So, friends. If you've been following me over on instagram (@snoelr), you may have noticed that I'm doing two photo challenges. One of them is the #tfc_photochallenge. And it's all been leading up to TODAY.
I met Melissa through my friend Garrett. And I read her book for feedback earlier this year. Reader, I Loved It! I don't do a lot in the creepy, paranormal types of stories, but I do love a good mystery and great female characters. Through in true crime and spoopy ghosts. Man, I was on a ride and I had so much fun reading through it.
Here are the details! The book doesn't come out til October, but the cover reveal is just below:
The Forgotten Child
by Melissa Erin Jackson
Publication date: October 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal
Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs—Riley is one-hundred-percent not ready.
Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.
In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried—no matter the cost.
Add it to your TBR here:
Annnnnnnnnnd..... Here it is!
Doesn't it just give you all the spoopy, mystery vibes?
I'm really looking forward to reading this one again and seeing the final version of the story. I can tell you, there are a lot of fun moments and relatable character quirks that added so much depth and enjoyment to the story.
And if you wanna know more about Melissa:
Melissa has had a love of stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college. She majored in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UCDavis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she kept finding herself writing stories in the back of the classroom about fairies and trolls and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.
Now she owns her own dog walking business (that’s sort of wildlife related, right?) by day…and afternoon and night…and writes whenever she gets a spare moment. The Microsoft Word app is a gift from the gods!
She alternates mostly between fantasy and mystery (often with a paranormal twist). All her books have some element of “other” to them…witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.
She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.
The Forgotten Child is her debut, the first in a paranormal mystery series.
Join the fun over at instagram with your own spin on the photo a day challenge and make sure to keep an eye out for The Forgotten Child in October. Happy Cover Reveal Day!