An easy-listening book with some nice characters and a few ghosts. Jade rents an apartment that turns out to be haunted. She's also drawn to the landlord. The main characters were very likeable and a pretty good love story developing. Parts of it dragged with more action towards the end.
The narrator was about half and half on the voices. Some of the women seemed to have baby voices. The male voices were so-so.
I can't write a short review to save myself! Authors put a lot of effort in their books, so a 3 line review can't do justice to my thoughts
It's never fair coming down off a truly fabulous read onto a new author and new series. Leaping from well developed characters and an intimate knowledge of the story-verse into unfamiliar territory is always going to take some time, and often make you feel disappointed in the new novel so I'm trying to pull my punch on this review a little knowing that I'm ja bit jaded (no pun intended!) at this point in time.
I feel that as a first novel this series has potential, and I will probably get the next book in the series when I have a spare credit lying around, to see if my suspicions are correct. And also to see if my apathy for the book is just "new series" syndrome.
In a market saturated with vampires, a novel with ghosts at least adds a different plethora of paranormal jargon to learn. Unfortunately I didn't really engage with many of the characters much, the lead was the weakest of them all - I felt that if the novel had been from the point of view of her new best friend it might have had more umph.
The narrator, Traci Odom, was mostly quite good, although some of her pronunciations bothered and distracted me a bit. (why do I do that? Fixate on a word they say wrong/weird, and then miss half the next sentence???). I also struggled with some of her more manly vocalisations, but overall enjoyed her performance and portrayal of the majority of the characters.
In summary, if you're looking for a light-hearted low-calorie read, this fits the bill. However, if you're looking for action and a gripping story line to drag you from book to book as fast as you can buy and download them, then perhaps try Kim Harrison (Rachel Morgan series - witch/vampire/fairy/demons), Jeaniene Frost (Cat Crawfield series - vampire/vampire hunter), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian series - demons) or Kevin Hearne (Atticus O'Sullivan Iron Druid series - druid/faerie/witch/vampire/werewolf) for other options in the paranormal genre.
hard to keep interest at times i wanted to turn it off but the story drew me back in it was a little drawn out at times the details good but i dont know just was ok not bad worth the money but had it's moments of omg really get on with it. love the dog.
I like New Orleans as a setting, although little was mentioned about it as atmosphere. The characters seemed likable. The story was weak and had wholes. There were thoughts or directions started but not followed through. The later part of the story had some action and drama.
She could have elaborated in the beginning about the characters past or personality and why they are who they are. She could have had one character have some self deprecating humor. Bee, Cat, Eaan all could have been developed more.
Maybe. I think the more she writes she will get better. The basics are there.
To seek out some stories based in New Orleans and ghost stories.
I did like the ability angle. Cain was a good believable character.
I hope audible will get the 2 book real soon this novel is great. Thank you Deanna Chase.
I had a hard time getting through this and nearly gave up, but that's hard for me to do. There was just too much straining of my credulity and impatience with sex scenes to get over with so the story could go on. I finally finished reading the book on my kindle so I could get through the story faster and skip pages. If you like ghost stories, don't have a skeptical mind and get turned on by sexy scenes, you'll enjoy this book more than I did.
The premise is good but it was a little slow. The story is middle of the road in tempo. I never felt for any of the characters.
rambunctiously soft spoken.
I really don't have any right to give this a review because I couldn't get past the first couple of chapters I really tried but I'm not shore if its the narrator telling a bad story or a bad story tripping up a narrator to be honest there both clunky and boring ,I wont say go nuts but maybe your threshold is better than mine,I say listen to the sample and make up your own mind.
More suspense and excitement - a better tie to Bourbon Street
Something fun and ligh
That was okay
I just would have made the characters more interesting