Secret codes and magic texts in Haunt My Heart

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On Tuesday I shared a bit about the fictitious Brothers of Peril and the grimoire Tanner, the hero of Haunt My Heart,  was responsible for encoding during the Civil War. The book was double coded so that if it were to ever fall into the wrong hands, it would be useless to the enemy without the final code key.

The coded key remained in Tanner’s memory. And Tanner was long dead. A hundred and fity years dead. Yet, the book remained: a ticking time bomb in public view at Chatham Manor in modern day Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Did you know President Lincoln actually wrote several messages in code and used the telegraph to communicate his orders to his commanders during the Civil War? The messages were so well encoded by the cipher-operators that they remained untranslatable by the Confederates to the end of the war. 

Sarah Knight, the heroine of Haunt My Heart, is a web developer and writes computer code for a living. Not quite the same as Lincoln’s messages perhaps, but her love for code and cryptography leads her to try to unravel the mystery of a book written in invisible code, which might be the key to her heart as well.

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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