Really Grave Decisions by Claire Highton-Stevenson

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Claire Highton-Stevenson is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Claire is giving away 1 ecopy of In Dyer Need and In Dyer Circumstances. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Claire.

Really Grave Decisions

So, I was thinking about things that I’ve done in the past that now make me chuckle, and there seemed to be a theme: graveyards! But this one time is my favourite tale.

Let me set this scene a little. We lived across the street from this old church. Built in the 1850s, it had a small graveyard attached. Those really old graves that you could barely read the names of anymore.

It was all a little unkempt. Nobody really cared about this church anymore, and it kind of became a place where kids would hang out.

So, it was wintertime, still quite early, but cold and grey, and dark.

Alright, so I was over there with my sister and a group of our pals and we were playing hide and seek – I should point out, we were probably around 14-17 years old.

Huge ornate monuments rose up into the air, making perfect hiding spots. Concrete angels offered a shadow to hide beneath.

We all ran off and hid, and eventually of course, we were found. One by one there would be a shriek and a shout of “gotcha!”

As we were all congregating on the patch of grass to decide on the next game, I saw my sister standing under a tree. The leaves had all but fallen, she was looking up at something, and one by one, we all moved closer to see what it was. All of a sudden, something fell from the tree and we turned in unison, screaming as we ran. None of us had any idea what it was. In my mind it could be anything, from a ghost to a vampire…who knew!

I just ran, and as I came towards the graves, I didn’t want to step on them – that would be disrespectful – so I started to leap them. All was going great until suddenly I wasn’t running anymore, and everyone else was growing smaller in the distance.

My foot had landed next to a grave and the ground beneath opened up, my foot going straight through it. I screamed, and my friends screamed, but kept running! None of them stopped to help…I had images of zombie hands reaching for my leg, so I yanked it out and hobbled my way to the gate.

To this day we still have no idea what it was that fell. My best guess is a bird dislodged a branch, but I have the scar on my leg to prove that I once had a narrow escape from zombies!




Ren Dyer Series: Book 2

by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Everything you thought you knew – is wrong!

Agent Ren Dyer wakes up in a hospital room with her lover Andrea Fielding by her bedside, but not all is as it seems when Andrea appears distant, and not at all like the lover she has come to depend upon.

With no recollection of what has happened, Ren must rely on those around her to explain, but when the explanation makes no sense, what can she do?

Walking out of the hospital, she comes face to face with a new reality, a familiar one that leaves her lost and confused. And now she must regain the love of Andrea Fielding all over again.

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Claire Highton-Stevenson had no idea 5 years ago that she would be writing, publishing and making a career from romance.

In just two years she has accomplished much, including a Goldie in this year’s awards at the GCLS convention in Pittsburgh for her book, The Promise, and 10 other published works.

She is an avid traveller and a big Liverpool FC fan. When she is not writing you can find her in a plethora of coffee shops, locally, or abroad.

Using the name ItsClaStevOfficial, you can find out more about Claire on most social media platforms.


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Thanks so much for stopping by today.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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1 Response to Really Grave Decisions by Claire Highton-Stevenson

  1. Kat W. says:

    Awesome…..IAwesome…..In Dyer need , was such a good book!!

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