Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Review: Haunting Clarisse Series: Books 1 – 3 by Janice Tremayne



Haunting Clarisse Series: Books 1 – 3

by Janice Tremayne

Published: September 28, 2020

Publisher: Millport Press

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal


Blurb:


She never signed up to be a spirit hunter. Hunting down demons? But evil spoke to Clarisse and changed her life forever.

Enjoy over 800 pages of intense, nail-biting, and spinetingling demonic encounters in real Australian ghost towns.

Clarisse never imagined her first encounter with demons would be in her home. A scarlet chair with a two-hundred-year-old curse bound by superstition. Hell-bent on destroying relationships, this evil presence wants her out of the way.

She meets her soul mate and joins him visiting remote ghost towns. But supernatural battles lay waiting as local demons summons her. Can she convince her skeptical partner that it takes more than intuition to rid these towns of entrenched evil?

Can Clarisse withstand the sharp talking demons that latch onto her with sinister motives? Will she cleanse the ghost towns from their curse?

These evil encounters become an affliction of the mind. A risk to herself and her partner that could result in death?

If you like a fast-moving, heartfelt, and nail-biting supernatural horror guaranteed to raise your heartbeat, then you'll love this story by the 2020 USA Readers' Favorite International Book Awards Finalist in Supernatural Fiction, Janice Tremayne.

Pick up your copy today and join the battle for good versus evil.


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My Review:


In The Girl in the Scarlet Chair Clarisse has been told all her life to stay a way from the scarlet chair behind the locked door. But Clarisse can’t seem to stay a way from the chair. The chair is haunted and feeds off of a person’s negative energy. Every time Clarisse has disobeyed her mother and sat in the chair she ends up in the hospital for a couple of weeks. Clarisse is a very strong person with lots of determination and will let nothing stand in her way of completing a task.


Haunting in Hartley is a horrifying and spooky fun read with lots of suspense, mystery with enough twists to keep those pages turning. The story is written so well that I could see each and every scene as if I were right there with Clarisse. I could feel and see what Clarisse herself felt and saw.


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.


Haunting Clarisse Series 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.


Janice Tremayne knows how to write a story so vivid that you feel as if you are a part of its world or at least wish you were. She will have you jumping out of your chair with each turn of the page. You will be racing to the end wanting to devour the whole story in one sitting. I can’t wait to read more of her work and hopefully not too far in the future. 





The Girl in the Scarlet Chair

(Haunting Clarisse #1)

by Janice Tremayne

Published: November 26, 2019

Publisher: Millport Press

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal


Blurb:


When a malicious chair's only desire is to prosper from the negative thoughts of doomed relationships—will Clarisse be willing to trade her mind for a premonition of love?

They don't have the safety of distance to rely upon—only five days to decide if they are made for each other before Harry leaves back home—or will the mysterious scarlet chair decide their fate?

She was unlucky in love, recently separated and desperately searching for the man of her dreams. For Clarisse, life became so lonely that she fell in love with his picture. For Harry, recently divorced— it carried risk and uncertainty?

In this heart-rending search for passion, he travels to the city of our affection (Manila) to meet Clarisse—a woman of immense beauty and problematic past. In this journey of new adult love, Harry leaves his western-centric norms behind. He is immersed in the city of affection—vibrant, alive, bustling and enjoying the pleasure of being.

But will Clarisse have the courage to tell him everything—past secrets, fears, and inhibition?


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My Review:

Clarisse has been told all her life to stay away from the scarlet chair behind the locked door. But Clarisse can’t seem to stay away from the chair. The chair is haunted and feeds off of a person’s negative energy.

Every time Clarisse has disobeyed her mother and sat in the chair she ends up in the hospital for a couple of weeks. Clarisse is a very strong person with lots of determination and will let nothing stand in her way of completing a task.

Clarisse meets this guy, Harry online with the help of her friend Marjorie. Harry visits Clarisse in Manila and the two hit it off real quick-like. Actually, I think Harry and Clarisse fell in love with each other online before they ever met in person. Clarisse doesn’t want to lie to Harry but keeps as much as possible hidden from him about the scarlet chair.

I so enjoyed reading The Girl in the Scarlet Chair. All the characters were so awesome. I really enjoyed getting to know them. I liked learning a little bit about Manila. I liked when Harry took Clarisse to one of the tourist spots.

Harry and Clarisse are two kindred spirits whom both have endured some of the same things like their partners cheating on them. They can relate to how the other is feeling and maybe help each other to recover from their broken hearts.

