Can she help a lost soul, jumpstart her love life, and dispatch her nagging mother’s spirit?
Marni Legend is about to publish her thirteenth novel. Gus Zuckerman has been hanging around since his death in nineteen-ninety-five. With her deadline looming and her recently deceased mother refusing to move on, can Marni dispatch both spirits and still have time for romance?
Armed with sarcasm and a warped sense of humor, her innate ability to stumble into awkward situations lands Marni in the midst of a car theft ring. As her circle of friends becomes populated with felons and possible murderers, the lines blur around whom she can trust.
Juggling a hot new beau with one hand and rekindling an old flame with the other, she may need to put on the brakes with one. Should she pick the probable criminal who may know Gus’s fate or play it safe with the sweetheart from her past? She’ll need more than her special abilities and quick wit to navigate the twists and turns of this paranormal mystery.
BIO: Terry Segan resides in Nevada. The beach is her happy place, but any opportunity to travel soothes her gypsy soul. The stories conjured by her imagination while riding backseat on her husband’s motorcycle can be found throughout the pages of her paranormal mysteries
Avis: Welcome back Terry! I’m so glad you agreed to join us again and talk about your second novel, Spirit in Tow! Your paranormal premise is intriguing in this one and so creative! Marnie is such a strong female protagonist and a sassy, risktaker! Let’s start this interview, shall we? Here’s the first question:
Did you find your second book easier or more difficult to write than your first?
Terry: I found the second book easier because I’d learned so much from both the writing process and the publishing process of my first book. Since I grew up on Long Island (pronounced Lon Giland by natives), I found it easy to channel my inner sarcastic klutz when fleshing out Marni’s character. My first book, Precious Treasure, had a more serious tone, while Spirit in Tow leans more toward humor and light-hearted banter with a little bit of danger thrown in.
Avis: I noticed the lighter tone, and that’s what I found so appealing! The banter between Marnie and Gus is hilarious at times! I’m so happy to hear this is book one of a series, which leads me the next question:
How do you see the storyline progressing in this series?
Terry: Marni will continue to be a klutz and find herself in sticky situations—it’s part of her charm. While I love the town of Northport where she has settled, not all the stories will take place there. You see, Marni loves to travel, and some of her adventures will take her to other cities and states. Besides, I’m sure the residents of Northport would welcome a breather once in a while. There will also be recurring characters but not in every book. This way, the reader never knows who will pop up—dead or alive.
Avis: Hmm. A protagonist who loves to travel? Sounds like an author I know! LOL! It sounds like you scope out settings for your stories as you travel, combining two passions! Brilliant! Which leads us to our next question:
What was your hardest character to develop?
Terry: I’d have to say her blast from the past, Kendall Kramer. He needed to be a sweet memory while also being a viable candidate to rekindle Marni’s love life. I prefer writing quirky characters (my head is filled with them—don’t venture there alone), but Kendall needed to be more mild-mannered. When I write, I’m a pantser and don’t use an outline. So I struggled with composing his personality and whether he’d end up changing in a phone booth and wearing a cape whenever Marni got into trouble. I believe he turned out okay for the role he plays.
Avis: Kendall turned out perfect! He was a surprise character to me, and I enjoyed the role he played in the story! Well done! I really enjoyed this novel, and I really look forward to the next adventures of Marni Legend! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy release day schedule to give us a look into your writing world! It’s been fun, and until next time! I’d also like to thank all the readers checking in. For a review of Spriti in Tow, and make sure to get your copy! Terry’s social media links, website, and buy links can be found below!
Author Website: https://terrysegan.com/
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AuthorTerrySegan
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Terry-Segan/e/B087YQGXMD
Terry Segan’s second novel, Spirit in Tow, Book One in the Marni Legend series, takes us beyond the grave with strong willed and clever Marni Legend. Segan creates a world where ghosts who have unfinished business visit those who have special abilities to see and hear the dead, and author Marni Legend is one such person. Marni inherited this family trait from her mother, and her grandmother taught her everything she knows about helping the troubled spirits who find her for help.
Segan wastes no time in introducing Marni to the dearly departed Gus, a local tow-truck driver turned miscreant who died in 1995. However, Gus’s problems are a stark departure from the usual finding of lost deposit box keys or locating where the savings bonds were hidden. Marni embarks on a journey into a darker realm, to solve Gus’s murder and soon finds herself embroiled in the world of crime and deception.
Segan’s introduction of Marni’s family happens at the funeral of her mother. An event made all the more dramatic by a sister-dynamic that is explosive at best. To make matters worse the family is notified that their mother’s remains might not be buried with their father’s. Next thing Marni knows, her mom has returned with definite opinions on how to handle the situation.
Segan’s masterful handling of all these unruly characters unfolds a story of intrigue, suspense, and deadly consequences for Marni as she sleuths her way into a ring of car-jackers who will not stand for nosey writers asking too many questions or showing up in places where she doesn’t belong.
This gripping story will have you reading into the night to find out “who dunnit,” and Segan keeps the suspense going, teasing us with juicy tidbits of information until the final satisfying page.
I look forward to the next adventures of Marni Legend. She’s one sassy character who won’t rest until she’s found all the answers helped her latest spirit cross over. This book is a five star read.
by Avis M. Adams