Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog to talk about Lights, Camera, Poltergeist! I’m so excited about this novella as it came about by readers requests.
My previous story, Cue Me In, led to lots of requests for another story featuring Fae and the Ghost UK team. This time though Fae and Flash are spending Valentine’s Eve in a spooky Scottish Manor house and everything is definitely not as it should be!
Here’s the backcover blurb:
Things don’t just go bump in the night, sometimes they throw tea cups!
As the presenter for Ghost
, the leading TV show investigating paranormal activity, Fae thought she’d seen it all. Until a Valentine’s Eve live show from UK ’s Fingelly Manor upsets both her preconceptions and her love life. Scotland
And a small excerpt:
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
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