Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Wraith of Carter’s Mill by C. Evenfall Giveaway & Interview

The Wraith of Carter’s Mill 
The Curse of the Carter Women
C. Evenfall

Genre: Paranormal Suspense

Publisher: Books, Authors and Artists

Date of Publication: March 31, 2015

ISBN: 1503205096

Number of pages: 436
Word Count: 110,800

Cover Artist: Carolyn Holland

Book Description:

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.

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/5sO-swDNQPY

About the Author:
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.

Where are you from?
I am from the coastal region of North Carolina.

Tell us your latest news?
My latest news is that I am currently writing my next novel. Like “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill”, this next book, set in Appalachia in the early 1900’s, will have a female protagonist; contain a certain level of historical fiction and paranormal suspense. It is my hope to release this novel . . . notice I’m not quite ready to give away the title . . . by spring 2016.

When and why did you begin writing?
I have always loved to write. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have a book as a companion. I think I always knew that I would write someday, but it wasn’t until my kids grew up that I attempted it seriously and set out to publish.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think it really hit me after “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill” was released.  I gave a copy to my Mom and she devoured the entire thing. When I asked her what she thought, she said, “Oh my God, I can’t believe that you actually wrote this. It’s really good.”

What inspired you to write your first book?
“The Wraith of Carter’s Mill”, was inspired by the stories I heard as a child, stories told by old people. The characters are fashioned after the personalities of folks that died before I was born and many of the old folks who shared these tales are sadly gone now too.

Do you have a specific writing style?
I do although I am not sure how to describe it. I try to be as descriptive of a setting, time or place as I can be, giving the reader the opportunity to see this Spanish moss covered, rural southern place. A place rich in history, folklore and superstition.

How did you come up with the title?
Titles are often one of the hardest parts to writing. You want the title to interest potential readers, but you it also must really represent the work. “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill; The Curse of the Carter Women”, had another title entirely in the very beginning, but as the story took shape and the characters became real, it became less difficult to name the work.

A wraith is another name for ghost or spectre but it is rarely used. Since the tormenting spirit in the story was actually created by a curse, I thought the less used term wraith was fitting.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, I would actually hope that my writing in some small way preserves some of the history and culture that I had the incredible opportunity to grow up with.

How much of the book is realistic?
I think that a very large part of it is very realistic, in fact, I would say that the people and events and even the area are very real. The paranormal suspense part of it? Well, I just hope that I have told that well enough to make people believe it.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Like I said earlier, they are in many ways.

What books have most influenced your life most?
I think that “The Grapes of Wrath”, by John Steinbeck.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I love Anne Rice’s ability to give monsters actual souls and personalities. I love George RR. Martin because of his incredible ability to create worlds and civilizations that seem as real as our own.

What book are you reading now?
I am currently not reading anything as I focus on this novel.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
I am really impressed with Emily St. John Mandel. Her novel “Station Eleven” was very good and I expect and hope to see new work from her soon.

What are your current projects?
I am currently writing my next novel, although I do not yet have a title. It will be a historical fiction thriller.

What would you like my readers to know?

It is my hope that you will read “The Wraith of Carter’s Mill” and enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Twitter: CEvenfall2

Tour giveaway

1$ 25.00 Amazon Gift Certificate 

5 Signed Paperback Copies of The Wraith of Carter’s Mill


  1. I have put the book on my must read list. What a wonderful post.

  2. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  3. I love suspense! Would love to read this!

  4. I enjoyed reading abotu this book, thank you.

  5. Thank you for the chance to win this amazing sounding book.

  6. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. Sounds great,thanks for the chance!

  8. Great post! I enjoyed reading the interview and learning more about this book!