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
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.
Magic, ghosts, sexiness
Could compare it to any of the Jolie books from HP Mallory.
I did enjoy the book and Traci did a great job narrating. I gave it a go even with some of the other reviews were on the bad and I'm glad I did.
I really enjoyed this book! It kept me interested from beginning to end! The concept of the book was interesting to me. I've always enjoyed paranormal romance, but funny enough I've never read one that took place in New Orleans! I could really seeing this take place there. Jade was sassy and strong in some ways, but sweet and vulnerable in other ways. I was mad at her for about half the book, but she redeemed herself in the end! Kane had his own asshat moments, but his determination in the end won me over!
I was a little confused by Dan and Jade's relationship and I did hope that it would be explained a little more before the book ended, but it kind of was just swept under the rug. Why did he hate her so much? I also hoped for a little more explanation about the different gifts everyone had and how they came to have them. That being said, this was still a great book and a good start to a series! Can't wait to read the next one!
Traci Odom did a pretty decent job narrating the book. The accents seemed pretty accurate, but her male voices could have used a little work! I would still listen to other books by her, but I wouldn't seek her out!
This is a Top Rated Audio Book in my opinion.I Love Deanna Chase's storytelling.
I Loved Jade and Kane as well as Ghost dog.
I would have to say Jade.
I Loved the scene with the Honey Dust. It was sexy and fun.
I love books with a paranormal theme with a touch of romance and mystery and this book has it all. It's a fast pace page turner that keeps you wanting more. I just can't wait to read the next one.
Say something about yourself!
This is a tough book for me to review. It was ok. It kept me interested enough to keep listening to it through the end. But I had figured out 'the bad guy' the first time he was mentioned in the book... which was very early on. Jade was very slow to pick up on things and stubbornly refused to share things with people or ask questions about things she noticed. She jumped into things without finding out enough about them before hand. It was just frustrating. I'm torn on whether or not to listen to the next one.
I was very disappointed. I really thought this could go somewhere and, perhaps it did in the end. I will never know b/c I stopped listening to it when I could wait no longer for something to happen. Disappointed.
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.
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