Lara Bernhardt


Lara Bernhardt is a Pushcart-nominated writer, editor, and audiobook narrator. She is Editor-in-Chief of Balkan Press and also publishes a literary magazine, Conclave. Awards include 1st place in several writing competitions for poetry, short story, and fiction category entries. Her debut novel, The Wantland Files, was a finalist for the 2017 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction. Her debut women’s fiction, Shadow of the Taj, will release Fall 2019.


About The Haunting of Crescent Hotel

The Haunting of the Crescent Hotel

She sees dead people... Psychic Kimberly Wantland investigates paranormal disturbances. Her television show, The Wantland Files, catapulted her from a private paranormal investigator to stardom. Moved by the desperate pleas of a distraught mother of two terrorized by a ghost from her past, she takes the case.

Without her knowledge, her producer invites Sterling Wakefield, who hosts his own show Spookbusters, to join the investigation. Wakefield, a renowned illusionist and confirmed skeptic, plans to debunk Kimberly's psychic abilities. As they are both drawn into the investigation, Kimberly struggles to determine the source of the haunting while battling Sterling's attempts to disprove her abilities.

Her investigation leads her to a conclusion she never expected--the children are in danger, targeted by a more powerful entity than she has ever encountered. Pushing all her powers to the limit, Kimberly must repel the spirit before it harms the children--even though it means enlisting Sterling's help and putting her own life at risk.

She will stop at nothing to protect the living from the dead.

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