‘Finding Esta’ is the tumultuous tale of one extraordinary woman’s journey of self-discovery within a supernatural underworld.
Numerous psychic flaws have cursed Luna – a fledgling journalist – forever. All she wants is validation from abusive parents and intimacy without physical pain or mental anguish. But she is denied both.
She has two friends, but they have one thing in common: They’re dead. One lives in Luna’s mind, like house-share. The other kicks dark-shadow bootie in the Shadow Lands.
But when Luna’s investigation into the abduction of baby-Esta leads her to a clandestine supernatural community her friends mysteriously vanish, and her weak sense of identity implodes as each incredible revelation steers her to a singularly mind-blowing question:
“What am I?”
Twenty-three years left in tatters at her feet, Luna’s mind further fractures beneath the weight of loss and temptation, all obscured by an innate suspicion of everyone and everything.
Is Luna being called by fate, by the power of the moon, by an alien species, and by a vampire who visits her dreams to begin her destiny as the hybrid liberator of all Supes? Will Luna find her Shadows again? Will she ever melt her parents icy hearts? Will she possess strength enough to deal with unearthly creatures, chronic indecision, and a growing dissociation with everything she once believed? And in the end, will she find Esta or live long enough to share her story?
The answers to these questions may not be what you might think!
* “The true source of her empathy is mind blowing.” By Book Reviewer: Wandalyn Thomas
* “It’s a great tale that’s part Nancy Drew, part Harry Dresden, and part Underworld, with a dash of Weapon X thrown in for good measure.” By Author: Tom Win-ship
* “Be ready for things you will not expect.” By Kathryn Bennett for Readers’ Favorite
* “Finding Esta is an urban fantasy tale with a riveting plot that hooked me from the very first page. It is the first installment of Shah Wharton’s Supes series and cleverly weaves both mystery novel and supernatural tale together.” By Valerie S. Fowler: Book Reviewer
* “Can’t wait for the next one. Truly amazing story best book I’ve read in a long time I hope the next one comes soon.” By Wrainbeau: Books Reviewer
Targeted Age Group: 16 +
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I wrote it! 🙂 Seriously though, that’s just it. Each person is an individual, so each author has their own style and voice. That’s how mine differs yours or hers or even his. It also merges several genre (new adult, mystery, paranormal, dark/urban fantasy) because those are the genre I read most, and each one has some bearing on how I see the world, how I interpret humanity and reality.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write and read a lot. Read about your craft, but also read in your genre and out of your comfort zone. Rewrite your first draft at least three times: 1) for story structure and cohesion, 2) for character and description, 3) for polishing it up – errors in grammar etc. Then use beta readers and critique partners, it will need fresh eyes at this point. Then get in professional editors.
Stories are built slowly, they need patience and concentration, there should be a time spent away from between each rewrite, between each of the layers, and you need enough passion to drive you on.
My husband and I met in Birmingham, Untied Kingdom, where we were both raised. We now live in Dubai with out beloved German Shepherd, Bobby. He’s huge, looks like a wolf, and we love him. I spend my days reading, writing, blogging, watching movies, travelling with my husband, or playing with Bobby, but also enjoy music (jazz, folk, rock and blues) and theater, and getting lost in varied imaginations.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been interested in fantasy, in the workings of imagination. I have always been creative, writing poetry from an early age. This novel was inspired by a short story I wrote about a spooky old house on a hill. It’s grown a lot since then; into a trilogy, in fact.