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by Vala Kaye
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Release: July 13, 2012
Editor: Katie Hines
Line Editor: Greta Gunselman
Cover Designer: Charlotte Volnek
Sixteen-year-old Malden Montgomery leaves New York City anticipating nothing but boredom when her artist/mother insists she come along on a two week vacation to a family inn in rural Virginia. What Malden doesn't expect is that the owner’s seventeen-year-old son, Jackson, will be totally to-die-for cute or that her room at the inn will be haunted by a young woman named Emily, who died there in 1865. When Emily somehow begins to communicate with Malden via an Internet chat room, she and Jackson have to find a way to help Emily's ghost come back home or risk a spirit’s wrath if they choose to leave her lost in the darkness forever.
“So, what does any of this have to do with the dead girl, Emily?” Malden glanced around to make sure no one else could overhear them. She’d only been at this place for all of maybe ten minutes and here she was in the middle of a bizarre conversation with a guy she barely knew about something that couldn’t possibly be true. “Have people seen her ghost? Is she haunting the house because she’s mad her cousin inherited it or something?”
Jackson started to say more, and then stopped and shook his head. Malden could see he wanted to tell her the whole story, but was holding back.
“Look, my bad, okay? I shouldn’t have brought it up. I’ve heard a lot of stupid old family stories, but it’s like you said, it’s lame. I mean, I’ve spent summers out here all my life and I’ve never seen or heard a ghost. So, that means there couldn’t be one. Right?”
He took the keys from her and headed off toward the SUV. Malden followed, but more questions were running through her mind and she wasn’t about to be put off. Jackson knew more about Emily, and Malden decided she wasn’t going to let him get away with keeping any secrets.
"Ghost Writer, unpredictable & intriguing from the start, is far from teen reading standard fare. Do read." Reader review on Amazon.com
About the Author:
Growing up in Texas, Vala Kaye was an avid reader of romance and sci-fi and a history buff. After graduating from college with a double major in Communications and History, Vala now works in ad sales in southern California. She is addicted to movies, word games and salsa dancing. In her first published YA novella, she explores what happens when the human 'spirit' meets modern computer technology.
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