First Impression: A Shadow Maven Paranormal by Pauline Creeden
Paperback/eBook, 176 pages
Release date: March 31st 2014
Publisher: Altwit Press
Chira Kelly thought she didn’t need anyone…until she met Ben.
Because of one ugly rumor, Chira lives as an outcast at her school. Which is fine with her, because she works better alone. Always has, always will. And at least she has her one and only true friend, Tasha.
When Tasha insists that they join a group to visit a possibly haunted abandoned old schoolhouse, she's wary, but joins her friend. Because of that decision, their lives are in jeopardy as a malevolent spirit targets the group. Tragedies and accidents pick them off one by one, and Chira finds herself drawn to the one person who can see the truth. But can he protect her?
The vibration that voice sends through my body makes it clear who it is, and I don’t bother to turn around.
Ben stands beside me with his backpack slung over his shoulder. I eye him. “Were you planning on skipping the last bit of class, too?”
“Most everyone is. After that bit of news, no one can concentrate on their work anymore,” he says.
I nod and start walking again. “That’s for sure.”
“Where are you going? I told you never to go anywhere alone right now. It’s not safe.”
“How are you going to save me from this...curse that everyone’s talking about?”
He frowns. “What curse?”
“The Old Schoolhouse is not only haunted, but apparently there’s a curse now. If you’ve seen the ghost, you have an accident. Or something like that.”
Ben’s jaw tightens. “Urban legend. I don’t buy into silly superstitions.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In simple language, Pauline Creeden creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long. Pauline is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy.