We have all heard stories about them. Our favorite childhood fairy tales are full of curses but are curses real? Well, that would depend upon whom you ask. I grew up around folks who very much believed they were real. At the same time, the same folks would tell you that a curse cannot affect you unless you believe.
The bigger question is can curses pass from one generation to the next. I was curious about that. Have you ever known someone who comes from a family enveloped in tragedy? I think most of us have. What if those people are cursed because a curse was placed on an ancestor and they just have the misfortune of sharing a gene pool?
In “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill,” a curse against a terrible man for a heinous deed follows his family for five generations. I think that I tend to lean more toward believing in this particular type of curse and it was certainly a lot of fun to write about it. Although innocent people suffer because of it, it is hard not to understand why Martha Thompson cursed Zeb Carter and all his kin with the wraith of Carter’s Mill.
I cannot help but wonder how true hauntings are the result of curses.
The Curse of the Carter Women
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publisher: Books, Authors and Artists
Date of Publication: March 31, 2015
Number of pages: 436
Word Count: 110,800
Cover Artist: Carolyn Holland
The Wraith of Carter’s Mill chronicles five generations of women from the turn of the century to present day. It depicts in startling detail the result of an old curse and the wraith that haunts the family. Sensitives, The Guardians and The Forgotten tell the tale while the fourth shocking segment, Carter’s Mill provides the back-story. It reveals the shameful truth behind a century of sorrow and the curse of revenge that plagues the Carter women.
Zeb, the Carter family patriarch, is a hard, callous man. He runs his thriving sawmill, farm and family with an iron fist. When he commits an incredible act of cruelty, he ignorantly brings a terrible curse down upon all his kin. Martha Thompsons’ prophecy proves true as the family falls into ruin, and the women pay the price.
Almost a century after Zeb’s death, a Carter daughter is born with notable yet uncanny gifts. It will be up to Shyanne to unearth a long buried family secret and set an old wrong back to rights. Will she find a way to lift the curse and banish the accursed wraith that haunts her? If she fails, she risks losing her own little girl to the dark entity forever.
A small North Carolina community, where everyone knows everyone sets the perfect stage for this suspenseful drama. Rich in history and southern culture, The Wraith of Carter’s Mill harkens back to a time when life was simpler, and superstition was part of everyday living.
About the Author:
Evenfall grew up on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. In many ways, her community was isolated from the outside world, and time simply stood still. The old ways of “doing things” surrounded her, and she was both fascinated by the rich history and influenced by it.
As with any such place, the area was rich with ghost lore and old tales of “people done wrong.”
Evenfall, a child seen and not heard, hovered as close as she dared, listening to the old stories when the adults got together talking about old times. She also spent many nights with the sheet pulled over her head in childish fright.
A paranormal encounter when she was just six years old, experienced by two other people at the same time, convinced her that ghosts really did exist. C. Evenfall has been seeking answers ever since. Her fascination with the unexplainable, coupled with her love of history and southern culture and the role women play in both, have inspired her to write The Wraith of Carter’s Mill, a series of novellas. Each inspired by tales from her childhood and the family members who passed them down.
Life has taken her many places, but today, C. Evenfall resides with her husband in the same fishing village where she grew up. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and the outdoors in general. She forgives his skeptics’ dismissal of things that go bump in the night and loves him dearly in spite of it. They complement one another perfectly.
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