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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All the Pretty Ghosts by Jamie Campbell

She eyed every inch of me, never once breaking her gaze. I wasn’t sure what she was looking for, but I hoped she didn’t find it. I didn’t want to give Perry any reason to attack me again. 
One of the other guys stepped closer. He was tall, even taller than Oliver. He had to be one of the older ones, eighteen if I had to guess. “She’s trespassing. Let me deal with her.” 
Perry stood back, addressing him. “I’d like to see you deal with her.”

Description:

Release Date: May 4th, 2015

One year ago the Event swept through the world and wiped out the entire adult population. Now all the children are alone and fending for themselves.

Everly Hilton can see ghosts. Bridging the gap between the living and the dead, there are so many departed adults she can barely handle her ability.

With winter approaching, Everly can’t fight the dead any longer. She has to listen to the ghosts in order to understand what caused the Event and help keep the children alive.

What she doesn’t realise is that her association with the spirits runs far closer to home than she could ever imagine.

EXCERPT

“I am no-one,” I replied. “Just let me go and I won’t come back.” 
     The guy walked closer to me, inspecting every inch of my body from head to toe. I felt completely naked under his gaze, vulnerable beyond comprehension. 
    Now he was closer, I could see him better. His eyes were as black as the building had been as he studied me. There was intelligence behind his gaze, something the two thugs beside me clearly lacked. Once upon a time before the Event, he was probably a fairly decent guy, good looking, too. I hoped some of that decency still remained, even if he hid it most of the time. 
    “What’s your name?” he asked me. 
    “Everly.” 
   “I’m Jet, it’s nice to meet you.” He held out his hand for me to shake. Considering my arms were held out to my sides by my captors, there was no chance I was touching him. He took his hand back and crossed his arms over his chest. He was thin like the others, but there were still muscles on his body. 

About the author:
Jamie was born into a big, crazy family of 6 children. Being the youngest, she always got away with anything and would never shut up. Constantly letting her imagination run wild, her teachers were often frustrated when her ‘What I did on the weekend’ stories contained bunyips and princesses.

Growing up, Jamie did the sensible things and obtained a Bachelor of Business degree from Southern Cross University and worked hard to gain her membership with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Yet nothing compared to writing. Quitting the rat race to spend quality time with her laptop named Lily, Jamie has written several novels and screenplays. Spanning a number of genres and mediums, Jamie writes whatever inspires her from ghost stories to teenage love stories to tantalising murder mysteries. Nothing is off limits.

A self-confessed television addict, dog lover, Taylor Swift fan, and ghost hunter, Jamie loves nothing more than the thrill of sharing her stories.


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9 comments:

Jan Lee said...

Interesting concept for a story. I'd like to find out what "event" happened :)

Amanda Sakovitz said...

Such a beautiful cover. Thanks for the chance!

Danielle Merkle said...

Great excerpt, Thanks for the great giveaway!

Amber Ag said...

Poor kids. I wonder why it only effected the adults? Hopefully Everly can figure it out.

Juana said...

I liked the excerpt, and have added this book to my book wishlist.

John Thuku said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt. It was quite interesting.

Arf2-D2 said...

Great synopsis. It hinted at just enough to tease the audience. I want to know more!

Dan said...

I like a good paranormal story. Good cover and excerpt!

gemiinii said...

Sounds really good!