Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Giveaways & Guest Post: Altered Frequency By Joya Fields

After losing her father and brother in the line of duty, Missy Prescott vows never to get involved with anyone who has a dangerous job. Blessed with a golden voice, she takes a job as a disc jockey with her own late-night lovelorn dedication show on a popular radio station in Baltimore.
Blake Decker has never had a family. He has come to count on the only family he knows—his brothers on the police force. He’s a one-night-stand kind of guy when it comes to relationships. Betty McAllister, the caring woman who used to live in Missy’s apartment, is now a ghost. She refuses to cross over until Blake—whom she viewed as her own son—is happily in love.
She thinks Missy is the perfect girl for him. Missy and Blake need to keep each other at a distance as they work together to help Betty find a way to cross over. But when danger lurks, will Missy and Blake lose everything?
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Ten Cool Things About Baltimore, MD

Thanks so much for hosting Altered Frequency (Hauntings at Inner Harbor, Book 2) on your blog today. It’s great to be here talking about ghosts, romance and the setting of this book! Each story in this series focuses on a different couple and a different ghost in a haunted Baltimore apartment building, so I thought I’d take this chance to tell you some awesome places around Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

1. Harborplace-Opened in 1980. Two huge buildings that overlook the water feature shopping and dining choices galore. Everything from crab cakes and soft ice cream to souvenirs, hand-made treasures and toys. Local acts perform at an outdoor amphitheatre in spring and summer.
2. Fort McHenry-The flag flying here inspired Francis Scott Key to pen “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
3. Fells Point-The Inns and bars in this waterfront area are purportedly haunted by many ghosts. The cobblestone streets and historic buildings make it a perfect place to relax and enjoy a beverage.
4. National Aquarium-Sharks, jellyfish, turtles, a dolphin show, and more. It takes almost a full day to take in all the fun exhibits and shows.
5. The Water Taxi-What a cool way to get around, eh? This boat makes stops at Harborplace, National Aquarium, Fort McHenry, and lots of other fun places. No better way to travel on a gorgeous day.
6. U.S.S. Constellation-The last all-sail ship built by the U.S. Navy. Some people have reported seeing ghosts or smelling gunpowder while touring this attraction.
7. Westminster Hall-Edgar Allan Poe’s house/grave-Yeah, I’m a huge fan of Poe, so this is a big deal to me. Not to give anything away, but Poe makes a cameo in one of the books in this series. After all, he IS a ghost now.
8. Flamingos-From page one of Altered Frequency, Betty-the-ghost’s flamingo earrings set her up as a fun-loving ghost. The fun-loving residents of Baltimore love their pink flamingo yard decorations, too.
9. Crabs! It’s what Maryland, and specifically any place near the water, is known for. With dozens of Inner Harbor restaurants to choose from, you’ll find a little Old Bay seasoning (or maybe a lot) on these hard-shelled creatures from the bay.
10. Hanging out on the waterfront. This is my personal favorite. You don’t need any money or reservations. Grab a bench, take a deep breath, and enjoy the waterfront surroundings.

Can you tell I love Baltimore’s Inner Harbor? I hope you’ll feel like you know and love it too through Missy, Blake and Betty-the-ghost’s eyes as they traverse through different areas of Baltimore in Altered Frequency.

Thanks very much for stopping by today, and I’d love to hear from you. Do you have a favorite city or town? 
 About Joya:
Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines. Her debut novel, a romantic suspense, was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and was nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award. She's since released three more books.

Over the years, Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, owned a daycare center, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. Joya loves spending time with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty-five years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere. www.joyafields.com

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Joya said...

Thanks very much for hosting me today!

Anonymous said...

Baltimore sounds lovely. I love the salt water too. Never been there. but maybe some day.

Jessica Subject said...

I totally do believe in the paranormal. Well, some things, like ghosts. Other things, I'm not too sure of.

Love learning new things about different places. Thanks for sharing and all the best with your new release!

Laura said...

Joya! What a fun post! You mentioned many things that I love about Baltimore, too. And in your own signature, fun style. Enjoy!

Joya said...

@writery:Yes, there's a lot of salt water around Maryland. Hope you get to visit some day! Thanks for stopping by. :)
@Jess: I'm with you. I believe in ghosts. Thanks very much for the good wishes and for taking time to stop by. :)
@Laura: You're so sweet! I'm glad I touched on your favorite parts of Baltimore, too. Thanks for your kind words! :)

Olivia Loch said...

I was at the Inner Harbour in the late 80s and still talk to people about it. I remember having a basket of seafood with a couple lobsters, couple of crabs and a whole lot more. The Laura Ashley store, cotton candy and just a beautiful place to be. Will make it back again as I've promised my family. Simply stunning place. Thanks for bringing back the memories :)

Olivia Loch said...

Oh yes! Salt water! It was the first place I had salt water taffy, which I love to this day. And a crab feast on a big table with newspaper. Everyone told me the crabs were still in beach sand and got a good kick out of my reaction. Delicious, delicious memories. *sigh*

Joya said...

@Olivia-That's so funny about the crabs in beach sand! So glad they weren't! I hope you make it back to the Baltimore area again soon. Thanks very much for your support! :)

jmcgaugh said...

I'd like to believe!

Joya said...

@jmcgaugh-Me too! Thanks for stopping by. :)