Virginia is for Lovers: Haunt My Heart heats up Fredericksburg


Haunt My Heart is set in modern day Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Why Fredericksburg? I knew I wanted to write a ghost story, and that the hero would be the ghost. I had no idea what was going to happen after that. I started Googling ghost stories and came upon the Lady in White ghost story at Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, VA.

After that, it all snowballed into a five page synopsis and then a 68k 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.

The businesses and locations in Haunt My Heart are fictionalized but based on my Google Maps streetview wanderings through the city’s downtown. I was even able to drive out of town, across the Rappahannock River and all the way out to Chatham Manor from the comfort of my writing cave. I stood on the virtual grounds of the national battlefield and looked back at Fredericksburg much as Tanner, the hero, would have.

If you’d like to visit some of the places which inspired Haunt My Heart, please visit my Facebook list here : Haunt My Heart FB

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

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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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