Guest Post by Stacey Kennedy + Giveaway

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Today we welcome to Book Lovers Inc Stacey Kennedy, whose newest release Supernaturally Kissed has hit the shelves on December 5th and believe me when I say it, that this book is unlike any paranormal romance you have read! (You can read our dual review here.) Stacey is here with us today to tell us in her own words about her new release and what makes Supernaturally Kissed such a unique paranormal romance title.

So, let’s give Stacey a warm welcome! 🙂

WOOT! SUPERNATURALLY KISSED has arrived! Is it your typical urban fantasy romance read? Not likely. The hero is a ghost, which comes with a whole slew of problems including that he can’t touch the heroine.

Can’t TOUCH the heroine? How is that even possible in a romance?

I’ll tell you it took some really creative thinking on my part trying to get these two in the sack. Not only was Tess—our heroine—totally against the idea for obvious reasons. Falling in love with a ghost? Not a good idea. But how can two people—one a ghost—seriously have a normal relationship?

Truth is, they can’t. But just because it isn’t normal doesn’t mean it’s not fantastic! I think all the obsticals in their way only made their relationship that much more interesting to write. Yeah, forbidden love…HOT, right?!

It made each moment more tense. How if they could kiss—only once—everything would be all right. But behind that craving was the struggle they suffered because they couldn’t achieve it. It made me incredibidly sad for them. If all you wanted to do was love someone, but knew it was impossible would you be able to continue to be with them?

A question Tess asked herself, but one Kipp never did. Right from the get-go, Kipp knows exactly what he wants. And a side of him appeared that I wasn’t expecting. He’s a very tough, smart-ass cop. So to find him being vunerable was a wonderful surprise. Every step of the way I felt more connected to him and my heart went out to him. He needed to prove to Tess that he could love her and all I could do was…sigh!

In any of the books I have written, no touch has ever meant more than it did in this one. A single swipe of his finger, which sent an icy brush across Tess’s skin was so explosive because of the forbidden element. That’s what made it so intense for me to write. Imagine if you wanted to love someone, but knew how wrong it was. Yes, Tess goes through all those emotions. She fights against what her heart tells her because she knows loving Kipp is impossible. But what if you couldn’t stop yourself?

Exactly! You totally understand now why I loved to write this story. It was complicated and emotional, but the whole time I rooted that Tess and Kipp would find a way to be together.

Wanna find out if I pulled it off? If so, leave your email address with your comment to be entered to win an ebook Supernaturally Kissed (International). Don’t forget to come find me on Facebook and Twitter. I love to chat!!

Release Date: January 5th 2012
Series: Frostbite book 1
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Formats Available: Kindle Edition, ebook
Purchasing Info: Goodreads, Author’s website,, Barnes&Noble

Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy

Ghosts harass and annoy Tess Jennings to save their souls. Sometimes she helps them. Other times she ignores them. But one ghost will give her no choice.

Kipp McGowen, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, will stop at nothing to gain her help, including using his ghostly charms to seduce her.

Tess must help solve the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid, because solving the case will save Kipp.

But a bigger problem presents itself. Tess is falling in love with a ghost. Now she must decide. Keep Kipp forever or find the killer…


Copyright © STACEY KENNEDY, 2011

All Rights Reserved, Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Inc.

An icy wisp of air swept in behind me, causing my heel to twist as I stumbled. To the other pedestrians striding along the downtown Memphis street, the sensation would be brushed off as a cold breeze.

They were wrong. A spirit lingered here.

“Can you hear me?”

From the intrigue rolling in his voice, he hadn’t expected me to acknowledge him. Shit! I’d already given myself away. A mistake I’d rectify.

Without hesitation, I righted my stance and strode forward with purpose, forcing myself to remain deaf to the voice. If I ignored ghosts long enough, they moved on and searched out someone else who held the same irritating ability, whom I had yet to meet.

Much to my annoyance, the ghost stayed right on my heels and his presence remained strong behind me. The cold air at my back remained a contrast to the warm morning air in front of me. Every hair on my neck stood up and goose bumps pimpled a trail along my skin. If only I could rub them away, but I didn’t dare. Ignoring him would make him go away.

“You can hear me, can’t you?” the ghost asked again.

Spirits were typically harmless, but annoying. I’m dead, what’s going on, why am I a ghost—yada, yada, yada. I quickened my steps and made my way down Peabody Place in hopes he’d leave me alone.


He sounded desperate, which meant a big headache for me. If I hadn’t worn my damn slingbacks, I would’ve tried to run and hide. But the three-inch Manolos and the tight, tailored gray skirt restrained my movements.

I passed Miss Polly’s Soul Food Café, and the delicious aroma of bacon and eggs drifted along the air. My empty stomach complained. My only thought after I woke had been caffeine. Now I wished I’d grabbed a muffin with my latté at Starbucks. With ten minutes to get to my desk, I couldn’t worry about such things.

My boss, Event Manager Dylan Cobb, would hand me my ass if I stepped into the office a minute late. Sadly, there’d never been a day I didn’t cater to his every need.

