Welcome to Summer Park, Alexis!

Today, Dante and Elsa welcome their daughter, Alexis Lucerne, into the world of Summer Park. Dante is over the moon, and Elsa is absolutely determined to give her little girl the best possible childhood she can. And, of course, Winston is absolutely in love with the new family member 🙂

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And just in time for Alexis entering the world, I figured out a bunch of her story!

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Happy Birthday, Dante!

On this day two years ago, I posted birthday wishes for Dante, the hero of my first published novel, Wandering Soul. I gave my readers a peek into what his life was like before the events of that story (they took place starting on April 25).

Wandering Soul is about Elsa Sinclair, a time-traveling romance novelist who goes back in time and discovers Dante, the man behind the legend of The Phantom of the Opera. She brings him to modern times to save his life, and they fall in love.

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I’ve always been obsessed with fascinated by The Phantom of the Opera story, and daydreamed endlessly about what it would be like if there was a regular person—a kind, intelligent, wonderful person—at the root of the legend, and he somehow found out about the stories that grew up from his life. When Wandering Soul found a home at Samhain Publishing, it was a dream come true. I was so happy that this would be the first story that I ever had published. Much of that was because Dante is so dear to me.
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Fictional Friends

One of the reasons I write is that I love books. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. The characters in my favorite books have kept me company when I was lonely and been with me through both good times and bad. In short, they were friends.

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A Spectral Excerpt — “Wandering Soul”

For my final #SamhainShort, here’s an excerpt from the book that started it all, Wandering Soul.

This is a spectral short instead of a ghostly one because Elsa’s body is still alive—on another continent and over a century in the future. She’s using her psychic ability of astral projection for her soul to travel back in time. Dante is unaware of that, and thinks she’s an angel sent to take him to the afterlife. Instead, she’s planning to teleport him back with her to Florida in the year 2015.

Oh, and did I mention that in this story Dante is the man behind the legend of the Phantom of the Opera? 😀

Enjoy!

Wandering Soul by Cassandra Chandler

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