It all starts one ordinary afternoon, as seventeen-year-old Joy tries on some thrift-store clothes her grandmother gave her. The little white dress fits perfectly. Trouble is, now it won’t leave her alone. Soon Joy is swept up in an extraordinary journey to help a ghost complete some unfinished business.
If only that didn’t involve Joy driving through dangerous intersections…
Or calling up her high-school crush, Nick…
Or getting stuck at a cemetery after dark.
Will Joy accept this ghostly challenge to be “more”? And just how far will she go to uncover the truth?
Light Paranormal Novella, YA
“I never believed in ghosts.
Until it happened to me.”
Targeted Age Group:
teens, YA, 12 and up
Book Price: On sale now for $0.99 (reg. $2.99)
LENA GOLDFINCH writes teen fantasy and light paranormal — stories with heart and “sigh-worthy” romance. Her current titles include HAUNTING JOY, SONGSTONE, AIRE, and THE LANGUAGE OF SOULS. She lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very spoiled Black Lab. In her creative heart, she travels far and wide to all sorts of exciting places, past and present, which is a perk of making things up for a living. Visit her online at lenagoldfinch.com.
“[HAUNTING JOY is] a sweet and charming ghost story that completely won me over.” –LENA COAKLEY, WITCHLANDERS
“[SONGSTONE is] an original fantasy world inhabited by superstitious tribal nations and intriguingly developed characters.” — SERENA CHASE, USA Today HEA
“Danger, magic, romance, and royal intrigue, AIRE is a must read!” –NYT Bestselling Author JESSICA ANDERSEN
“Looking for something fresh and new to read? Try Lena Goldfinch’s AIRE.” –SERENA CHASE, USA Today HEA
YA Light Paranormal:
Haunting Joy — New Release!
Songstone | Aire | The Language of Souls
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I grew up going to yard sales, thrift stores, Goodwill, and The Salvation Army with my mom. She still sends us boxes of her finds from yard sales and thrift stores. One morning a soft, sliding sort of sigh woke me up. It was really sort of creepy sounding. Maybe even otherworldly. At first I told myself it must have been my dog making a noise. Except…it didn’t really sound like him. It sounded more human. Plus, he was nowhere near the corner of the room where the sound came from. There was, however, a box of clothes from my mom. And so HUNTING JOY was born.
Alas, I have never personally been haunted. 😉