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Trapped in Room 217 (Haunted States of America) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe

September 3, 2018 - 6:51 pm No Comments

Trapped in Room 217 (Haunted States of America) by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Published by North Star Editions on 30th August 2018
110 pages

Jayla and Dion were on break from school. When their dad had to work in Colorado they thought it would be one great adventure. Little did they know that they were staying at the Stanley Hotel, one of the most haunted hotels in the area.
Jayla and Dion were typical children they were curious and looking for adventure, so when a ghost made an appearance in room 217, they were up for investigating. Plus, if it got Jayla out of maths homework than that was even better.
This story is perfect for children and adults who want a gentle ghost story, with its atmospheric feel to it, you got instantly drawn into the story. As I was reading this, Jayla and Dion reminded me of my own children and I did wonder what they would have done in that same situation.
A special touch was this hotel and room exists and if I lived in the Colorado I would definitely pay a visit. This was a quick read and I read it in one sitting. I am curious where this author will take us on his next haunted visit.

Thirteen: A Psychic Surveys Companion Novel (book 2) by Shani Struthers

February 10, 2018 - 5:24 pm 1 Comment

Thirteen: A Psychic Surveys Companion Novel (book 2) by Shani Struthers
Published by Authors Reach/Storyland Press on 29th November 2017
242 pages
Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Whilst this is in the Psychic Survey series, you do not have to read the others. I have not read any of these books and throughout this story I never once felt that I had missed something. In fact it has got me downloading others in the series and as they are on Kindle Unlimited. I can begin the series.
Thirteen, tells Ness’ story. Due to her been psychic, she had an unloved childhood, abused by her mom and was alone the majority of the time. When she was asked to cleanse a derelict lighthouse in the Isle of Skye, she did not imagine that she would have to relive the secrets that she locked away. The lighthouse was a place to hang out for the teenagers of the isle, with not much to do they played a game that was passed on to other generations. Tell Thirteen ghost stories and blow out the candle. Harmless for most.
Even though Ness was good at what she did, there was a vulnerability to her. Used to being by herself, she rarely had to rely on anyone. Living with Angus and his mom Eilidh, help show what she had been missing.
The illustrative way the author wrote this story, you could imagine being there. The wind and rain making you feel cold as it drips down your neck, but then the glorious sunshine, that shows how beautiful the place is. Whilst this is a ghost story, the addition of the occult gives it a dark feel. The scene’s at the lighthouse makes this book a page turner and you can feel the seriousness of Ness’ task. One of my favourite scenes is when Eilidh was explaining the significance of the number 13 and the bible.
If you have not read any of the psychic series than this is a great introduction to the books. This is a quick read and will have you engrossed in the story