A grand Victorian house has been abandoned for decades…and so has its resident spirit, Claire...
That is, until a young man named Dorian, who loves every inch of cobweb and dust, moves into the home and finds within its decrepit remains everything he has ever needed—including the companionship of the spirit Claire. The two of them communicate through dust and music as the veil between their worlds thins in favor of Samhain.
(Yes, this gif is from Dark Shadows, but isn't it so lovely? Josette's spirit was the best part of the movie)
How near to the world of the living can Claire go? How human can she become when her phantom form begins taking on the details of her once-living body? How can Dorian resist falling in love with her when her lifelike form may not last?
And what fate is there for a spirit bound to the walls of her home? Could there be anything for Claire beyond loss?
This novelette will be available in ebook and paperback Fall 2020
(and potentially, eventually, hardcover)
Want to meet the characters? Here they are!
You may be wondering why this is a novelette and not a full-blown novel. I answer that question here.
(Cover image is George Roux's 'Spirite')