Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Fascination With #Ghosts - #MFRWHooks

Hi there, 

Thanks for stopping by for this week's BOOK HOOKS blog hop sponsored by Marketing for Romance Writers. Don't forget to visit all the author blogs/web sites on the list to read a short snippet from their books! GO HERE


Now, back to the title of my post AND my obvious fascination with ghosts. Not long ago, I took inventory of my back list and made a startling discovery: Many of my books have a ghost or two between the pages. What's really eerie is that I didn't consciously try to connect my books through an otherwordly being in those stories. Guess that brings me to one obvious conclusion: I have subliminal obsession with spirits/apparitions.

And that brings me to this week's Book Hook snippet from my most recent release A GHOST TO DIE FOR.


This is a Contemporary Romance (with a ghost, of course!)

Do you believe in ghosts? Rooney Fontaine doesn't—or didn't until one named Stuart Granger shows up in her hotel room. Now the humorous, yet desperate, apparition is begging her to find the men who murdered him before his brother becomes their next victim.

After serving three tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, Stephan Granger is no stranger to risk and peril. When a woman shows up at his house rambling about ghosts, murder and assassins, his first inclination is to deem her wrong in the head and send her packing. But how does she know things that happened to him and his dear departed brother in their childhoods, secrets they never shared with anyone?

Soon after he invites her in to hear more about what really happened to Stuart,gunfire splits the air and shatters all the windows in the house. Someone is trying to kill them. Now they're on the run from assassins while trying to find out who killed his brother and why they want him dead too.



Even amid murder and mayhem, sometimes you find love
 
Setup and Short Snippet: (Rooney returns to her hotel room and finds a man seated in a chair near the window. After she sprays him in the face with hair spray, and realizes it doesn't faze him, he tells her why.)



The aroma of hair spray hung heavy in the air, but it didn't seem to bother him as much as it did her. Through a series of chokes and chortles she managed to eke out the words. "What are you, some kind of weirdo with inhuman defenses?"

A ghost.

"What!"

You asked me what I am and I'm telling you. I'm a ghost.

Eyes wide, voice in shriek mode, she fell onto the edge of the bed and glared at him. "You can't be a ghost. I don't believe in ghosts!"

Understandable. Neither did I until I became one.

Praise for A Ghost To Die For
"Do you believe in ghosts? If so, A GHOST TO DIE FOR by Keta Diablo will have you captivated while the hero and heroine deal with the fracking company who killed the hero's brother. Great story."

"This is one paranormal with a terrific ghost;"


Do you believe in ghosts? If so, A GHOST TO DIE FOR by Keta Diablo will have you captivated while the hero and heroine deal with the fracking company who killed the hero's brother. Great story."

"A really great story! I enjoyed the writing and the plot in A Ghost to Die For."





 








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Sunday, September 17, 2017

What The Heck Is Up With All The #Ghosts!

Hey...thanks so much for dropping by. 

I want to tell you about a podcast I listened to the other day called "Taking Stock of Your Back List". We always learn something new from other authors, but imagine my surprise when I took stock of my back list and discovered something about my writing I hadn't realized before...many of my books have a GHOST theme (or at least a ghost character). The books were not written in the same time span and have no connection to one another.

Talk about eerie! Guess I have a subconscious 'penchant' for otherwordly beings.

Here are just three from my back list (come back again to see more!) where a ghost/spirit/apparition happened to walk on stage.

Sojourn With A Stranger
Soon after Raine Brinsley secures employment as a servant at Stafford House she realizes something is amiss at the manor. Someone set candles ablaze in her bedchamber and do they spell out a word? Eerie pounding on her window, accompanied by a freezing blast of wind, often awakens her at night. One night, she returns to her room and sees an apparition lying on her bed. Could this be the late wife of Derek Stafford, and what is the ghostly vision in white trying to tell her?

Released from prison, Coy Santos returns to the childhood home he hasn't seen in fifteen years. Imagine his surprise to find that his parents passed on years ago, and his brother, Cain, recently lost his life in an accident. No matter how pretty his brother's widow is, he isn't staying to help her save the homestead, and who is she always talking to in her bedchamber at night? 


