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"Will Leave the Reader Breathless" #Book #Review ~ #Romance #Ghosts

I was thrilled to see a new review of my latest romance + ghost mystery, Haunted Souls, up at Reader's Favorite Book Reviews on Halloween!  Adding to the excitement, a few days later, I got an email from my publisher with the first 15 minutes of Haunted Souls being read by the narrator we December, the audio version of this steamy romance mixed with spooky suspense will be released on Audible!

A damaged soldier, a secret baby, and a haunting mystery
collide in Haunted Souls

In the meantime, I'm working hard to finish my fifth manuscript, tentatively entitled Dangerous Currents.  I was hoping this month to use NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) as inspiration, but these days, I've found I prefer to write at a slower pace, revising and attempting to get each word right the first time, rather than going for speed and editing later.  And that method is not conducive to writing an entire novel in a month!  The good news is, I already had quite a bit done, so at this point I'm closing in on 70,000 words...which means I have about 4 more (extremely emotional and tense) chapters to get to the end.

So, this is a short post, since I need to get back to it!  The new review gave me a shot of energy, which I could really use.  One of the best things about it is that while the reviewer did not care for the hero, Brett, at first, that changed as his backstory was revealed.  Any time an author can evoke emotions about a fictional character--whether positive or negative--is an achievement, in my opinion, because these people spring from our imaginations.  We often create them from nothing.  Of course, most of us want a character we love to be likable to readers, but in this case, I was thrilled to change someone's initial impression with the eventual explanation of Brett's past.  And then, there's my favorite line: "From the characters to the theme of love, Knight creates a dark, yet tender world that will leave the reader breathless."  That very eloquently sums up what I set out to do!  I hope you'll check out the full review here, and if it sounds like something you'd enjoy, add Haunted Souls to your To-Be-Read list!  And whether you're a professional reviewer on a site or a reader who's never left a review, know that authors sincerely appreciate the feedback, and that it makes our day to hear someone enjoyed a story!  

A few of my favorite quotes from other Haunted Souls reviews

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!
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