Today I bring you stop two in our tour of horror. It comes to you in the form of Jamie Sue Wilsoncroft and her YA paranormal offering, My Haunting Love. Wilsoncroft is a versatile and talented writer who's offerings span the genres of children's books, paranormal, new adult and erotica. All which adds to her amazing ability to create believable and multi dimensional characters.
What's My Haunting Love about? Take a look:
Calista Rose is a 16-year-old deaf girl who senses something strange in her new home. Soon she meets a ghost named John and becomes smitten with his handsome good looks and charming ways. Little does she know, falling in love with him brings out the true evil that lingers inside her home. Can she survive My Haunting Love?
My take on the book: Calista Rose is a sixteen year old deaf girl that knows something is amiss inside her home. When things start moving on their own, and her favorite ASL book mysteriously gets highlighted, she knows for sure she is in trouble. Soon she meets a ghost named John and gets smitten. His classic looks, gentlemanly ways, and boy next store charm claim her heart. But little does she know falling in love with John will wake up the true evil inside her home and threaten her life, and the lives of her family. Unless she can find a way for John to expose the truth behind his father's and sister's deaths.
This multi layered book had me captivated from the first page. Not only is it a sweet teenage love story, but it is a murder mystery complete with a "Clue" like who done it spin. The story seamlessly flows, and the backstory is cleanly integrated. The fact that Clista is deaf only adds to the books imagery. We see everything more clearly, as Clarista relies on her sense of sight, the descriptions clearly portray this.
My Haunting Love is a clever and sweet read. Wilsoncroft clearly has grown as a writer. This book showcases her ability to build suspense, as well as her ability to make you feel for her characters. This is her first YA novel and clearly she hits the mark. I will even go so far as to say this book is YA Gold. Perfect for middle to upper grade kids, but adults will appreciate the action and suspense as well.
Where in our first offering we had straight horror from Blaze McRob that explored the dark side of horror writing and the traditional themes, this book blended the paranormal with a life lesson, but it still has just enough suspense and conflict to hold young horror fans attention. In fact there are some tense scenes toward the end of the book that might frighten very young readers. I give it five stars!
Jamie Sue Wilsoncroft lives in Pennsylvania with her hubby, two children and 3 dogs. She is a professional dog groomer by day and a writer by night. Writing romance novels is her specialty.
Her new novel, Roller Coaster Love, will be available soon. She is also the other of six other books ranging the span of children's to erotica. You can find her here:
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