Welcome to my portion of Melissa Bowersock’s movable, virtual ghostly feast in celebration of the release of her new book, Stone’s Ghost. Tell you a secret? Ghost stories are one of my guilty pleasures. So are sweets! That’s why I’m pleased to host dessert on my blog. I even tidied up a bit. No, never mind why that closet door won’t stay closed. First, a little about her book.

Matthew Stone doesn’t believe in ghosts … until he meets one. He owns a successful business in Lake Havasu, Arizona, home to the famed London Bridge that was brought over stone by stone and rebuilt over the Colorado River. He has a gorgeous girlfriend, a doting mother, and more money than he needs, but no time for stories about the ghosts who were transplanted from England with the famed bridge. When a chance encounter with a female ghost leads to unexpected friendship, Matt and the ghost are forced to rely on each other as they confront the pasts that haunt them.

Now I’ll turn this post over to Melissa. Grab a cup of tea and some goodies and enjoy!


Welcome to the Friendly Ghost Party, a celebration of the launch of my new book, Stone’s Ghost on July 26, 2013. I want to thank Laurie for co-hosting the party with me.

If you’ve been to my blog, you know that we’ve got a virtual ghost buffet going on. My blog had the appetizers, Carolyn had the main meals but now we’re onto the good stuff:


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Strawberry Ghosts!

Mini Ghost Cupcakes!

Meringue Ghosts!

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Ghost Cupcake Cones!

Ghost Cookies!

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This buffet continues on the sites of several other friendly bloggers who have also offered to co-host the party as well, so you’ll want to hop over to the other sites for more food items. As you’ll see below, we’ve got appetizers, main meals, drinks and desserts. (Good ideas for your next Halloween party!)

Blogger Blog Website Topic
Melissa Bowersock http://mjb-wordlovers.blogspot.com Ghost-Appetizers, overview
Carolyn Schriber http://www.katzenhausbooks.com/blog Ghost-Main Meals
Lorraine Reguly http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Ghost-Drinks
Carol Wyer http://facing50withhumour.com/ Book information
Yvonne Hertzberger http://yvonnehertzberger.wordpress.com/ Book info, review

Please share the love by visiting the co-host blogs, browsing through the food items, leaving a comment if you like, sending out a tweet and telling your friends. (If you right-click on a link above, then choose “open in new window/tab,” you won’t lose your place here.)

Now, this party is about more than food. If you don’t already know, there are a couple of contests you can enter. One is on the Facebook event page where you can post pictures of anything ghost-related. Encourage your friends to “like” your post, because the one with the most likes at the end of the day wins a prize package. The second contest is on my blog. Here you can post a ghost story in the comments section, and again, at the end of the day, I will pick a random winner of a prize package. (If you don’t have any of the profiles in the dropdown box when you comment, just choose Anonymous, but please put your name in your comment so I’ll know who you are!) I’ll be tweeting the winners and other announcements throughout the day using hashtag #FriendlyGhostParty.

Here’s the Stone’s Ghost Prize Package: a mouse pad, autographed book, bookmark and magnet. How fun is that?


And, just to share the love, there’s a giveaway going on at Goodreads. The winner will be chosen on July 27, so if you haven’t entered, hop on over there and do that.

Finally, to celebrate the new book, I have put the Kindle version of Stone’s Ghost on sale for just 99 cents for today only. And, just for fun, I’ve discounted the Kindle versions of all my previous books as well. You can find them all from my author page at Amazon.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the party!