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The Blue Door

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The Blue Door (Threshold Series – 1) by Christa Kinde

The first in a new series about 14-year-old Priscilla Pomeroy, who has the ability to see angels hidden among us, as well as the blue door that leads to the spiritual/heavenly realms. As we meet her and other characters, including behind-the-scenes angels, we learn that there is a reason Prissy can see these things, and she is a key player in a spiritual war unfolding around her.

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Christa Kinde

About the Author

Christa Kinde, Storyteller

Behind the scenes, I’m a cheerful homebody whose many talents include dish-washing, laundry-sorting, and the weaving polysyllabic words into everyday conversation. First to know, last to tell, happy to try, and always true. A plotter and a plodder, a dabbler and a devotee. Weaknesses include bright colors, crazy socks, and alliteration. More to the point, I spend my days planning studies, plotting stories, and putting my nose to the proverbial grindstone… because as much as I loves writing, it’s work. Finding the perfect word, turning a phrase so it sparkles, giving a plot just a bit of a twist—they’re worth every iota of effort. I’m delighted to have discovered what I want to do when I grow up!

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My Review

4 Stars

Priscilla Pomeroy is a fourteen year old girl that is going to discover she has a special ability, she can see angels. At first she doesn’t believe this and is irritated about her friends keeping the secret that they are angels. But the more she talks with them and other angels the more she comes to care for them and is willing to accept her gift.

But there is a lot happening and Prissy is going to be the key to the battle. There is a war coming between the angels and the demons and it is going to be up to Prissy to help out her new friends and follows Gods plan for her.

I liked Prissy, she is a good kid that gets along with her five brothers and helps out her parents. I understand how she felt betrayed by Milo and Koji when she learns that they are angels. I also understand how she doesn’t want this ability to see angels but has to learn to accept it. She is an important part of an upcoming war with her ability to see the Blue Door too.

This is a good start to a series. Although it has religious themes it is not preachy. I just wish there was a little more about the Blue Door and its importance. This was a good, quick read and I admit that I am excited to read The Hidden Deep to see what happens to Prissy.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank The Author for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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Haunted Ends

Haunted Ends

Welcome to my stop on the Haunted Ends blog tour! Today I have an exclusive excerpt for you to read, and a chance to win a digital copy of the book!

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Expected Publication Date: June 4th, 2019

Genre: Paranormal Mystery/ Ghosts

Publisher: Between the Lines Publishing

The famous paranormal investigative television show, Dead Inns, is tasked with investigating the Juniper Hotel near downtown San Francisco. Rocky Rapport, the psychic medium on the show, makes a startling discovery while investigating the hotel. During their investigation, Rocky encounters the recently departed, Sam Thompson. Their meeting may forever change the very nature of paranormal investigations … and test Rocky’s frazzled nerves at the same time. Rocky not only discovers that the hotel’s haunted history is true but now Sam simply won’t leave him in peace until he helps him solve his murder and locate his stolen merchandise, a bag filled with uncut diamonds.

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Excerpt

“Hun, I hate to come across as all-overish for ya and all, but…you’ve expired! Ya know, died?” she said with a quick smirk as if it wasn’t a big deal to be dead.

“I’ve died?” Sam gasped. “But…I gotta go to work tomorrow…er, I mean today. I can’t be dead. That…that can’t be me.” He pointed to the gurney.

The woman strolled over to Sam, passing by him. She then lifted the gurney’s sheet, showing Sam his body. “Looks like you’ve got a good excuse for not goin’ to work now!”

Sam inched down to the floor, his mouth gaping as he attempted to understand just what had happened to him. “This can’t be,” he kept repeating. “How can I possibly be dead?”

The woman stood above him, offering him her hand. “Don’t fret. You get used to it in time. Trust me, it ain’t all bad,” she assured.

Sam took her hand. “Being dead? How? How can this—” He motioned up and down to his transparent body, “…NOT be bad?” he barked back in a tirade. He was sure his face was turning beet red—that is, if he could possibly see it anymore.

She shrugged her indifference at the situation, twirling her feather boa at Sam playfully. “Now, don’t you be gettin’ all huffy with me. I’m just the welcome wagon. I’m Melody, by the way. We’ve never officially met.” She offered her hand once again to shake.

“Sam…” he grumbled, foregoing the handshake. “I’m Sam.”

“Yeah, we know. You’ve been coming around here for quite a while. We pick up on these things,” she replied.

“We? Who’s we?” Sam asked, looking around the room for signs of any others—like themselves—who were lurking in the shadows.

