Amador Lockdown

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You always save the best lies for yourself. Something has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector's son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans. More
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Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Words: 38,780
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466165304
About Coral Russell

I have a Masters in Teaching English to English Language Learners and taught ELL students for ten years. I've lived in Korea and traveled to Canada and Mexico and visited 47 out of the 50 United States. The last three are on the bucket list... I have a tremendously supportive family that indulges my writing whims.

Sacrifice named Best of 2013 by Indie Reader 5 star review. Available through Library Journal's Self-e program Ohio.
Amador Lockdown Finalist in Horror Contest 2013. Available through Library Journal's Self-e program Ohio.
Sweet Trade of the Red Coral 1st Place in Pirate Themed Contest 2011
Peace on the Peninsula won the 2003 McCaleb Peace Initiative

Contact the author at coralrussellbooks@gmail.com

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Review by: pamela chismar on Feb. 25, 2017 :
I received this book free from LibraryThing in return for an honest review.

The Paranormal Posse, a group of Ghosthunters led by Hector, are hired to debunk rumors that the Amador Hotel is haunted. Once they interview people who witnessed odd happenings, they decide to do an overnight tour. Hector brings his 16 year old son, Darren, with him.
Darren is having trouble adjusting to his new life with Hector. With divorced parents and a new step dad, Darren is kicked out of mom's home and sent to live with dad.
During the overnight stay at the hotel, things happened that even the Posse have never dealt with before. Darren disappears and Hector is out of his mind with worry.

I liked the general story. Characters were fabulous. Writing style and dialog were excellent. Once the excitement started, I was all into the book. But it took too long to get going and ended too quickly. I wish it was a longer novel with more ghostly happenings.
(review of free book)

Review by: Scott Rhine on Nov. 28, 2011 :
This is part of Coral's "Paranormal Posse" collection. I read it in one sitting.

Starting with the focus on the Posse and jumping at shadows in the cemetary was great. I think the interview style of interleaving the initial events works very well.
Like a forensic crime show, this despicts how paranormal investigators do legwork and the tools of the trade.
This story is a good portrait of normal people with everyday problems that get interrupted by the supernatural.
Apart from the ghost angle, it asks fundamental human questions. How far would you go as a parent to fix a problem with one of your own children?

Favorite line: "You know the serial killer, Ted Bundy? He had it."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Scott Rhine on Nov. 28, 2011 : (no rating)
This is part of Coral's "Paranormal Posse" collection.
I read this in one sitting.

Starting with the focus on the Posse and jumping at shadows in the cemetary was great. I think the interview style of interleaving the initial events works very well.
Like a forensic crime show, this despicts how paranormal investigators do legwork and the tools of the trade.
This story is a good portrait of normal people with everyday problems that get interrupted by the supernatural.
Apart from the ghost angle, it asks fundamental human questions. How far would you go as a parent to fix a problem with one of your own children?

Favorite line: "You know the serial killer, Ted Bundy? He had it."
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: a.n.ita on Nov. 28, 2011 :
I get bored easily, so my favorite types of books to read are psychological thrillers and mysteries. Unfortunately, I am also usually able to predict the ending when I'm halfway through most books. That was not the case here.

You've read the description, and it takes nothing away from the suspense and unexpected ending that I found here. Coral used her writing wit, and tricked me all the way through to the end.

It is easy to "know" and identify with these likable characters as you travel along with them on their journey, but time isn't wasted on too much character development or description as is seen in many novels.

Amador Lockdown is fast-paced, transitions very well throughout, and leaves you wanting more!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Susie Kline on Nov. 10, 2011 :
Every time I am about to start a paranormal novel, I tell myself I don't like them. Then I end up really liking it! That's what happened with Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell.

The Paranormal Posse investigates local hauntings and conduct a cemetery tour. When they are invited to investigate strange events happening at the Amador Hotel, they plan to debunk or prove that it is haunted. Using their tours as a way to raise money for their group and the historical Amador Hotel, they decide to take it up a notch and host a lockdown. During a lockdown, the Paranormal Posse and their 15 paying guests will spend the night in the hotel, exploring and investigating.

Things get complicated when Hector, the leader of the Posse, brings his once-estranged and troubled 16-year old son along. Overnight, the evidence of a haunting becomes quite clear. After calming the paying guests, Hector and the Posse realize that his son is missing. Did he run away? Or did the Amador Hotel entity have something to do with his disappearance?

Amador Lockdown is quick-paced and action packed. The writing focuses on the story, not on character development. So don't expect to get to know any one of them well. But that doesn't detract from the story. I thought it ended rather abruptly and can't wait to take up the rest of the story in any subsequent novels! I hope the rest of the story is coming!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)

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