Guest Post with Giveaway ~ The Ghoul’s Guide To Love & Murder by Victoria Laurie


The Last Harrah

Tuesday, January 5, marks the launch of A Ghoul’s Guide to Love and Murder—the tenth and final book in the Ghost Hunter Mysteries.  I thought that as the release day approached, I’d feel…sad.  Melancholy.  Filled with regret. 

But I feel none of that.  Instead I feel tremendous joy, and truthfully my chest is near bursting with pride. This final book is my favorite of the series—not because of the plot or character development, but because it’s right.  It’s just…right. 

While putting together the newsletter to announce the launch, my assistant—who does artwork—created a block of all the books at the bottom of the page, and as I was reviewing the newsletter, I found myself staring at that group of all ten books, eyes brimming with tears for a long, long time, thinking how wonderful it is to have been a part of their creation. There’s a whole world inside those three-thousand-plus pages.  A world I built and labored over and brought to life.  What a divine feeling it is to look at them and feel such a sense of pride and accomplishment.

And there is also that, with this final book, I know I’ve brought M.J. to the point where I can at last let her go.  Where she can leave me to walk on her own.  Where she no longer needs me in her life.  I’ve never had children, but I suspect this is the way a mother feels when her daughter finally heads off to college.     

As much as M.J. is a figment of my imagination, she’s still been very real to me, and I’ve carried her in my mind for a decade, worrying and fussing over her, giving her my all, nurturing her with tremendous care, and patience, and frustration, and irritation, and gratitude, and joy, and fear, and love—so much love—and now I don’t have to do any of that anymore. 

She’s free. 

And so am I.

Of all the things in my career that I’m proudest of, that, right there, is at the top of the list.

I’m sure there will be fans of the series who wish it could continue, but I’m hopeful that after they read the final chapter they’ll understand what it means to let M.J. go with satisfaction instead of sadness.  I know I’ll always feel joy when I think of M.J., Gilley, Heath, Doc, Steven, and Teeko.  And I don’t know how you could ask for a better ending than that.

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ghoulSeries: Ghost Hunter Mystery (Book 10)
Publisher: NAL (January 5, 2016)
Genre: Cozy Mystery
ISBN-10: 0451470125
ISBN-13: 978-0451470126
Buy: Amazon, Kindle, IndieBound, The Book Depository


Medium M. J. Holliday battles demons in the tenth Ghost Hunter Mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of No Ghouls Allowed.

M.J., Heath, and Gilley, are back home in Boston, where their new film is sure to be a monster hit! To promote the film, the studio is sponsoring a special exhibit of supernatural artifacts at a local museum. Unfortunately, Gilley—whose mind is engaged with wedding plans—gets talked into donating to the exhibit the very dagger that keeps the dangerous ghost Oruç and his pet demon locked down in the lower realms. Before M.J. can recover the bewitched blade, there’s a murder and a heist at the museum, and the dagger is stolen.

Now Oruç is coming for M.J. and her crew, and he's bringing with him some fiendish friends from M.J.’s haunted past. She, Gilley, and Heath are certain to be in for a devil of a time. M.J. may even need to recruit a certain skeptical Boston detective to help stop the paranormal party crashers from turning Gilley’s wedding bells to funeral knells. . . .

post-divider leftThanks to the publisher, I have one (1) copy of A Ghoul's Guide to Love and Murder to give away.

Giveaway open to residents of the US only.
Giveaway ends on January 17th

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Winner will have 48 hours, from the time of notification to confirm their win or another winner will be chosen.

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victoriaVictoria Laurie is the New York Times bestselling author of 19 books and counting. With three separate series in full swing, Victoria divides her time between her two adult mystery series, (The Psychic Eye Mysteries, and The Ghost Hunter Mysteries), and her children's middle-grade adventure series, Oracles of Delphi Keep.

As a professional psychic, Victoria's protagonists – psychic Abigail Cooper, and spiritual medium M. J. Holliday – tackle the tricky world of the paranormal while fighting bad guys and demons with plenty of plucky humor and determination.

To showcase her writing range, Victoria also takes on sorcery, prophecy, and seven intuitively gifted children caught up in the battle to save the world in her epic adventure series Oracles of Delphi Keep.

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