Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Straight Chatting at the Library: Loni Lynne

A special library welcome to Loni Lynne who is visiting with us as part of her virtual book tour with Goddess Fish PromotionsLoni will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner’s choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tour here:

1.       What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
I loved the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Wilder, Nancy Drew and the Boxcar Children series ran a close second

2.       Tel l us about your current book in 10 words.
A historian brings to life a 238 year old ghost.

3.       Do you have any bad book habits?
Falling asleep with the book over my nose or on my chest.

4.       E-Reader or print? and why?
I still love print. The smell and feel of a book in my hands, being able to see the cover at will or to read the back blurb. But I will admit to enjoying my Kindle and the ability to store so many books on it and have all of them in my purse when I need a good book to read.

5.       One book at a time or multiples?
Reading or writing? Both! LOL It all depends but I’ve been known to have various books in my car, one at my bedside, another on the coffee table.  As I write, I have various files of stories/manuscripts that I work on at one time. I’ll find an inspirational moment for a character in another book as I’m working on something else and have to go and take care of it right then.

6.       When do you do most of your reading?
Usually waiting for my daughter to get out of school. I will go about a half an hour or so early before she’s dismissed and just sit back and read for a bit. It’s my time.

7.       Favorite place to read?
If I’m not in my car and have time at home, I like to curl up on my comfy couch or lay across my bed with all of my throw pillows.

8.       Re-reader or not?
Oh a definite re-reader! It aggravates my husband because I can’t get rid of some of my books. I will go back and read them again when the mood strikes—even with a huge TBR pile or a book I’m working on needing to be finished. I have some of the originals that intrigued me 20+ years ago.

9.       Keep books or give them away?
The ones I don’t keep I will donate to our local library or nursing home. I do try and weed some out occasionally but it’s difficult.


Loni Lynne is a stay at home mom, domestic goddess, U.S. Navy Veteran and lover of all things vintage/shabby-chic/Victorian and antique. From china cups and tea sets to lace doilies crocheted by hand (her grandmother made the best) she believes a touch of femininity never goes out of style.

Growing up all over the country she's been blessed with experiencing a good deal of culture and lifestyles. Much like her personality, she has eclectic tastes in what she likes to read and write. There is no 'one' genre in which she settles for.

God and fate have been big influences in her life. Both have taken her to places she never thought she'd be, both in the physical sense and in the spiritual. She wrote brief stories and snippets of life as it happened to her in her youth, and encouraged by her teachers, continued to write. Blessed with a loving supportive family growing up, she was able to explore her options which at times have been put into use in her stories. The Navy--and fate, afforded her the opportunity to meet her Army, "Annapolis-native" husband and team up with him to parent two beautiful daughters.

Years later, her husband gave her the best birthday present ever--a laptop, a membership to Romance Writers of America and a goal to complete a manuscript for submission by her next birthday. She did it. A few years later she was blessed with one of those novels, Wanted: One Ghost, as her debut novel.

Believe in Fate



 Stuck in ghostly limbo for 238 years, James Addison can't move on to an afterlife.  After being falsely accused of treason and executed, fate's cursed him to remain an earth-bound specter until he meets a historian sent to research his past.

Distrustful of fate, Dr. April Branford wants to be taken seriously, but her unique ability to divine history by touching objects seriously compromises her credibility. Her latest assignment?  James Addison, a legendary colonial ladies' man with a shadowy past.  Without much to go on, she doesn't hold out much hope to discover the man behind the legend until the day she accidentally touches him and brings him back to life.

With the help of family and ghosts from James’s past, they unravel the truth. But after falling in love and with time running out, it’s hard for April to believe in fate and a future where forever is now.


  1. Judith,
    Thank you for having me on your site today! Look forward to hearing from your readers!

  2. I love the premise of the story. I can't wait to read it.


  3. Ingeborg,
    Thank you for stopping in!

  4. Thank you for hosting me today! :)

  5. Ohmygosh! I fall asleep with books on my face ALL the time! It's bad... I woke up with an imprint of the book on my nose too many times to count!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Yep...been there, Andra! Hurts with a Kindle. LOL!

  6. 238 year old ghost - that's such a precise age. Why I wonder?


    1. Believe it or not...just timing. Trust me, I'm not a math expert so having to figure out timing/age/years/centuries/etc. was a pain! Still not sure if everything worked out--don't try to count and figure things...just enjoy the book for the story. LOL! ;)

  7. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. Natasha,
      Thanks for stopping in and good luck!