Also by this author: Sensitives
The Forgotten is the third novella in the series titled, The Wraith of Carter’s Mill.
Shyanne has gone home, and her life is happier than she ever imagined it could be. The family home, restored to its original state, brings Shyanne closer to her roots. Everything changes when her eight-year-old daughter, Melody begins to exhibit strange behaviors.
When Melody slips into a strange coma, Shyanne is not convinced the problem is medical. Visions, dreams and clues from her guardians, take Shyanne deep in the woods to long forgotten Carter’s Mill. Shyanne loses all concept of time and is unaware that she is assumed missing. A search party led by her husband turns up nothing. Drake Monroe will not give up. He is determined to do everything he can to keep his family together.
Meanwhile, Shyanne’s family history unravels. She finally faces the dark entity that has plagued the Carter women for generations. Can she break the curse that threatens to destroy her family before it is too late? Will she fade into the forgotten history of Carter’s Mill?
For today, we are lucky enough to have a guest post from C. Evenfall. She is an author I have come to truly enjoy and look forward to her new releases. Please take a minute to read her post, my review, and pick up copies of her book so we can chat about it. I would love to hear your opinions on it, as well as hear your own ghostly experiences.
Why I Write Paranormal Fiction
by C. Evenfall
The Wraith of Carter’s Mill is my first published work in the paranormal fiction genre. To a certain degree, I believe that paranormal fiction writing comes naturally to me because of my belief in the paranormal.
When I was younger, I wrote one paranormal short story after the other. Most of these were adapted versions of tales I heard as a child. Many of these stories, told in whispers, were conversations not meant for the ears of children, which made them even more fascinating. I lurked around corners, hid in the washroom and even feigned sleep in order to overhear chilling accounts of spectral visitations.
Many of the stories were frightening. Different witnesses told several of them from numerous perspectives. The intrigue was almost unbearable sometimes. I witnessed the paranormal firsthand at the age of six, my father and my sister were witnesses of the same event and it changed me forever.
Even at such a young age, I hungered for answers. Whose was the eerie voice that called my name from the woods beside our house? Why did it call to me? Many nights as a small ear on the wall and I never found the answer.
I still do not know what it was exactly that I experienced but it was profound enough to convince me that ghosts do exist and they sometimes communicate with the living. As soon as I was old enough to get my hands on reading material of my own choosing, I began to devour ghost stories and accounts from all over the world.
My mother and grandmother were concerned. It was their belief that an unhealthy interest in the paranormal could open doors into a realm that the living are not meant to understand. So, I hid books under my bed.
By the time, I became a teenager, I was writing these things down. It became alarmingly evident to me that these old stories would someday be lost if not recorded. I took the events as I had heard them recounted and embellished them, making hair-raising tales out of them. The Wraith of Carter’s Mill contains bits and pieces of several of these stories.
Writing this series has been such a joy to me that I am sure that I will publish more paranormal fiction. As I delve into the world of the unknown, I hope that I stumble across answers to burning questions.
The Forgotten is the third book in The Wraith of Carter’s Mill series. I have enjoyed every book in the series so far, including this one. I am fascinated by C. Evenfall’s story. I hope to read more of her ghost stories in the future because they truly are creepy in the best possible way. Evenfall’s ghost stories are the kind that causes the reader question their pace when walking through the woods or past a cemetery. If they run, can they outrun the ghosts? If they walk, will they be caught?
Some of why I liked Evenfall’s series has to do with its North Carolina location. I grew up in North Carolina and I know what the woods there are like. I used to play in them myself. I could picture every event involving the woods she described. It helped to create a better mental image for me.
I really liked that in The Forgotten, we finally learned about Shayla’s family history, how it is intertwined with another important character’s history and the origin of all of her family’s problems. It seemed really random and unfortunate before. Now we know there is a purpose. After reading the second book in the series, The Guardians, I really wondered where it was going. I questioned if the author would ever tell us what was going on. Luckily, she does just that in The Forgotten.
I think all of her characters are realistic, and well developed. The story line is believable, and the emotion that shows itself through this book and the entire series is intense. I was just about in tears after one very powerful scene in The Forgotten. Don’t tell anyone though. I don’t want to ruin my reputation as being a bad ass.
I would recommend The Forgotten and the entire Wraith of Carter’s Mill series to anyone looking for a great ghost story. This is really a good story and makes you consider sleeping with a nightlight!
I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not, in any way, shape, or form, influence my opinion of this book.