A Lasting Relationship with a Ghost - LM Brown, Author post

Touch of a Ghost is a stand alone story and at the present time I don’t have any plans to write a sequel. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel that perhaps there is more to be told of Benji and Drew’s story.

I don’t think it is any great spoiler for a romance story to find out the two main characters end up together – though you will have to read the story to find out how they get there. But now imagine what it would be like to be in a lasting relationship with a ghost.

Would you want to tell your friends and work colleagues that your lover is a ghost, or would you decide to keep quiet on the basis that they probably won’t believe you? If you keep quiet, what do you do when you get an invite for yourself plus one to a party? Do you go alone or take your other half even if they are invisible to everyone else?

Here are a few of the sorts of dilemmas Drew will have to put up with.

Matchmaking work colleagues who think he’s single, little knowing that Drew’s ghostly lover is lurking nearby and not too happy at someone else getting close to his man.

Never having a date for parties, or having a date who no one else can see.

Eating out in a restaurant with a ghost as your companion, while everyone present thinks you’re dining alone. Pitying glances or interruptions from those who want to keep him company are just two possibilities.

Going on holiday and having to pay the singles excess charge even though your ghostly is travelling with you.

And then there is the fact that Drew is alive and mortal and continues to age, while Benji is eternally youthful. At the time they get together they are very similar in age, but what about in ten years time, or forty years time?

For Drew, he would have to wonder whether Benji will still be interested him years down the line, or whether he might want to move on to someone nearer his own age. When Drew is older, will he be able to keep up with Benji at all?

I imagine the path of true love when your lover is a ghost could be even rockier than for two mortals.

Like I said, Touch of a Ghost is a story that stands on its own with no sequels, but I do feel the possibilities are there for Drew and Benji to be revisited at some time in the future.


Drew Jessop wants a life without ghosts. He doesn’t want to see, hear, or talk to them. Ignoring them should be relatively simple.

But Drew soon finds that Benji Richards, an eternally gorgeous ghost from the fifties, is not so easy to ignore.

Halloween night is approaching and both Drew and Benji know what it could mean for them. From sunset to sunrise, it is the one night of the year when a mortal can feel the touch of a ghost.


Drew leaned forward and put his empty bottle on the table. The match had finished and the commentators were recapping the highlights, so Drew reached for the remote control.

"Well, thank you for having us." Flora stood up and stretched, as though her joints were still giving her grief as they had apparently done in life.

Drew turned off the television and picked up the crisp packet together with the nearly empty bowl. He tossed the last few crisps into his mouth as he stood up and walked into the kitchen. He left the beer bottles on the table as he contemplated whether to have another. Remembering he had an early start in the morning, he decided against drinking too much. He had a feeling Flora might have an opinion on alcohol intake too. However, when he turned back toward the living area, Flora had vanished.

Benji, on the other hand, still lingered. He remained on the sofa, his arm stretched along the back and his chin resting on it as he stared at Drew directly.

"You're very rude, you know?" Benji commented idly. "Not saying a single word to us all evening like that. You could at least have said hello."

Drew ignored him as he turned off the lights.

"I know you can see us. Your eyes give you away."

Drew suspected Benji might be guessing, but if he said a single word in response that guess would be confirmed. He had to keep quiet. That way he could still maintain a normal life.

"Not going to admit it, huh?" Benji said. "Well, I'll stop by again tomorrow. Maybe you'll be more talkative then. If you are, I might just tell you how I know you're gay, if you ask nicely." With that comment, Benji flashed Drew one final killer smile and vanished from the room.

Drew reacted to Benji the same way he would any other handsome man. His mind may tell him Benji was off limits, but his body thought otherwise. Drew wondered whether he could keep up the pretense of not seeing and hearing the ghosts who were as real to him as the rest of the human race. If this evening was anything to go by, it might not be as easy as he thought.

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L.M. Brown lives in England, in a quaint little village time doesn't seem to have touched. No, wait a minute—that's the retirement biography. Right now, she is in England in a medium sized town no one has ever heard of, so she won't bore you with the details. Keeping her company are numerous sexy men. She just wishes they weren't all inside her head.

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