On the phone with Paul Herrera by James Garcia Jr. + Giveaway

Seeing Ghosts

  • By James Garcia Jr.
  • Editions: ebook
  • Published: May 10th 2013 by James Garcia Jr.
  • Genre: Adult Paranormal
  • Paul Herrera finds himself bequeathed a mysterious old house near the California central coast by a deceased aunt he never knew. The woman who shows it to him is the spitting image of his wife, taken from him three years before in a senseless car accident which also took his unborn son.

    While he deals with the ghosts of a past he cannot let go, there are new ghosts Paul must deal with – alone for the week in the expansive two-story house that he will soon discover holds many secrets.

    Eventually, he will see that he is surrounded by ghosts as he struggles to hold onto the only thing that he has left in this world – his sanity.

    ~ Bewitching BT

    The following phone conversation occurred during Paul Herrera’s last night in the old ranch house in Salinas, California…

    Paul: Hello.
    Me: Hi, Paul. How’s it going?
    Paul: Good… Wait! This isn’t Ray?
    Me: No, it’s Jim.
    Paul: Who?
    Me: Jim. The guy who’s writing the book.
    Paul: What book?
    Me: The book about the week you spent living in Flora’s House. Trust me. Just go with it. Are you alone or are Anne and her son sitting there?
    Paul: They’re here. How did you know that?
    Me: *sigh* You know, this will go a lot quicker if you’d simply believe that I know what’s going on there. How are you? I mean really. I don’t suppose you’re sleeping?
    Paul: No.
    Me: That’s what I thought. Are you going to make it?
    Paul: What do you mean by that?
    Me: Well, you’re not sleeping. You’ve got a woman there who looks like… Well, you know?
    Paul: You mean, like my dead wife?
    Me: Sorry, man, but yes. She’s gorgeous and all, and ordinarily a guy would be happy to entertain anyone half as pretty as her, but it must be gut wrenching…
    Paul: Can we talk about something else?
    Me: *pauses* All right. What about Aunt Flora?
    Paul: What about her? She’s not my aunt anymore. That ended with her death…
    Me: Yeah, but death hasn’t stopped her from terrorizing you, has it?
    Paul: No.
    Me: What’s the latest with her?
    Paul: She’s trying to get me to let her back in the house, but I won’t do it.
    Me: What do you think she wants?
    Paul: Well, I…. Wait! You’re the guy who knows everything. Why don’t you tell me what she wants? Why did she give me her house?
    Me: *pauses* I can’t really see everything, just some things.
    Paul: Why don’t I believe you?
    Me: Sorry, Paul.
    Paul: For what? Not telling me anything? For lying to me?
    Me: Uh, yes. All the above. Tell me about Patricia. Where’s she been during all of this? Have you talked to her?
    Paul: Oh, yeah. The Bitch! She’s a piece of work that one. I wish I could have her dragged from the property.
    Me: So you’re stuck with her then?
    Paul: Yes.
    Me: What has she been doing?
    Paul: Threatening me, antagonizing me, keeping me up with her chanting and whatever witchcraft she’s doing out there in the middle of the night.
    Me: And Flora’s there, too, I suppose.
    Paul: She is now.
    Me: Any other ghosts?
    Paul: *sigh*Of course! You know, I think I’m getting tired of all of these questions of yours! Can’t you tell me anything? What do Patricia and Flora want? This place is surrounded with ghosts. What do they all want? I’ve got them inside now, too. I’m losing my mind here! What am I supposed to do?
    Me: I’m sorry, Paul. I wish I could tell you more, but I can’t. But you’re going to have to stop her.
    Paul: Just how do you suppose I do that? Or can’t you tell me that either?
    Me: Yeah. I’m sorry about that, too…

    Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a little bit about what I do with you and your readers, Livia. I really appreciate it.
    {Livia says: My pleasure, James!}

    Winner: Kenia

    About the Author & Links:

    James Garcia Jr. was born in the Central California town of Hanford. He moved up the road to Kingsburg with his family as a child. After graduating KHS, he attended Reedley College where he met his wife. They, along with their teenage sons, still make their home in Kingsburg which is also the setting of James’ vampire series. Dance on Fire was published in 2010 and its sequel Flash Point was published Halloween 2012. His third book entitled, Seeing Ghosts, a stand-alone paranormal romance is set for a June 2013 release.

    James is an Administrative Supervisor for Sun-Maid Growers of California.

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    6 thoughts on “On the phone with Paul Herrera by James Garcia Jr. + Giveaway

    1. James Garcia Jr.

      Once again I thank you so much for the opportunity to share, Livia. You have a wonderful site here, and I am very honored to have been asked to be a guest. I’m on my way to the dreaded day job soon, but will return later in the evening to see if we receive any comments. Take care, have a great day and thanks again. *waves*


    2. James Garcia Jr.

      Thank you, Anna & Livia. My cover was designed my author/artist Maria Zannini. If memory serves it had over 20 different pieces added to the final shot. She even sacrificed the model that she had been saving for herself. She tells me that once she read the blurb, she just knew the woman would be perfect. I love the cover, too, and never grow tired of looking at it… Um, in the not so sketchy way, of course. 😉



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