Tuesday, January 12, 2021

NBTM Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Haunting in Old Tailem by Janice Tremayne @GoddessFish


by Janice Tremayne

GENRE: Supernatural Suspense, Horror


An Australian Ghost town. A resident demon and a local Shaman. A confrontation with evil awaits.

Clarisse realizes that running from evil is not a bad idea until you figure out you can't hide. When some ghosts get tired of hanging around, they latch onto you. At the centre of the war on evil is a historic Church that carries dark secrets within its walls. After she meets with the local Shaman, Clarisse discovers secrets with evil consequences by digging too deep into the town’s past. When matters become complicated, she visits a circus of young performers on the outskirts of town triggering unexpected paranormal events and unleashing memories of a one-hundred-year curse. After being caught in the crossfire of a battle for evil supremacy, Clarisse confronts Little Charlie as he rallies the town's ghosts into an impeccable evil stronghold.

Can the local Shaman and townsfolk rally in her quest to defeat the evil incarnate or will the town succumb to Little Charlie and his evil crew?

Haunting in Old Tailem is the third book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like spine-tingling, chilling, creepy and spooky supernatural thrillers, then you will love this story by 2020 USA Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.

Pick up your copy today and follow Clarisse through her battles with evil!


She heard a flurry of steps run across the graveyard as stones flicked off the ground and crushed, dried-out weeds propelled into the air. Tiny steps that she had encountered once before—in Hartley. Was it Little Charlie?

Then another ominous sound. Children laughing and giggling while the faint sound of a circus tune played in the background. Da, da, da, da, da …

She immediately turned around to find four children, each one standing next to an unmarked grave.

One little girl, no more than ten years old, with a black ponytail, knee-high cotton socks, and a white frilled dress, played with her hula hoop. She swung it around in motion and with the equilibrium of an expert. She smiled as her, dark eyes with thick, black eyeliner resonating toward Clarisse.

Next to her was a young boy, no more than eight years old, playing hopscotch between two graves. His knee-length shorts, long socks, and blood-stained shirt, held up by suspenders, were ragged and worn out. He looked like he had been in a terrible accident and dragged across the ground, oblivious to any pain. While playing hopscotch, he balanced three small balls in the air like a juggler, quite a trick and well-coordinated.

Next to him was Little Charlie, sitting on a gravestone with his rope lassoed and legs crossed. He swung his lasso repeatedly and flung it toward an empty can as his target. He liked showing off his prowess to Clarisse, even though he couldn’t say any words, throwing his hands up in the air each time he conquered his target.

Another girl, albeit younger than the first, stood behind Little Charlie on an unmarked grave. She was wearing a crimson dress with frills and brown, country-style boots. Her dress was tainted red in parts from bloodstains, and her face was white as snow. It accentuated the eyeliner around her black eyes and sculptured face. She tilted her head slightly to the side as her red hair was tossed around in the slight breeze while holding a Raggedy Ann doll next to her face. She looked directly at Clarisse, smiling while caressing the doll.

The Raggedy Ann doll smiled one thoughtful expression, blinked its right eye two times rapidly, and then nodded before going back to its original posture.

Interview with Janice Tremayne

What made you want to become a writer?

I have always wanted to be a writer, but life and work got in the way in the early years. When the opportunity arose to dedicate my time to the craft of writing I fulfilled a lifelong ambition to publish a novel. I like to tell stories that readers find spooky, thrilling, chilling, suspenseful and entertaining. Something unique and imaginative that they never anticipated. I have a big imagination and writing helps me express those thoughts and ideas to readers that are prepared to spend hours of their precious time enjoying my work..

What inspired you to write Haunting in Old Tailem?

I have always been a fan of horror since I was a child, so it came naturally for me. I wrote this book because I am exploring the conflict between good and evil, we face every day. In a spiritual sense, I am also exploring the afterlife

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Haunting in Old Tailem?

There are four main characters in the book. Clarisse who is the protagonist and the demon who is the antagonist. Clarisse is a brave and fearless spirit hunter that has matured over the series and has made it her mission to confront evil. There is a local Shaman that also supports Clarisse in her mission, but he is a hermit or a recluse. Then there is the enigmatic Digger, an Aussie resident that is typical of the characters of the Australian outback towns.

You know I think we all have a favourite author. Who is your favourite author and why?

My favourite author would have to be Stephen King. His stories can be read by anyone and his creativity in developing the storyline and the plot is what I found exhilarating. You just don’t know what to expect with his novels and there is always a sense of anticipation.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I am writing a three-part supernatural thriller series, (Zack Bolder Supernatural Thriller). At this stage, I have three books scheduled that will take me through to the middle of 2021. Early indications from my ARC team are very positive so I am looking forward to that journey.

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed discovering the history of a real ghost town with a boom-and-bust past based on gold mining. And with every ghost town, there are stories, hauntings, and weird things that happened. Every building that is standing has a story to tell about the people that lived there during the heydays.

My Review:

Haunting in Old Tailem takes place in a haunted town in Australia. Many, many, years ago children started disappearing in this little ghost town. Long ago a curse was placed upon the town and children. Upon arriving in this ghost town, Clarisse finds herself right in the middle of a battle of evil incarnate.

When Clarisse arrives in the town she meets a local Shaman and a demon that has been haunting the town for centuries. Clarisse with the help of a few friends sets out to learn the truth behind the children disappearing and hopefully finding a way to stop the demons before it is too late. Can Clarisse and crew break the centuries-old curse and stop the demons before it is too late and from taking over the town forever?

Haunting in Old Tailem is fun and a fascinating little story that can be read as a stand-alone in just a few hour's time. Haunting in Old Tailem is the third book in the Haunting Clarisse series and while it is the first book in the series that I have read I don’t feel as if I missed anything as I was focusing on the story of the children and the ghost.

When I read the summary and saw that Haunting in Old Tailem was a ghost story set in Australia I knew right away that I had to read it. I love old ghost stories. I also love stories with children in them. Oh, and did I mention that I have wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember and enjoy any glimpse of it that I can get?

Haunting in Old Tailem drew me in from the beginning and I was hooked until I turned the last page, well, actually I don’t think it has let go yet as it is still haunting me. I have truly enjoyed Clarisse’s third tale Haunting in Old Tailem and do believe I would really enjoy reading the first two books in the series as well.

And I do recommend Haunting in Old Tailem to anyone who loves a good ghost story. One-click your copy of Haunting in Old Tailem today to begin an awesome little ghost story! 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Janice Tremayne is an Amazon bestselling and award-winning ghost and supernatural writer. Janice is a finalist in the Readers' Favorite 2020 International Book Awards in Fiction-Supernatural.

She is an emerging Australian author who lives with her family in Melbourne. Her recent publication, Haunting in Hartley, reached number one on the Amazon kindle ranking for Occult, Supernatural, and Ghosts and Haunted Houses categories, for hot new releases and bestsellers.

Janice is well-versed in her cultural superstitions and how they influence daily life and customs. She has developed a passion and style for writing ghost and supernatural novels for new adult readers.

The concept of writing the Haunting Clarisse series was spawned over a cup of coffee many years ago, and she has not looked back since. Her books contain heart-thumping, bone-chilling, and thought-provoking ghost and paranormal experiences that deliver a new twist to every tale.

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Buy Links:

Buy the series: Amazon

Buy Haunting in Old Tailem: Amazon


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