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Jan 082014
 

I’m so pleased. I priced my two short stories, “The Fat Cat” and “Dead People in Love”, free at every etailer except Amazon and Barnes & Noble, which don’t allow authors to price books lower than 99 cents. But Amazon has price-matched both stories now. Yay! (If you have a Nook, you should be able to get them from Kobo or Smashwords; B&N doesn’t price-match. Sorry.)

I plan on leaving them perma-free. It’s likely that sometime Amazon will take one or both off free and then put it on again, but right now, they’re free and I’m happy. 🙂

The blurbs are below. Click on the cover image and it will take you to the Amazon page; if you’d like a different store, click here for The Fat Cat, and here for Dead People in Love:

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Tory’s not a conventional witch…

Her life has turned upside down. A cat is talking to her. Her ex disapproves of her. And a sociopath who calls himself a magic man has stolen the souls of seven woman—including one of her best friends.

He’s a soul eater…

And Tory is his next target. He has the god of war on his side. She has something on her side, too: an old, flatulent and fat black cat.

**THE FAT CAT is a short paranormal romance-approximately 10,000 words. It was originally published in the 2011 charity anthology, ENTANGLED.**

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Some people will do anything for the perfect address…

Ghost therapist Cassie Taylor is hired to get rid of a ghost haunting an upscale Chicago condo. But the elderly resident doesn’t want her gentlemanly apparition to leave. She loves him and he loves her.

Too bad her grandson and his fiancée insist either the ghost goes – or she goes.

Too bad she’d signed the deed to the condo to her grandson to help him avoid inheritance taxes.

Too bad the fiancée has plans of her own.

Throw in a pretty neighbor, a dirty family scandal, and Cassie’s very new, very sexy and sometimes very grumpy husband, and anything can happen…even murder.

**This Haunted Hearts short story is a stand-alone sequel to Dead People. It’s approximately 12,000 words.**

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Have a wonderful January! No matter how crazy the weather is.

Happy pre-Holiday!

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Dec 202013
 

reviewertoppick2I feel like I’ve gotten a gift from Night Owl Reviews and reviewer Delanna! I have 5 Top Pick reviews that were posted yesterday! They are Hearts in Motion, Christmas at Angel Lake, Dead People, Dead People in Love, and Galaxy Girls.

What makes it something I needed is because the release of my next Rescued Hearts book, CRAZY, SEXY LOVE, will be delayed. I was planning to have it out in late December or early January, but I ended up making extensive revisions. I’m still revising, but it’s almost there. I should be sending it to a reader in a couple of days, and I’m much happier with the way it’s going. It’s different from other books I’ve written, but it’s also the same in some ways. The hero is a drummer in a band, and this will be my third book with a musician hero. I seem to be drawn to them. And of course, it has a rescue cat. 🙂

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My last bit of good news is that “The Fat Cat“, the short story from the charity anthology ENTANGLED, is up now. I’m putting it free where I can, but I had to put it for 99 cents at Amazon (and B&N, which won’t price it any lower). I’m waiting for Amazon to price match before I make an announcement. I haven’t even made a page for it on my Website yet, and I’ll do that as soon as I’m done with my revisions.

Here’s a quote from Delanna’s for Christmas at Angel Lake:
“This is a heartwarming story is so many ways. There is romance in bloom. The warming of a Grouch’s heart. The love of the pet you thought you saved which in turn saves you.”

In case I don’t post before the holidays, I hope yours is amazing!

Jan 092013
 

Miracle Pie 246x360Like all authors, I love to get 5 star reviews, but this review of MIRACLE PIE from Amy R at So Many Reads is special because of what she says in her last paragraph:

Whenever I am done reading a Miracle Interrupted story, I always feel a strong sense of hope. I highly recommend Miracle Pie to anyone looking for a miracle.

Actually I love the whole last paragraph – and the whole review – but the ‘sense of hope’ is something I want the reader to feel in every book I write, and it’s especially true in this book. It makes me happy to know I achieved my goal.

I”m also delighted that STARDUST MIRACLE has gotten a great review at Fresh Fiction by Sherri M. 🙂

My favorite author mention is by Julie Kenner! She’s listed STARDUST MIRACLE (which is still free!) on her Hump Day Books: Check out These New or Notable Reads (Jan. 9 edition)! post. I’m a fan of Julie’s books, and she’s nice as well as a terrific author. I only had time to check out one of the other books she listed, and I liked it so much I’m going to download it.

My last news is that a book club in Arkansas is reading DEAD PEOPLE. I’m delighted! I’ve thought that a book club might be interested in my Miracle Interrupted books, but I’m thrilled that they’re reading Cassie and Luke’s story.

