Thanks, Nancy! The Unfinished Business Series began like most of my projects—when I was not even thinking of writing a story. While opening up a summer cottage, pulling dust covers off furniture and vacuuming up flies, I had the sudden inspiration to write a story about a woman who finds a trunk of old clothes and learns sad truths about the person who they once belonged to. This series combines my love of the beach and boats with a fascination about paranormal activities, and how past life experiences influence our fears, fantasies, and choices.
The story line presented itself in another moment of inspiration—with a focus on the widows walk, a key feature of Victorian architecture, the spot on the roof where sailors' wives would go to watch for their husbands' returning. In Book One, Breakwater Beach, we meet Liz--and Elisabeth--as well as the other characters as the dual timelines evolve. Book Two, The Widow's Walk, is primarily Mike's story, though he shares the spotlight with his very troubled new wife. In Book Three, Storm Watch, all the plotlines converge in a tumultuous conclusion.
*a book blurb
The Blurb-The Widow's Walk: Book Two in the Unfinished Business Series
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?
Series BUY LINKS
Book 1: Breakwater Beach
What if you got a second chance?
Book 2: The Widow's Walk
Was getting out, getting away, enough?
Book 3: Storm Watch
The Category Five Hurricane bearing down on
Cape Cod appears to be headed directly
for them--or has it been spawned from inside them?
Excerpt: The Widow's Walk
Look, for now, we’ll just stay where we are–together. If Liz and Mike are united, then Jared and Elisabeth aren’t going to be able to get in between us.” He brushed the tears off her cheeks.
She stared at him intently, fear, maybe desperation in her eyes. “We can only talk to each other about this. Others might use any information against us.”
“Who would do that, Liz?’
Her demeanor hardened. She sat up, raised her chin. “My son. Your daughter. Sandra.”
“You’re paranoid. The kids have no inkling about ghosts. All Sandra has are theories. She doesn’t know about your incident–or my illness. And I’m not going to tell her.” Guilt twanged in his gut. Sandra had come up with all the ghostly interpretations on her own, right?
Liz jumped up. “She knows about my injury. Maybe not how it happened, but when Mae went in there to get my things, she figured out it was for me. She reads minds, or manipulates people into blabbing what they know.”
Mike lowered his voice to a whisper. “It doesn’t take much for Mae to spill information. I think you’re giving Sandra too much credit.” Yet, she did ask him about the ghosts as soon as he sat down.
“You can joke all you want, Mike, but this is serious. We can’t let anyone else in.”
“I won’t say a word about anything ghostly to anyone. As long as things stay under control.”
Liz studied him.
Mike squirmed. “I think I’m going to take a nap.” He settled back on the sofa.
She tucked the blanket around him and kissed him on the cheek. “I’ll go help Mae with dinner.”
She didn’t believe him. He didn’t trust her. This was never going to work.
More About the Author
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, which has been keeping her pretty busy since November 2016.
The three book Unfinished Business Series: A Cape Cod Paranormal Romance is set near the beautiful beaches Brewster, Massachusetts. She also has several short stories in several of the Ten Tales anthologies, as well as Hell's Kitties and Hell's Heart.
Excerpts of Carole’s memoirs, Someday I’m Going to Write a Book: Diary of an Urban Missionary and Karma, Kickbacks and Kids range from the sweet and inspirational in This Path and A Quilt of Holidays to the edgy and irreverent Not Your Mother’s Books: On Being a Woman and On Being a Mother. She also has a piece in the acclaimed Shifts Anthology. But her first love is writing science fiction and fantasy since walking through walls is easier than running into them. Connect with her here: