Thanks so much for hosting me today, Maggie. I'm so excited that The Widow's Walk has finally been published. It's the culmination of a dream I had for a long time
I started working on the Unfinished Business Series back in 2007. I always wanted to write a Victorian historical, since I am fixated on that time period. And I've often wondered if there is a past life link that has caused that. But the series actually started when I was opening up a summer cottage in upstate New York, pulling off dustcovers and vacuuming up dead flies. I wrote a novelette called "Breakwater Beach," which was published in Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts and is now being novelized. That will be the prequel to The Widow's Walk. Next on my list is to write the third book in the series Storm Watch.
I chose Cape Cod as the setting because I spend a large part of my summers up in Brewster, which is a historic sea captain's town. It seemed like the best setting to develop the idea further. Of course, there are a lot of other influences that shaped the storyline, not the least of which was my familiarity with sailing. I wrote about them in another pre-release blog post to pay tribute to the men in my life who inspired many of the series' characters.
Please let me know if you've read The Widow's Walk and what you think. If there is a question you have, I want to make sure I answer it in either the prequel or the sequel. If it's not giving too much away, I'll answer it now. Speaking of giveaways, I would like to offer two readers who leave a comment here a PDF of Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts, which contains the novelette version of "Breakwater Beach or a Kindle download of The Widow's Walk. I'll pull the numbers at random, so be sure and leave me a way to contact you.
There will be more chances to chat and win at the #ParanormalBookParty Friday 12/5 from 5pm to Saturday 12/6 at 5 pm. https://www.facebook.com/events/839432759432601/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
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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?
Silk rustled as she ran her hands over the dress. The lavender scent deepened as Elisabeth 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.
Carole Ann Moleti lives and works as a nurse-midwife in New York City, thus explaining her fascination with all things paranormal, urban fantasy, and space opera. Her nonfiction focuses on health care, politics, and women's issues. But her first love is writing science fiction and fantasy because walking through walls is less painful than running into them.
The first book in Carole's Cape Cod paranormal romance novel series, The Widow's Walk, was published by Soulmate. Her urban fantasy short stories have appeared in the Toil, Trouble and Temptation Anthology and Haunted, Bites, Beltane, and Seers, all part of the Ten Tales series. Carole's review and commentary pieces have appeared in Lightspeed, The Internet Review of Science Fiction, Tangent Online, The Portal, and The Fix. Her creative nonfiction has been published in a variety of literary venues.