Except for the grinding noise my computer made when I turned it on this morning, it would be a perfect day. (It only lasted a couple minutes, and I’m hoping it was just spitting out a cat hair.)

How are things going for you?

Good news!

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Jun 132012
 

I’ve been super busy. My book STARDUST MIRACLE is out now. I’m blogging about it at the lovely Delilah Devlin’s blog, and giving away a copy of Stardust Miracle to a commenter. All you have to do is say what you’d do if caught your husband/wife/love in a compromising position with another man or woman.

I’m also part of the Book Lovers Buffet with DEAD PEOPLE and DEAD PEOPLE IN LOVE. The buffet has links for more than 150 eBooks at 99 cents in different genres.

I’m busy writing my next book, tentatively titled MIRACLE LANE. I’m hoping to finish the first draft. I owe free books to readers who wrote reviews and let me know. If you’re one of them, I promise to get this out to you this week. My cat has been sick, and she just came home from the vet today, so I’m in a very good mood. 🙂

Right now life is good for me. How is it for you?

Jan 072012
 

I put Dead People In Love up for sale three days ago, and I’ve been so busy I’m first announcing it now. Dead People In Love is a short story sequel to Dead People. It’s 12,348 words. It features Cassie and Luke from Dead People, and it’s all in Cassie’s point of view.

It was a pleasure to get into Cassie’s mind again. I fell into her voice with the first line. Dale Mayer created the cover, and I think it’s perfect. Some of you might recognize the Chicago skyline. Here’s the cover, the blurb and a short excerpt:

Blurb

Some people will do anything for the perfect address…

Ghost therapist Cassie Taylor is hired to get rid of a ghost haunting an upscale Chicago condo. But the elderly resident doesn’t want her gentlemanly apparition to leave. She loves him and he loves her.

Too bad her grandson and his fiancée insist either the ghost goes – or she goes.

Too bad she’d signed the deed to the condo to her grandson to help him avoid inheritance taxes.

Too bad the fiancée has plans of her own.

Throw in a pretty neighbor, a dirty family scandal, and Cassie’s very new, very sexy and sometimes very grumpy husband, and anything can happen…even murder.

Excerpt

Cassie stared down the guy who was supposed to be her Happy Ever After and wanted to give him a good kick in the ass.

Sitting on a stool, holding his guitar as if it were a part of him, Luke Rivers stared back at her. Not giving anything away.

Neither was she.

“I’m going. You don’t have to come with me.” Standing in the middle of his tower studio in their pre-Victorian home, she took a quick glance around at his recording equipment, his guitars, the window with a view to the lake. The floor they’d made love on.

“Stay and brood about Erin’s visit with her mom.” She turned back to him. “I have a gig.”

He scowled. “Talking to a ghost.”

“That’s what I did before we married.” She looked up at the ceiling, as if their house ghost would appear any second. But, no, Isabel was probably gleefully eavesdropping on them, as if they were arguing just for her entertainment. “It’s what I do now. And it’s what I’m going to do, whether you come with me or not.”

Without waiting for a reply, she headed out of his studio.

“Where are you going now?” he called after her.

“To pack.” She stomped down the stairway to their bedroom on the second floor, not looking back.

“You think I’ll come after you?”

She still didn’t look back but she smiled. Yes, she did.

They weren’t on their honeymoon anymore. Not after seven months of living together. Five months of marriage. But they were still at the jumping-into-bed stage. Or the couch. Or the bathtub. Or the shower. Or the pier outside—until mosquitoes drove them indoors.

Sex wasn’t the best part about being married to Luke. Being loved and loving was. But Luke was as good at it as writing hit songs. So was she, as good at it as talking to ghosts. She’d like to say “taking them to heaven,” but she couldn’t get their own ghost to leave. Isabel said she was having too much fun watching them. A sad commentary on Isabel’s former life.

Cassie reached the landing when footsteps thundered down the steps behind her. She sauntered down the hall and could feel his gaze on her butt. Her butt was hard to miss, and lucky for her Luke didn’t want to miss it.

“I’ll go with you.” His voice was growly, like a bear that woke up in a bad mood. “I can look up some old friends in Chicago while you’re doing your ghost therapy thing.”

She whipped around and glared at his scowling face…then she smirked. “I knew you’d cave.”

His eyebrows lifted. And he did something that would surprise most of the people who knew him casually. He grinned. A grin that said it was great to be alive.

He took a giant step toward her.

She turned and ran. “Catch me if you can.”

If he didn’t catch her, she’d swing around and catch him instead.

She laughed from deep within her belly. Ghosts, sex and when they were in Chicago she wouldn’t have to cook one meal. Life was good.

Then she remembered Rose Bellington’s wobbly voice, telling her that she had to get rid of her condo ghost or her grandson was going to say she had dementia and put her in a nursing home.

