Ghosts of Bliss Bayou

True Magic is never an easy road



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For sixteen-year old Abigail Renshaw, the terrifying nightmares are not the worst part. When apparitions start leaking out of the nightmares into her waking life—Well, that’s a problem.

But Abby’s dealt with hallucinations before, and she’s nothing if not resilient. Following clues from the nightmares, she convinces her mother to let her visit Harmony Springs, the small  town in Florida where Abby was born, and where her grandmother still lives.

There, Abby finds unexpected help from new friends: a compulsive teenage blogger named Molly Quick, and Molly’s older brother Ray-Ray (a guy Abby really starts to like).

The not-so-good news? Abby’s apparitions might be real after all. And one of them wants to kill her.

Blurbs and Reviews

“When Abby ventures down to her grandmother’s crumbling estate on Bliss Bayou to try and get answers to her terrifying hallucinatory dreams and visions, she gets more than she ever bargained for. Dark witchery delivered by a vintage cult, a shadowy specter who stalks her, and, ironically, a growing confidence in her own being. Recommended for teens who like the paranormal.”
– Catherine Stine, USA Today bestselling author of Witch of the Cards.

“Abby’s a strange girl.  But not as strange as Harmony Springs, a bayou town with a Shadow Man, mysterious ghosts, and a cryptic curse in this heartwarming story of faith, friendship, and discovering where you belong. I loved this story.” – Amalie Jahn, author of The Clay Lion Series

“This book was amazing and was an absolute joy to read. It had a little bit of everything: magic, mystery, adventure, humor, and coming-of-age situations — and of course, lots of ghosts. Interesting ghosts too, with stories of their own and plots to carry out. The main character, Abby, was interesting and likable; for me an ideal heroine. Actually all the characters were very well done. I liked all the atmosphere in Bliss Bayou, the history and secrets, and how Abby was helping her grandmother and the town. I think the fact that Abby, who was a teen, interacted with adults as much as she did (like not only spending time with her grandmother, but her grandmother’s friends, and various people in the town) made the story more real and endearing. And the chapter titles were a thing all by themselves. When you come to a chapter entitled, “I’m a zombie sponge of magic power, that’s what,” you know it’s going to be good (and it was! I was always kept guessing and I was usually wrong every time). 5 stars to this wonderful YA novel.” – Amazon Reviewer

“I enjoyed this book so much. The characters are awesome, so realistic. The author just made the whole story feel so real. It really just pulls you right in. I need to read more by Mr. Massa!” – Amazon Reviewer

“For me, the best kind of book is one that draws me in and wraps me up with wonder, keeps me turning the pages, and finally, leaves me wholly satisfied with the ending. This is exactly one of those stories. First and foremost, I love that an environmental aspect was woven into the plot, along with ghosts, ghouls, and magic. Second, I appreciate a YA story that doesn’t involve and revolve around ‘insta-love’. The protagonist, Abby has a mystery to solve and she’s all about taking care of business. I loved everything about this story – it’s well written with a unique plot. A big thumbs up for anyone that enjoys YA spookiness. *I borrowed this book via Kindle Unlimited*” – Amazon Reviewer

“I loved this book.
From the slimy creature in the beginning of the book (so don’t start reading it in the middle of the night!), to the shy but remarkably strong Abby and her family and friends.
She has a lot of problems to cope with. She is quite resourceful, and she gets help from an unexpected quarter.
I am glad to see Jack Massa has written more books.” – Amazon Reviewer

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