A Civil War ghost hero for Veteran’s Day

manIn honor of Veteran’s Day and the upcoming release of Haunt My Heart, I’d like to introduce James “Tanner” Dawson, the hero of my ghost romance.

Writing a romance with a ghost for a hero was a challenge. As you can imagine, there were logistical and communication issues from the start. Thankfully, Tanner and I were equally persistent and determined to make things work. We were equally motivated. I needed to finish a novel and Tanner needed to become and stay corporeal after spending 150 years cursed to his Brother’s of Peril ring.

Tanner was a fictional Union lieutenant in the Civil War. The trouble began for him when he was stationed at Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1862 just as the U.S. Civil War was gearing up.

Tanner is fictional, but if you’d like to read about some real Civil War heroes, check out the Battle of Fredericksburg or the Fredericksburg Battlefield pages.

cushing photoHere’s a cool story of a real-life Civil War hero recently awarded the Medal of Honor 150 years after his valiant death in battle. Thanks to the persistent doggedness of one 92-year-old fan, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who died during the Battle of Gettysburg, was recognized last week by President Obama.

Read his story here:

A Civil War soldier is getting the Medal of Honor. This 94-year-old woman is responsible.


Want to read Haunt My Heart? Look for it 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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6 Responses to A Civil War ghost hero for Veteran’s Day

  1. Ahem. As I said on twitter, I love the snot out of this story. I actually may have dominated dinner conversation. My husband pointed out that my details about the brave Alonzo holding in his own intestines as he held the line might not have been entirely appropriate. Just maybe.

    Really looking forward to HAUNT MY HEART. I’ve only heard the first chapter a few months ago, but I remember it in detail. A good sign, right?

  2. Excellent book. Can’t wait for the release!