Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Haunting the Haunted





This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. E.C. Bell will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



In the sixth book in the Marie Jenner Mystery series, life is finally starting to look up for Marie. Her brand-new business—moving on ghosts for actual money—is taking off. Her relationship with James Lavall is rock solid. All she has to do is find the last two poltergeists from the ball diamond and move them on to the next plane of existence and, as far as she’s concerned, life will be perfect.



The problem is, life has a way of kicking Marie in the teeth. Patrick Whitecroft, professional psychic debunker, shows up at the Jimmy Lavall Detective agency. He’s out to prove that she’s a fake—live, on TV—and he doesn’t care who he hurts to do it. Even worse, he has over a hundred desperate spirits bound to him, and they want something completely different. They want to be saved.



As Marie tries to help the spirits and keep Patrick from dismantling her life, she finally finds the poltergeists. But they’re not interested in moving on. They want Patrick Whitecroft’s spirits for themselves. If Marie can’t figure out a way to move all the spirits on to the next plane of existence, the poltergeists will happily take them, so they can create an army bent on revenge.



Looks like Marie’s life is going to get interesting. Again.


Read an Excerpt



“Tell me your names,” I said to the two ghosts Karen had brought to me. “Quickly. Before Patrick leaves and takes you with him.”



“I’m Ruby Packer, from El Reno, Oklahoma,” the old woman said. She pointed to the little girl in the muddy dress. “And this is Joy Peters. She’s from here. We found her in the Springworks night club a few years ago. You know the place?”



“No,” I said. “Can you give me dates for your deaths?”



“I died in ’78,” Ruby said. “I don’t know about Joy. She was killed a long time ago, though. Probably the fifties.”



“Killed?” I asked.



“Killed,” she repeated. “I think. She can’t remember much, but something bad happened to her. I’m sure of it.”



I looked down at Joy. “Did someone hurt you?” I asked.



The little girl’s face stilled. “I don’t remember,” she said. “I don’t want to think about it. I want to see my Mommy.”



“Maybe later,” Ruby said, and stared at me hard. “Can you help us?”



“I’ll do my best,” I said. Then I looked out at the rest of the ghosts who had arrived with Patrick Whitecroft. “Tell me who you are and when you died.”



The ghosts screeched their names and dates of death, and I wrote as quickly as I could until Patrick grabbed the pen from my hand and threw it across the room.



“Stop that, charlatan!” he shrieked. “You’re not fooling anybody!”




About the Author:

E.C. Bell is the author of the award winning paranormal Marie Jenner Mystery series. She lives in Alberta, Canada, and when she’s not writing, she’s scouting out new locations for her upcoming novels or renovating her round house where she lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs.



That’s right. Her house is round.



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Marie Jenner Mystery series books, in order:



Seeing the Light

Drowning in Amber

Stalking the Dead

Dying on Second

Hearing Voices

Haunting the Haunted



Buy links for Haunting the Haunted:



Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YDYMHHH

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/haunting-the-haunted

Nook/Apple: https://books2read.com/u/bpE6rz



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9 comments:

  1. Good morning! Thank you so much for hosting Haunting the Haunted. I will drop by throughout the day to answer any questions and comments. This will be fun!

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  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read.   I appreciate it and thank you also for the giveaway. 

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  3. Did you help design the cover of the book?

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  4. Bernie-- No, I did not have anything to do with designing the cover. The artist Guillem Mari produced the wonderful art work. As a matter of fact, he's done the art for all the covers in the series! And the cover layout was done by Indigo Chick Designs. I think it looks wonderful!

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  5. Enjoyed hosting your book. Best of luck with it --kathy

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  6. Kathy-- Thank you so much! It's been great to be here!

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