Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise (Ranger Martin, #3) by Jack Flacco

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The author sent me an ARC (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

There is no cure. The change is permanent. Whoever says they can fix this is wrong. Months ago, billions of people died in the zombie apocalypse. The survivors either have become refugees looking for a way out or have turned against each other. No one will admit they killed their friend for a package of raisins. It happens though, and there isn’t anything anyone can do about it.

Undead slayer Ranger Martin makes the unforgiving Arizona desert his home. He has never had to defend it. He has never had to kill anyone for it. If anything, he has shelved his shotgun and has taken an early retirement package.

That is, until now.

When the military lays siege on his silo, Ranger and his crack team of professionals–a bunch of kids, really–have no other choice than to run. But after he discovers a map that may lead to a mythic city called Paradise, where neither army nor zombie can invade, Ranger mounts a cross-state journey to find the place of safety before the others find him and it’s too late.

 

Genre(s):  Horror, Young Adult, Fiction

Series:  Ranger Martin, #3

Length:  327 pages

Release Date:  2015-10-20

 

Teaser


The kids gazed at the opening of the stairs where moments ago a fireball had consumed everything in its wake. A silhouette appeared from the smoke. Solid. Firm in its stance. When he took a step forward, the remnant of the garage lights shining from above caught and revealed his face – Ranger Martin. Zombie slayer. The undeads’ worst enemy.


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to Ranger Martin. He is a dedicated zombie fighter. Ranger, Matty, Jon, and Randy continue their mission… I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise, Jack Flacco presents us with the third volume of a fast-paced zombie adventure. This story is as cleverly elaborated as the previous ones, has a pleasant flow, focuses on its protagonists and their strategy to save the human race, as well on ethical values. Jack Flacco describes his characters’ looks in not too much detail, their personalities are more detailed – you can see them clearly before you. Especially now, in this final part of the trilogy – they seem like family. I was drawn in right away, felt very close to the protagonists and the events, was an invisible part of the story; sharing their experiences – thanks to the intense storytelling. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise.

Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise is very well written!

This is a book to read again; this applies to the trilogy as a whole.

 

About the author

Jack Flacco is the author of the RANGER MARTIN trilogy. His blend of action, suspense and dark humor offers the reader a new perspective on the horror genre.

Flacco and his family live in Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he volunteers his time. Past work includes acting in youth theater outreach for nursing homes, ushering at his church, and getting involved with scouts. Supporting his wife, she served on the leadership council for the local home education network and on the library advisory board responsible for the purchase of new books for children and young adults.

Jack and his wife currently contribute to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Holding dear the importance of universal literacy, they donate books to individual families in need.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://jackflacco.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JackFlacco

Amazon:  Jack Flacco

Amazon:  buy link

 

Date of publication:  2015-10-20

 


Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise?  Or – if you did not yet read Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Ranger Martin and the Search for Paradise was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂


10 Statements – Jack Flacco

Review: Ranger Martin and the Zombie Apocalypse

Review: Ranger Martin and the Alien Invasion

 

Ignoring Gravity (Rose Haldane, Identity Detective, #1) by Sandra Danby

Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby

 

The author sent me an ARC (pdf format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Rose Haldane is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it. Ignoring Gravity connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Finding her mother’s lost diaries, Rose begins to understand why she has always seemed the outsider in her family, why she feels so different from her sister Lily. Then just when she thinks there can’t be any more secrets…

 

Genre(s):  Fiction

Series:  Rose Haldane, Identity Detective, Book 1

Length:  322 pages (Amazon estimate)

 

Teaser


17 April 1968

Father’s funeral this morning. More awful than I could have imagined. Then the answer to my prayers arrived. Amen. I’m going to adopt her baby when he is born. It’ll be my precious secret. The baby is due at the end of August. I’ll call him David.

Adopt.

Rose could hear the blood buzzing through her veins, flushing her skin bright red.

