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Publisher's Summary

Ghosts, a family curse, and a legacy of true magic
2018 Readers' Choice Award Winner for YA Paranormal Fiction

For 16-year old Abigail Renshaw, the terrifying nightmares are not the worst part. When apparitions start leaking out of the nightmares into her waking life - well, that's a problem. 

But Abby's dealt with hallucinations before, and she's nothing if not resilient. Following clues from the nightmares, she convinces her mother to let her visit Harmony Springs, the small town in Florida where Abby was born, and where her grandmother still lives. 

There, Abby finds unexpected help from new friends: a compulsive teenage blogger named Molly Quick, and Molly's older brother Ray-Ray (a guy Abby really starts to like). 

The not-so-good news? Abby's apparitions might be real, the results of a family curse. And one of them wants to kill her. 

For young adult fantasy fans of Bella Forest and Bianca Scardoni: If you like heroines who handle their own problems - no matter how spooky - you will love Ghosts of Bliss Bayou.

©2016 Jack Massa (P)2019 Jack Massa

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This is not your typical ghost stories

Ghost of Bliss Bayou is not your typical ghost story it is much more detailed. The book has it all apparitions, magic, past revelations and a quirky heroine. I was so intrigued by the story that I could not turn it off. The storyline is strong and flows perfectly.
I received this audio book upon my request and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review of my own volition.

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Good book

I enjoyed this book. Kept my interest. Refreshing to read a book without foul language. The narrator did a nice job as well.

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Good Versus Evil

This was my first experience with Jack Massa's work and I found it very entertaining. In this series, the young protagonist's name is Abigail Renshaw and she goes by the name Abby. Abby has been haunted by hallucinations for most of her young life. At one time, Abby was under the care of a doctor who helped her to deal with her unusual visions. When she turns sixteen, the hallucinations are once again taking over her life and Abby seeks answers in her past to find out why she has the visions. Alicia Foreman's narration is great providing another layer of enjoyment to the story. I was given a free copy of the audiobook and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Listen

This was a great story with a great narrator. I really enjoyed this book and hope there will be additional books in this story line.

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Fantastic story!

This is an excellent ghostly tale that any fan of the genre will definitely enjoy. Both the writing and narration are fantastic.

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the Spirit is with her

Series of progression-infant, toddler, child, teenager----Big Trouble. Yes it is difficult when you child progresses from childhood into a teenager but imagine being a teenage girl who has UNKNOWN magical powers. They have been developing for years in strange ways she is truly beginning to think she is a mental case. At long last an overdue summer visit to Florida to see her late father's mother finally helps her see her future path with clarity. There is magic but not the kind you see in the movies, why don't you check out just what happened in Bliss Bayou yourself, you'll be glad you did.

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a scary Cajun tale

a very well narrated and excellent read very good and entertaining book too. Thank you

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Great YA paranormal mystery

This was my first Jack Massa's book. Ghosts of Bliss Bayou is the first book in The Abby Renshaw Supernatural Mysteries Series, a great YA paranormal mystery. Abigail is a strong and determined young character. The supporting characters are great, and they have an important part in this story. I loved her grandmother and mother, and her friends Molly and Ray-Ray. The storyline is complex, well detailled, intriguing, and filled with magic, mystery, and action. The mystery unfold at a great pace. Alicia Foreman is a new narrator to me. She did a great job with the narration. I enjoyed it. Looking forward to listen to Ghosts of Tamgrove Hall, a sequel to Abby Renshaw's first adventure.

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Paranormal YA

Ghost of Bliss Bayou by Jack Massa is a is a comong of age paranormal fantasy is a enjoyable listen its very engaging and its nicely preformed. I say its worth checking it out

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!!!Absolutely Amazing!!!

This story grabbed my attention, sucked me in and wouldn't turn loose until the end. Make sure you start this book at a time where you do not habe to put it down, turn it off, or experience any interruptions! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

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  • John Gibson
  • 03-15-21

Good all round story

this was a good story I enjoyed the characters and the whole story I would like to here more as I feel this was a get to know the characters story more then anything. So quite excited about getting into the second installment. I really enjoyed the narrator Alicia Foremen she has a beautiful voice and it worked wonderfully well with the story.
Good job AA+ ⭐

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  • Hayes
  • 02-27-21

brilliant narration I think she's my new favourite

This story was so much fun, I loved all of the character, no one was flat or 2d and they were all brilliantly brought to life by the narrator. I really like the characterization she brought to the main character, she made her feel so genuine and warm, she was instantly likeable. But oh my word is she good at doing creepy whisper voice too! when she gave the bad spirit a voice it was genuinely unnerving!

The story has good narrative flow and is easy to follow, but still incredibly entertaining. It had just the right mix of mystery and magic, along with realistic teenage feelings of anxiety and self discovery to make this a book I'm sure I will come back to again.

looking forward to hearing the next in the series.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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  • Caroline Hannam
  • 12-19-19

Nice teenage spooky story

This book is definitely aimed at a teenage audience, but can also appeal to adults of any age. The story ghostly part is very atmospheric and doesn’t have unnecessary gore and horror. The magic aspect and the family and local history give the book another dimension and all is rounded out by teenage insecurities and worries.

The narrator had a great reading style and good pace. She was clear and concise, with good diction.

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  • Christy D
  • 12-17-19

Ghosts of Bliss Bayou

Abigail has been having nightmares again. When she had them when she was younger she was lead to believe something was wrong. This time she decides she is going to keep it to herself the she remembers her grandmother she has not seen in years and decides its time for a visit. Only when she gets there she feels the pull and recognizes some of the places from her dreams. Her grandmother has lots to explain about their family history. This is a fun and intense paranormal story. The narration is nice and easy to listen to.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 11-16-19

Excellent

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

16 year old Abby has terrible nightmares but when she goes to visit her Grandmother she finds out they are not nightmares but premonitions.

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  • Jan M
  • 10-14-19

Great Ghost Story

Ghosts of Bliss Bayou by Jack Massa is a great coming of age/ghost story that deals with witchcraft, magic, and spells. I really enjoyed the imagery in this story. The main character in this book is 17 year old Abby, who has interest in tarot cards and learning about witchcraft and saving her Grandmother's community from track development. Alicia Foreman was perfect for narrating this book. She sounded age appropriate for the characters and had distinguishable voices for them. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I would listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Ian
  • 10-13-19

The Ghost of Bliss Bayou.

I was given a code for this. In return I'd leave an honest and voluntary review on audible once I'm done.

I really enjoyed this book, it's a supernatural ghost story with a slightly darker side, it's not full of gore or adult content which made listening very easy and enjoyable.
A strong heroin lead, who makes friends in her home town who help her with a dark secret, a curse.
The way it's written keeps you entertained and wanting, the narration is flawless, Alicia Foreman brings the characters to life and gives them thier own personality.
A deffinate 5 star.
I'd recommend this to anyone.