Friday, October 9, 2015

Ghostpocalypse Necessities

By Carly Bell Hartwell from Heather Blake's Magic Potion mysteries

Y'all. The ghostpocalypse is coming. It starts at midnight on Halloween and doesn't end until a few days later on All Souls Day.

For the most part you probably won't even notice the spirits that are roaming the streets of Hitching Post, Alabama, looking for someone to help them cross over. It takes a special ability to see the spirits.

An ability I (unfortunately) have.

As a white magic witch and empath, I can see the ghosts and also feel what killed the poor soul.

And let me tell you, it freaks me out.

Way out.

So I'm preparing to hibernate for a few days until all this ghostly business is over and done with. I already have a plan to while away the time, and everything I need to forget the ghosts exist.
Carly Bell’s Ghostpocalypse Prep List

-Noise canceling headphones. These are a must. Those ghosts might not be able to talk, but they can sure can moan up a storm.

-Netflix. I'll watch just about anything that doesn't have a ghost in it.

-Peanut butter. Enough said.

-Kitty treats. Must keep Roly and Poly happy. The ghosts freak them out too.

-Room darkening shades. If the ghosts can't see me, then I can't see them. Win-win.

Three days. That's all I need to wait out the ghosts, then I'll get back to work at the potion shop. Now if only I could get that old adage about best laid plans out of my head...

Heather Blake (aka Heather Webber) is the author of more than twenty novels and has been twice nominated for an Agatha Award. She’s a total homebody who loves to be close to her family, read, watch reality TV (especially cooking competition shows), drink too much coffee, crochet, and bake cookies. Heather grew up in a suburb of Boston, but currently she lives in the Cincinnati area with her family. In addition to the Magic Potion mysteries, Heather also writes the Wishcraft, Nina Quinn, and Lucy Valentine mystery series.

For more information, visit Heather’s website, on Twitter and on Facebook.


  1. I love your list! I think I will use some of them during the Halloween scary, creepy season.

  2. I love everything about the book. Sounds like you have everything covered. Need any company, Carlie? LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental