Once again Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey are listening to the Spirit Radio when they hear a cry for
help from a mother whose four-year-old daughter, Emma went missing in the
middle of a busy lobby at the infamous Stanley Hotel. But time traveling back to 1911 is a lot more
complicated than the three trips they had taken earlier in the summer. They have to find appropriate clothes and
figure out a way to pay for their stay.
When they hear about a tragic fire that hurt several hotel employees,
the teens take advantage of the hotel’s desperation and get jobs working as
lady’s maids and houseboys so they can keep an eye on Emma and her family.
Even though they know that The Stanley Hotel is possibly the most
haunted place in the U.S., the four teenagers are a little creeped out when
they hear ghostly children running in the halls, singing songs and even a
mysterious ball that keeps showing up in their room. How could a hotel that is only two years old
already be haunted? Most importantly,
how can they stop Emma from becoming one of the ghosts that are trapped inside
the luxurious hotel?
Midway through their first summer together, they celebrate the Fourth of
July twice in one year. As they try to
figure out the mystery of Emma’s disappearance, they bump in some famous people
and experience several historical events.
But ultimately, it’s their trust in each other and the friendship that has
been forged by two unique experiences no one else on the planet has ever done…talk
with dead people and time travel to the past.
Their first trip back to 1966 had stopped the murder of a teenager from
their school. Their next trip to 1980 had
tested their courage as they were brought face-to-face with a man who was
determined to murder an entire family.
Their last trip to 1927 had saved the life of a handsome young man who had
run away to a traveling circus. Zoey, the former mean girl of South Beach High
School, suffered her first heartbreak by falling in love with a man from the
Back in 1911 there are no TV news crawlers or Amber Alerts like we see
along the interstate highways today.
Instead, Kelly, Scott, Austin and Zoey must try to be in the right place
at the right time to stop the tragedy of Emma’s disappearance from
happening. They follow her and her
family around while enjoying life among the rich and famous. They arrive as skeptics, but leave as
believers when all four teens have ghostly encounters. Kelly and Austin grow closer as they share
fireworks shows, first on the sand in Fort Myers Beach and second on a blanket
in the Rocky Mountains. But is their romance
doomed almost as soon as it began?
When their plans go wrong, they face their first defeat. The same danger that takes Emma now threatens
the teens when one of their own is captured in a killer’s web. Will they be able to save Emma? Or will they join her as permanent guests in
the ghostly halls of The Stanley Hotel?
Kathy Clark’s 23 women’s fiction (romance) novels have sold over 3 million copies in more than 10 languages and have been on the New York Times’ bestsellers’ list and won her numerous awards.
In September 2012 she broke away from the romance genre and launched a new suspense series, Denver After Dark that is centered on three brothers, one a cop, one a firefighter and one a paramedic. The first book, After Midnight was named as the Best Indie Suspense of 2013 and won a prestigious Readers’ Favorite Suspense Award in 2013. Book #2 in this series, Cries in the Night was released in October, 2013. Graveyard Shift, Book #3, will be released in September, 2014.
Also in 2012 Kathy teamed up with her husband Bob Wernly to write a Young Adult Time Travel Mystery/Romance series called CUL8R (See You Later) under the pen name of Bob Kat. Book #1 OMG (Oh My God), when they go back to 1966 to save a girl’s life, was released in October, 2012 and was named as the Best Indie Young Adult Suspense of 2013 and was a Beverly Hills Book Awards finalist. Book #2 BRB (Be Right Back), when they travel back to 1980, recently won a Readers’ Favorite Young Adult Award in 2013. Book #3 BION (Believe It Or Not), when they go back to 1927 and join a circus to save a boy, was released in July, 2013. All three books in this series have received rave reviews and 4 and 5 star ratings. Book #4 RIP (Rest in Peace), a ghost story set at the famous Stanley Hotel will be released in January, 2014. Also, under the Bob Kat pen name, Kathy and Bob wrote a fictionalized version of his fraternity days at Kent State University in 1970 that mixes the drama of senior year with the first military draft lottery, the Vietnam war and the Kent State shootings. This novel was named as a finalist in the Best Indie Mainstream Book of 2013 Awards.
Kathy and Bob are also working on a New Adult series called Scandals with the first book Baby Daddy which released on 11/16/2013.
Kathy is currently a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and was on the board of directors of national RWA and Colorado Romance Writers for several years. Her books and screenplays have won numerous awards, including top honors from Romantic Times, Colorado Romance Writer of the Year, two RITAs and several film festival screenwriting competitions.
Kathy’s detailed bio can be found on Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Clark_(American_author)