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  • A roundup of Haunt My Heart posts you may have missed

    Whether you’ve already read the book or are interested in how it came to be, here’s a roundup of Haunt My Heart posts you may have missed.

    Happy reading!

    How a ghost hunt became a book

    A ghost at Chatham Manor? The Lady in White and Haunt My Heart

    Fallen and fettered in Haunt My Heart

    Could magic win a war? Witchcraft and grimoires used in battle in Haunt My Heart

    Secret codes and magic texts in Haunt My Heart

    Ghostly encounters and spooky spectrums: A Civil War ghost gets a second chance in Haunt My Heart

    Ghost scripts in Haunt My Heart: Love letters from the other side

    Supernatural weapons and magical battles: Behind the scenes of war in Haunt My Heart

    Virginia is for lovers. Haunt My Heart heats up Fredericksburg

    Haunted Objects and Horrifying Hexes Haunt My Heart

    A souvenir turns out to be much more in Haunt My Heart

    Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

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    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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  • #8Sunday Sentences from Haunt My Heart: Some days, nothing goes right.

    This week’s selection is from Haunt My Heart, which is available on AMAZON now in e-book, print and FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Haunt My Heart is the story of a hexed Civil War soldier who gets a second chance at life and love after he’s freed from a fetter in modern-day Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    Our heroine, Sarah, is in a tight spot. Have you ever been in a situation you didn’t know if you’d get out of? Comment below :D

     

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    Thinking of that led her straight down the squirrel path in her mind to their night together. Or few hours, if she wanted to get technical. She’d had the best sex of her life with a virtual stranger and was now a prisoner with her supposed ghost lover in the back of a Men-in-Black car being taken to a secret government location.

    Yeah. That seemed about right.

    What she wouldn’t give to have Ellie here right now. She’d have this mess sorted in no time. Sarah fingered the necklace around her throat.

     

    That’s all until next week, folks. Thanks for visiting.

    Click on the WeWriWa link to check out the other participating authors. So many tasty samplings!

    Want to read? You can get Haunt My Heart here: Amazon Kindle     


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    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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    Haunt My Heart

    Lisa Medley

    Genre: Paranormal Romance

    Publisher: Big Cedar

    Date of Publication: January 5, 2015

    ISBN: 978-0-9908856-03

    Word Count: 68K

    Cover Artist: Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs

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    Book Description:

    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.
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    About the Author:

    Lisa has always enjoyed reading about monsters, and now she writes about them, because monsters need love too.

    She adores beasties of all sorts, fictional as well as real, and has a farm full of them in her southwest Missouri home, including: one child, one husband, two dogs, two cats, a dozen hens, thousands of Italian bees and a guinea pig.

    She may or may not keep a complete zombie apocalypse bug-out bag in her trunk at all times, including a machete. Just. In. Case.

    Website http://lisa-medley.com

    Twitter https://twitter.com/lisamedley

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    Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+LisaMedley/

    Amazon Author Page www.amazon.com/author/lisamedley

    Facebook Fan Page https://www.facebook.com/lisamedleyauthor

    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7824406.Lisa_Medley


  • Lost & Found: A souvenir turns out to be much more in Haunt My Heart

    This week’s selection is from Haunt My Heart, which releases on January 5, 2015. Haunt My Heart is the story of a hexed Civil War soldier who gets a second chance at life and love after he’s freed from a fetter in modern day Fredericksburg, Virginia.

    It all starts when Sarah finds a ring on the grounds of Chatham Manor after a night of ghost-hunting. She takes home much more than a souvenir.

    Excerpt from Haunt My Heart:

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    Ellie opened the driver’s side door, and Sarah waited for her to crawl across the seat of the old Mustang and pop the passenger-side lock. The broken power locks were one of many deficiencies in the classic car. Sarah retrieved her betraying phone from her pocket and powered it up as Ellie shuffled about inside the car.

    As she checked her phone display, a glint of light on the ground to her right caught her eye. Aiming her screen at the ground like a flashlight, she bent low and searched for the source of the flash. Just as she began investigating, though, she heard the lock pop, and Ellie pushed the door open. The door hit Sarah in the head, knocking her to the cold, hard ground.

    “Sorry,” Ellie said, scrambling to catch the door before it slammed closed again.

    Sarah mumbled a few choice obscenities and rubbed her head. She reached down and ran her finger over something half-buried in the ground.

    “What is that?” Ellie was hanging out the car, her body stretched across the seats.

    “I don’t know.” Sarah turned the flashlight of her phone up to full beam and picked at the object in the frozen turf. “Do you have a pen or something?”

    Ellie scuffled around inside the dark, rolling landfill that was her car—the interior lights long burned out—and produced a screwdriver instead. “Will this work?”

    Sarah took the offered screwdriver and dug at the buried treasure. After breaking it free from its cold grave, she examined it by the light of her cell phone. “It’s a ring.”

    “Let me see.”

    Ellie scrambled back into the driver’s seat. Sarah joined her in the car, then shut the door against the cold.

    “Hold the light,” Sarah said, digging a Kleenex from her coat pocket to clear as much of the mud from the ring as possible.

    The ring remained caked with mud, which filled the engraved edges, but the stone cleaned off easily enough. The set, a square cut black onyx, glinted. The cold metal of the band warmed in her hand.

    “You know what that is, right?” Ellie asked.

    “A ring?” Sarah couldn’t keep the sarcasm from her voice, not after the night she’d had.

    “An artifact.”

    “No. Someone just lost a class ring. Like one of the sorority girls.”

