Book Of The Day – Vanished from Dust

by Ron on November 19, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Young Adult novel by Shea Norwood and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Vanished from Dust has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!

“Overall the many qualities this book possesses make it impossible not to like.” Lee – Amazon Reviewer

Vanished from Dust
by Shea Norwood
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Young Adult
Price: $0.99 save $4


A chill runs through his skin as the phantom appears.

He sees them everywhere. . .

Eric Stark is not insane. Or at least he doesn’t think so. He wishes everyone in Dust, Texas, felt the same way. But that’s not going to happen since the whole town thinks he’s crazy. Why didn’t he keep his mouth shut?

No one understands. Eric is alone as he battles his sanity in a town of tormenters. Suddenly a new friendship emerges after the new kid, Kyle Barrett, moves to town. Eric reluctantly reveals his secret. Is it a curse or a gift? He isn’t certain, but with Kyle by his side he finds the courage to seek the truth.

They soon realize that something sinister is descending on the residents of Dust. Is it caused by Eric’s phantoms or is it something else? Is it connected to the mysterious death of hundreds of townspeople over sixty years ago? One thing is certain—only Eric and Kyle can save them.

They set out on a heart-pounding adventure and find themselves transported to a disturbed and deserted version of their small southern town. They quickly discover that this new world has mysteries of its own to uncover. What they find could prove more than they bargained for, and it only leads to more questions. Eric and Kyle must face a horrifying fact—they may never get out alive.

“We’re gonna die here,” Kyle muttered.

“I don’t believe that,” Eric said. “And neither do you.”

Will they survive their encounter with these dark and mysterious beings?

Will they find a way back home?

Or will they be lost forever?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I read this in one sitting. I loved this book and hope there is another in the works! It’s well written, is a great story, and has interesting characters. I won’t go into details because I’ll get carried away with spoilers!


This read takes me back to the days of my own mischief in the small town I am from and of the great young adult novels and stories I read as an early teen. Great twists and realistic feelings, Norwood should treat us to a sequel and keep ’em comin!!


I found the plotline of the story quite intriguing. I don’t believe I’ve ever read any other story with a similar line. The timing of the events of the story was spot on — starting out at a leisurely pace and then building faster and faster to the last few chapters where the quickening pace and suspense combined into a dizzying combination.


This book is a neatly crafted paranormal mystery that’s appropriate for young adults, but entertaining and smart enough for older readers too. Well developed characters tell this evocative tale and the twists and turns will make you want to continue uncovering the real deal. Highly recommended.


I loved that the characters were very well developed, likeable, and believable. This adds a lot to the story, which is also filled with mystery, suspense, and unexpected twists. All these elements kept me glued to the pages, and I managed to read the novel in two sittings. I would recommend it to readers of all ages, even if the description says it is a paranormal novel for young adults.

Get Vanished from Dust here: Vanished from Dust

About The Author

Shea Norwood is an emerging author and native of West Texas that currently lives in the DFW area with his wife and son.

He was drawn to writing at an early age and recently rekindled this passion after dusting off a decade-old manuscript, titled Vanished from Dust. The fictional town of Dust is loosely based on a small town south of Odessa, TX.

When he’s not writing, Shea loves to spend time with this family, read, and is a frequent globetrotter. His travels have taken him to France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Germany, and Mexico.

Shea writes Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal/Mystery.

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Twitter: @Sheanorwood

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