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Denice Hughes Lewis
5.0 out of 5 starsCool Off With Ghosts
Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2017
LA Dragoni gives you a good summer read with frigid and not-so frigid ghosts. Coping with her mother's death, her work schedule, and living alone takes its toll on nineteen-year-old Tamara. She doesn't need the thousands of ghosts in her barn that appear nightly. It's not her fault she has powers they want to drain from her. The author mingles a unique assortment of ghosts who need to cross over and be free of their earthly ties with warm love from the human and partly-human guys in Tamara's life. Her choices and commitment to help, make the twists and turns in the story unpredictable. Tamara makes a plucky heroine for this new series. Enjoy the quick read.
4.0 out of 5 starsA very sweet paranormal romance!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2015
LA Dragoni's GHOST TOUCH got me out of my paranormal romance funk in which I felt like I was reading the same book over and over again. The ghost part with the portal opening in Tamara's barn was vividly described and equal parts cool and terrifying, but it was really Tamara's poignant emotional journey that spoke to me. She starts the book in mourning for her mother and ends it in love (no spoilers here as to whom she falls in love with!), and the transformation was done in such a touching, believable way. A very sweet paranormal romance!
Ghost Touch is a gripping story about a large group of ghosts visiting a young woman's farm and her relationship with a few individuals. The story has some great twists and the characterization of the living and non-living characters are very well written. I highly recommend this story for anyone looking for a great romance/ghost story/mystery.
3.0 out of 5 starsGhost Touch Touches Your Heart Quickly
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2017
Title: Ghost Touch Author: L.A. Dragoni Publisher: Amazon Digital Services, 2017 (February) Genre: YA Paranormal
**I received a copy of this book free from Ebooksforreview and the author in exchange for an honest review**
This review can be found on my Blog, TeacherofYA’s Tumblr, or my Goodreads page
Ok. This book. This apparently is not the original cover, and if I had based it off the original, I probably never would have requested it.
Yes, one of the main character’s is a ghost, but I didn’t know he was a freakin skeleton! Not as romantic if you ask me, and I can see why someone said, “Maybe we should do a cover change?” Yep, good idea…because if I saw THAT on my bookshelf I would probably delete the file for fear of nightmares.
Above we have the pretty hands reaching towards each other with a misty background, and it’s a beautiful idea that one would love a ghost.
Yes, a beautiful “idea.”
Tamara is a technical writer who recently lost her mom. At 19, she runs her family’s farm all by herself…and she has recently been plagued by nightmares. Nightmares involving disfigured ghouls trying to chase her and grab her. When she goes out to the barn one night to investigate a noise, she comes to find that her nightmares have come to life: there is a real-life portal in her barn and ghosts of all kinds are spilling out into her backyard.
As she’s freaking out (as I imagine anyone would when seeing a pool of ghosts in your yard), a skeletal man wearing a cowboy hat introduces himself as Cal. Unsure of his past and reason for not crossing like the other ghosts, he has been around this Ghost group for awhile. They have 15 minutes a night to essentially come out of the vortex and, I don’t know, “stretch their legs,” and Tamara doesn’t understand why her barn, why she personally, has been picked as a local “haunt” for the ghosts. (Get it? Haunt?)
But Cal knows why: Tamara has the Ghost Touch: she can see and communicate with them, in hopes of helping them cross to the other side. But Tamara doesn’t know how to do that, and either does Cal. But as they spend more time together, Tamara is drawn to Cal and his kind and gentle disposition (yes, she seriously starts to fall in love with a skeleton! I know!!)
When Dex, the dressed-down hunky coworker, finds out about Tamara’s ghost infestation, he pulls a ghostbusters and decides he wants to help. They together must find a want to help Cal and the others to cross, or they’ll be stuck like this forever. The only problem? Maybe Tamara isn’t so eager to let Cal go…
What did I just read? This was a YA/NA paranormal romance, and though the story is written well (no typos really and very clear writing), and though I actually cried at the end (what can I say? I’m a sucker for a love story), this was a strange read.
