Monday, August 3, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Some Can See by J.R. Erickson

Author: J.R. Erickson
Narrator: Allyson Voller
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes
Publisher: J.R. Erickson2019
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Northern Michigan Asylum, Book 1
Release date: Jul. 23, 2019

 The dead have stories to tell. Are you listening?
On a sunny August morning, in 1935, 13-year-old Sophia Gray finds her friend Rosemary wandering in the woods. Rosemary’s yellow dress is tattered and stained, she walks with a strange lurch, and her eyes are vacant and glassy. She beckons to Sophia, desperate to show her something, and Sophia follows. 

In an abandoned cabin, beneath a tattered blanket, Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body. It was not Rosemary who led her there, but Rosemary’s ghost. 
Step into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane
Twenty years after Sophia discovers Rosemary’s body, she finds herself trapped in the sprawling, and eerily beautiful, Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane, in the hands of a malevolent doctor who preys on patients who exhibit paranormal abilities. 
Sometimes the dead don’t rest
In 1965, Hattie, much like her mother, 30 years before, is led by a ghost. A newspaper hidden in an attic reveals a secret that has shaped the lives of Hattie and her siblings. Hattie with her sister, Jude, embark on a crusade to remedy the wrongs of the past and discover the tale of deception that stole their mother a decade before. 
Hattie and Jude are in a race against time to discover a murderer and save their mother from a horrific fate. 
Get lost in a uniquely chilling story that spans the life of a family and the ghosts who haunt them.

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Some Can See is the first book in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series. This was a fantastic paranormal mystery with many twists that will keep you listening well into the night.  I really enjoyed my listening experience of this audio-book.  The narrators did an excellent job.  

The story follows a few perspectives and timelines.  Hattie and Jude are searching for the truth about what happened to their mother.  It also follows Sophia as she tries to survive the Asylum and the evil doctor who has been experimenting on her.  The truth about what was behind the experiments was really interesting and a cool premise.  I won't spoil it for you here. This was a great mystery.  I was kept guessing throughout.  There is also a great paranormal aspect to the story.  It was a nice balance.  I highly recommend this first one in the series.

About the Author: J.R. Erickson

J.R. Erickson (aka Jacki) is an indie author who writes murder mysteries woven with elements of the paranormal. Since childhood, J.R. has been fascinated by otherworldly things. She started penning creepy stories in her adolescence, but didn’t pursue a career in writing until her mid-twenties. Like most paths, J.R.’s has been winding and filled with detours.
Today, she lives in the forests of northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her critter-loving son. In addition to writing, J.R. teaches yoga, hosts the true crime podcast Bitter Endings, and spends every spare minute hanging with her family and her kitties.
Her latest series, the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, is inspired by a real former asylum in Traverse City. J.R. regularly visits the former asylum that has been partially renovated into shops, restaurants and condominiums. 

About the Narrator: Allyson Voller

Allyson is an accomplished actor with a fun, versatile style. She’s been working professionally for more than two decades in Chicago’s theatre and improv community. Her body of work appears in hundreds of projects in all mediums: film, television and commercials, both in front of the camera and behind the microphone. Allyson’s love of performing led her into narrating audiobooks and she has never looked back. She has a degree in theatre, as well as having studied improvisation at both The Second City Conservatory and iO Chicago. In addition to narrating audiobooks she lends her multifaceted voice to the country’s oldest running radio drama as a company member.

About the Narrator: Kelsey Navarro
Kelsey Navarro grew up in Las Vegas with a background in film, singing, and acting. She narrates anything from self-help to erotica. In her spare time, she reads voraciously and enjoys listening to a good podcast or audiobook. She worked in management for over nine years and nerds out over personal development, superheroes, and really great food.

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