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Monday, March 14, 2016

Spirts, Romance and Murder... Afterlife by Cecilia Corona #ghosts #romance

So happy to be able to let everyone in on how I came up with the idea for my story Afterlife.

My new story Afterlife is featured in a Valentine's Day Anthology: Be My Everything.
Let me start off with the description of my story, then we can get to how I came up with the idea to write it!

About the Book:
Scotlynn Marjun, a psychic medium, is finally turning her life around when she opens up her shop called Afterlife where she helps clients – both living and dead – find peace, but then a past love shows up to shake things up. Marshall Kingston is rich, handsome, and a real charmer, but when his stepmother plans his murder, he seeks his ex-girlfriend’s special talents to bring justice to his family. Murder. Mayhem. Ghosts. Valentine’s Day promises to be an adventure of a lifetime.

Now for how the idea came to be. 
I am a Massage Therapist and I believe in ghosts. Lets just get that out there before I go any further. One day at work, while I was massaging a client, I kept feeling something brush up against my leg and it kept freaking me out. So of course my mind instantly goes to there must be a ghost in the room.

I laugh now at myself for thinking that. I mean why would a ghost be inside the Massage Room? When I get up from my stool, I feel something brush up against my leg again. When I look down, I realize it's the sheet! I couldn't help but silently giggle at myself. At this point my writer's cap goes on and my mind starts racing with ideas.

After leaving the room, I had the idea of a woman who is a Massage Therapist who could not only see ghosts but is also a psychic. The rest of the story fell into place when I started writing. I really enjoyed writing this story. Scotlynn has to be my favorite woman character I've written thus far.

Scotlynn is smart, gorgeous and very strong willed. Everyone loves a strong female heroine and I feel Scotlynn fits that description. 

I plan on writing more stories with Scotlynn and I can't wait to share them with you.

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Until Next Time.  Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. I chuckled when I read about your thinking the sheet was a ghosts. Too funny.

    I enjoyed your story Afterlife. Action, romance and the paranormal rolled into a suspenseful tale. Can't wait to read more Scotlynn adventures.

    1. I'm so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it.

  2. I always love hearing where writers get their inspiration for certain books, and yours is especially fun, Cecilia! It sounds like a great story. I love the whole aura of mystery about it!

    1. Thank you. I swear my story ideas never come from something normal. It always involves something strange.

  3. Even though I do not believe in ghosts, I found your story idea so intriguing. Wouldn't it be cool to have such a talented therapist who could help with those in the afterlife? I think you have a fantastic story idea.
    I wish you every success and happiness, Celcilia.

  4. Cecilia, it is nice to meet a fellow PbRJV author. I admire your imagination as I'm an author who doesn't venture into the paranormal in my books. I love your heroine's name. Very unique and easily remembered. I wish you success with this book and all future books about Scotlynn's adventures.

    1. Funny story about how I got her name. Truck hauling produce had a similar spelling of the name and I liked it, so I used it.


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