Folks, let’s welcome my good friend and fellow Astraea Press author Nell Dixon.
Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog to talk about my latest release from Astraea Press. Lights, Camera, Poltergeist! will be my 21st title release! So a kind of coming of age.
For those who haven’t met me before my name is Nell Dixon and I’m a UK author based in the Black Country, a small region which is more or less dab bang in the middle of the UK. I write for a number of publishers in the US and the UK and have been fortunate enough to twice win the UK’s prestigious romance prize for category length fiction. I’m the only person to have won twice.
Lights, Camera, Poltergeist! Is set in Scotland and I thought it might be fun to tell you a bit of a fun fact about Scotland. Author, Bram Stoker, is said to have taken the inspiration for his novel, “Dracula,” from Slains Castle in Cruden Bay, which is wild and remote. Scotland has many myths and one is the selkie. This is a creature in the shape of a seal that can turn into a beautiful woman. On the fashion front, modern kilts have up to eight meters of material. A modern take on the kilt is to use leather, instead of traditional tartan.
Read more: Scottish Facts for Children | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_7908457_scottish-children.html#ixzz2GjACXj11
Here’s a little about Lights, Camera, Poltergeist!
Things don’t just go bump in the night, sometimes they throw tea cups!
As the presenter for Ghost Uk, the leading TV show investigating paranormal activity, Fae thought she’d seen it all. Until a Valentine’s Eve live show from Scotland’s Fingelly Manor upsets both her preconceptions and her love life.
And a wee taster!
John watched as she headed out of the room. Lately, it seemed he couldn’t say or do the right thing, where Fae was concerned. He wasn’t looking forward to the evening ahead of them any more than she was. Until Tim had sprung his hare-brained scheme for a live Valentine’s show on them, John had planned a very different kind of evening with Fae.
Tonight he should have been enjoying an intimate dinner with her at their favourite restaurant, hoping he could put some romance back into their relationship. Instead they were to freeze to death in a cavernous and dingy dining room with the rest of the production team. Worse still, that lecherous creep, Giles, would be ogling Fae at every opportunity.
The room seemed to be growing colder by the minute. The elderly woman finished her ministrations by the fireplace, and a dull orange glow filled the hearth, accompanied by lots of smoke.
The tech staff had gone from the corridor as John crossed the room to stand closer to the meagre fire. No doubt they had slipped off to the kitchen in an attempt to scrounge up more mugs of tea.
He was tempted to go join them, but he really wanted to finish setting up the lighting and placing the motion sensors first.
Silence hugged him like a shroud as he concentrated on tightening the final connection. His breath formed ghostly clouds in the chill air. The fire next to him offered no more heat than a candle.
A growing sense of unease forced its way into his senses, raising goosebumps on his skin. John lifted his head, certain he was no longer alone in the room. At first he couldn’t see the cause of the sensation.
A change in the shadows in the far corner of the room, next to a dusty case containing a long-dead fox, caught his gaze. A soft snicking sound followed, like a door being closed quietly. He blinked, unsure if he had imagined the momentary distortion in the oak panelling.
© Nell Dixon 2013
Lights, Camera, Poltergeist is available from all good etailers, including: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Camera-Poltergeist-ebook/dp/B00AW5JC9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357229745&sr=8-1&keywords=lights%2C+camera%2C+poltergeist
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lights-Camera-Poltergeist-ebook/dp/B00AW5JC9I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357229677&sr=8-1
And why not try Cue Me In? which also features Fae, John and the Ghost UK team? http://www.amazon.com/Cue-Me-In-ebook/dp/B005XSEQJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357038762&sr=8-1&keywords=cue+me+in
Great post, Nell. Lights, Camera, Poltergeist! sounds like a great story. And for Scotland …. certainly a wonderful place to visit. I’m sure there was a poltergeist in the guesthouse i used to work at years back!
The Uk is certainly rife with ghostly sightings, Iris.
My dream is to go to the UK, though i wouldn’t want to run into a ghost. Your story sounds wonderful!
Thanks Cathy, hope you get the chance to visit one day.
Love the taster! Another for the tbr pile!
Thanks Joleene, I hope you’ll enjoy the read 🙂