From all around him, faces appeared and then disappeared. Sam blinked several times, trying to focus on the images around him. But none of the images ever remained in focus for long enough to see them completely.

“That’s just the gang. This hotel has been around since the forty-nines came into town searching for gold. We’ve collected our fair share of lost travelers over the years,” she explained. “Most of us are salt-of-the-earth kind of people who only like to keep a low profile. And many of us try to help the guests when we can. But there are a few you better stay clear of,” she continued.

“Wait a minute. I’m not sticking around! I have a life, a job…” Sam looked up, suddenly hearing the front door opening. The paramedic crew was now rolling his body out the front doors. “Wait!” he cried, racing after his body.

As soon as he hit the front door, he bounced right back into the lobby as if hitting an invisible wall. Sam fell back, landing on his rear, surprised to feel his nose swelling. “What?” he screeched. “What the hell? I thought ghosts could—”

Melody sauntered over to the sofa. “Yeah, I’ve heard that one before. I’ve seen it happen more times than I can recollect. You’re part of the hotel now.”

Sam grabbed his ears, wrapping his elbows around his face. Everything seemed so wrong, so frightfully wrong. He just couldn’t be dead. He was about to eat a nice Italian meal and now he was, what…a ghost forced to spend his afterlife haunting The Juniper? None of it made any sense, especially since he still had a colossal craving for Petro’s.

“Get a grip,” Sam repeated to himself several times, but never once listening. He then grabbed the red velvet curtains that hung around the front bay window. “There HAS to be a logical explanation to this.” He spun to Melody. “I know…I was shot, but now I’m in a coma in some hospital. And any moment I’m going to…”

Melody slowly shook her head, smiling her understanding grin. “Hun, you’re dead. The sooner you come to grips with it, the better. It’s not the end of the world!” she stated.

“But how? How do you come to grips with being dead?” he growled.

“It’s not like you have a choice. Now, why don’t ya come upstairs and meet the others…” she said, reaching out to hold his shoulder.

Sam pulled away. “What do I do all day? Stand around here, scaring children and pets? Or is this it…forced to remain here in this dreary hotel while watching my afterlife pass me by?”

Melody sauntered up the main staircase but disappeared once she reached the top. She knew Sam needed more time to cope, so she wasn’t about to wait around for him to come to grips with his situation.

Yet again, Sam plopped on the sofa and stared out the lobby’s window. Outside, he watched the paramedics loading his body into the back of an ambulance.

“Now what?” he wondered to himself.

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About the Author

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Born in Southern California, Elizabeth has always been drawn to Science Fiction and fantasy stories. Having also lived and worked in haunted buildings for many years, she has a deep interest in the paranormal and anything that goes “BOO!” in the night – with the exception of critics that is.

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My Review

4 Stars

Sam runs diamonds from San Francisco to Los Angeles. One night he is mugged and shot in the chest. Although he gets back to his hotel he ends up dying there. Rocky is a psychic paranormal investigator that works on a television show called Dead Inns where he is to investigate haunted inns. His producer gets the approval to film at the Juniper Hotel where Rocky meets many ghosts, including Sam. Sam attaches himself to Rocky and convinces him to help find Sam’s killer. Same believes that finding the diamonds will help him move to the afterlife.

Sam may have not been much in real life but he is a kick as a ghost. I could understand why he was so focused on getting the diamonds; I would hate to be stuck in his position as a ghost. Rocky was an interesting character and I was glad that he decided to help out Sam.

The hunt for the killer kept me on my toes even if I was laughing at Sam’s antics. I love the paranormal shows on television so I was naturally curious about this book. I was drawn into the mystery and kept on the edge of my seat with the hunt for the diamonds.

I admit that the editing kept me from the flow of the story, which if it so bad that I notice it’s serious. This made me take one star off the rating. I did love the ending and can’t wait to read more about Sam and Rocky.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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Blog Tour Schedule

June 3rd

Reads & Reels (Excerpt)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

B is for Book Review (Excerpt)

June 4th

The Hufflepuff Nerdette (Review)

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Excerpt)

June 5th

Ity Reads Books (Review)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

The Cozy Pages (Excerpt)

June 6th

Wrong Side of Forty (Review)

Dash Fan Book Reviews (Excerpt)

Didi Oviatt (Excerpt)

I’m All About the Books (Excerpt)

I’m Into Books (Excerpt)

June 7th

Kim Knight (Review & Interview)

Entertainingly Nerdy (Review)

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