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The Ghost on the Stairs

Get ready for halloween with this novella, an Electric Eclectic book. Prepare to be swooned and spooked!

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When a good looking guy walks into a café and asks for you by name, you sit up and take notice. Cassie is instantly attracted to Damien Mathers, who is also a World Super Bike Champion. He needs her help to banish a ghost. That is not what Cassie does but Damien is very persuasive!
 
The Ghost on the Stairs takes clairvoyant Cassie on a journey she won’t forget. It leaves her un-nerved and scared – not because of it, but what it unleases within her.
 
Damien doesn’t believe in the paranormal, until he witnesses something he can’t explain. He is falling for Cassie but how can he love her dark side, too?
 
Can Cassie hold on to Damien? Can she banish the ghosts and save her relationship?”
 
“Karen J Mossman manages something quite unique. This is a story that will make you laugh and scare you at the same time.”
 
 

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Have you lost a loved one? Do you see or hear them? This anthology gives you a selection of short stories plus two poems about the ghosts who can’t move on, be it due to love or hate.

From the Highlands of Scotland to Wales, England, the USA & Canada, you will find something which suits you.

Thanks to participants the world over.

M J Mallon, Cathy-Lee Chopping, Mara Reitsma, Karen J Mossman, C A Keith, C L Williams, Claire Plaisted, Dan McAteer & Michael Lynes.

PLEASE NOTE THE ENGLISH SPELLING AND GRAMMAR IS FROM THE ORIGIN OF WHERE THE AUTHOR LIVE.

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All of the books in the series are free to download – Happy Reading!


STORIES & POETRY

A short story about the cover – Claire Plaisted

Ode to Love – A poem by M J Mallon

A Good Son by Karen J. Mossman

A Highland Haunting by Dan McAteer

Dream Threads by C A Keith

Frost of Heart by Michael Lynes

Reunited at Last by C L Williams

Winged Secrets by Mara Reitsma

Pride and Witchery by Cathy-Lee Chopping

Ed’s Shadow Poetry – A poem by M J Mallon


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Mara Reitsma
Claire Plaisted


I was at Pedro’s house and we were making out on the sofa. My head was back, my neck stretched in pleasure, my eyes flicked open and there was his mother looking through the window.

 

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The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold

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What would you do if you could speak to the dead?

Cassie Newbold tries to use her gift in a positive way although, sometimes things happen that are out of her control.

This is a collection of short stories featuring Cassie, who is sassy, quirky and sometimes doesn’t know her own powers.

 

“I like how the author draws the reader in to her story. I felt as if I was witnessing what the writer was talking about. Some stories were more eerie than others but they each felt real,” says a reviewer.

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Excerpt from The Slap

part of The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold.

 

It only took a moment, all happening as I clasped his hand. I let go as if I’d been stung and my head straightened. Gunner stared at me. I’m the calmest person in the world, but at that moment, I felt like a mad woman full of rage and unable to do anything with it. For a moment I saw his eyes flicker as he registered it.

There was a fizz in the air like an electrical current bouncing from the painted walls. Everything seemed to go very still and silent. Energy like I’d never felt before coursed through me.

What the hell was going on in this man’s mind?

Both he and I took a step backwards and the lights flickered on and off. The cell door banged shut and from the corner of my eye, I saw Seb move involuntary to the wall as if pinned there.

Ronnie Gunner looked terrified and shrank back, his legs hit the bunk as he sat heavily.

The urge to fasten my hands around his neck and squeeze was very strong. I’d never had such a guttural feeling before, but this man was like no one I had ever met.

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Author Bio and Social Media Links

Karen J Mossman comes from a family of journalists with her grandfather and uncle having been newspaper editors. Further back a 2x grandfather wrote for his local paper and also published a book based on those articles. Karen is the only one to go into fiction.

Karen is also an avid blogger and book reviewer, “It’s especially important to me to have feedback from my readers, so please leave a review when you have read one of my books.”

Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the north Wales coast with her husband and two dogs. She has two grown up children, who were both born on the same day, two years apart.


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The Haunting is a novella and features Cassie in her biggest haunting yet. Throw in a handsome guy and a sprinkling of humour and you get a damn good read.