I approached Beale Street and sighed in relief, relishing the warmth surrounding me. Not only from the sun above—the spirit’s cold presence at my back had vanished. Pleased my dodge of him had worked, I took a sip of my energy in a cup and smiled. Coffee’s fantastic, the ghost is gone—life is good.

Another block passed under my heels before I reached the historical red-brick building. Randall Marketing, written in black block letters, decorated the striped green-and-white awning.

I opened the door to the office and strode in, greeted by a bubbly voice. “Good morning, Tess.”


“Give me a moment here.” Doris shuffled paperwork around her desk, her auburn curls bouncing on her shoulders. The receptionist had always been messy, yet somehow organized. “There were a few messages on the voicemail for you.” She raised her head and held out the pink slips of paper. “A lovely day today, is it not?”

“Sure is.” So I lied. The ghost hadn’t kicked off my day on a high note. Not as if I’d tell her about my interaction with spirits. My ability to converse with spirits remained on a need-to-know basis, and as far as it concerned me, no one needed to know. I grabbed the messages from her hand. “Did your weekend treat you good?”

“I spent the entire weekend knee-deep in my garden.” Her cocoa-colored eyes lit up. “My best year ever, I’m hoping. You’ll have to come out and have a look-see.”

“I’d love to.” Doris treasured her gardens, so I tried to appear interested, even though my green thumb looked black.

Her smile brightened, but when the phone rang, she waved a goodbye and answered the call. “It’s another beautiful day here at Randall Marketing, how may I direct your call?”

Leaving her behind, I strode down the hall toward my office and sipped my coffee. The warmth slid down my throat and provided an immediate rush to my energy levels. At the third door on the right, I entered my bleak workspace with its pale-blue walls, closed the door behind me and approached the desk. I dropped down into the black leather chair and flipped through the messages. None were urgent enough to worry about now.

I powered up my computer, but a knock at the door had me glancing up. Before I got a word out, the door swished open and I cringed, fully aware of the looming trouble.

Caley, the officer manager and my best friend since the age of four, looked like a typical Barbie. Perfect skin, long flowing blonde hair and a body men drooled over. I might have been jealous of her perfection since I couldn’t pull off her looks even with a makeover—so maybe a little envious—but her appearance had always been a front. She was the devil in disguise.

She scowled, shutting the door behind her with a slam. “Do you mind explaining where you were all weekend?”

“At home.” I batted my lashes. “Why? Did you try to call me?”

She pointed her finger, narrowing her eyes at me. “Don’t you try that shit on me. I called you all weekend and your phone went straight to voicemail.”

“Hmm…” I pretended to ponder. “The battery must have died.” She had enough gall to just come over, but the little hint had been a subtle way of telling Caley to leave me alone.

“Liar.” She plopped down in the seat across from my desk. “Where were you? I wanted to go out.”

“Nowhere. Honestly, I vegged on the couch.”

Caley snorted. “You lead such an exciting life.”

My mouth parted to offer a snappy retort, but a cold wisp of air brushed across my skin, causing my lips to snap shut. Damn! I thought I’d got rid of him.

“Hello.” Caley snapped her fingers in front of my face. “Leave the aliens behind and return to Mother Earth.”

I blinked, trying to force my attention back to her, yet failing. The ghost knelt right beside Caley—not kneeling, of course; more like floating, since ghosts were never able to obtain physical contact with the world around them—and my focus held strong on him, unable to stop myself from ogling. He stared intently, with one crystal-blue eye, while the other was a chocolate color. His strong jaw, the muscles clenching along his cheeks, all spoke of power. But as he ran his hand through his untidy sandy-colored hair, his expression showed playfulness. His black tank top left his arms exposed and muscles upon muscles layered those arms.

“Anyways,” she said, dragging my gaze back to her. “I had to go out with Susanne because you left me high and dry.”

I laughed. Caley’s horny, twenty-year-old stepsister had the body that men chased after. “You did have the option to stay home, you know.”

Her eyes widened. “On a Saturday night?”

“Yeah, you know, get some popcorn, watch a movie and relax.”

She frowned. “If you don’t stop your grandma behavior, your va-jay-jay is going to shrivel up and die.”

The ghost chuckled.

His smooth laugh hit me like a cup of warm cocoa, causing my insides to melt. Nothing amused me. First off, Caley had been so wrong—maybe a little right—but I’d never admit to her accuracy aloud. Second, reacting in such a heated way to a ghost definitely didn’t hit my to-do list today.

“Excuse me.” I spoke not only to Caley, but also to the irritating ghost. “My va-jay-jay is just fine.”

“Well, I’m glad to hear you’ve still got some spunk.” She stood and placed her hands on her hips. “Because we’ve got a double date tonight.”

“A what?” Dear God!

She grinned from ear to ear. “Yes, my dearest Grammy, we’re going out.”

“With who?”

“Two guys I met on Saturday night. You’re coming with me, either willingly or unwillingly, so suck up your hesitations, babe, because saying no isn’t an option.”

“But it’s a Monday night.” Not saying a date didn’t sound like fun. A month had passed since my last attempt at dating—which failed miserably—but a man Caley chose while drunk? No thanks. My sex life might have been as dead as the sexy ghost in front of me, but I’d still search for a way out. “I have to work tomorrow.”

