Available on Amazon, October 22, 2013.
Kaylyn Anderson’s fascination with abandoned places and dark creatures kindled her work as a paranormal investigator. But when dreams begin to distort reality, she questions what is real and pulls away from everyone she trusts. The opportunity to investigate the Teague Hotel–a long-abandoned landmark that has always piqued her curiosity–provides a chance to redeem herself. Unraveling the hotel’s secrets won’t be easy, but Kaylyn soon finds herself the target of a dark entity that has been trapped in the building for decades.
If Kaylyn stands any chance of defeating the spirit, she’ll have to accept that her fears are real and convince fellow investigators that she hasn’t lost her mind.
Kaylyn slid into the car. Flipping down the visor, she opened the mirror to check out her discolored cheek. “It won’t happen again. Let’s just get this back to the office so it can be sent to the lab-coat squad and they can figure out what it is.”
The ride back to the office was full of silent-but-pestering sideways glances and the nervous tapping of Cole’s fingers against the steering wheel. When they arrived, Kaylyn was relieved to get out of the car, even knowing full-well what awaited her inside.
Cole, however, didn’t move after putting the car in park. “Have you talked to Ian?”
“What?” Kaylyn ducked her head down to look back into the car.
“Maybe you should talk to him. Resolve whatever it is that’s got you all—” Cole waved her hand at Kaylyn as if it explained everything she was trying to say.
“This,” Kaylyn moved her hands in imitation, “has nothing to do with Ian, or his moving out and moving on.”
“Then what, Kay? Are you sick? Did something else happen?” Cole’s eyes narrowed. “You haven’t been talking to Nick again….”
Kaylyn rolled her eyes, wondering if this going to turn into a rewind through every guy she’d ever dated. “He’s in Canada.”
“No. I haven’t been talking to him or any other guy. Why do you always think my problems come down to men?” Kaylyn slammed the door.
“Because they usually do.” Cole huffed, meeting Kaylyn at the trunk of the car. “I’ve never seen you like this. I’ve seen you distant, cut off, and depressed, but even depressed you were more engaged than now. You’re pushing everyone and everything away.”
“I’m just tired. Maybe I need a change of scenery. A vacation.”
“Damn, you are sick. We spent the last three years of college doing full time coursework and working here and you reveled in the chaos. But three months of working full-time and work-a-holic Kaylyn suddenly needs a vacation?”
“I’m tired of lying to everyone.”
“So, it is about Ian.”
About the Author: Skye Callahan
Skye Callahan was born and raised in Ohio and has seen enough unbelievable stuff to feed a lifetime of paranormal stories. When not writing or working at the dayjob, she hangs out with her ethnomusicologist husband and pet ferrets, reads, and takes long walks through the cemetery.
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Length: 166 pages
First Line: “Kaylyn pulled the covers over her head, as if they could block out the ruckus threatening her sleep.”
Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Hold on to the edge of your seat because you’re in for a wild ride!
Callahan’s debut novel FRACTURED LEGACY dives right into a world where ghosts, poltergeists and the unknown is completely normal for paranormal investigators Kaylyn and Cole Anderson. Something clearly is trying to mess with Kaylyn and things don’t get easier when the agency the sisters work for, Aicil, gets a shakedown from higher up and the girls get a new boss, Jonah. Will the entity trying to take over Kaylyn consume her or can they figure out what is happening before it is too late?
Callahan uses fantastic imagery to set you up in places like the creepy, abandoned Teague Hotel and the stark, bare setting of Jonah’s apartment.
This is a fast-paced read. Very enjoyable! I’m a self-proclaimed slow reader and I finished this one pretty quick. It is gripping. I love the characters and mystery of the Teague Hotel! This is a great book to read near Halloween.
The reader jumps into this universe, into Kaylyn’s crazy life without much explanation, but soon enough everything is understandable. Although, I admit I would have appreciated more exposition.
Though very well developed, I kind of thought the main characters needed more dimensions. Kaylyn is overly stubborn and private, Cole is the caring sister and Jonah is strict and by-the-book. I thought Jonah is the most developed of all the characters and enjoyed him the most. I admit, like others I enjoyed the growing relationship between Kaylyn and Jonah. Although I don’t ship them now, I could see myself being completely devoured by them in later books.
This novel reminds me a lot of the TV show Warehouse 13; I would be lying if I said I wasn’t imaging the actors as these characters.
This is only the first book in the series and there are clearly more questions and adventures to be had a Aicil. I am totally looking forward to reading more by Skye Callahan.
Worst part: Lack of exposition
Best part: Loved Jonah!
Recommend For: Warehouse 13 fans, if you want a spooky read for Halloween
Other Books by This Author: None