Ghostly Romance


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Have you lost a loved one? Do you see or hear them? This anthology gives you a selection of short stories plus two poems about the ghosts who can’t move on, be it due to love or hate.

From the Highlands of Scotland to Wales, England, the USA & Canada, you will find something which suits you.

Thanks to participants the world over.

M J Mallon, Cathy-Lee Chopping, Mara Reitsma, Karen J Mossman, C A Keith, C L Williams, Claire Plaisted, Dan McAteer & Michael Lynes.

PLEASE NOTE THE ENGLISH SPELLING AND GRAMMAR IS FROM THE ORIGIN OF WHERE THE AUTHOR LIVE.

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This book is free to download


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All of the books in the series are free to download – Happy Reading!


STORIES & POETRY

A short story about the cover – Claire Plaisted

Ode to Love – A poem by M J Mallon

A Good Son…

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Ghostly Romance Anthology – Volume One


Another FREE eBook for Ghostly Writers – Romance 🙂 Enjoy the read and please leave a REVIEW 😀

Claire Plaisted - Author

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Have you lost a loved one? Do you see or hear them? This Anthology gives you a selection of Short Stories plus two poems about the ghosts who can’t move on, be it due to love or hate.

From the Highlands of Scotland to Wales, England, the USA & Canada, you will find something which suits you.

Thanks to participants the world over. M J Mallon, Cathy-Lee Chopping, Mara Reitsma, Karen J Mossman, C A Keith, C L Williams, Claire Plaisted, Dan McAteer & Michael Lynes

STORIES & POETRY

A short story about the cover – Claire Plaisted
Ode to Love – A poem by M J Mallon
A Good Son by Karen Mossman
A Highland Haunting by Dan McAteer
Dream Threads by C A Keith
Frost of Heart by Michael Lynes
Reunited at Last by C L Williams
Winged Secrets by Mara Reitsma
Pride and Witchery by Cathy-Lee…

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12 UK Literary Agents Seeking New Clients NOW – by Erica Verrillo…


Literary Agents seeking new clients in UK

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:

Here are twelve UK literary agents actively seeking clients. All are from reputable literary agencies with solid track records.

They are seeking a wide variety of genres, including literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, scripts, fantasy, children’s literature and much more.

Always check the agency website and agent bio before submitting. Agents can switch agencies or close their lists.

Get full details HERE

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When to Use a Semicolon vs. Colons: Not So Hard, Really – Karen Conlin…


Mixing up your semicolons and colons… This post should help.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on BookWorks:

Punctuation marks are like road signs for readers. They guide the eye, signaling whether one needs to stop (a period), pause (a comma), watch for a shift in focus (an em-dash), notice a connection (hyphens and en-dashes), and more.

For whatever reason, people seem to have more trouble with the semicolon and colons than the others.

Not necessarily with where to place them (that’s a comma problem, always, and it’s job security for us copyeditors), but when to use them at all.

Today, I’m hoping to shed light on the mysteries of these two marks.

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How to MindMap a Book: Easy Steps to Set Up Your Outline & Book – by Dave Holcomb…


Need an outline for your book? Perhaps a Mind Map would help.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Self-Publishing School:

So you have a killer book idea….the next step is taking that small idea and learning how to mindmap for a book in order to set yourself up for success.

Coming up with a writing prompt or story idea that both will interest you and drive sales is probably the hardest part of self-publishing. But that doesn’t mean the process of taking that idea and turning it into a book will be easy.

The first major step in that process is mindmapping, and in this blog, we’re going to explain the best ways of how to mindmap for a book.

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Maisey Ryder – Agent of…


New draft work from Claire Plaisted… Unedited at this stage. Comments welcome.

Claire Plaisted - Author

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Cigarette smoke hung low in the airless room, weaving its way over the men’s heads, seeming to settle on their shoulders. 

The men’s eyes were all drawn to the small stage where a lone woman danced in a slow sultry style, her smile begging them to watch as she twisted her body around the pole in the most imaginative of poses.

“Bloody hell, where did you get her from,” Verone mumbled his cigarette dangling from his lips.

“You like the new girl then,” he said with a quiet rumble of laughter.

“Hell yeah, she’s gorgeous.”

A sudden explosion of noise behind them had the door bursting open, slamming back in to the wall. The girl on the stage screamed, grabbing her clothes she ran quickly off the stage.

“What the?” said Verone turning towards the door.

A fist landed in his face knocking him…

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Creating Characters That Resonate – by Melissa Donovan…


Characters that resonate…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

on Writing Forward:

We see ourselves in a story’s characters. We see people we know—people we love, people we hate, people we fear, people we admire, and people we want to emulate.

We love characters, loathe them, judge them, take their sides, or stand in opposition to them. We cheer them on or boo them. We celebrate them, and sometimes we mourn them. We form relationships with them, even though they’re just figments of some storyteller’s imagination.

Characters are the heart and soul of a story. We care about a story only to the extent that we care about its characters. In order for us to connect with characters, they need to do more than move the plot forward.

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