Ghost Hunting #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance Thriller
When an expert Demonologist meets a Reality Show Producer on the
Ghost Hunting Show Finders, sparks of true love fly so brightly even the Devil
Demonologist, Luke Melloy has seen the face of pure evil. He’s
fought it and sent it back to hell. It’s what he does. To Claire Westin, ghosts
and demons are just great television and good for ratings. When faced with the
truth Luke has seen, her reality is turned upside down as the two are swept
into dire straits moments after they meet. Desire sparks between the unlikely
pair, throwing their hearts into chaos with a love neither expected nor wanted.
When the Demon targets an unsuspecting Claire with his wrath, Luke finds his focus split between his oath to God and the awakening of his heart. Together, can they face the ancient evil and defeat it or lose everything?
and Claire watched Grant, and the doctor attempt to engage Kelsey. The teenage
girl sat still, her gaze fixed on Claire.
come here,” Luke said motioning for Claire to join him on the other side of the
complied. Luke watched the girls’ eyes track Claire’s movement like a hunter
tracking its prey.
Claire gasped, and Luke focused.
usually clear eyes were fogged. He took her hand and discovered she was cold to
the touch, as cold as when he’d pulled her out of the well.
focus on me,” Luke said, squeezing her hand and knocking on the window between
the rooms. A tingling sensation pulsed through Luke’s body. Consciously pushing
the energy to Claire, he drank in the experience while taking deep breaths.
Claire’s eyes cleared, and her hand warmed. “Better?”
nodded. At the same moment, the door opened. Grant entered the small room, his
eyes immediately focusing on their joined hands. “Is everything okay?”
I just got a little light-headed,” Claire said, releasing Luke’s hand.
shot a look at Grant. “How did it go in there?”
opened her eyes, and we thought we were getting somewhere, but then we lost it.
Not sure what happened.”
might know,” Luke said.
shot him a deadly look.
explained what happened in the observation room.
only one way to know for sure,” Grant said, looking at Claire.
need to test the theory,” Luke replied.
putting the stimulus back in the equation. First in the observation room, and
then in the room with Kelsey,” Grant said.
not serious?” Claire replied, turning away from the men.
if Kelsey is attracted to you for some reason, we have to investigate and see
where it leads,” Grant replied.
ran her hands through her hair. She stood silent for a moment before turning
and meeting Luke’s eyes. She seemed to be searching for something. An
acknowledgment or reassurance? He couldn’t give anything to her and looked
there’s something you need to know,” Grant said.
stomach dropped. Listening to Grant explain to Claire what had happened at the
hospital when they found her in Kelsey’s room made him physically ill. He kept
his focus elsewhere, not wanting to watch Claire’s reaction to the news. The
incident was his fault. He should be able to protect her.
Claire said. “Yeah, okay, let’s see what happens.”
turned, seeing the determination in her eyes.
returned to Kelsey’s room and quietly informed the doctor Luke would be
entering the room next, then stepped into the hallway and motioned to Luke. The
two men switched places.
stepped in, noting how cold the room felt compared to the hallway. “Hello,
Kelsey, my name is Luke Melloy. I want to speak with you about Crestwater
Church.” The girl lay motionless. “Kelsey, can you hear me? We’re here to help
you, but you have to tell us what happened. We went to Crestwater. I gotta tell
you, Kelsey, the church is a pretty creepy place. I would understand if you’re
hesitant about sharing your experiences.” Luke took her hand. “Kelsey, you’re
safe here in the hospital. Surrounded by people who are here to help you
through this trauma.”
door opened. Grant walked into the room, followed by Claire. Luke shook his
doctor audibly sighed, “I want to thank you for trying. Your help is sincerely
is our pleasure,” Luke replied, watching Claire and Grant approach the
lay quietly, the shadows of her face dark and haunting despite the harsh
hospital lights. Luke watched her closely while alternating his focus on
looked to Grant and then Claire. Claire exhaled a deep breath, the warmth of
her breath mixing with a sudden iciness in the air. He switched his focus to
Kelsey, whose eyes opened. The skin of her expression tightened against the
bones of her face. Her eyes stared out with a menacing black glare. The room
filled with the stench of death and sulfur.
Luke said. A guttural, yelping laugh of malevolent spite and rage emanated from
the thin girl’s physical form. “Who are we speaking with, if not Kelsey?”
who is not him or her. He who will make the dripping climax of blood at your
feet,” the Demon within Kelsey replied, licking its lips while looking at
unearthly scream filled the room. Claire. Her face ashen and eyes wide in
terror, she stumbled back. Grant moved to catch her, and Luke re-focused.
and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, I appeal to your holy name, humbly begging
your kindness, that you may graciously grant me help against this unclean
spirit now tormenting this creature of yours, through Christ our Lord.”
her, Luke. Save her as you did Daniel!” the Demon cried. The room shook, the
armor myself today with the power of the Most Holy Trinity, in the oneness of
God, Creator of the universe. I armor myself today with the baptism of Christ,
His crucifixion and resurrection, His ascension and glorious second coming.”
is no hope for her light! It is already marked with the seed of Belial!”
armor myself today with God’s guidance to direct me, God’s might to sustain me,
God’s wisdom to instruct me, God’s word to give me speech, God’s shield to
protect me, God’s army to defend me, against the snares of demons, against the
lure of vices, against all who plot me harm.”
quinquaginta animas sedem formabis radicibus!” the Demon spat out with a low
quickly as the episode began, it ended. Luke checked the room. Claire stood
shielded within Grant’s protective arms, while the doctor huddled in the corner
of the room.
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About the Author
Romine has always wanted to be one of the good guys. From playing Charlie’s
Angels in the backyard of her Macungie, PA home as a child to the pages of her
unending projects, Amy has always dreamed of adventure and romance. Her need to
make the characters truly deserve their happiness takes us on many a twisted
journey. From serial killers to demons, Amy holds nothing back in the name of
true enduring love.
A mother of three, Amy has spent the past sixteen years working in Operations
for Ricoh America’s Corporation. She is an avid movie fan and enjoys books,
television, theater, her dog Pip and all things romance.
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