Monday, July 31, 2017


Quote for the week:  “The house smelled musty and damp, and a little sweet, as if it were haunted by the ghosts of long-dead cookies.”
Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing you to L A Dragoni's new novel GUARDIAN'S TOUCH, Touched by Afterlife, Book 2. Enjoy.

Every time I see this cover I like it more. Gorgeous.

For a ghost there are only two choices. Heaven or Hell.

Coming August 1, 2017
Guardian’s Touch, Touched by Afterlife, Book 2

Life has returned to normal for Tamara and Dex after helping a horde of ghosts cross over. Their brush with the afterlife affirmed one thing: happily ever after is real.

When odd pranks around the farm escalate to destruction, Tamara fears mischievous teenagers are vandalizing the neighborhood. Then Dex starts to act out of character. Meanness slips into his usually playful disposition. One day he even ridicules a co-worker publicly. Tamara watches helplessly as he seems to lose the ability to control his own actions. When Dex’s abnormal anger turns violent—toward Tamara—their happily ever after is threatened. Desperate to help Dex and herself, she sends out a silent prayer for help.

She didn’t expect Cal to come to her aid.

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This is how it all began. 

Ghost Touch, Touched by Afterlife Book 1 ebook is marked down to just $0.99 for a limited time.

For fifteen minutes each night a portal opens in Tamara’s barn and a horde of ghosts spills into her yard. Their leader, Cal, a quiet, unassuming cowboy, fulfills an aching loneliness the death of Tamara’s mother left behind. Tamara can help the ghosts cross, but can she let Cal go?

Available in ebook, audiobook, and print from Amazon.
Also available on Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and other e-tailers.

Guest Post

How many of you are currently raising children? It usually means you are in full sensor mode. When the kids are around you try to keep the heavy topics out of conversation, you attempt to keep your words—if not simple—at least in context, and you probably try not to swear. At least not often.

However, once you get to work or the kids go to bed for the night, the sensor turns off.

Writing for children vs. writing for adults is a lot like that. I have been publishing books for kids and teens for seven years and now I’ve adopted a new pen name so I can write for adults. Does that mean that my adult books are full of bawdy language, and raunchy behavior? No. But they could be if I wanted them to!

My Touched by Afterlife series is adult more so because the main characters are handling adult situations, such as working, paying bills, and banishing ghosts, as well as forming adult relationships, even living with each other. Their lifestyles don’t fit in a young adult novel. And some of those ghosts are just downright inappropriate!

This is a celebration of a book release—the second book in a series for which I have unlimited ideas for books. For an entry into the rafflecopter, include in your comment a favorite book series you’ve read, then be sure to claim all the entries you qualify for in the rafflecopter!

About the author:

LA Dragoni isn’t too particular about who falls in love or where they fall in love. Whether it’s paranormal, mythical, or time travel, LA simply considers it her job to divine their story and share it with you. She lives in Central Oregon with her husband and children, but haunts ghost towns and cemeteries throughout the west, in search of the next adventure to sift through her storytelling brain. Learn more about LA and her work at

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  1. An excellent review Beverly, sounds like a great book. Also loved the quote,
    Enjoy this new week.


    1. Thanks, Yvonne. It is a great story. I've read it. The quote is neat too.
      A lovely new week to you.

  2. Oh wow. Sounds spooky! Thanks for the great review.

    1. It is spooky, Stephanie. I love ghost stories and this one is a bit different with some surprises along the way.

  3. Sometimes silent prayers sure seem to work. Great cover too. Yeah, have to shut off the censor and turn it on depending on who you are writing for.

    1. Yes, they do, Pat.The cover is gorgeous. Absolutely.

  4. Beverly, thank you so much for hosting me today - and for ALL of your help on this book. You're amazing. I'm so thankful to know you.

    Readers, there will be three winners in my giveaway, so your chances are good. Be sure to find links to other awesome blogs, like Beverly's on my Facebook page so you can take advantage of all the possible entries. Good luck in the giveaway and enjoy GUARDIAN'S TOUCH!

    1. I'm delighted to have you on my blog and also to get to say I read the early edition of your book. Lucky me. This series is going places good. Your friendship is precious to me. Go, girl.

  5. Love the spookiness! Thanks for the introduction, Beverly and congratulations to the author.

    1. It's just the right amount of spookiness, lee, to keep the reader guessing what happens next. I'm excited to share with everyone.

  6. Beverly! We have the same guest on our blogs right now! We must belong to a really cool people club. =)

    The book is for sure on my TBR list. LOVE the author. ;)

    1. I guess we do, Crystal. Cool people club sounds like fun.

      I was fortunate to read an early copy of the book and she's done it again, even better than the first book. Enjoy.