C.J.: We should write a book together.
Boone: Ooooh, that sounds fun. Can we make it a Halloween tale? I love those.
C.J.: Okay. Think we can do it without killing each other?
Boone: No way. We’re too awesome for that. Just make sure you like all my suggestions.
C.J.: *snort* Where should the book be based?
Boone: How about Alaska. You’ve already got your vampire series set there and I have my reaper series set in Alaska. It seems like a logical place.
C.J.: So one of your characters and one of mine? Rotating points of view each chapter?
Boone: Sounds good. How about I use my main character, Lisa. She’s a new reaper, learning the ropes.
C.J.: Should we hang someone? That has rope.
Boone: *sigh* Umm… no. I mean she’s just discovered her talent or curse, depending on how you look at it, and is trying to master her ninja reaping skills.
C.J.: So she helps souls “move on”, right?
Boone: More like “forces them”.
C.J.: Well, I’ve killed lots of people in the first three books. We could make some of the souls still hanging around the inn, but the vampires are unaware of it.
Boone: And Lisa comes up to reap their lingering souls, but the vampires don’t believe her.
C.J.: Vivian’s pretty old, I bet she would have at least heard of reapers even if she never encountered one.
Boone: Good point. Let’s make her go away and have another character from the V V Inn tell the tale.
C.J.: How about Asa? I’ve been meaning to do a novella about him.
Boone: Oh, I like Asa. He’s the military vamp, right?
Boone: Hot, should our characters get jiggy in some sexy scenes? I know how you love those. *cough* *tramp* *cough*
C.J. *laughs* Damn skippy! What’s a book without some heat?
Boone: Where’s the Halloween angle? I told you I like Halloween.
C.J.: October equates to lots of snow when you’re north of Coldfoot. Can Lisa reap souls in almost zero temps?
Boone: Besides being a big wimp and hating to be cold, the weather shouldn’t affect her abilities.
C.J.: Why did you make her live in Alaska if she hates the cold?
Boone: Write what you know. I’m from Alaska, therefore she is from Alaska. But she lives in Anchorage, which is cold, yes, but not as freakin’ bad as where your bloody inn is. I’m still not seeing the Halloween angle.
C.J.: We’ve got vampires, werewolves, lost souls, and now a reaper. Doesn’t that equate to Halloween-type fun even without a Halloween theme?
Boone: How about we release it at Halloween? That’s a good compromise.
C.J.: Yeah, and we could have some cute pumpkins on the cover.
Boone: Sweet. Creepy pumpkins.
C.J.: So when are we going to write this novella?
Boone: In between the five other books I have contracted. Easy peasy.
C.J.: Umm…. I’ve got three titles due, too. That sounds like a boatload of work we’re taking on. What if we miss the deadline?
Boone: Then it’ll come out at Christmas.
C.J.: Damn, you’re a genius. Would the pumpkins on the cover still work?
Boone: Stick a Santa hat on them and call it good. It can be our Hallowas or Christween tale. Original, like us.
The V V Inn has a ghost problem. When the lurking specters draw the attention of Constantine, head of Grim Reaper Services, he calls in the only local who can return the remote resort to its former tranquility, Lisa Carron—resident Alaskan reaper.
Still new to the death gig, Lisa accepts the job. After all, how much trouble could one ghost be? Once at the hotel, she learns that not only is the inn full of the dearly departed, she’ll also be working for vampires. Throw in Asa, a young vamp hot enough to melt the Arctic ice, and Lisa realizes she’s way out of her element.
Asa didn’t know what to expect when told a reaper would be working on the property, but Lisa certainly wasn’t it. Blond and curvy, she’s very easy on the eyes. Tasked with helping her, Asa soon realizes that not only can she provide the dead a peaceful passing, but offer him solace in a way no other woman can.
Boone has lived all over the world, finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, where she writes full time. Always looking for the next adventure, it’s not unusual to find her traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.
As a multi-published and an award winning author, Boone's writing drips with experiences from real life. Addicted to anything that might make a good story, she weaves tales that range from dark fantasy to humorous romance. Settled in the icy regions of Alaska with the love of her life and twin daughters, it's not uncommon to find her tapping away on her iPad on a windy beach or the barren tundra. Be warned, anyone and every even is fodder for one of Boone's novels.
After spending most of her working life dealing with real estate - either as a sales manager in wholesale mortgage banking, a corporate trainer, a Realtor, or as a property manager - she's now writing full-time and happy for the first time in years.
Writing has become her passion and to find people want to read her stories feels like a dream come true.
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