And I really like it.
It's called Stone's Ghost, and it's a modern day ghost story with a twist. Here's the blurb:
Matthew Stone doesn't believe in ghosts … until he meets one. He owns a successful business in Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the famed London Bridge that was brought over stone by stone and rebuilt over the Colorado River. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, a doting mother, and more money than he needs, but no time for stories about the ghosts who were transplanted from England with the famed bridge. When a chance encounter with a female ghost leads to unexpected friendship, Matt and the ghost are forced to rely on each other as they confront the pasts that haunt them.
In my next post, I'll reveal part of the cover. Gotta keep you guessing, right?
So here's the deal: I'm planning an online launch party. It's going to be July 26 all day long, and it's called the Friendly Ghost Party. I will host the party on a Facebook event page as well as my blog, and I'm hoping that other bloggers will join in and host on their pages, as well. If you're interested in taking part, you can sign up here:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044DA5AE2CA64-blog. I'll be posting a list of all the blogs that agree to host and encourage partiers to spill over and share the love. I'll share updates and news on the FB page and on Twitter, using the hashmark #friendlyghostparty.
I'll have a giveaway going on Goodreads, plus a couple of contests between Facebook and my blog. You all may know that FB does not allow contests, so we have to be slightly devious about it. What I'd love is for you all to post any photos you have that are ghost-related on the FB events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/142948992566792/ Let's see pics of scary ghosts, funny ghosts, dog and cat ghosts, even ghost food. As the photos are posted and the page gets longer, please scroll through and "like" your favorites. At the end of the day, the photo with the most likes will win, so encourage your friends to drop by and vote for your pic. (Prizes to be announced!)
The second contest will be here on my blog. On that day, July 26, I'd love to have everyone tell us a ghost story in the comments section. Please keep your post under 250 words, but your story can be real, fiction, fantasy, whatever. Stories told around campfires. Stories told in sofa-cushion forts when you were a kid. At the end of the day, I'll put all the names in a hat and pick a random winner for a prize.
And finally, in honor of the new book, the Kindle version e-book will be available for .99 for that day only. And, just for fun, I'm going to lower the price on every book in my back list to .99 for the day as well. I'll be posting links to make it easy for you.
What do you think? Sound like fun? I'll be posting more about it over the next several weeks. Stay tuned!