Thanks for having me, Lisa! My latest novel ENTITY MINE comes out in Feb/Mar and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to talk about it. The idea for this book came about because I love stories about ghosts.
I’m addicted to Ghost Hunting shows (though, I consider myself an open-minded skeptic). The movie Ghost is also a favorite, but the big problem with Ghost is the happy ending sees the hero walking off into the light alone. Not quite satisfying for a devoted Romance reader like me. I want a happy ending with a happily ever after, not a happily ever afterlife!
So I got thinking, my heroes are Chimeras, Shapeshifters who can turn into lions or dragons, but most of the Mara brothers don’t know what they are. What if my hero shifted without knowing it–and got stuck in between forms?
Thus ENTITY MINE was born.
How about you? What do you think about the Ghost Hunting shows? Do you have a ghost story to share?
Blurb: Former Navy SEAL turned maritime treasure hunter Ethan Wade has had a piss-poor year. After nearly choking out his financial backer costs him his livelihood, he retreats to an isolated rental house in Western, NY to lick his wounds and make sure he can’t hurt anyone else. When his old crew track him down to convince him to come back, a Molotov cocktail of rage and alcohol drives him drives him to do something he’s never done before, and doesn’t even know he can do–
Unfortunately, in his ignorance, rather than shift into a lion or a dragon, he ends up disembodied. Not knowing what he is, he can only come to one conclusion. He’s died and is a ghost.
Lawyer Devon Daughtry’s year hasn’t been one for the record books either. Blowing the whistle lost her her boyfriend, (not too much of a loss), her job, (a bit worse) and with the rents in Manhattan, a primo apartment (the straw that broke the camel’s back).
Now she’s home in Cassadaga determined to re-build her life by hanging out her shingle as a psychic medium.
When she discovers a photograph of Ethan while moving in, she’s immediately drawn to him and is crushed to discover he’s missing and presumed dead. Soon, she begins having passionate dreams about him. Dreams that Ethan shares.
But Ethan isn’t the only being in the house, a demonic presence has followed her home and it has diabolical plans for both of them.
Excerpt:Ethan sat in the cool dark for a while, listening to her preparations.
She deserved privacy, he reminded himself as she puttered in the bedroom.
He wasn’t going in there. That would be wrong. He wasn’t going in there. He wasn’t going in there.
He wasn’t — fuck it, he was.
She’d washed her face and it was shiny with some sort of cream. Her hair was bundled into a kind of messy knot that made his fingers itch to release the glossy red-gold stuff. Her nightclothes were prosaic, a black tank top and shorts, reminding him of the dream, but the top hugged her breasts and the shorts made her legs look a thousand miles long. All and all, she looked completely and utterly edible.
Ok, he was leaving.
In a minute.
Yawning, she slid her sleek legs under her warm quilt and again he remembered this was his bed. How many nights had he laid there alone. Not even realizing he was lonely. Not ’til her.
“Goodnight, handsome.” Startled, he glanced at her, thinking she’d seen him, to find her gaze locked on his picture. Something inside him tightened like a screw being turned and the lingering pain from the dream disappeared. She blew a kiss at the photo, then groped for the lamp on the nightstand. “Sleep tight.”
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