I adore how they try to be all scientific with their equipment (EVP, means Electronic Voice Phenomena, which is background noise too quiet for the human ear to catch, but can be caught on a tape recorder.) I love how one of the plumbers uses formal language, like ‘upon’, and how the other one is just cute enough to squeeze. The show has popularized phrases like, ‘debunking’, ‘residual haunt’, ‘intelligent haunt’, and ‘paranormal entity’.
I was writing The Relics of Merlin series when I started watching the show, and my enjoyment of it inspired me to write my own ghost story in the third book in the series, Enchanting the Beast. (Writers draw inspiration from just about everywhere and anything.) Lady Philomena is a ghost-hunter who is hired by Sir Nicodemus Wulfson to find out why the spirits of Grimspell castle have suddenly become active. Sir Nico is a were-wolf, and his castle is populated by a host of shape-shifters. It’s the first time I wrote a book where the heroine is much older than the hero, which was fun and challenging all at the same time. There is a murder mystery that Nico is tangled up in, there is a young boy who has been haunting Phil for unknown reasons, there’s lots of enchantment in the romance of Phil and Nico. The book will be reissued by Sourcebooks in the coming months, but for now, in honor of fun spookiness, I’d like the share the video for Enchanting the Beast.
Do you enjoy a spooky ghost story as much as I do? I'd love to hear about it!
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