IMPRINT: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon

I had the immense pleasure of beta reading Imprint: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon; this is book 2 of The Dusty Chronicles series.  Let me tell you–I couldn’t put in down. I was impressed with book 1, Haunting, and Ms. Sheldon delivered a great sequel.

Imprint

About the book:

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: June 4, 2014

Imprint is Book Two of “The Dusty Chronicles”, the sequel to BJ Sheldon’s award-winning debut novel, Haunting. Imprint follows Dusty and Jack through the next stage of their doomed romance.

Sixteen-year-old Dusty Vermeer starts off another school year as Mark Schutt’s girlfriend. At the same time, she continues to hide her feelings for Jack Olson, the ghost who haunts her heart. Other entities make an appearance, and Dusty begins to wonder if seeing ghosts has become a permanent part of her future. Tragic past events resurface and imprint themselves in Dusty’s world. When Jack is ripped from her arms and imprisoned in a dark void, his absence is more than she can bear.

An invisible enemy grows increasingly violent, and Dusty’s health and well-being deteriorate. When she tries to discover what it is that hides in the shadows, Dusty must turn to her family for help and convince her loved ones that she is not insane. Ultimately, she must battle evil, accept her fate and grieve for a love that she was never allowed to keep.

Purchase links:

Amazon Paperback

Amazon Kindle

Excerpt:

Despite all of the changes that Sadie and Dad had made, it was still the same place where I nearly lost my life. And the same place I had witnessed the extent of Jack’s love for me. He protected me the best he could. If he’d been alive himself, he would have taken that bullet for me.

It became apparent to me that night that I was doomed…no matter what. Jack and I would never truly be together, but I loved him regardless. The thought of not getting to spend the rest of my life with him was devastating, but just knowing that he felt the same way about me made it all okay somehow.

The panic rose in my chest as I glanced into the corner where Hank had stared into my face one last time. I recalled the hatred and anger in his eyes, and it sent my pulse racing out of control. Everything around me began to spin. I turned and ran from the room.

I stood in the middle of the family room catching my breath. Once again, I had failed to face my fear. The room grew cold, and I felt a chill on my shoulder. Jack had materialized behind me. I turned around. It never ceased to amaze me that no matter how many times I saw him, he could always take my breath away.

About the Author:

BJS ProfileBJ Sheldon lives outside of Rapid City, SD with her husband, Steven, a veteran of the U.S. military. She is the mother to 3 beautiful daughters, 2 of whom are still living at home and making her crazy. Together, BJ and her husband have a dog and 3 cats who all truly believe that they run the household and the humans are their pets.

BJ is working to complete the final book in The Dusty Chronicles paranormal romance series and already has 3 other future book projects planned, ranging from contemporary fantasy to sci-fi. Most days, she can be found in front of her laptop or reading a good book when she isn’t trying to keep her animals from taking over the world. Her daughters, who range in age from 10 to 19, all appear in her books in one form or another, from personality to attitude and even taste in the opposite sex.

Her favorite authors currently include Nicholas Sparks, Suzanne Collins, Hugh Howey, Isaac Marion, JK Rowling and Guy De’Maupassant, but there is room in her heart for other authors who may catch her fancy in the future.

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Website: bjsheldon.webs.com

Twitter: @BJSheldonAuthor

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Have you read HAUNTING, book 1 of the series? Have you read IMPRINT already? Leave a comment and tell me what you thought of it.

Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles by BJ Sheldon

One of the amazing authors I had the pleasure to meet at UtopYA 2013 in Nashville, TN was the beautiful BJ Sheldon. I have the pleasure of sharing the new book trailer for her award winning novel “Haunting: The Dusty Chronicles

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 About the Book:

Haunting is a recipient of the Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal. After a family tragedy, 15-year-old Dusty Vermeer has to start her sophomore year in a new town and a new school. Rural Iowa introduces her to Mark, a charming football player. Dusty can hardly believe her heart. Then, to her surprise Dusty meets another guy. The chemistry between Dusty and Jack could spark a prairie fire on a rainy day. The only problem? Jack’s dead. The handsome soldier comes to Dusty in her dreams and introduces her to the horrors of a foreign battlefield and the enchantments of first love. While Dusty tries to balance her feelings for the two new guys in her life, Jack steps out of Dusty’s dreams and into her reality. And he wants something. Jack has no memory of how he died more than half a century ago. Dusty vows to uncover the mystery, but her quest for justice puts her in the path of evil, a force that won’t stop until she’s silenced.

 

About the Author:

BJS Profile

BJ Sheldon was born in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1972. Adopted thirteen days later, BJ grew up just outside of Hull, Iowa on a farm until the age of fourteen when she moved with her parents to Phoenix, Arizona. Her father did various odd jobs before retiring as a freight hauler, and her mother was a homemaker, later starting her own business professionally cleaning homes. BJ graduated from Phoenix Christian High School in 1990, later briefly attending Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Throughout junior high and high school, she could be found constantly writing poems, short stories, and novelettes.

BJ was first married at the age of 20 and moved with her husband to Glendale, Arizona. Together they had two beautiful daughters, at which time she put her writing aspirations aside to become a full-time purchasing assistant, wife, and mother. In 1999, she decided to add full-time student to her already busy schedule and graduated with a degree in project management from the University of Phoenix. Divorcing in 2001, BJ moved back to Phoenix and got a job as a program manager.

BJ later married Steven Sheldon, her muse, in 2003, and together they welcomed their daughter in 2004. In 2005, her husband left for basic training to become a soldier in the US Army Reserves.

In 2009, BJ lost her job and remained unemployed for nine months. During that time, she once again discovered her love for writing and wrote her first, full-length novel for her daughter’s fifteenth birthday called, “Schuyler and the Saga of the Sages”. Unable to find an agent, BJ started looking for an idea for her next novel. One night, after a conversation with her husband about ghosts, her old farmhouse back in Iowa, and stories about ghosts she’d heard from friends and family, an idea was born and the rest was history. Over the course of the next eighteen months, BJ developed the plot and wrote “Haunting”, a story about a teenage girl who discovers that the ghost who is haunting both her farm and her dreams has a mysterious past.

In 2011, BJ was awarded a silver medal in the Reader’s Favorite Award Contest in the Young Adult/Fantasy category and was the only book in that genre to win an award without being a previously published work. Her hope is to one day attend a book signing in her hometown in Iowa where she first developed her love of words.

She currently lives in South Dakota with her husband, Steven, who is now a veteran of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, along with her three daughters, dog and cats. Her favorite authors include Richard Russo, Nicholas Sparks, Isaac Marion, Suzanne Collins, JK Rowling and Guy De’Maupassant.

 

Where You Can Find BJ Sheldon:

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BJ Sheldon’s Website

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