Friday, January 5, 2007

Apparition..Pt 3

Ok guys the story is picking up...(smile)...Read on about the apparition Josephine and Jared....
Walking with an apparition. Jared shook his head and smiled, with his hands folded under his head he replayed the night’s event in his head. Walking though the park as the night’s shadows took their hold. With a woman who could bee seen only when she wanted to be seen. Jared laughed aloud at how many times people passed him and swore he was talking to himself. When he looked over he could see her but they could not.
“Do you know how long I have been here?” Josephine had asked him.
“We think almost two years.” He had told her.
“We?” she asked.
“My friend Max helped me find you in the missing person’s data base.” Jared explained. “He thinks I am crazy because I thought I saw a ghost.”
“So I am dead? They found my body?” Josephine asked sadly.
“No I haven’t found your body….Wait you don’t know if you are dead?”
Josephine replied. “No I can’t tell if I am or not. I never have seen any bright light or anything. I’m just here. I feel connected to something. I just don’t what.”
“I thought you would know how you….Why don’t you have shoes?” Jared asked.
“I do remember that.” Josephine laughed. It was a pretty sound almost magical Jared thought as he heard it flow from her lips. “I loved to walk across the grass in this park bare foot.”
“Ok you do know about crack pipes and needles right?” Jared said.
“That was when I had a body Jared. Now it really doesn’t matter does it?”
“I guess not. Have you ever tried to remember what happened to you?” He asked her quietly. If it was something traumatic he wanted to bring it up gently.
“I have but all I feel is like my head hurts. It hurts so badly then I see darkness. There is nothing but pitch black.”
“Maybe it happened here in the park?” Jared suggested.
“No I came here…No one could see me, no one could hear me and at first I was so confused and no matter how much I tried no one could help me. I came to the park because it was the only place I remembered being happy.” As Josephine explained his heart went out to the woman who was so alone.
“How old are you Jared?” Josephine asked. “Do you know how old I am?”
“I’m thirty and when you went missing you were twenty two. So you are almost twenty four now.” Jared had looked at his watch then and saw it was well after eleven. “Its late I have to go Josephine. But I will be back tomorrow, I promise. Hopefully I will know some more.”
“Ok Jared.” He voice was sad as she turned to walk back in to the park.
“Hey, don’t worry, I’ll be back.” He assured her.
“I know. Good night Jared.” With a wisp of a breeze she was gone.
Jared had slowly walked back to the entrance of the park that led to his street. Now he lay in bed with his eyes close thinking of Josephine. He had figured out that she was lonely. That he was basically the first conversation she had with any one in a long time. He should have stayed with her longer so she would not feel so alone. Shit! He cursed himself for his stupidity. There was a small breeze that blew the drapes in his bed room. Jared lazily opened his eyes and saw her standing by his window.
“What the…!” he almost fell out of bed in his surprise. “How did you get in here? What am I asking? You are a ghost, you can get in any where. I thought you couldn’t leave the park.”
“I never said that.” She teased. “I said that I went there because it was the only place I remembered being happy. I followed you here.”
“Great a ghost with a sense of humor.” Jared muttered. “You could of told me.”
“Can I stay here with you? The park is nice but I miss being around people.” Josephine explained.
“Uh… sure I guess so, I mean you won’t be eating all my food.” Jared joked.
“I miss food to!” she said excitedly and sat on his bed. “I see people eating hot dogs and pretzels. And I wish I could have one. Can I sleep here with you?”
Jared looked at where she was setting, he knew she was there but her body did not even make a dent in the soft mattress. The timid question and Jared’s eyes flew to her face. Without a second thought he pulled back the covers in invitation.
“Sure, you can sleep here with me.” He replied. She needed a connection and he would not refuse her that.
“Her smile was shy as she slipped between the covers. “Thank you. I get so cold in the park.”
Jared was amazed that her body made a form under the blanket and he could feel her against him as she curved her body next to his. She was not solid by know means but it was like an energy that he could feel. There or not, he could smell the light scent of her, he felt desire curl inside his belly. Jesus now he was attracted to a ghost he thought. They fell asleep that way, with her curved against his body. All the things he thought he knew about ghost was being proved wrong. She slept and even murmured in her sleep.
In the morning she woke up and roamed his apartment. Looking at everything as if it was new to her, chattering a mile a minute as he made breakfast. She sat next to him and asked him how his juice, eggs and toast tasted. She wanted details and closed her eyes as if she could taste them herself as he explained. There was a knock on the door and Max strode in without waiting for an invitation to enter from the other side of the door. He saw Jared sitting eating breakfast on the sofa with the TV blaring GMA.
“Hey buddy, I bought some donuts to go along with those eggs.” Max said jovially as he walked in. “Got any coffee? I think I got some more info on your Josephine.”
Jared turned looked as if someone was next to him and nodded. Then he looked at Max once again.
“What are you looking at buddy? Max asked curiously. “Why are you nodding like a bobble head?”
“Tell me what the donuts taste like.” Max right?” The voice came from behind him and Max turned and dropped the bag that held the sweet pastries.
“Jesus H Macy!” Max yelped and staggered back towards the center of the room.
“Max meet Josephine our ghost from the park.” Jared said, he was laughing and wiping his mouth.
“Get the hell out of here! She is real! She is god damn real!” Max exclaimed.
“Yup, now if I am crazy, you are to Maxwell.” Jared smirked.
“Hey,” Max warned pointing at him. “You want a beating.”
“Maxwell is a lovely name.” Josephine soothed. She walked over to stand next to Jared.
“And that came from a ghost.” Jared said approvingly.
“That is the information I had for you Jared.” Max said. He was slowly getting over the initial shock of seeing the apparition known as Josephine in Jared’s apartment. “She may not be a ghost. There is no Jane Doe’s matching her description in the police files. Not in the last two years.”
“What do you mean?” Jared said in confusion.
“I might not be dead?” Josephine asked. Did she dare hope for this miracle?
“Nope,” Max said smugly. “What we have here might just be a case of her spirit being out of her body. I am thinking that she got hurt and had a near death experience. She got lost and forgot where her body is. She is probably lying somewhere in a coma. Find the body and the spirit can go back.”
Max words left them reeling. Find the body and she could go back. Could it be really that easy?

