The Orion Circle #1
Kimber Leigh Wheaton
YA Paranormal Romance
June 29. 2014
Sea Dragon Press
Sometimes Rest in Peace isn’t an option.
Kacie Ramsey sees ghosts—and it’s ruining her life. Her mother left, her father blames her, and no matter how hard she tries, she can’t keep the ghosts away. Now a new power has emerged. Nightly visions of grisly murders and a relentless predator draw her to the brink of insanity.
When the phantom appears at a party, Kacie’s longtime crush, Logan, saves her. He invites her to join the Orion Circle, a group of supernatural hunters with chapters in schools all over the country. Through the Circle, Kacie learns to embrace her spiritual powers, and for the first time in her life she feels in control rather than a victim.
But the Foxblood Demon will not give up so easily. A demented serial killer in life who trapped the souls of the thirteen children he murdered, imprisoning them within the walls of his mansion. Now in death, he plots his return while drawing power from the pure souls of the children. He recognizes something in Kacie he’s never seen before—a medium powerful enough to provide a vessel for his tainted soul.
Kacie can’t ignore the tortured souls of the children crying out to her every night. With Logan at her side, she will fight the Foxblood Demon. But can they banish this powerful phantom, or will Kacie lose not only her body, but her eternal soul to the monster.
About the Author
YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul
mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and
lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber
Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not
necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate
covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been
somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities
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America’s Haunted Destinations — San Antonio, TX
I’ve had the privilege of living in some of America’s most haunted cities. Yet I’ve never (yep—never) had a paranormal experience beyond simple events that can be written off as a trick of the eye or the light or just plain old imagination. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been looking for the paranormal most of my life. Ghosts have fascinated me since early childhood. So in this series of posts I’ll reveal some of the haunted destinations I’ve visited in my search for the supernatural. I come from a long line of Texans, could join The Daughters of the Republic of Texas were I so inclined. My grandmother lived in San Antonio, and I used to visit her every summer. We spent lots of time sightseeing: going around to missions, museums, and caves. One moment in time really stands out to me, and that was the morning I went to the Alamo for the first time. Early in the morning there were few other tourists, so we had the place mostly to ourselves. If you’ve never been to the Alamo, it’s hard to explain just how hallowed the grounds feel. I was eight, maybe nine years old. Even at that age, I could feel the press of history. To think of those brave souls and their sacrifice… well it makes me proud. The main mission is dark and cool inside. It smells old and the stone walls are cold to the touch. Sounds echo within, due to the high ceiling. I remember wandering around, wondering how scared and desperate the defenders would have been—knowing they had no chance against such a large enemy. Yet they stood their ground for something they believed in. The energy there made me cry, though I didn’t really understand why at the time. There’s an overall somber feeling to the Alamo. No, I didn’t have a supernatural experience—not for lack of trying. But I did have a spiritual experience. There were a few moments when the veil of time melted away, and I could feel the tumultuous emotions that still vibrate throughout the mission. I live in San Antonio now, been here for seven years now. It’s a great city. The Orion Circle series takes place in San Antonio. In fact, the hotel in chapter nine of Tortured Souls, though it’s entirely fictional, was inspired by The Menger Hotel next to the Alamo. The Menger is a step back through history and also has the reputation for being quite haunted. Many ghost tours make a stop here.
Tortured Souls Playlist
Iridescent by Linkin Park
Without You from Rent
When I See You Smile by Bad English
Whisper by Evanescence
Criticize by Adelita’s Way
Through Glass by Stone Sour
Silent Lucidity by Queensryche
Home by Daughtry
Heaven nor Hell by Volbeat
Die Trying by Art of Dying
I’ll Follow You by Shinedown
Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Hero by Skillet