Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Guest Post: Eric Garrison- Lizzie - I was in Love With a Ghoul

Hello Everyone,

Please welcome Eric Garrison of Seventh Star Press to my blog today. Or is it someone else blogging for him...?

Hello all you lovely bloggy people! Eric has asked me to write you a blog. Bloggity blog, it's fun to say. Say it with me. "Blog!" So, I thought to myself, what should I write about? Let's see, what kind of stuff do you like over at "Vampires, Witches, and me... oh my!"? Just look at all those bare-chested paranormal men. Raar. I decided what you want to know about is the dirt. The deets. The juicy stuff. You know, lurve!

 So I'll just dive right in. My boyfriend Brett was a ghoul. What that means takes some telling! Brett isn't quite like those beefy vamps and rugged lycan boys. He's a dreamy nerdy guy. Yeah, everyone has a type, and mine has sandy hair and chases ghosts with techy gadgets. He's got a nice bottom, too, and he'll blush a few adorable shades of pink if he sees this. Ha ha! He rocks a pair of owlish glasses, and when he peers over the top of them at me, I just melt. What can I say, I just love a guy with brains.

 And you might expect me to make a "braaaains" joke at this point, since I brought up his ghoul nature. Well, yes, his body temperature did sink toward room temperature. But that's really the most ghouls and zombies have in common. He's alive, not undead. He doesn't crave the flesh (or brains) of the living, but instead wanted dead meat... okay so this is a little gross, but ghouls like it a bit past the expiry date, if you get what I mean.

 Without getting all technical, what happened to Brett is that he was possessed for a short while, and when I drove out the demon, it left a bit of a spiritual hole that let his soul leak out bit by bit. More of him resided in the shadow world, between our world and the afterlife. And this says a bit too much about me, but when I found out that Brett was part ghost? That was a bit of a turn on that I didn't expect. We spend our free time hunting ghosts to understand them better, you know, so I guess the idea of my man floating through walls, seeing further into the other world than we ever had? It's exciting!

 SPOILER ALERT! Don't read the next paragraph if you don't want to know spoilery spoilers! If you peek, it's all on you! Last warning!

So, Brett got better. I won't say how, but it was something he had to work out on his own. I've done my magical best to keep this from ever happening again. I sort of miss having a ghost boyfriend, but I've seen what happens when the "ghoul syndrome" goes too far... eventually there's no coming back, and I couldn't bear losing him that way.  So, he's back to warm and cuddly body temperature, which is a relief, because chilly kisses aren't as much fun as they make it look on Buffy! And I'm glad his tastes in food have gone back to pizza and fries, rather than last week's manager's special at the grocery store butcher.

We have our ups and downs, and it was a hard time, but I stuck by my guy and we saw it through. Ghoul or no, ghost or no, he's mine, and I'm keeping him!

Book Synopsis Sinking Down: Poor Little Ghoul
Paranormal investigators Brett and Liz find themselves back in over their heads when a forest hunt for a roadkill-eating creature offers up a little surprise. Back home with their ghoulish house guest, it becomes clear there’s more to this investigation than either of them thought. Worse than that, Brett's own fate is linked to the little ghoul's.
So it's back out on the road, with plenty of time for pit stops with a greedy ex, a convention of ghost hunters, partying with fake vampires, and even drinking and fighting alongside good ole Uncle Gonzo. But as the investigation goes deeper, and unseen connections come to light, Brett finds there’s much more at stake than getting through a rough patch with Liz.
 A rescue mission. A race for a cure. New friends and old adversaries. Unbreakable bonds and supernatural danger. It’s going to be a wild ride. Can the friends save the nearly undead tween? Can she and Brett stop themselves from ...Sinking Down?
Sinking Down is the 2nd Book in the Road Ghosts Trilogy!
About the Author: Eric Garrison is active in the writing community in Indianapolis, Indiana. He lives in the Circle City with his wife, step-daughter and four cats. He also enjoys gaming and homebrewing beer.
Seventh Star Press published the first of his Road Ghosts trilogy, Four 'til Late, in July of 2013. Sinking Down was released in December of 2013, with the final title to appear in 2014.

Eric's novel, Reality Check, is a science fiction adventure released by Hydra Publications. This book reached #1 in Science Fiction on Amazon's Kindle store during a promotion in July 2013.Eric's short story, "Drag Show" appeared in the Fall 2011 edition of Strange, Weird and Wonderful Magazine and Volume 2 of that magazine's anthology series.

His flash piece, "Dark Reflection", appeared in the Indiana Horror 2011 anthology. He's competed twice in the Iron Writer Challenge with two 500-word flash pieces, "Killer Cure" and "Moby Me".

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Twitter: @erichris

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