Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for the YA Paranormal novel Jane of Air (The Tattooed Girl Book One) by Jessica Penot organized by YA Reads Blog Tours. On my stop, I have a seriously spooky guest post from the author herself! There's also a giveaway, so be sure to read on to learn more about that. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour here for excerpts, guests posts, interviews, and reviews. Enjoy!
Jane has spent her entire life hiding. Hiding under bulky clothing. Hiding behind books. Hiding behind glasses. Abandoned in an emergency room at the age of four with her name written on her forehead in Sharpie and a mysterious tattoo of a door on her back, Jane grew up in foster care and learned early on that blending in with normal people was the only way to survive.
Now, at the age of 16, Jane is hoping to get a fresh start at a prestigious college on a full scholarship. With limited resources and no family to help her, Jane takes a job as a live-in companion to a wealthy old woman who lives near the school. Jane grows to care for Miss Adele and loves her new home, the magnificent Thornfield Hall, even though everyone says it’s haunted. She doesn’t even mind Adele’s brooding grandson, Edward Rochester, who the locals believe murdered his first girlfriend. At first Jane tries to stay away from Edward, but she can’t help being drawn to him. As her attraction grows, so do the whispers about the dark secrets that Edward is hiding. After Jane witnesses several improbably accidents, she realizes that any sensible girl should run away in terror. She realizes that only a fool would stay, yet she can’t make herself leave no matter how dark the shadows grow and how real the ghosts become. As her fears escalate, her tattoo begins to change and spread across her back. Jane knows something wicked lurks at Thornfield and she knows it’s connected to her. She knows the only way to stop the darkness is to run, but somehow, she can’t seem to find the strength to leave the only person she’s ever loved.
About the Author:
Jessica Penot is a therapist and writer who lives in Alabama. Jessica is the owner of Tree of Life Behavioral Health and connoisseur of ghost stories and all things that go bump in the night. She is the author of Haunted North Alabama, Haunted Chattanooga, and Amazon bestseller, The Accidental Witch.
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THE SPOOKY THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED TO ME
by Jessica Penot
Author of Jane of Air
My life is riddled with spooky things. Part of the reason I collect ghost stories and horror stories is because I have spent so much time with the spooky. As a child, I spent much of my time at the Newton Allaire house in Cheboygan, Michigan. This old house had been in our family for over a hundred and fifty years, and every member of the family had at least two or three ghost stories about it. I loved it. I felt safe with the ghosts there. They were family after all. But I didn’t have many spooky encounters there myself until I was older. My dad used to say there was a cold spot in the middle of the house that appeared just after midnight. I spent so many nights up looking for that cold spot, but I never found it.
As an adult, spooky things appeared to me more and more often there. The most spooky thing that happened to me there was after I had my two sons. Everyone had gone out to lunch, but my boys did not behave well at restaurants so we stayed behind. They were three and four years old. We decided to play hide and seek to pass the time. Hide and seek was an epic undertaking in the Newton Allaire House. It had eight bedrooms, a parlor, two sitting rooms, a dining room, a kitchen, a pantry, and a tv room. It was 8000 square feet of Victorian mansion, and it took forever to find anyone. Fortunately, my boys were terrible at hiding. I walked into the blue room (what we called a blue bedroom) and saw something giggling under the covers. I smiled. I thought this was my son and he was a terrible hider so I did what mothers do and sat on the bed and said, “I wonder where Gabe could be. I will never find him.” The giggling increased and I pulled back the covers. My son wasn’t there, but my aunt’s old doll was. I never told my children this story. I figured they would never sleep in that house again.
I have accumulated a million more spooky stories as time has progressed as I seek them out. I have slept in medieval castles in France and Ireland where massacres have happened. I have slept in numerous haunted hotel rooms. I have spent the night in abandoned hospitals and wandered old decaying cemeteries at 3am. I am always looking for another spooky story. They make life fun.
Submit a description of your favorite ghost story to me at my email Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org and enter to win a new kindle fire. Best ghost story wins. All stories eligible to be placed on my website, www.hauntingdarkness.com. This giveaway is open to everyone!
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All the Ups and Downs – Guest Post
The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
RoloPoloBookBlog – Spotlight Post
Nay’s Pink Bookshelf – Review
Book Briefs – Review
YaReads – Author Interview
Rockin’ Book Reviews -Review
Just One More Chapter – Spotlight Post
Cindy’s Love of Books – Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews -Guest Post
A Dream Within A Dream – Spotlight Post
Stacking My Book Shelves! – Review
Fiction & Film– Spotlight Post
Wishful Endings – Guest Post
Smada’s Book Smack – Review
Captivated Reading – Review