The Haunting of Secrets

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The Haunting of Secrets

This review is brought to you as part of the Virtual Book Tour for The Haunting of Secrets, hosted by Bewitching Book Tours.

The Haunting of Secrets was first published in 2014 and is the debut novel of Shelley R Pickens. It is a murder mystery, focusing on a teenage girl with strange powers as she tries to prevent a serial killer from picking off the students in her school. The novel is the first of a planned series, although at the time of writing a release date has not been given for its sequel.

Sixteen year old Aimee has gained a reputation at her school for being weird. She dresses entirely in black clothes that cover all of her skin, avoids extra-curricular activities and only socialises with a handful of friends. What they don’t know is that she possesses an incredible power. With a single touch, Aimee…

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Meet My Characters Blog Hop! Meet Aimee Richardson from The Haunting of Secerts and Unhinged!

Meet my Characters Blog Hop – Meet Aimee from “The Haunting of Secrets: Book 2 – Unhinged”

Hi everyone! I was invited to participate in this blog hop by the talented Valerie J. Clarizio. You can read her post here: https://valclarizio.wordpress.com/

First, a bit of info about Valerie J. Clarizio

Clarizio Photo

Valerie Clarizio lives in beautiful Door County Wisconsin with her husband and one very spoiled cat. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into a successful hunter and fisherwoman.

She holds a Master of Business Administration degree and works as a Finance Director. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Wisconsin Romance Writers of America. She was a finalist in the 2011 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Novellas Need Love, Too! Contest.

Here’s Valerie’s Links: 

Website/blog: https://valclarizio.wordpress.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VClarizio

Facebook (URL): https://www.facebook.com/Valerie.Clarizio

Goodreads (URL): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6573130.Valerie_J_Clarizio

Thanks, Valerie, for the invitation!

 Now, I’m supposed to choose one character from a work-in-progress or a recently published book and answer seven easy questions. Here goes!

What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Aimee Richardson. She is fictional.

When and where is the story set?   The story is set in a high school in the current year and world (not dystopian) 2014.

What should we know about him/her?

Aimee has a unique gift that she calls a curse. With one touch, one graze over your skin, and she’s able to absorb all of your memories. And with memories come secrets.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

The main conflict is that everyone around Aimee is going crazy. Literally. Since they are out of their minds they are doing strange things and harming others before eventually falling into comas. When those that Aimee loves begin to fall ill as well, she is determined to find a way to help them and embarks on a journey exploring her powers.

What is the personal goal of the character?

Aimee’s main goal is to avoid absorbing memories. However, with kids around her going crazy at school, it forces her to break free from the chains that keep her from others to help the ones she loves. she is forced to deal with the consequences of her curse.

Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it?

Yes – It’s called “The Haunting of Secrets book 2: Unhinged”

If published, add buy links and other author info here.

It will be published April 2015 and is the sequel to “The Haunting of Secrets” currently published by Fire and Ice YA Publishing. The buy links for the first book (which I highly suggest you read before the second!) is below:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Secrets-Shelley-R-Pickens/dp/1612359299/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1410719368&sr=8-1&keywords=the+haunting+of+secrets

Barnes and Noble:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-haunting-of-secrets-shelley-r-pickens/1119986452?ean=9781612359298

F&I Publishing: http://www.fireandiceya.com/authors/shelleyrpickens/hauntingofsecrets.html

Now, who are you going to hear from next week…….Erin Elliot! The fabulous author who wrote Mira’s View – The Sword of Lumina

Thank you for stopping by the Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed it!