A reminder that it wasn’t the dead people who did the worst things. It was the live ones.

Her laughter died. She knew all about being treated badly by the people who were supposed to love her. Making her feel that she was a freak. Unlovable and untouchable.

Two hundred years ago, she would’ve been the crazy relative locked in the attic.

Strong arms curled around her. “Got’cha! What happened? That was too easy.”

She twisted around and reached for his neck. “Hold me, Luke. Just hold me.”

His expression changed, his eyes gentling. Hugging her tightly, he rocked her. “Anytime, babe. Anytime at all.”

Her breasts flattened against his chest and her head smooshed against his shoulder. She breathed in his familiar scent and let it strengthen her, using it to stop tears from falling. Her self-pity changing to anger.

Raising her head, she gazed into his blue eyes that looked back at her with a mix of love and desire and caring. “What do you think about a man who’s trying to force his grandmother into a nursing home?”

“Huh?”

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Nov 142011
 


I’m on Kindlegraph! Which means I can digitally sign autographs. It’s very cool and doesn’t cost me or the reader anything. It’s easy to do, too. You can see my books at http://www.kindlegraph.com/authors/edieramer. Click on Request Kindlegraph and follow the instructions. You can look up your favorite authors to see if they’re on Kindlegraph. I couldn’t find books by Jennifer Estep, but I did find Cynthia EdenDale Mayer and Misty Evans.

My other news is that I finished the second revision of my novella, Mixing It Up. It’s a Galaxy Girls story. The main character is Ki, Phyrne’s aunt. Of course, pheromones are involved. 🙂 I sent Mixing It Up to a beta reader and will undoubtedly have to make more changes.

While I’m waiting to hear back, I can play catch up. I updated my newsletter subscriber list, signed on for Kindlegraph, will do filing, take the dogs for a walk, and do formatting. Notice what I put last? Not my favorite thing to do, but I’m determined to do it. Sometime this week – maybe tomorrow – I’ll start the short story that I’ll send to my newsletter subscribers for free. It’s a Haunted Hearts story, and will feature Cassie and Luke from Dead People. Joe the ghost, Cassie’s best friend, might or might not make an appearance. I discover these things as I write the book.

I suppose I should start talking about a book that Karin Tabke and I co-wrote and will self-publish. The book is ready. We’re waiting for the cover from the fabulous Laura Morrigan. We’ll probably get it at the end of the month or early in December. It’s a very fun book, nothing like either of us normally write. We both love it! In fact, Karin’s agent loved it, but we decided to go indie with it. I’m really looking forward to putting this out there.

What are you looking forward to?

Oct 302011
 

I’m interrupting the ghost story blogs to share fun news. I found out both of these by accident. Cattitude is #13 on an Indie Books – Paranormal Fiction list of favorites. It’s the first story I put up, and it’s still one of my favs. I’m glad other people feel the same way. Yay, for cat lovers! (Though I’ve gotten emails and reviews by readers who say they aren’t crazy about cats but they loved Cattitude book.)

I found out about Wattpad a couple months ago from author Trish McCallan, who writes hot  romantic suspense. Wattpad is a huge, online community where you can share your stories as you write them. Or, in my case, after I publish them. I’m posting 3 scenes a week. Before Trish published Forged in Fire, she posted excerpts on Wattpad and built up a following who were eager to buy the book when it came out. I finally joined a couple of weeks ago, putting up Galaxy Girls first and then Dead People. I found out that Galaxy Girls has been on the Hot list for paranormal-> science fiction stories since I posted the first scene. Right now, it’s #2 on the list. This is a happy surprise.

 

Oct 272011
 

Kate Sterling sent me her story. She writes great books and novellas. She also tells a good ghost story. Enjoy!

I’ve had a few strange encounters, but the most recent ones have taken place during the past three years that I’ve lived in my current apartment. The living room and kitchen seem to be this ghost’s favorite places.

In the living room, we’ve had numerous experiences of the TV going on and off by itself, and the volume being turned up without our intervention as well – the sound blasts while the green volume bars suddenly go across the screen when no one is touching the remote. A couple of the lamps in there also go off by themselves from time to time – and the bulbs aren’t burned out – I have to get up and turn the lamps back on.

In the kitchen, I was sitting at the table and suddenly a door stop began moving rapidly back and forth, even though there was no air on, and no one was near it. I was looking at it when it began to move, so I knew nothing had passed by it to make it move, but because my rational mind was having trouble processing this, I asked my daughter where the cat was. She said sleeping with her and had been for a while. Another incident in the kitchen – one that makes me think this is a friendly ghost – is when my daughter came into my room and thanked me for turning off the stove and moving her soup. I asked what she was talking about because I hadn’t done it. She said she fell asleep with soup on the stove, but when she got up in a panic to check on it, the stove was turned off and the pan had been moved to a different spot. I hadn’t touched it and neither had she – and we were the only two home. It was weird, but at least whoever/whatever moved it was looking out for our best interests.