She tried to focus on the page, to read it again, but the words of her  mother… her mother’s handwriting… the words didn’t make sense… and yet somehow, they did. There was no David Haldane. Only Rose and Lily.

Rose Haldane, who was born on 29 August 1968.


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to Rose Haldane, journalist at the Herald. Some months after their mother’s death, she and her sister Lily sort through the deceased’s belongings – discovering her diaries and an incredible truth. I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Ignoring Gravity, Sandra Danby presents us with the remarkable first book of an intriguing series. This story is cleverly and lovingly elaborated, has a very pleasant flow, focuses on its protagonists, their emotional state and their strategy to find out the identity of Rose’s birth parents. Sandra Danby describes her characters’ looks in not too much detail, their personalities are far more detailed – you can see them clearly before you and comprehend their feelings. I was drawn in, felt very close to the protagonists and the events. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Ignoring Gravity. (I read it twice, so far.)

Ignoring Gravity is very well written and – you can read it yourself as of 2014-11-21!

This is a book to read again.

 

About the author

Author and journalist. Book lover. Tea drinker. Proud Yorkshire woman.
Sandra’s first novel ‘Ignoring Gravity’, about two sisters linked by a generation of secrets, is available now at Amazon. She is currently writing the second novel in the series about Rose Haldane: Identity Detective. In ‘Connectedness’, journalist Rose travels to Spain as she unravels the adoption story of famous artist Justine Tree. What is Justine hiding about her time at art school in Malaga, can the truth be found in Justine’s art? ‘Connectedness’ will be published in late 2015. For more information go to www.sandradanby.com.
Her short stories and flash fiction have been published online and in two anthologies: ‘Diaspora City’ [Arcadia Books], and ‘The Milk of Female Kindness’ [Kasia James] – both available from Amazon.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://www.sandradanby.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SandraDanby

Amazon:  Sandra Danby

Buy/Pre-order Link:

Amazon.com

 

Date of publication:  2014-11-21

 

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Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion (Ranger Martin, #2) by Jack Flacco

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The author sent me an ARC (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

 

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

In a cold cemetery just outside American Fork, Utah, zombie slayer Ranger Martin sets his trap, four gas drums strung together and the barrel of his shotgun acting as the fuse. The undead crowd erupts in a blaze of body parts. If only all of Ranger’s enemies would die this way. What Ranger doesn’t know is his greatest foe may not be a hungry horde after all, but a vicious fiend bent on destroying the planet.

They came from the sky. No one knew what to call them. By that time, it was too late. The dreaded lights from their ships plunged the world into darkness and everyone from Oregon to Virginia had disappeared. Now, with the towns and cities empty, no one will be able to stop the invaders’ brutal assault on the survivors. That is, no one except for Ranger Martin and a group of young tagalongs eager to once again reclaim the globe as their home. Together, they fight the elements, kill alien and zombie alike, and liberate the weak from their military oppressors. But will Ranger have enough time to defeat another wave of silver ships screaming toward Earth before it delivers its fatal payload? Or will he succumb to the whims of a sadistic, power-hungry general obsessed with eliminating anyone threatening his plans?

 

Genre(s):  Horror, Young Adult, Fiction

Length:  265 pages

 

Teaser


As the gap closed ahead with the undead wanting to keep the metal beast all to themselves, Ranger shifted the vehicle to drive and said, “This is gonna hurt.” He floored it. The tires squealed in the mud and smoke from the exhaust filled the air. It took off in anger, burning a trail through the crowd, cracking skulls, smashing ribs and splattering green everywhere. When Ranger glanced at his rearview mirror and saw what he and Randy had done, he bellowed with laughter, then cried a “Yahoo!” before the brake lights disappeared over the hill into the night.


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to Ranger Martin. He is a dedicated zombie fighter. Ranger, Matty, Jon, and Randy continue their mission… I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion, Jack Flacco presents us with the second volume of a fast-paced zombie adventure. This story is as cleverly elaborated as the first one, has a pleasant flow, focuses on its protagonists and their strategy to save the human race, as well on ethical values. Jack Flacco describes his characters’ looks in not too much detail, their personalities are more detailed – you can see them clearly before you. I was drawn in, felt very close to the protagonists and the events. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion.

Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion is very well written and – you can read it yourself as of 2014-10-21!

This is a book to read again.

 

About the author

Jack Flacco is the author of the RANGER MARTIN series. His blend of action, suspense and dark humor offers the reader a new perspective on the horror genre. The second book in the Ranger Martin series will publish on October 21.

Flacco and his family live in Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he volunteers his time. Past work includes acting in youth theater outreach for nursing homes, ushering at his church, and getting involved with scouts. Supporting his wife, she served on the leadership council for the local home education network and on the library advisory board responsible for the purchase of new books for children and young adults.

Jack and his wife currently contribute to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Holding dear the importance of universal literacy, they donate books to individual families in need.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://jackflacco.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JackFlacco

Amazon:  Jack Flacco

Buy Link:

Amazon.com (#1)

 

Date of publication:  2014-10-21

 


 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion?  Or – if you did not yet read Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse (Ranger Martin, #1) by Jack Flacco

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Bought this book right on publication. (Kindle format)

 

My rating:  5  of  5  stars

Plot
(by Goodreads)

Never call them zombies. That was one of the rules. So much for rules, everyone who made up that garbage is either dead or undead. It doesn’t matter anymore. They go by other names—chewers, eaters, maggot bags, the changed. Whatever they’re called, they’re everywhere. And they’re not giving up until every last human becomes a single serving entrée to satiate their uncontrollable appetite.

Enter shotgun-toting Ranger Martin who is determined to end the zombies’ all-you-can-eat buffet. In an abandon military silo on the outskirts of the Nevada/Arizona border, he and his specialized team of assassins plan their assaults. Who’s he kidding? His team consists of three kids in their teens, and a boy barely old enough to wipe his own nose. But when a secret air force base in the Mojave Desert proves there’s more to the change than anyone knew, the temptation is too great. Now Ranger and the others set out on the road to overthrow the center of the infestation—a frantic race that will either destroy the hunger-prone zombies or cost him and his friends their lives.

 

Genre(s):  Horror, Young Adult, Fiction

Length:  223 pages

 

Teaser


The teen flung open the door to the gas station brandishing a silver Colt .45 pointed directly at Ranger’s satisfied smirk.

“Stop, Matty. Look!” The boy extended his index finger to the dead creature lying in a pool of green goo in front of him past the door.

“Who the hell are you?” Matty didn’t flinch. She kept the gun pointed at the stranger.

“Ranger Martin.” He gave her a nod and retracted his weapon.


 

My Opinion

This story introduces you to Ranger Martin. He is a dedicated one-man-and-a-teen-enemy-force against the zombies – until he meets Matty and her younger brother Jon. They have all had their fair share of trouble and bereavement thanks to the zombies. Ranger, Wildside, Matty, Jon, and Randy have a mission… I cannot tell you more about the story as it would spoil the fun of reading it yourself.

With Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse, Jack Flacco presents us with a fast-paced zombie adventure. The story is cleverly elaborated, focuses on its protagonists and the question why this situation arose in the first place. Jack Flacco describes his characters’ looks in not too much detail, their personalities are more detailed – you can see them clearly before you. I was drawn in, felt very close to the protagonists and the events. I could easily envision the characters and locations. I had a very good time reading Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse. I just read it for the second time; the second volume Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion (the ARC, as it is published on 2014-10-21) directly afterwards.

Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse is very well written and – you can read my opinion on Ranger Martin And The Alien Invasion as of Friday (2014-10-17).

This is a book to read again.

 

About the author

Jack Flacco is the author of the RANGER MARTIN series. His blend of action, suspense and dark humor offers the reader a new perspective on the horror genre. The second book in the Ranger Martin series will publish on October 21.

