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It is my pleasure to shine my spotlights on
Ghost Agents: Retribution (The Ghost Agents Trilogy)

by Nita DeBorde today!

If you enjoy paranormal cozies you are in for a treat. Nita DeBorde’s Ghost Agents series are a unique take on the genre.
~The Book’s the Thing

About Ghost Agents: Retribution


Ghost Agents: Retribution (The Ghost Agents Trilogy)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
3rd in Trilogy
Setting – Paris (primarily)
‎Mabelonia Press (October 22, 2022)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 235 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1958045063
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1958045060
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BDTT9S6D

The Bureau for Historical Preservation is under attack.

The sinister, secret organization known as The Syndicate has finally stepped out of the shadows and made their presence known with a dramatic demonstration. In the aftermath of these shocking events, Claire Abelard and her fellow agents travel to the Bureau’s international headquarters in Paris, France in hopes of launching a coordinated response to the attack.

But something isn’t right with Claire. The acumens she has relied on her whole life have gone haywire, endangering not only the mission but also everything she holds dear. As the scope of the Syndicate’s plan unfolds, Claire must use every resource at her disposal to try to stop them… but will it be enough?

Find out in this thrilling, final chapter of the award-winning Ghost Agents Trilogy.

About Nita Deborde

Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well.

Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second.

She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her Ghost Agents Trilogy, a collection of genre-defying, cozy paranormal mysteries with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Retribution, the 3rd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy, was released on October 22, 2022.

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Ghost Agents: Revelations
(The Ghost Agents Trilogy)
by Nita DeBorde


It is my pleasure to welcome Nita DeBorde back to Escape With Dollycas today.

Hi Nita, 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a writer and French teacher from Houston, Texas. Though right now I teach full time and write as a hobby, I would love to be able to transition into a full-time writing career eventually.

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I like to have a thorough plot outline before I start writing, and that usually takes about a month or so. I’m definitely up for changing things if I need to once I get started on a project, so I do a lot of research while I’m writing as well when things come up.

The actual amount of time I spend on research for a novel differs from project to project. For the Ghost Agents Trilogy, my research has involved a lot of ghost tours, which has been super fun!

Do you ever suffer from Writer’s Block?

I rarely suffer from writer’s block. I’ve found brainstorming really helps break right through that wall because you can just put any idea on the page no matter how stupid it seems and just keep going until something feels right. It really helps keep the creative juices flowing, and I actually find it invigorating!

During the brainstorming process, I like to play what I call “The What-If/Maybe Game” if I’m feeling a little stuck. I take whatever scene or plot point is plaguing me and I keep asking “What if…?” or considering “Maybe…”until something catches my attention. For example, What if her cat wasn’t actually a cat? What if he were a ninja? A Jedi? The reincarnation of her sister? Etc…)

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?

I would encourage them to really get familiar with 2 things: 1) How to craft a really good story, and 2) the ins and outs of the publishing industry

They need to know how to write something people will want to read, and they need to decide if traditional or indie publishing would be the best fit for their goals. Each path requires a lot of work, so it’s good to have an idea of what to expect before you dive in.

When you are not writing what do you like to do?

I am a complete narrative junky, so I like reading as well as watching TV and movies – anywhere there is a good story!  I also like spending time with my friends and family, and of course, my dog, Mabel!

How has the COVID pandemic affected you and you’re writing?

The months we were on lockdown provided a lot of time to get Ghost Agents ready to publish last year, so that was one positive thing.

The mental and emotional toll of everything that has happened over the last two years does make it a little more challenging to find the energy to sit down at the computer once I get home from work, but I’ve been forcing myself to make time. Thank God for weekends & school breaks!

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would want to visit the island of Martinique in the Caribbean. The beaches are beautiful and the pace of life there is so much more relaxed than what we tend to experience in America. I’ve taught about Martinique my whole teaching career, but I’ve never been there!

What is next on the horizon for you?

Next on the horizon is completing the final book of the Ghost Agents Trilogy, Ghost Agents: Retribution, which is scheduled for release at the end of October!

In the meantime, I am also working on a collection of short stories, Ghost Agents: Lone Star, with a new story scheduled for release periodically over the next few months. The completed collection is meant to be a companion to the Ghost Agents Trilogy, as well as introduce some new characters and a new mystery that will hopefully launch a new series once the trilogy is complete!

Thank you, Nita, so much for visiting today. 

Keep reading to learn about book 2 in the Ghost Agents Trilogy!

About Ghost Agents: Revelations

 

Ghost Agents: Revelations (The Ghost Agents Trilogy)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Mabelonia Press (March 18, 2022)
~300 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QJCVY4Z

A new mystery to pursue … a growing threat… Will she be able to stop them?

Claire Abelard has never been normal. She has always been able to see and communicate with energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as ghosts. As an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, her abilities come in handy on the job, but they tend to complicate every other aspect of her life.

Now, four months after a series of world-shattering events in Galveston, Claire’s life is still in turmoil. No one at Bureau headquarters in Boston will even acknowledge the existence of the sinister secret organization known as The Syndicate, but Claire is convinced they are behind the disappearances of dozens of rogue energy projections.

