About the Book
When bride-to-be Sally Marsh attends a weekend away with her bridesmaids, the last thing she expects is an uninvited guest: the ghost of her fiancé's ex-girlfriend.
Red is quirky, loud and distracting, and Sally is soon desperate to find the reason behind her presence, so she can rid herself of her embarrassing shadow before the wedding day. Unfortunately, the ghost is reluctant to share the reason for her existence, but very enthusiastic about Ty, the surprise hen’s night stripper who keeps showing up at awkward moments.
Time is running out for Sally, but it’s also running out for Red. By the time all is revealed, Sally will be tested to the limits, and go above and beyond everything she’s ever believed in order to ensure not only her own happy-ever-after – but Red’s as well.
‘I can’t believe how different I feel; the pain, the suffering — it’s all gone. I feel so light and free.’ She looked at me and smiled. ‘You and I are going to have so much fun!’ My body shook even more and the woman’s smile turned into a curious stare. ‘Why are you so scared? I’m not going to hurt you.’
Her words seemed genuine but still I trembled, unable to comprehend what was happening.
She perched herself on the dining table and crossed her legs.
‘Who...’ my voice joined in the shaking, ‘who are you?’
She flicked her hand as if the answer was nothing important. ‘Oh, I’m just a boring housewife.’ She chuckled.
‘And...you’re a...ghost or something?’
But I don’t believe in ghosts.
The woman scanned her body like she was looking for a stain. ‘Ha! I didn’t even notice how see-through I am.’ She looked up and nodded. ‘I guess so, I never really thought of myself as a...’ she curved her fingers like quotation marks, ‘...ghost. Until now, I just thought of myself the way I’ve always been — only lighter in body and clearer in mind.’
Oh boy. As long as I wasn’t hallucinating, this was real.
A real live ghost was in my house!
I mean...not live...but, you know. ‘So, um... you were like, a real person, and then you um...’
‘Died, yes,’ she said, with such acceptance.
‘Why are you here? Why me? I don’t recognise you at all. Shouldn’t you be haunting people you knew in real life?’
‘I tried, but couldn’t. And it’s too...’
Her eyes glazed over for a moment and she flicked her pale hand. ‘Nothing. Anyway, I ended up here.’
‘So it’s random? You stuck your hand in a hat with names of potential scaredy-cats to haunt and plucked me out?’
She uncrossed her legs and crossed them again. ‘Not exactly. We are connected. The thing is, I used to date someone you know.’
Her slender hand rose and a long finger pointed in the direction of the bookcase behind me that displayed an array of happy snaps. Unless she was gay (and one of my friends had kept their preference for women hidden from me), there were only three possible options:
1. My brother, Rick.
2. My friend and colleague, Dale.
The front door opened. ‘Sally, honey, what are you doing up?’
3. Or Greg. The man I’d be marrying in two weeks.
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About the Author
Juliet loves to interact online with readers and writers via twitter and facebook . She can be contacted via email at jtmauthor(at)gmail(dot)com and readers can download some free short stories from her website.
Juliet has five books published with Escape Publishing, and is represented by literary agent Joelle Delbourgo from Joelle Delbourgo Associates Inc. She was a finalist in the Favourite New Author category of the 2013 ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) Awards, and her novel FAST FORWARD became an Amazon Top 100 Bestseller.
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