Ghost of Death

35 Pages
Genre: Paranormal mystery
Heat Rating: Mild (kissing)

Jolie Montgomery, a twenty-one-year-old woman, wakes up in an alley next to her corpse. She has no memories of her murder or the night she died. She didn’t even see the killer’s face before he or she took her life. Wanting justice, Jolie seeks answers in the only way a ghost can…by stalking the lead detective on the case.

Avrianna Heavenborn is determined to find the person responsible for a young woman’s death. She gets closer to the killer’s identity with every clue she uncovers, and Jolie is with her every step of the way.

But if they don’t solve her murder soon, Jolie will be an earth-bound spirit forever.

Content Warning: strong language, murder, death, crime scene

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“Jolie was such a fascinating protagonist. Her reaction to her death gave me a clear understanding of the smart, witty person she had been in life and continued to be in the afterlife, especially once she realized what she was capable of as a ghost.” – Long and Short Reviews

“Avrianna is an intriguing character, not only because she can see ghosts, but also because at times, her eyes glow green. She was also found at sea, abandoned as a baby. I think readers would want to know more about her.” – Sherry Ellis, VINE VOICE

“This novella had it all for me: mystery, ghosts, a great storyline and characters that I loved. The humor sprinkled throughout the story helped to make up for the times when I wanted to cry for those left behind.” – Sherry Fundin, reviewer at



Interview with a Ghost

A Day in the Life of Detective Avrianna Heavenborn

Interview with Detective Avrianna Heavenborn

Medical Examiner Simone Rose Interview

Flour Tortilla Pizza Recipe

FACT: Detective Avrianna Heavenborn is from Chrys’ unpublished paranormal-romance series and a flash fiction piece she published years ago called “The Summer Bride.

FACT: In the original draft, Jolie was a sixteen-year-old high school girl who went to an arcade with her friends. Now she’s a twenty-one-year-old college student who goes to a bar.

FACT: She named Jolie Montgomery after Angelina Jolie.