I’m Not a Ghost by D. L. Given

ghostpaperbackcoverWhen Megan Cormer’s secretive husband leaves her alone for weeks at a time to remodel a house, she entertains herself with thoughts of what the old estate was once like. Longing for the happy life she once knew, she dreams of a home and family she soon realizes she will never have.
Recognizing she made a mistake, she tries to make the best of her situation and works tirelessly to recover what is left of her marriage, but when she catches glimpses of an attractive stranger from the past she wants more.
Unsure of what is happening; Megan questions her own sanity and wonders if her abusive husband has finally killed her.
Will she pass through time only to be punished with the knowledge of what she can never have? Will the former inhabitant of the home find a way to protect her from herself? Can she protect him from a history he couldn’t possibly foresee? Find out in this remarkable story of love, regret, and friendship.

Targeted Audience: adult content

Author Bio:
D. L. Given lives in Ohio with her husband Bruce

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About the Author
D. L. Given lives in Ohio with her husband Bruce

What inspires you to write romance books?
I didn’t intend to write a romance novel, but some believe that the close relationships of the characters may have led the story in that direction.
“Vital Perception” is the second book in a two book series following “The Elder Effect”.

Tell us about how you write:
I use no outline a take very few notes when writing. The storyline and the characters fall into place as the book progresses.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
When I am writing, the characters walk in and out of the story as if I am watching them on television. When a new character is introduced it’s because I felt something or someone was missing.

What advice would you give other writers?
Just finish it!

How did you decide how to publish your books?
There are so many avenues to choose from. I guess it depends on what you are expecting and the amount of time you are willing to give.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Many people tell me that they still like their book in hand.

What genres do you write?
fantasy/fiction time travel

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

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Vital Perception by D. L. Given

The seeking tunnel started immediately with what looked like little effort. Heidi maneuvered it as if she were born to do it. The others stood motionless staring into its center ready to take control of it any second, and I knew at this point they could do it. The rate that we were improving was nothing if not impressive. Even I found myself calmer and maybe even looking forward to the next time we would gather to form a tunnel. I had never noticed before, but realized, I could actually feel the pull of what we were doing in my arms as far up as my elbows. It could effectively be described as an energy that could only be created by the union of so many with a unique ability or gift, something much greater than our selves. A sudden sense of purpose inundated me—a purpose I’m sure none of us understood. I felt a sense of urgency for some rationalization or explanation.

Targeted Audience: women

Author Bio:
D. L. Given lives in Ohio with her husband Bruce.

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Proximately three days after I finished the rough draft on “The Elder Effect”, I realized I wasn’t satisfied with the completion of the story. Where “The Elder Effect” felt like a struggle to get the story told, “Vital Perception seemed to fill the pages faster than I could get the words down. It was a pleasure to spend time with the characters that I had become to love to dearly. I hope others will enjoy their story as well.

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