NC Literary Hall of Fame



Seven Turns: A Ghost Love Story by Kim Beall

Solstice Publishing
$12.77, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-1-625267894
Fiction: Romance / Mystery
May, 2018
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Callaghan McCarthy has ninety-nine problems and believing in ghosts is not one of them. The ghosts around her beg to differ, and they need her help with a problem of their own.

Years ago, Callaghan McCarthy wrote a bestselling ghost story which allowed her to escape her train-wreck of a marriage. Now her inspiration has run dry, and her bank account is fast following in its wake. In a desperate last-ditch effort to come up with a sequel, she has loaded everything she owns into her car and set off across the country to seek inspiration at a bed and breakfast she's been told is haunted. She doesn't actually believe in ghosts, of course. The ghosts who haunt Vale House find this highly amusing. They have been expecting her, and they need her help with a problem of their own.

As Cally comes to know and love the eccentric denizens of the run-down southern town the locals call Woodley USA, she realizes she has wandered into the middle of a host of secrets nobody will talk about in front of people who are Not From Around Here. While a disembodied internet entity, the ghost of a teenage Taino pirate, and a mysterious gentleman who is not quite human, himself, attempt to help her understand her new role among them, she begins to understand that saving Vale House and saving herself are one and the same.

A contemporary Southern Gothic tale of mystery, enchantment, and just a touch of romance. (Sorry, no werewolves!)

Kim Beall started sneaking into the basement to read her parents’ massive collection of books when she was nine years old and spent her teenage years writing many novels. This might have worked out better for her if she had not written them during math class. She believes adults never really outgrow the yearning to be enchanted by fiction, and that we all hope, within our lifetimes, to find real magic in the world.

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