Jade loves her new apartment - until a ghost joins her in the shower.
When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment above a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn't count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.
Being an empath has never been easy on Jade's relationships. It's no wonder she keeps her gift a secret. But when the ghost moves from spooking Jade to terrorizing Pyper, the dancer, it's up to Jade to use her unique ability to save her. Except she'll need Kane's help - and he's betrayed her with a secret of his own - to do it. Can she find a way to trust him and herself before Pyper is lost?
©2011 Deanna Chase (P)2012 Deanna Chase
I'm a huge long series fan & finding good ones that don't get stale is hard. Im really happy I found this & moving to the next book. Sexy smart & exciting!!
This book was not as I expected, it was more like Charmed (the television series) although where the action is over in a minute or so with visual, this just went on and on. Also, for the first in the series, the reader/listener doesn't really get to know who they are.
Your mileage may vary
This is book 1 of a series and it starts out the series fairly lighthearted, although of course there has to be a "villain" or there can't be heroes/heroines. The first story provides resolution to a problem and yet leaves you wanting to continue with more content about the characters (won't say more or there would be spoilers).
I enjoyed all the main characters, and they were each interesting and unique enough that I could keep them separate in my head while I listened. If you've listened to a book with all "vanilla" characters you may know what I mean.
The narrator is fine, although not so skilled that I will specifically seek out other material for which she is the narrator. Most of the characters have an identifiable voice that can be distinguished from the others, so I consider her competent and solidly in the middle of the skill range of various narrators to whom I have listened.
I am listening to the second book now and enjoy this author; Deanna Chase's work was new to me with this book.
The book captured your interest from the beginning.
I never have enough time for an all-in-one-sitting read/listen, but it could capture your interest for that period of time.
Engaging and interesting paranormal story. Great character development and just a fun read. One of the tests of this type of story is when an author can have romantic interests that are hot without having to get too graphic with sex scenes. That takes much more talent and story telling capabilities. After all, we are adults and know what goes on behind closed doors.
By the way, purchased this as an e-book for my Kindle and then the Audible version for Whispersync. This feature is fantastic. I can listen to the audible version when commuting in my car or working around my house, but can switch back and forth to enjoy on my Kindle anytime, anywhere, and enjoy a nice quiet read.
Yes. I liked the theme of the story and the characters. Jade had been hurt before by someone who thought she was a freak but would she let it stop her from a new romance? Have to read to find out.
When she discovered that Kane didn't find her gift a problem. She was an artist in New Orleans, the city of paranormal activities, so to have a witch in her bead making class wasn't too surprising or was it? The fact that Bea was a witch who knew about ghosts but couldn't see them turned out to be a blessing in disguise.
She adds the life to the characters. It is always better to hear the audible versions than just reading the text because of the life added by the narrator. Of course, the narrator must be able to change voices for different characters and Traci Odom is very good.
I think my favorite part was when the dog followed her home. It was just sweet. I wish I could see ghosts.
Its slow, and boring. I only made it half way because i couldn't stand the narration.
the ghost files book 2
she was hard to listen to
Get a new person to read it.
I love this quirky sub genre. The story was once I got a grasp of who everyone was. The funny thing about this genre is everyone uses the same or similar names, which if you're a fan of these types of stories can be confusing and hard to place characters in your head. But overall it was a good listen/read. I do love that it was a little bit more R rated when it came to relationships. Some of the other books in this sub genre tend to be a little censored or glazed over completely. I appreciate that Deanna used "damn" instead of "darn", because it what real adults use in everyday conversation. Anyways great book highly recommended.
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