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Wednesday 30 October 2019

☀ Haunting the Haunted: Marie Jenner Mysteries [6] - E. C. Bell

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Haunting the Haunted, an Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Mystery by (, Tyche Books Ltd., 310 pages).

This is the sixth book in the Marie Jenner Mysteries series

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Book one in the series is on sale for ONLY 0.99 until 31 October 2019!

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below, as well as full details of the series.

Author E. C. Bell will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

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Marie Jenner just wants things to stay the same

Life is finally starting to look up for Marie. Her brand-new business—moving on ghosts for actual money—is taking off. Her relationship with James Lavall is rock solid. All she has to do is find the last two poltergeists from the ball diamond and move them on to the next plane of existence and, as far as she’s concerned, everything will be perfect.

The problem is, life has a way of kicking Marie in the teeth. Patrick Whitecroft, professional psychic debunker, shows up at the Jimmy Lavall Detective agency. He’s out to prove that she’s a fake—live, on TV—and he doesn’t care who he hurts to do it. Even worse, he has over a hundred desperate spirits bound to him, and they want something completely different. They want to be saved.

As Marie tries to help the spirits and keep Patrick from dismantling her life, she finally finds the poltergeists. But they’re not interested in moving on. They want Patrick Whitecroft’s spirits for themselves. If Marie can’t figure out a way to move all the spirits on to the next plane of existence, the poltergeists will happily take them, so they can create an army bent on revenge.

Looks like Marie’s life is going to get interesting. Again.

The Series: Marie Jenner Mysteries

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Seeing the Light [1]

**ONLY 0.99 until 31 October 2019!**
Marie Jenner has never had much luck. Her job sucks. Her apartment — the one with the unbreakable lease — has a ghost. And worst of all, her mother won’t let up about her joining the “family business.” Since that business is moving the spirits of the dead on to the next plane of existence and doesn’t pay at all, Marie’s not interested. She wants a normal job — a normal life. That’s not too much to ask, is it?

Apparently, it is. Even when she applies for the job of her dreams, Marie doesn’t get what she wants. Well, not entirely. She does get the job — but she also gets another ghost. Farley Hewitt, the newly dead caretaker of the building, wants her to prove his death is not an accident, and she’s pretty sure he’s going to haunt her until she does.

All she wants is normal. She isn’t going to get it.

[Published 29 October 2014, 378 pages]

Drowning in Amber [2]

Marie Jenner is at it again!

In this fast-paced paranormal mystery, the second in the Marie Jenner Mystery series, amateur sleuth Marie Jenner tries--one more time with feeling--to pull her life together. She takes on the case of Honoria Lowe, a woman of interest in Eddie Hansen's gruesome murder by crucifixion.

Since Marie knows where Eddie Hansen's spirit is, she figures it will be a slam dunk. All she has to do is ask him who nailed him to the tree, and she'll have one in the win column for her more or less boss, James Lavall.

But, James thinks Honoria's either crazy or lying, and doesn't want to take her case. Worse than that, Marie can't find Eddie. He should be right by the crucifixion tree, but he isn't. Of course.

There's never a ghost around when you want one.

[Published 28 October 2015, 307 pages]

Stalking the Dead [3]

Marie Jenner is going home.

When Marie’s slightly-more-than-boss, James Lavall, decides it is vital that he speak to her mother, face to face, about Marie and all her secrets, she follows him to Fort McMurray to make certain that he doesn’t learn everything about her life before Edmonton.

What Marie doesn’t realize is that her stalkery ex-boyfriend, Arnie Stillwell, has gone home, too. And he’s managed to get himself killed, just about the time James rolled into town, making James “a person of interest” in the Stillwell murder investigation.

Marie’s going to have to figure out who really killed Arnie to get James off. She’s also going to have to figure out a safe way to move Arnie’s spirit on to the next plane of existence, because the last thing she needs is for him to go all stalkery on her now that he’s dead.

Murder can really put a kink in a Jenner family reunion.

[Published 25 October 2016, 332 pages]

The Marie Jenner Mysteries [1-3]

Marie wants a normal job—a normal life. She isn’t going to get it.

This omnibus includes the first three novels of the Marie Jenner Mystery series.

[Published 20 March 2018, 1135 pages]

Dying on Second [4]

Marie Jenner needs some sunshine.

Marie’s past year has been tough. She lost her apartment and her mother, and she’s been beaten up more times than she cares to count. She decides—on the advice of her shrink—that exercise will help. So, she joins a softball team.

But there’s a problem, of course. A dead girl is hanging around second base at Marie’s first game, and she won’t leave. She won’t even tell Marie her name. So Marie decides to do a little sleuthing, and what she finds out puts her in more danger than she’s ever been in her life.

All Marie wants is fresh air and exercise. Is that too much to ask?

[Published 3 October 2017, 318 pages]

Hearing Voices [5]

Marie Jenner just wants out.

Marie’s life has taken a bad turn. Marie’s shrink, Dr. Parkerson—who most definitely does not believe in ghosts—has committed her to a mental institution, deeming her a danger to herself and others.

As Marie desperately tries to talk her way out of the institution, ghosts start showing up in her room. Most just want to chat, but some of them believe that one of the hospital staff is killing patients. They want Marie to investigate, and they don’t care that she’s on lockdown or that she’s being given meds that are slowly taking away her ability to interact with them. They just want the deaths to stop.

When Dr. Parkerson’s name tops the suspect list, Marie realizes that she doesn’t just need to convince her shrink that she’s sane. She also has to figure out if Dr. Parkerson’s the killer . . . before Marie becomes the next victim.

Marie wants the nightmares to stop. Doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon.

[Published (30 October 2018, 332 pages]

Saving Pookie [6.1]

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Marie Jenner’s going to a Hallowe’en party. Unfortunately, it’s being held at the house where her boss, Gerald the Tyrant, lives. More unfortunately, a cat named Pookie lives there, too.

Gerald loves that cat, but he’s not the only one. Goldie, a street person from Gerald’s neighbourhood, is convinced that Pookie is hers, and she wants him back.

The problem is, Goldie’s dead, so she’ll need some help.

All Marie wants is a little bit of fun. She isn’t going to get it.

[Published October 2019,  TBA pages]

About the Author

E.C. Bell is the author of the award winning paranormal Marie Jenner Mystery series.

She lives in Alberta, Canada, and when she’s not writing, she’s scouting out new locations for her upcoming novels or renovating her round house where she lives with her husband and their two rescue dogs.

That’s right. Her house is round.

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Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for hosting Haunting the Haunted today! I'll drop by when I can to answer questions and respond to comments, until I leave for my book launch which is in my hometown tonight! (I'm excited. It's going to be so much fun!)

I look forward to chatting with your readers!

E.C. Bell said...

Darn it! The comment above was NOT supposed to be under Anonymous! That was from me, E.C. Bell, who apparently doesn't know how to leave a comment! Ha!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a great book and awesome series - thanks for sharing :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

James Robert said...

So happy to have gotten to know about your book. Thanks so much for sharing.