Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Cozy #Paranormal/Witch #Mystery #Romance: JAMAICAN ME CRAZY, A Coffee Shop Series Novella by Stephanie Ayers

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A Coffee Shop Series Novella


What’s a honeymoon without a few ghosts tagging along? Much to Carmen Bleu’s chagrin, that’s exactly what’s brewing. Only this time, it’s a haunted coffee shop in the tropical paradise of Jamaica, and her best friend, Hester Razzlebaum, isn’t there to help her out.

In a land where voodoo is the norm and ghosts don’t just go away, will Carmen be able to solve this Rastafarian mystery on her own? Or will she lose everything she’s worked for and her new husband in the process?

A Coffee Shop Series Novella


{Carmen} released Jonas and explored the lagoon. It wasn’t deep, but it wasn’t shallow either. An eerie song found its way into Carmen’s head. She’d never heard it before.

“Where’s the music coming from?” she asked Jonas.

“Music?” His forehead wrinkled. “I don’t hear any music, unless you’re talking about the soft sounds of the flowing water.”

“No, it’s more than that. It’s like reggae without drums. It’s weird yet digs into your soul. You can’t hear it?”

“No, I don’t think so, but occasionally you’ll find a band playing on the beach, so maybe that’s what you hear.”

His dismissive answer didn’t suit Carmen. He couldn’t hear the music, yet he offered an explanation for why she could. It just didn’t make sense. If a band played on the beach, he’d hear it, too. She didn’t have supernatural hearing.

“Wouldn’t you hear it then, too?” She moved closer to the water flowing over the rocks and thought she saw movement behind the cascade. “I think someone’s behind the falls.”

Another flash of movement convinced her someone or something definitely lurked behind the falling water.

“We’re alone,” Jonas said.

Carmen pointed  to the place where she’d seen movement. “Back there.”

Jonas’ eyes followed the direction of her finger, but saw nothing. “Nah. It’s just a trick of the light on the water. There’s nothing there.”

That’s what he thinks.

“Who said that? Show yourself,” Carmen demanded.

Jonas groaned, his head shaking. “Seriously? I can’t take you anywhere.”

“I’m sorry. I wish I had control, but I don’t. They just pop up whenever, wherever without a care about how they might be invading someone’s honeymoon.”

Yuh dint have to respond, mon.

“Just show yourself. It’s bad enough communicating with ghosts, but it’s worse when it’s just a disembodied voice.”

A young man with golden brown skin and sun-bleached dreads materialized in front of her.

“Well, that’s better. What are you doing here?”

Mi don’t know.

“What do you need from me?”

Nothing, mon. Mi just looking for a place to play.

The music started up again, and Carmen realized it was the ghost’s memory.

“Who are you?”

Sanka, mon. Dint yuh eva hear me play?

“It’s Sanka, Jonas. The ghost of Wah Brews.”

“Well, what does he want?” followed a deep sigh.

“Nothing, he claims. He’s just looking for a place to play.”

“Sanka, the reggae singer?” Jonas’ jaw dropped.

“That’s what he said.”

“Interesting. Legend says he somehow managed to drown in the falls. Some think he was held down until he stopped breathing, others say it was suicide. Either way, it’s a pretty tragic tale.”

Him’s right. Only I dint kill miself.

“He says he didn’t kill himself. Why would anyone kill him?”

Him stole mi song and mi girl, then silenced me so mi can’t tell no one, mon.

About Author Stephanie Ayers…

A creative ninja with a dark mind and a quirky nature, Stephanie Ayers writes all the words and spins twisted tales filled with horror, fantasy, suspense, and anything in between. With a trunk full of tricks thanks to a checkered past, she haunts Irish castles and snowy mountaintops in her dreams, while living the unicorn life in Ohio disguised as a human. When she isn’t listening to the voices in her head, she spends her days as a mom, Gigi, cat lover, and Netflix binger, while avoiding housework at all costs.

Since signing with Crazy Ink Publishing, Stephanie has managed to somehow meet (most of) her deadlines and produce over a dozen solo works (with no ending in sight). With ink in her blood, an absence of fear, and a passion for telling stories, she isn’t afraid to dip her pen in the inkwell of many genres, and even has two successful series in her name—the stand-alone horror volumes of The 13 Series and her epic five book fantasy series, Destiny Defined.

When she isn’t lost in her overactive imagination or entertaining her mini-unicorns, you can find her stalking her weekly Dear Stabby column at Gothic Bite Magazine© and weaving words for Ladies of Horror fiction.

You can find Stephanie all over social media and find a full listing of her works on her Amazon author page.  Her favorite wandering place is her readers’ group on Facebook. Join the herd now!

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10 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Cozy #Paranormal/Witch #Mystery #Romance: JAMAICAN ME CRAZY, A Coffee Shop Series Novella by Stephanie Ayers”

  1. What a cool setup! Not sure I’m a fan of her new husband, though! Geeezzzz, he knew her foibles! 😉
    Thanks, Karen and Stephanie!

  2. Good morning, Stephanie, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love the set up for this book, not to mention the creative cover and book title. So much fun! Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

  3. Great book cover. Very intriguing and sounds like a page turner. Would love to read and review in print format. Sounds fun Love books like this
    Hope I Win

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