Interview with Suzi Albracht
1) Tell us about your book
My ghost series – An OBX Haunting – has two books in it, and more to come. Book 1 is A Love Haunting, Book 2 is The Siren of Diamond Shoals. The genre is Paranormal Romance/Ghost. The series is a forever love story told through the eyes of a ghost. There are tears to be shed, laughs to enjoy, and even some adventure.
In Book 1, A Love Haunting, we meet Jordan Snow, a newly deceased man who fears he is doomed to wander the sandy roads of the OBX and be alone forever. However, as he shuffles along, feeling sorry for himself, he meets Luke, a skateboarding angel who was sent to teach Jordan the ropes of being dead and his new undead life is changed forever. Luke also introduces him to new friends, a trio of ghosts who haunt The Black Pelican restaurant – Maggie, Elise, and T.L. While Jordan enjoys playing Go Fish with his new friends and surfing with Luke, he has one burning wish. He yearns for one last kiss from the wife he left behind when he died. His new friends decide to team up and help Jordan get his kiss but a storm of the century is about to hit the OBX and ruin their plans.
In Book 2, Jordan has a secret. He had promised Luke that he would allow his wife to get on with life and never try to contact her again. But Jordan has already broken that promise. He has been calling Emily on the phone and watching her from the house next door to hers. Now just as Jordan is trying to figure out a way to confess to Luke, he and his friends find out that one of their people (a shadow person being transitioned to a ghost) has been captured by a pair of drunken pirates who plan to use her to get back in the good graces of Blackbeard. Since Jordan and his friends are not fighters, they must figure out a way to trick the pirates and send them running for the hills. Let’s just say that ploy involves dressing up like KISS. Once they get Cecelia back to safety, Jordan discovers there is more to the story. It seems that Cecelia has some critical information. Moira, the Siren of Diamond Shoals, has something of theirs locked away in a chest in her dungeon – the bones of Maggie and Elise’s husbands once thought to have been lost at sea. Now Jordan and the gang have to come up with a new plan. A bigger, better plan because Moira is the most dangerous Siren on the Eastern Seaboard and she is mean.
I also write Supernatural Horror Crime Fiction books. That series is called The Devil’s Due Collection. It contains three books at present – Death Most Wicked, The Devil’s Lieutenant, and Scorn Kills. While The Devil’s Due Collection doesn’t have ghosts, it does have some very dark characters who will give you chills. And some potential candidates for book boyfriends. Check me out on Amazon.
2) Who is your main character? Jordan Snow is the leading character.
Luke, Elise, Maggie, and T.L. appear in both books, they are joined in Book 2 by several new characters that they meet in their adventures. I love Jordan. He is a sweet guy who is very naïve in some ways. And he is devoted to his wife. He was a doctor before he died, so he is a healer too. Plus he makes a good book boyfriend.
3) Do your ghosts have any special abilities or traits?
Jordan is a newbie ghost. Luke is a transition angel who teaches him all the ins and outs of being a ghost. Because Jordan is newly dead, he has options available to him. For instance, he doesn’t just hang out where he died, popping out and scaring anyone who happens by. Under Luke’s tutelage, he learns how to suck electricity to give him the ability to transport anywhere he wishes. Jordan also has a thing about shoplifting, so he figures out a way to leave money whenever he takes something from a store. He becomes a transition ghost at the end of Book 1. That means he goes to the scene when someone dies and helps them to either go into “the light” or learn how to be a ghost. His first assist is a little girl who is 8 going on thirty. Because she doesn’t believe in God or Heaven, she is to stay on earth. Jordan does his best to show her the ropes, but she is a handful and plays tricks on him.
4) What is your favorite movie featuring a ghost and why?
I can’t answer that question with one answer. There are two ghost movies I loved. I loved the movie Ghost because it was so romantic, and it opened your mind to the possibilities of what could be in the hereafter. The thought that someone could love you so much that they would hang around to keep you safe rather than go into “the light” is so romantic.
My second movie choice is Beetlejuice. I loved the quirkiness and humor of this film. It was so uniquely fun and fascinating. I wouldn’t want to experience the craziness there, but I loved watching it.
I guess you could say that my taste in ghost movies is reflected in my An OBX Haunting books. While I like the spooky ghosts, I find the funny and loving ghosts more memorable, more probable.
5) Where can readers find out more about your work?
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About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
“Description begins in the writer’s imagination, but should finish in the reader’s.”