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Paranormal Mysteries and romantic comedies

Coming soon: Girl in the Mist audiobook

AUGUST 2017 -1.5 Paranormal Romantic Suspense Novella in the Dori Orihuela paranormal mystery series



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A paranormal romantic suspense short tale of an unsolved mystery and tragic love read by Mary Castillo

When we last saw Dori Orihuela in her first thrilling paranormal mystery, Lost in the Light, she received a shocking message slipped to by her high school flame, Gavin Salazar.

In this short novella, Girl in the Mist, we pick up where we left these two lovers as Gavin sweeps Dori off to a romantic weekend in Carmel, California. Their charming cottage, hidden in the cypress trees, holds a dark secret. A young woman appears in the mist, not knowing her name or how long she’s been dead. When Dori tries to find out what happened to this broken young spirit, everyone she encounters refuses to speak of what happened.

Dori also has a few secrets of her own that she’s hoping never to tell Gavin … even if holding onto them could destroy the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

A modern gothic mystery woven with thrills, ghosts, and sexy romance, Girl in the Mist will delight fans of Susanna Kearsley, Simone St. James, Kate Morton, and Victoria Holt.

Length: Novella

Heat Rating: Two flames

WARNING: May make you blush and possibly think twice about getting up in the middle of the night!

Girl in the Mist can be read as a stand-alone novella, but it is part of the Dori O. Paranormal Mystery Series

What readers are saying about the Dori Orihuela Paranormal Mystery series:

This book captivated me. The ending might have been my favorite. One of my favorite mystery reads of the year, and one to get your to-read list!”
– Samantha March, Chick Lit Plus on Lost in the Light

4.5 Lightning Bolts
“Lost In The Light is an enchanting story that takes the reader from present to the past. Full of mystery, emotion, and a plot that keeps the readers on their toes, I couldn’t peel my eyes away. Ms. Castillo, you’ve got a new fan. I can’t wait for more!”
– Storm Goddess Book Reviews

What’s on your summer listening list


4.5 stars by Audible listeners!

“Lost in this Good Book!

I thoroughly enjoyed Lost in the Light. It’s a wonderful combination of ghost story and historical fiction with a modern-day heroine to root for. ”

“A fun escapist read

Yes, I would. I think she’s a talented storyteller.”

“Entertaining new series

I really liked this book. I love paranormal mysteries, historic fiction, and stories about haunted houses. This book hit all those points.”

“Team Grammy Cena!

Wow, that’s all I can say, what a book!”

“Terrific First Book in the Series!

It was wonderful, and I know I will listen to it again.”

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