#8Sunday from 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.

This is the first eight of the story:

HauntMyHeartFinal (533x800) - Copy“Hurry up, Sarah. We’re going to miss the ghost!”

Sarah Knight rolled her eyes in the cold December darkness, but trotted after Ellie’s bouncing flashlight beam. Sarah’s heels crunched through the frozen topsoil as she crossed the lawn, and she worried about the damage being done to her only pair of sensible work shoes. Ellie had failed to mention this would be on an outdoor excursion.

Ellie had been dragging her out on girls’ nights against her better judgment since they graduated from college. Last month, they’d gone to a mixed martial arts fight, complete with blood, screaming and more than one missing tooth. And that had been the spectators.

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

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Want to read? 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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37 Responses to #8Sunday from Haunt My Heart

  1. Like the humor in this–the description of the spectators.

  2. Avatar historysleuth1
    historysleuth1 says:

    Great 8 and I love the story premise! Did you mean to have something at the end of this sentence? It seems like it’s been cut off

    Ellie had failed to mention this would be on an outdoor …..

  3. That first sentence struck me. She’s actually excited to see a ghost? That’s different, yet good. Nice snippet!

  4. I love the premise of this story! Ghosts and the Civil War are two of my favorite things.

  5. Love the way you jumped right in to the action and setting. Everyone needs a friend like Ellie!

  6. Liked, Tweeted, Pinned, and G+’d.
    Well written 8!

  7. lol – the first line and the last – and everything in between was great.

  8. Absolutely loved it. Can’t wait for more.

  9. Intriguing premise and I enjoyed the excerpt very much. Your book will get the New Year off to a good start, I can tell!

  10. Avatar daezarkian
    daezarkian says:

    Great 8, Lisa, and I LOVE that last line! =D

  11. This is such a great snippet, easy to read and really interesting content. Love it.

  12. Oh, wow. Love the premise!

  13. How practical to worry about her shoes. Her friends sounds a little dangerous–keep looking for adventure until it finds you!

  14. Oh, I definitely want to get this book when it comes out. I love the story idea. Also, love your header! I’m a big cemetery fan. 🙂

  15. Avatar Karen Michelle Nutt
    Karen Michelle Nutt says:

    Enjoyed the snippet. Love a good ghost story. 🙂

  16. ” Sarah’s heels crunched through the frozen topsoil …she worried about the damage being done to her only pair of sensible work shoes…” Great detail!

  17. Sounds like there’s a lot Ellie doesn’t share in advance about girls’ night! Thanks for sharing, great to see you again.

  18. Ha..I can almost hear her thinking “here we go again”. Great snippet

  19. Interesting snippet. The ghost hunt sounds like fun! I like how one friend is really into it while the main character isn’t.

    Keep smiling,

  20. Avatar burnsmillie
    burnsmillie says:

    You captured me…I’m looking forward to finding out what kind of trouble these two get into!