Book Review: No Ghouls Allowed

So, a few posts back I pimped the Ghost Hunter Mysteries by Victoria Laurie, and I’m beyond excited to say that I received an ARC of the soon to be released No Ghouls Allowed, the next installment of the series. Below is my review. The book hits shelves January 6, 2015.

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On a trip to Georgia to see her father, M. J. Holliday finds herself trapped in a haunted mansion and discovers…

THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN—FROM THE DEAD

M.J. has had a distant relationship with her father since her mother died more than two decades ago. But when M.J., her boyfriend, Heath, and BFF, Gilley, take a break from their show, Ghoul Getters, and visit her family home in Valdosta, Georgia, they find Montgomery Holliday a changed man. The source of his happiness seems to be his new fiancée, the charming Christine Bigelow.

But despite the blush of new love, Montgomery and Christine are dealing with a big problem in the form of the antebellum mansion she is having renovated. After a series of strange accidents, the work crew is convinced the place is cursed, and the contractor has walked off the job. At Christine’s request, M.J. and her pals agree to find out if they’re really dealing with some spirited saboteurs and a possessed plantation home.

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My Review:

This wonderful new addition to the Ghost Hunter Mysteries starts with a trip home for M.J. Holliday, as she, Heath, and Gilley return to Valdosta, Georgia for her father’s wedding. And the action does not stop or let go of the reader from the moment she lays surprised eyes on her father.

The reunion is interrupted by a construction worker whose been working on the renovations at a home M.J.’s soon-to-be stepmother, Christine, purchased. He relays that there’s been an accident caused by something not living. Then, he promptly pulls his crew, which is the third crew to quit on poor Christine. After Heath volunteers them to check in on the home, which Christine and Monty (M.J.’s father) plan to move into, all M.J. is expecting to find is a crotchety old ghost who just doesn’t want to let go of the home.

But that’s not what they get.

What she, Heath, and Gilley encounter is heavy planters being thrown at them before they even step foot in the house, and something far darker than an ordinary ghost when they finally get inside. The three ghost hunters are dragged into a mystery that grows darker and darker the more they dig into the history of the people who once owned the house and the dark spirit that just won’t leave M.J. alone. A mystery that includes people that she loves the most, including her mother.

No Ghouls Allowed is an amazing addition to the series. The emotional journey M.J. takes in this book, as well as the paranormal one, pulls you in from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. The reader will find themselves thinking about the events of the book long after they’ve finished the story.

*Received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

New Contract: An Island Christmas!

I’m thrilled to announce that my non-paranormal (yes, you read that right–no paranormal!) romance novella, An Island Christmas, has been contracted by Evernight Publishing! This is a HOT book–romance mixed with explicit sex (be warned LOL ;) ) As soon as I have more information on release dates and such I will let everyone know :) I’m very excited about this book, and still can’t believe I wrote something that is 100% paranormal free!

(photo purchased from iStock)

Christmas lights on a palm tree at the Caribbean beach

Book Pimpin’: Origin, by Dani Worth

 

This book was AWESOME!!! Loved it beyond words :D My review is below the cover and blurb.

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In the race for freedom—and love—there’s no holding back.

Origin, The Kithran Regenesis, Book 4

After fourteen torturous years as a slave on a galaxy roving entertainment ship, Siri carries only vague memories of parents who loved her, Gwinarian food, and her beautiful home planet of Kithra.

When two space pirates burst into her owner’s room, the choice they offer her is all too easy: stay and face government questioning about the two intruders, or take a chance and go with them.

Claybourne and Anders had planned to help expose the pleasure ship owner’s involvement in Kithra’s destruction. But when they happen upon Siri, saving one of the last—and most beautiful—of the Gwinarian race takes precedence.

 Siri tastes freedom long denied…and temptation to succumb to the deep sexual tension vibrating between her and her two liberators. Clay and Anders take pleasure in letting her take the lead in rediscovering the power of intimacy.

But there are more secrets to uncover, and Siri senses that the closer they come to the truth, the closer she comes to the most painful choice of all—to let her pirate lovers go.

Warning: Sexy human space pirates. An acerbic-tongued crew. A beautiful wounded alien woman. M/M/F sparks galore, and interplanetary intrigue.

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REVIEW:

When I started reading Kithra, I was not aware that I would be sucked into a series so completely, but it happened :)

I LOVED Origin! It was a great addition to the series. Siri’s journey from slave to a truly free woman was emotional not only for her but for me–I cried, I laughed, I cheered, and when a certain thing happened at the end I cried REALLY hard (no spoilers!). Dani Worth did a fantastic job of writing a story that draws readers in and doesn’t let go. She is a truly gifted storyteller and I can’t wait for the next installment!

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It’s a short review but I don’t want to spoil too much of the book. I literally cried several times during this book, as well as laughed. I cannot recommend this book, or this series, enough!

This and That

I finished the revisions on Revenant Investigations book 3 :) This was a fun book to write because of the romance and adventure and ghosts…and ghost pirates! I have a few ideas for other tales not related to ghosts or the RI-verse, which are still paranormal/fantasy.

Also, I’m super excited because Haven is now back on!!!!!!! LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!

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VERY Excited to Announce!

Finally, I can share news!

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve signed a contract with Entangled Publishing for book two in the Revenant Investigations series, Ghosts of Trenton House. I can’t wait for you all to read it! I’ll update you with cover art/release date news once I have that information.

Did I mention I’m excited? :D

Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy… Book Pimpin :)

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Hey all. My friend, Jodi Linton, has new book coming next month–Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy. It’s a novella set in her Laney Briggs series and it is HOT. This is the review I left on Goodreads:

“The high school football coach dressed in lingerie and passed out under the bleachers.

Shooting at a man who turns out to be a Federal Marshall.

Coming home to find her own cowboy ready to rock her world.

Deputy Sheriff Laney Briggs sure does know how to get herself into trouble. And it was a helluva ride for a novella! Laney is as kickass and quick-witted as ever, and the case she finds herself on has her in more trouble than ever. Without spoiling too much, the case involves the coach’s wife, as well as someone from Federal Marshall Colt Larsen’s past. Soon enough, Laney finds herself being shot at, arguing with pain-in-the ass cowboys, and tangling limbs with the hottest cowboy of them all.

The action in this book is well paced, and is balaced by the wit and humor of the characters. The sex scenes are hot–the emotion in them draws the reader in so it furthers the relationships for those involved. And one of those scenes had me finally cheering for Laney’s cowboy Gunner!

I loved this addition to the series, and if you enjoyed Pretty Reckless you’ll LOVE Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy. Can’t wait for the next installment!”

The novella is now up for preorder (clicking the cover takes you to the Amazon page). If you like kickass, quick-witted heroines and sexy cowboys, I suggest giving this series a chance! Pretty Reckless, the first book in the series, is available now.

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Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. The Marshal is on the hunt for the coach’s wife, who is nowhere to be found. Laney and Colt set out to find her, and quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself  up to her eyeballs in a case involving death threats, a ruthless motor cycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson. But with the stakes higher than ever, will Gunner’s help be enough for Laney to get out of this case alive?

 

Revising While Writing

I’ve been writing steadily on Revenant Investigations #3. The story was flowing nicely until about 14k words, then the road block appeared and the path was no longer clear. I tried to work through it but it didn’t take long to realize that I was going to have to read through what I’d written to see where I went wrong, and that process involved editing/revising as I read. I HATE doing that. Hate. It. But after adding in the new plot points and shifting some of the words around, the story is flowing again. I’m now just shy of 16k for the night, which makes me a very happy writer :)

So now I’m going to finish watching Season Two of Haven (I’ve been having a Haven marathon :D ).

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