Book Spotlight: The Newbie (Kyrie Carter: Supernatural Sleuth, #1) by Leta Hawk
PUBLISHER: Leta P. Hawk
RELEASED: July 15, 2016
GENRE: YA, HORROR, OCCULT
LENGTH: 238 pages
It was a dream weekend… Kyrie Carter enters a Halloween-themed radio contest and wins a spot on a paranormal investigation at the Berkeley mansion, a local haunted house. Leading the investigation are Drac and Gabe Petery, stars of the hit show Project Boo-Seekers. Kyr can’t wait to be alone in the dark with her celebrity crush, Gabe. …that turned into a nightmare. Almost immediately, things take a turn for the worst. Fellow contest winners Andy and Kyle contemptuously dub her “Newbie,” and the Peterys’ behind-the-scenes teammate Spook Steele seems to have a chip on his shoulder whenever Kyr is around. Most unsettling of all is the aggressive, vengeful spirit of Jeremiah Berkeley, who targets Kyr after she discovers evidence of a century-old murder at the mansion. She and Steele must put their differences aside to solve the mystery before Jeremiah silences Kyr for good.
Leta Hawk had her first encounter with a ghost at four years of age and has been fascinated with ghoulies, ghosties, and all things that go bump in the night ever since. That first encounter, as well as the ones that followed, inspired her to begin reading and writing spooky stories. She now lives vicariously as a ghost-chasing mystery solver through her Kyrie Carter: Supernatural Sleuth series, which includes The Newbie, School Spirits, and The Witch of Willow Lake.
When Leta isn’t penning spooky stories, she can be found rounding up dust bunnies, or tackling Mt. Dishmore and Laundrypile Peak in her Central Pennsylvania home, which she shares with her husband, two sons, and black lab (but no ghosts).