GENRE: YA Paranormal Mystery
Janna is being stalked by an invisible spirit who dares give her advice on her love life. That's because Janna has an unhealthy crush on Caden, her sister's boyfriend.
“Uh… Listen Caden,” I said, pulling away from him. “Moira is my sister. I could never…”
His lips were dangerously closed.
As my senses overpowered me, I became conscious of little details: the warm wind ruffling the sand into dunes around me and the distant sound of waves crashing along the beach. The red sunlight streamed through the treetops, bathing me in dappled shades. Shades my best friend warned me about where the shadow people liked to rest.
That’s when a man whispered in my ear, "No, Janna."
I bolted up and threw my hand in the direction I heard the voice, but no one was there. I nudged Caden away in my fear, but he took that as an invitation. He took my hands in his to stabilize me and pretended to look at my shells. A distant squirrel ran away with a twist of rust. Animals could see shadow people.
The voice still stalked me. “Janna, listen.”
“Oh no, no, no,” I moaned. “Not now!”
Caden stared at me as if I had sprouted seaweed. I let the shells fall into his hands, grabbed his shirt and buried my head in his chest in an attempt to drown the voice out. The voice still reached me.
“Watch out for Moira,” the voice said.
I wish you away.
“Janna, are you all right?”
I opened my eyes and Caden’s gorgeous skin glowed inches from mine. He held my face between his warm fingers and his lips brushed the side of my lips.
Evening fell on the camp as if someone had switched off the light. Maybe Moira didn’t see that. Yeah, wishful thinking.
The group who was with Moira glared at me and Caden, and my sister’s face turned purplish.