Flacco and his family live in Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he volunteers his time. Past work includes acting in youth theater outreach for nursing homes, ushering at his church, and getting involved with scouts. Supporting his wife, she served on the leadership council for the local home education network and on the library advisory board responsible for the purchase of new books for children and young adults.

Jack and his wife currently contribute to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Holding dear the importance of universal literacy, they donate books to individual families in need.

Connect with the Author:

Website:  http://jackflacco.com/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/JackFlacco

Amazon:  Jack Flacco

Buy Link:

Amazon.com

 


 

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse?  Or – if you did not yet read Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

My question for you cinephiles:
If Ranger Martin And The Zombie Apocalypse was filmed – who should direct it, who could you imagine as actors?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

Spellbound Winter Book Tour – An exclusive short story

Exclusive short story from the epic Spellbound series

By Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! All the previously published books in the Spellbound series have been rewritten and republished with more epic romance and suspenseful thrills. The new versions also include exclusive bonus material and brand new scenes. Even additional extracts from charming, bad-boy, Trent Donovan’s point-of-view. To help promote the new editions, she is doing this awesome book tour to share the update with fellow booklovers.

Enjoy this special excerpt!

For Catarina Donovan, the terror started shortly after she and her husband Maxwell moved into Craven Manor—and what happened next turned into an urban legend that parents in Fallen Oaks told their children on stormy winter nights…

The newlyweds had snickered at the rumors that the mansion was haunted. Scoffed at the neighbors that insisted it had an infestation of ghosts. And shook their heads at the people who crossed the street rather than pass by their house.

They had moved in despite the mansion’s apparent state of neglect. It had been vacant for so long that it had become dusty and forgotten. Craven Manor was a sizeable estate located in Fallen Oaks and built within what some referred to as the upper-class section of town. In her mind, the mansion was perfectly situated in a quiet, rural setting, yet close to the bustle and conveniences of the downtown area.

On a Saturday afternoon in late October, she put her Mercedes into park on the gravel driveway, took a deep breath, and climbed out of the car to view the place that would change her life forever…

Crickets sang and dragonflies buzzed the entrance. Grass grew wild and tall in the yard, sprouting through the cracks in the cement path leading to the portico. The monstrous Gothic mansion was vast and rambling and wilting. It consumed the sky and blotted out the sun. Harsh seasons had torn shingles off the roof. Windows were randomly boarded shut. The fog purled and thickened.

Outwardly, the manor had a formidable appeal, constructed with a fusion of Gothic and Victorian architectural styles, which closely resembled the features of an American Carpenter Gothic design, often characterized by steep gables and pointed windows. The manor was bursting with cupolas and spires and scrolled balconies—everything except gargoyles. Towers, sculptural detail, and boldly angular masses were prolific across the exterior. It had black wrought-iron embellishments, storm shutters, and of course, the obligatory lightning rod atop the tallest tower that donned it as a stereotypical-looking haunted house.

Determination flowed through her veins as Catarina tossed her long ebony hair over her shoulder. Placing hands on her slim hips, her sapphire eyes glinted with pride at the estate. No, her new home.

The mansion’s walls were long and high and its towers peaked above the staggered trees. Gigantic and sprawling and unyielding. The wide front porch led down to a pebbled walkway flanked by low evergreen hedges and lush green grass. In the yard was a peculiar oak, ancient and ragged, like the ghastly white bones of an arthritic skeleton. It loomed like a sentinel positioned menacingly on a knoll as if to warn trespassers that this place was not to be entered whimsically or taken lightly.

While Catarina was aware of the macabre appearance of her newly acquired treasure, she intentionally overlooked the oddness of it. All that was required was a little cheery paint, some pruning, and landscaping, which would rectify the gloomy, almost mournful tone of the unkempt estate. Besides, Catarina wasn’t the type of woman to spook easily, nor was she prone to an overactive imagination. With her husband Maxwell frequently gone on business trips, she’d have to endure the problems of running such a large household on her own. But she didn’t mind. She was an independent, sensible woman, and since she’d become the mistress of this Gothic estate, she refused to be disturbed by a few ghost stories.

