GHOST AUTHORS K - R
AUTHOR KATHY-LYNN CROSS
A SPIRIT'S LAST GIFT (A NOVELLA)
Juslynn Vaxton is an average teenager trying to adjust to the changes of her senior year, life without her mom, her dad remarrying, creating memories with friends and planning for the future. But there is one little secret keeping the hands of time frozen - she’s hopelessly in love with her best friend, Carter.
As fate would have it, a few days before the Snow Flurry Dance each of their dates cancel. Already with the necessary attire, Carter asks Juslynn if she wants to attend the dance with him, but is it a date or as friends? Internally battling with her emotions, Juslynn doesn’t want to ruin their friendship, but would confessing set her heart free?
On top of keeping her feelings hidden, she also has to deal with the town’s socialite, Cher. With cryptic messages from her rival, unresolved questions about her mother’s death, and Carter’s electrically charged touch clouds her judgment. The last thing Juslynn needed was to catch Carter kissing Cher. Emotionally imploding; she flees in four-inch heels on ice-coated stairs. Running away ends up costing her everything.
Several days later, Juslynn wakes to discover she’s dead and has a demon, named Haste, watching over her. His job is to keep her from moving on, but what’s more confusing is when he explains she’s half Nephilim. For her to become a full-fledged angel, she must unpack her emotional baggage, say goodbye to the ones tethering her between worlds and release her regret by confessing her love to Carter.
But, Haste has other plans for Juslynn and a confession of his own that might alter her decision to choose between an angelic destiny or a cursed afterlife as a demon.
(some kissing and romance)
AUTHOR L. K. KUHL
Seventeen-year-old Sophia Bandell is scared of boys and her biggest fear is dying. Boys make her uncomfortable and itchy and dying is …well …dying.
Sophia is surprised when her long lost friend calls her, inviting her to spend the summer with her on the beach at Charleston.
When a plastic saucer hits her in the head one day as she’s sunbathing, she has no idea it will forever change the course of her life. It is there she comes face to face with the impres-sive Tate Forester.
She is scared and …itchy, but he’s gorgeous and she can’t shake him from her mind. They begin dating and Sophia soon knows he’s the one.
But things turn dark when she finds out Tate really isn’t the person he says he is, and the real reason her friend has brought her here is to teach her about life after death.
This everlasting summer on the beach gives Sophia a taste of first love—the happiness as well as the heartbreak.
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AUTHOR KIMBERLY LOTH
CIRCUS OF THE DEAD (BOOK 1)
There are many ways to die at the Circus of the Dead.
You’re invited to witness them all.
Mom sent me all the way across the country to the Louisiana bayou to join the circus and help my uncle for the summer.
Except there is something not quite right on this swampy cursed island, and after having my fortune told, I can’t leave.
I try to escape, but Benny, an all too charming ghost gangster tries to kill me by feeding me to a tiger.
Thankfully I’m rescued by Samuel, the incredibly hot ringmaster who can’t be a day over twenty. Can he?
In addition to avoiding the human scorpion, staying away from the big cats, and having trouble figuring out who’s dead and who’s alive, I have to find a way to escape this horror show. Will I get out of the circus alive or will I join their army of ghosts and become a murderer myself?
Welcome to the Circus of the Dead.
Fans of Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, Bianca Scardoni and Laura Thalassa will devouor this tale. If you loved Anna Dressed in Blood or the Night Circus, you'll adore Circus of the Dead.
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AUTHOR LEANNA RENEE HIEBER
Originally published as two books, Strangely Beautiful unites Leanna Renee Hieber's critically acclaimed novels in a single revised volume, restoring the author's original vision for the work.
Miss Persephone Parker—known as Percy—is different, with her lustrous, snow-white hair, pearlescent pale skin, and uncanny ability to see and communicate with ghosts. Seeking to continue her education, Percy has come to Queen Victoria's London, to the Athens Academy. What she will learn there will change her life forever.
