Angela Brown and Gwen Gardner are my guests today with a post related to their releases and TWO giveaways. It's all yours, ladies.
You Take the Ghost. I’ll Take the iPad ~ by Partners in ParanormYA
If you’ve seen the movie Ghost, the one with Patrick Swayze (RIP) and Demi Moore, then you’ve seen how technology can play a part in paranormal activity. First, get that really weird yet somehow romantic scene from your mind, you know, the one where Patrick-possessed-Whoopi Goldberg danced with and kissed Demi, and think about how Patrick’s character shared his message with the bad-guy-that-was-supposed-to-be-his-best-bud. Was it by jotting a note that said, “Hey buddy, what was the deal having someone rub me out?” Nope. Too easy to ignore. So Patrick’s character used the technology available at that time to spread his message of “I know what you did” by typing the message out on a computer. Had the bad guy ready to crap in his Brooks Brothers slacks. Gave a whole new meaning to ghost writer.
Well, technology plays a big part in our daily lives, so it’s no surprise technology had a hand in paranormal activity for both Neverlove and Givin’ Up The Ghost. When you read Neverlove, you’ll get to know a little about The Society and some of the technology they use:
A hush gripped the room, the silence wool-thick. Each priest turned a wide-eyed gaze upon Jon. A few shifted in their seats, starched fabric whispering against the metal fold out chairs. He handed the last card to a gentleman, the silver hairs of his brows arched, curious. “The Society demands anonymity,” Jon said in answer to the elder priest’s unspoken words. “The biometric advanced technology within these cards allows them to maintain a level of…invisibility, so to speak, with subtlety.”
In Givin’ Up The Ghost, a certain dame – only Indigo Eady could see her so you know she was of the ‘deceased’ variety – took quite a shine to technology:
Heated mutterings of “blasted phone” kept escaping under Riley’s breath and a frown of frustration wrinkled her forehead. The ghostly serving girl, the one we had seen coming in, hung over her shoulder. A look of rapt wonder shined from her eyes. She copied Riley and used her finger to scroll through messages. The action was counter to what Riley tried to do.
So the next time you catch a couple of ghost swipes happening willy-nilly on the iPad, don’t be too afraid. It’s just the resident spirit learning how to play Fruit Ninja.
What are some other examples of paranormal activity and technology crossing paths?
Angela Brown, Neverlove: Buy links: Amazon.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, B&N.
Gwen Gardner, Givin' Up The Ghost: Buy link: Amazon.com.