Halloween blogfest: Tory Richards

I Believe

I don’t have to see it, to believe it. Until someone proves to be that Bigfoot doesn’t roam the mountains in the northeast, we just haven’t found him yet. Until someone proves to me that there isn’t such a thing as aliens, I believe there’s other worlds out there in our galaxy. I believe people have seen UFOs. Until someone proves to me that ghosts don’t exist, I believe something does because I’ve personally had an experience. I believe we don’t die, but leave our bodies behind, while our souls move on to another dimension, and that the dead communicate to us in different ways. Until someone proves to me that there’s no such thing as mermaids, I believe there’s a lot of unidentified life living unknown in our vast oceans.

I believe that anything is possible. Maybe that’s the writer in me, maybe I’m a little bit crazy, but I like believing there are things out there that we haven’t discovered yet. Mysterious, wondrous things that are just waiting to be found, explored, and appreciated. I think we all have a little something that we are on the very brink of believing in, and ask ourselves, I wonder…

My late soul-mate and I lived in a house once, that we both firmly believed housed the spirit of a prior tenant who passed away there. While we were both experiencing different occurrences, we kept it to ourselves because, one, Earl didn’t share with me because he didn’t believe in that kind of thing, and two, I didn’t share with him for the same reasons. While I saw things, he heard things. I also experienced doors being closed, lights coming on, and a picture of Earl and me being turned over face down several times. Most of my occurrences happened in our bedroom.

After a few months Earl asked me if I’d been experiencing anything unusual. I was so relieved, because I’d convinced myself it was all in my head. We shared, and then I knew something was in that house with us. The most frightening episodes for me happened on two different nights after I’d gone to bed. You know how when someone comes to bed with you, and you roll as the bed dips with their weight? That’s what happened to me. It woke me, and thinking Earl had come to bed, I reached over, expecting to feel him, and nothing was there. On another night, again after I’d gone to bed, I felt a presence near me. When I opened my eyes I saw the white outline of a man standing over me. It only lasted a second.

We never sensed any danger from this, ghost, for lack of a better word. We even named him Henry. When we moved, Henry did not go with us. Before Earl passed, he used to tease me that he was going to come back and haunt me, but do you know, it’s been over a year and I haven’t seen that old fool once? I think he must be busy

PRIZE Info – 2 commenter’s will be randomly chosen to receive a download of Burning Hunger one week (7 days) from the day this post goes live. Winners announced at, http://www.toryrichards.com/

Does Halloween make you think of the paranormal? Ghosts, witches, and goblins? My preference is werewolves, shifters, and vampires. I’ve begun a couple shifter romances, and recently finished my first erotic paranormal, The Mating Ritual. I’m excited, and a little nervous at releasing a new genre for me. How it’s received will decide if I want to try writing another paranormal or not. Below is a blurb, and short unedited excerpt, and the story will be available on 11/15 at Smashwords and Amazon.

Final The Mating Ritual large small copy #2THE MATING RITUAL by Tory Richards
Short, Erotic, Paranormal Romance

Blurb –
On the run for her life, Toni finds safety with the mysterious Oh-Mah people living deep in the Carolina Mountains. Direct descendants from a legendary creature, they are more human than beast. With the exception of being big and tall, they no longer carry any of the original Bigfoot hairy, monstrous traits. Yet they prefer the simple, uncomplicated life their beastly ancestors lived. They remain far away from civilization, feeding the surrounding small, town locals with rare sightings that keep the myth alive.

Captured by their rugged leader, Cormac, Toni must undergo an ancient mating ritual in order not to be claimed and mated by any of the other males. Once Cormac mates with her in a public ceremony, she will be off limits to everyone but him, something Toni is grateful for. She gradually falls for the powerful leader, willingly giving in to his ravenous demands for sex. He vows to protect and love her, but can she give up her old life to live with him in the mountains?

Links –
Website – http://www.toryrichards.com/
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/toryrichards
Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Tory-Richards/e/B002DBFNUQ/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ToryRichards
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2291635.Tory_Richards
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tory-Richards-Author-Page/111597422277528?ref=hl

Have a happy Halloween everyone!


  1. Paranormals seem to fit for Halloween

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  2. I like your idea of belief. I agree that until proven otherwise they could exist.

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