Pull back the curtain and see how a suspense writer puts the thrills and chills together.


Hurry! City of Ghosts is now FREE

Hello dear readers,

For a limited time, City of Ghoststhe first book in my five-book GhostWriters series, is available for free. To take advantage of this promotion, which will run for only five days, please use this link: https://books.bookfunnel.com/freefirstinseries/m69ymfc7ny

City of Ghosts, a supernatural suspense, won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense, along with earning rave reviews from Kirkus, BlueInk, Library Journal, and the Midwest Book Review.

Here is an excerpt from the latest review, written by Toi Thomas, author and illustrator of Why Are You Afraid?:

“Even though dark thrillers and horror stories aren’t usually my preferred read, this story didn’t come off so scary that I couldn’t sleep at night, but then I did make a point not to read it right before bedtime. I think what’s so scary about this story is that if you take out all the paranormal elements, it’s still scary. What happens to the main character is the worst nightmare of anyone traveling in a foreign country.

I find that the MC is rarely my favorite character in a good book, but I actually like Jackson a lot. I also liked Kate and believe we’ll be learning more about her in the next book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to more of the series.

Highly recommended to horror, suspense thriller, and paranormal fans. Also, a great diversity read.”


So, what’s this book about? I’m glad you asked.

When the villagers were forced to flee Hensu, not everyone got out alive. Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city when he slips away from the group to spend the night, determined to publish an account of his ghostly experiences there.

He meets Yuèhai, a strange, soft-spoken woman who can tell him the city’s secrets—secrets the Chinese government would kill to keep hidden. As Jackson uncovers the truth about Yuèhai and the ghost city, he’s drawn into a web of conspiracy, betrayal, and murder. He must risk everything to save himself and bring honor back to Yuèhai and her family.


I hope you take advantage of this great deal, and that you love City of Ghosts. If you do, please leave a comment on Amazon. Reader comments are super important, and they really do help sell books. One or two sentences about why you liked it is all you need, and it’ll make a world of difference.

Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

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  1. L. Diane Wolfe

    I’ve not had a chance to get any of your books, so I downloaded it. Thank you.

    • JH

      Thanks, Diane! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Liesbet

    Great giveaway! If I wouldn’t have grabbed it in the past, I would now! As you know, I don’t read enough – you’re cranking out books as fast as I read! – but I hope to dive into your series at some point. And leave reviews, of course. 🙂

    • JH

      Thanks so much, Liesbet. That would be awesome…but there is no “cranking.” I still spend a lot of time and effort on each book; I’m just devoting a lot of my time to them. 🙂

  3. CD Gallant-King

    I already have it! I really enjoyed Forests of Ghosts, but I don’t think I actually read this one. Going to have to go back and check it out.

    • JH

      Thanks, CD! And I haven’t forgotten the email you sent me, either. Will reply!


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