Interview with Missy Lyons

Well it's Friday one again whew it's 2007 and we have already gone through a week. But like every Friday here is another interview... Read and enjoy!!

1.Kelly: Missy Tell us how long you have been writing and what got you into writing romance?

Missy: It feels like I have been writing forever. I really started writing for the fun of it when I was about 13. My father encouraged me to write and many teachers told me I had a gift for it. Then as I grew older I focused on other things in my life. I got married. I got a job, and a house. As much as I enjoyed writing, I never thought I could make it into a career. It’s funny how we always come back to what we love doing though.
I started writing again when I was on a waiting list to get into nursing school. The year long wait was agonizing, so I began to write to soothe my soul. As for why I write romance, romance seems so natural to me. We all are looking for a special someone who we can share our lives with. Why not the characters in my stories too? It was not long before I found my local RWA group and began attending the meetings regularly.

2. Kelly: Your first book out is called Naughty or Nice. Tell us about it.

Missy: Well, Naughty or Nice is a little holiday romance I dreamed up, shortly before Christmas. I wanted to write a story that would be fun to snuggle up with in front of a warm fire to warm your heart. Here is a little bit about it.
Jenna Peterson is a little wild, and never turns down a dare. She sat on Santa’s lap, but it wasn’t to see what she was getting for Christmas. When she pulled down his beard and saw how cute he was, she couldn’t resist a kiss.
When Scott signed up to be the local mall Santa, he never expected to have two hot girls sit on his lap or one to capture his heart. Scott soon found out that earning Jenna’s trust wasn’t as easy as he thought. She seemed determined to stay on Santa’s naughty list.

3. Kelly: I have read Naughty or Nice and your love scenes are hot! Do you find you have problems keeping your love scenes fresh and exciting?

Missy: Not yet. Each character is unique. Their personality and moods play a role in how the scene plays out. If they are shy and inexperienced, they ask a lot of questions. If they have not seen their lover in three years, they savor the moment alone together, worshipping their lover’s body as they would a temple. Taking every moment slowly to make the memories last. Sometimes the characters are hot and heavy and they are so drawn together the sex scene is sizzling. Emotions play a big part in the characters sex lives.

4. Kelly: What else is coming from Missy Lyons in 2007?

Missy: I have two contracted works
*Bound By Desire *is a BDSM love story coming out from Phaze in the summer of 2007. Here is a little bit about it:
Denise is a woman whose personality has always come across as an A type of personality so she has been attracting men that are the exact opposite. Men who are shy and not very confident. Men that just ask to be dominated. She has always wondered what it would be like to be dominated in the bedroom. Just once she intended on finding out. She received an invitation to play at a BDSM party. She attends the party disguised, and dressed as a sub.

