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They rip, they tear, they FEED, and you never come back again.

Feathered Cob Music Festival is usually Lenora “Lenny” Ragno’s favorite weekend, but not anymore. Avoiding a public performance is about as impossible as hiding from Jeb, her longtime crush, who she’s been dodging since she blew their duet last year. She thinks facing him will be the scariest part of the festiva
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Paperback, 2, 236 pages
Published October 1st 2019
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Esther
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this book. It was easy to read, easy to get through, I liked the story and the fact that music is playing a large role. Their were some little things that I didn't really like so it wasn't a favorite but still very enjoyable and I would recommend this book if you like creepy stories.

A longer review can be found at Bite Into Books

A quick to read, creepy story that involves character development
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Lauren Stoolfire
I received a free ARC of this novel from NetGalley in exchange an honest review after the author reached out to me.

Last year, Lenora "Lenny" Ragno should have rocked her duet with Jeb, her long-time crush, at the Gypsy Cob music festival - and they should have finally kissed. That's how thing's should have gone, but in reality, she completely choked on stage in front of everyone. Since then Lenny has spent the last year avoiding Jeb and avoiding playing her fiddle in public. She thought her wors
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Crystal
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was lucky enough to read this creepfest of a book before its release and TBH, some of the dark demonic imagery still haunts me. Holy moly. The detailed descriptions, astral projection, the demon--I never know how much to reveal without spoiling things, but oh man, it all had me sleeping with the lights on.

Having been to many music festivals, I felt like the author did a great job portraying the festival feeling, and the heart of the story, the love story between Lenny and Jeb, was done really
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Bookish Delights
I adored Broken Chords! Let me start off by saying that I am a huge fan of Horror books. Broken Chords being described as "Poltergeist meets Insidious at a music festival" by Jessica Bayliss, it immediately captured my attention and I had to read it. And it lived up to all of that hype and MORE! I read this at night, which added an extra layer of scariness, which I highly recommend doing! I love being scared and having the anxious feeling of what will happen next.

The novella starts off by one o
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Susan Angela Wallace
Broken chords by Jessica bayliss.
They rip, they tear, they FEED, and you never come back again.
Here’s how last year’s Gypsy Cob Music Festival should have gone. Lenora “Lenny” Ragno was supposed to rock her duet with her long-time crush, Jeb, during the open-mic competition. Then, swept up in the glow of success, he’d finally kiss her. Instead, Lenny choked on stage and spent the whole year dodging him online. And avoiding playing her fiddle in public. She thought her worst nightmare was behind
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Taylor (TaysInfiniteThougts)
Broken Chords by Jessica Bayliss is a fast-paced, engagingly creepy novel. Lenny is worried about performing with Jeb again this year at Gypsy Cobb Music Festival after screwing things up last year. After her and her friends play around with astral projection, Lenny learns she has much more to be worried about, like staying alive.

This book is less than 200 pages in its entirety but that doesn't make it any less haunting. Bayliss uses creepy songs and other worldly creatures to help describe the
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Charlotte
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected from the title. Jessica has such descriptive words for what Lenny goes up against that it's just creepy. This would be a great Halloween read. Jeb and Len have some things to over come from last year, but they are minor. The characters are all pretty likeable. The story has a different twist to it with the astral aspect. I think it's well worth reading.
Eric Barber
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great atmospheric YA romantic horror! Jessica Bayliss captures the music festival experience and turns it on its head by plunging it into a horrific parallel dimension. It's also a successful story of redemption and second chances at not only the things and ones you love but at life itself.
K.L. Hallam
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an intense story about what can go wrong in the astral plane when you’ve had an out of body experience –a bad experience that is. As someone who uses this knowledge through life and in my meditations—this concept scared me witless!

Visually written, and suspenseful, you’re lifted into another world where demons and hollow specter children, roam, waiting on your final days, and the love story that helps “Lenny” Lenora along, as she searches for a guitar string the shadow in the darkness
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Joey Paul
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A quick, short, read, but a great book. When faced with the prospect of seeing her friends again, and reconnecting with the boy she insulted the year before, Lenny is more than happy to join in and avoid Jeb. After an idea from a friend about trying astral projection, Lenny is faced with fears she didn't even know she had. The book is both terrifying and thrilling as you follow along the journey with Lenny and Jeb. I loved it, and was so glad I picked it up at this time of year. A quick read for ...more
Melissa Banczak
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 & 1/2 stars. creepy horror I couldn’t put down

At a weekend music festival, fiddle player Lenny joins friends who want to try astral projection. It doesn’t work for anyone in the group but her and now she’s keeps getting sucked back into an in- between world where creatures want her soul. And more. A fast paced story that kept me reading from page one to the end, I highly recommend it.
Jessica Bayliss
Sep 23, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Here's what people are saying about BROKEN CHORDS.

"Romantic, eerie, and deliciously creepy, BROKEN CHORDS is a modern-day love letter to Lois Duncan that will have you turning pages well past bedtime!" --Micol Ostow, bestselling author of AMITY and THE DEVIL and WINNIE FLYNN

"Jessica Bayliss has somehow managed to pen a novel that blends the frustration, humor, and angst of a YA romance with the nightmare imagery of a horror novel reminiscent of Lovecraft or Barker. BROKEN CHORDS is a truly excel
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A fast-paced and engaging read featuring a lovingly detailed music festival setting mirrored by a vividly eerie otherworld. Many delicious details to savour including A+ use of creepy folk songs and a whole array of nightmarish monsters - and a lovely romantic arc, for a nice bonus. Looking forward to reading more!
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Jessica Bayliss is a fiction author with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology who loves all things reading and writing. Author of the young adult horror novella, BROKEN CHORDS and YA thriller, TEN AFTER CLOSING , she has been a lover thrillers and ghost tales since her days scanning VHS rental shelves—admittedly with eyes half-averted from the gory covers. She also loves to eat, cook, and exercise—in th ...more
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