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Have you found Found!

It it always lovely when someone blogs about one of your books. Found is one of my favourite stories because missing people are intriguing, don’t you think?

Visit Urbanhype to see what they have said, and don’t forget to follow the blog!

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Eight years ago, after a series of family arguments, Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was devastating.

Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel.  One evening a programme about missing people comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.

Everything Mandy had tried to forget returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.

Will she have the courage to face the past and realise the misunderstanding was caused by her family’s unique situation?

Found! is a story of courage and hope and a bond that never breaks.

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Excerpt 

That night, she woke in a cold sweat. Jamie tried to rouse her. Again…

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The Haunting

I’m very pleased to present my brand new book released under the Electric Eclectic brand.

I’m a multi genre author, and only realised when I had finished writing this that it was much more than just a scary story. There is also a good romantic story, and quite a bit of humour in it, too. It really was fun to write because I was challenged early on in the year to write a romance story featuring motor sport. I knew nothing about sport, so had to do a little research. Then the next step was to decide who would be my main character.

Cassie Newbold features in my short story collection called The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold. She is a clairvoyant, and while the stories are humorous in places, they are also very dark, as Cassie has some challenging encounters. So it seemed perfect to have a feature length story and introduce a hot World Champion Moto Sport biker.

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Genre: Horror/Humour/Romance

Description

When a man-mountain of a guy walks into a café and asks for you by name, you sit up and take notice. Cassie is instantly attracted to Damien Mathers, who is also a World Super Bike Champion. He wants her help to banish a ghost. However, Cassie explains she is a clairvoyant, not an exorcist. Damien though, is very persuasive!

The Haunting takes Cassie on a journey she won’t forget. A ghost who leaves her un-nerved and scared – not because of it, but what it unleases within her.

Damien doesn’t believe in the paranormal, until he witness something he can’t explain. He also falling in love, but how can he love her dark side?

Can Cassie hold on to Damien?  Can she banish the ghosts and save her relationship?”

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Excerpt

His eyes blazed, he rushed towards me with his hands outstretched. I felt a shiver rise up my back and goosebumps erupted. “Why?” I gasped as he went to grab me but couldn’t. He passed right through and it was like a block of ice filled me. I spun around to see him disappear into the darkness.

That was unnerving, and the shock left me frozen for a moment. If I hadn’t had experienced this before, I’d have been terrified.

Snapping out of it, I went over to the rail and peered down. Isabelle was on her way back up. Contorted and demented, she was worse than before, and nothing like the beautiful girl she once was. She had become a monster. Her head was twisted at an angle, her arms bent at the elbow, facing the wrong way. Her legs spindly and thin, her knees pointing in a different direction to her feet. She was the stuff of nightmares.

Silence was loud

About the Author

You would assume Karen is a big horror and paranormal fan but that that is not the case. “I hate horror films, and haven’t watch anything to do with ghosts since The Exorcist.  I wrote a story a while ago, and as often happens, I let the pen do the writing. It was supposed to be a story about a girl coping with her mother who had dementia, but it turned into something very differnt. You can read it hereSince then I wrote a story for an anthology, and Cassie Newbold was born, and I had a lot of fun creating new situations for her. So it seemed fitting to make The Haunting about her.”

Karen lives of the Isle of Anglesey in Wales with her husband and two dogs. Join her on Facebook and Instagram.

A high-pitched screeching came from somewhere, as the noise inside the house reached a crescendo. Damien struggled to keep us anchored.-1

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Toxic – Double Trouble!

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Two authors, two versions of the same book in two exciting genres of fiction. Karen J Mossman and Karina Kantas present, Toxic.

 

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Lexi isn’t your normal Malok. She craves adventure and freedom from the mundane life forced upon her. 100 years ago, the first drop of acid rain fell. Maloks fled to the mountains, building a new way of life—a desolate life—a life Lexi knows all too well.

Lexi has a plan, her ticket out of this miserable existence, becoming a ranger. Aron, her partner, believes she’s not strong enough to fight alongside him. Lexi will stop at nothing, no matter what the danger, to achieve her independence, even if that means defying him.

