Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 9, 2015

The Ghost Chronicles – Book Give-Away

Marlo Berliner has agreed to offer her new book to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment to get in the running. Reblog, or tweet, or talk about it on facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you before drawing the winners on Christmas Eve and announcing the winner on Christmas Day.

marlo Ghost Chronicles

New YA Paranormal Novel by Marlo Berliner.

The Journey:

This was my first book so it took three years to write and revise. I submitted the book for another three years, each time revising for various agents and editors and getting very close. In the end, I was told that YA paranormal was saturated and to write something else. So I decided to publish The Ghost Chronicles under a small imprint. My second book, The Secrets We Keep, has now been offered a publishing contract but I’m still deciding if I’m going to sign with that publisher.

The Book:

THE GHOST CHRONICLES is a YA paranormal with romantic elements and adult crossover appeal. This is the story ripped from the headlines about a young person who dies tragically through no fault of their own. Unfortunately we read these stories nearly every day in the newspaper or see them on TV. The kind of young person you hear has died and you find yourself thinking, What a shame. They had so much going for them, such a promising future. Why did that have to happen? For this reason, this book was the book of my heart. I wanted it to be as realistic a story as possible of what it might be like to die tragically and be trapped in the afterlife as a ghost. Let’s face it, we all have to die and none of us can say with certainty what happens when we do. It’s the biggest fear of the unknown there is! Oh, we may think we know, or may have certain beliefs about what might happen, but what if it doesn’t happen that way? What if you are suddenly and unfairly taken from this life and now you’re stuck and don’t know why? How angry would you be? What would you do? How much would you begin to question all you’ve ever believed in? It won’t be completely apparent until later in the series, but I wanted it to be a story of great hope for anyone who has tragically lost someone they love, especially someone young.

The setting for most of the story was inspired by The Angel of the Sea, an award-winning bed and breakfast in Cape May, NJ. This spectacular inn has been featured on several television programs and in magazines throughout the world. Most notably, it was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of the “Best Vacations in the World” and included in her television talk show. The Angel of the Sea is one of the most recognized Victorian structures in the United States. Legend has it that in the late 1960’s, a girl did fall to her death at the Angel of the Sea and did at one time, haunt the inn. The story of the girl has been included in several non-fiction books about ghosts in Cape May. Sarah’s character in THE GHOST CHRONICLES was inspired by this legend. You can learn more about the Angel of the Sea by visiting: http://www.angelofthesea.com/

The cover was designed by the amazingly talented S.P. McConnell.

The book is now available in print and e-book from Amazon!

About the Authormarlo berliner

Formerly an accounting manager for a Fortune 500 company, Marlo is currently an intern with a literary agency based in New York City, as well as, an editor at Chimera Editing. Marlo writes young adult, women’s fiction, and short stories. She is currently working on her third novel.

When she’s not writing or editing, Marlo loves reading, relaxing at the beach, watching movies, and rooting for the Penn State Nittany Lions. After having spent some wonderful time in Pittsburgh and Houston, she’s now back in her home state of New Jersey where she resides with her husband and two sons. 

Congratulations, Marlo!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. This book sounds amazing and right up my alley! Congratulations, Marlo!

  2. Thank you so much for having me on the blog, Kathy! Just so everyone knows, the book is also now available at Barnes & Noble.com as well (though they have yet to put up my cover for some bizarre and unknown reason, LOL. They tell me they’ll have that fixed in a few days.) And if you want a signed copy, I’ll be at an event later in December signing. You can find out all about the event on my Goodreads Author page under events, or on my website under the events tab. Happy Holidays everyone!

  3. Absolutely fascinating backstory, Marla! I can’t wait to open the pages and see what’s inside!

    • Thank you, Lynne Marie! I hope you enjoy the book and when you finish it, please leave a review because they’re so important and yet so hard to come by!

  4. I’m intrigued! Thank you for telling us about your book here! – Dow

    • You’re welcome, Dow! Have a great day!

  5. So happy for you, Marlo!! I can’t wait to read The Ghost Chronicles. 🙂

  6. Love ghost stories!

    • Me too, Colleen! Thanks for commenting🙂

  7. Congratulations Marlo.

  8. Congrats, Marlo! So excited for you!

    • Thank you, Leslie! (And thank you for the tweet, too!)

      • Any time!🙂

  9. When you believe in something, don’t wait for others to catch up to you…move forward! I look forward to reading this book, no matter how I eventually acquire it.

    • That’s a fantastic attitude, Kimberly! Can I use your quote for future reference?

  10. Congrats Marlo…cannot wait to read it!!! Hugs to you!!

    • Thank you so much, Nancy! I hope you enjoy it!

  11. Your book sounds eerie and wonderful! I want to visit the house in that illustration!

    • Thank you, Carleen! You should visit the Angel of the Sea – it’s one of the most beautiful B&Bs in the country.

  12. I loved reading about your journey to reach publication. The book sounds fascinating and I look forward to reading it. And the cover — very cool and just eerie enough.


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