That's my short and sweet review of this beauty. I could squee about some of the details I breezed over, but I want to leave a few things for you to discover on your own."
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From the Author
The series title refers to the fact that the ghosts inside The Hotel Avira can take on physical form by drawing upon the energy of the living. Which leads to a dangerous romance between debunker, Sebastian Fletcher and resident ghost, Claire Clarkson.
I've always been fascinated by the concept of ghosts. It's a topic that is present in all cultures throughout recorded history. Everyone either knows someone who has had a spiritual encounter or has experienced something unexplainable themselves. I thought it would be fun to lift the veil and explore what is behind hauntings.
In terms of inspiration, Stephen King is probably the author that I've spent the most time reading over the years. IT is my favorite King book. And I loved The Dark Half and Salem's Lot.
Other books that left a major impression on me are William Peter Blatty's Legion, Michael Crichton's Sphere, Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart, Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange, Ian Flemming's Casino Royale, Thomas Harris' Red Dragon and Marianne de Pierres' Nylon Angel is a great read.
My favorite comic book/graphic novel author is Simon Furman. I've been reading his work since the original Transformers UK and US series. My all-time favorite comic book miniseries/graphic novel is his Transformers: War Within books. Even though War Within is a sci-fi, I'm sure it has still influenced me to some degree with my writing and pacing in the Sleeping With Ghosts series.