Friday, December 2, 2016

Kathy Rothenberger says Read With the Lights On!

Kathleen Rothenberger stopped by to share some interesting details about her first book, READ WITH THE LIGHTS ON. This book is full of true stories she collected and will scare any sane person! 


    At one point, my husband and I were working together on ghost investigations with a medium from a neighboring town, and he wanted to investigate a haunted police station. The police chief had told this medium that he had been getting complaints from his officers at how creepy it was to work in the building after dark, or overnight. Weird sounds, shadows, flickering lights, and barely audible voices were some of the officers' comments.
    The chief was mostly skeptical, himself, but he didn't want a mutiny of his officers, so he invited us down to check it out. The investigation team included 3 mediums, myself included, my husband, and about 5-6 other paranormal investigators, armed with usual ghosthunting tools-meters, audio recorders, video cameras, etc.
    We split up into two groups, one going to the jail cells in the back of the building, and one staying in the office area and the evidence lockers/room. Immediately, one male spirit was detected by the evidence lockers (like high school hall lockers) because he was guarding "his stuff", he didn't want it to get stolen.
    One of the other investigators got evidence from a mangled bicycle that the owner had died when a car hit him, and he was staying by his bike, waiting for help.
    It started getting exciting when the one team at the cells started getting good evidence-photos of light rods, orbs, a spirit of a jailer and a restaurant worker who used to bring food to the prisoners in the 1940s. (Back then, there was a restaurant next door which had a contract to feed the prisoners).
    At some point, I wandered away from that group (I wasn't really attached to either group, I was floating between the two, so that each group only had one medium.) I had consistently been drawn to a locked door in the back that had no signage on it. I kept getting the feeling of intense heat, like from a house fire, and stark terror. I wanted to ask the chief, but he was by the cells with everyone else, so I waited.
    When the investigation was over, and everyone was discussing their findings, and looking at the evidence, the chief was either verifying them or saying he didn't know. When one of the other mediums asked me, kind of in a challenging way (we don't get along, at all, and she always tries to debunk other mediums) what I had found, if anything, I directed my answer to the chief.
    The chief asked me, "I saw you kept going back to that door in the back of the offices, what's so interesting back there?" So, I started telling him what I had sensed, the intense heat and smoke, and the abject terror. The snarky medium laughed at me, but the male medium walked over to the door and stood there a minute, seeing what he could sense. After I was finished, the chief said "I find it very interesting that out of all of you, Kathy was the only one to sense anything in that room. I am impressed. What she is talking about, is a case from awhile back, and that's our most violent case, to date. We had a series of crimes against homeless people, mostly just robbery or assault, but this one was worse.  A homeless drunk had broken into a vacant building to get warm one winter night and he fell asleep on the floor. A gang of teenagers saw him, and decided to have some fun, so they took some gasoline and matches and set the guy on fire. He didn't survive.  We had to cut a large square of the rug that the homeless man was burned on, as evidence, and it's in that room. You can actually see the imprint of his body in the carpeting. That's why she is getting that information."
Title: READ WITH THE LIGHTS ON, True Ghost Stories
Amazon ebook ASIN: B01KKWKVBK
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Ghost Stories/Anthology
Print ISBN: 978-1537187914

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About the Author
Born in NY, as the oldest of three siblings, Kathleen was always the responsible one. She did her homework, helped with her younger sister and brother, and to escape from the responsibilities, she read. Lots and lots of books. She has been reading since age 3, and has always paid attention to how words go together. Her careers have always involved writing somehow, either as scripts for TV shows, commercials or other productions, as president of a video production company that she and her husband owned in Florida, or as an editor and proofreader, which is her current career. Kathleen is a member of the Florida Writers Association and the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday Cover Reveal!

After releasing a story in the multi-author Boxed Set When Love Conquers Time, as well as a new series with SPARK and SMOKE, I put together four books in a new Boxed Set that will be released on December 5th. I want to thank author Paul A. Crust for creating a fabulous cover.

Highland Games Through Time includes three of my time travel romances set in the late 16th century, in and around the Highlands of Scotland, and at a fictitious modern-day Highland games in New England:
My Honorable Highlander
My Banished Highlander
My Reluctant Highlander

As a bonus, I have included
my award-winning novella
Dragon in the Mist.

Bought as separate ebooks, these 800+ pages would cost $12.96 

My Pre-Order price is
only 99 cents (US)
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Friday, November 25, 2016

Cyber Monday Boxed Set Deal

Shopping on-line is one way to make a reader smile or to share a great gift with others. With that in mind, consider purchasing the ebook When Love Conquers Time, a 4-Author Boxed set.

When Love Conquers Time is an enticing collection of four full-length novels, featuring time travel, by best-selling authors. Sit back and prepare yourself as we journey back through time and space in search of romance, passion, action and adventure. 

From the 14th century to the 20th century. Ria Cantrell, Paul A. Crust, Dawn Marie Hamilton, and Nancy Lee Badger bring you over 1,000 pages of romance and adventure.

only 99 cents at Amazon (US)

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Nancy Lee Badger presents Ruth A Casie & Once Upon a Haunted Castle

Ruth A. Casie stopped by to share her part in an exciting collaboration of authors, which resulted in the following exciting book. I asked her to tell my readers a bit more about her contribution, The Maxwell Ghost, part of Once Upon a Haunted Castle. Take it away, Ruth!