The Girl in the Scarlet Chair is not the first book in the Haunting Clarisse Series that I have read no I read book three Haunting in Old Tailem first and loved it so much I couldn’t wait to read the rest of the series.

After reading the Haunting in Old Tailem I don’t feel as if I missed very much but I am glad that I finally got around to reading the first book The Girl in the Scarlet Chair and being able to learn more about Clarisse and who she is. I can’t wait now to dive into book two, Haunting in Hartley as Clarisse makes her way to a haunted ghost town in Australia.

I definitely recommend The Girl in the Scarlet Chair to everyone who loves a good haunting. One-click your copy of The Girl in the Scarlet Chair to see what all the hype is about with the girl and the scarlet chair. Trust me you won’t regret it!  





Haunting in Hartley

(Haunting Clarisse #2)

by Janice Tremayne

Published: May 31, 2020

Publisher: Millport Press

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal


Blurb:


A haunted Australian ghost town. An evil incarnate. A town steeped in mystery. The battle for supremacy has begun.

Clarisse has a supernatural gift with a terrible trade-off: she can foretell the future, but new horrors always accompany her visions. Will she accept her abilities, or confront the phantom's curse that afflicts her? As she faces the cursed taunts and mindless games of an angry phantasm that occupies the basement, will this become an affliction of the mind that she can no longer separate from her reality? The phantom is lonely and desperate for someone worthy to take over his curse. When the contract with the evil entity quenches her lust to control future events, it comes at a cost for Clarisse.

What will be Clarisse's decision? To inherit the phantoms curse or confront it and save the town from the evil incarnate?

Haunting in Hartley is the second book of the Haunting Clarisse Series. If you like A heart-thumping, bone-chilling and thought-provoking ghost, and supernatural experience, 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 enter Clarisse's dark world of greed and lust!

★ This book can be read as a stand-alone.

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My Review:

When Clarisse’s boyfriend, Harry takes a job in Hartley, Australia she goes with him. Hartley is known as a haunted town with lots of ghosts and demons lurking about. Clarisse is given a task to fulfill and given very strict orders as to how she is to carry out this task but as we all know by now Clarisse does not follow orders too well.

Clarisse’s assigned job is only to unlock the basement door for the delivery guy. She is given strict orders not to go inside but of course she does just the opposite.

When Clarisse unlocks the door she just has to take a look. You know the old saying curiosity killed the cat, well Clarisse is a very inquiring and scrutinizing person who just has to check everything out.

She can not not look she reminds me of a scene from The Lost World: Jurassic Park movie where Ian Malcolm played by Jeff Goldblum said that his girlfriend Sarah Harding played by Julianne Moore, “she can not not touch”, when she touches one of the dinosaurs.

There is a door in the basement that calls to Clarisse that she must see what is lurking behind it no matter what the cost is to herself or anyone else for that matter or at least not at that very moment in time.

I don’t even think that she stops to give it any thought as to what could happen if she opens that door and goes investigating what is in this room that she was warned about.

There is something evil incarnate waiting for her behind that closed and locked door. I think Clarisse may have bitten off more than she can chew this time as there is something very Sinister and malevolent lurking behind that door just waiting to make a deal, a deal that could cost Clarisse everything.

Will Clarisse makes a deal with the devil? Or is she so much stronger than that? What is lurking behind that closed and locked door? What is waiting for Clarisse on the other side? So many questions that need answering. Oh my, what to do? What to do? Well, the thing to do is pick up a copy of Haunting in Hartley that is if you want to find all the answers.

Haunting in Hartley is a horrifying and spooky fun read with lots of suspense, mystery with enough twists to keep those pages turning. The story is written so well that I could see each and every scene as if I were right there with Clarisse. I could feel and see what Clarisse herself felt and saw.

Janice Tremayne knows how to write a story so vivid that you feel as if you are a part of its world or at least wish you were. She will have you jumping out of your chair with each turn of the page. You will be racing to the end wanting to devour the whole story in one sitting. I can’t wait to read more of her work and hopefully not too far in the future.

I would recommend Haunting in Hartley to all ghosts, demon and horror fans out there. One-click your copy of Haunting in Hartley for a spooky ole time and to find out what is waiting for Clarisse behind that locked door in the basement!





Haunting in Old Tailem

(Haunting Clarisse #3)

by Janice Tremayne

Published: November 29, 2020

Publisher: Millport Press

Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal


Blurb:

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!

★ This book can be read as a stand-alone


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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 the 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 a fun and 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! 


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