C.R. Moss has provided some insight into the creation of this story. Here is a visit with Cassie, a character from the Wild West stories…
Hi! My name is Catherine “Cassie” Harding, and I’m one of the main characters in Wild West Weekend, and I have a small part in Wild West Hauntings. I was raised in the northeast, but after college I traveled west and became a bit of a nomad. I supported myself by waitressing and working behind the games in casinos. I went from place to place and held various jobs, but this in turn let me meet a lot of interesting and wonderful people and helped to shape who I am.
I ended up on the Nevada ranch, The Double D, to meet up with my best friend, Bristol, who I hadn’t seen in ages. Bristol was a big Broadway actress. She’d needed a break and change of scenery so I thought we could meet at the place I used to visit in my youth. I figured, it’s off the beaten path—no real chance of the paparazzi getting to her and being there would give us a chance to relax and catch up with each other. It’d also give me the opportunity to see if I could meet up with Dakota again.
See, I had met Dakota when we were young. I thought he was a cute teen and fun to be around. His family has owned the ranch since his ancestors founded it back in the mid-to-late 1800’s. Luckily, I found him still living and working at the ranch and very much unattached. He’d turned out to be a real hunk! Bristol had arrived at the ranch earlier than I had and had met up with Damon, Dak’s younger brother, who ended up…umm…‘entertaining’ her. But that’s all right, it gave me and Dak plenty of time to catch up with each other.
Now Dak and I are having the normal relationship issues, Bristol and Damon are expecting and getting married and a new person has arrived at the ranch—Marianne’s sister, Rachel Star. And with her arrival, things have gotten pretty spooky. I don’t mind the paranormal. In fact, it’s an interest of mine. 😉 Here’s a bit of info regarding that…
… “You guys look like you’ve seen a ghost. What gives?”
Marianne gulped. “I think we did. And when did you learn to play the piano?”
Rachel’s gaze flitted around the room. Bristol, who still sat in the rocker, had gone white again. Even the men seemed out of sorts, staring at her like she’d grown two heads.
“Excuse me? I was just sitting by the fire.” She went to point down at the hearth, which wasn’t there, but several feet away. Spinning to look behind her to gain her bearings, she almost whacked her knee on the piano bench. A chill scuttled through her body. She turned back to the women. How?
“Yeah.” Cassie bobbed her head as if agreeing with her thought. “You were totally zoned out. Didn’t hear us at all. When you got up and went to the piano, I thought Marianne was going to totally lose it. At first there was a haze to the left of you.” Cassie held up her smartphone. “See? We caught pictures. Then after you stopped playing.” Cassie moved her finger around on the device then showed it. “The orb at your lower back is particularly interesting.”
Rachel snatched the phone away from her, quickly flipped through the pictures on the small screen. Fingering the photos back and forth, her heart rate beat a frantic staccato. They were right. In the images, she looked zoned out, like the flickering of the fire had put her in a state of self-hypnosis. Just as Cassie had said, a translucent, milky white shimmer floated in the air near her in most of the photos, while a red haze clung to her form. A few toward the end showed bright fluffy looking spheres amassing next to the piano. Then a huge one drifted toward her back in the last picture.
The same area Dalton touched me. She swallowed hard. Tamping down the rush of panic zooming through her brain and the flux of bile rising in her throat, she put on a brave, hopefully unruffled, face. “These are…” Hating the way her voice and hand shook as she handed back the phone, she took a deep breath, then continued, “Quite interesting. Sure your lens isn’t dirty?”
Cassie shrugged. “It could be, but then why didn’t the smudges stay in one place? The haze moved around. Don’t you think it’s a bit freaky?”
~ Blurb for Wild West Hauntings ~
Double D Ranch Tales, 2
In life and the afterlife, on the Double D Ranch one belief holds true—the power of love changes lives.
With cowboys, ghosts, modern day women, hot dreams, pre-wedding relations and a bit of sexy time travel, life promises to be one wild time on the ranch again.
Rachel Star has met the man of her dreams … literally. Too bad he’s a ghost. When true love crosses boundaries from dreams to reality and across time, the Double D ranch is the place it happens. It takes the love of a man from the past, Dalton Dougan, to bring love full circle in the present for Rachel.
Bristol Ashcombe, soon to be Dougan, is ready to have her baby … and so is a poltergeist. Can the love of a woman for her man and child sustain her during the most horrible of terrors? Can the love between family and friends really dispel the evil haunting them?
***Be Warned: sex toys***
***An Erotic Paranormal Contemporary Western ***
An Editor’s Pick ~ Wild West Hauntings is available in all popular reading formats at Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/wild-west-hauntings-by-c-r-moss-and-r-m-sotera/
Bio: An eccentric and eclectic writer, C.R. Moss pens stories for the mainstream and erotic romance markets, giving readers Worlds of Possibilities when it comes to love. So what does she write? She writes stories from the light and sweet to the dark and deadly with varying degrees of sexual heat.
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