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Belinda Kroll • Cozy paranormal fantasy short story

"An Inconvenient Séance" (eBook)

"An Inconvenient Séance" (eBook)

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Short story leading into A Spirited Engagement

It is a truth universally ignored that sons abhor being sent to séances in search of a wife.

For fans of Olivia Atwater, Tilly Wallace, and Charlie N. Holmberg

In this short story (approx. 6,000 words) Jasper Steele has had enough of ghosts to last him a lifetime, so why is he attending a séance? Mostly to appease his mother, who worries about his head and his heart after his summer in the English countryside getting rejected by Mary Trentwood.

Eloise Carterprice has never been one to let a good opportunity escape her, so it's only natural that her ghost appears during the latest séance hosted by her mother.

Will Jasper find a bit of romance? Will Eloise have her bit of fun? Read on, dear Reader, read on!

This is a short story bridge between Haunting Miss Trentwood and A Spirited Engagement. It is a companion to "Miss Preston's Predicament."

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Excerpt

While Edith remained unconscious, a white, translucent fog emanated from her body. The fog took her shape, looking more and more like Edith curled on the table, docile as a sleeping kitten. The fog was Edith, yet not. Edith sighed in her sleep, whereas the translucent vision raised her head and stretched her arms. Dressed in a pale lavender, her eyes locked on Jasper.

“Eloise?” he breathed.

The ghostly Eloise scrambled across the table, kicking aside her skirts and not caring that she crawled through her sister Edith to reach Jasper, who sat appalled and terrified and annoyed that he was once again interacting with ghosts. He really needed to find new acquaintances.

“Jasper, you’ll help me. I know you will!” Eloise said. She swooped down, kissing him before he thought to duck.


Content

Romantic rating: Mild. There is a kiss between a ghost and a human for comedic effect.

Tropes: Read this story for a fun, light read featuring gaslamp fantasy, Victorian comedy of manners, and a ghost bride.

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  • The audio book runs 40 minutes and is digitally narrated by Google's voice narrator, Alistair.

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    Hannah B.
    Ghostly Fun Victorian Short Story

    This was so much fun! I had not read any other stories from this series, so I went into this completely blind. While I was definitely a tad bit confused at times, it wasn't enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying myself on this fun little journey.

    I adored the mix of historical romance, historical fantasy, ghost story, and intrigue. Belinda's writing was witty and superb, andI will absolutely continue on with this series (and go back and actually read the first book in the series!). I can't wait to learn more about Jasper and Eloise and to journey back into this world!.

    Thanks to the author for a review copy of this book. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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    Books by Belinda Kroll feature sweet romance, comedy-of-manners dialogue and action, gaslamp genre settings, and mundane, magical, or paranormal elements. Short stories may or may not include romantic elements.

    Thanks for reading my escapist Victorian stories.

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