She wagged her finger in classic Caley fashion. “You’re a grandma.”

Most times, I respected her persistent personality. She never backed down, always dreamed big and went for the gold, but her grit hadn’t been all rays of sunshine. Her determination made her annoyingly tenacious. I had to agree or she’d never give up, and getting her out of my office sounded all too good. “Fine. I’ll go with you.”

“Oh, stop looking so pissy. We’ll have fun. Promise. I’ll come to your place at eight.” She opened the door, glanced over her shoulder and winked. “Leave the granny panties at home.”

Stacey Kennedy’s novels are lighthearted fantasy with heart squeezing, thigh-clenching romance, and even give a good chuckle every now and again. But within the stories you’ll find fast paced action, life threatening moments and a big bad villain that needs to be destroyed. Her urban fantasy/paranormal and erotic romance series have hit Amazon Kindle and All Romance Ebooks Bestseller lists. If she isn’t plugging away at her next novel, tending to her two little ones, she’s got her nose deep in a good book. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband.

Be sure to drop her a line at, she loves to hear from her readers.

You can find Stacey at her website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.


Thanks to Stacey’s generosity we have a copy of Supernaturally Kissed for one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is tell us what is your favorite ghost themed book, movie or series!
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please leave a valid email when placing your comment so we can inform you if you win.

The giveaway is open Internationally!

Giveaway ends on Saturday 28 January 2012; and we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian January 11, 2012 at 7:04 am

    Wow, another great post/interview about this book I come across today. Yes, my curiosity is roused, I want to read this. One of my favourite childhood tv series was The Ghost and Mrs Muir. So I want to know how this couple will pul it off.

    Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck with the new release.

  • Sullivan McPig January 11, 2012 at 7:05 am

    The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane is my favorite at the moment.

  • LadyVampire January 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I like the movie the Frighteners which deals with ghosts. And Victoria Laurie has a Ghost Hunter series I enjoy.

  • Jen B. January 11, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Ghost themed? That’s a tough question. I really loved American Horro Story. I think the creators really used the ghosts in interesting ways.

  • Mary Kirkland January 11, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Ya know I was going to say The Ghost Whisperer and would have said that until I watched American Horror Story, this past few weeks. That’s my new favorite now.

  • Marika Weber January 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I actually liked the movie Casper. It was sweet and actually had alot to say about relationships and letting go.

    Marika Weber

  • Viki S. January 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I was going to say that I didn’t think I had one until I read aurian’s comment. I loved The Ghost and Mrs. Muir when I was a little kid. Oh the memories 🙂 After that I can’t really say.
    Your book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.


  • Pragya January 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I love The Sixth Sense


  • miki January 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    i love Ghost the film with demi moore. i’m crying each time^^;;

    as for book, i don’ t really have one in my read list ( there is one ghost in Rachel Morgan serie but it’s not a book on ghost)

    all the best


  • Stacey Kennedy January 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for stopping by everyone! I love hearing what ghost stories and movies you guys like! Hitting all my favorites too! 😉

  • Melissa Lamb January 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I haven’t really read a ghost themed book but my favorite movie would have to be GHOST!!! I love the thought that my guy would stay by my side even after death to protect me!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  • Missie Jones January 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I actually have 3 favorite Ghost Romance novels. The Ghost Hunter, a Paranormal Romance (The Hunter Series) by Lori Brighton, For Sale: Old Manor House (free ghosts included) by Merabeth James and My ALL TIME FAV Ghost Wind by Charlotte Boyett-Compo, Its sooo GOOD 😀

    missie25524 at netzero (dot) com

  • Gisele Alvarado January 11, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    I like the book Hourglass by Claudia Gray! a movie: The Amityville of Horror was really scary and American Horror Story is AWESOME!!

  • Diane January 11, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I loved The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Ghost with Demi Moore.

  • Na January 12, 2012 at 1:56 am

    I love ghost stories especially when they are based on true events. One of my favorite TV shows is The Haunting on the Discovery Channel. Too bad the show no longer produces new episodes 🙁

  • Mary Preston January 12, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I’d watch the movie GHOST just for Whoopie Goldberg alone.

  • Linda January 12, 2012 at 4:13 am

    The movie Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore. That was one amazing movie!

  • Victoria Zumbrum January 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I loved the movie Ghost. That was the best love story. I cried. Please enter me in contest.

  • Tamsyn January 12, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Yes, the movie Ghost is one of my favourite movies. I like that the hero continues to try to protect his love even in death.

  • Grace January 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    My favorite is Casper.

  • Christine January 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    The Movie Ghost for sure…love it.

  • Anne R January 14, 2012 at 8:05 am

    You really cant beat the movie Ghost, it is a great movie.

  • Christy January 15, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I really like Ghost… its the best movie! So sad that I cried. christina_92 at

  • Filia Oktarina January 22, 2012 at 2:57 am

    I like The Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane .

  • Sr.Joe January 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I love Ghost. It’s so beautiful and sad 🙁

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