Fortune Favors the Witch by Ani Gonzalez
Main Street Witches #2
Fortune teller Luanne LaRue, is trying to build a new life in the haunted town of Banshee Creek and the last thing she wants is a conflict with super-sexy Sheriff Sean Stickley. But when a mysterious fraud spreads through town (along with a dead body) she has no choice. She has to find the culprit and clear her name fast before her new life (and new love) is destroyed.
Hi, my name is Ani Gonzalez. I write paranormal romantic comedy and cozy mystery and Brooke has kindly agreed to host the book tour for Fortune Favors the Witch, the second book in my Main Street Witches cozy mystery series.
Main Street Witches is a spin off of my haunted town romantic comedy series, Banshee Creek. Three witches head to America’s Most Haunted Town to open up business and find romance and mystery along the way. The series was inspired by my love of all things witchy (just like Banshee Creek arose out of my enthusiasm for all things haunted). The town is pretty much an independent character with lots of spooky shops and institutions (including a haunted library) to give you a taste of the town, here’s an excerpt from the local newspaper, The Banshee Creek Scream, with special guest, fortune teller Luanne LaRue, the protagonist of Fortune Favors the Witch. Enjoy!
Hello, fellow House Haunters. This is Banshee Creek’s local real estate agent, Elizabeth Hunt, with another installment of our ongoing series, Loving Your Haunted House. As you know, our little town has a lot of ghosts, and living with a spectre can be a little challenging, and these interviews give us a chance to exchange tips. If you’d like to be featured in an interview shoot me an email at ElizabethHunt@OnlySlightlyHaunted.com.
Here’s our new resident, fortune teller Luanne LaRue with her tips on how to handle a pesky poltergeist.
Hi, Luanne. Thanks for agreeing to this interview. You’re renting at 17 Foxglove Street, right? That’s a very interesting property.
Well, the rent is low.
It kind of has to be, doesn’t it? What have you experienced so far?
The usual. Banging, floating toasters, writing in mirrors, appliances turning on and off. She likes to watch television, and seems to be very fond of making Pop-Tarts.
That makes sense. Honoria Delacourt was sixteen when she passed, poor thing.
Yeah, well, she’s certainly making up for lost time now.
How do you handle the phenomena? Is she active during a particular time of day?
She’s not an early bird by any means. She becomes active around noon—that’s when the toaster starts going off. I keep it plugged and make sure there’s lots of Pop-Tarts in the house.
What happens if there’s no Pop-Tarts?
Things start flying around. Forks impaled on walls, that kind of thing. She’s a bit temperamental in the morning.
Not exactly morning, though.
*laughs* It’s Teenage Standard Time. I ran out of Pop-Tarts one day and left some toast out, and she went absolutely ballistic.
Did she cause a lot of damage?
Not really, but she made a pretty impressive sliced bread collage on the wall. She’s actually not that destructive—and she never harms anyone—but she sure makes her feelings known.
Any other tips?
I leave the television on a lot and I put on shows that she likes to watch. That seems to help.
Really? What does she like?
Mostly Supernatural right now. It’s on ALL THE TIME. I love the show, but, frankly, there really is such a thing as to much Impala. Luckily, there are a lot of episodes out there. I’m not sure what I’m going to do when it finally gets cancelled.
May that day never come. Well, thanks for chatting to us, and good luck with your spook.
Thanks. I’ll need it.
Well, that’s all for today, folks. Have a great day, and happy hauntings!
Originally published in The Banshee Creek Scream, The Spookiest News That’s Fit to Print.
About the Author
Ani Gonzalez: I write paranormal romantic comedy and cozy mystery (whew, that’s a mouthful!) set in Banshee Creek, Virginia, The Most Haunted Town in the USA. My books feature feisty funny heroines dealing with a host of paranormal critters (ghosts, cryptids, pagan gods…the sky’s the limit) and mysteries. They find magic, love and laughter and readers get to follow them every step of the way.
I love quirky towns with spooky stories, and, thanks to my books, I get to “live” in one year-around. In real life I live in a Minneapolis suburb (which is sadly lacking in ghosts) with my husband and three children and I’m still trying to adjust to the cold.
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