Hallowed Night by Charlotte Raven Hart ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

 

Blurb:

On the night when it is said that the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest, two women lost their lives. A year later, in a fake seance gone wrong, one of them is brought back. Teagan doesn’t know how she came back or even what she is now, all she knows is that she is somehow connected to Ronin, a handsome stranger that was there the night of the seance. He is the only one who knows who she is and can help her piece together what happened. Her murder remains unsolved and finding her killer may be the only chance she has at another life, but when her old boyfriend shows up sowing doubt in her mind, she doesn’t know who she can really trust.

 

 

Excerpt:

It wasn’t necessary for us to do this in the cemetery, it was just a ritual to bless the harvest and offer good fortune moving into the darker months, but it was our way of honoring those that came before us, and who falsely lost their lives. Salem always seemed to have special energy, like a spiritual nexus, in my opinion the tragedy that happened hundreds of years ago was no mere coincidence.

Megan and I joined the others and took our places in the circle. We laid out wheat in between us to form a pentagram and put items representing the harvest, fertility and good fortune in the center.

I lost myself in the simple ritual. Something about this time of year, the spirits, the rare full moon, it called to me. Like whispers in the stiff breeze. I relished it.

We finished up and said our goodbyes, but Megan hung back and pulled me aside.

“You all right, Tea?”

“Yeah, why?” I asked, grabbing my cloak and putting it back on.

“I don’t know. I just got this strange feeling while we were doing the ritual. Be careful, OK?”

“Of course,” I said with a smile. She turned and walked out into the narrow street. Something in the shadow of the building across the street caught my eye, but I didn’t think anything about it. It was probably just one of the other girls, right?

I turned to go the opposite way on the street when a heart wrenching scream shattered the silent night. I turned.

Nothing about the scene in front of me made any sense; my mind couldn’t comprehend it. I registered individual details–a darkened figure, a glint of metal, a puddle on the street where there hadn’t been one before, Megan on the ground–but none of them seemed to fit together.

The figure moved closer to me and my natural instincts kicked in. I ran back inside the cemetery, thinking I would escape out the path to the side. A tug on my cloak pulled me back, making me stumble. Fumbling with the clasp, I let it drop lurching forward and hitting the large central crypt. As I pushed myself off of it and turned, a sharp pain slashed through my left arm.

A cry rang out that I only distantly registered was from me. My heart raced, panic rushing through my mind.

Just move! Move move move!

A thump behind me, A force making me stumble and fall to my knees. I was frozen, eyes wide, blood draining from my face. Only when the knife was violently yanked out did the pain begin to flood through me. I collapsed and the figure stood towering above. A dark boot kicked me over onto my back. I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t move. A gloved hand came down. The knife went in again and again. I never could see his face, hidden in the shadows of a dark hood.

When I closed my eyes, all I saw was Megan’s lifeless face.

Wait for me, my friend, I’ll join you soon…

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have CHARLOTTE RAVEN HART here with us today. CHARLOTTE, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
For as long as I can remember, really! I would always get these pretty journals and make up stories in them. My third grade teacher told my parents that she knew I would end up as a writer, and she was right!
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
In my story, two girls are murdered and on their anniversary a group of guys decide to perform a fake sceance. However, it partially worked and one of the girls was brought back. In the story, her family and friends don’t see her, but Ronin, one of the guys who did the seance can. They learn that they are connected somehow, so they try to find some answers along with Teagan’s killer.
How did you come up with the storyline?
I love ghost stories and mysteries! I have had the basic idea for this story a while now and this collection was the excuse I needed to finally put it down on paper! I wanted to incorporate my love for Salem in this story as well as I felt it was the perfect backdrop for this kind of tale.
Tell us about your other books:
My debut novel, co-authored with dark fantasy and horror author Cindar Harrell, will be releasing in December. We are both very excited to finally see Reality Breaker out in the world! This novel deals with a lot of difficult topics such as mental illness, but interwoven in it is a world of fantasy and romance. The theme is when everything around seems to be falling apart and not making much sense, then how can you tell the difference between dreams and reality. Think of it as a modern take on Alice in Wonderland.
Where can readers find you? 
The best place to find me is my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/charlotteravenhart/ I will post any updates here as well as newsletter sign ups when that is ready. If you would like more information on my upcoming novel, you can check it out on my Amazon author page here: www.amazon.com/author/charlotteravenhart
About the Author: 
Charlotte Raven Hart specializes in paranormal romantic mysteries. She first started writing as a young girl and is thrilled to finally be able to share her love of storytelling with the world.
Charlotte is happily married to the love of her life and lives with him and her cats in a small town in the U.S. One day she hopes to move to Salem, the place she feels the most connected to in the world.
Her debut novel, co-authored with Cindar Harrell, is available for preorder and set to release December 12, 2020.
 

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