Amidst everything, Marcus, Lexi’s childhood best friend makes a sudden return. Before she can rejoice in a reunion, her happiness is crushed when she sees Mae, the bully that had terrorized her in her teens. Marcus was aware of the mental abuse Lexi had suffered and yet the person she loved and the person she hated the most, stand before her, together.

“A powerful dystopian thriller that captures the heart and 
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"A romantic, thrilling read…..Karen dares to challenge relationships
 
bringing them together in troubled times….thougthful and 
thought-provok
ing.”

 “I was fascinated by Stephanie Meyer’s book The Host, where people lived in mountains. This was a world I wanted to explore as a setting for Toxic. Living in a close environment as this, there has to be rules. Those rules don’t always have to be fair. This gave me scope to add intrigue and animosity between my characters.”

Karen J Mossman

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 Karen J Mossman

Karen J Mossman comes from a family of journalists with her grandfather and uncle having been newspaper editors. Further back a 2x grandfather wrote for his local paper and also published a book based on those articles. Karen is the only one to go into fiction.

All Karen’s books are in collections – The Decade Series, Electric Eclectic and Just Stories.’ She is also a founder member of Electric Eclectic books and has four tales in that collection.

Karen is also an avid blogger and book reviewer, “It’s especially important to me to have feedback from my readers, so please leave a review when you have read one of my books.”

Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the North Wales coast with her husband and two dogs. She has two grown up children, who were both born on the same day, two years apart.

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Karina Kantas

 

Karina Kantas is the author of the popular MC thriller series, OUTLAW and the loved romantic fantasy duology, Illusional Reality.

She also writes short stories and when her imagination is working overtime, she writes thought-provoking dark flash fiction.
There are many layers to Karina’s writing style and voice, as you will see in her flash fiction collection, Heads & Tales and in UNDRESSED she opens up more to her fans, giving them another glimpse into her warped mind.

When Karina isn’t busy working on her next bestseller, she’s a publicist, author manager and VA. She’s also the host of the popular radio show, Author Assist on the Artist First Radio Network.

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 “A sensual, erotic read…Karina dares to figure out the nature of 
passi
on…thoughtful and thought-provoking.”


“It was a pleasure to read an erotic story that had an actual plot.

The genre itself is probably the most misunderstood.  The plot 
drives
an erotic story and the sex just adds to the enticing nature 
of it.  
You've done a great job building a world for your reader."

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“Toxic is based in a future world where acid rain forces the people, the Maloks to build their cities inside mountains for protection. What is also amazing is this book has two versions, the romantic and the erotic. In both books the story focuses on a female Malok called Lexi, who is determined to become a Ranger and help society guard against the Outcasts. Only Lexi has little support, even from her own boyfriend, Aron. Mix in a childhood sweetheart, in the shape of Marcus, and the unexpected arrival of Mae, Lexi’s childhood bully and things begin to get interesting. Toxic is the story of Lexi’s determination to satisfy her ambitions, both professionally and personally. The Erotic Toxic tells the same story but delves deeper into Lexi’s sexuality and passions. Whichever Toxic you chose, you find yourself living the fantasy.”

Excerpt

 “Lexi,” greeted the young medic.

“Hey, Sha.” Lexi smiled.

She walked past Sha and sat down on a stool, took a sterile cloth, and wiped away the dead skin, causing her to take an intake of breath. No matter how many times she had been burnt there was no way to get used to that kind of pain.

As she reached for a jar of Dozax paste, Sha spoke. “You’ve been outside again, haven’t you?”

Lexi didn’t answer at first, as she felt the wonderful relief as the paste went to work, taking away the pain and healing the burn. The skin immediately started to regenerate and within moments all that was left on her hand was a green coloured dye, which would eventually fade. Still, Lexi needed to wear a patch that had a tiny spot of Dozax cream to complete the treatment. It was dangerous for any Malok to use Dozax in its pure form. Everything had to be diluted.

“You are such a strange Malok,” Sha said, shaking her head.

Lexi smiled. “I can’t help it. I’d go crazy if I was cooped up here forever.”

“Has your ranger training started?” Sha asked.

Lexi’s grin was wide. “Not yet. At the end of the week,” she answered, still not believing she had been accepted into the academy. “Okay, I’m done,” she said and then jumped off the stool. “See you tomorrow.”

“Oh wait. You have four inoculations to do tomorrow.”

“Four?” Lexi questioned.

“Yes, some Maloks arrived last night with the new commander.”

“Oh, yes I forgot about Jow. So sad. He was nice as a commander, and so approachable and happy all the time, you know?”

“Yeah,” Sha agreed and then giggled. “Remember when he came and said he wanted to learn basic aid? Oh my, he was so funny.”

Lexi laughed as she remembered that day and how he always made her smile. “See even now, just thinking of the late commander makes us happy. He left a great legacy behind.”

“He sure did. Let’s just hope the new one can live up to that.”

“Okay, I’m off. See you tomorrow, Sha.”

“I will have the Dozax jabs ready for you in the incubator,” Sha called.

“Super! Thanks,” Lexi mumbled.

Lexi still couldn’t get that sad day out of her mind. She even had to visit the Charmer to talk and get closure. The loss of Commander Jow was hard for everyone. A party of fifteen went out that day and only two returned. Lexi wished for peace every day, but the only way that would happen was if the Outcasts and the Maloks agreed to share.

She shook her head. Of course, that would never happen, she was kidding herself. Outcasts needed the Terra leaves to feed their addiction. Never mind that this amazing plant could cure pain, protect the body from germs, Illness and normal medical problems that come from age and a weary body. She couldn’t imagine how life used to be when young people would die, because they didn’t know the secret of the plant and the properties it possessed. So, sad, she thought, as she quickly made her way back to the residence she shared with Aron.

Everyone assumed that Lexi and Aron would marry and settle down. Her friends certainly thought so, and at the start, so did Lexi. Only now she had woken up, and the adventurous Lexi wanted so much more from life and becoming a ranger was a step in the right direction.

 

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 Karina and Karen and proud to associate Toxic with Electric, Eclectic books.

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Happy Birthday

by Karen J Mossman

I’ve always been terrible with figures. I’ve failed at maths all my life. Those few maths exams I took, I panicked, and even today, when I run into a maths equation, I go number blind. Now I feel I have a sort of dyslexia for numbers, is there such a thing?

Like many other people I forget things and have often wondered how actors learn and remember their lines. I know I couldn’t.

So, it’s very strange that from a young age, I’ve remembered people’s birthdays. My children used to joke with me by randomly naming family members asking when their birthday was.

What makes it more odd is how I remember the birthday of everyone I have ever known. Not at all useful when you see a date and  know it is someone’s birthday who you haven’t spoken to, or seen for forty years!

Consequently, I was always buying birthday cards and have now started a new venture of making and selling my own. Previous to this, I would sought out people who made them, as they are much nicer to send than shop bought ones.

The other thing that niggled me over the years is if you provide a service, one that you work hard to produce, you generally wouldn’t expect to be only paid a quarter of what it is worth. Yet that is the case for indie authors, like me.

Take Amazon for instance, although they are a great retailer and offer a good service, they take the majority of royalties from my books. I only sell them for a £1, which is the market value these days. So imagine how much I get of that. Less than  twenty five pence out of every pound.

So why don’t readers buy directly from authors? Wouldn’t it be better the full amount went to the person who did the work, or provided a service?

Online shopping has really taken off these last few years, most people use it. You can buy a birthday card online and have it sent directly to your recipient and you don’t even have to leave your armchair.

So how about buying and e-book and a card and have them sent directly to the person of your choice?

This is what I am offering on Kazz’s Books and Cards. You can buy cards individually or in packs. You can have them posted to yourself or the person of your choice. More importantly, you can also buy a gift of an e-book or a paperback alone with a pretty card.

This is an invitation for you to come and like my page and when you next have a birthday to buy for, consider me and my books.

 

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Will you share my page on your timeline? Everyone. buy cards and gift sand it will help me spread the word as far as possible.

 

Kazz’s Books and Cards