Book Blitz: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper By J.L. Bryan

Posted September 25, 2014 by girlswit in Giveaway, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan 
Publication date: September 19th 2014
Genres: Adult, Horror, Paranormal


Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.
When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbance presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronted an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.
Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.
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Guest Post:  Haunted Savannah
Ellie Jordan, the lead character
in my new series, has a fairly interesting job—she works for a small private
detective agency that specializes in capturing and removing unwanted ghosts.
I knew the setting of the series
would be important, and it was fun to consider where a ghost-catching agency
might be most profitably located.  An old
city would be best, but there aren’t many of those in the United States.  In fact, by the standards of most of the
world, we don’t have any truly old cities here, nothing as ancient as
Paris, Rome, or Jerusalem.
The oldest cities are generally
located along the East Coast.  I considered
Boston and New York, but I’ve never even been to those cities—and besides, the
Ghostbusters have pretty well staked out New York City as their territory.
The obvious choice for me was
Savannah, Georgia, a city much closer to me, and one I’ve visited a few times
(and look forward to visiting again in the future).  I knew I was lucky to have it close by; it’s
not just old, but characterized by beautiful architecture dating back to the
colonial era.  The downtown is made of up
twenty-two squares, each with a small park surrounded by old mansions and other
buildings in every conceivable architectural style.  It’s almost dreamlike to walk through the
city surrounded by gardens, wrought iron, marble columns, fountains, and
statues.  Beautiful, old, and not far
away—a perfect setting for the new ghost series!
As I turned out during, I was
luckier than I knew.  I’ve read again and
again that seventy percent of the buildings in Savannah’s downtown are said to
be haunted.  I have no idea where this
figure came from, but it sounds like a lot. 
The city isn’t just haunted because it’s old.
Do you remember how that house in
Poltergeist was built on top of an old cemetery?  The entire city of Savannah is like
that.  Countless graveyards have been
paved over as the city expanded over the centuries.  Unmarked graves lie beneath the streets and
the beautiful antique mansions.
The only thing more conducive to
a haunting would be if the city were also built on top of old Native American
burial grounds.  It turns out that’s the
case, too.
No wonder they say the city is
teeming with ghosts.  I think it’s going
to be a fun place to spend the series.
J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror and science fiction into new kinds of stories. He lives in Atlanta with his wife, his son, and some dogs and cats.

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