Sarita Leone Tells a Ghostly Tale
I’m delighted to welcome my friend, Sarita Leone, to Birth of a Novel. Sarita is one of the reasons I love the internet. We’ve never actually met face to face, but have been friends since we both wrote for Avalon Books – more than a few years ago. I don’t remember exactly how we connected, but I’m grateful that we did. We share our lives, cheer each other on, and, when necessary, reach out with sympathy and encouragement – all via emails and, of course, Facebook. What can I tell you about Sarita except she’s a good friend? I could say a lot, but I’ll stick to a couple of things. First of all, she loves books – both reading them and writing them. Secondly, she loves travel – visiting new places and meeting new people – all kinds of people. Never one to stand still, now she’s reaching out in another way. She’s writing in a new genre, but I’ll let her tell you about that.
Paranormal romance novels incorporate fantasy worlds, paranormal elements, or science fiction as an integral part of the plot. It’s a new writing endeavor for me, this paranormal romance gig—but I’ve got to tell you, one book in, and I’m hooked!
Shelby’s Ghost releases today. It is, I am excited to say, my first paranormal romance. I loved writing it, and am tickled that this new direction is getting such a positive response. I hope readers will embrace this new season as much as I have, because the next few books scheduled for release are paranormals.
But about Shelby, her ghost, and the hot car…
Shelby is in college, dedicated to her sorority, finding her way to a new normal after losing her mother. She’s floundering a bit, but her sisters are holding her up—and all she wants is some happiness. Some fun. You know, the usual collegiate stuff. She receives a killer car for her birthday, a vintage Shelby, but she absolutely does not like the car one bit—that is, until she finds it comes with a hot, sexy ghost named Joey.
Joey? He’s stuck in limbo. Dead, but not in heaven. Or, the other place. He’s tethered to the car he loves so much, and has no idea how he’s supposed to move along. But when he meets Shelby, he forgets about heaven, hell, how he died, why he’s stuck—she’s so amazing, she makes the ghost wish he were still alive!
But the path of true love never runs smoothly, does it? A horrible ex who kidnaps Shelby and a familiar face at the Pearly Gates gives this fast, fun, steamy paranormal a few unexpected twists. As I said, I loved writing it, and I hope readers enjoy it, too.
Thank you, Sandy, for allowing me to visit today and chat about this new writing season in my life. I’m so grateful!
The pleasure is mine, Sarita. Thanks for telling us about your latest writing venture. I can’t wait to read Shelby’s Ghost. Good luck with it.
Shelby’s Ghost is published by The Wild Rose Press, and is available in both print and ebook formats. Buy links: