Expected Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Genre: Paranormal Mystery/ Ghosts
Publisher: Between the Lines Publishing
It’s my turn on the Haunted Ends blog tour! So sit back and read. I have an excerpt from the book, a review and a giveaway for a digital copy of the book!
The famous paranormal investigative television show, Dead Inns, is tasked with investigating the Juniper Hotel near downtown San Francisco. Rocky Rapport, the psychic medium on the show, makes a startling discovery while investigating the hotel. During their investigation, Rocky encounters the recently departed, Sam Thompson. Their meeting may forever change the very nature of paranormal investigations … and test Rocky’s frazzled nerves at the same time. Rocky not only discovers that the hotel’s haunted history is true but now Sam simply won’t leave him in peace until he helps him solve his murder and locate his stolen merchandise, a bag filled with uncut diamonds.Haunted Ends Plot Description
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“Hun, I hate to come across as all-overish for ya and all, but…you’ve expired! Ya know, died?” she said with a quick smirk as if it wasn’t a big deal to be dead.
“I’ve died?” Sam gasped. “But…I gotta go to work tomorrow…er, I mean today. I can’t be dead. That…that can’t be me.” He pointed to the gurney.
The woman strolled over to Sam, passing by him. She then lifted the gurney’s sheet, showing Sam his body. “Looks like you’ve got a good excuse for not goin’ to work now!”
Sam inched down to the floor, his mouth gaping as he attempted to understand just what had happened to him. “This can’t be,” he kept repeating. “How can I possibly be dead?”
The woman stood above him, offering him her hand. “Don’t fret. You get used to it in time. Trust me, it ain’t all bad,” she assured.
Sam took her hand. “Being dead? How? How can this—” He motioned up and down to his transparent body, “…NOT be bad?” he barked back in a tirade. He was sure his face was turning beet red—that is, if he could possibly see it anymore.
She shrugged her indifference at the situation, twirling her feather boa at Sam playfully. “Now, don’t you be gettin’ all huffy with me. I’m just the welcome wagon. I’m Melody, by the way. We’ve never officially met.” She offered her hand once again to shake.
“Sam…” he grumbled, foregoing the handshake. “I’m Sam.”
“Yeah, we know. You’ve been coming around here for quite a while. We pick up on these things,” she replied.
“We? Who’s we?” Sam asked, looking around the room for signs of any others—like themselves—who were lurking in the shadows.
From all around him, faces appeared and then disappeared. Sam blinked several times,
This was a very interesting book for me. I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve experienced a book quite like this one before. This was actually the very first tour that I signed up for. I was excited, the plot sounded interesting, and it had ghosts. What more could I ask for?
I was actually worried that I wasn’t going to be able to read the book in time but over the weekend I took a day and was able to read it all. It’s not a very large book, which is okay, so it was a quick read. The pacing was nice it didn’t feel like things were moving too fast or too slow and that’s always important.
Too fast and I feel confused. Too slow and I’m easily bored. Neither of those things happened. I was able to get into the book quickly and didn’t find any of it boring.
What made this so unique was that I didn’t really like it in the end but never once thought about not finishing it. Of course being that I signed up for a tour, one could say that I had to finish it but I didn’t struggle at all. I didn’t once feel like I was forcing myself to continue.
It is a well written book though. A very well written book actually. I can say that was probably what was keeping me reading. The author does a wonderful job and painting a picture. The characters are interesting enough that you want to read about them. Sam is lovable and you feel for him. Rocky is rough around the edges but in the best way. Rose is sweet but hard. It’s all a good mix of characters with differing personalities that you can thoroughly enjoy.
The main issue I had was the resolution of the mystery was disappointing for me. I felt like all that these people went through didn’t even make sense considering how it ended. I just wanted things to be bigger, to have the ending be something else. That’s the funny thing about reading a book that you dive right into and enjoy but also find frustrating on how it ended. But that’s just how I view it. Despite how I felt about the ending I would recommend giving this one a read.
It’s funny and full of heart. The two main characters are hilarious together, had a buddy cop feel sometimes. They play really well off of each other. I can without a doubt say that it’s worth a try. There are plenty of books that I would tell you to not even bother picking up but this most definitely isn’t one of them. There is a lot going for it and that makes it great.
About the Author:
Born in Southern California, Elizabeth has always been drawn to Science Fiction and fantasy stories. Having also lived and worked in haunted buildings for many years, she has a deep interest in the paranormal and anything that goes “BOO!” in the night – with the exception of critics that is.
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