Spotlight & $25 GC Giveaway: The Ghost of Shantel Thompson by Curtis Maynard

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn winner will receive a $25 Amazon/BN GC and one randomly drawn host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN GC. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.


Description of The Ghost of Shantel Thompson


When the Riggs family in Mobile, Alabama, faced the mysterious death of their adoptive daughter Shantel Thompson, they never imagined her ghost would linger for decades…


In Curtis Maynard’s heart-stopping paranormal thriller, ‘The Ghost of Shantel Thompson,’ a new family, fifty years later, grapples with a haunting legacy where the line between life and death is hauntingly thin.


Just as they begin to settle into their new life, their own young daughter is gripped by chilling visions of Shantel. It’s not just fleeting shadows—she’s entangled in a vengeful spirit’s relentless quest for justice, a quest that spans generations.


As whispers from the grave reveal long-hidden secrets, this new family faces a terrifying truth: some ghosts refuse to be silenced. Now, they must confront the mystery of Shantel’s death before her ghostly agenda consumes them all.


Dare to uncover the truth? ‘The Ghost of Shantel Thompson’ awaits to send shivers down your spine.


Read an Excerpt of  The Ghost of Shantel Thompson


the ghost of shantel thompson coverReacting swiftly, Damian lunged out of bed and rushed to Sarah’s side, using his body as a shield between Alicia and her mother. “Alicia? Alicia?” he repeated, his voice desperate, hoping to break the hold of whatever trance had possessed her.


Alicia blinked, her eyes refocusing as she met her father’s gaze. “Dad?” Her voice was calm, confusion evident in her tone. She glanced down at the knife in her hand. “What happened?”


“That’s what we want to know,” Damian replied, his voice filled with concern. “Your mother woke up and saw you standing over her with a knife.”


Alicia’s gaze shifted to Sarah, who sat trembling on the bed. “I don’t remember coming in here. I don’t know where I got the knife from.” She looked back at her father. “I must’ve been sleepwalking again.”


“What’s the last thing you remember?” Damian asked, a trace of suspicion in his voice.


Alicia’s mind raced, searching for a plausible explanation. She couldn’t afford to be caught in the act of sneaking into their room. “I… I remember a nightmare. Yes, that’s what it was. I was sleeping, and I had a nightmare. I didn’t know what was going on. And the next thing I know, you’re shaking me awake.”


Relieved by Alicia’s explanation, Damian gently took the knife from her hand. “Let me just take this from you,” he said, his tone soothing. “And let’s get you back into bed.”


Interview with Author Curtis Maynard


What is the sweetest thing someone has done for you?

I have been blessed by so many sweet things I couldn’t pick one.  I am definitely beyond blessed with family and friends.


How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

On family, paying bills, clothes, food. Essentials is top of the list.


Where do you get your best ideas?

Watching movies and trailers.


What comes first, the plot or characters?

Both are equally important.


What does your main character do that makes him/her special?

Because of the structure of this novel, the main character experiences paranormal activity.  The separation is special.



About Author Curtis Maynard

author of ghost of shantel thompsonCurtis Maynard is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter, and author passionate about suspenseful storytelling. Enthralled by the paranormal, his mysteries and thrillers feature everything from hauntings and visions to cryptic messages from beyond the grave. Curtis currently resides with his wife and son in Alabama, a setting rich with inspiration for his novels and short films. He hopes his stories will leave you spellbound, disquieted, and suspicious of the slightest shuddering shadow.


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  • Goddess Fish Promotions
    January 9, 2024 at 6:31 am

    Thank you so much for featuring this book and author today.

  • Marcy Meyer
    January 9, 2024 at 8:21 am

    The cover looks great. Sounds like a good book.

  • sherry
    January 9, 2024 at 7:10 pm

    I really like the cover and the excerpt.

  • Elaine G
    January 9, 2024 at 7:14 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book.