Welcome to Day 1 of the “Whispers Of The Past” Blog Tour! @GodsAngel1 @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub

{NOTE:  This is not an RRBC member-tour}

GIVEAWAYS:  (5) e-book copies of WHISPERS OF THE PAST. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on the authors’ tour page as well as any other stop along the tour. 

I’m pleased to serve as the opening host to this 10-Day multi-author blog tour and the anthology sounds like an intriguing read!  Please help me welcome Kaye Lynne Booth to Watch Nonnie Write! and be sure to snag your copy of WHISPERS OF THE PAST before leaving today!

Kaye, the floor is all yours!

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BOOK BLURB:

A paranormal anthology with nine stories from six authors, including the winning story in the 2019 WordCrafter Paranormal Short Fiction Contest, A Peaceful Life I’ve Never Known, by Jeff Bowles.

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The Paranormal by Kaye Lynne Booth

The paranormal. It is fascinating to us. Most of us can relate at least one experience that seemingly can only be explained by paranormal causes. Anyone who has had someone close to them pass may have several which they could tell about. I know I do. I’m a believer because I’ve had encounters that I know came from beyond. I can feel it. Maybe you have, too? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments, if you have one you’re willing to share.

Believers or not, there’s nothing like a good ghost story. Or maybe a tale of the weird and eerie, that raises goosebumps on the skin? It is fun to be scared when we’re in a safe environment where we aren’t in any real danger. That’s the beauty of literature and film. We can live vicariously through the characters without risking any harm to ourselves. I can remember as a kid, going to the theater, and I always chose the scary movies even though I might cover my eyes during the scenes where the bad stuff happened. We are drawn to this genre because the paranormal makes us question reality as we know it.

It is also the reason that I chose the paranormal genre for the 2019 WordCrafter Short Fiction Anthology and Whispers of the Past was born. The stories in the anthology were selected from entries into the 2019 Paranormal Short Fiction Contest which was the first of its kind for WordCrafte Press. The result is eight short stories, by six different authors, including the winner of the contest, “A Peaceful Life I’ve Never Known”. Also included is “Orbs” and “Tanked” by Laurel McHargue, “The Kite Flyer’s Lighthouse” by Julie Goodswen, “The Last of the Lavender” and “Missed Signs” by Robbie Cheadle, “Partners in Time” by Stevie Turner, and my own story “The Woman in the Water”. Each one of these stories will make you think and ponder reality, and they may even bring on a case of those goosebumps. Especially when you consider that to every good story, there is a grain of truth.

If you missed out on last year’s contest, have no fear. There is still time to get your entry in for the 2020 WordCrafter Paranormal Western Short Fiction Contest.  The old west is filled with ghosts. All you have to do is tell their stories. The winner receives a $25 Amazon gift card and guaranteed publication in the 2020 anthology. You can find full submission guidelines here: https://wp.me/pVw40-49e

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AUTHOR BIO:

Kaye Lynn Booth

For Kaye Lynne Booth, writing is her passion. It is a very strange time indeed when Kaye Lynne does not have at least three WIPs, in addition to her other writings, teaching and other life activities. Kaye Lynne lives, works and plays in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

Visit her author’s blog and website, “Writing to be Read” to learn more about Kaye Lynne Booth and her writing.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:  @GodsAngel1

Amazon Author Page

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27 Comments

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Hello Kaye Lynne. Nice book launch and tour.

    I had an unusual spiritual awakening in an unusul place at an unexpected time. The person sitting next to me said I had been touched. Obviously he saw something happening to me. What do you do after that? I definitely believe in the unbelievable. It is nothing to fool around with.

    Thanks Nonnie for introducing Kaye.

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  2. This anthology looks fascinating – I like it when the lines are blurred between what’s real.

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    • Hi Wendy. Thanks for visiting and commenting here. The stories in “Whispers of the Past” are all a little ‘blurry’. You’ll love them. 🙂

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  3. I’ve been fascinated by the paranormal since childhood, but like Nonnie I’m lucky to have had proof that there’s an afterlife. When visiting a medium many years ago I was given a message from my deceased uncle. Day after day I’d had trouble fitting the key into the front door of my flat, and my uncle told me that he’d seen this. He also said I’d never have any difficulty again, and I never did!

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  4. I listened to ghost stories on radio as a kid. so I think ghost stories don’t have to be horror stories. Thank you for hosting the tour, Nonie!

