Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack - Virtual Review tour and giveaway

(Full length, paranormal romance)

This review is done in conjunction with the author's virtual tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding the winner's choice of a Kindle touch, Nook Simple Touch, or a $100 Apple gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so comment today AND follow the tour (if you click on the tour banner above, it'll take you to a list of his tour stops) -- the more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win an awesome prize!

Left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend, Grateful Knight takes her father up on his offer to live rent-free in a house he hasn't been able to sell. Desperate to make a new start, Grateful tries to overlook the property’s less desirable features, like the graveyard that stretches to her back door. On the bright side, the unbelievably gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, is dead set on helping her feel at home. She vows to take things slow, considering her recent disastrous relationship, but is baffled when she literally can’t keep her hands off of him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life—a sexy ghost with a dark secret. Magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove and they're converging on Grateful. Solving this ghostly mystery won’t be easy and with the caretaker becoming increasingly jealous of her spectral relationship, Grateful will be forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.

First I just have to say how much LOVE I have for this cover!  Truth: the cover is why I opted to review this book.  Yes, the blurb was interesting, but it was the cover that pushed me over the edge.

That's not to say the book wasn't good -- it was, and I'm glad I opted to read it.  Word of warning for the faint of heart, though: it's smoking hot.  In fact, a very integral part of the plot revolves around sex, so if you're not into heat in your romances, this may not be the book for you.  I admit to being taken aback at how uninhibited Grateful was around Rick, right from the get-go.  Eventually, we find out why, but I have to admit that their first real scene together made me think just a little less of her and her morals.

Grateful is a hoot, though. Snarky in all the right ways, smart and a smart aleck, so aside from her inability to keep her hands off Rick, she was an awesome heroine.  Rick was a little too perfect, at least in the beginning, and I admit to really preferring the ghost, Logan, as a love interest though I couldn't imagine how that would work out.

 The story takes plenty of twists as it progresses, and Grateful (and Rick and Logan) all turn out to be far more than they appear.  While the story did move a bit slowly in places, and sometimes felt overly focused on sex, I really enjoyed it. It's clearly meant to be the beginning of a series, and the ending introduces more questions than it answers, but I wasn't dissatisfied.  It's a solid start to what sounds like a fun, sexy, exciting series.  I'm looking forward to the next installment.

4 Flowers - This was a very good book! I'd recommend it to my friends.

Genevieve Jack grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted. She loves old cemeteries and enjoys a good ghost tour. Genevieve specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists and writes a best-selling young adult series under a different name. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and a Brittany named Riptide who holds down her feet while she writes.

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  1. Congrats on a great review, Genevieve! Best wishes to you!
    -R.T. Wolfe

  2. I'm in love with this book already, and I havent even read it yet!! My email is

  3. MJ...I love your review. Grateful sounds like such a sassy heroine...but I didn't realize that she was so "sexual." That's good to know. Genevieve...How many books are planned in the series? Are you working on a sequel now?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  4. I was lucky enough to do the cover for this book. So just wanted to say I am really glad you liked it.

  5. Thank you for the great review. I think I will be able to handle the


  6. Great book and can't wait till the next in the series!

  7. Loved this book, hot but very romantic

  8. Thank you for the review!


  9. Sounds really good!! Thanks for the review and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  10. I do enjoy twists in my stories. THE GHOST AND THE GRAVEYARD looks fabulous.


  11. Great review I m lookingforward to reading this one it sounds great.Have a wonderful week.


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