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Want to smell like a ghost?

I mentioned in the Great Ghost Giveaway post that there’d be a little something extra along with the books. Now I’m going to tell you what that is. :)

I wanted to have some sort of fun item to tie in with GIVE UP THE GHOST, for giveaways and handing out at signings and that sort of thing, an extra for people who enjoyed the book. And I’d been a fan of unique scents like those Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab creates for years. So in my brainstorming, I had one of those light bulb moments–hey! All of my ghosts have a specific smell. Maybe people would like to smell like a ghost!

Thanks to the BPAL forums, I was able to get in touch with the owner of independent soap and scent company Super Bad Soap (check out her current products at her Etsy shop and other stores online). We chatted back and forth about what I was thinking, and this is the end result:

These are just samples, of course. The scents will be officially released later this summer. But in the meantime, you’ll have a chance to sniff them early via this blog! The winner of the Great Ghost Giveaway will receive a sample of each of the five scents along with the books.

These are the ghosts, and their scents:

Paige — Paige drifted over, her hand grazing my head with a faint tingle. The smell of candied apples and cinnamon wisped from her fingers.

Norris — Under it all, I caught a whiff of something only I could smell: old-fashioned hair oil. It got stronger as the crowd thinned by the hall’s dead end, just past the math office, where my locker was.

Mrs. Reed — As I breathed, I caught the scent, light and sweet like powdered sugar.

Bitzy — She lifted her arms over her head and tiptoed the last few steps, adding a wobbly twirl at the end, the scent of lemon-polished wood drifting with her.

Chester — The faint smell of tea that had always hung in the air, even when he wasn’t by the tree–that was gone, too. I hadn’t seen him since.

Looking forward to sharing them with you!

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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sachaw
Jun. 8th, 2009 02:47 pm (UTC)
That is such a good idea! Very cool.
megancrewe
Jun. 9th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you like it. :)

My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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