I’m thrilled to welcome Sky Purington back to my blog. Today she’s focusing on The Georgian Embrace, the second book in her Calum’s Curse series and there’s more talk of ghosts. Welcome, Sky!
Thanks for having me over again, Shelley! I really enjoyed joining your Thursday 13 a few weeks ago.
Along my Bewitching Book Tour I’ve been sharing the inspiration behind my Calum’s Curse Trilogy. What would inspire me to write about three haunted houses? None other than my very own haunted Victorian. Built in 1901 by my husband’s great-grandfather, this house has always reported a great deal of paranormal activity. So at random blogs along my tour I’ve been sharing many of my experiences.
Ready to hear some more?
This time I’ll share a few recent events that took place over the summer. The first was witnessed by both my husband (a skeptic) and I. Unlike most of the strange occurrences, this happened in the early afternoon versus at night.
We were home alone and had just come in from the pool when I noticed that the washing machine lid was up. I know what you’re thinking. Perhaps I’d forgotten and left it up. Absolutely not. Know why? The washer was half full of water. The only way that can happen is if the lid is put down to begin with. I went out to the pool after my husband so I know he didn’t do it.
Then things got a little odder. Within two minutes of finding the lid up we started to head upstairs but stopped short when we smelled something amazing. That’s not so strange, right? Yet it was because it remained in one spot and was pretty strong. The area it filled was quite literally the size of a human. About eight seconds later it totally vanished. The interesting thing? It smelled like men’s cologne to me (spicy and masculine) and women’s perfume to my husband (flowery and feminine). And scratch the possible ‘debunk.’ Both our laundry detergent and fabric softener is scentless. Besides, the dryer hadn’t been turned on yet!
A few nights later I had my own experience as I often do at night on the third floor in my office. At another blog along my tour I chatted about the fairly consistent disembodied footsteps that sound at some point typically between 10 and 11 PM. (Yes, I’m a night owl.) Well, for the first time this particular evening the footsteps were far more intense. In fact, it sounded exactly like my husband (6’3, 195 lb’s) was running up the stairs! Alarmed, I raced to the door of my office only to find nobody there. Naturally, when I went downstairs to check on everyone, my husband and son were sound asleep. Wish I’d had my EVP (Electro Voice Phenomena) recorder out for that one!
Have you experienced any paranormal activity in your home? If so, please share. I love a good ghost story. *grins*
I hope you enjoyed hearing a few of my own true ghost stories. Be sure to join me on the rest of my Bewitching Book Tour to hear more!
CONTEST: Answer Sky’s question above or ask her a question and go into a draw to win an e-copy of The Georgian Embrace by Sky Purington. Winner drawn on Monday afternoon US time.
Calum’s Curse: Acerbus Lycan
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 234
Word Count: 77 K
Is it true love… or is the allure just another dimension of the Georgian’s embrace?
A man with a mission…
Paranormal investigator, Devin O’Rourke, is drawn to Isabel the moment he sees her ghostly image in a picture. While searching for proof of her existence, Devin finds himself in another time, danger lurking around every corner.
A woman in need of saving…
Eighteenth century, Isabel Savol, is on the run. With help from a friend, good fortune finds her sheltered and managing the construction of a house. When a handsome Irishman appears on her Georgian’s worksite one day, everything she thought she understood about reality vanishes.
Untapped desire ignites between Devin and Isabel as they struggle to stay one step ahead of the time-warping house caught in Calum’s Curse and the werewolf determined to finish the legacy it began.
Best-selling author, Sky Purington lives in southern New Hampshire with her son and husband. The written word has been her obsession from the very beginning. Purington writes time-travel paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history.
From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy.
Enjoy strictly paranormal romance? Sky’s latest novels follow three haunted houses in New England and the sexy ghost hunters determined to make sense of them. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you’ll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart.
A Writer’s Mind Blog: www.skypuringtonwrites.blogspot.com
Sky’s Paranormal Blog: http://paranormalromancedeepdarkanddelicious.blogspot.com