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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Guest Post/Giveaway: Rosanna Leo, author of The Selkie


The Selkie
Rosanna Leo

This was supposed to be her year. However, after losing her job and discovering her fiancĂ© cheating, Maggie Collins has her doubts. When her grandmother dies, she hits rock bottom. Maggie travels to her grandmother’s home in Orkney, Scotland to sort through her gran’s things, only to discover the old woman has left her a seal pelt as her inheritance. She also learns that others are after the pelt.

To add to her frustration, Maggie’s dreams are filled with luscious images of a long-haired man, images that draw her to the magical beaches in Orkney. Although she’s lost her trust in men, this dream man inspires her with a lust she’s never known before.

Calan Kirk has also been dreaming. Dreaming of Maggie, the mortal woman who arouses him as no other woman ever has. Meeting her in the flesh when she arrives in Orkney is nothing short of spontaneous sexual combustion. But she is a human, and not to be trusted. He needs the seal pelt, not a red-haired temptress.

As a thief ransacks Maggie’s grandmother’s house, Maggie and Calan are thrust together. They must search for the animal skin, a mythical relic which once found, will either bring them together or rip them apart forever.

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GUEST POST
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Want a “supernatural” husband? Think again.


I am so happy to be here again on Fictional Candy! Yay! Many thanks to the lady Liz. And to be here for Hallowe’en is even better because this is by far my favorite holiday in the calendar. A day full of ghosties and vampires and ghouls. Awesome.

Or is it?

For any of you who know me, you’ll know I tend to write paranormal romance. And like any other lover of the genre, it’s because I am entranced by the idea of ending up with a buff, sexy supernatural lover on my arm…or other chosen appendage.

Weeeelll, let me say this. I am married to a wonderful man. And in a way, he fulfills the criteria of being a supernatural dude.  He has a special ability.

You guessed it. My husband sees dead people.

He’s not a full-blown psychic; it’s not on his resume. He’s a banker. However, my man has been having visions of the dead for many years now. It started when he was a baby. His parents used to drive by a cemetery on the way home. Hubby would sit in the back of the car and point to imaginary people in the graveyard and talk about the men and ladies there.

Chills.

And now that he’s an adult, he’s “communicated” with all sorts of dead family members. A psychic once told him it’s because of his Irish blood. Those Irish seem to have a direct channel to the paranormal world! As a practical Italian, it can be scary stuff!

Lately, hubby has informed me of a spirit man who wanders through our bedroom. I love knowing that…especially when I’m home alone.

Anyway, those preternatural guys can be fun in the books, but you may want to ask a few probing questions of your next date before you marry the guy:

1)    Do the dead visit you? Are they scary dead folk?
2)    Why do you keep looking over your shoulder when there’s nothing there?
3)    Are any of your pals invisible?

These questions should be able to help you determine if you’re going forward in that relationship!

Happy haunting!

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Thanks for the terrific post, Rosanna! Definitely perfect for the spooky season! :)  On top of that, Rosanna is awesomely offering a copy of The Selkie up to one lucky winner.  Could it be you?  Just enter the Rafflecopter, and comment with an answer to the question: 
Happy Halloween!  Do you have any ghostly experiences?  Please share!


Other Rosanna Leo Posts:



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61 comments:

  1. Can't say that I've had encounters but I've definitely gotten the vibe a few times.

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  2. I haven't had any but my mom has had a few a long time ago. She said she saw my father's grandma's ghost appear to her twice. The first time my mom saw it, she said that my great-grandmother talked to her.

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  3. No ghostly experiences for my. Thanks though for the hints of what to ask a date.

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  4. Hi Debra! I hear ya- I prefer to keep my ghost encounters to a minimum! Thanks for visiting.

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  5. It's actually nice that so many can connect with dead family, Elizabeth...I'm just not one of those types! And happy to be so! Thanks for visiting. :)

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  6. Kristin, the vibe is as close as I want to get!! Thanks for stopping by today!

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  7. Not a gift I would want. CHills!!!!

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  8. Great article. Love your book cover and enjoyed the blurb. I haven't actually seen the dead, but I've felt my stepfather's spirit in the house. We live in what was once my mother's and his home. I often hear strange noises, look around and nothing's there. I've heard my kitchen cabinet doors open and close. He lived in the kitchen as much as my mom did, so I feel he's right here with us. Am I afraid? Not really. I think he'd prefer to hug me than harm me....Tabs

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  9. ooh.. great post!! A friend if mine says that she sees ghosts. She gets quite emotional about it, but it freaks me out.... but I love it!!

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  10. We occasionally have creepy things happen in our house. Mostly things falling in empty rooms or moving.

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  11. Don't really have any ghostly tales. But I do like the merfolk. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. How spine-tinglingly awesome! This was a great blog post, Rosanna - thank you for sharing it. Is your hubby's ability going to - or has it - shown up in one of your books?

