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Punk, blue-haired "Blue" Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd "Chip" Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk...

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Overview

Punk, blue-haired "Blue" Shaefer, is at odds with her workaholic single mother. Raised as a city girl in a suburb of Indianapolis, Blue must abandon the life she knows when her unfeeling mother moves them to a dreadful small town. Blue befriends the only student willing to talk to her: computer nerd "Chip" Farren.

Chip knows the connection between the rickety pirate boat ride at the local amusement park and the missing money from an infamous bank heist the townspeople still talk about. When Blue helps him recover the treasure, they awaken a vengeful ghost who'll stop at nothing--not even murder--to prevent them from exposing the truth behind his evil deeds.

Haunting Blue is Book One of the Adventures of Blue Shaefer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781941706053
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2014
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 382
  • Sales rank: 1,296,312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Highly Recommended, Top Notch suspense with a perfect blend of reality and surreal!

    This book is a must read! The main character of the book is written in such a manner that you quickly "become" Blue. The book moves you from part to part in a smooth way, where you don't even notice that the last part is done and a new part is beginning. The ghost in this book is written in a way that you can visualize his Creepy! RJ Sullivan also makes this book come to life in the mis-matched love affair( typical to real life and not usually found in books). It makes you want to take a road trip to so " see Perionne". Ultra magnificent job in the details,the relationships, the emotions and the characters, the thrill and the chill!!!!! This book holds its own and surpasses all that I have read thus far in its class!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2010

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    Highly Recommended, you will be glued to your chair

    Haunting Blue is the story of a young woman forced to leave the life she had in a big city to move to a small town. Faced with the conflict of having to find her place in this small insular community she also has to deal with bullying, ghosts, and a mother who feels she is extra baggage. Many times while I enjoyed this book I found myself thinking of perceptions and how we view ourselves as well as how we think others view us and the disguises we put on to protect ourselves from hurt. This theme also carries over into the parallel story of bank robbery that took place in the town over twenty years ago and the events that led up to and immediately after the robbery. Both stories collide in a surprise ending that I did not see coming. For me the proof of a great read is that when I am finished I want more and I really want to know what happens next for Blue.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 15, 2014

    My favorite part of this story is Fiona Felicity Shaefer, aka Fi

    My favorite part of this story is Fiona Felicity Shaefer, aka Fi Fi, aka Blue. She’s spunky yet vulnerable, lethal yet loving. And she’s only 17 years old.

    Blue’s mother is a successful lawyer with little time to play mom so Blue is left to her own devices, hanging with college kids in Broad Ripple.

    A great opportunity for her mom has them moving to the small town of Perionne and Blue isn’t too happy. With only 1 year left, she has to finish her senior year of school among strangers.

    Her blue hair and attitude makes her the enemy of the school bully, but it doesn’t take long for the dark side of her nature to emerge and she pounds him good. That’s when she meets Chip, a computer geek with electrifying eyes and an easy-going attitude.

    There’s an urban legend in Perionne. A local man, Gunther is purported to have robbed the bank and then disappeared without a trace. Most believe he’s dead and there have been numerous reports over the last twenty years of his specter being spotted.

    When Chip coerces Blue into doing something crazy, they find out first hand if the legend of Gunther is real and they just might not survive to tell.

    The author told this story in two different points of view. You’ll read Blue’s story, which takes place in 2010. And you’ll read Gunther’s story from 1990.

    It’s easy to follow as the author flashes from present to past and present again. I would be reading about Blue and be totally engaged. Then I’d be reading about Gunther and be thus enthralled. Whether in the present or the past, I couldn’t wait to see what was coming and it made for twice the fun.

    I was thrilled to learn this is the first book in the Adventures of Blue Shaefer. I’ll be sure to check out further adventures, and I hope the author writes about Blue’s years in Broad Ripple. I’d like to know how she became so lethal.

    A great adventure, an urban legend, and a bit of clean romance await you. I’d recommend this book to all adventure lovers. I received this book for my honest review,

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    a memorable read

    Fiona ("Blue")--against her wishes--moves with her mother to a small Indiana town. At first, it seems that all Blue has to look forward to is the day she'll become a legal adult and can move back out, but then she is drawn into an exploration of a dark incident in the town's past--and attracts the attention of a restless spirit with unfinished business.

    RJ Sullivan takes the time to develop his characters, investing them with depth, secrets, and real emotion. Third-person scenes within the overall first-person narrative develop the driving incident from the past, and what seems to be a straightforward path toward the intersection of the two takes several surprising twists into dark and dangerous territory. Solid storytelling, clear and evocative prose, and compelling characters make this a memorable read, one I very much enjoyed.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Fast, Great Read

    I sped through this book, liking the juxtaposition of teenage Blue's story and the story of the evil ghost. Sullivan manages to combine an unusual blend of horror, romance, and suspense. A must read.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    Ghosts are one of the overlooked monsters of the paranormal out there these days, mostly likely because it's hard to make a ghost sexy (I mean, without totally ripping off Ghost.) Luckily RJ Sullivan doesn't even try. Haunting Blue is classic, fun little horror novel about a blue-haired punk girl forced to move to small town Indiana who immediately gets tied up in the town's big urban legend. It has a classic ghost story/urban legend feel, that one would expect to be cliché at this point, but is still very tantalizing. And it's got the only climax at a theme park that I've enjoyed other than Zombieland.
    Sullivan makes good use of his teen lead's heavy mix of feelings and sense of worthlessness without making this an issue book. Also the involvement of a geek hero and a D&D table top "date" scene (even if it was wrong, number-wise) humored me to no end. Haunting Blue is a solid read, it moves well, sweeping readers up in Fiona's conflicts, be they mundane or ghostly. Recommended for sure, especially for readers looking for a good ghost story in a vampire and zombie world.
    Contains: violence, language, sex

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