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Like more ghost stuff? I’m at Coffee Table Reviews today, one of my favorite places. Cassie, my heroine from Dead People, is interviewing her best friend, Joe the former cop, who also happens to be a ghost. There are 2 giveaways!

Do you have a ghost story? Send it to edieramerbooks@gmail.com. I’m giving a free ecopy of Dead People (Haunted Hearts) to everyone whose story I post.

Oct 262011
 

I found four ghost stories in my gmail. The first two are shortish, so I’m sharing both. The first is from a fellow writer, Bonnie Dodge. Enjoy!

I’ve never had an encounter with a ghost, but the curator of our county museum has had several. The old building housing the county’s historical collections used to be a school. When you walk through the door, it’s like walking back in time as old books, old clothes, desks, and pictures greet you. Mychel loves her job there and says there is a ghost in the museum. After work each night, Mychel follows the same routine as she turns off lights, locks doors, and sets out the CLOSED sign. One morning when Mychel arrived to open the museum, she saw a row of lights on inside the building. The CLOSED sign that normally hung on a hook in the wall was crooked and hanging on a rounded projection instead of its regular hook. Thinking the president of the historical society, the only other person to have a key to the museum, had been in the building, Mychel called him only to find out that he had not entered the building, turned on the lights or moved the sign. Another time, a volunteer was in the basement when she heard a young man’s voice calling from upstairs. Once upstairs, she could find no one; the place was empty. Another time, tempted by the piano in the museum, a friend of Mychel’s sat down to play a few songs. While playing, she heard a man whisper, “Hi. I’m Mr. Braun.” Mychel’s friend stopped playing the piano and asked Mychel, “Who is Mr. Braun?” Mychel pointed to a picture on the wall. “That is Mr. Braun. He was a musician.”

Mychel says her ghost is not harmful, just playful. She starts every day saying hello to the ghost. She also tells him goodbye as she locks the door every night.

Thanks to Kris Phillips for this bonus story:

When I was about 6-years old I encountered a spirit in my sister’s room. I was sleeping in my sister’s room with her one night when I woke up to the sound of my dog barking staring into the corner of her room. I looked over at the corner where he was barking and there was nothing there. He whined and walked out of the room. I laid my head back down on the pillow to try to go back to sleep when I felt the bed shake. I sat up and there was a ghostly figure of a boy laughing and jumping on my bed. It scared me to death and I started screaming. My mother ran in and said I just had a nightmare and to go back to sleep. I know I was wide awake and not dreaming, but she did not believe me. My sister never saw anything. She slept through the whole thing. I never saw the little ghost boy again.

Do you have a ghost story? Send it to edieramerbooks@gmail.com. I’m giving a free ecopy of Dead People (Haunted Hearts) to everyone whose ghost story I post.

Oct 252011
 

Thanks to the talented Cindy Carroll for sending this ghost story that’s on the sweet side. I think Cindy could use this for a future book. I’m already wondering why the ghost remained in the house instead of enjoying its afterlife.

For 17 years I lived in a house with a ghost. We didn’t know her name or anything about her. We were pretty sure it was a girl though, because my make up would go missing. But that’s not what convinced us it was a girl. I had some friends over and I had gone upstairs to get something. My friends were in the kitchen. When I came downstairs and went into the kitchen one of my friends asked me to repeat what I had said. They’d been having a conversation with “someone” but it wasn’t me.

When I had my wisdom teeth out my boyfriend at the time drove me there and took me back home. He stayed with me because I was on powerful pain killers. He went to the basement to get something and the ghost talked to him when he picked up the phone. We were the only two people in the house and I was knocked out on meds. He ran up the stairs and said he would never go in the basement alone again. 🙂

I also remember coming home around midnight to find my cousin sitting on a lawn chair in the middle of the sidewalk. When I asked why she wasn’t inside (she lived with us) she said the ghost was typing up a storm in the top room. She didn’t want to go back into the house until other people were home.

The one that freaked me out the most was when I had a sunburn. I was the only person home. I was lying on my stomach on my bed and I heard footsteps walking back and forth in front of my room. But there was no one there. And she liked to wake me out of a sound sleep by yelling my name in my ear in the middle of the night.

Still, I always felt safe knowing she was there. When we moved I missed that extra presence in the house.

Do you have a ghost story? Send it to edieramerbooks@gmail.com. I’m giving a free ecopy of Dead People (Haunted Hearts) to everyone whose ghost story I post.