Spotlight & Giveaway: After Moonrise: Haunted by Gena Showalter

Posted November 17th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 55 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome back New York Times & USA TODAY bestselling author Gena Showalter to HJ!


Join two of the biggest names in paranormal romance on a breathtaking journey to a world where ghosts live on and love never die

Gena, If you had to summarize After Moonrise for the readers here…

GS: Two authors. Two different stories, with characters that intersect. My story is Haunted. Think Castle with ghosts. Maybe. Kind of. Sure, why not?

Please tell us about the characters in your book?

AMGS: Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she’s witnessed a crime—a murder so brutal she’s repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbor, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim-and the killer. Levi’s dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him-not in this life…and not in death….

As you wrote your hero and heroine was there anything about them that surprised you?

GS: Totally! But I can’t tell you what it is LOL It’s a major plot spoiler. You’ll find out …oh…about halfway into the story. (Don’t worry. You’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you get there.)

What scene did you most enjoy writing? Why?

GS: My favorite scene is probably when Levi and Harper first meet. They are super attracted to each other, but the situation that has brought them together is totally messed up.
But before we jump into the snippet, here’s a little set up. She’s just knocked on his door, and barged in…and he’s a very possessive person. His stuff is his stuff.

Clutching his cup, sipping his coffee, she turned to face him. Only, rather than spilling her reasons for being there, she grimaced and gasped out, “What is this crap? Because honestly? It tastes like motor oil.”
So he liked his joe strong. So what? “Maybe it is motor oil.”
“Oh, well, in that case, it’s actually pretty good.” She took another sip, sighed as though content. “Definitely grade-A motor oil.” Her gaze slipped past him. “You know, your place is so much bigger than mine, with much better lighting. Who’d you have to sleep with to get it?”
She’s as weird as the rest of the tenants. “Who says I had to go all the way?” Apparently, I am, too.
A laugh bubbled from her, and she choked on the coffee. “Dude. Do you know what you just implied?”
“Uh, yeah. That’s why I said it.” Now, then. He’d allowed her to dominate the conversation long enough. He needed to move this along before she gave another one of those laughs. Gorgeous.
He sidestepped the counter, moving closer to her, closer still, the fragrance of cinnamon thickening the air between them, the turpentine fading. He claimed the cup, set it aside and crowded her personal space, forcing her to back up until she ran into the cabinets.
She peered up at him, those ocean-water eyes haunted…and, oh, so haunting. Just then, she reminded him of a fairy with a broken wing.

Who would you cast in the role of your characters if your book was optioned for a movie?

Amanda Seyfried for Harper. They are both blond with baby doll features. Plus, Amanda can do vulnerable yet strong. A perfection combination.
Henry Cavill would make an excellent Levi.

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Book Info:


#1 New York Times Bestselling Author P.C. Cast

Being a psychic detective who can channel only negative emotions makes Kent Raef good at catching murderers, but bad at maintaining relationships. Then Lauren Wilcox arrives with a most intriguing case: her twin sister has been murdered and is communing with Lauren’s spirit—and sharing her body. Raef’s the only one who can track the killer and free the spirit. But soon he begins to wonder just which twin he wants to save…and why.


New York Times Bestselling Author Gena Showalter

Artist Aurora Harper is convinced she’s witnessed a crime—a murder so brutal she’s repressed the memories, only to paint the scene by the light of the moon. Now she needs her new neighbor, Detective Levi Reid, to help her track down the victim—and the killer. Levi’s dealing with his own memory issues, but one thing he knows for sure: Harper is meant to be his, and nothing can take her away from him—not in this life…and not in death.


About  Gena

Gena SGena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the acclaimed Lords of the Underworld series and more than thirty other books. She lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Visit her at

Gena credits much of her success to her wonderful fans, amazing family, and the three slobbery English bulldogs who sleep under her desk. She is a self proclaimed coffee addict and when she’s not writing she likes to…well, we’re not sure. We’ve never seen her do anything but write.



55 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: After Moonrise: Haunted by Gena Showalter”

  1. Vivian S.

    Casper! That was the first movie I saw Devon Sawa. He was so freaking cute!!! Had a major kiddie crush on him that time.

  2. Brenda Rumsey

    The Ghost and Mrs Muir was always a favorite of mine. The characters had such a connection and protectiveness of each other.

  3. Denise Van Plew

    It is a series of 3 movies in black and white where the married couple and their dog crash their car a and become ghosts and romance and comedy follow wish I could remember the names but love them use to watch them over and over.

  4. Lori H

    I don’t read many ghost romances. And the only movie I can think of at the moment that I liked with a ghost is “Ghost.”

  5. Jenn McElroy

    Definitely Ghost! I’ve always loved that movie. The fact that their love survived his death was beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  6. Barbara Elness

    I love Lynn Kurland’s Stardust of Yesterday. It’s a wonderful romance between a young woman who inherits a castle in Scotland and the ghost that haunts it, and I loved how the author found a way to make that work. 😀

  7. Glenda

    I really don’t have a favorite ghost related romance movie or book….. I Know Boring. Now, favorite movie with ghosts in it is Scrooged. Three of my favorite ghosts ever. 🙂

  8. Kai W.

    It’s Ghost. I just love that quote on the Ghost poster:

    Before Sam was murdered, he told Molly that he’ll love and protect her forever. *sigh*

    It was this quote that made me go to see the movie.

  9. Annwitch

    I’ve always loved the movie with Don Knotts, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. It was funny and scary at the same time.

  10. Anita H.

    It would definitely have to be Ghost – it’s just one of those movies you can watch again and again and still be affected by it each time

  11. Ada

    I’d have to say Ghost would be my favorite movie and for books, it would have to be Lisa Kleypas’ Dream Lake for favorite book. Both are heart-warming stories and so beautiful. I cried watching/reading both.

  12. Pam

    I love Gena’s books. Always looking forward to a new one!!!!!! The Ghost and Mrs. Muir was Great and Bewitched. I have a few others but my 65 yr old brain keeps drawing a blank. lol I watched a lot of shows with my kids as they grew up. Their wasn’t much for my generation.

  13. Sue C

    Heather Graham uses ghosts in her books to help solve the crime. The Ghosts also bring the couples together. One of my favorites is Seance.

  14. Justine

    The Casper movie was so sweet because Casper tried so hard. He was like Cinderella putting up with the other ghosts.

  15. Karen Wapinski

    Nicole have to agree Dark Needs at Night’s Edge was fantastic!!
    Movie-wise I liked Ghost, (obviously) and Just Like Heaven with Reese Witherspoon

  16. Christine L.

    GHOST comes to mind first. The chemistry between Patrick (RIP) and Demi was simply amazing.

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