25 Days of Holiay Fun with Joyce Humphrey Cares

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Welcome to another day of holiday fun with author Joyce Humphrey Cares

If you could ask Santa for one thing, what would it be and why?

One of the things I would ask for from Santa Claus is snow-living in Florida it is the one thing I miss on this day of the year

What is your favorite holiday candy?

My favorite candy is peppermint bark.

It’s the season of Egg Nog. Do you prefer it with rum, without alcohol or can’t stand the stuff?

I love egg nog with rum, but only one I’m always dieting.

What is one of your holiday traditions to do each year?

One of my favorite traditions is to have a lite dinner Christmas Eve, sit with my family  and each of us opening one gift. Then Christmas day opening gifts, have a great brunch and relax in front of the tree. Christmas is really my fasvorite holiday.

If you could kiss any character under the mistletoe, who would it be?

Under the mistletoe  I would love to kiss one of the hunky men the artist at sweet cravings always puts on the covers of my books.

Holiday cookies are my favorite to bake each year. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie that you enjoy each year?

My favorite cookie is a raspberry short bread bar

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Beyond the Mist by Joyce Humphrey Cares

Time-Travel, Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Historical

Sweet Cravings Publishing

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The woman in the long, black cape appeared at night the way visions usually do. Alexandra Pirrot, FBI agent, traveled to a historical chateau in the French countryside. She is chosen by the chateau’s resident ghost to return to the gruesome time of 1789—the French Revolution—when blood ran down the streets of Paris. She is determined to piece together the long held secrets and mystery surrounding her family. To help link the past and the present, Alexandra joined forces with French attorney, Jean Paul Morneau, who has been hired to defend the present day chateau owner on murder charges.

Two sets of footprints are led by the ghost on a romantic journey, into a time of treachery and betrayal, to rescue one of the aristocracy from Madam Guillotine and to help another who is no longer alive, but has not crossed over, find peace.

Excerpt

When the apparition appears, it appears at night the way visions usually do.

Blood ran down the streets of Paris in 1789. FBI agent, Alexandra Pirrot, is transported to the eighteenth century to help an aristocrat escape Madame Guillotine and to help another soul who is no longer alive, to find peace and to cross over.

Alexandra Pirrot travels to a historical French chateau that she believes belongs to her family. Strange dreams and visions of the chateau and its history have haunted her since childhood. They become real when on her first night. She awakes to a hushed voice. A jewel encrusted and nobly dressed eighteenth century woman stands by her bed begging for help. Before Alexandra is able to react, the visitor vanishes into the full-length mirror.

The next morning Alexandra is drawn to a portrait hanging in the hallway near her room. She realizes her visitor was the woman in the painting. This woman is wearing an amethyst ring resembling the one Alexandra inherited from her mother.

When the ghost appears again, Alexandra understands the dead still have a hand to play. She pledges to help the ghost. Her vacation turns into a hunt for the truth.

She discovers a twist of her amethyst ring is the catalyst that brings the ghost into the twenty-first century and allows her to move back and forth through the centuries.

The last thing she expects is that she will find a lover who will help her chase every shadow and pursue every lead into betrayal, conspiracy, and murder.

One of Jean Paul Morneau’s ancestors disappeared the day the Bastille fell and is never seen again. His estate becomes the property of the revolutionaries. Jean Paul is determined to prove that the chateau and its treasures belong to his family.

To be close to the chateau, in order to prove his theory, he leaps at the chance to defend the present owner, who is accused of murder. The chateau owner declares he is innocent and that a figure charged out from one of the upstairs hallway paintings and committed the crime. Jean Paul doesn’t believe in ghosts; however he is convinced something bizarre is going on.

Jean Paul never fails to prove his innocence of his clients, but this time he has fewer clues than ever before. Intrigued with Alexandra, he enlists her help to save his client.

When the door to the past is ripped open, two sets of foot prints travel back in time to the French Revolution.  As they travel to Paris and the French countryside, Alexandra and Jean Paul become part of the reenactment of the unspeakable horrors of 1789. While their romance deepens, they work together to solve the secrets and mysteries that surround the chateau.

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