The paranormal, urban legends and a blog hop

Snarkology Paranormal Blog Hop

I interrupt this Halloween shindig for a little side hop entry of my own.

ghostFlareIt’s that time of year again, where we pull open our closets, push the skeletons aside, and try to figure out what kind of costume we might wear. Many people also like to dig through their collection of movies and choose a favorite scary one for All Hallow’s Eve. I have to admit it, I am partial to the ghost stories, the ones that do more than just slash off heads of Too Stoopid To Live teen girls who go alone into creepy basements.

Although, the ghosts can get creepy all on their own. There are a whole schlew of urban legends to attest to that. (You know to never, ever, ever say you want a bloody Mary, anywhere in the vicinity of a mirror, right?) Then there’s the one about the “stranded motorist at the gas station” is that true? I shudder to think! There are many about ghostly hitchhikers.

And women to who people have “done wrong” Like the famous Bell Witch.

Or the friends and family members that leave you messages from “beyond the grave”. For instance:

http://www.dark-stories.com/eng/letter_from_beyond_the_grave.htm

See, now those are my kind of creepy story, of course, they’re not always so creepy. There are other ghosts in the paranormal realm, those who come to help out their loved ones, those who just want to keep an eye on them. The ones you might find in movies like the Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The Time of Their Lives, and the romantic classic, Ghost. (Hey, even the singer Florence Welch had one to share with the media recently: She talked about it with The Edge.)

These are the types of ghosts I thought about when I needed to add a little something extra into my series Antique Magic and they show up too in my new paranormal romance novel, PASSION’S SACRED DANCE. When my heroine, Stacy, finds herself perplexed over the strange creatures coming out of the woodwork of her beloved historical gallery, when all hell breaks loose, a ghostly ancestor or two comes to lend a hand. Who couldn’t do with assistance like that from time to time, huh?

Passion’s Sacred Dance:

PassionsSacredDance_w6021_100Battling mounting debt, Stacy Macken is determined not to lose her historic art gallery. When Aaron Fielding appears and offers to help, she fights to keep the attraction sizzling between them from clouding her judgment. He may be her savior in disguise–but can she trust him?

Aaron intrigues her with tales of the Tuatha dé Danann, sworn warriors who protect humanity from the monsters seeking their destruction. If Aaron can prove what he claims, she would give up anything to help–even the gallery he claims is sacred ground. But with her property set to stage the next epic battle, she needs answers. An old family diary will confirm the ancient legend is true, if only they can find it in time.

If the battle is lost, the enemy will take control of Earth for the next five hundred years. Stacy and Aaron’s budding love might only complicate things.

Would you like to see how the ghosts come into play in PASSION’S SACRED DANCE? If so, it is now available in ebook and paperback at:

Amazon, and Amazon.co.uk, and from The Wild Rose Press

Leave a comment to win one of my pretty new bookmarks for Passion’s Sacred Dance (and maybe an e-copy of my paranormal story Caitlin’s Book of Shadows?) The grand prize is a $60 GC to Amazon. To enter that giveaway, go fill out the rafflecopter thingie at this link (you’ll find the thing underneath where it says “Preview the Widget” to win the hop’s grand prize. Giveaway ends Nov. 1 at 12:00AM EST.)

For more participants of the hop see below:

1. The Snarkology 2. Lisa Rayns
3. Zoe Forward Blog 4. Tricia Schneider
5. Rose Anderson’s Calliope’s Writing Tablet 6. Living With The Muse
7. Draven St. James 8. Daryl Devore
9. Hywela Lyn 10. Beth Caudill Author Blog
11. Lisa Chalmers 12. Quill or Pill
13. Shapeshifter Seductions 14. Wickedly hot, dangerously fun.
15. Karen McCullough 16. Kathryn Knight books
17. Pieces of Me 18. Sheryl R. Hayes
19. Dylan Newton Paranromal Romance 20. Broken Faith
21. She Likes it Verbal 22. The Price of Freedom
23. Brenda’s Blog 24. Paranormal Romance Author Juli D. Revezzo
25. Phaedra Seabolt (INT) 26. Naomi Bellina Adventurous Erotic Romance
27. Eva Gordon 28. Karen Michelle Nutt’s Official Blog

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*doorbell rings*

Oops! They’re here! And now, back to our regularly scheduled Halloween party! Our next guest is waiting anxiously at the door.

(Contest disclaimers here)

(This post’s set time didn’t click. Sorry about that!)

11 thoughts on “The paranormal, urban legends and a blog hop

  1. Sounds great. Sometime when I’m home alone and start to go to bed I freak myself out when I’m washing my hands a look in the mirror above the sink because I start thinking Bloody Mary and then I hate to look up.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  2. Sounds great! I cant wait to read more! Thanks for sharing! Happy Halloween! Thanks for the fun and goodies! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. Enjoyed reading your post. I had forgotten about the hitchhiker stories, those always creeped me out.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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