Has it been a while since you read a good ghost story?
Open the pages of Whispering Hills by Taryn Browning and prepare to be haunted.
For as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Alexis Forbes can hear the thoughts of others. Most recently, she is disturbed by the dark, unfamiliar voice of a frightening killer: callous, cunning, charismatic…and dead. She hears his every sinister thought. But she can’t tell anyone. No one would believe her.
Alexis is suddenly being haunted by a terrifying past she doesn’t remember, and a ghost with a serious score to settle. Even Chance, the gorgeous new guy she’s falling for, has his own ghostly secret. He’s definitely not like any guy she’s ever met. Alexis soon discovers she has a connection to the dead and it runs much deeper than she could ever imagine.
It has been a while since I have read a good ghost story and there were some unique twists and turns in this paranormal. There was also just enough romance - hello Chance - to keep the story simmering. Just when you think you have figured out what is happening, the story takes an interesting twist. Alexis is an interesting teen struggling to live with some obvious challenges and a huge secret; it's hard for her to know who to trust and let people in. Chance has some secrets of his own and a long love for Alexis. Alexis also befriends an outsider named Summer who has secrets of her own and a witty, gothic personality. Fans of paranormals won't be disappointed and will look forward to reading the next book in the series as Whispering Hills sets up some intriguing questions.
It is important to give new (and newer) authors a try and although paranormal is popular right now, they tend to be more angel, demon, vampire, werewolf focused as opposed to ghosts so Whispering Hills is a great way to fill your paranormal needs with a twist.
Taryn Browning writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Her debut novel, DARK SEEKER, is available on Amazon and B&N. The sequel, DARK RETURN, comes out in late, 2012. Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two young sons and their dog. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach. Visit her at www.tarynbrowning.com, on twitter and facebook.