When Claire hears that rogues in New Orleans are behaving strangely, she immediately joins the investigation. As she and her fellow agents unravel the new mystery, they discover The Syndicate has more ominous plans for the rogues than simply making them disappear… and it appears they have plans for Claire as well.

Ghost Agents: Revelations is a cozy, paranormal mystery that continues the story of Claire and her work with Bureau for Historical Preservation.

More About Nita DeBorde

 

Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well.

Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second.

She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her latest novel, Ghost Agents, a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Revelations, is the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy.

Nita’s first novel, Project Lachesis, is currently available in both Kindle and hardcopy format from Amazon.com.

Author Links:
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Ghost Agents: Revelations
(The Ghost Agents Trilogy)
by Nita DeBorde

About Ghost Agents: Revelations

 

Ghost Agents: Revelations (The Ghost Agents Trilogy)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Mabelonia Press (March 18, 2022)
~300 Pages
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09QJCVY4Z

A new mystery to pursue … a growing threat… Will she be able to stop them?

 

Claire Abelard has never been normal. She has always been able to see and communicate with energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as ghosts. As an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, her abilities come in handy on the job, but they tend to complicate every other aspect of her life.

 

Now, four months after a series of world-shattering events in Galveston, Claire’s life is still in turmoil. No one at Bureau headquarters in Boston will even acknowledge the existence of the sinister secret organization known as The Syndicate, but Claire is convinced they are behind the disappearances of dozens of rogue energy projections.

 

When Claire hears that rogues in New Orleans are behaving strangely, she immediately joins the investigation. As she and her fellow agents unravel the new mystery, they discover The Syndicate has more ominous plans for the rogues than simply making them disappear… and it appears they have plans for Claire as well.

 

Ghost Agents: Revelations is a cozy, paranormal mystery that continues the story of Claire and her work with Bureau for Historical Preservation.

About Nita DeBorde

Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well.

Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second.

She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her latest novel, Ghost Agents, a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Revelations, is the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy.

Nita’s first novel, Project Lachesis, is currently available in both Kindle and hardcopy format from Amazon.com.

Author Links:
Website – Facebook@debordewriterTwitter – @DebordeNitaGoodReads Author Page

Purchase Link – Amazon 

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Ghost Agents
by Nita DeBorde


Author Nita Deborde is putting together a short story collection.
The collection will be called Ghost Agents: Lone Star
She is hoping to have it spin off of the Ghost Agents series when the trilogy is complete.

Here is an except from the collection.

San Jacinto (excerpt)

According to the Bureau records Craig had reviewed, the energy projections tethered to the San Jacinto battleground site consisted of two soldiers from the Texian army and close to a dozen Mexican soldiers. He wasn’t sure exactly where on the grounds to look for the projections, if he would even be able to find them at all, but he had the rest of the night to search if he had to.

While the floodlights shining on the 565-foot-tall monument provided a degree of illumination, he still proceeded slowly and carefully across the darkened grounds, not wanting to use a flashlight in the open field and potentially draw attention to his location.

His concerns about not being able to find any projections were quickly squelched when he heard an enthusiastic cry of “Remember the Alamo! And Remember Goliad!” from some distance away to his right. He turned and began making his way in that direction, using the noise of the commotion as his guide.

It didn’t take long before he spotted several translucent forms gathered near a grove of trees on the edge of the battleground site. A half dozen of the projections were standing in a cluster while two others ran around them, shouting the famous battle cry of the Texas War for Independence.

Craig stood to the side, studying the bizarre scene, uncertain how best to engage the projections. He cleared his throat, drawing the attention of a couple of the Mexican soldiers. He held up his Bureau agent’s badge. The incandescent glow shown through the darkness, and the projections nodded.

“They will be finished in a few minutes,” one of the soldiers called out to him in a thick Spanish accent. The insignia on his uniform indicated he had been a lieutenant in the Mexican army. He motioned with his head toward the two Texian projections, still running in circles around them. “They just need to get it out of their system each night.”

Craig nodded and waited. The real-life battle had only lasted eighteen minutes. He hoped the projections’ “re-enactment” wouldn’t take any longer than that.

As if on cue, the two Texian soldiers began cheering and congratulating each other. The Mexican solider who had originally spoken nodded in Craig’s direction, as if to say, “See, I told you.” Craig stifled a chuckle and made his way toward the crowd of projections.

As he approached, the lieutenant shrugged his shoulders. “They really aren’t half bad once they realize the battle is over.”

Craig nodded. Having been born and raised in the Houston area, he was no stranger to the intense Texan pride that had always characterized the state’s inhabitants, even from its very inception.

 “What brings a Bureau agent out to the battleground this evening?” one of the Texian soldiers asked as he and his compatriot joined the group.

Craig appreciated the chance to get straight to business. “Agent Connelly has expressed some concerns about your last assessment interview. He said none of you could remember how you’ve been spending your nights lately, beyond this nightly re-enactment that is.”

