Dead Over Heels
By: Theresa Braun
Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart. – Goodreads
Dead Over Heels is a quick short paranormal story. It does take a little while to set up the stage and possibly the beginning gave me some odd vibes of generic dialogue and a hint of possibly the story turning into some contemporary romance, a genre that I’ve been struggling to find something appealing. However, Dead Over Heels is more than that. It proved that the beginning few pages takes just a little more patience and it picks up from there. Short stories are tricky, because it needs to carry character development and story building in a shorter time frame. This paranormal story manages to do it pretty well. Veronica is our main character here and she gets a lot of care into her past and with the events that go by, it allows for mystery and surprises to come up, giving it a fun little journey to the big finale.
Dead Over Heels might not start off great in the first few pages but it finds its pacing quick enough to still let us learn about our characters and build a story that not only has paranormal elements but also some mystery and surprises. A very welcome surprise to say the least and turning things around as it stepped into the finale.
Goodreads score: 4/5
(I’m somewhere in the 3.5/5 leaning towards 4)
About the Author
Theresa Braun was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and has carried some of that hardiness with her to South Florida where she currently resides with her two fur babies, who are her creative sidekicks. She enjoys delving into creative writing, painting, photography and even bouts of ghost hunting. Traveling is one of her passions—in fact, her latest adventure took her to Romania for a horror writers’ workshop where she followed in the steps of Vlad the Impaler. She writes horror fiction and the occasional romance. She blogs about writing, television shows, movies, and books, and all things dark. Her short stories are published in Under the Bed Magazine, in Hindered Souls, in The Horror Zine, in Schlock! Webzine, and by Frith Books. Upcoming stories to appear in Monsters Exist and Hardened Hearts.