Welcome to my Reading Nook, Loni Lynne. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys get you a drink.
Thank you, I’m happy to be here. The Mai Tai is fantastic!
Ohhhh yeah! I could get used to this.
Wonderful. Now let’s get started.
To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?
Right now, I have a few books I’m finishing up. One being the sequel to Wanted: One Ghost, Distilled Spirits. Wanted: One Ghost is out now through Amazon and Barnes & Noble for order in both paperback and eBook/Kindle formats.
How would you describe yourself using only five words?
Eclectic, domestic, maternal, unorganized, pantster.
If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?
Danger: Known to grab pieces of paper at a moment’s notice and write down ideas for stories.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Tootsie Rolls—the midgees I can just nibble on once in awhile.
Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
One of my first jobs ever was as a country-western radio DJ in Oklahoma, back when you had to have an FCC license.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I’m quite happy where I am so far but dream of having a cabin or vintage cottage up on a secluded inlet on Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for writing in the summer time. I know—not that exciting but that would be lovely.
How do you get yourself in the mood to write?
I write from home but I will get dressed as if I’m working in an office. I’ll settle in, visualizing my characters for a moment and what they are doing at that moment to start the scene.
Can you share with us your typical writing day. Is there anything you have to have while writing?
Usually I will get up around 5am and bring up my document and begin writing. I will try to get in a few thousand words before everyone else in the house wakes up. Once I get them off to work/school, I manage a couple of hours of housework/errands before settling down for a few more hours of writing before I have to pick up daughter from school. Once that happens…I’m lucky if I get any more writing in before I quit my day around 5pm to have family time. I have to have a couple of cups of vanilla bean latte and my yellow legal pad with a sharpened pencil to take notes while I’m writing.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
I cut my teeth on romances years ago with Zebra Historical romance authors (Kensington) and loved to read many of them. This past decade or so I began enjoying such authors as, Cindy Miles, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lynsay Sands, Katie MacAlister, just to name a few.
What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?
I’ve been dying to finish Darynda Jones, First Grave on the Right series. I loved the first two and just haven’t had time to finish the rest of them.
Is there something special you do to celebrate when one of your books is released?
Since I’ve only had one released, I haven’t set a tradition yet. We did go out to breakfast to celebrate when I noted it had appeared on Amazon a few days early. But the actual release date was my daughter’s high school graduation so we celebrated with her taking her next step.
Do you have a favorite TV show you can't miss?
The great thing about TV shows is the fact I can record them. I love watching Castle, Hawaii 5-0 so I tape them both. I also like Ghost Hunters and my oldest daughter and I watch it when we can.
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why-no it doesn't have to be from your books?
Wow! Great question! Hmmm…let me think…I had this thing for Sherlock Holmes when I was younger. He fascinated me as a character. His intellect is amazing but then it’s all based on the talent of the author so perhaps I would have loved to date Sir Conan-Doyle. J But then if Sherlock Holmes looked like Robert Downey Jr….*sigh*. :D
What is the strangest source of writing inspiration you’ve ever had?
I was looking through this hair-style magazine and saw these women all made up and they had these glaring stares. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to be sexy but they had this dominance about them and I started thinking about a plot line for a series that I thought would be fun about a group of sister goddess’s who were banished to mortality until they learned about love and humility. It’s one of the series I’m working on.
If your muse were to talk behind your back, what secrets would he/she tell?
He would be annoyed with me mostly because I’m a stickler when it comes to research. I will get away from writing and wrap myself up with an article I’m gathering information on and one thing will lead to another until the internet has distracted me with pages of research.
Anything else you want to add?
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Thanks for taking the time to be here today. I wish you many sales and wonderful reviews.
Thank you for inviting me to your site today. I had a great time…and thanks for the drink!
About Wanted: One Ghost by Loni Lynne
Stuck in ghostly limbo for 238 years, James Addison can't move on to an afterlife. After being falsely accused of treason and executed, fate's cursed him to remain an earth-bound specter until he meets a historian sent to research his past.
Distrustful of fate, Dr. April Branford wants to be taken seriously, but her unique ability to divine history by touching objects seriously compromises her credibility. Her latest assignment? James Addison, a legendary colonial ladies' man with a shadowy past. Without much to go on, she doesn't hold out much hope to discover the man behind the legend until the day she accidentally touches him and brings him back to life.
With the help of family and ghosts from James’s past, they unravel the truth. But after falling in love and with time running out, it’s hard for April to believe in fate and a future where forever is now.
James Addison stopped in his tracks and turned around, sensing he wasn’t alone. A young woman dressed in leggings and woolens, her small, flat hat cocked jauntily over her eyes stood there, smiling at him.
Could she see him or was she looking at something behind him?
No. Impossible! No one could see him.
She examined the damn tree.
“Did you ever wonder what trees would tell us if they could talk?” She glanced towards him again. “Do you think James Addison hanged from these branches?”
James looked to the right of him, to the left. No one was there. Who was she talking to, the blasted tree?
“I wonder why he was never given a trial. Wasn’t the Treason Act of 1695 enacted at the time? James Addison should have been provided a counsel and jury for his crimes.” She turned towards him again. “Was he really executed for treason?”
“Was he really executed for treason?” James said, mimicking her feminine voice with his own British brogue. He walked toward the odd girl, wanting to shout in her face at the idiocy of her questioning the bloody tree. Didn’t she know how foolish she looked? “No, he wasn’t executed for treason. He was beaten to a bloody pulp and murdered!”
With eyes gone wide, the girl stared up at him.
“Murdered?” she asked back. “Are you sure?”
James stiffened. Dear God in heaven! Was she actually talking to him? He looked behind him to see if she might be addressing someone else. No one was there. Gathering his wits, he studied her closely. Could this girl actually hear him, see him?
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About the Author
Loni Lynne is a stay at home mom, domestic goddess, U.S. Navy Veteran and
lover of all things vintage/shabby-chic/Victorian and antique. From china cups
and tea sets to lace doilies crocheted by hand (her grandmother made the best)
she believes a touch of femininity never goes out of style.
Growing up all over the country she's been blessed with experiencing a good
deal of culture and lifestyles. Much like her personality, she has eclectic
tastes in what she likes to read and write. There is no 'one' genre in which
she settles for.
God and fate have been big influences in her life. Both have taken her to
places she never thought she'd be, both in the physical sense and in the
spiritual. She wrote brief stories and snippets of life as it happened to her
in her youth, and encouraged by her teachers, continued to write. Blessed with
a loving supportive family growing up, she was able to explore her options
which at times have been put into use in her stories. The Navy--and fate,
afforded her the opportunity to meet her Army, "Annapolis-native" husband and
team up with him to parent two beautiful daughters.
Years later, her husband gave her the best birthday present ever--a laptop, a
membership to Romance Writers of America and a goal to complete a
manuscript for submission by her next birthday. She did it. A few years later
she was blessed with one of those novels, Wanted: One Ghost, as her
Believe in Fate