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Ghost Hauntings at Old Town Pizza

Oldtownpizza2I’ve always been interested in Ghosts. I personally have encountered a couple of situations I couldn’t rationally explain.

I went with my daughter to a ghost walk in Portland and visited Old Town Pizza. The restaurant is above the notorious Shanghai Tunnels, where men were kidnapped and forced into sailing aboard ships to Shanghai.

Going there for pizza alone I would recommend even if you don’t see any ghostly sightings. I thought the pizza was delicious with a cold glass of beer. I loved the atmosphere too. Dark and intimate with wood furnishings and antique lamps. It had a 19th century feel to it. Knowing there were sightings of a ghost added a spookiness to the place.

The ghost is believed to be a prostitute named Nina, who worked at the Merchant Hotel. There have been numerous sightings of Nina from diners and employees. She’s been seen in a black dress  wandering the basement and watching diners. Others have reported smelling a woman’s perfume on occasion. It is believed she’s been haunting the area for 100 years.Old Town Pizza

She was found dead at the bottom of the elevator shaft (strange how their was a death at the bottom of an elevator shaft at Jerome’s Grande Hotel, but that’s another story!) Rumors are that she was murdered, by being pushed down the elevator shaft because she turned in some of Portland’s more notorious underworld types, but no one was ever charged or convicted of her murder.

Actor Willem Dafoe was reported to be a regular in the 1970s at the restaurant.

I didn’t see Nina or any of my family. Not sure what I would have done if I had!

If you’re ever in Portland, drop by and try their pizza. Again it’s Old Town Pizza.

By |September 18th, 2015|Phenomena Friday|4 Comments

BMG Blog Heist over at Cheyenne McCray’s Blog!

20150913_131119Come join the fun over at Cheyenne McCray’s Blog. We’re giving away 40 books and $100 in gift cards! Just post a comment and you’ll be entered into the drawing.

By |September 13th, 2015|Giveaways, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Pure Romance: The Boxed Set is Finally Available!

PureRomanceBoxSet_3d_mediumPure Romance The Boxed Set has been just released and is now available! 10 full-length novels for the price of 99 cents! You can’t beat that deal. It’s available at this price for a limited time.

Barnes & Noble:

aHunter4Rescue – Cynthia Clement
A unit of elite alien warriors, known as Hunters, crash lands on earth. Fiona witnesses the collision and helps the wounded. Their leader, Ardal, is torn between getting his men to safety and protecting Fiona, the woman he has bonded with.

Dreaming of Him – Wendy Ely
Loneliness has clouded Amber Addaire’s life for a while. It’s only when she starts dreaming of a familiar man that she begins to feel better. Trace is a spirit stuck on earth long enough to let his childhood friend know how much she meant to him before he died. He can only communicate with her through her dreams and hopes she will realize who he is soon.

Studs and Stilettos – Bev Pettersen
An aspiring actress struggles to prove her worth on a Kentucky movie set shadowed by the mysterious disappearance of a groom twenty years ago. However, her hopes for redemption are threatened by a sexy horse trainer…and a stone-cold killer.

Protecting Katie – H. D. Thomson
Morgan Stone will do anything to keep his daughter, Katie. But would he steal? Lie? Cheat? Most definitely. Caught in the middle of a battle between two men, Kristin doesn’t know whom to trust. She finds herself falling for Morgan, her fiancé’s enemy. But when it comes to loving Kristen, will Morgan be willing to give up everything, even Katie?

More Than Cookies – Christine DePetrillo
Caterer Sage Stannard is sick of watching everyone else get served a happily ever after. When will it be her turn? Chainsaw artist Orion Finley is itching to carve a new life for himself with his daughter. How can he get custody back from his ruthless ex-wife? When Sage and Orion meet over a bloody couch, will they need more than cookies to sweeten each other and make their dreams come true?

Elusive Justice – K. T. Roberts
Book Two of the Gerard-Kensington Series. Two detectives, two cases…seemingly unrelated until a baffling discovery entwines them forever.

Poetic Justice – Alicia Rasley
A renegade rare-books dealer and an heiress embark on a sham betrothal for a lofty literary aim–to prove Shakespeare really was Shakespeare. It would be the greatest acquisition of his checkered career–a play in Shakespeare’s own hand. But between John and his prize is an obsessed villain. The heiress can lead him to his goal, but only if he’ll risk his life, his freedom, and his loner’s heart.

The Mating Moon – Buffy Christopher
Ivy knows that as a female Were-tiger, finding a mate is supposed to be her top priority. But when you can’t control your animal side why does that matter? Add being traumatized by a recent violent attack from her past she feels like she can’t win! How can she control her tiger during the full moon when she’s more concerned about being killed?

Immortal Heat – Loni Lynne
Book One in The Guardians of Dacia Series. Some legends are better left to folklore. Marilyn Reddlin refuses to take heed of a stranger’s warnings to leave Romania. Draylon Conier must save her from herself and the legend before they both succumb to Immortal Heat.

Loons of a Feather – Kayce Lassiter
Book One in The Delta Jane Series. One woman, two men, an inept fairy godfather in pink cowboy boots, a redneck fairy godmother on a Harley with lips tattooed on her ass, and a love-match in the making. What the hell can go wrong with that?

By |June 16th, 2015|Book Sale, Books|0 Comments