Saturday, December 29, 2012

Interview/Contest w/characters from Whispers at Ghost Point!

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     Thank you for joining us! I hope you’ve brought your flashlights with you. We’re about to tour the old lighthouse but before we do that, let’s head inside the keeper’s house and gather around to chat with my main character, Dana Kaster. For those brave enough, later on you can roam upstairs for a ghost hunt of your own!

Deanna:  I love talking with readers so I hope you leave a question or comment for us. I’m also doing a giveaway at the end! I’ve invited my main character, Dana Kaster, from Whispers at Ghost Point. Since I have a love for lighthouses, I had to write about one and added a ghost to make it a bit spooky! Dana loves remodeling and decorating - who else love doing that? Tell us at the end if you love lighthouses and decorating!

Dana:  I’m excited to be here with both of you! Charmaine, thank you! I can’t wait for readers to jump into the book with all of us. I’ve always had a soft spot for decorating which is why I got my contractor’s license - it also allowed me to do more in the area of remodeling. Meeting other contractors and builders isn’t bad either! *wink* I moved to Wilmington NC a year ago after my divorce and found the abandoned lighthouse on the coast while I worked at the Cape Fear Historical Society. I was fortunate enough to get a job remodeling their lighthouse projects we took on, but I recently opened my own shop and I’m so excited.

Deanna: Taking on the entire remodel of a lighthouse that’s stood empty for hundreds of years won’t be easy. Have you run into any roadblocks?

Dana: The lighthouse in question is owned by an individual who I found through my research but he refuses to return my phone calls. That in itself is annoying. I want inside the place to see what might need to be fixed and put some plans together. I don’t understand why this man won’t call me back, but my guess is that he’s too old to care about the place being fixed up or is a recluse not wanting to be bothered. The lighthouse is begging me to fix it up though. Why can’t he sense that? LOL

Deanna: Does the lighthouse talk to you when you visit or is it the ghosts who talk to you? That would be spooky!

Dana:  I have an ability to sense the spirits in old places but I still need to work on that. It is scary when they come around and they usually visit when you least expect them to. If I were better at my psychic abilities, I could learn who they are faster but it still scares me so I need to get over that if I want to use my ability to the fullest. When I sit on my deck at night, I can see the lighthouse across the inlet. The tower light flashes and there’s no way the electricity still works there! It couldn’t for as old as it is, so what makes the lights come on? I also sense a spirit or two there and the pull they have on me is getting stronger but I just can’t learn who they are.

Deanna:  You’ve become good friends with a co-worker at the Historical Society who has the ability to sense spirits. Tell us about that. Everyone is always interested in people who talk to ghosts!

Dana: Sarah and I have really gotten close since I moved to Wilmington.  She doesn’t let very many people know that she can speak to spirits…they think you’re crazy when they learn that! Even with all the shows on television these days, but I love it. Personally, I just need to learn how to distance myself and set up my circle of light for protection. I visited the lighthouse a few times without telling Sarah…yet she knows! She has a way of knowing what goes on without me even telling her!

Deanna: How does she feel about the lighthouse?

Dana: Oh my gawd! She isn’t keen on it at all! She said the spirits there aren’t at all friendly and that I need to quit going over there alone before something happens to me. She’s sat with me on my deck at night and we’ve both seen the lights come on. I think she knows more than she’s telling me about the spirits over there.

Deanna: Well that would make anyone jumpy to sense a spirit is evil. Maybe you need to listen to her and quit going over there.

Dana: I’m too nosey to stop going so the owner just needs to give me permission to go inside. I did meet a man on one of my visits there once. He said he was just a friend of the owner but wouldn’t tell me who the owner was. Too bad he wasn’t the owner - his eyes alone distracted me! But anyway, if I were able to get that lighthouse restored, it would help boost my business in Wilmington and the residents would be able to see what I can do. The work I’ve done on our historical lighthouse remodels has really helped too, but…I want inside the forbidden tower!

Deanna: You’ve lived in Wilmington for almost a year now. Any men you’re interested in?

