Me and My Ghoulfriends by Rose Pressey
Series: Larue Donavan #1
Published by Magical Press on October 6th 2008
Genres: Cozy, Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living that drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She's smitten from the start, but she's not the only one -- The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day..
My Thoughts: Good story; definitely, one to recommend.
I like Larue, she has a great attitude and her occasional outbursts are comical. She handles ghosts and demons every day, but toss a little other paranormal activities her way and she starts doubting. I thought that was classic. Larue has a great sense of humor. Larue’s best friend Mindy is fantastic, she is there to back up and support Larue. Yet, Mindy drags her into funny situations too.
Larue and Callahan seem to hit it off immediately. The beginning of their love is cute and touching. Hopefully, trust will continue to grow between them.
The ghouls are a wonderful touch and add so much color to the story. I thought that Larue’s relationships with them were touching. Abe Lincoln…loved it.
I already have the next book in the series ready, really looking forward to reading it.
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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Mine by John A. Heldt
Series: Northwest Passage #1
Published by Smashwords Edition on May 16th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
In 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can't use, money he can't spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of Whirlaway, swing dancing, and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.
My take on this book: The Mine by John A. Heldt will give anyone a whirlwind of emotions from the time Joel Smith steps into 1941 to the time he returns to his year of 2000; as Joel tries to go back to living a life without the love that he found in the past.
Joel throughout the book turns from this cocky and adventurous man to one that is still confident but doesn’t come across as a-know-it-all. He becomes more humble even if he is only 22 years old and trying to make do with his new life in the 1940s. He met and got to know his grandmother and her fiancée while knowing that they weren’t going to end up growing old together. Also, knowing everything that the people around him were thinking about the impeding war and it was just going to get worse when it comes to December 7th in Pearl Harbor. What probably got me the most was that he knew he couldn’t change their future.
John A. Heldt is such a fabulous author that he made me think about how I was living in the early 2000s again. I really like the setup of the story, letting us get to know Joel before being thrown back in time to 1941 so that we can fall in love with the character. Then the emotions we went through with Joel before finding out that he would go forward into time. And the hope for better times for the people that Joel loves. He made me feel all of that with Joel and it was an amazing experience to share the adventure and discover things with Joel.
Mr. Heldt you are such an amazing author and you should carry on with making these incredible books. Oh I am also giving this book a five stars rating as it was that amazing.
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