Today, our behind the scenes at the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor series continues with a guest post from Kate Pearce. Please welcome Kate!
When I was invited to participate in The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor collection I wondered what on earth I was going to write because for once the opportunities for fun were limitless. When you’re offered ghosts, and witches, and pixies it’s hard to choose.
I settled on the Tudor ghost who roams the castle seeking star-crossed lovers who need his help, and the rest followed on from there. Shorter works offer a great opportunity to try out something new. I wanted to write something light and funny rather like a nineteen forties movie/play with a lot of double takes and silly characters.
That’s how I ended up with A Ghost Of A Chance where two beautiful ditherers almost wreck the romantic plans of our hero, Edwin who is determined to make Violet DeLisle notice him—while she is busy dreaming of his terribly sweet, but terribly dim brother, Charlie.
They say it takes a village, but in this story it takes a ghost to sort things out, and show Violet what she’s been missing. I hope you enjoy reading this novella as much as I enjoyed writing it.
NYT and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a degree in history and barely escaping from the British Civil Service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer.
She is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance clichés. In her spare time she self publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance, and whatever else she can imagine. You can find Kate at her website at www.katepearce.com, on Facebook as Kate Pearce, and on Twitter as Kate4queen.
A Ghost of a Chance by Kate Pearce
Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She’s been in love with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.
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