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting, Miriam. You are right. “Ghost” is not synonymous with “Horror”. The stories included in “Whispers of the Past” are not horror, but they are thought provoking. I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

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      • I’m sure I will. I know some of the authors. 🙂

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  5. peggyhattendorfcom

    Kaye Lynne, I enjoyed learning more about you and your paranormal anthology, “Whispers of the Past.”
    This is a super send-off with Nonnie hosting you on the first day of your Blog Tour.

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    • Thank you for visiting me here, Peggy. I am excited about this tour. It is a great anthology with thought provoking tales of the paranormal kind which lovers of the paranormal genre won’t want to miss. I got to work with a great group of authors, so for me, that was a definite plus.

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  6. I love paranormal stories. When I was younger, I loved scary movies, but now, my anxiety keeps me away from them. I know of several people who have interacted with spirits, but I will share my story. I tried getting pregnant for years and couldn’t. I eventually went to a specialist who told me I had a 1% chance of getting pregnant without any intervention. The first time I tried artificial insemination didn’t work. The second time had worse odds of working, but we tried anyway. Several nights later, I had a dream that my grandfather, who had since passed, visited me and handed me a beautiful baby boy. Nine months later, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I truly believe that my grandfather is his guardian angel and watches of the both of us. 🙂

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    • A beautiful encounter with the paranormal, Yvette. Thank you so much for sharing.
      I was fortunate to have the opportunity for two psychic readings after my son died, and I am certain that he came through to me on both occasions. I knew because I felt him there. I know it was him, and I am so grateful for those experiences.

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      • I’m so sorry about the loss of your son. When my aunt died, my mom, sister, and I went to a group sessions where she didn’t even know our names, and she was able to tell us things about my aunt that no one else would have known.

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      • Yes. When it is true phenomena, you just know. You can feel them. Thank you for chatting with me here Yvette. It’s been a pleasure.

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  7. Reblogged this on Writing to be Read and commented:
    Day one of the “Whispers of the Past” book blog tour. Join in the fun and explore the realms of the paranormal.

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  8. I agree with Kaye Lynn – there is nothing like a good ghost story! Thanks for sharing this book, Nonnie!

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  9. Mar

    I love the paranormal genre and have had my own share of odd experiences. Looking forward to the rest of the blog tour. Thanks for hosting, Nonnie!

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  10. Kaye Lynne, I have had similar encounters, as well. Before this particular one, I did not believe in such things. I had a friend whose wife had passed on and I would call periodically to check on the husband and children. I had never met the wife or heard her voice “live.” I had heard her voice on the answering machine which the hubby said he would never remove. So, this particular morning I call and a woman answers the phone (I thought it was the husband’s mom or sister) and I ask for the hubby and the woman says to me, “He’s not in.” I say “OK, would you please just let him know that I was calling to check on the family?” She says “OK” and hangs up. When I spoke w/the hubby later and mentioned that I had called to check in on them and that I had left a message with the woman who answered the phone, he shares with me that there was no woman in his home. I said to him, “Well, there had to have been because a woman answered my call and told me that you were out.” He yells upstairs to his son and asks, “Did grandma or auntie come by while I was out?” The son responds, “No, dad.” He returns to the line and says, “Nope, no woman was here. My mom and sister always call me before they head over so that I can give my son permission to open the door.” I was adamant that a woman had taken my call and my message that morning. He said to me, “Well, maybe it was (wife’s name). When she was dying, she said to me that she would always watch over us and I believe that she is.” He said it so non-chalantly that I was blown away. I hung up the phone and cried for the rest of that day. My mind was swirling, thinking that I had spoken with a “ghost.” To this day, that is one memory that I will never forget. The husband was so calm about it and so accepting, that I believed he had such experiences with his deceased wife all the time.

    So, there’s my story and since I’m one of the most sane and sensible people I know, I’m sticking to it!

    I hope my sharing will allow others to share their stories here as well.

    Have fun!

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    • This is an amazing story, Nonnie. Thank you for sharing it here.

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    • Thank you for sharing with us here. Sometimes when dealing with the paranormal, there may be other explanations that could be forced to fit the circumstances, but you just know it was an encounter from beyond, like the man in your story. I believe that I have had many such encounters with my son, who passed. When it is someone you love and miss having in your life, the feeling that they are there can be quite comforting.

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  11. I enjoyed this post about the Paranormal genre, Kaye. I must admit that I hate horror movies and avoid them like the plague, but I do enjoy good stories and good writing. I wish you luck with this new anthology and with the rest of your tour! Thanks for hosting, Nonnie!

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    • Thanks for reading and commenting, John. I must admit that I love reading and writing horror and paranormal although I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea.

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    • Thanks for supporting their tour, John!

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