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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Caroline Flarity and her new book, “The Ghost Hunter’s Daughter”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Caroline and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


The Ghost Hunter's Daughter
by Caroline Flarity

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GENRE: YA Supernatural/Paranormal

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BLURB:

Sixteen-year-old Anna sees things from another world, the spiritual world, a skill that isn’t exactly useful in high school. It’s bad enough that her mother, possessed by a demon, took her own life when Anna was a child, a loss she remains tortured by. Now her father makes his living “clearing” haunted objects, and Anna’s job as his assistant makes her a social misfit. Most kids in her suburban New Jersey town refer to her just as “Goblin Girl.”

Only Freddy and Dor remain loyal friends. But Anna’s so focused on her own problems, she’s missed that her connection with Freddy is moving beyond the friend zone.

As junior year approaches, a rare solar storm lights up the night skies and the citizens of Bloomtown begin to act strangely: Anna’s teachers lash out, her best friends withdraw, and the school bullies go from mean to murderous. When Anna realizes she can harness this evil power, she sets out to save Bloomtown and the only family she has left.

But to do so, she must keep her own increasingly dark urges at bay.

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EXCERPT TWO:

“Want a new nick name?” Sydney asked. “How ‘bout Frankenskank?”

Damn. Anna had spent so much time on her eye makeup that morning that she forgot to cover her scar. Her fists clenched. She was microseconds away from smacking Sydney right in her perfect face. Her palm actually tingled in anticipation of the after-slap burn.  

“All dressed up and no place to go,” Lyric sneered, indicating the cleavage exposed by Anna’s scoop neck.

“Except maybe a whorehouse!” Sydney yelled, attracting the attention of everyone in the commons who wasn’t already watching.
       
One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi. Breathe. Anna restrained herself, knowing that in her current state of mind one slap wouldn’t be enough. In fact, while the river raged, she might also decide to go ahead and slam Sydney’s head into one of the metal lockers, perhaps several times. Nausea rolled in Anna’s gut. She was disgusted by the burst of pleasure the violent fantasy brought her. She took her eyes off of Sydney’s smug face and scanned the commons. Was there a portal here, too? There must be, but Bloomtown High wasn’t on Saul’s list.

Anna forced herself to walk away from Sydney and Lyric, ignoring their parting sneers. Was she being paranoid or was everyone in the hallway gawking at her? Anna picked up her pace, her heart dropping into her churning stomach as she passed a blur of scornful faces. Everyone was looking at her, and the worst part—she thought about Craig’s snub that morning—was that she might know why.

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GUEST POST:

Describe Your Book Cover and How It Came About

When deciding how the cover should represent the book, I knew I wanted it to tie-in closely to the story, depict the genre as YA paranormal and speak to the circumstances of the main character. I also wanted the overall vibe to feel dark but not entirely so. There is a lot of dark content, but it’s ultimately a story about hope and healing.

I thought placing lockers on the cover would say “YA” to a potential reader. As far as the graffiti on the main locker, I wanted it to portray that the main character (Anna) is being bullied. Anna’s locker is vandalized in the book, as well.

The words “goblin girl” are handwritten near the top of the locker. The book is divided into three parts, and Part One is titled Goblin Girl. Kids at school refer to Anna with that moniker because her father is a paranormal investigator, essentially the town “weirdo”.

As I mentioned, the cover has a dark feel that reflects the tone, but there is a white butterfly perched on the defaced locker. This butterfly has many meanings. At the heart of the book is Anna’s metaphysical coming-of-age, and butterflies often symbolize change or rebirth.

As the story opens, Anna is introduced as a disgruntled, grieving teen infatuated with an untrustworthy boy. She is angry at her father and not present for her friends as much as she could be, considering their loyalty to her. Things get much worse for Anna and her friends when a parasitic entity invades their lives (and minds), but she is eventually transformed like the proverbial caterpillar to butterfly. Butterflies appear in the book several times. For example, Anna’s late mother loved butterflies, and Anna wore her mother’s butterfly barrette the day her mother died. The butterfly also symbolizes Anna’s mother, but I can’t say how because it’s a huge spoiler.

I worked with ebooklaunch.com and was thrilled with their design of the interior and covers of both my ebook and paperback. I hope you like the cover and, of course, the book!

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AUTHOR BIO:


Caroline Flarity is a web content producer living in NYC. Her fascination with fringe topics and love of scary movies led her to begin her writing journey penning creepy screenplays. Her debut novel THE GHOST HUNTER'S DAUGHTER started life as a feature script, placing in the finals of the StoryPros Awards and as a semifinalist in Slamdance Film Festival's writing competition. She enjoys pitting her characters against both supernatural and cultural evils.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Caroline will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

15 comments:

  1. Caroline ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  2. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.

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  3. Good luck with the giveaway, James! Good to "see" you again :)

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  4. The Ghost Hunter's Daughter is a dark, YA coming-of-age paranormal mystery (for older teens). It's been described as "Supernatural meets Mean Girls".

    Welcome, readers! I'll be around today if you have any questions or comments.

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    1. Thanks, Rita. The Ghost Hunter's Daughter ebook will be on sale for 99 cents June 28-July 4th on amazon. It's also on kindle unlimited. Have a great day.

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  6. Great post, I enjoyed reading it :)

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  7. How many books have you written so far?

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    1. Hi Bernie, this is my first novel. I adapted it from one of my screenplays that did well in the contest circuit. I thought it would be a much easier process (ha!), but the story really reached its full potential in novel form. I'm writing my 2nd novel now.

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  8. I had a blast today responding to comments and questions. Thanks to all, and a special thanks to Ally for hosting! The Ghost Hunter's Daughter ebook is going on sale for 99 cents from 6/28-7/4 (amazon). It's also on kindle unlimited until 7/12.

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  9. Loved the excerpts and it looks to be a really interesting story.

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