The Passionate Writer Blog Post – February 10, 2015
Leave a comment on today’s blog for a chance to win a copy of The Widow’s Walk!
On today’s blog, I am thrilled to feature the prolific author, Carole Ann Moleti. She is the author of several titles, including the recently published The Widow’s Walk. A writer of paranormal and urban fantasy, Carole Ann has also co-authored Bites: Ten Tales of Vampires and Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts. As a further example of her illustrious achievement, Carole Ann has co-authored the Not Your Mother’s Book series.
KH: Welcome Carole Ann Moleti!
CM: Thanks for having me today, Kim!
KH: What is the heat level and genre of The Widow’s Walk?
CM: The Widow’s Walk is a paranormal romance with spicy love scenes.
KH: Tell us what the inspiration was behind your novel.
CM: I believe in a past life I lived in Victorian times and am fascinated with that time period. I also find Cape Cod, with all its history and natural beauty, to be the perfect setting for a romance novel. And there are lots of ghosts on the Cape. So, I just put it all together for this series.
KH: Historical time period, ghosts, Cape Cod . . . this book sounds intriguing. What will readers love most about the hero and heroine of The Widow’s Walk?
CM: Mike is the kind of sweet, lovable guy that you’d just love to hang out with over a beer and jaw about life. Liz is incredibly strong and a dedicated, loving mother. But both of them are pushed to their limits by their ghosts.
KH: Do you have a favourite moment or scene from your book that you would like to excerpt or share here?
Mike and Liz Keeny are newlyweds, new parents, and the proprietors of the Barrett Inn, an 1875 Victorian on Cape Cod, which just happens to be haunted. By their own ghosts. The Inn had become an annex of Purgatory, putting Mike, Liz, and their infant son in danger. Selling the historic seaside bed and breakfast was the only answer, one that Liz and her own tortured specter refused to consider. Were they doomed to follow the same path that led to disaster in their previous lives? Was getting out, getting away, enough?
Here’s an excerpt: Silk rustled as she ran her hands over the dress. The lavender scent deepened as Elizabeth swirled around inside. Her mind went numb as the ghost took control. She slipped out of her clothes and stood naked in front of the mirror. She put up her hair, preening for her husband, before she stepped into the middle of the deep green skirts and pulled them up over her waist, slipped her arms into the sleeves, and twisted them behind her back to fasten the buttons. She used the buttonhook to do up the shoes, then peered out into the hallway. Liz bundled the sweat suit into her arms, along with the soap and paper goods, and hurried to the attic door. It wasn’t until she placed her hand on the banister and started up the steep staircase to the roof that Elisabeth’s needling eased. Like an addict in the throes of withdrawal, just the promise of being up there, her spirit communing with the long lost sea captain, offered relief.
KH: Now I am dying to know what goes on up in the attic! Which brings me to my favourite question on The Passionate Writer’s blog: what 3 words would best describe your book?
CM: A Second Chance.
KH: Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?
CM: I’d love to give away a copy of The Widow’s Walk at random to one of my readers who leaves a comment on the blog.
KH: That’s a fantastic idea. Readers should make sure they leave you their name and email, so that you have the information needed to send a copy to the lucky winner. On a final note, I am sure readers will want to know where they can get their hands on a copy of your book, and also view your other published titles.
CM: The Widow’s Walk is available for purchase at: http://www.amazon.com/Widows-Walk-Carole-Ann-Moleti-ebook/dp/B00PHYCLHY.