We live. We die. Is there anything more? Jenna Barton is about to find out. After moving to the coastal North Carolina town of Parson's Cove, Jenna has unwittingly stepped into the middle of a mystery involving a missing child. Unfortunately, the predator is still on the loose and Jenna has become his new obsession. With a little luck and a bit of paranormal help, Jenna might survive.
Her room was flooded with sunshine, when Jenna finally awoke
to the ringing of her cell. With her eyes closed, she groped for the
It was Jess. “So, how was it?”
Yawning, Jenna asked, “How was what?”
“Don’t play stupid with me, Jenna. You know what I’m talking
“I had a blast,” she giggled. “How about you?”
“I sat at home all night. You on the other hand need to share!”
“Okay, okay. We went to that new restaurant, The Train Depot.
I had this amazing steak and cheese. We talked about, you know,
stuff—like sports and fishing. Then we went to an arcade and
played a couple games.”
“Alright. And then?”
Jenna smiled. She wasn’t going to make it that easy. “Then we
“Home, huh? That’s it….he just dropped you off and drove
away...” Jess left the comment hanging.
“Well, he did walk me to my door.”
“Come on, Jen,” Jess begged.
Jenna flashed back to the night before, standing on the
front steps. She couldn’t help but laugh. “I didn’t think he was
going to kiss me. It seemed like we talked forever. I was getting
so cold. Anyway, he leans into me, our lips touch and it’s like
amazing. I mean, it’s like I’m seeing flashes of light. And then
he pulls away, and then I realize it’s actually my mom turning
the porch light on and off, on and off. I thought I’d die of
“Oh my gosh!” laughed Jess. “That’s the funniest thing I’ve
heard in ages.” Still laughing, “I gotta go. My boss just pulled into
the parking lot.”
When I was a little girl, I was afraid of my shadow - seriously afraid - running and screaming afraid. Perhaps I've always been a victim of an over-active imagination and maybe that explains the monsters hiding under my bed, the ghosts lurking in my closet, and the Shadow that inspired my first novel – Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not. I have always loved to write. While in school, I dreamed of being a reporter, parachuting into war-torn places and getting "the story." In reality I’m afraid of heights and would never jump out of a perfectly good flying machine. I have been fortunate enough to have had a varied career - from working as a DJ for a small radio station to serving as the president and part owner of a marina. I am married, have three sons and live in coastal North Carolina.
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