The logical part of Catarina’s brain knew it was just a house. Brick, glass, wood. But what she didn’t see was what lay beneath it. It was dangerous. Restless. Insidious. Yet Catarina refused to believe that real evil hid behind its beautiful façade. Even though she thought on the outside made the Amityville Horror seem tame in comparison.

Running the tip of her tongue over her full lips, she straightened her spine.

She marched forward, mounted the steps, and unlocked the door. A part of her wished that Maxwell could be here to explore the house with her, but she knew that his many businesses required him to visit many parts of the world. But she would keep herself busy decorating her new home and tending to the gardens. She wouldn’t have time to miss him and when he returned the house would be finished.

Her first task was to explore the interior, and she found herself amazed at the ornate chandeliers and gold-framed mirrors. Walls of brocaded velvet, with hanging tapestries, and unpolished hardwood floors. At the top of the massive and baroquely carved mahogany staircase were eight luxuriously furnished bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a private office.

In the parlor on the third floor, she swung open a corner cabinet door and found an interesting wooden trunk inside. Holding the chest gingerly in her hands, she placed it on the end table where she could open it.

Catarina pried open the lid and discovered one lone item: an old iron skeleton key with an elaborately fashioned handle.

She held the key up near the window to examine the object more closely in the little light yielded by the grime-covered window.

“Hmmm, I wonder what this opens?” she asked herself as a jangling clatter pierced the quiet. The telephone.

Following the direction of the ring, she descended the staircase to the second-floor. She spotted the phone resting on a hallway table near what she’d chosen as her bedroom. She hurried forward, tripping on a loose shoelace and almost falling. Finally, the phone screeched its last plea and fell silent just as Catarina placed her hand on the receiver. The screen on the caller ID reported it had come from an unknown caller.

Too busy to care, she went down the next flight of steps to the main floor. Catarina decided to explore the grounds before sundown. In October, the air was prone to chill and night came early. She hunted around for the jacket she’d left on the bench near the front door and shoved her arms into the leather sleeves of the coat. She patted her pockets to make sure she had her keys, and located them in her right front pocket.

“You must free us, mistress.” A chant, the plea of a hundred voices, supple and insidious lined her ears. “Open the Sheol. Unseal the gateway. Free the—”

She spun around. The corridor was dim and void of human life. On the wall, near the ceiling was a bloody handprint. She blinked and rubbed her eyes.

Nothing.

Shrugging, she ignored the whisper and pulled the front door open. It was just her imagination. She told herself there was nothing to fear.

She left the door unlocked, and marched onto the porch, then stepped down into a carpet of deep, soft green. Dirty windowpanes glistened in the sunlight. A humid scent like wet moss and freshly cut grass floated on the air. Catarina strolled in the gardens, noting the overgrowth of untended rosebushes planted beneath the stained-glass windows. She paused for a moment to survey the grounds. Ahead of her was a broad expanse of land—acres of lush grass that led to a thicket of trees that bordered the back of the property several hundred yards away. Even from this distance, she could sense the onset of winter, as most of the leaves of the staggering redwoods had fallen, leaving the branches bare like bony fingers reaching toward the ground.

From this vantage point, the scale of the mansion impressed her. She was able to view most of the three-story structure and the colorful glass of the windows that embodied the second and third floors. Inside, the heavy drapes that lined the windows were evident as well as the gauzy fabric intended to filter light and add privacy. At the top of one peaked edge were three crescent-shaped windows that she guessed belonged to the attic.

To the right of the property was a rundown gardener’s shed. She decided to check out the wooden shed and its contents before it became too dark. Nearing the shed, she stopped abruptly.

“Catarina…” A whisper by her ear, faint and distant and close all at once caused her to freeze.

Trembles traveled from her legs and vibrated up her neck. Dread choked her like a noose, strangling her from the inside. Once her feet became motionless, the crunching of the autumn leaves beneath them became silent, and she began to doubt that she’d actually heard anything at all.

