Valerie missed the right turning and slipped into the next one, hoping that it would take her to the s... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY THREE The girl grabbed Valerie’s shoulder. ‘He… they are coming! Please!’ She was talking feverishly, with a r... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY FOUR Sean looked at his watch once again. Where the hell was Valerie? It was past 8 pm, and she hadn’t even called. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY FIVE     ‘Matthew, call Ailey and Homes,’ Harry ordered. ‘I want them here in thirty minutes.&... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY SIX     The only thing Valerie felt was a dull, throbbing pain. She tried to move but couldn’t. Wh... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY SEVEN     Neil sighed deeply and pressed the bridge of his nose with his fingers. He hated doing thi... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY EIGHT     Harry suddenly appeared in front of Neil, as if from nowhere, his eyes full of rage. ‘I... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER THIRTY NINE     ‘It’s time, boys,’ Sean told them. ‘What about my people?’ Harry objected. ... Read Chapter

Submitted: August 26, 2010

CHAPTER FORTY     Sean caught Valerie in the air, just a second before she managed to clutch her hands at him, and ... Read Chapter