Sarah Zama

The battle of loyalty against possession, love, and freedom against wealth.

A romantic historical paranormal fantasy adventure set in 1920s Chicago during the Prohibition era. Transport yourself into the Jazz Age of America to meet a Chinese mail-bride, gangsters, bootleggers, flappers, and even a few vampire ghosts. This alternate history ride is about an immigrant flapper trapped in a Chicago speakeasy establishment. Accompany her on a journey of love, self-discovery, and her path to freedom. If you like historical mystery set in the 1900s with a touch of romance and strong female characters evolving into modern New Women, this paranormal mystery is for you.

The story may steal your heart, but make sure no one steals your soul.

(previously entitled Give in to the Feeling)

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I really thought Susie is a tough heroine. She is a woman who is determined to live comfortably. She is very loyal and dutiful to her lover, but when she meets Blood, she realizes that there is more to life than just to live comfortably. She begins to question her life and desires, and realizes that if she wants to be happy, she must make hard choices.

Lauralee Jacks
History Women Perspective Blog

This is the type of story that will have you wanting to reread it just to see if you missed any of the clues! It is a quick read and will keep you turning the pages long after you should be asleep. The reader becomes hooked into the welfare of Susie and then Blood, caring about them as if they were long lost friends.

Melinda Kelly

Ms Zama writes in English but she's not a native speaker, which at first put me off. However, she seems wonderfully aware of this erstwhile problem and turns it on its head to enhance the sense of otherness felt by Susie as a stranger in a strange land, just as the author herself is a stranger working in a strange language.

Jeffrey K. Walker

"As Sarah had described it as romance, I was worried [Ghosts Through the Cracks] might not fit into the rest of the blog, so I asked her for an ARC, which she kindly provided. I received it around 10 pm. My intention was to flick through it to make sure it was appropriate to my blog, then head to bed – which I estimated I’d do some 10 minutes later. Instead, I was sucked into the world of Susie and the 20s Chicago. What started out as a love triangle between Susie, a Chinese dancer at a speakeasy; Simon, the owner of the joint; and a haunting stranger called Blood, soon took a sinister, paranormal turn. And I kept turning the pages, not turning in until after midnight… "

Nicholas C. Rossis
Nicholas C. Rossis Blog