The projections exchanged hesitant looks.

“And this gives the Bureau cause for concern?” the Mexican lieutenant finally asked.

“A little, yes,” Craig admitted. He was careful to keep his own emotions even so as not to betray just how much concern the situation caused him.

“Are we in trouble?” one of the Texian soldiers asked, casting a wary eye at his fellow projections.

Craig smiled at them all. “Of course not. Part of my job is to make sure everything is okay with you and assist you in whatever way I can. This matter simply struck me as something I might want to check on”

The projections seemed to relax a little.

“That’s good to know,” the other Texian said with a smile to his fellow soldier. “We have to admit we were a little worried about it, too. We just didn’t know if we should…”

The soldier froze as if someone had pushed an unseen pause button. Craig waited for him to finish his sentence, but he just continued to stare straight ahead with a blank expression on his face.

Craig looked at the other projections. They all had the same distant look in their eyes, as if they were listening to a song Craig couldn’t hear.

Craig approached the projection nearest to him and waved a hand in front of his face without receiving a response. He pulled out his cell phone to call in some Bureau reinforcements but stopped when the entire group of projections began moving in unison toward the tree line.

Craig watched in open-mouthed confusion for a few seconds, then snapped himself back to the task at hand. He pushed record on his phone’s video camera, though he had little hope of getting a clear video in the dim lighting.

The group of projections didn’t make a sound as they continued slowly toward the trees.

Craig followed them, intent on capturing the strange behavior as thoroughly as his technology would allow. Since he wasn’t watching where he was going, he stepped into a small indention in the ground and stumbled slightly. A small twig snapped as he took a step to balance himself.

Almost instantly, the group of projections froze once again. Their attention remained focused straight in front of them, fixed on something in the trees. Craig held his breath, waiting to see what they would do next.

Several agonizing seconds passed, then just as quickly as their attention had been captured, the spell seemed to break. The group of projections began looking around, confused and disoriented.

One of the Texian soldiers spotted Craig and a flash of recognition lit his face. “I have to say,” he began with a chuckle, “we’re mighty relieved we aren’t in any trouble because of our memory lapses.”

Craig forced a smile, despite the sickening knot in the pit of his stomach. “Of course. I’m just glad to see y’all seem to be doing fine.”

The projections began to talk amongst themselves as they floated across the ground, heading off to spend the rest of the night engaged in their usual activities, without any recollection of what had just happened.

Craig’s hand shook as he returned his phone to his pocket. How was he ever going to explain this to his superiors at the Bureau? He only hoped the video footage could be cleaned up enough for them to see it for themselves.

 He took a deep breath and one hesitant step toward where he had left his car parked on the side of the road but froze as an eerie sensation came over him.

Someone was watching him from the darkness of the grove of trees.

Now keep reading to learn about Ghost Agents, the first book in the trilogy.

About Ghost Agents

Ghost Agents
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Independently published (July 26, 2021)
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 309 pages
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8544028789
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B098PM3LDT

An organization that has operated in secret for centuries… a mystery that threatens to burn it all to the ground… and she’s the only agent who can stop it…

 

To the residents and tourists of Galveston Island, Claire Abelard is the friendly young woman who works at the local candy store by day and leads ghost tours of the island’s haunted locations by night. They don’t realize this persona is a cover for Claire’s real job as an agent of the Bureau for Historical Preservation, a clandestine organization that monitors and assists energy projections, or the entities more commonly known as “ghosts.”

 

When projections begin disappearing from around the island, Claire worries that history may be repeating itself. She launches a dangerous investigation and uncovers a sinister, arcane organization whose agenda threatens not only Galveston’s ghosts, but everything she has worked her whole life to protect.

 

The truth behind the disappearances rocks Claire’s world to its core and shows her that ghosts aren’t the only things that can come back to haunt you.

 

Ghost Agents is a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery, with a little sci-fi, romance, and Texas history thrown into the mix!

 

About Nita DeBorde

Nita DeBorde is a published author and teacher from Houston, TX. Writing and teaching are her two major passions, though traveling and being dog-mom to a crazy Staffordshire-Boxer mix named Mabel are high on the list as well.

Nita has taught high school French for more than 20 years and absolutely loves her “day job” job (about 95% of the time). She loves to travel, and not surprisingly, France is her favorite destination, though her home state of Texas runs a close second.

She is also a huge history buff, which comes through in her fiction writing, and particularly in her latest novel, Ghost Agents, a genre-defying, cozy paranormal mystery with a little sci-fi and romance thrown into the mix. Ghost Agents: Revelations, the 2nd book in the Ghost Agents Trilogy, is slated for release in March 2022.

Nita’s first novel, Project Lachesis, is currently available in both Kindle and hardcopy format from Amazon.com.

Author Links:

Websitehttp://www.nitadeborde.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/debordewriter (@debordewriter)

Twitter – @DebordeNita

GoodReads Author Page – https://www.goodreads.com/ndeborde

Purchase Link – Amazon 

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