    “Does that look like a woman’s ring? No. No is the answer. That is a man’s ring. An officer’s ring or something. That could be a real-life, true-blue Civil War artifact.”

    “I doubt it. And if it is, we’ll return it. This is a national park. There are rules.”

    “I say finders keepers. Let me see it better.”

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    Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

    HauntMyHeartFinal (533x800) - CopyBook Description:

    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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  • Supernatural weapons and magical battles: Behind the scenes of war in Haunt My Heart

    What if the Powers-That-Be used supernatural weapons and magic in battle to achieve their objectives? Think what an advantage a power such as foresight would be. Generals could know ahead of time what the result of their course of action might me and adjust accordingly.

    In Haunt My Heart, just such a system is in place.  And it’s not new. Presidents have employed such tactics since Washington’s reign. President Lincoln resurrected the practice in the mid 1800s to help the Union win the Civil War by forming and empowering a secret Masonic sect called the Brothers of Peril.

    The BOP’s mission was to consort with proven witches and other supernatural entities to affect the outcome of the Union General’s campaigns against the Confederates to their advantage. One liaison who worked on behalf of the Union and communicated directly with one witch in particular was James ‘Tanner’ Dawson, the hero of Haunt My Heart.

    When things go awry between Tanner and Sylvia, the witch, Tanner is hexed and his spirit is trapped in a fetter (a haunted object). Doomed to an eternity in Purgatory, Tanner’s only hope is to find true love to break the hex.

    Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

    HauntMyHeartFinal (533x800) - CopyBook Description:

    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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  • Fallen and fettered in Haunt My Heart

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    The hero of Haunt My Heart is a ghost trapped in a fetter by a pissy witch. Tanner was a Civil War soldier and a supernatural liaison for the Brothers of Peril, a secret sect of the Freemasons. When he gets on the wrong side of one of his charges, he finds himself faced with an impossible choice.

    As a result, he’s hexed to an object that’s precious to him and condemned to a life of limbo unless he can find true love and break the hex.

    For more information on how to identify a fetter and more importantly, how to exorcise one, I asked Alexandra Chauran, a second-generation fortune teller and professional psychic intuitive from the Seattle area for some advice.

    Thanks for joining us today, Alex! Have you ever encountered a fetter? What was the object?

                A fetter is a prison or a home for a spirit, and can be thought of as a haunted object. Cursed objects don’t have to be haunted fetters, but they can be. Cursed objects can also contain energy, elementals, tulpas or egregores. That’s fancy witch speak for “things that go bump in the night.” I’ve encountered fetters and cursed objects. Most often, I encounter fetters that are actually positive in nature. For example, a watch or a locket associated with the energy of the spirit of a loved one who had passed. Less commonly, I’ll find objects that have become repositories for negative energy or that have been used to entrap entities that do not want to be trapped, such as a crystal used to cage an earth elemental, or a jawbone that was used to contain a ghost.

    How did your client know there was a spiritual problem with the object?

                People usually know because either they are the people who created the problem with the object by messing around with various magic, or because they received the object from a magical practitioner who outright told them it was cursed. For example, one person received a necklace from a pissy witch who later told her that the necklace was cursed after the woman’s daughter noticed her hair was falling out!

    Under what circumstances can/do spirits become trapped in objects?

                Spirits can voluntarily move into an object if invited. This is sometimes how a person might feel close to a beloved deceased grandma when wearing her heirloom ring. However, trapping a spirit in an object is pretty heavy duty magical business. It involves an experienced and competent magical practitioner doing ritual procedures to command powerful energy with just the right equipment at just the perfect point in time. Talk about the complicated recipe from hell.

    What steps did you take to free the spirit?

                Destroying the object is usually the best course of action, and happily in most of my experiences people are happy to be rid of them. Some people choose to try to save the object, especially if it’s a valuable piece of jewelry, by verbally releasing the spirit and cleansing the object through methods such as sage smudging, temporary burial, passing the object through fire, packing the object in salt, or washing it. These processes are sometimes called exorcisms.

    How did you know it was gone for good?

                The relief that happens afterwards for everybody involved is palpable! Trapped spirits are not happy spirits. Have you ever walked into a home where two people were fighting and felt the tense energy that made you just want to disappear? Imagine the relief you’d feel if those people stopped fighting and were loving and all the energy of the home was loving and calm again. In some cases, the spirit will stick around and be thankful. In other cases, the spirit will make a hasty retreat and some sensitive people can sense its departure as a chill in the air or even by seeing the ghost. I typically perform divination such as a pendulum dowsing or crystal ball reading to confirm everything is good, but that’s because I’m addicted to fortune telling.

    Any other advice for dealing with a fetter?

    Don’t just throw away the object and possibly scare the garbage man or give it away to somebody unsuspecting by tossing it into a donation bin.  Even if you’re trying to convince yourself that it’s all in your head, that’s not a nice thing to do to somebody else if you happen to be right about the object being cursed or haunted. There are plenty of witches and psychics out there, myself included, who are happy to receive cursed objects by mail if you simply ask nicely. Also, don’t let anybody tell you that it costs a lot of money to remove a curse. From what I’ve explained to you, you can see that it’s pretty easy to take care of the problem yourself for free. Yes, it’s hard to trap spirits against their will effectively using magic, but it’s much easier to set them free. Everything is trying to return to its rightful place. The universe seeks its balance.

    Need psychic advice? You can find Alex at Earthshod.comTwitter and Facebook.

    Find Alex’s book, Have You Been Hexed? Recognizing and Breaking Curses here: Amazon Nook 

    Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

    HauntMyHeartFinal (533x800) - CopyBook Description:

    A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

    Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

    Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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