Athens Academy is the citadel of The Guard, an ancient order that battles the forces of evil. The Victorian Guard, led by professor Alexi Rychman, is incomplete. They cannot defeat Jack the Ripper— who is more than the serial killer he appears to be—or the greater monster his appearance heralds.
Percy's lifelong habit of concealment combined with Alexi's fevered search for the Guard's missing seventh nearly prove disastrous as ancient Greek myths begin playing out in modern, gaslit, Victorian London. Percy and her new friends and allies must overcome their preconceptions about each other and their own histories before they can set the world to rights.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
AUTHOR PAGE MCKENZIE
THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL (BOOK 1)
Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn't recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.
In the days that follow, things only get stranger. Sunshine is followed around the house by an icy breeze, phantom wind slams her bedroom door shut, and eventually, the laughter Sunshine hears on her first night evolves into sobs. She can hardly believe it, but as the spirits haunting her house become more frightening—and it becomes clear that Kat is in danger—Sunshine must accept what she is, pass the test before her, and save her mother from a fate worse than death.
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(mild language and a fight scene)
A dark secret . . . a grieving ghost . . . a handsome stranger . . . What more could Eliza Robinson want?
Except for maybe her life.
In Heather B. Moore’s enthralling 1840’s historical romance, Heart of the Ocean, Eliza Robinson has turned down the very pretentious Mr. Thomas Beesley’s marriage proposal. As a business partner of Eliza’s father, Thomas quickly discredits the family and brings disgrace to the Robinson name.
While her father scrambles to restore his good name in New York City, Eliza flees to the remote Puritan town of Maybrook to stay with her Aunt Maeve. Maybrook is the last existing Puritan town, having survived centuries of outside influence. Although relieved to be away from all- things-male and unforgiving gossip columns, odd things start to happen to Eliza, and she is plagued by a ghostly voice. Her aunt’s explanation? That Eliza is being haunted by a woman who died of a broken heart twenty years ago.
After Aunt Maeve is tragically killed, Eliza's life is put in danger as she tries to uncover the mystery of her aunt's death. She encounters Jonathan Porter in Maybrook, whose presence in the town seems suspicious, yet she finds herself drawn to him. When she discovers that Jonathan’s dark secrets may be the link between the dead woman who haunts her and her aunt’s murderer, Eliza realizes that Jonathan is the one man she should never trust.
AUTHOR HEATHER B. MOORE
HEART OF THE OCEAN
5 stars! "Heart of the Ocean is a historical tale that grips your heart and has you on the edge of your seat from the first sentence to the last. If, like me, you love to read haunting historical romance books, this is one for you! " --Christen S. Maurer
5 stars! "Heart of the Ocean is exactly the kind of book I love to read: romance, suspense, family drama, just a touch of paranormal. It is a very enjoyable clean romance." --Cami Checketts
5 stars! "I am NOT into paranormal books, but this isn't what it seems! Not at alI. LOVED THIS BOOK! Heather Moore's writing style is terrific - intelligent, descriptive, and captivating." --Nancy Wudel
5 stars! "This book pulled me in from the start with that ghostly voice on the cliff and haunted me until I could finish and solve the mystery of Helena Talbot's death. I was hooked and carried away into another time and place." --Char in Boise
AUTHOR ALYSON NOËL
FATED (BOOK 1)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated—a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.
Strange things are happening to Daire Santos. Crows mock her, glowing people stalk her, time stops without warning, and a beautiful boy with unearthly blue eyes haunts all her dreams. Fearing for her daughter's sanity, Daire's mother sends her to live with the grandmother she's never met. A woman who recognizes the visions for what they truly are—the call to her destiny as a Soul Seeker—one who can navigate the worlds between the living and dead.
There on the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico, Daire sets out to harness her mystical powers. But it's when she meets Dace, the boy from her dreams, that her whole world is shaken to its core. Now Daire is forced to discover if Dace is the one guy she's meant to be with...or if he's allied with the enemy she's destined to destroy.
