A Shadow of Love
by Amy S. Cutler
Out May 5, 2022
Paranormal Romance, Ghosts
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Print length: 163 pages
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When Annabelle flees her abusive husband and moves into an 1860’s farmhouse, she soon learns that she is not alone; she shares her home with Christian, the ghost of a poet who killed himself in 1917. Christian, wanting nothing but solitude, tries to scare Annabelle away, but once they come together while she is dreaming, they fall in love. The clock is ticking for Christian, for moments after his hanging his fiance magically cursed his spirit to be stuck on earth for one hundred years, and his time is almost up.
With Annabelle’s ex threatening her and the spirit she has fallen in love with on the verge of disappearing, Annabelle becomes obsessed with staying with Christian, and will do anything to be with him.
Being in love with a ghost is bad enough, but for Annabelle, discovering that her true love will be crossing over at any moment pushes her over the edge of reckless behavior.
When I awoke on the kitchen floor after hearing the sweet voice of my mother in the distance, I was not sure if I really wanted to be alive. My heart felt broken, a piece of it taken away, and I felt that to get it back, I had to leave my life behind. Only a few weeks have passed, and it seems like the fog is clearing and my memories are getting fuzzy. I want to grasp hold of them, but it’s like trying to catch air; the moments just slip away. Certain things, I will never forget. Christian’s lips, when they finally met mine, the way his hand felt pressed into my lower back while we danced in the kitchen. The curve of his spine, as we laid in bed together, wondering at the miracle of us being able to be together at all, fingers touching, maybe not completely solid but close enough. His eyes, as clear and blue as a frozen lake, that seem to hold so much life, even though they were void of life completely.
I must sound like a crazy person. I probably am. I fell in love with a ghost, a ghost who tried to chase me away but ended up holding me in his arms. A ghost by the name of Christian who is now not a ghost anymore, but something beyond my reach.
The more time that passes between then and now, between the unreal and the real, the more I wonder where I go from here. The snowy season is starting to come to an end, and as spring approaches, I feel like I’m reliving everything that has happened. I must go back to the beginning to sort this all out, to make sense out of this great love I have for a man who thought that love was the worst-case scenario. A man who wanted me out as I was coming in.
About the Author:
Amy S. Cutler Amy S Cutler, author of “A Shadow of Love,” earned her master’s degree in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Most recently she was published in “Slut Vomit: An Anthology of Sex Work,” and featured in the Tales to Terrify Podcast, among others. Her writing focus is suspense, horror, science fiction, and ghost stories. She can be contacted through AmysHippieHut.com
Blog Tour Schedule
October 3rd @ WOW! Women on Writing
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. Read an interview with the author and enter to win a copy of the book.
October 5th @ Sadie’s Spotlight
Sadie spotlights A Shadow of Love and features an excerpt from the book.
October 6th @ Create Write Now
Mari L. McCarthy shares a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about the importance of learning how to self-market. A must-read post for authors!
October 8th @ Life According to Jamie
Jamie reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love. Don’t miss this exciting book!
October 10th @ Amy’s Booket List
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October 12th @ Word Magic
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October 15th @ What is That Book About?
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October 16th @ Celtic Lady’s Book Reviews
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October 17th @ Jill Sheets’ Blog
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October 18th @ A Storybook World
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October 19th @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
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October 20th @ Knotty Needle
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October 21st @ Beverley A. Baird’s Blog
Join Bev as she shares a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about the story behind the haunted house in the novel.
October 22nd @ Lisa Haselton’s Reviews & Interviews
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October 24th @ Girl Zombie Authors
Read a guest post by Amy S. Cutler about why ghost stories are so popular.
October 25th @ Four Moon Reviews
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October 27th @ Girl Zombie Authors
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October 29th @ Boots, Shoes and Fashion
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October 31st @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Visit Anthony’s blog for Amy S. Cutler’s guest post about finding a publisher.
November 1st @ Choices
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November 2nd @ Jessica Belmont’s Blog
Jessica reviews Amy S. Cutler’s book A Shadow of Love.
November 3rd @ Write Advice
Read Amy’s guest post about how she found the idea for Shadow of Love and turned it into a story.
November 4th @ Author Anthony Avina’s Blog
Read Anthony’s review of A Shadow of Love by Amy S. Cutler. A paranormal book you don’t want to miss!
3 Replies to “Spotlight & Excerpt: A Shadow of Love, by Amy S. Cutler”
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