Dana: With all the work I do remodeling and researching for the Historical Society and now starting my own business, I haven’t had time for dating and I really haven’t missed it. Taking time after my divorce to get my life back on track is what’s important to me now. I have to make a name for my business here so I can get to know the residents. Many of them have stopped by my new shop and have taken my card, saying they’ll call me when they start their remodels. I hope they do, I love to be busy!

Deanna: Dana, thanks for stopping in to chat with our readers. I can’t wait to finish your story so they can all read it.

      The book released a few days ago and is now out there! The characters in Whispers at Ghost Point are pulled into the present from my historical novel set in England 1778, No Turning Back. To know a bit more about the characters, you may want to read that book - it’s still on sale for .99.

       Please check my blog, website and my newsletters for more info. By subscribing to my newsletter, readers are automatically included in one of my monthly drawings and by following my blog, you’ll be included in that drawing. Both drawings win gift cards and the newsletter winner also gets a goodie bag and tee shirt!

       Thank you all for stopping in to meet Dana from Whispers at Ghost Point. I hope I’ve piqued your interest just a bit and if so, you can read Chapter One and watch the book trailer by clicking HERE. I’ve also posted an excerpt HERE. I hope you enjoy reading it and meeting my characters.

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Top 5 Reasons We Read Romance...

Top 5 Reasons We Read Romance...

1 - To step into another world different from ours...
2 - To know that love does exist & is possible to find...
3 - To meet new characters we want to learn more about...
4 - To experience the excitement of finding our soul mate...
5 - To escape our problems for a few hours & relax...

I hope I've hit on a few of YOUR top reasons you read romance. 
Feel free to comment and add your own reason why you read romance. 
I'd love for you to check out my NEW release,
Whispers at Ghost Point if you love lighthouses, ghosts, 
suspense and finding love a second time because it is possible. 
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Whispers at Ghost Point is FINISHED!


     At last, I have finished the book for you! It ended up being 11,000 words over what I'd planned but I'll blame that on the characters. LOL It should be available Sunday night for purchase to your Nook, Sony, Kobo, iPad or Kindle readers! Thank you for your patience and to those who read Chapter One and enjoyed the book trailer. If you've not read or watched yet, click HERE - Again, thank you and please share the link! Wow! I'm off to find some champagne!

     Squeee! The e-book is available just in time for your holiday reading! Grab yourself a Christmas read and cuddle up with your e-reader! Thank you in advance for reading my work - I love your support!
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Deanna's Christmas Giveaway!

Christmas Giveaway!

     Thank you for stopping in and also for being a part of my online family! From my family to yours, we wish each one of you a Merry Christmas! I hope the love and joy of the holidays lives in your heart so you can share with those around you who are less fortunate. A simple smile and hello might be all it takes to brighten someones day and change their mind about how wonderful our world really is.
      I want to make a few of you happy so your Christmas will be a little brighter or perhaps the prize you win can be a gift to someone on YOUR list ...or NOT! LOL Be sure to get your entries into the Rafflecopter drawing and if it isn't working for you, leave a comment with your email addy and I'll add you to the Rafflecopter! There are more contest drawings on my left sidebar so click over to them and have fun!
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One $25 Gift Card
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One Bath & Body Lotion Pkg
(Twilight Woods or Coconut Lime)
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(International can choose a gift card)
ONE winner of a signed copy of
Whispers at Ghost Point!!
(print copies will be available at the end of January!)
(Read Ch 1 & watch the book trailer)  

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

Welcome Hoppers!
      I hope all of you are getting into the Christmas spirit; I know I am! There are a ton of prize giveaways on this hop so have fun with it, share Tweets so others can find us, too! Let's get on with the details, shall we? This hop gives you a chance at my drawing, THREE gift cards (winners choice from All Romance E-Bucks, Amazon, B & N, Bath & Body Works) plus one of my Mouse Pads, PLUS the grand prizes. Both are using the Rafflecopter and give you multiple chances to earn more entries! Good luck to all of you and have a great time!

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THREE Gift Cards!
Plus...One of my Mouse Pads
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