Twisted Sisters by Kimber Leigh Wheaton
(The Orion Circle #2)
Published: October 25th, 2015 by Sea Dragon Press
Genres: Young adult, paranormal, urban fantasy
Trigger Warnings: extremely graphic descriptions of dismemberment, murder, torture, gore.
Pages: 181 pgs.
It’s a child’s toy—what could go wrong?
While playing with a spirit board, two sorority sisters summon the vindictive spirits of three women brutally murdered by a psychopath. Join Logan, Kacie, and the rest of the Orion Circle as they delve into the disturbing events of the past to find the key to freeing the spirits.
But this isn’t any ordinary haunting. These ghosts were banished before, and now they have returned more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Anger breeds hatred and hatred leads to darkness—these phantoms are on the verge of losing their last spark of humanity and becoming completely lost to the shadows.
Can Logan and Kacie convince the tortured souls to embrace the light and move on, or will the spirits succumb to the hypnotic pull of evil, leading to an eternity of torment and suffering?
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. In addition to writing, she works as an editor for two publishers as well as select indie authors. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs and lots of dragons. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, video games, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) Winner of the 2014 Rising Star Award at the BTS Red Carpet Awards in NOLA.
“Are you ready to open?” I ask in a hushed whisper. Normally before entering a site, we prepare ourselves to communicate with the spirits. Quiet meditation and deep breathing to open the lines of communication.
“Do you think it’s a good idea? I don’t want to open myself up to those ghosts again…and I don’t think you should either.”
“Noted.” I snuggle against his side when he puts his arm around my shoulders, pulling back a bit when he cringes. “Sorry.”
“It’ll take some getting used to.” He leans down and kisses the top of my head. “Promise you’ll be careful in there.”
“Really? I think it’s me who should be telling you that,” I say, squeezing his hand. “Are you sure I can’t convince you to stay outside?”
“Those ghosts have nothing on me today,” he murmurs, a look of defiance gleaming in his eyes. “I got it all out yesterday. You and Daniel are my best friends, and I trust you both. You, on the other hand, have something they can use against you.”
“Yep.” He caresses my thumb with his. “I don’t suppose you’d agree to remain behind.”
“I already know that my mother is a deadbeat, selfish woman who abandoned me when I needed her most,” I say, trying to keep the hurt from my voice.
“Mmm, Cici, you have no idea how they’ll take your thoughts and manipulate them until you can’t see straight,” Daniel says without taking his gaze from the road. “I thought I’d come to terms with my father until those three bitches came calling.”
“I’ll be fine,” I bite out, angry that my mother is causing problems from all the way in Arizona through her mere existence.
“I hope so, ’cause we’re here,” Rebecca says, a tiny tremor in her voice. “The extermination tent is downright creepy.”