Yessica Battle hates clowns. Her
childhood fear haunts her still to this day. When Kee Kee the
Clown came to her classroom to perform for the kids, she takes
the first opportunity to escape with a frightened child.
Yessica’s cousin, Marcus, runs a
circus. When his star performer flakes out on him, he
recruits his best friend, Kevin Thibbideaux, to fill in for
him as Kee Kee the Clown. An attorney in real life, Kevin
helps out Marcus by filling in for his clown. Kevin falls head
over heels for Yessica, but hesitates to tell him he spied on
her as Kee Kee earlier. He also finds out she has a lingering
fear of a crazy aunt from childhood who practiced Voodoo.
As Kevin and Yessica become closer, he
is afraid to introduce her to his beloved grandmother…an
eccentric woman who practices Voodoo and enjoys walking around
her house in the all-together. He springs it on her, taking
her to his grandmother’s house, and things start falling
Are Yessica and Kevin’s feelings real,
or the result of a Voodoo curse? And can they overcome the
obstacles facing them to unite them in true love?
Silly Fears has a unique
twist, combining Voodoo, a fear of clowns, and the
difficulties that any new relationship has. While I found the
story rather strange in parts, the author did a great job
combining the elements of fear and uncertainty with the
characters’ deep love for each other. With a touch of the
macabre tossed in to make the story spicy, I ended up liking
Kevin and Yessica and even the kooky grandmother!