October is a Spooky Month

By Jeff Salter

This month, my spooky novel, “The Ghostess & MISTER Muir” will be one year old! Happy birthday to my affectionate homage to the wonderful 1947 film, “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.”

My story is a very different tale but I took considerable delight in re-purposing most of the names of people and places from the film. I believe anyone who enjoyed the film (or even the TV series of the same name) will appreciate my novel.

It takes only one haunting for Levi Muir to become entranced with the beautiful ghostess. By @AuthorJLSalter

$3.99 http://tinyurl.com/JLS-G-MM


Though he doesn’t even believe in spirits, it takes only one haunting for Levi Muir to become entranced with the beautiful ghostess.

A young veteran recovering from a wrecked relationship, Muir moves to Magnolia for his first year teaching high school English and resides in the renovated old hotel, which everyone knows is haunted.

Despite his skepticism, Muir senses a presence, then smells a unique perfume. Later, he locates an old portrait of beautiful Danielle Gregg, who lived in that suite a century ago, but experienced a tragic death.

His lovely new colleague, Lucy – science teacher and dedicated Spirit-Chaser – tries to convince Muir that the supernatural is real… and not to be taken lightly. Though Muir has been attracted to Lucy since the first day he spotted her, something begins to jam his thoughts whenever she enters his mind.

Intrigued by the beauty and sensuality of the mysterious woman in the portrait, Muir tries to learn more about the ghostess and her untimely demise. Though still skeptical of ghosts and hauntings, Muir can’t shake the feeling there could be more to Danielle’s mysterious 1914 death than the locals believe.

The more Muir encounters the lovely ghostess, the stronger his desire for even more contact! But Lucy’s willing to fight for Levi’s heart, because no self-respecting Southern girl takes second place to a spook.

Do YOU enjoy stories that are slightly spooky?

[JLS # 248]


About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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8 Responses to October is a Spooky Month

  1. jbrayweber says:

    I absolutely love spooky stories. The spookier, the better.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. It’s waiting on my tablet and I don’t know why. I think maybe I was waiting for the season! It seems right now. I wish you the best with this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      Maybe it was waiting for its first BIRTHDAY!
      When you do get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did while writing.
      And thanks again for your support.


  3. Normally, I do not enjoy spooky stories but I really enjoyed this book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      thanks, Angie, for your support.
      I made one scene spook enough to give me chills, but the rest is tame enough for middle school kids to read


  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I always loved this cover. What are the other books in this Heart of Magnolia series?

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeff7salter says:

      I’ve been told that other C.R. authors are working on stories in this series and perhaps some of them are in the pipeline for release. But, as far as I know, mine is the first and only title so far.


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