Castles, ghosts, Scottish heroes, what’s not to love! It never ceases to amaze me how the same story premise given to several authors results in different stories. The five of us had a great time writing these stories for you. So sit back. Welcome to the Highlands and the Islands of Scotland where ghosts inhabit haunted castles and can even help out forbidden lovers when they wish. Once Upon a Haunted Castle is an anthology containing five original novellas from bestselling and award-winning authors Kathrym LeVeque, Eliza Knight, Terri Brisbin, Madeline Martin and myself Ruth A. Casie. Our stories will take you to some of our favorite castles to meet our favorite ghosts.

My story, The Maxwell Ghost is set in Caerlaverock Castle in the Dumfries in the 1200s. I loved this story so much that it has been extended in a full length novel, The Highlander’s English Woman available December 20 and currently on pre-sale. 

Book Back Cover Copy
The Maxwell Ghost – featured in the collection
Once Upon a Haunted Castle
Caerlaverock Castle, on the Scottish border is in an uproar. Traitors, deception, murder and ghosts run riot. The food stores have been tainted and the granaries set ablaze. Rumors fly when servants Evan and his bride-to-be, Angel are found murdered. They believe that in the heat of an argument Evan killed Angel when she threatened to expose him. Distraught over his impulsive actions, he took his own life. Now his ghost haunts the castle. A young cook, Sonia is sure everyone has it wrong and the ghost haunts the castle to seek justice. She will move heaven and earth to get to the truth, but she is helpless.

Laura Reynolds travels from England to her cousin, The Maxwell’s castle to put Evan’s ghost to rest. They have one week to complete the task or Evan’s ghost is doomed to haunt the castle forever. The Maxwell, while he loves his cousin, doesn’t believe in her sorceress ways. With the unsettled times, he cannot send her back to England right away, rather he lets her pursue her investigation.

Jamie Maxwell Collins has finished his service to The Maxwell and eager for his promised farm. While longtime friends with Laura, he has little patience for her hocus pocus, but in order to get his farm The Maxwell requires Jamie protect and help her. Will Sonia’s information tip the scales and help them find justice for Evan and Angel? With Sonia’s insight, will Laura and Jamie see that the depths of their relationship goes way beyond friendship or are they doomed to deny it forever

“Do you have any idea why Darla wants you away from Glen Kirk?” Jamie asked.
Laura’s back stiffened. “I see that she wants me to visit Caerlaverock to help Cousin Herbert in her place. The bigger question is why are you against taking me? Because if you are, James Maxwell Collins, I’m sure Gareth or one of the men will gladly escort me.”
“Wait, Lass. I’ve not said I wouldn’t take you with me. I’m simply inquiring as to why Darla is so anxious to have you away.” His soft tone and softer eyes quieted her. Lisbeth’s words were right. She cringed at the idea of marrying Bryce. He wasn’t where her interests lie.
“Has Bryce said anything?” He moved forward in his chair. “Has he done anything to—” His fist pounded the table making her jump.
“No, not at all.” Her hand instinctively covered his fist to ease his concern. “He makes me uncomfortable. That’s all. You said the ghost appeared after Evan died three weeks ago. You don’t have much time.” She removed her hand, got up and sat by the dying fire. Jamie followed.
“What do you mean? Much time?” he asked as he stirred the embers to life.
Laura sat and watched muscles under his shirt as he stretched and maneuvered the heavy log. The glow of the fire reflected off the gold strands threaded through his dark ginger hair and gave a soft halo effect. A smirk touched her lips. Jamie was no saint and the gossip of his escapades was legendary with the girls and women in the village. She dreamt of him at one time, a young girl’s fascination.
He turned toward her.
“Laura, what do you mean not much time?”
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Ruth A. CASIE is an author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. Ruth lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she started writing time travel romance, she was a speech therapist, international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing time travel romance. Connect with Ruth:

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me (and you can win the gift)

As I get older, I appreciate birthdays more and more. I am Thankful to be alive! I keep busy with my family, travel, writing my next novel, and so much more.

My day is November 13th and sometimes (like the day I was born) it falls on a FRIDAY. Needless to say, I love to write paranormal novels. Find all my books HERE

When is your birthday? Share the day and month (not the year) and I will choose one winner at the end of the week for a special gift from me to you...a PRINT copy of SPARK, Clan of dragons, Book #1

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Friday, November 11, 2016

A Quote for Veteran's Day

"Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state." Thomas Jefferson

I can remember our country's military draft, the lottery, and young men fleeing the United States for Canada, so they did not have to serve in the military.

Things changed. There is no draft and no more lottery. Young men sign-up without coercion, and many serve their country with dignity and grace. They come back to civilian life with experience, and a sense of purpose. They attend college, join the work force, and fall in love. Some have problems, including a rather high suicide rate. November 11th is Veteran's Day in the United States of America. Please...hug a Veteran!

Help me celebrate my birthday this month by reading one of my books. You can find all the links HERE

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Congrats to my Latest Winners!

The following entries each won a print copy of my latest book, SMOKE, Clan of Dragons Book #2

Darcee K of California

Thomas R of Pennsylvania

Margaret S of Australia

Watch the post for your books and watch for the third book in the series, SMOLDER.

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