A dream huh? Nice post and great excerpt. Thanks for sharing
Wow, great excerpt, Sharon, sent shivers down my spine!
Hi Sharon~waving. I love this book. Was one of favorite reads. Hard to put down.Sue B
Hello, all! A warm thank you to Maureen for hosting me. JRS rocks the page!Hi Rita, ideas often come to me in a dream for a storyline. I guess we spend so much time thinking about characters and how to develop the plot that they live in our subconscious mind.Hi Paula, thanks for commenting. So glad you enjoyed the excerpt. The Master, villain of HBF gave me a shiver or two too!Thanks so much Sue! You make me smile. HBF was fun to write, blending old Hollywood with Gothic architecture, a demented fan and a romantic hero!
Hi Sharon sweet friendWhat an intriguing post. You know I love all your books and it's hard to choose a favourite but 'Her Biggest Fan' is certainly up there near the top of my list. It's a wonderful read, full of suspense and SO atmoshpheric. You are an amazing and talented writer and I wish you even more success for the future, may you go on from strength to strength.
Bar Harbor is a perfect setting for your story. I can picture some of the old mansions there as the scene for the excerpt. The excerpt is intriguing and makes me want to read more.
Great post (as always) and the excerpt is very provoking! You certainly have a way of making a villain very scary!
You my friend are simply one of those rare talents! You gave me a nightmare the day I read it from cover to cover. And who doesn't live Oliver!
I'm not sure I'd be reading your 'Her Biggest Fan' on a night like last night, Sharon. The wind howled on and off all night, the timbers of my old (close on 200yrs) house creaked yet the sky was sparkling with stars and clear as a bell. your novel, I think, would have scared me to ....something!
Hi Lyn, dear friend, thank you so much for your kind words, blush! Yes HBF is quite atmospheric with all the stormy weather and partly the reason I chose Bar Harbor as the setting. Thunder storms go a long way in a romantic suspense. So happy you liked it so much.Hi Ellis, thank you so much. If you like old mansions overlooking the sea, stormy nights in Frenchman Bay, a demented fan and a generous dose of romance, I think you’ll enjoy Her Biggest Fan. I love exploring old mansions and am quite fond of Bar Harbor. Somehow playing games with those wax gargoyles seemed to take off so I ran with it!Hi Patsy, my dear. Thank you so much. The Master is a chilling stalker and getting into his head was a bit daunting!Mary my friend, blush! Cover to cover in one night, wow! Sorry it gave you a nightmare, my dear! But what’s a villain without a wee shiver or two. LOLHi Nancy, sounds like a perfect setting for another romantic suspense! I think your 200 year old house would be absolutely fascinating to live in and perfect for stirring the imagination. You know the old saying, ‘If the walls could talk‘ Thanks for commenting.
Hi Sharon, I like your suspense roots. Very eerie stuff. And your book sounds fascinating, the kind I'll need to read with all the lights on. I've been to Bar Harbor and can imagine the thunder and those waves crashing against the rugged cliffs.I thoroughly enjoyed this blog!
Hi Lynne, thank you so much for commenting. I thought Bar Harbor the perfect setting for HBF. I've toured many an old mansion and am totally intrigued by the rich history and resident ghosts!Sharon DonovanRomantic Suspense with a Twist of Faith Sign up for Sharon’s newsletter My firstname.lastname@example.org My blogWhere the one and only Oliver will mix your favorite cocktail with a wink and a smile!http://sharondonovan.blogspot.com
The ghost story gave me a shiver. I remember seeing floating balls of light in SC but they were called swamp gas (there are no swamps in the Piedmont of SC). The blurb and excerpt sound as shivery as your take on the phenomenon
I find tales like your flaming ball very fascinating, Sharon. I might start a thread on the "Forum" on local folklore. :)
Nitethyme, ghost stories fascinate me endlessly. I never tire of hearing them and feel there is a reason so many have been seen over the centuries. I find the light on the swamp intriguing. Hmm…wonder what is lurking in the water?Maureen, thank you so much for hosting me! I love talking about the otherworldly and think adding a thread on this subject would draw lots of attention. There’s an old myth that claims that when there is a violent death, the troubled soul is unable to cross to the other side and will linger…