Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Ghost Key"

Trish J. MacGregor's books include Esperanza, the first supernatural thriller in the Hungry Ghost series.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel Ghost Key, and reported the following:
Page 69 of Ghost Key depicts an important scene, a turning point in the plot. But since there are five viewpoint characters, I’m not sure it describes the novel. In fact, if I had to summarize the novel in a single sentence, this is how I would do it:

On an island off the Florida coast, a single mother must battle an invasion of avaricious ghosts who take possession of the living to indulge themselves in the sensual pleasures of physical life.

Dominica and her tribe of hungry ghosts were driven from Esperanza, that magical city high in the Andes, but they were not all destroyed. As a last devastating blow against Tess Livingston, Dominica seized Tess’s niece Maddie as a host, and fled to the United States.

The evil bruja has settled in a small resort town in Florida and is cementing her power over a new tribe of unquiet dead. But she will not be able to take over Cedar Key without arousing the suspicion of the US government, when remote viewer Nick Sanchez glimpses the island and Dominica’s host, Maddie, in connection with 13 unexplained deaths. The government believes the deaths were the result of a biological terrorist weapon and that Cedar Key is the perfect place for the testing of such a weapon – isolated, small, containable.

Meanwhile, Dominica is being pursued by Wayra, a shape shifter from Esperanza, Dominica’s oldest lover and most bitter enemy, who is intent on freeing Maddie. Dominica hasn’t taken into account the fierce independence of the island locals, in particular that of a single mother and bartender, Kate, who will fight to the death to protect her teenaged son – and the island she loves.
Learn more about the book and author at Trish J. MacGregor's website.

The Page 69 Test: Esperanza.

My Book, The Movie: Esperanza.

--Marshal Zeringue