R. J. Sullivan resides with his family in Heartland Crossing, Indiana. His first novel, Haunting Blue, is an edgy paranormal thriller about punk girl loner Fiona "Blue" Shaefer and her boyfriend Chip Farren. R.J. is hard at work on the next chapter in Fiona's story, Virtual Blue, coming soon from Seventh Star Press. R.J. is a member of the Indiana Horror Writers.
R. J. Sullivan is the author of the new novella Haunting Obsession and I am more then pleased to be part of the blog tour featuring his new book. Following are a couple of pictures from the story that are as haunting as the story itself.
Take a look at the beautiful Maxine.
Maxine literally digging into Daryl.
Seventh Star Press 2012
“She wants to be loved by you…alone!”
Daryl Beasley collects all things Maxine Marie, whose famous curves and fast lifestyle made her a Hollywood icon for decades after her tragic death. Daryl’s girlfriend, Loretta Stevens, knew about his geeky lifestyle when they started dating, but she loves him, quirks and all.
Then one day Daryl chooses to buy a particularly tacky piece of memorabilia instead of Loretta’s birthday present. Daryl ends up in the doghouse, not only with Loretta, but with Maxine Marie herself. The legendary blonde returns from the dead to give Daryl a piece of her mind—and a haunting obsession he’ll never forget.
Haunting Obsession is a Rebecca Burton novella and will keep you enthralled from the beginning to the end. This wonderful story pays homage to the late great Marilyn Monroe; but her unpleasantness should not be taken as a commentary on Ms. Monroe, as is pointed out by the author. A rather nasty woman she is to say the least; but we are talking about a haunting here and it just may bring some shivers up and down your spine.
The story line is well written and may actually make you believe in ghosts. Maxine Marie is a tantalizingly gorgeous woman who makes a man drool in her afterlife much as she did while alive. She has her own unique ways of getting a man to do her bidding. The power just may have went to her head and corrupts her in ways that are beyond mortal control. Poor Daryl doesn't know what hits him until he sees a side of his obsession that he is not expecting.
The author has such a descriptive way with words that makes the story come alive on the page. This is a short fast read that holds your interest from the beginning. Haunting Obsession is my first read from this author and it will definitely not be my last. If you are looking for a quick read and are into the paranormal, this is the story for you. You won't be disappointed.
Disclosure: I was provided a copy for reviewing purposes.
I give Haunting Obsession 5 out of 5 stars