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  13. no ghostly experiences :( but I have had my eye on this one! thanks :)

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  14. I don't have any ghostly experiences. I have those unexplained spine tingly moments where it feels like something or someone is there, but nothing that I can pinpoint and it's never anything creepy or threatening.

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  15. There is a ghost in my parents home growing up my sister and I had experiences with him.I saw him once and heard him many times, he pushed my sister down as she was walking down the hallway, the end of the couch lifted up a little and was dropped while my dad was laying on it .We were never scared he was just someone we lived with lol.

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  16. OMG Wanda...I'd be super scared! Thanks for sharing. Whew!

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  17. I get those too sometimes Cathy. And can live without them! Thanks for joining in!

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  18. Thank you Sharon! Glad you approve!

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  19. Hi M! Great question! I think I'll leave hubby out for now, but have been thinking of doing a psychic heroine...could be fun. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. Thank you for joining in, Sherry! Glad you could be here.

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  21. Hi Jyl! That is creepy. That's when I turn the TV on really loudly and try to ignore the noises! Thank you!

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  22. Hi Naomi! Thank you, I'm quite fond of that 6-pk as well! ;) Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi Tabitha! Sounds like a great occurrence. It is nice to think our loved ones are still around in some way. Thanks so much for coming out today.

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  24. Hi Delphina! So glad you could come!! Thanks so much!

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  25. thanks for the fun post and giveaway! No spooky experiences :) Other than what I read!

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  26. No ghostly encounters for me....I'm boring and apparently the house I live in is boring too.....sigh


    Thanks for the giveaway

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  27. Megan Riverina RomanticsOctober 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    I haven't really had any encounters with ghosts other than the basic Ouija board experience that you have as a kid.

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  28. I'm not sure if it is a ghost or what, but if random cups and mugs from my kitchen don't start disappearing I'm going to scream!

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  29. Lol - yes, those are good questions to ask before you marry someone. I wish I had a ghost in my house.

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  30. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    I wish I had a maid in mine ;) Thanks for coming by!

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  31. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    That would be freaky!

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  32. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Those things scare the piss out of me! I had one when I was a teen, and *never again*!

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  33. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    I thought I had one, but now I'm not sure - unless it went away. Either way, I'd take boring and ghost free any day!

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  34. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    Hey Erin! :) Thanks for coming by! I think no spooky experiences might be a good thing!

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  35. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:30 AM

    I would be terrified if it had enough strength to push someone or lift a couch!

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  36. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    LOL I agree with Rosanna, I definitely could live without those!

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  37. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    Good luck Sharon!!

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  38. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:31 AM

    oooh, that was a good question! :) Thanks for coming by!

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  39. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Good luck Sherry!

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  40. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    That would definitely freak me out!

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  41. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    I would love it, as long as it was somewhere else and not my house lol. And yes, I could definitely handle looking at that six pack more!

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  42. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    If you are going to have a ghost around the house, I definitely think one you loved and cared for would be the best way to go :)

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  43. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    Ditto!

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  44. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    haha! Thanks for coming by!

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  45. Liz @ Fictional CandyOctober 28, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    Thanks for coming by!

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  46. My best friends house is way haunted. Chairs are always being scooted around, random stuff falls over, doors slam for no reason, it's incredibly creepy.

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  47. None, and i´m happy for it *phew* I´d crap my pants if anything happened, it´s scary enough reading about it, =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!
    //Linda

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  48. Hi Erin! Better that way! Thanks.

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  49. You're welcome Maria. Boring can be good!! LOL. Thanks for coming.

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  50. Ooh, Megan- you're braver than I am! LOL. Thanks for coming today

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  51. Alicia, I'd set a pot of coffee out for that ghost! Thanks for playing!

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  52. Hi Christy. LOL- glad you liked the questions! Thank you.

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  53. Hi Brittanie. I am sooo not envious of that friend! Yikes. Thanks for visiting us.

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  54. Hi Linda! I would totally do the same thing! LOL. Thanks for visiting.

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  55. I fully believe in spirits visiting. My husband's parents passed when they were young. My son has said he's talked with both of them. That his grandpa goes golfing with him and daddy and his grandma comes and talks to him.........and we hadn't introduced them in pics to him yet....... yeppers........... he pointed them out to US

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  56. My mother insists that her house is haunted, and stuff randomly disappear from my place every time my parents visit . . . I'm trying very hard to not be a believer but it is getting harder and harder ;)

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  57. No ghostly experiences personally, but I have an aunt who has seen a strange man in her house, and an ex-boyfriend who saw something in the basement of an old theatre.

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  58. Wow Tobi- that is incredible! What a story. Thanks so much for visiting me!

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  59. Ooh, Shawny Jean...I don't think I like either of those stories!! Scary! Thanks for sharing and visiting!

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  60. No! Not really... I'm afraid of almost anything but I like a good ghost story or horror movies with ghost! Thanks for this chance, the book looks and sounds good!

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  61. I personally haven't experienced any, but I know people who have. Their stories are chilling and exciting all at the same time. Spooky stuff. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!!

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