We never really know why or how the vortex is there. We never know why there’s a time limit. We do learn some other “Ghost facts according to Dragoni,” and a lot of other spiritual stuff is discussed in the book…but it’s too short and too obvious how the book will end, and that’s not what I was looking for. I wanted some cute ghost love story like my fantasy books (since I love them) to read and gush over. I only read paranormal bc it’s usually extremely similar to fantasy. It was a cute little story with some feels from Tamara, but we never really get attached to either of the men in her life, who fight over Tamara like a side of meat.
I didn’t dislike it, but I didn’t love it either. Once again it was a meh story with a nice fluffy theme and some sad stuff at the end. Which as you know is not normally my cup o tea. I probably would have ended it much differently, and maybe that’s why i wasn’t thrilled with it. Who knows?
So all in all, for being 140 pages, I give Ghost Touch ★★★☆☆. Meh.
2.0 out of 5 starsReally liked the concept but not the execution.
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017
The concept of this book sounds intriguing but the execution was poor. I have so many questions like: How is this story going to work out? Who will she choose? How? Why? etc. But hardly anything was answered.
Tamara lives alone. Her mother died from cancer about six months ago. Tamara works and chats with her co-worker, Dex. Lucy, is her close friend who she has known for 15 years. She attends a wedding with Lucy. This is about all I know about Tamara.
Tamara is woken up in the middle of the night to a commotion going on in her barn. "An unnatural blue-white light spilled outward, making her squint. Blinding bright in the center, it faded to murky shadows in the corners. Tamara's heart all but stopped when shapes developed within the bright center. A crowd of people surged forward, scattering in all directions across her yard."
Cal shows up through the bright light. Turns out that he is a ghost, trapped in a void and cannot pass on to heaven. Same goes for the rest of the lost souls in the void. Some of the ghosts we hear about more than others. Over a period of months, I think, Tamara struggles to understand the plight of the ghost, the void and the barn. She enlists help from her co-worker, Dex. Together they try to help the ghosts and in turn, get to know one another.
There is a love triangle.
The book is relatively short. I really didn't like that there was little to no character development for Tamara. How old is she? Why is she alone? So her mother died but there's no mention of other family members? She lives outside of town with a horse and a barn. Why? Where does the story take place? There are so many questions that were running through my mind as I read this book. So, some of these questions aren't essential but I really don't feel like I know Tamara. She's the main characters, I just feel like I should know the most about her and that wasn't the case in this book.
Cal, is the character that really shined through. His story comes out at the end of the book but I felt like I connected with him more so than Tamara, which just shouldn't be.
Dex is a nice guy. Again, not much to tell about him because nothing was offered. He is about the same age as Tamara, he works with her in the office, he believes in ghosts and that's about it.
There is hardly any explanation about why the ghosts are there. Cal offers up some information but it's not much.
Overall, I'm not aware that this is a novella but it should be considered one. It's short enough to be considered one and the lack of information would explain things. Although some things in the book are explained as the story unfolds, it's just not enough for my taste. I feel like the story could be so much more. The idea is a good one but I wanted more. Cal is probably the best character in the book. This book is short and sweet with little to no substance. I was surprised by the language. I could tell that the characters were sleeping together but there are no sex scenes. I would recommend this book with caution.
Content: mention of child abuse, minor language
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
5.0 out of 5 starsA great first book in what I hope will become a long lived series
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 18, 2016
Having read other paranormal fiction works I have found this is a genre that can be a real hit or miss and thankfully Ghost Touch manages to be a complete hit. It is well written, has a simple yet well thought out storyline to it and is a book I found myself getting through very quickly as I wanted to know how it would all end. Had it on my kindle waiting to be read for a long time and I can say without hesitation that when the next one comes out I won't be leaving it on there long before I am reading it.