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Friday, August 21, 2015

Normal gives way to the paranormal - The Legend of the Light Keeper

"The author definitely knows how to write for a YA audience; it was very easy for me to get wrapped up in Lily’s world. I couldn’t and wouldn’t stop until I finished! I loved this character almost immediately and after reading the book, I almost feel like I know her. Honestly, for a few minutes it made me miss being 15." - Goodreads, Chrissy Moon

Description:

After a hurricane destroys her home, Lily Jordan is ready for life to get back to normal. That would be easy if her mother’s recent engagement hadn’t landed her in a house along Southeast Texas’ most haunted ghost road. The secluded scenic road is steeped in rich history and legends, but when Lily is given an old diary on her birthday, will she find that those legends hold more for her future than she’s bargained for?

With the help of new friends, Hunter and Owen, and forbidden love, Talon, will she uncover dark secrets from the past and find the key to her own gifts? Is it fate or circumstance that brought Lily to her new home? Normal gives way to the paranormal in book one of the Light Keeper series where mystery and suspense keeps you guessing until the very last page.

Unfortunately for Lily Jordan, being a Light Keeper doesn't come with an instruction manual, but neither does being sixteen. While learning to use her powers, she’s confronted with unforeseen obstacles and forced to break her own rules in order to save her circle of friends.

With her mom’s wedding on the horizon, will misinterpreted visions create new enemies who could threaten Lily’s exposure? Will death and heartache ruin the big day? For Lily, the answers only lead to impossible decisions. Does she embrace her powers or abandon them for false normalcy?

Kelly Hall’s second book, The Secret of Strange Waters, proves paranormal powers aren’t always a blessing.

EXCERPT


“I cleaned up worse than this after the storm,” I argued. And it was true. Boards, wires, nails, and trash were all that was left of the wave-crushed houses; so much worse than a few tall weeds and the occasional snake. I was a hard worker and never minded getting dirty. Mom and I had always made it on our own. It wasn’t like there was a man around to take out the trash or fix things when they broke. That had been left to us. 
“I just want to help.” 
“You have helped,” Owen said, wiping his sweat. 
“You’ve made us lunch every day, and blessed us with your presence.” I narrowed my eyes and leaned back on my elbows. My butt was sore from sitting so long, even on Owen’s padded seat. 
“But—” I started to argue but Talon interrupted with a loud sigh. 
“Oh. Here, hold this,” he said, handing me his water bottle and sweaty towel. 
“There, are you happy?” 
“Great, I’m the water boy,” I mumbled. 
“We’re almost done,” said Owen, swinging his machete a little harder. I could tell that they were getting annoyed, especially after a few silent seconds when Hunter mumbled, “Girls,” and shook his head. 
“You’re all being sexist.” I jumped off the four-wheeler and started gathering the trimmings and piling them on the burn pile. Talon shook his head and continued working. Nothing else was said on the matter.

About the author:
Kelly Hall was born and raised in Southeast Texas, and lives in a small town just a stone’s throw from the ghost road where her Light Keeper series is based. When she’s not busy writing, or spending time with her husband and two sons, this self-proclaimed creative junkie dabbles in many different forms of art, including cake decorating and mixed media.

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11 comments:

Debbie Joyce said...

Just came across you on Mythical Books. You are new to me, however not for long! Thanks for this chance to read your book - it sounds like it will be a fun series.

Heather said...

The cover for this is amazing.

Cass Raynaud (orchidée) said...

The covers are beautiful :) It soudns to be good !

Stephanie Basham said...

Mythical Books has always been one of my favorite blogs. Plus this book sounds really good. Love anything paranormal

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Kelly Hall said...

Thank you so much, everyone! And thank you, Mythical Books for the feature! Great blog! Have an awesome week!

~Kelly Hall

Wendy Hutton said...

this looks great thanks

K Davis said...

I love a good ghost story, so this sounds like the book for me. Plus, being for YAs, makes it about my speed in the scariness range.

Dan Denman said...

I like the cover and excerpt of the book. I hope that it is a big success!

Stephanie LaPlante said...

I absolutely love paranormal mysteries and this one sounds awesome.

Belinda M said...

my niece would love this book! I am sure that I would sneak it away from her and read it is well.Thanks for the excerpt