Monday, August 20, 2018

Cover Reveal: The Forgotten Child by Melissa Erin Jackson

The Forgotten Child
Melissa Erin Jackson
Publication date: October 10th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal

Ever since Riley Thomas, reluctant medium extraordinaire, accidentally released a malevolent spirit from a Ouija board when she was thirteen, she’s taken a hard pass on scary movies, haunted houses, and cemeteries. So when her best friend pressures her into spending a paranormal investigation weekend at the infamous Jordanville Ranch—former home of deceased serial killer Orin Jacobs—Riley is one-hundred-percent not ready.
Shortly after their arrival at the ranch, the spirit of a little boy contacts Riley; a child who went missing—and was never found—in 1973.
In order to put the young boy’s spirit to rest, she has to come to grips with her ability. But how can she solve a mystery that happened a decade before she was born? Especially when someone who knows Orin’s secrets wants to keep the truth buried—no matter the cost.

Author Bio:
Melissa has had a love of stories for as long as she can remember, but only started penning her own during her freshman year of college. She majored in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology at UCDavis. Yet, while she was neck-deep in organic chemistry and physics, she kept finding herself writing stories in the back of the classroom about fairies and trolls and magic. She finished her degree, but it never captured her heart the way writing did.
Now she owns her own dog walking business (that’s sort of wildlife related, right?) by day…and afternoon and night…and writes whenever she gets a spare moment. The Microsoft Word app is a gift from the gods!
She alternates mostly between fantasy and mystery (often with a paranormal twist). All her books have some element of “other” to them…witches, ghosts, UFOs. There’s no better way to escape the real world than getting lost in a fictional one.
She lives in Northern California with her very patient boyfriend and way too many pets.
The Forgotten Child is her debut, the first in a paranormal mystery series.



  1. That is an awesome cover! It definitely packs on the "mystery" vibes. Happy reading, Stephanie!

    Have a fantastic day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. That is totally a fantastic cover and I so need to keep an eye out for this book -- it sounds amazing!

  3. This sounds spooky, and I love the cover!

  4. That cover is a perfect match for the blurb!

  5. It sounds really good and that cover is just amazing.

  6. This cover reminds me of the old Nickelodeon show "Are You Afraid of the Dark" haha.

    Thanks for sharing,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  7. The Candid Cover YA book bloggAugust 21, 2018 at 12:28 AM

    I am in love with this cover! It fits perfectly with the synopsis. I will have to check this one out. :)

  8. I really like this cover! The story sounds interesting as well! I'll will have to add this to my tbr :)

  9. Yay! I'm kind of scared of Ouija boards but also fascinated by them.

  10. From what I read of the synopsis I think you'd really like it!


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