I was supposed to be on Lyrical Press's Blog with my first blog for Ghost Lover, but its not there, so I decided to make it here instead.
Welcome to the very first blog for Ghost Lover… Ever
Liza: Let me first introduce you to the main character of my delightful, humorous, and sometimes outrageous contemporary romance.
Lassier! What are you showing up for? I meant Senna, not you!
Lassier: I beg your pardon, but who is named in your title? Does it say Senna the Adorable Criminal, or does it say Ghost Lover, aka Renoir Lassier, the greatest lover of all times, both in life and after-life?
Liza: I am fully aware of your reputation, and I imagine by now having a multitude of centuries behind you, you can claim thousands of seductions.
Lassier: Thousands? I achieved that before I died. I am approaching a million at this point.
Liza: To that point. *Liza pokes the hard belly of Lassier* Why do you feel real?
Lassier: * Leans in and whispers in her ear* Would you like to find out how real I can feel?
Liza: *stumbles back.* Man, you really are the most seductive guy in the world. *shakes head* But back to my question: why do you seem so real, instead of a faint cloud like most ghosts?
Lassier: The truth?
Liza: Yes, that would be nice.
Lassier: *moves closer* Do you promise never to tell Brendon? Because, frankly, I don’t want the competition.
Liza: *chuckles* I understand. Brendon is cuter and just as lascivious as you.
Lassier: I have no desire to be “cute”. But rest assured, I can appear in whatever form you want, my dear. Name the man of your desire and I will make love to you in his form.
Liza: How is that possible?
Lassier: I have two methods. One’s enjoyable, and one’s very enjoyable.
Liza: *steps back* Okay, I’m losing control of my interview. Now I understand why Senna fell for your charm. You are irrestistable!
Lassier: *nods once and smiles*
Liza: No wonder the Durran women have been falling for you over the centuries.
Lassier: To be honest, they were easy seductions. The Durran men have never been a very pleasant lot. There are few locked in ghost chains in the lower chambers that are downright horrible. However, this was never a problem until recently.
Liza: What changed?
Lassier: Women’s Rights! Now women have total say over who they will marry and how many children they bear. And due to all the romance novels being written and sold freely to young ladies, females now expect to be loved and cherished by their husbands.
Liza: And you have a problem with this?
Lassier: Moi? Not at all. I love and cherish young women daily. However, to current standards, neither Brendon nor Garrison make desirable husband material.
Liza: I know Brendon is a hound-dog and unreliable, but what’s wrong with Gar?
Lassier: While not the bastard his father was, Gar is overly stern, critical, and lacks patience. Probably due to all the beatings he endured as a boy because Brendon wouldn’t behave. However, I’m sure Senna will cheer him up in no time.
Liza: But Senna is marrying Brendon.
Lassier: Ah yes. Fixing YOUR screw up is going to be most challenging!
Liza: Look, I just scribed this story. You guys did what you wanted…especially you! So don’t go putting this all on me. If things are in a tangle, blame it on the Durrans.
And you never told me why you feel so real.
Lassier: Have to go. Gar is demanding my presence, and he doesn’t sound happy.
*disappears in thin air*
Liza: *sighs* Ghosts! No wonder Gar gets so annoyed with them. Nevermind, let me tell you about this delightful book that wrote itself.
By Liza O’Connor
Contemporary Romance with a touch of paranormal
Two sexy English brothers. One irresistible ghost. Who would you choose as your lover?
Completely broke and with a criminal record to boot, Senna Smith is one day from eviction from her apartment when Brendon, her promiscuous roommate from London, suggests she go to England, marry him, and manage his fortune. With few other options, she agrees to an open marriage. But she’ll never, ever, have sex with him, knowing if she falls in love with him, he’ll break her heart.
As trustee of Brendon’s family fortune, there is no way Brendon’s older brother, Garrison Durran, is going to let him marry a self-professed American gold-digger. As Senna tries to embrace castle life and English society for Brendon’s sake, Gar discovers Senna is the perfect woman for him--beautiful and intelligent, kind and caring. Now, if she wasn’t already engaged to his brother…
The ancestral ghost of Durran Castle has to intervene if the Durran brothers have any chance of an heir. He can’t leave them to fix matters on their own. They are useless buggers when it comes to love. As counselor to Gar, matchmaker for Brendon, and lover to Senna, a ghost’s work is never done.
CONTENT WARNING: Allergy warning: Ghost cat in book.
“So my brother steals all your money and to compensate you, he suggests you come to England, marry him, and he’ll give you his trust fund.” Only his brother could contrive such an absurd plan.
“Yes.” By her brief answer, he gathered she thought it a perfectly reasonable solution.
His brother might be an idiot, but this gold digger would soon discover Gar a force to reckon with. “Did he steal a half million from your bank account?”
Brendon laughed. “Do you have any idea how long that would take? Cash machines only allow you two visits a day at two hundred dollars a pop.”
“How much did he take?” Gar restated his question.
“Four hundred,” Senna replied.
Gar stared up at the ceiling praying for patience, then glared at Ditz. “So why didn’t you pay her back the four hundred?”
Ditz stubbornly refused to answer, and instead glanced at the girl.
She sighed and faced Gar. “Precisely what I asked. He said he didn’t have the four hundred, but if I married him, he would come into a half million. Since the landlord planned to evict me, I really had no choice but to accept the offer.”
About Liza O'Connor
Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog, Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels. She loves to create interesting characters, set them loose, and scribe what happens.
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To Be Released December 2, 2013