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Release Day: The Jolly Didger by Alice J. Black

Alice J. Black is back with another entry in the Soul Seekers Series diary! Today marks the official release of BOOK EIGHT in the multi-part novella series!

And stay tuned for the omnibus coming very soon in print!

Peyton cajoles her best friend, Olivia, to join her and their dates on a mini pirate cruise. Peyton is loving life until it becomes clear that the ship is more than just a sentiment to the old pirate life and it’s a matter of time to figure out the mystery before she and her friends are tossed overboard for good…

Want to get to know our MC? Check out this awesome character interview with Peyton!

I: Peyton, tell us how things have been for you in the last few months?

P: That’s a question and a half! Things have changed, a lot. I’ve had a lot of support and I’ve taken the right steps forward. It’s not easy at times though.

I: What do you mean?

P: Lots of things really. Quitting alcohol was one of the hardest things I’ve done. It’s left me vulnerable in so many ways. Without Olivia I wouldn’t have made it through.

I: So she’s been a big support during this hard time?

P: Absolutely. She’s my best friend.

I: Do you ever get tired of spending so much time together?

P: No. With us it just works. We have our odd moments of bickering but that’s usual for any friendship, right? I mean we work together and live so closely that it’s bound to get a bit much at times.

I: So do you think going on a trip away is a good idea?

P: Sure. We both work hard and we deserve a break.

I: So you booked your murder mystery excursion without Olivia knowing, didn’t you?

P: Kinda. I mean she knew I wanted to go away but I didn’t go into the specifics.

I: And you think she’ll take it okay?

P: Olivia will adapt. She always does.

I: Do you ever thing you’ll get tired of hunting ghosts?

P: Um… no. I think each case is unique and I have to puzzle it out or do a whole load of research to figure it out. It’s not all excitement and action though. A lot of people don’t understand a lot of the background work that goes into it.

I: Do you have any experiences that are the most memorable?

P: It’s hard to pick. I mean how can you choose between seeing a spirit coming out of a cinema screen and a malicious spirit who won’t let a hotel go? And that’s not to mention having a friend thrown out of the window!

I: That friend you mentioned, that’s Jake, right?

P: Yeah.

I: Do you still think of him?

P: Sometimes. I think about all of the cases we’ve had a lot.

I: So you leave for the murder mystery tour soon don’t you?

P: That’s right. I’m going to have to finish packing too otherwise Olivia will kill me!

I: What three items are a must pack?

P: Clean underwear. A good pair of comfy jeans and some pyjamas.

I: I’m noticing a theme around clothing here.

P: I like my comforts.

I: Last question for you, Peyton.

P: Shoot.

I: You hunt ghosts for a living, something that most people would agree is one of the most terrifying things you can deal with. What are you afraid of?

P: …

I: Peyton!

P: I’ve got to run, sorry!

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