If you feel tingles of delight, rather than fear, at the eerie sound of creaking doors and a moaning wind, then you're probably one of many happy readers who've discovered the great pleasure of romance novels that are haunted by ghosts. These ethereal characters aren't always terrifying; sometimes they're benevolent, humorous, or downright hilarious. They can take on a variety of forms and tasks, such as playing matchmaker or helping to solve mysteries - sometimes the very mystery surrounding their own death. Ghosts interact with either or both the hero and heroine, and can either encourage or attempt to squelch their romantic relationship. Their presence can be a source of never-ending trouble or amusement, and if they've been around for several generations, i.e., haunting a particular family or castle, they become a source of vast historical information, providing the key to resolving all sorts of long-lasting family strife. Why do we love reading about these unique characters? Because ghostly characters can reveal things to us about the hero and heroine that we might not be able to find out through human secondary characters, and because their personalities and powers can enliven a romance well beyond the usual fare. If you haven't yet enjoyed a romance inhabited by specters, try one today! You're in for a real "ghostly" pleasure. Below we've listed "some" of our favorite Ghostly Pleasures.
ALICE ALFONSI - ETERNAL VOWS MARGARET CHITTENDEN - WHEN THE SPIRIT IS WILLING CASEY CLAYBOURNE - A SPIRITED SEDUCTION HELENA DELA - THE COUNT MARCIA EVANICK - GUARDIAN SPIRIT REGAN FOREST - BRIDGE ACROSS FOREVER PARKE GODWIN - TRUCE WITH TIME HEATHER GRAHAM - EVERY TIME I LOVE YOU LAURA HAYDEN - CHANCE OF A LIFETIME LORI HERTER - THE WILLOW FILE TAMI HOAG - MAGIC JOAN HOHL - A SHADOW'S KISS SARA JARROD - HEAVEN ABOVE KAREN KEAST - ONE LAVENDER EVENING JOSEPHINE LESLIE - THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR, THE GHOST AND MRS. DEVINE * MICKEE MADDEN - EVERLASTIN', DUSK BEFORE DAWN KAT MARTIN - SILENT ROSE LINDA LAEL MILLER - WILD ABOUT HARRY JUDITH O'BRIEN - THE FOREVER BRIDE LAURA PENDER - PIRATE GHOST ANGIE RAY - GHOST OF MY DREAMS DEVIL IN THE DARK - EVELYN ROGERS * KAREN SANDLER - NIGHT WHISPERS JO ANN SIMON - BELOVED CAPTAIN MARILYN SINGER - GHOST HOST CHRISTINA SKYE - THE PERFECT GIFT, BRIDE OF THE MIST THORNE SMITH - TOPPER POSSESSING ELISSA - DONNA STERLING * CYNTHIA STERLING - GREAT CAESAR'S GHOST SALLY STEWARD - GHOST OF SUMMER ANTOINETTE STOCKENBERG - EMBERS, EMILY'S GHOST, DREAM A LITTLE DREAM RACHEL SUMMERS - THE SCENT OF ROSES BECKY LEE WEYRICH - SWEET FOREVER, ALMOST HEAVEN RACHEL WILSON - BITTERSWEET SUMMER
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Subject line - Ghostly Pleasures.
-- The following novels by Barbara Michaels are not traditional romance novels, but they do have a romantic element in them, and the "Ghostly" part is great: Ammie Come Home, Stitches in Time, The Walker in Shadows, House of Many Shadows, Here I Stay -- Rosario