Finding Esta by Shah Wharton

“Finding Esta is a superb tale of one woman’s struggling to define her identity, while the world she knew crumbles around her. It’s thought provoking, heartfelt, and a wonderful debut novel for a talented author. Kudos to her!”
Julianne Snow (author/editor of Days with the Undead)

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An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and isolation, yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love – something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.
When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride.

Meanwhile, a dark stranger lurks, visiting Luna’s dreams and stalking her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger – a message she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet….
Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.

Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?




Author BIO:

Always a lover of the written word, including stories, storytellers and storytelling, you’ll usually catch her immersed in some kind of story every day, while slurping tea and cuddling up next to her little family.
Horror, paranormal, urban fantasy, adult, and new adult are Shah’s favourites when selecting a book or movie, although she also enjoys dark comedy, some romance, and an occasional young adult fantasy. She also writes poetry and has had two published in anthologies.

Shah lives with her German Shepherd, Bobby and her husband in Dubai, but originates from the West Midlands area of the United Kingdom and misses the cold, the rain and her extended family, every day.

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