This is the release of my supernatural romantic suspense novel. I say supernatural because it’s not your vampire/werewolf read. It’s a ghost story with a twist, but it mostly reads like a romance. You like the occult? There are some elements of that going on in this book, with a tidbit of horror, the creepy kind that makes your hair stand on end.
In full disclosure, I first released this book under “Destiny’s Last Chance” last July, and after some feedback, I pulled the book so it could get an overhaul. And trust me, it got an overhaul, with the introduction of a new character, a different spin on the mansion where the main character works, along with a more tightened up romance between Kit and Dwight. Even the ending is extended.
All in all, the book has a more broadened feel to it, with Kit doing more action-oriented activities than the more reactive role she took on in the first book. Let me tell you, I did some major work on this book, removing over fifteen thousand words. It didn’t seem as bad when I looked at the actual number removed, but try creating new scenes, new plot lines, smoothing in the new with the old … Needless to say, I got a grip on it all and got it together, and in the end, came out with an even more solid book. Readers are liking it a lot.
This book came about as an inspiration from a dream I had near the end of 2014. In the book Kit starts having dreams about an old classmate. I did too–very simple, straight, to the point–no action, just the vision of the person. Of course this book is a work of fiction, but there are several elements of truth in this book.
For giggles and grins, I’ll do a list of fact, and then I’ll do a list of fiction:
- I had a dream about an old classmate
- He died in a car accident soon after graduation
- We attended the same church throughout high school
- The church was a Catholic church
- The classmate truly had a whispery, high-pitched laugh that I can still hear in my mind
- The classmate was an adept artist
- In 4th grade, the classmate sat behind me, drawing all the time–one day he sketched a copy of the cover of my library book, Helen Keller
- He was a star football player
- A psychic female friend from high school and I did a phone session, channeling this classmate that I dreamt about–he “spoke” to us.
- There really was the one girl in school that people avoided (even in grammar school they avoided her).
- When I was a little girl, an old lady gave me a crystal rosary that belonged to her husband. She never had kids. I still have the rosary!
- I’m a coffee addict, and sweets are my downfall
- I really own a VW Beetle
- There never was a romance between me and the classmate that appeared in my dream (we ran in completely different circles
- The classmate never went out on a date with the strange girl in school for any reason
- I’ve never lit a candle to a patron saint in a church
- No one in my family owns a beautiful old mansion, nor did I ever spend time in one growing up
- I’ve never lived in an historical district
- I’ve never experienced paranormal activity of any kind
- The classmate, to my knowledge, never received a scholarship to college for football
- I’ve never had to choose between two people in a romantic situation
- Of course, the setting, people, and happenings are ALL fiction!
If you have purchased Destiny’s Last Chance and would like a copy of this new book, please let me know. I don’t want readers angry because they’ve purchased similar books. If you do read this new version and can leave a review on Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads, that would be most appreciated!