(clean story with tension but very little swearing or graphic content)
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AUTHOR MELISSA PEARL
THE SPACE BETWEEN HEARTBEATS
Nicole Tepper has it all—beauty, popularity, and the perfect boyfriend. But after a party she can’t remember, she wakes up in a ghostly state, trapped between life and death. Nicole’s injured body is lying in a wooded area, but she has no idea where—or how long she has left to live.
Only one person can hear her now: Dale Finnegan, a loner classmate that Nicole has relentlessly bullied. Dale’s the last person in school who would want to help her, but he sets their tangled history aside to try to save her life. As they dig into what happened at the party, they discover her boyfriend isn’t as perfect as he seems—and neither are her friends. With the clock ticking down and her life slipping away, Nicole must face a hard truth: Was what happened to her a terrible accident? Or does someone want her dead?
(violence and alcohol abuse)
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AUTHOR DEBBIE PETERSON
SPIRIT OF THE KNIGHT
She fell deeply in love with him in the early days of her childhood. And in return, she captured his heart the moment he first cast his gaze upon her... Renowned artist, Mariah Jennings hired to paint a thirteenth-century Scottish castle, gets the shock of her life when she encounters the handsome knight who has dominated a lifetime of portraits and sketchbooks. But Sir Cailen Braithnoch is no ordinary ghost, nor did he suffer an ordinary death. Magic of the blackest kind cast a pall over the knights centuries ago. As the ghost and his lady seek to unravel the paradox surrounding his death, black arts, otherworldly forces, and a jealous rival conspire against them. Will those forces tear them apart, or is their love destined to last throughout the ages?
This is a new release of a previously published edition.
AUTHOR JESSICA L. RANDALL
THE OBITUARY SOCIETY (BOOK 1)
When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather's house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias.
Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the southern drawl to the little old lady who unceasingly tries to set Lila up with her grandson. But when strange things begin to happen, Lila realizes some of her new friends are guarding a secret like its a precious family heirloom. It's a dangerous secret, and it has come back to haunt them. Lila is caught in the middle, and her life may depend on uncovering it. But even if she can, can she stay in Auburn when not everyone is what they seem, and even the house wants her gone?
(violence and alcohol abuse)
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AUTHOR SHANNON RIEGER
Bewildered by an unexpected, peculiar package and disturbed by its accompanying antagonistic spirits, English teacher Christian Moore is shaken from his carefully crafted, cocooned existence and catapulted into the shocking reality of an unpredictable, haunted and sometimes evil world. With his own safety and sanity at stake, he must learn to embrace the paranormal when he is confronted by the serial killer of innocent children. To survive, Christian forms unlikely alliances with once feared intruders from the supernatural realm, as well as, a mysterious man with unique insight and abilities. Just when he thinks he has solved the mystery of his chilling visions, he is propelled into a tomb of water where he is forced to unravel the heartbreaking history buried for years within the confines of those same walls.
While helping the unfortunate, trapped souls, he is compelled to examine his own traumatic past and to risk everything he knows for a life truly worth living.
(young character's first kiss, swearing and scary scenes)
AUTHOR MADELEINE ROUX
ASYLUM (BOOK 1)
Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place." Featuring found photographs from real asylums and filled with chilling mystery and page-turning suspense, Asylum is a horror story that treads the line between genius and insanity, perfect for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
For sixteen-year-old Dan Crawford, the New Hampshire College Prep program is the chance of a lifetime. Except that when Dan arrives, he finds that the usual summer housing has been closed, forcing students to stay in the crumbling Brookline Dorm—formerly a psychiatric hospital. As Dan and his new friends Abby and Jordan start exploring Brookline's twisty halls and hidden basement, they uncover disturbing secrets about what really went on here . . . secrets that link Dan and his friends to the asylum's dark past. Because Brookline was no ordinary mental hospital, and there are some secrets that refuse to stay buried.