Monday, April 9, 2012
Guest Post & Giveaway: Sharla Lovelace - THE REASON IS YOU
Hi Everyone. Please help me welcome Sharla Lovelace to the blog today! She is here to promote her new novel, The Reason Is You. Today she is going to talk about ghosts.
Thanks for having me! I’m thrilled to be here talking to all of you.
I know when it comes to the unusual, everyone’s tastes run in different streams. Paranormal can go dark and scary, with demons or vampires—or light and mystical. Mine runs on the light side. Visions, empathic touch, special powers…
Love me some ghosts! Not the Paranormal Activity kind (I know, that’s a demon, not a ghost). I don’t do things that grab your foot and drag you out of bed and down the hall. (God, no…I HATED that part! Kept me up eyeing my bedcovers for weeks)
But a sexy ghost? That’s my calling card.
My main character, Dani, met her sexy ghost when she was sixteen. He showed up to help her out of a bad situation, and became her best friend throughout her life. Alex is every woman’s perfect man. Well, except for that little ‘being dead’ thing.
And while many ghost stories depict spirits as see through or floating, I chose not to. I wanted Alex and the other spirits in the story to look like the rest of us. I wanted there to be a reason that a child with the gift of that particular sight wouldn’t know the difference between the dead and the living, when talking to people. There are consequences for touching them—forgetting things, dizzy spells, strange déjà vu. Those things that happen to all of us and we dismiss them without a thought. Could we be brushing up against someone that has passed on?
It’s a thought…
Hope you all enjoy the book!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Sharla once hunted for crab in a Honduran jungle, and explored an unknown cave on her belly through a rabbit hole. Not in the same night.
Now, she lives in Southeast Texas by the Neches River with her family, an old lady dog, and 19 cockatiels. If you wonder how she writes with all that noise--the birds actually have their own house outside. THE REASON IS YOU is her debut novel.
When she's not writing, doing the day job, or doing the family thing, she's stalking her Twitter feed.
Sharla can be found at her website http://www.sharlalovelace.com
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sharlalovelace
Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/sharlalovelace
Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/sharlalovelace
Sharla will be awarding a $20 Amazon or BN gift card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. The more comments you leave the better your chances of winning.
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