Category Archives: paranormal mystery
Review: Holiday Spirits by Yasmine Galenorn
Chintz ‘n China Series, Book 6
When Kip gets himself in serious trouble, a strange spirit enters the house—one that at first poses as Santa Claus. But beneath that jolly exterior, lies a dark creature from legend and lore. Join Emerald O’Brien for the holidays, as she battles both psychic turbulence as well as the demons every mother faces when her child lands in trouble with the law.
A nasty Christmas spirit has taken residence in Emerald’s basement causing more than ghostly activity to be revealed. Kip is growing up and getting himself into trouble. Emerald shows that a mother’s love is sometimes tough but is always with love.
I so enjoyed seeing Joe and Emerald settling into being a family. The care they all show for each other is wonderful. I love seeing family traditions being passed down from one generation to the next. Yasmine Galenorn treats readers with a little visit with Emerald and family in Holiday Spirits. A little mystery, some lessons learned and humor make this visit very enjoyable.
A copy of this title was provided for an honest review.
Review: Haunted Haven by Anna Snow
But Heather soon realizes Haven Manor isn’t the welcoming home it first appeared.
From small bumps and bangs to the haunting image of bloodied, tormented children, strange events begin to play out around her, and the need to know why Haven has sat abandoned for fifty years and what happened to its previous inhabitants become Heather’s number one priority.
But with the lack of cooperation from the Lakeshore Hollow residents, Heather’s suspicions begin to rise and the mystery deepens. The only cooperation she can get is from her new contractor and lifelong Lakeshore Hollow resident, Andy Bennett. Not only is he willing to help her get the answers she now so desperately seeks, he stirs her passion as no man ever before.
Together, they must solve the great mystery of Haven Manor and along the way, their growing desire for each other.
I was truly surprised at just how much was packed in to the short story. Miss Snow paints a vivid picture with her descriptive details of this beautiful world she has created. There is no lack for wanting visual imagery in this book.
Combining small-town romance with paranormal and suspends elements, Haunted Haven touched on many aspects of romance reading that I enjoy. Giving the reader a page turning story with an ending this reader did not see coming.
I found Andy and Heather’s story to be more like the boy/girl next door sweet type of love. Their personalities were perfect for each other and they complement each other very well.
An entertaining story that you can read in one sitting. If haunted houses are your thing and like a good twist to a story. Haunted Haven is the read for you.
I received complementary copy of this book for an honest review. Receiving a complementary copy does not reflect on the outcome of this review.
What’s a Ghoul to Do by: Victoria Laurie
A Ghost Hunter Mystery
M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family’s lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch’s isn’t the only ghost around. The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers…
Now that its fall I love to find a good paranormal mystery and I found it in Victoria Laurie’s Ghost Hunter Mystery series. M.J. Holliday is a psychic detective who talks to the dead to help the living. Along with her fabulous partner Gilley (who is terrified of the supernatural) she uses he gift, some nifty tools, and some good old detective snooping to solve many problems. Sometimes she rids a house of evil so it can be sold, gets spirits to move on, and solves murders.
Overall, I’m not a huge fan of ghosts but I love everything about a mystery; especially one that I can’t solve halfway through the story. This book will take you through a gauntlet of emotion; for me it was a tie between laughter and sorrow for the dearly departed. However, between the antics of Gilley and M.J’s talking parrot (whom Gilley has taught some colorful phrases) and a sexy semi-English speaking doctor; this story does a wonderful job of lightening an otherwise dark tale.
This book does have some romantic underlays between characters however, it is a paranormal mystery first and foremost. I bought this book for my own collection. All of the opinions are my own. The image and description can be found on Victoria Laurie’s website which can be found by clicking on the image. Happy Reading!