Author: Kat Green
Narrator: Kate Tyler
Length: 5 hours 24 minutes
Series: Haunts for Sale, Book 1
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Released: Nov. 9, 2017
Sloane Osborne is a paranormal real estate agent in the business of selling haunted houses, but, in truth, she’s only searching for one ghost. And her time is running out.
It’s the 366th day after her fiancé’s death. Michael used to like putting things off for “a year and a day” – so tonight’s the night. Sloane will do anything to make contact with him before the clock strikes midnight. When she gets a call to check out a home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it’s the last place she thinks Michael would contact her.
Sloane is dead wrong.
Kat Green is really the alias of authors KAT de Falla and Rachel GREEN.
Rachel Green has always believed in ghosts but saw her first full body apparition while working at an old movie theater in college. When she met Kat de Falla at a writer’s workshop, she knew she’d met a kindred spirit – one who was also sensitive to the hereafter. And after bonding on a few ghost adventures, Kat Green was born.
Kat lived in a haunted house for too long. When things really heated up, she had several paranormal teams investigate, but things only got worse. When her mother suggested they contact a shaman, she agreed to come, saying she had been waiting for Kat’s call. The home was cleansed and sold. When she paired up with Rachel Green, the idea of co-writing a book with a paranormal real estate agent seemed perfect.
With their combined paranormal “experiences”, they decided to combine their creative mojo. That’s when Sloane Osborne, Paranormal Real Estate agent, and the HAUNTS FOR SALE series was born.
Kate Tyler is an audiobook narrator and producer with several published audiobooks available on Audible, iTunes and Amazon. A background in drama and a successful career in voiceover, Kate lives with her family in San Diego and enjoys swimming, running, cycling and stand up paddleboard.
Out of curiosity, Sloane pulled the door to the incinerator. Even with her experience, she hadn’t seen an incinerator like this before. It opened easily, sliding on well-oiled hinges. It was big enough for her to crawl inside. It would have been a tight fit, but possible. A strange thought, but it gave her an idea of how large it was and how much heat it would create. The inside chamber was pristine, as though recently cleaned. She could even see the shiny green finish on the heat-resistant tiling. A lone mustard yellow recliner lounged under the picture. It was flush against the wall facing the incinerator with a round end table next to it. A small shot glass sat beside a half-full bottle of Hendricks Gin as though someone had set it there after taking a final sip.
If you had a chance to connect with the dead, would you? If someone that you love died, would you try to reach out to them? How long would you try to reach out before giving up? Green has an interesting take on the horror aspect of the spirit world. This story is captivating and will pull the reader into a warped world of dead women and a thirst for more of this series.
Sloane has been trying to contact her beloved fiancé for one year and a day. This is her last chance and it has taken her to Wisconsin. She has never really seen anything unusual like ghosts or spirits, but that doesn’t circumvent her belief one bit. She is determined that her fiancé, Michael, will reach out to her one last time. Killed in a car accident and taken from her way too soon, she feels jaded and her resolve to contact Michael in the spirit world is persistently strong. But, she doesn’t plan on being contacted by anyone else…much less A LOT of women who are asking for water. The house in Wisconsin is known for being haunted and has been vacant for a while with the previous owner in the hospital dying of lung cancer. This is her job, finding haunted houses and selling them to prospective buyers. But this house…Sloan knows that something is going on and she is determined to get to the bottom of this pit of mystery. Even if…Michael and the women warn her of the danger that she is getting herself into by pursuing the case, she can’t sell the house without finding out all of its secrets.
Green has a superb story-line and wonderful character development in this first installment. Her characters are interesting, determined, mysterious and quite deceptive. This review is complimenting the audiobook; however, the narrator reads the story with ease and a fast pace, leading the reader to believe that the book is well-written. Tyler perceives Sloan in an entertaining way; her narration allows the reader to understand her feelings, her beliefs and her history with the job, friends, and her fiancé. If you are a reader of paranormal horror, you may want to try this series. Since this is the first installment, the reader can jump right in.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the Audiobookworm Promotions, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for First Contact by Kat Green.
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