All posts tagged: excerpt

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum

What’s Inside a Paranormal Museum?

My new book, The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, will be launching on March 8th. Though it’s traditional to provide an excerpt of some singularly exciting moment in the story, I decided to break tradition and provide an excerpt about the museum itself. Share this on Facebook>>> This was my first real chance to examine the museum. The walls were white-paneled, their ornate moldings painted shiny black. Two doors in the right wall led to other rooms. Opposite hung that plastic barrier, and the gap in the wall that led to the tea room. The floor was a white and black checkerboard of linoleum tiles. A rocking chair stood in one corner. Glass-enclosed shelves filled with haunted objects lined the rear wall.  It looked like an undertaker’s ice cream parlor. The only thing that could have completed the grim effect would have been Christy’s chalk (or taped) outline on the floor. But chalk outlines were for the movies. Today’s police had cameras to record the scene. GD Cat made a Slinky of himself, dropping from a …

Piercing the Darkness

Piercing the Darkness

THERE IS NOTHING MORE MAGICAL, MORE POWERFUL, THAN LOVE Guest post by Angela Dennis, author of Piercing the Darkness. Check out the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Share this on Facebook>>> My Shadow Born series is infiltrated with paranormal aspects. My two protagonists are Shadow Bearers who lead a team of hunters comprised of a witch, a ghost, a vampire, an incubus, and a shape-shifting dragon.  Their powers are magical, based on the elements, which they use to fight off the deviants who are trying to destroy the human race. Safe to say, the Shadow Born books fall squarely into the Urban Fantasy realm. But when you strip away the paranormal aspects and lay bare the relationships between the main characters and their comrades, something amazing emerges. The love that knits them together is more powerful, more magical, than any of their abilities. It transcends their differences, uniting them. Without that love, the books wouldn’t work. Brenna and Gray’s team would be a dysfunctional mess, and nothing would be accomplished. Love takes many …

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Divine and Dateless: Excerpt and Giveaway

BOOK TITLE: Divine and Dateless AUTHOR NAME: Tara West Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go all the way… What can be worse than electrocuting yourself while getting ready for your internet date? Realizing the hot stud you’ve been fondling is the grim reaper? Being chased by a sex-crazed bloated, naked corpse? How about an eternity of more bad hair days and horrific dates?  Or lusting after the one guy in all of the afterlife whose hydrophobia rivals his fear of commitment? Yeah, that’s a whole lot worse. AVAILABLE JULY 7th: Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LK36I9I Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/divine-and-dateless-tara-west/1119915483?ean=9781501465420&itm=1&usri=9781501465420 Excerpt: “Are you flirting with me, Ashley MacLeod?” I loved the way my name rolled off his tongue like warm chocolate sauce melting all over vanilla ice cream. Mmm. I was suddenly in the mood for a hot fudge sundae. I had the vision of me lapping ice cream and chocolate sauce off his abs, which I suspected were as rock hard as the rest of him. I shook my head, trying to clear it of this …

mystery novel,paranormal mystery

The Infernal Detective, a New Paranormal Mystery Coming May 21st

THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE, the fourth book in the Riga Hayworth series, published by misterio press, will be available on Amazon May 21, 2013. When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom a week before her wedding, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée… That’s a problem. Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer gets up and walks away, she’s believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her? THE INFERNAL DETECTIVE is a fun, fast-paced paranormal mystery based in wintertime Lake Tahoe. The Infernal Detective Sample Chapter by Kirsten Weiss About the Author: Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mysteries: the urban fantasy,The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, and The Shamanic Detective. Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in …