Abby is just a normal girl from New Jersey, except…
“Well, take you, for example. Around age twelve you started to manifest the talent of a shaman. In our culture, this is seen as a sickness, and it was treated with drugs and therapy to suppress your talent. In another culture, your gift would have been recognized. You would have been trained to cultivate your talent and use it for the good of the community . . .”
I think about that and have to admit it makes sense . . . Maybe I do have a special talent for these things.
Abby’s Newest Adventure
She who dwells in the Great Below
Finishing her first year of college, Abby is planning on a quiet summer with plenty of free time. But when her best friend Molly asks her to look into the haunting of a classmate named Chloe Reynolds, Abby can hardly refuse. As a true magician, it’s her duty to help.
Abby casts a circle with Molly and Chloe present. In a vision, they see Chloe’s grandmother as a young woman, performing in the mermaid show at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs. Then it gets nasty. A dragon-spirit appears in the vision and threatens to drag the mermaid—and Abby too—down into the “Great Below.”
This novella is Book 5 of the Abby Renshaw Supernatural Mysteries. If you like tales of ghosts, psychic adventure, and magic,
you will love this series.
Book 1 – Ghosts of Bliss Bayou
Ghosts, a family curse, and a legacy of true magic
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. the results of a family curse. And one of them wants to kill her.
Book 2 – Ghosts of Tamgrove Hall
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Raising a pair of 500-year-old-ghosts and binding them to my will: Really not sure I’m up to this.
Winter break in England is not turning out as relaxing as I’d hoped.
I’m a seventeen-year-old kid walking down a deserted road in the middle of the night in a foreign country. All alone—except for a friend who is haunted, possessed, and prone to panic attacks.
I really ought to have kept up better with my magical training.
“You’ve already offered to help the ghost pass on, dear. You can’t force them. I mean, there are formulations you can use to compel a spirit to do your bidding. But that gets difficult and dangerous—not to mention ethically dodgy. I would not advise you to go there…Unless you had a really good reason.”
Book 3 – Ghosts of Lock Tower
A haunted tower, an evil ghost, a monster spawned from a meme
After graduating high school Abby returns to Harmony Springs, her spiritual home. She plans to reconnect with friends, take one college class over the summer—and of course resume her magical studies.
But life in central Florida is not as peaceful as she hoped. Nightmares and visions torment her: a weird castle, an armored ghost, a giant white frog devouring people. When a girl is murdered on campus and a picture of the same white frog found beside the body, Abby knows it’s not just her problem, but the world’s. An evil entity is loose, fed by occult forces, spreading rage and hate.
Abby’s guides say it’s her duty to fight this monster. Can she discover the power to banish the white frog and its master? Or will she become their next victim?
Book 4 – Ghosts of Prosper Key
That poltergeist warned us to stay away from Prosper Key.
Road trip, anyone?
I’ve dealt with difficult ghosts before, but this guy! Trashed my room, and he wasn’t even the one I summoned. That was a woman ghost haunting my friend Molly. We were just trying to help this poor lady spirit move on.
Instead I end up driving Molly out to Cedar Key on Florida’s Nature Coast, near where the lady and her angry companion lived until a hurricane destroyed the place in 1896. Also in the car: not just one but both of my former boyfriends. Awkward.
We find some clues along the way, but in the end there’s no escaping it: We have to rent kayaks and paddle out to Prosper Key.
“Exactly what the bad ghost told us not to do!”
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What Readers Are Saying about Abby
“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