Announcing the Audio Release of my Ghostly Tale
By Jeff Salter
The Ghostess & MISTER Muir – my spooky story inspired by the lovely 1947 film (The Ghost and Mrs. Muir) – is now available in AUDIO format. Read below for details on how you may qualify for a FREE coupon for this title in audio!
But before I begin lauding my spooky novel, here’s a milestone for you — this is also my 400th blog here at “Four Foxes One Hound.” We began this group blog in Feb. 2011 and it’s not yet stopped. However, I’m the last of the original five members… and the only Hound, to date. We’ve had some lovely Foxes on board during these 7.5 years or so – including our Founding Fox, Jillian Chantal. And I must say that the cadre we have now is terrific.
The Ghostess & Mister Muir
By J. L. Salter
The Heart of Magnolia Series [Clean Reads, 2014]
No self-respecting Southern girl takes second place to a spook.
Despite not believing in spirits, it takes only one haunting for Levi Muir to become entranced with the beautiful ghostess. But will his real-life girlfriend take second place to a spook?
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.
Comments About the Audio Version
When Clean Reads Publisher Stephanie Griffin notified me that another of my titles had just been completed in audio, I was thrilled. She gave me a few days to listen – which I interpreted as “proofing” the audio – before she finalized it with the narrator, J.C. Jacobson.
Well, despite having no preconceived notion of what the narrator should sound like, after I heard the first few lines of my novel in Jacob’s voice, I knew immediately that he had the perfect voice for my story. Mellow baritone with just enough of a Southern accent to fit my characters and setting.
I listened to the entire story and loved every minute. [To qualify this observation, let me state that I’m NOT an aural learner or reader. I’m totally a visual guy… so I rarely listen to books on tape, or the streaming equivalent, or audio books.] But now that I’ve had a delicious taste of audio books, I’m certain to come back for more. Especially because J.C. Jacobson is also on the docket to narrate another of my novels through Clean Reads!
Link to the Audio Version at Audible.com
Giveaway for Coupon Codes
My publisher has furnished me with several codes which, I understand, will provide a free download of my novel in audio format. Obviously, I can’t just post them here for all the world to grab. But I want to get these coupons into the hands of someone who’s really interested in HEARING my spooky novel (read by J.C. Jacobson).
To be eligible for the drawing (for a free audio book), simply do ONE of the following and then report back here, in the comments, that you’ve done so.
A. “I listened to the 4 minute sample – the opening scene – of G&MM at the Audible.com page.”
B. “I visited the website of narrator J.C. Jacobson and clicked the “LIKE” button.”
C. “I followed the link to G&MM at Amazon.com.”
D. “I clicked on the Amazon author page of J.L. Salter”
E. “I read yesterday’s blog by J.C. Jacobson”
F. “I want one of these coupon codes so much, that I did all five: A, B, C, D, and E.”
G. “I’m no good at following stinkin’ instructions, but I would like to win a free coupon code.”
<<<< Be sure to leave a comment indicating what you’ve done to deserve having your name placed in the hat for the drawing (for the free coupon code). >>>>
Here’s the trailer created by my talented friend, Opal Campbell:
And here’s the animated cover, also by Opal Campbell:
[JLS # 401] — corrected