Then her eyes caught something else in the dying light. Ground fog swirled and transformed, rising higher, forming a distinct black shape in front of her. An apparition with bleak hollow eyes.

She blinked until it disappeared. Then she took a deep breath, turned her gaze toward the horizon where the sun was making its slow descent, then turned her head to face the house again. She gasped.

In an upstairs bedroom, someone parted the drapes and a translucent face stared down at her from the window.

A prickling sensation glided over her body before settling in her stomach. Bile rose in her throat. Catarina struggled to calm herself; all she had to do was call the police and report an intruder. Instead, Catarina scanned each vacant pane, and then she turned completely around and stared at the road in front of Craven Manor.

Not a single car or person in sight. Nothing hovering human-like in the fog.

“Maybe I need to eat something.”

She shook her head, turned back around, and closed the gap between her present position and the entrance to the shed. The door was made of two out-swinging panels, intended to allow enough room for gardening implements to pass through. The panels were held shut by an old, rusty lock. She reached in her pocket for the keys.

All she found was a bit of lint. Catarina tried the other side. Vacant.

“What the—?”

Perplexed, her mind raced back to the moment when she’d dropped the keys in her pocket before leaving the house. She searched the pockets of her jeans.

No luck.

“Huh. I must’ve dropped them on my way out,” she said and began retracing her steps across the yard.

She passed the oak, reticent and massive, on her way to the porch. The setting sun cast long shadows on the ground. Catarina mounted the steps and opened the front door. Her fingers groped the wall near the entrance feeling for the light switch. Even in the late afternoon, the rooms were dark and eerie. She shuddered as a cold draft swept through the door, sending fingers of cold running over her skin.

Her gaze flicked outside, through the open door. Steeped in shadow, darkness echoed and folded inside itself until sunlight was absorbed completely, and the trees surrounding the mansion were bent and stooped, pouring more shadows across the hallows of what used to be the most prestigious house in Fallen Oaks.

She flinched. The autumn wind was howling. Flipping the switch up and down frantically, the room remained immersed in darkness. Her heart thudded loudly in the quiet.

Finally, the overhead light flickered to life. The chandelier light was dim, but adequate enough for Catarina to spot her keys. Relieved, she lifted the misplaced keys from the hallway table.

But her relief was fleeting. Her heart pounded. Her hands shook.

“Is someone there? Hello?”

No answer. But Catarina knew she was not alone.

She had to write this down. Keep a record. I know! I’ll write to my sister.

She began to back slowly toward the front door.

To be continued…

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official website: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Official Spellbound Series blog: http://thespellboundseries.blogspot.com

Twitter @WriterSherry: http://twitter.com/writersherry

goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

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Deadly Witchcraft. Ghostly Threats. Doomed Romance.

They say every town has its secrets, but that doesn’t even begin to describe Fallen Oaks. The townsfolk are a superstitious lot and the mystical disappearance of a local teen has everyone murmuring about a centuries old witch’s curse.

When sixteen-year-old Shiloh Trudell takes a summer job at Craven Manor, she discovers a ghost with an agenda. That’s where she meets the new town hottie, Trent Donovan, and immediately becomes enchanted by his charms.

Finally, Shiloh’s met someone who is supercute and totally into her, but Trent is immersed in the cunning deception that surrounds the mysterious Craven Manor. So much so that he may lose sight of what is truly important to him. And she can’t decide whether she wants to shake him or kiss him. Yet neither one of them can deny the immediate, passionate connection growing between them.

But underlying everything is the fear that Trent may be the next victim on a supernatural hit list, and Shiloh is the only person with the power to save him…

With cryptic messages from a pesky wraith, Shiloh will finally begin to understand the mysterious significance of the strange mark branded on her wrist and decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to protect the other teenagers in town.

Unfortunately, for Shiloh, not all ghosts want help crossing over. Some want vengeance.

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