Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Spirit Seeks Asylum - A Review & Giveaway


The Sixth Bay Island Psychic Mystery 

Winter on Bay Island can be brutal, with ice storms, snow, howling wind, and murder. Cass Donovan is desperate to keep Mystical Musings afloat until the tourists return in the Spring. She's working on a vlog and has also agreed to check out the abandoned Twin Forks Lunatic Asylum for its new owner. Despite the building's troubled past, he wants to turn the complex into a boarding school. Even though a young psychic tries to upstage Cass at her own reading, giving a dire warning, Cass is reluctant to turn down the hefty sum she's offered to investigate the decaying building.  Arriving at the Asylum, Cass and Bee start to film. Although Cass starts to perceive something otherworldly, her connection is severed by very real shots-and the discovery of their host's dead body. Once again in the midst of a mystery Cass will have to sort through the voices of the dead and the current motives of a slew of suspects before the killer decides to put an end to her permanently.

I've always been drawn to abandoned buildings, and old asylums have always been a particular favorite. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see Cass Donovan investigating one. I would have loved to learn more about the building and its history, as well as the people who once lived there, but A SPIRIT SEEKS ASYLUM wisely kept centered on the current murder mystery. 

The sixth Bay Island Psychic Mystery serves as a bridge. Not only as a link between the dead and the living, but between the teacher and student, the experienced and the novice, and a way for the community to connect. It's fascinating to witness Cass's mediumship developing and I'm delighted by the police chief's stance. The friendship between Cass and Bree is inspiring, and the love they share with Stephanie and the Beast is equally heartwarming.

With a perfect blending of chills, humor, friendship, and mystery A SPIRIT SEEKS ASYLUM shows us that the past never truly dies.


 A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery) by Lena Gregory

About A Spirit Seeks Asylum

A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery 6th in Series
Publisher: Beyond the Page (July 13, 2021)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 190 pages

Cass Donovan is confronted by ghoulish crimes both old and new when a defunct asylum is the site of a fresh murder and a long-hidden injustice . . .

The old abandoned buildings of the Twin Forks Lunatic Asylum have always fascinated and frightened clairvoyant Cass Donovan, but she never dreamed her psychic abilities would be put to the test there. Then the new owner of the site tells her he plans to renovate it and turn it into a boarding school, and he’ll pay Cass handsomely to determine whether the place is haunted! Cass accepts his offer, but her search for hints of old ghosts soon has her looking for clues among the living when the man who hired her turns up dead.

Returning to the shuttered asylum looking for evidence of who may have wanted her client out of the way, Cass stumbles upon signs of yet another murder, even as she’s besieged by an onslaught of haunting voices from the past. When it comes to light that rival real estate developers have been hatching plans of their own for the property, Cass sees no shortage of motives for the murders, but she’ll have to find a way to quiet the disturbing voices from long ago and focus on the here and now, because whoever’s behind the killings has targeted Cass as their next victim . . .

About Lena Gregory

Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest.

Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island. She recently relocated to Clermont, Florida with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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  1. This sounds like a fun book, I love the cover.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing the release of A Spirit Seeks Asylum! And thank you for such a wonderful review! I'm so happy you enjoyed it. :)

  3. I am excited about this book sounds so good and the cover is very eye-catching. Thank you for putting it on tour and good luck peggy clayton

  4. I love the cover! Thtc colors and graphics are great.