Hi readers and welcome to your Thursday dose of NOR's reviewer showcase. I picked a paranormal story for everyone to enjoy this week knowing how we're all getting into the Halloween spirit. This is a fun story of things that go bump in the night or in this story's case things that go bump at all different times of the day and night. So let's jump right into me telling you about: Eternally His by Carol North.
Erica Peterson has everything working in her favor running the bridal salon she grew up in as a child. Although her parents still have part ownership of the salon, they have allowed Erica to solely run the business and prove herself to them in order for them to fully sign over ownership of the place. Everything seems to be moving in the right direction for her since she is a savvy businesswoman and the salon is succeeding, that is until strange occurrences start happening to her staff and even to her valuable customers.
From security alarms blaring, to wedding dresses being seriously misplaced, to brides canceling their order completely because of the the haunted rumors everyone is hearing about, Erica is beside herself wondering what exactly is going on around her. The question is will it ever stop or is she on a fast course to having her business destroyed by someone out to get her? Can Detective Grant Stewart get to the bottom of all this unexplained mayhem? The best way to find out these answers is to pick yourself up a copy! I think you'll be as pleased with the story as I am!
If you would like to find out more about this wonderful author or see what other titles she has available for purchase, please stop by and visit her at: http://www.carolnorth.com/
This closes another week of our showcase. I hope you all enjoy the review I've provided you and please feel free to leave a comment or question for Ms. North. Until next week NOR readers, have a great week and talk to you all soon!
Author(s): Carol North Website
Review Date: Sept 28, 2009
Print Book Price: $14.45
E-Book Price: $6.49
Publisher: Class Act Books
Street Date: Out Now
Eternally His - Book Excerpt
Thirty-two year old Erica Peterson is a savvy businesswoman. Growing up in the family owned bridal salon, Erica knows the business like the back of her hand. Now running it solely by herself although her parents still have part ownership of the business, all she wants to do is pay off the mortgage to the salon and everything will go as they all have planned. But it seems that after a few people started witnessing strange occurrences, things were quickly falling apart for her.
One strange occurrence happened when she was approaching the salon to open it one morning. As she stepped onto the front porch, the alarm started blaring and she feared that a burglar may have tripped the alarm inside. Once the police arrive, she is greeted by thirty-four year old Detective Grant Stewart. She is immediately attracted to him and feels as if she has met him before, but she can’t remember where or when. Once they tell her that it’s only a false alarm, Erica is still worried and concerned over the strange occurrences her staff and customers are witnessing. Detective Stewart picks up on Erica’s edginess and feels that she may be hiding something from him. He promises himself that he will get to the bottom of things whether Erica assists him or not. Strangely enough, he too feels as if he’s met Erica prior to this, but he can’t recall where it might have been.
Did Erica and Grant meet each other prior to this occurrence? Is the salon really haunted or is someone playing malicious tricks against Erica? Do Erica and Grant decide to take their professional relationship to a more personal level? Who do they find out is behind all the strange occurrences?
The best way I can describe this book is, “Wow!” It was a fantastic paranormal story that had me immediately pulled in and wondering if the bridal salon was truly haunted or having nasty pranks played upon it. I fell in love with both Erica and Grant and felt their characters played well off each other. Ms. North had me intrigued the entire time and feeling as if I personally was experiencing the strange occurrences firsthand. I couldn’t wait to find out how the story ended and when I did, I was surprised at the twist of events the author masterfully created. This is definitely one I’m adding to my library and I would highly recommend it to other readers.
Book Blurb & Info for: Eternally His
All Erica Peterson wants to do is pay off the mortgage on her bridal salon when a ghost appears in the salon. The disturbance the ghost causes attracts police detective Grant Stewart. The ghost, who is wearing a Victorian-era wedding gown, has a history of violent encounters with previous owners of the building. She vows to stay until she has fulfilled her soul's purpose.
Erica, her staff, her clientele, and Grant suffer ghostly encounters. Erica is on the verge of losing everything: the salon, Grant, and the two-year-old child who has stolen her heart, To save all, she must travel through time to prevent a tragedy taking place both in 1894 and in present time.
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