Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Whisper Trilogy #1
People think I'm crazy. Maybe I am, since I've been able to talk to spirits for as long as I can remember. They are the forgotten, the souls who have unfinished business and can't cross over. I help them, or at least I try to. There's this one in particular, Jack, I call him, who's been following me around a lot. Usually they tell me what they need to do and move on. Not him.
It isn't until he brings another spirit, Tracy, the victim of an unsolved hit-and-run accident, that I know for sure he's something more than just your average spirit. Then I start seeing him. And feeling his touch. And falling for him.
In our quest to get justice for Tracy and help her move on, Jack and I become something more than just a dead boy and a living girl. I'm just waiting to see what happens next…
"So, now that you've followed me all day and gotten the full high school experience, will you finally tell me what you want?" I back out of my space, turning on the radio.
Nothing you can give me.
"So why are you here?" Seriously dude. WTH?
I like to follow pretty girls around and harass them.
Did he just call me pretty? I completely ignored the comment as a blush crawled up my face.
"You certainly lurk more than any other spirit has. I might use the word haunt. All the others just needed an ear so they could get something off their chest, or to get a message to someone who was still alive. Once they were done with me, they went...wherever it is they go." I wasn't sure what I believed about them. It seemed silly that there would be a place on Earth for spirits to hang out, but not another place for them to go. I tried not to think about it too much, but that was hard to do when you were being constantly reminded of it.
Death and I had an interesting relationship.
Back. They go back.
I kept glancing at the passenger seat as if he was sitting in it. "What to you mean 'back'?"
Back where they came from.
He was going to make me play Twenty Questions.
"And where did they come from?"
That is the greatest question of all. Men, and women, have spent centuries trying to answer it.
I was suddenly feeling uncomfortable, talking about something so intimate with a spirit I had just met.
"I'm sorry. I should have introduced myself. I'm Annabelle Alicia Blake." I'd never told a spirit my full name before. I'd never wanted to.
About the Author:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013) Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, Listen coming out in 2014.