*Closing the Deal* is a contemporary romance, and it will be released this April from Phaze. Here is a little something about it:
Revenge is a powerful motivator. After the millionaire playboy Bruce Withers told his lawyer Dian Wright that he expected her to sleep with him or lose her job she vowed revenge no matter what the cost. She flew to Nashville to close the real estate deal he wanted in an attempt to get her job back or teach him a lesson in manners, only to meet the sexy twin heirs. She was drawn to them both with an unexplainable primal attraction that caused a little chaos, the opportunity for adventure, and the chance for revenge.
*Blood Ties* is not under contract and it is a vampire revenge story.
Priscilla Dupris had waited 229 years for her revenge and tonight was the night. Tonight would be the night that her maker was destined to die. He had wooed her and kissed her, and in her innocence she had offered her neck to him. He took that offering and so much more. He took away her innocence.
He gave her his blood in return and then mysteriously left her to die in the sun. Why would he do something so evil? Priscilla didn’t care why anymore. All she cared about now was that she finally had the opportunity to have her revenge on the man that made her what she was today.
I have seven other stories I hope to get written this year, but it will be a while before they are submitted

5. Kelly: I know Missy Lyons is your pen name any story behind how you got it?

Missy: At first I was not even planning on using a pen name. I am proud of my work and enjoy sharing it with others. However, when I read my first stalker story about another author, things changed, and I decided a little privacy may be a necessary evil.
Missy has been a nickname of mine since I was a child. I wanted to use something that I would be able to hear and would automatically turn around if someone said my name in a strange place like when I am signing books for instance. Lyons is English and I have always had a fascination with cats, so the choice was natural for me. Missy Lyons just sounded so natural it just fit me.

6. Kelly: Where can readers find your book and find out more about you?

Missy: Naughty or Nice is now available at:

I have a personal website you can visit at
If you are an author as well I have just established a blog called The Writer’s Corner. I hope it will be a place where we can share writing wisdom with each other. I also hope to hear from upcoming authors and useful information to know in the publishing industry. Here is the address:

7. Kelly: Tell me what is your favorite body part on a guy?

Missy: Oh my! With so many parts to choose from that is a hard one!
My favorite part to look at would definitely be a man’s bared chest. My favorite part to tease is a man’s neck. It is a very sensitive and erogenous zone, for a place that doesn’t seem sexual.

8. Kelly: What is your inspiration for writing?

Missy: I swear it is the voices that told me to do it! I can’t fully explain where the voices come from, but once they are in my head they can tell you all about their life story and what has happened to them. I would like to say it is real life or something else that triggers the story, but they are something that evolves over time.
Sometimes it might be one sentence that starts it. Or one word, like immortal. What was it like to be an immortal? Was the idea that triggered my Blood Ties book. From there I explore each characters personality and their motivation. Why are they acting like they are? What do they want from life right now?

9. Kelly: Where will readers be seeing you chatting in 2007?

Missy: I try to participate on the Mardi Gras yahoo group at:

You will also see me on the Phaze yahoo group:

I have an author day scheduled on April 6 at:

I also have a personal yahoo group that discusses upcoming events as they happen:, and if you have a myspace account you can be my friend at

10. Kelly: I like to ask this question. (smile). Naughty or Nice is turned into a movie who would be playing the roles of your characters?

Missy: Kate Beckensale from Underworld and Johnny Depp. Hey a girl can dream right?

11. Kelly: Missy what would you want your readers to know most about you?

Missy: I am just as down to earth as everyone else. I am just a country girl trying to make it in the big city. I have a family, with one adorable little girl. I have been married over ten years to the same man and count my blessings everyday.
I was born in Santa Maria California and I was a one of four girls. I spent my summers catching lizards and chasing after snakes, climbing trees and swimming at the beach.
I love to hear from my readers and you can contact me from my website.

12. What kind of advice would you give to people that want to become writers too?

Missy: You become a writer by writing, so do it everyday. Don’t stop if someone naysays what you are doing. You become better by practicing. Each story I write is becoming better written as I learn more about the craft.

That Guys and Dolls was the new and upcoming author Missy Lyons. Her book Naughty or Nice is a steamy look into what Christmas can really be like between two new lovers. Trust me I read the book and it is Hot!!
See you next week luvvies where the interview will be with Ayn Amorelli.
Dahlia Rose

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Dahlia Rose,

Author, mother, lover, friend she is a rainbow of openness never to be defined. Defining her would be like trying to block a bullet. But, if you tried and happen to stumble upon her in wikipedia, you would find that she has lived nine lives and has warmed a million hearts. She has done more than most and navigated everywhere loving freely and forever changing her hair. A light to this world who uses her being to unfold secrets and keys that lay beneath destinies and blessing. She worships the moon and tattoos her dreams in books. A lioness brought here to conquer the sun with a pen…no war…love as a weapon to win. With Love as her sweater constantly warming you and I with words.

A best selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on a Caribbean island and now currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her five kids who she affectionately nicknamed "The children of the corn” and her biggest supporter/long time love. She has a love of erotica, dark fantasy, Sci-fi and the things that go bump in the night. Books and writing are her biggest passion and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books