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Chasing The Dead
An evil ghost bent on revenge tracks an Indian maiden and second-chance lovers across New Mexico.

"Ghost and Evil Spirits, Oh My! Talk about one exciting adventurous story - WOW!" Amazon reviewer

"I was pleasantly surprised to see that this wasn't just a western romance. It also has paranormal (GHOST) elements as well. That's not the only reason I would rate this a 5 star book." Amazon reviewer

       
I think I have to face it...ghosts fascinate me. I hope you'll stop back next week to learn about some of my other #ghost books!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do You Believe In Ghosts? #contemporary #romance

** NEW RELEASE**
*Contemporary
*Romance
*Paranormal
*Suspense


About A Ghost To Die For


Contemporary Romance/Paranormal
Do you believe in ghosts? Rooney Fontaine doesn't—or didn't until one named Stuart Granger shows up in her hotel room. Now the humorous, yet desperate, apparition is begging her to find the men who murdered him before his brother becomes their next victim.

After serving three tours in Afghanistan and one in Iraq, Stephan Granger is no stranger to risk and peril. When a woman shows up at his house rambling about ghosts, murder and assassins, his first inclination is to deem her wrong in the head and send her packing. But how does she know things that happened to him and his dear departed brother in their childhoods, secrets they never shared with anyone?

Soon after he invites her in to hear more about what really happened to Stuart, gunfire splits the air and shatters all the windows in the house. Someone is trying to kill them. Now they're on the run from assassins while trying to find out who killed his brother and why they want him dead too.

Even amid murder and mayhem, sometimes you find love

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Raves for A Ghost To Die For

"Do you believe in ghosts? If so, A GHOST TO DIE FOR by Keta Diablo will have you captivated while the hero and heroine deal with the fracking company who killed the hero's brother. Great story."
"This is one paranormal with a terrific ghost."

"A really great story! I enjoyed the writing and the plot in A Ghost to Die For."

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crossroads 4-Book Anthology - #LGBT #gayfic


Thanks for stopping by today for MFRW Book Hooks. Don't forget to visit all the wonderful authors participating in the hop today!


And thanks for reading about the Best-selling!
Crossroads Anthology
* 4-Book Series
* GAY FICTION
* Paranormal (ghost)
* Suspense/Thriller
* Police Procedural
* Erotic Romance

Crossroads, Book 1
After watching his partner die in his arms, Frank McGuire left the police department and opened his own detective agency. Life is less complicated, less stressful now...until he receives a call from his distraught partner's widow informing him her son has 'gone missing'.

Crossroads Revisited, Book 2
Private Investigator Frank McGuire is beginning to think Baltimore is a melting pot for serial killers. Another maniac is stalking the streets but this time the killer is targeting gay college students.

Crossroads Showdown, Book 3
Tough PI Frank McGuire agrees to help the FBI locate three abducted children from a small town in West Virginia. When Frank channels his inner spirit for assistance, he mistakenly calls forth a ghost.
 
Crossroads Shadowland, Book 4

A century-old ghost kidnaps two young boys, and gay-haters stalk the streets of the city. With help from a nun, Frank must enter another realm to rescue the young boys and venture into the seedy sections of New Orleans to save the man who holds his heart.
 
Excerpt from Book 1, Crossroads (Rand calls his boss, Paddy, to tell him a man stole the box Paddy gave him - a box that holds something dangerous or illegal).

Rand couldn’t stand the waiting, the suspense. He picked up his cell phone and called his boss, Paddy.
"Murphy here."
"Paddy, it’s Rand."
"Why the hell are you calling me at seven in the morning?"
"I had a little problem last night."
Long moments of silence passed. Rand couldn’t tell if Paddy was half-asleep or trying to digest the information. "What kind of problem?"
"You know that box you gave me? Well, someone broke into my room last night and took it."
A string of expletives left Paddy’s lips, then, "I know this ain’t April Fools, so you best start explaining and real fast."
"A man, a man in a black hood, and he broke in with a gun, said he followed me from the bar and wanted to know what was in that box."
"And you gave it to him? Jesus!"
"I had no choice. He had a gun to my head, threatened me." 


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* Warning! This series is scorchingly hot!