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Haunted Stars, Book 1
Narrated by: Kamala Alcantara
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Nineteen-year-old Absidy Jones is a ghost magnet, a sensitive person spirits flock to when they can't cross over. After her brutal past escaping the hordes of ghosts vying for her attention, she spends her reclusive existence melting down iron into bite-sized pieces. Whether alloy or wrought, ancient paper clips or nails, consuming iron is the only thing that keeps the ghosts away.

But when Absidy's sister goes missing in deep space, a dangerous place brimming with rogue planets, ship-eating nebulas, and vicious aliens, Absidy vows to find her. She leaves her safe haven and boards the first ship she can that's on a direct route to deep space - a ship that turns out to be haunted.

To keep the malicious ghosts from killing her, the alluring bad boy pilot gifts her a small bundle of all the iron on the ship. But their growing relationship is tested with the crew's prying eyes and hidden secrets. While the ship sails into deep space, it's not just her sister's life that Absidy fears for. It's her own as well. Especially since her stash of iron has shrunk to zero.

©2016 Lindsey R Loucks (P)2018 Lindsey R Loucks

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a little vapid....

I have a love for haunted ship stories and that’s what made me pick up this book. The idea of being trapped on a ship, far from a safe harbor, and have to deal with vicious ghosts. I love watching the humans making alliances, breaking them, doing dumb things – all to survive long enough to get to the next harbor.

Absidy needs to go save her sister (Ellison) or at least find out what has happened to her. Her best friend Moon at college helps her come up with a plan to sneak on to a ship and head out into space to find her. The set up was a little silly, but once Absidy got on the ship Vicio and the ghosts started making pests of things, the story really picked up. I loved how the crew try to avoid the ghosts (tho not all are successful) and Absidy has a lot to do with how many survive the encounters.

At first, I liked how Absidy is masquerading as a 14 year old boy in order to avoid the authorities (who are looking for a long-haired, curvy 20 year old woman). Absidy and Moon plan well with a hair cut, clothes, and binding up her boobs. But later in the story, she accidentally leaves her girly panties in the shared bathroom. Ugh! You’re playing the part of a teen boy – why would you even pack girly underwear? Wear some teenboy boxers! C’mon Absidy, I want you to succeed! So, yeah, that was silly.

The romance was OK. It happened quickly. And did Mason ever explain why he was hiding in the dark just waiting to jump out and catch ‘James’ (Absidy’s teenboy name) at something? Turns out, James was showering and Mase got an eyeful of Absidy’s hidden attributes.

There weren’t enough ladies in this story. When there are more than 1 women in the same scene, they are talking fashion or boys…. sigh…. I want a bit more out of my scifi when it comes to the ladies. I often found their shared conversations vapid.

Absidy has a special affliction. She’s got a sensitivity to ghosts, which have treated her very roughly in the past (like broken bones and cuts deep enough to warrant blood transfusions). Her family finds a remedy of sorts which is staying in contact with iron all the time. Iron dissolves in her mouth, so she needs to constantly replenish her iron. This leads to all sorts of difficulties when iron becomes scarce. There was much I liked about this aspect of the story, though I had plenty of detail questions, like: why weren’t her parents ever accused of abuse when she was kid? Why not continue to wear iron in your hair or as jewelry or hidden in clothes? If her mouth dissolves iron, then does Mase really want her to engulf his masculinity?

The story surprised me by getting off the haunted ship and the story continued with daring motorcycle rides and a scary medical clinic. It was a fun tale with a few great scenes. 3.5/5 stars.

The Narration: Kamala Alcantara did well with the voices but had some technical issues with the recording. She had distinct voices for all the characters. Her voice for Absidy was spot on and her male character voices were masculine. I felt she was engaged with the story through out the entire book. However, the volume does go up and down. There are some mouth noises as well. 3.5/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lindsey R. Loucks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Sci fi good for YA and up

I am not an avid sci-fi reader but this book just sounded good to me. Lindsey R. Loucks does a great job with this book, and I really enjoyed it. Anyone who likes Sci-FI an acation books from YA all the way up would probably enjoy this book. It is all fantasy. From Iron eating Absidy to the space ships.



In the book Absidy is living the life of most college students until she finds out her sister is missing in Deep Space. Abisdy eats iron to keep the ghosts at bay. She hides herself as a boy on a ship as a cooks apprentice in order to search for her sister. Not knowing the ship was haunted. Once on the ship she meets the Bad Boy Pilot who helps her by giving her more iron to ingest so the Ghosts cannot get her. But time is running out and so is the iron. If she doesn't find her soon she and her sister would be lost.



I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lindsey R. Loucks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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This is one of the most Imaginative Sci-Fi Books!

This is the first book in one of the most imaginative series I’ve read for a while, featuring Absidy a twenty year old student waiting for her family to meet for christmas break. When she finds out that her older sister has gone missing she is determined to find even if she is in black space.
Dressed as a teenage boy called Lewis she ends up as a trainee chief on a small ship with a small crew. Nothing goes right as the ship is haunted and its Absidy sees ghosts. So the adventure starts and takes directions you in directions you can’t imagine. This is a step in the future that is haunting and frightening at times. When Absidy went on board she never imagined she would have deal with Monsters around every corner. The only good thing as far Absidy knows is that Mase knows her secret, and soon they start getting hot and heavy. I'm not giving anything else away, I don't want to spoil it for anyone.I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook, it kept glued to my headphones.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lindsey R. Loucks. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Incredible story with compelling characters and narration

The story is unlike any other paranormal romance. The narrators get into character! The protagonist is someone you’ll love and I couldn’t stop listening! Definitely a great Christmas present for teens and young adults! I could see this being a movie!

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An Imaginative start to A New Series!

This is the first book in one of the most imaginative series I’ve read for a while, featuring Absidy a twenty year old student waiting for her family to meet for christmas break. When she finds out that her older sister has gone missing she is determined to find even if she is in black space.
Dressed as a teenage boy called Lewis she ends up as a trainee chief on a small ship with a small crew. Nothing goes right as the ship is haunted and its Absidy sees ghosts. So the adventure starts and takes directions you in directions you can’t imagine. This is a step in the future that is haunting and frightening at times. When Absidy went on board she never imagined she would have deal with Monsters around every corner. The only good thing as far Absidy knows is that Mase knows her secret, and soon they start getting hot and heavy. I'm not giving anything else away, I don't want to spoil it for anyone.I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook, it kept glued to my headphones.