Ashlyn Montana had encountered ghosts her whole life, but none more charming or irresistible than Bob Abbott.
Hunter Abbott had no idea what he was getting into hiring the clueless and scrawny farm boy, Al. But he felt for the kid.
Release Date: July 6th, 2018
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber
Life can change in the most unexpected ways.
Ashlyn Montana had encountered ghosts her whole life, but none more charming or irresistible than Bob Abbott. From the moment the fatherly figure floated into her life, she knew she met a friend she could trust. Pressured by her family to marry young, Ashlyn takes Bob’s advice and goes on the run in disguise. But when he talks her into taking a job in Breaker Creek as a farm boy named Al, she becomes suspicious. Did her ghostly pal lead her to freedom, or entangle her into his past?
Hunter Abbott had no idea what he was getting into hiring the clueless and scrawny farm boy, Al. But he felt for the kid. There was a time he was once a lost boy looking for a place to belong, until his Uncle Bob took him under his wing. But when Hunter tries to help guide Al into a farmer it leads to a shocking discovery. His new hire is hiding an unbelievable secret. And Hunter is about to face a reality he never thought possible.
Can the two people Bob Abbot loves most, find love as they work to solve the mystery of his murder?
Finding Justice in the Paranormal Series
The main character in Love Detour has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. When I wrote Ashlyn’s story, I thought about what it would be like to actually possess these psychic abilities. It is one thing to write about having some dead stranger show up unexpectedly in your living room, and it is another to actually go into the head of a young woman who witnessed this unbelievable moment. Finding justice in any paranormal series starts with authenticity.
Before I wrote Love Detour, I was watching a documentary on TV about a woman who possessed the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. She claimed that sometimes when people died, they had a hard time moving onto the other side and would find people like her to leach onto. She had one ghost who wanted to connect with his son, and after some research, she was able to find the boy and convince him to meet her. I was skeptical about watching their meeting. I kept thinking the woman was trying to pull over a fast one on this poor innocent boy. But that was not what happened. Instead, the woman connected with the boy and told him things only his father could know. She brought the boy peace.
After the documentary finished, my mind kept digging for more answers. I thought about what it would be like to be able to see and communicate with ghosts. I thought about what it would be like to connect to a loved one through a stranger. How would I feel? Would I be able to believe a stranger and find peace? Would my life be better because of that connection?
Writing is about asking the right questions. It is important to put yourself in a character’s shoes and see life from their point of view. Writing paranormal is no different than writing any other story. An audience needs to care about a character before they follow their journey and root for their justice. Authenticity leads to connection.
About the author:
Romance Author, Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.