Monday, November 5, 2018

Read an #Excerpt from Haunted Be the Holidays by Heather Graham

36681299Haunted Be the Holidays
(A Krewe of Hunters Novella )
by Heather Graham 
Kindle Edition, 125 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham comes a new story in her Krewe of Hunters series… 

When you're looking for the victim of a mysterious murder in a theater, there is nothing like calling on a dead diva for help! Krewe members must find the victim if they're to discover the identity of a murderer at large, one more than willing to kill the performers when he doesn't like the show.

It's Halloween at the Global Tower Theatre, a fantastic and historic theater owned by Adam Harrison and run by spouses of Krewe members. During a special performance, a strange actor makes an appearance in the middle of the show, warning of dire events if his murder is not solved before another holiday rolls around.

Dakota McCoy and Brodie McFadden dive into the mystery. Both have a
special talent for dealing with ghosts, but this one is proving elusive. With the help of Brodie’s diva mother and his ever-patient father – who were killed together when a stage chandelier fell upon them – Dakota and Brodie set out to solve the case.

If they can't solve the murder quickly, there will be no Thanksgiving for the Krewe . . . 


Looking up into his eyes, she thought again of what strange twists and turns life—and death—could bring. She was so in love with him. She could remember being wary when he had informed her that yes, he saw the dead as well. He had been there for her when so much had gone so wrong.
And he had also taught her to be strong when she’d been terrified. 
She was going to be strong now, she determined. He had just found a corpse; she had seen an entertainer in the street. She rose on her toes and kissed him, meaning it to be quick and light, but the kiss deepened, and she felt warmth growing within her…a memory of just how close they had become. 
She stepped back quickly. It was opening night and her call was any second. 
He smiled, a twisted grin on his face. They had both been thinking the same thing. 
It was far too easy to let their minds wander to a place where costumes were stripped away, where there was nothing but the feel of flesh against flesh, of…
“All right, I’m heading out. I’ll be in here--somewhere. And Adam is coming in too, I believe—after all, the theater is truly his baby.” He winced. “If anything—”
“And if you have to leave, you leave,” Kody said determinedly. 
He nodded and stepped out of her dressing room. 
She watched him go, smiling a little. She was anxious for the show.
And just as anxious to go home. 
Dressed and ready, she decided to take her place in the wings. Clara would be ready with all the calls on the tech script, and she’d be near a friend and able to greet other members of the cast. 
The basement area was a bevy of activity. She greeted friends who worked in lighting and costumes, sets and props, and stopped to thank Ginny Granger, an attractive woman in her fifties, dark-eyed and whimsical; she liked to keep different streaks of color going through her white hair. Magenta one week, purple the next—and then, maybe green.
There had been a small tear in her cape. Now, like magic, it was gone.

Krewe of Hunters Series

About Heather Graham:

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham has always been an avid reader, from classics to sci-fi, mystery, horror, thriller, romance, and all kinds of non-fiction. She’s fairly certain that her mom’s deliciously crazy family–arriving in the US a bit before her birth from Ireland–gave her the love of storytelling. She started out in theater and commercials, but once her children began to arrive, she stayed home and gave writing a try. She’s incredibly grateful to be doing what she’s doing for a living. Heather belongs to MWA, RWA, Sisters in Crime, HWA, and ITW, and has the recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Award, a Silver Bullet for charitable works, and this year, she will receive the Thriller Master title from ITW. She has over 200 novels in print, and has been published in 22 languages.

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