Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles - Book One

Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles - Book One

by BJ Sheldon


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Haunting is a recipient of the Reader's Favorite Silver Medal.

After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Dusty Vermeer has to start her sophomore year in a new town and a new school. Rural Iowa introduces her to Mark, a charming football player. Dusty can hardly believe her heart. Then, to her surprise Dusty meets another guy.

The chemistry between Dusty and Jack could spark a prairie fire on a rainy day. The only problem? Jack's dead. The handsome soldier comes to Dusty in her dreams and introduces her to the horrors of a foreign battlefield and the enchantments of first love.

While Dusty tries to balance her feelings for the two new guys in her life, Jack steps out of Dusty's dreams and into her reality. And he wants something. Jack has no memory of how he died more than half a century ago. Dusty vows to uncover the mystery, but her quest for justice puts her in the path of evil, a force that won't stop until she's silenced.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989153928
Publisher: Wandering in the Words Press
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

BJ Sheldon grew up a farmer's daughter outside of Hull, Iowa, the setting of her YA paranormal romance, Haunting. She graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelor's degree in Project Management. After losing her job in 2009, she rediscovered her love of writing and hasn't looked back since. These days, she spends the majority of her time writing, reading, working on furniture DIY projects and playing with her cats while listening to classical music. She now lives in southern New Jersey with her husband, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, and her three daughters.

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Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles - Book One 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Jazzie More than 1 year ago
A Touching, Romantic Ghost Story Note: This review contains NO spoilers Interesting romantic ghost story. Haunting had elements of suspense, mystery, action, and romance. Being of the paranormal theme, the story was fascinating in how the two main characters interacted, especially since one is a ghost. B.J. Sheldon delivered a believable love story between a young girl and a ghost with her well developed and realistic characters and her descriptive rural setting. I had a hard time putting the book down! I was completely immersed in Dusty and Jack's journey in finding the truth and their growing attraction to each other. Definitely, this was a page turner. Even the elements of a ghostly presence made my skin crawl...as if I was watching a horror movie. Yah...there was no way I was going to continue reading in silence! Haha! It was great! I love the horror genre, and B.J. Sheldon definitely had that element present in this ghost love story!
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
Dusty is a teenage girl, who isn't exactly excited at the idea of moving to a small town farm. Florida was much better. But she doesn't feel sorry for herself long. For the very first chapter, odd things are happening in her bedroom - doors reopening themselves, things being moved around, drawers being opened and closed. Right away, the reader guesses the real problem; there's a ghost involved. I enjoyed the way this story dives right into the paranormal problem and still leaves a sense of mystery. Dusty freaks as a teenage girl should and needs time to swallow everything. But this isn't the only thing that makes her believable. She is a regular teenager, who is thrilled to slip right into school, find a boyfriend and has small run-ins with normal teenage girl jealousy. The ghost is a dream guy, and it's easy to watch Dusty's growing relationship with him grow in a perfectly sweet and innocent way. The parallel confusion with other 'real' relationships gives a nice sense of reality, and doesn't let one doubt Dusty's level-headedness. The tension in the story is nicely paced, and I never had the urge to put the story down. But then, at 170 pages, it's easy to get through. Summed up, this is a nice paranormal romance with a great touch of adventure and tension. As soon as I finished it, I couldn't wait to bounce on book 2 . I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
This was a great mystery novel. It’s fairly short and to the point, making it a fast paced read that you won’t want to put down. Dusty is a great character that is easy to fall in love with, especially because she’s so innocent and genuine. She really wants to do right by others, and I loved that about her. I easily related to her, though we’re vastly different, and though she’s technically a story-book character, I think we’d be great friends in real life. Finishing the novel was like leaving a friend behind, and I can’t wait for the next installment in this intriguing series. Though I figured out the truth about Jack Olson much sooner than I’d have liked, Sheldon does a wonderful job keeping the reader interested, especially with its epic conclusion. My heart was definitely in my throat as I read through to the end—I could see it all unfold in slow motion, even though I was tearing through the pages at warp speed by that point. This is a great read that I think readers from all walks of life will enjoy. I highly suggest picking it up.