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Monday, September 15, 2014

Beyond the Book



In this excerpt from Rest Thy Head, Peyton interviews for a job at Rest Thy Head.

Patrick thought for a moment. “You’d be working for my
brother. Would his face bother you?”

“No, it wouldn’t. It surprised me this morning, but I don’t
mind.”

Patrick pursed his lips. “We don’t have a room for you.
You’d have to find somewhere to live.”

“How about the maid’s room on the third floor?”

Patrick’s eyebrows shot straight up. “Who told you about
that room?”

“One of the maids.”

“I don’t know what to tell you about that.” He ran his hand
through his red hair and made it stand straight up. “We’ve had
guests stay in the room before, but not for long. People say it’s
haunted.”

Peyton burst into laughter.

“You laugh now, but if you see something you probably
won’t laugh. The last guest who stayed there left in the middle of
the night. He said some woman kept pushing him out of the bed.”

Peyton laughed again. How could anyone really believe in
ghosts? “Sounds like a vivid dream to me. I don’t believe in ghosts.
I’m perfectly willing to live in that room if you hire me.”

He still looked doubtful, but he gave in with good grace.
“Okay. We’ll talk to Jake around two if that’s convenient for you.”

Blurb:

Running away from a fiancĂ© who betrayed her, Peyton O’Malley finds employment at a beautiful bed and breakfast inn called Rest Thy Head.  She didn’t expect to live in the haunted room or to fall for the inn’s owner, a fire-scarred, war veteran who uses the inn to hide away from the world.  She didn’t expect her sister to show up at Rest Thy Head either, much less her formidable mother.

Now, thanks to the aid of a friendly ghost, Peyton has a shot at true love, and so does her sister

 Ashley, provided the guys cooperate of course!  

Coming 9/23 from Astraea Press.

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