Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Some Ghostly Tales to Enjoy

Just in time for Halloween we have some wonderful ghostly tales of romance from a group of talented authors. It's an anthology called The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly. Here's an overall look, along with blurbs on the individual stories.

What do you get when you combine cowboys and ghosts? A collection of eight (stand-alone) amazing stories from the Old West with haunts of every variety.
Get your love of alpha cowboys on and feed your addiction for the bizarre (and sometimes spooky) world when you purchase The Good, The Bad and The Ghostly.

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Wild, Wild Ghost by Margo Bond Collins

When Ruby Silver traded in her demon-hunting rifle for a badge at the Tremayne Psychic Specters Investigations, she didn't want another partner—losing the last one was too traumatic. But when a new case in the Texas Hill Country pairs her up with the slow-talking, fast-drawing Trip Austin, it will take all their combined skills to combat a plague of poltergeists in this German-settled town.

Comes An Outlaw by Keta Diablo

Wen a tragic accident claims her husband's life, Jesse Santos must find a way to keep the ranch, the only home her 12-year-old son has ever known.  The ranch hands have abandoned her, a gang of cutthroat ranchers want her land and an ancient Yaqui Indian insists a spirit has taken up residence in the house.

After a fifteen year absence, her husband's brother, Coy, returns to his childhood home. He doesn't plan on staying, and he certainly doesn't intend to settle down with a widow and her son…no matter how pretty she is.

He's an outlaw, after all, and made a decision to put an end to his gun-slinging days long ago. Will his conscience let him walk away from family, or will his heart overrule his head?

Long A Ghost and Far Away by Andrea Downing
 When Lizzie Adams returns as a ghost to a life she led in the 1800s, she is surprised to find herself on a ranch in Wyoming, but delighted to learn she was married to a handsome and loving man.  The reasons for her return become clear when she discovers how she died, yet the unresolved issues surrounding her death leave her unable to either live in the 1800s or return to her present life.

Colby Gates misses the wife he loved, yet a ghost is a poor substitute. Re-married to a woman he doesn't care for, and with outlaws searching for buried gold on his ranch, the spirit of his wife is a further complication.

Perhaps if the questions surrounding Lizzie's death can be answered, the two can be together.

For all time.

A Ghostly Wager by Blaire Edens

Even a skeptical detective needs a little otherworldly help.

Nineteen-year old Annabelle Lawson hops a train to Reno to escape a marriage to a man twice her age. Alone and nearly destitute, she spots an employment advertisement that might change her life. If she can use the dreams that have haunted her for the last four years to land a job with the mysterious Treymane PSI Agency, she might be able to buy a train ticket home to Kentucky.

Agent Cole Swansby is an up and coming detective for Tremayne PSI. There’s only thing that can sink his career: if the boss realizes he’s a skeptic. He’s solved dozens of cases using old-fashioned logic, but he doesn't believe in the paranormal. Now he’s under tremendous pressure to solve a new case before the president of Midas Mining shows for a week of R&R at The Blade Saloon.

Cole can’t solve this case without some otherworldly help, though, and Annabelle is just the woman for the job. As the two of them are drawn deeper into the mystery of the woman in green, they may not be able to banish the ghost without losing their hearts. To each other.

How the Ghost Was Won by Erin Hayes

From orphan to saloon girl to ghost whisperer, Hattie Hart has been and seen a lot of things in her time. Her new job as a detective with the Tremayne PSI Agency takes her out to the remote town of Carolina City, Nevada on a vague assignment to investigate the disappearance of a US marshal.

Except, when she arrives, she meets the devilishly handsome Grant Madsden, a US marshal who is alive and well. Certainly not missing, but certainly the man of her dreams. So why did her boss send her out to this small boomtown when there’s nothing for her to investigate?

She soon discovers that in Carolina City, there are strange happenings from the afterlife that threaten to kill her or worse. She’ll have to race against time to save her life, the town, and the US marshal she was sent to find—and maybe, if she's lucky, her heart.

McKee's Ghost by Anita Philmar

His fiancée called off their engagement after being accosted by a ghost in his house. Now, a beautiful ghost detective has shown up at his ranch, saying his brother has hired her to take care of the unwanted spirit.
Konnor McKee is more than happy with P.S.I Agent Ruth Oliva Wilson. One look and he's hooked. Now, if he can only get some help from a ghost, he might be able to secure himself a bride after all.

With the return of his ex- fiancĂ©, his life is turned upside down by an angry ghost, a vindictive woman, and a sexy medium. Konnor doesn’t know which way to turn.
Can he get everyone out of this alive and marry the P.S.I Agent? Or has he lost all hope of a happy future because of the ruthless ghost of one of his ancestors?

