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Publisher's Summary

There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out. By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife. Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living who drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She's smitten from the start, but she's not the only one - the boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day.

©2014 Rose Pressey (P)2014 Rose Pressey

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Missed a beat

Fun little story. All the elements were there, but they didn't quite gel. Maybe the writing will improve for the latter books.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Just....lacking

It was a struggle to finish. The story seemed promising, but it never actually went amywhere.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Jan
  • United States
  • 06-26-17

Fun

psychics, ghosts, witches, paranormal, romance, no-gratuitous-erotica

Nice light paranormal romance with no erotica. Many humorous situations, but the pace of the book was rather slow to my perspective.
Whispersync bargain with Elizabeth Klett doing a fine job as narrator.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Worse book I have ever picked up!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

This book was so irritating with all the self doubt verbiage from the main character of the book. Would never recommend this book,

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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High Hopes Dashed

Would you ever listen to anything by Rose Pressey again?

I am sorry to say, no. Sorry because I wanted to like this, but the writing was very weak, the main character was dull, the paranormal elements were naive, simplistic and contradictory.

Would you be willing to try another one of Elizabeth Klett’s performances?

I have no issues with the narrator, only with the repetitively written book she read.

What character would you cut from Me and My Ghoulfriends?

The only character I would KEEP from this book is the main character's best friend! She's interesting, has spunk, and calls a spade a spade.

Any additional comments?

One star to rate this book as "okay". This is a ghost paranormal, which comes off as a bit naive and unintelligent in comparison to other ghost and paranormal stories of today. The main character, Larue Donovan, is a ghost hunter and is written as contradictingly clueless -- she believes in ghosts because she sees, hears, talks to and interacts with them, but cannot seem to believe in witches or witchcraft. Furthermore, why write a ghost story with clueless ghosts who are awkwardly ignorant of their ghostly abilities and how they could possibly use their ghostly advantages to help Larue, the non-ghost they all care for?!!?

Larue is attracted to a newcomer to town and the two go on two or three dates, but there is a lack of chemistry for the reader to believe in the truth of their mutual attraction. Honestly, I enjoyed the main character's best friend and found her more interesting and believable than Larue and the new guy in town.

There are a few awkwardly phrased and incorrectly written sentences (i.e. one does not "sat" their purse down; one "sets" their purse down) giving the impression this is a debut effort, but it is not. There are many, many authors publishing many, many books in every genre every year. If an author cannot correct English grammar and correct mistaken or often misused words, then they push readers like me away.

I received this book free of charge as a Kindle Daily Deal. I purchased the whisper sync audio version at a reduced price and this weakly written book is enough for me to turn my preciously too-few hours of reading time away from any other books by this author.

If you are reading this review and are interested in chick-lit paranormal with a touch of romance, I wouldn't recommend this series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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I really enjoy Roses books.

Her books are very fun to listen to and they are narrated very well by Elizabeth Kent.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • seelk
  • Ontario, Canada
  • 02-14-15

Sweet story

A sweet story about Laroue, a young woman with an unusual gift, she sees dead people and helps them cross over. Humour, mystery, some suspense and sleuthing mixed with some light romance makes this an enjoyable story. Listening to it narrated by Elisabeth Klett made it even more so. Perfect voice for this. Loved Ms. Klett's versatile voice, expressive and right pitch for each character. Loved the dynamics between Laroue and Mindy, the wild, and somewhat reckless best friend. And the ghosts that surround her are an interesting mix. The ending is hinting at more books to come, I will be checking them out.

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Interesting read

This was a very interesting read. I would also like to say it highlights my point about finding the right narrator for the audiobook. This book has some dialogue that can seem juvenile if not presented properly. The narration was performed in a mature manner and helped elevate the book. I read another series with similar dialogue but with a very youthful narrator, that was unsuccessful all around. This is why it is crucial to have the right combination of story and read for the audio. It really can make it or break it.

I generally enjoyed the concept, I am usually a sucker for the ghost themes. This one has some fun turns, President Lincoln is a real hoot! I was also intrigued by the other spirits she encounters. I wish more of the book were about the ghost hunting and helping, less about the moping around because of a guy.

Larue is a great character, most of the time. She does see a bit immature at times. I love her banter with her BFF Mindy, although they are a little slow on the uptake. I would have loved to see more hi-jinks from them. Mostly it was a case of tell about events after rather than showing them while they are happening.

The whole book is from Larue's POV, which limits things a bit. I under stand why we can not get some of the other characters, I just wish there were more narrative insights.

This is a pretty light romance, and bedroom free, totally clean. I expect there will be more romance in the next book, this one was mostly angst.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Elizabeth Klett, who does a fantastic job. She has a great tone that transcends the youthful dialogue. Had she not kept the maturity in her read, this could have been a very different review. Her pace is terrific, just swift enough to keep the story moving when it lagged. Her voices were great, she didn't try to butch it up for the men but she did give them a masculine touch. I will definitely be looking for more of her reads!

Overall, this was a good read and entertaining. The beginning is engaging, the middle lags, and then the end kind of leave you hanging. Not a huge cliff hanger, but definitely not resolved.

Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

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After you read the summary you can skip the book

Has Me and My Ghoulfriends turned you off from other books in this genre?

I don't know why this book was in this genre in the first place. Seemed too immature to be anything other than an teen book.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

This book made me sad for women, if anything depicted in this book is remotely similar to how women think and behave. The plot was so thin i could barely stand it. I was pissed with myself for even being curious enough to buy it.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Different and Entertaining!

Would you listen to Me and My Ghoulfriends again? Why?

This book has a fun twist to a "who done it" story about murder during a time when vampires, witches and other ghouls are part of regular society which gives it a great new twist. I really enjoyed this one.

What about Elizabeth Klett’s performance did you like?

Elizabeth Klett does an outstanding job with the narration. She brings each character to life by distinguish each one with it's own style and voice. Very easy to follow.

Any additional comments?

This is a fun and easy read.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful