Location, Location, Location
When I first began planning Sleepwalker, it was intended for an anthology called Bayou Heat and was to be set on a plantation. However, by the time I got to writing it, the anthology was no more and I needed a new location – and I found one by spending the weekend at a stately home turned hotel.
The hotel was perfect for what I had in mind. It was known for its history and its hauntings; it even ran its own paranormal evenings several times a year. And much to my delight, it was running a special offer on the Haunted Suite. What more could a ghost-hunter ask for?
Well, maybe an appearance by the ghost. Sadly we didn’t get one – the only spirits we found were in the bar. I did at least order the hotel cocktail so we could claim we’d been in the presence of one White Lady at any rate.
I won’t name the hotel, but it is forever immortalised as Madigan Hall (with just enough changes to make it its own place), where the Blue Lady leads sleepwalker Tally Haslam repeatedly astray…
Tally Haslam has too much to deal with. A herbalist and aromatherapist, her latest creation – an aphrodisiac potion – remains in unsaleable condition as she has nobody to test it with. And, much to her annoyance, she sleepwalks.
Hoping to get away from it all for a weekend, Tally travels to nearby Madigan Hall for their yearly Paranormal Evening—but on the first night she wakes up outside the bedroom of another guest: Kyle Hunter, who has chosen to pleasure himself with the door open. Tally escapes without being seen, but is unable to get Kyle out of her head—especially when she finds herself at the same table at him the following evening.
However, Tally’s world is turned upside down when, at the paranormal dinner, she encounters the ghost of the Blue Lady, who seems determined not to leave her alone—and shows a disturbing penchant, when Tally sleepwalks again, for leading her astray…
About the Author:
Tanith Davenport began writing erotica at the age of 27 by way of the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writers’ Scheme. Her debut novel “The Hand He Dealt” was released by Total-e-Bound in June 2011 and was shortlisted for the Joan Hessayon Award for 2012.
Tanith has had short stories published by Naughty Nights Press and House of Erotica. She loves to travel and dreams of one day taking a driving tour of the United States, preferably in a classic 1950s pink Cadillac Eldorado.
Tanith’s idea of heaven is an Indian head massage with a Mojito at her side.