A Frost of Cares | A Ghost Story

Sometimes all you want is a good ghost story, and A Frost of Cares is that. I’ve read about 70%, and I really like where Amy Rae Durreson is going.  A little while ago I read Spindrift * and I enjoyed it plenty, but this is better.

Usually, a story is told as if the MCs are unaware of there being a reader. Here you are addressed at times, and Luke (the narrator) talks to his husband through the text. I haven’t really made up my mind about what I think about it, if you’re a romantic you’ll probably think it’s a nice touch.

Luke is a military historian, which normally would have scared me off—I usually stay away from military dudes, I’m married to one that’s enough—but here it’s perfect. Just thinking about empty halls in old military buildings has me trembling.

In RL I’m a teacher and staying late at work always scare the crap out of me. Mind you, schools can be scary too. There is something about the dark study halls, the automatic light coming on as I walk by, my steps echoing in the empty corridors that send shivers down my spine. You never think of it during the days when there are students everywhere but once the dark creeps in and the rooms turn quiet *shudder*.

Anyway, A Frost of Cares is definitely the best purchase I’ve made this week, and if you like ghosts you should check it out!

books2read.com/AFrost *


Military historian Luke Alcott leaps at the chance to live in the seventeenth-century country mansion of Eelmoor Hall, home of the Royal Military School of Medicine, after being offered a job cataloging the school’s archives. Luke believes he chose the perfect place to start a new life and put his broken past behind him. But soon after settling into the old house, he hears strange noises—like footsteps—and he begins to suffer from terrible nightmares.

The only person Luke can turn to for help is the taciturn caretaker, Jay, a veteran of the Afghanistan war who carries an old battle wound. Together they try to understand Eelmoor Hall’s history and decipher what could be causing the haunting. As the weather grows colder and snow dusts the countryside, a child goes missing. Luke needs to deal with his own demons and learn to trust in love again if he hopes to face down the angry spirit and find the missing girl.


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Friday Reads | Oleander House

Friday again! But it isn’t a normal Friday, I know that it is to most of you out there, but here in Sweden, it’s a holiday. It’s Midsummer Eve which means you’ll eat pickled herring, strawberries, have a nubbe (shot of vodka) or five, and then everyone will be dancing around a maypole. It’s just the way it is.

Now to the reading! I’ve just started Oleander House (Bay City Paranormal Investigations #1) by Ally Blue. Ally Blue is one of those authors who doesn’t always work for me, and I’m afraid Oleander House has failed to hook me. I’m only three chapters in though so maybe it’ll change.

There is a warning of intense violence and there has already been some hinting at gruesome deaths happening in the house so I’m hoping some evil demon will reach out through the screen and grab hold of me as I go on reading. From what I can see on Goodreads there are 4,900 ratings on this series and most of those readers have enjoyed it, so I’ll keep at it for a bit longer.

books2read.com/Oleander *


When Sam Raintree goes to work for Bay City Paranormal Investigations, he expects his quiet life to change–he doesn’t expect to put his life and sanity on the line, or to fall for a man he can never have.

Book One in the Bay City Paranormal Investigation series.

Sam Raintree has never been normal. All his life, he’s experienced things he can’t explain. Things that have colored his view of the world and of himself. So taking a job as a paranormal investigator seems like a perfect fit. His new co-workers, he figures, don’t have to know he’s gay.

When Sam arrives at Oleander House, the site of his first assignment with Bay City Paranormal Investigations, nothing is what he expected. The repetitive yet exciting work, the unusual and violent history of the house, the intensely erotic and terrifying dreams which plague his sleep. But the most unexpected thing is Dr. Bo Broussard, the group’s leader.

From the moment they meet, Sam is strongly attracted to his intelligent, alluring boss. It doesn’t take Sam long to figure out that although Bo has led a heterosexual life, he is very much in the closet, and wants Sam as badly as Sam wants him.

As the investigation of Oleander House progresses and paranormal events in the house escalate, Sam and Bo circle warily around their mutual attraction, until a single night of bloodshed and revelation changes their lives forever.

Warning: this title contains explicit male/male sex, intense violence, and graphic language.


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Friday Reads | GhosTV

Friday again? I’ve been crazy writing so I haven’t really been paying attention to what day it’s been but now it’s Friday it seems. Amy Spector, Dante the hot librarian, and I are buddy reading Jordan Castillo Price’s PsyCop series. I was a little late to the party but I started GhostTV (PsyCop #6) yesterday and it’s so hard to let go of Vic and Jacob long enough to get anything else done.

If you haven’t read this series I really, really recommend it. There is no one quite like Vic, or Jacob…or Crash for that matter, and then there are all these ghosts and bad guys and panic attacks, not to mention the bite marks.

Don’t miss out!

books2read.com/ghosttv *


For the past dozen years, Victor Bayne has solved numerous murders by interrogating witnesses only he can see—dead witnesses. But when his best friend Lisa goes missing from the sunny California campus of PsyTrain, the last thing he wants to find there is her spirit.

Disappearing without a trace in a school full of psychics? That’s some trick. But somehow both Lisa and her roommate have vanished into thin air. A group of fanatics called Five Faith has been sniffing around, and Lisa’s email is compromised.

Time is running out, and with no ghosts to cross-examine, Vic can’t afford to turn down any offers of help. An old enemy can provide an innovative way to track Vic’s missing friend, and he enters into an uneasy alliance—even though its ultimate cost will ensnare him in a debt he may never manage to settle.


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