A Ride Through Time by Charlene Raddon

Ghosts. Murder. Love.  P.S.I. Agent Burke Jameson travels to Eagle Gulch, Colorado to investigate a report of ghost activity at a house where a murder took place in 1881. When his vehicle carrying his P.S.I. equipment dies, and a riderless mare appears, he mounts up, hoping the horse will lead him to her fallen rider. What he finds is a whole new life beyond his imagination.
Clorinda Halstead believes she’s a widow. After all, she was the one who shot her husband, Horace, on a violent night in 1881. He deserved it, the jury concluded. Living with the town marshal and his wife, all Clori wants is to be left alone. Then a stranger, Burke James, joins the household and nothing is ever the same again.

How did Burke find his way through time to the year 1881, and who is haunting the lovely but distant Widow Halstead? Can Burke find the ghost of Eagle Gulch without his P.S.I. equipment? And how will he ever choose between going home to his own time and a life of love and happiness with Clorinda?

The Ghost and the Bridegroom by Patti Sherry-Crews

Life is looking rosy for Abbott Foster when he brings his new bride to his ranch in Arizona. But when he is unable to consummate his marriage due to a malevolent spirit in the bedroom, he is forced to call in Psychic Specters Investigations.

Agent Healy Harrison doesn’t want to accept this case. She has her own demons and likes her quiet life, lived in the anonymity of St. Louis. But Tucson is where she finds herself—with instructions to “Have an adventure! Have a romance!” Things get interesting when she meets handsome Pinkerton detective, Aaron Turrell. Is this the romance she’s meant to have, or when their two cases intersect, will it drive him away?
Want more?  Here's an excerpt from Long a Ghost and Far Away:

        Colby pulled the bedroom door shut behind him and got a kettle on the cook stove before reaching up for his whiskey. Was she play-acting? She used these made-up words, cursed like one of the hands, and genuinely seemed puzzled. 2016, she had said! What must that be like, that year? Not only another century, another millennium, a foreign country to him, a place he could not envisage.
      The bedroom door creaked open, and she stood, head peeping out, somewhat embarrassed. “Ummm, you, Colby, husband dearest? This stupid get-up you have me in, this corset, a few of the hooks in the front are too tight for me to undo. Would you mind?”
      He couldn’t help his mouth turning up into a small smile, remembering the number of times he had undone her corset prior to some precious and wild time together, passionate love-making during which she let herself go, and became everything he wanted her to be. He strode over to her, grinning.
     “All right, look, you needn’t think this is so damn funny. Where I come from, people undress each other all the time.”
      “Really?” He lifted a brow, amusement puckering his mouth.
      “Yes. And you’d be surprised, you here in eighteen whatever year, how we all lay about practically undressed on beaches and…and….”
      His hands lay on her naked shoulders for a moment, obviously having an effect on her train of thought. He felt the familiar fine skin beneath his hand, the warmth of her body, and looked into those hazel eyes to which he had so often fallen victim—their depths, their flashes of color changing with the light. His hand moved to the long silky hair, a deep brown that showed glints of copper. Lizzie looked at him perplexed. Was she remembering, too? Was her body telling her what he knew to be, that she loved him, had always loved him?
     “Who are you?” he whispered. “2016? Elizabeth, oh, Lizzie….”
      As he bent toward her, just brushing her lips with his, she seemed to snap awake.
     “Okay, look, just get me out of this thing and give me a shirt maybe, a pair of jeans, something I can be comfortable in. This, this is just screwy, this whole thing.”
      Colby snapped the last hook and eye undone and, as he did so, Lizzie gasped and turned to hold the corset against her before she ended up standing there bare-breasted with just the pair of bloomers on. She faced the mirror.
      Her mouth hung open.
      She gasped.
     “Where am I?”
      Colby shook his head. “Buffalo, Wyoming, I told you.”
     “No, no! Look!”
      He came up behind her and looked in the mirror. Where the two of them should have been, Colby’s reflection came back alone.
      Lizzie extended her hand and waved it in front of the mirror. Nothing.
      Colby took her by the shoulders and moved her in front of him. The mirror showed him alone, his hands in mid-air like a begging puppy.
     “What the…Oh, my God! I’m a ghost!”


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Thanks to all the authors for the ghostly tales. I just got this book, and I'm looking forward to reading them all!  Any questions or comments?


  1. Rebecca, thanks so much for having us here today. With Halloween coming, I'm sure your readers will enjoy our very different ghost tales of the Old West, all with the Psychic Specters Investigators.

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  3. Thank you for hosting us, Rebecca.

  4. Hi, Rebecca, thank you for having us here today.

  5. Hi Rebecca so nice of you to host us. The box set is a fun read that readers have been enjoying.


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