Please welcome guest blogger Lynn Cahoon to NN. We're so glad to have you Lynn!
When I was seven, my best friend, Zandy, lived one block over and three streets up. I could ride my bike to her house and, one more block up, a corner mom and pop grocery store that sold penny candy.
The only problem is to get to both of these places, I had to ride past an old gray two story house with a flag pole in the middle of the weed filled yard. No one had lived there for years.
Zandy’s brother said it was haunted by the ghost of a boy who’d slid down the greased flag pole and cut off his privates. Okay, now, it sounds stupid, but give me a break, I was seven. I didn’t even know what boy privates were.
Fast forward twenty years and my fiancé’ owned a house said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who committed suicide in the house. When he rented the house to a young couple and we moved to another town to attend school, the checks stopped coming. Come to find out, the husband had lost his job and had robbed a small grocery store, killing the owner for the money in the till.
My penny candy grocery store.
Do ghosts haunt our physical neighborhoods? Was there an evil presence at the haunted house of my youth that affected the actions of a desperate husband and father? Or are the connections only in my own mind?
Now, I live down the street from a more famous haunted house, The McPike Mansion. My new, home town is considered ghost heavy and with Halloween coming up, tours of the hauntings will be a nightly occurrence.
I haven’t signed up for a tour yet. I’m not sure I want something following me home. My heroine, Parris McCall, is kind of like that. She knows she’s different, that weird stuff happens around her, but she doesn’t want to know, so she ignores the issue. Until she can’t pretend any more.
A Member of the Council releases on November 5th from Lyrical Press.
So, do you believe in ghosts?
Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website, A Fairy Tale Life.
Lynn’s Website www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Blurb - A rogue hunter, a clueless witch and a mission to save an unknowing world.
Parris McCall, owner of the dive bar, The Alibi, has finally constructed a life where her little quirks don’t show or matter to anyone. As for her grandmother's warnings that she’s different, well, she'll cross that bridge if she comes to it.
But when Ty walks into her bar, both lives are instantly changed.
Ty Wallace loves his life. How could he not? He’s a powerful human lawyer by day and the Magic Council's rogue witch hunter by night. But after he agrees to substitute on his
secretary’s dart team, all hell breaks loose. Now Ty has to help Parris admit who she is before her long-lost relatives kill her.
A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance