The haunting is the least of her problems.

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Charming Walt Marlow convinces Danielle the only way he can move on is if she solves the mystery of his death. Danielle soon discovers her real problems may come from the living—those who have their sights on Marlow House’s other secrets.

Haunting Danielle, Coming September 1, 2014



Inside Haunting Danielle

SONY DSCI’ve created the fictitious seaside town of Fredrickport, Oregon for my new Haunting Danielle series. I try to set my stories in locales I’m familiar with. Our son lives in Portland, and during one of our last trips we took a drive along the coast, even stopping by the Astoria house used in Goonies to snap a few pictures. I thought the Oregon coast would be a perfect setting for Haunting Danielle.

In my Coulson Series, the fictitious town of Coulson was patterned after my hometown of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, even down to how it was founded. Sugar Rush was actually set in Lake Havasu City, and While Snowbound was inspired by a mountain community we once lived in, Wrightwood, California.

I’ve been working on the book’s blurb—or book description—for the first book in the series, and this is what I have so far:

If the old house doesn’t need too much renovation, Danielle Boatman intends to turn it into a Bed and Breakfast. Since she has never visited the property, she’s not sure what awaits her in Oregon. One thing she doesn’t expect to find is one of the house’s previous owners still in residence. After all, the man has been dead for almost ninety years—shouldn’t he have moved on by now?

Cover Reveal for Haunting Danielle

HautingDanielle (1)Haunting Danielle is off to the editor, and is scheduled to be released September 1, 2014. It is the first book in my new series of the same name—Haunting Danielle.

You might notice something a little different about the author name on the cover—or should I say, authors’ names.

Because Haunting Danielle is a little different from my other McIntyre books, I was tempted to publish this series under my real name, Bobbi Holmes. I kept going back and forth—unsure what I wanted to do, until I finally decided I’d put both names on the cover.

I’ll tell you a little about the story in my next post.

The cover is by the very talented Elizabeth Mackey — and not only is the cover design hers, so is the original illustration.