Ghosts –Real or Fiction?
One thing that has always fascinated me is what happens when we die. Some say you go to heaven or hell. Some believe we are still here, just in another form. I’m still not sure exactly what I believe about that, but I go off my own personal experiences. Those lead me to believe that yes, there are indeed ghosts out there. They may or may not be able to do all the things Brody does in Possess, but I do feel they exist.
Even as a kid, I was always drawn to reading ghost stories and watching scary movies about haunting and possessions. After losing some of my loved ones, I have had very strange and unexplainable experiences that led me to believe that ghosts might not just be the product of our imagination. When my father died ten years ago, I had dreams about him checking on me (but he knew and acknowledged that he was dead). I also had similar dreams about my grandmother. Other times I’ve just felt a strange presence. Those never have scared me, just given a feeling that I wasn’t alone. Somebody might be there with me. These experiences just gave me a further interest in life after death. I suppose I was always a bit of a morbid kid to begin with though, because I’ve always found death fascinating. That fascination was probably the biggest driving force that led me to write Possess.
I also like the idea of some ghosts being stuck because of unfinished business, or a purpose that is not yet clear to them. Was Brody stuck in that apartment because it was always intended that he was meant to help Harley? Sorry, I’m not going to tell you that! I will say he is still around in book three though. The belief in spirits is still and always will be something that is highly debated, but I think they might be around. Just as I think that despite appearances, there is a bit of magic in the world and maybe things aren’t exactly as we see them. And if you are wondering if that last statement is foreshadowing the rest of the series…then you’re right.
Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life.
She soon realizes it was anything but that.
Low on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh, killed himself.
Or did he?
As disturbing dreams and hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind the previous tenant’s death than a simple suicide. She finds her life further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was also his best friend. Could this handsome but evasive pub owner have something to do with Brody’s death?
Trying to piece together the events surrounding Brody’s death proves to be a daunting task, but Harley can’t give up. Brody won’t let her. He is still in the apartment with her, trapped in limbo until she finds his killer.
But he’s not waiting for revenge.
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The Untimely Death of Brody WalshPublished March 17th 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Brody Walsh’s life is left in disarray when his girlfriend is found brutally raped and murdered. But it completely shatters when his best friend, Nolan is arrested for the crime.
Even as the media is portraying him as a monster, Brody knows Nolan isn’t capable of murder.
That leaves the question: Who is?
Once the trial begins, Brody discovers just how little he knew about his girlfriend, spurring him to dig into her past for possible answers. And as Aggie, his long time confidant and childhood crush, stands by his side through all of this, he finds his own past resurfacing when his feelings for her reignite. But as the media and the prosecutors close in on Nolan, ready to convict him for a crime he didn’t commit, Brody will be forced to make a choice.
A choice that will lead to his untimely death.
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J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn’t writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.