Thursday, April 18, 2013

Caution! Researching Ghosts Can Lead To Sleepless Nights. #DecadentJourney #DecadentAuthors

Welcome to a fun celebration of Decadent Publishing!

   My journey with Decadent started with a ghost. Yep! That's right. A beautiful ghost that haunted an apartment where a handsome, yet tortured, hero lived. HEREAFTER (Book 1, Hauntings at Inner Harbor) is the first in a triology about a haunted Baltimore apartment building. The story has a very unusual twist to it, one that has surprised a lot of readers. And boy, do I love surprising readers! :) Researching ghosts and psychic abilities was a lot of fun. I watched almost every episode of "Ghost Hunters," trying to get my details right. I also read lots of ghosts books and blogs. Sometimes this got a little scary. Especially when I stayed up late when the rest of my family was asleep. But I liked getting scared! It helped me understand how someone who saw a ghost might feel.
   The generous folks and my fellow authors at Decadent have been so supportive. And now, I'm thrilled to announce that the second story in the series, ALTERED FREQUENCY (Book 2, Hauntings at Inner Harbor), will be releasing soon. It features a Baltimore DJ and a Baltimore policeman. I visited a local radio station to get a first-hand experience of what a DJ does. Talk about fun!!
   And to continue my journey at Decadent, it's time to finish my final revisions of the third story and get it submitted. My journey continues! Thanks, Decadent.

   When by-the-numbers accountant Rob Morrison, a skeptic of all things paranormal, moves into a new apartment and discovers it is haunted by the corporeal ghost of a beautiful woman, he musthastily reconsider his beliefs and revisit his painful past.
   With no memory of her time on earth, Angie Barsotti doesn’t understand why she’s compelled to visit the same apartment every night as a ghost caught between two worlds. If she’s to have a chance to move on, she needs to find the missing pieces of her life and death through the man who lives there…if only he’d believe in her.
   Together they struggle to find the truth about her death and stumble upon a very pleasurable way to time travel, hopeful they can prevent her death. But someone doesn’t want them to discover the truth. And if she’s human again, will she have any memories of her time as a ghost…and more importantly, will she remember the man who helped her find her way?

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Be sure to check out these Decadent authors who are sharing their Decadent Journey today on the Daily Dose of Decadent Blog . Thanks!!


Cate Masters said...

I didn't realize it was a trilogy! Yay - I loved Hereafter. :)

Joya said...

@Cate: Thanks so much for loving Hereafter! Yep, the apartment building *told* me there were more hauntings going on there, so I *had* to write two more. LOL. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Anonymous said...

Joya, you know I've got nothing but admiration for you. We're very happy to have you and hope you continue your journey with us for a long time to come.

Heather Bennett
Decadent Publishing

JoAnne Kenrick said...

I'm so psyched there's more to come - adored HEREAFTER, and your dedication and thorough research skills showed throughout your storytelling. :) I recommended the story to a lot of my ghost hunting buddies xx

Oh the lengths us authors will go to for a good story! hehe perhaps your next series could be one that involves lots of hunks? Now that might lead to some most excellent late night research sessions! hehe

Jessica E. Subject said...

I absolutely love unpredictable twists at the end of a book. Congratulations on your upcoming release! :)

Joya said...

@Heather: Awww! You ROCK as a publisher!! Decadent is great and I'm lucky to be one of your authors. Thanks for ALL of your wonderful support!

@JoAnne: hahahahaha!!! Love the idea of a series that involves "hunk research." LOL! Thank you so much for reading and recommending Hereafter. You are a prime example of how supportive Decadent authors are! xx

@Jessica:I agree! Twists are fun. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Kathryn Knight said...

Wow, glad to hear about these books - ghost stories are my favorite (both my TWRP novels are ghost stories) and I grew up in MD. I'll have to put them on my list :)

Hales said...

I love trilogies :P Can't wait to read more!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Great ghost story there. It's got a little touch of Demi Moore about it :) Glad you are a fellow author with DP

Unknown said...

I'm in awe of anyone who can pull of unusual twists and surprises. Congrats on your success!

Joya said...

@Kathryn-Soooo cool that you grew up in Maryland! Congrats on your ghost stories. Thanks for stopping by!

@Hales-I love trilogies (now), too!
LOL. Thanks!

@Writery-Yes, I think there is definitely an element of "Ghost" in this story...coming back to the place you left. That and "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir." I loved that show as a kid!

@Sara-You're right. Twists are a lot of fun to write. I knew the twist before I knew the rest of the story. Thanks!! :)