#8Sunday from Haunt My Heart: Who you gonna call?

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.

My eight is a selection from the chapter one ghost hunt. Sarah and Ellie arrived late. Allen, the ghost hunt leader, is frustrated when he learns that it’s been Sarah’s phone setting off the EMF detector and not the ghost they’ve been hunting.

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Allen relented, hanging his head, eyes closing briefly as he steeled his patience, most likely deciding any further disturbance of his ghost hunt wasn’t worth it. He handed Sarah’s detector to the grandma. “Before we continue, does anyone else have any devices still powered on? Of any kind? Phone? iPod.” He gave Grandma a second look. “Pacemakers?”

Grandma shook her head no and no one else fessed up to any rule violations. Embarrassed, Sarah wanted to leave. But by the way Ellie coveted her Anomaly Detector like it was the One Ring, she knew there would be no bailing.

 

 

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Want to read more? Haunt My Heart is coming January 5, 2015 in ebook and print. Read a sneak peek here: Haunt My Heart First Chapter

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A Civil War soldier is hexed and 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 in Fredericksburg, VA, 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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33 Responses to #8Sunday from Haunt My Heart: Who you gonna call?

  1. Oh fun– love the idea of the electronic devices giving a false reading. Did you get the idea from that ghost hunt you went on? Did they make you turn off your phones?

  2. What an intriguing idea! I will have to check out the book when it’s available! 🙂

  3. Loved the part about Grandma and the pacemaker!

  4. Oh wow, I love the premise. The eight is great, too. I’m definitely intrigued and adding it to my TBR. I’m a sucker for a ghost hunt…and an even bigger sucker for a witch’s hex 😀

  5. Glad Grandma doesn’t have a pacemaker. Fun snippet.
    You post title has the song running through my head now.

  6. oh cool, of course that stuff would mess up the signal! 🙂 well played!

  7. So, there’s a ghost waiting to be found by a twenty-first century heroine. Cool!

  8. This is such a cool premise! Very intrigued. Kudos to you on the Lord of the Rings reference! 😉 Great job!

  9. What a fun and delicious snippet. Thanks, Lisa. I’ll turn my pacemaker back on right now.

  10. OMG, I just heard of a woman’s pacemaker malfunctioning after going through a metal detector at the airport and killing her.—Anyway, I loved your snippet. Interesting, my grandfather used to live in Fredericksburg, VA. I know that area and there are definitely a few ghosts out there! 😉

  11. I’m hooked already! The premise is terrific and I like your style–I even like disliking Allen for his pacemaker comment. Excellent snippet! 🙂

  12. That was a great 8! Can’t wait for more, love the tone you’re setting 🙂

  13. LOL – he thought to check to see if Grandma had a pacemaker.
    Great 8.

  14. Don’t we all know the feeling of embarrassment when an electronic devise goes off at a moment it shouldn’t?

  15. Welcome aboard! Nice… who doesn’t love a ghost hunt? Nice work.

  16. If it’s so easy to get false positives, I think they need better equipment. 😉

  17. Avatar burnsmillie
    burnsmillie says:

    I’m loving this story, what a great bit of fun. Ghost hunting is really a blast : )

  18. Oops, love the way a phone upsets their well-laid plans. Great 8.

  19. She is doing everything wrong, I love that.

  20. Funny excerpt. Love the pacemaker bit and the one ring. 🙂

  21. Funny. Made me laugh. Awesome 8!

  22. Avatar siobhanmuir
    siobhanmuir says:

    LOL over the line about the One Ring. Great snippet, Lisa, and welcome. 🙂