The Curse of the Carter Women
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Publisher: Books, Authors and Artists
Date of Publication: March 31, 2015
Number of pages: 436
Word Count: 110,800
Cover Artist: Carolyn Holland
The Wraith of Carter’s Mill chronicles five generations of women from the turn of the century to present day. It depicts in startling detail the result of an old curse and the wraith that haunts the family. Sensitives, The Guardians and The Forgotten tell the tale while the fourth shocking segment, Carter’s Mill provides the back-story. It reveals the shameful truth behind a century of sorrow and the curse of revenge that plagues the Carter women.
Zeb, the Carter family patriarch, is a hard, callous man. He runs his thriving sawmill, farm and family with an iron fist. When he commits an incredible act of cruelty, he ignorantly brings a terrible curse down upon all his kin. Martha Thompsons’ prophecy proves true as the family falls into ruin, and the women pay the price.
Almost a century after Zeb’s death, a Carter daughter is born with notable yet uncanny gifts. It will be up to Shyanne to unearth a long buried family secret and set an old wrong back to rights. Will she find a way to lift the curse and banish the accursed wraith that haunts her? If she fails, she risks losing her own little girl to the dark entity forever.
A small North Carolina community, where everyone knows everyone sets the perfect stage for this suspenseful drama. Rich in history and southern culture, The Wraith of Carter’s Mill harkens back to a time when life was simpler, and superstition was part of everyday living.
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Character Name: Mercy Carter (One of the main characters in the Wraith of Carter’s Mill)
Character Bio: Eldest daughter of Zeb and Vera Mae Carter.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
My best quality is that I am the prettiest of the Carter girls, my worst quality I suppose is the same thing I reckon, I attract all the wrong kind of boys.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
I wish people understood that I just want to have a nice life, not get stuck in Carter’s Mill like my mother.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
No one knows, except Boyd Smith and me, that he was the actual Daddy of my baby. But I couldn’t let anybody know that cause Papa would have made me marry Boyd. . .and I wanted better than Boyd Smith.
What are you most afraid of?
I am most afraid of Marthy Thompson right now! I worry I went too far, you know with accusing Ezekiel and all. Not sure what she’s gonna do, what kind of hex she might cast on me.
What do you want more than anything?
More than anything in the whole wide world, I want to go to Raleigh to live with my Aunt who doesn’t have any children, wait this thing out and then go to Charlotte to stay with my cousins there. They’re well off you know, and I am sure I can find a husband there who will buy me a nice house, new clothes. . . take me places.
What is your relationship status?
I am unmarried. . . currently.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I have a great sense of fashion, I absolutely live for the Sears and Roebuck catalogue when it comes, and the Montgomery Ward one too!
How much of a rebel are you?
I don’t like to think of myself as a rebel, not really. I sneak out at night and do some of the things I do because of Mama. She’s so drab and tries to be so bossy! All she wants me to do is clean and wash.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
I finished school.
What is your idea of happiness?
My goodness, a well-off husband like maybe a Doctor or a politician or something like that, a big house, going places, you know. . .traveling.
What is your current state of mind?
I haven’t been in a very good state lately. There is this issue of my being in the family way and although the Thompsons have already paid the price for it, when it is born, everybody will know. . .I just got to figure out how to get out of Carter’s Mill way before that happens.
What is your most treasured possession?
I have a gold locket that my father bought me when I was little.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Well, everyone always remarks on my hair. It is striking, blonde, long and big flowing curls.
Which living person do you, most despise?
I hate Marthy Thompson! If she had a just helped me when I asked her to, none of the rest of what’s happened would have happened.
What is your greatest regret?
I regret ever sneaking out with Boyd Smith.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
I like a man who is successful, you know, like Papa.
Which living person do you most admire?
I would have to say, the Widow Johnson. She is so pretty and has the most beautiful clothes.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I think I would like to be taller.
C. Evenfall grew up on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. In many ways, her community was isolated from the outside world, and time simply stood still. The old ways of “doing things” surrounded her, and she was both fascinated by the rich history and influenced by it.
As with any such place, the area was rich with ghost lore and old tales of “people done wrong.”
C. Evenfall, a child seen and not heard, hovered as close as she dared, listening to the old stories when the adults got together talking about old times. She also spent many nights with the sheet pulled over her head in childish fright.
A paranormal encounter when she was just six years old, experienced by two other people at the same time, convinced her that ghosts really did exist. C. Evenfall has been seeking answers ever since. Her fascination with the unexplainable, coupled with her love of history and southern culture and the role women play in both, have inspired her to write The Wraith of Carter’s Mill, a series of novellas. Each inspired by tales from her childhood and the family members who passed them down.
Life has taken her many places, but today, C. Evenfall resides with her husband in the same fishing village where she grew up. Together they enjoy hiking, camping, gardening and the outdoors in general. She forgives his skeptics’ dismissal of things that go bump in the night and loves him dearly in spite of it. They complement one another perfectly.
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