A Ghost of a Chance by Minnette Meador
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (130 pgs)
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Cholla
Keenan Swanson is your typical, everyday graphic designer. Well, except for the hundreds of pesky, prank-loving poltergeists that make his life interesting (in a Chinese curse sort of way). He finds his situation precarious yet manageable—until witty, smoking-hot coworker Isabella enters the scene, and Keenan decides he wants her all for himself. With a horny succubus who has other ideas, a burly city cop determined to lock Keenan away, and an evil entity who’s hell-bent on using Keenan’s seed to create a living demon, the reluctant psychic realizes he just might not come out of this alive—or with his heart intact.
Bizarre and incomprehensible is just a way of life for Keenan Swanson. Having been able to see ghosts since his early teens, his life would be much too quiet without their constant chatter and annoyance to help pass the time. When his beautiful and seemingly unattainable co-worker suddenly begins returning his attentions, however, Keenan begins to believe that two is a more happy number. But will the ghosts go quietly? Or is there something more lurking in the darkness that even Keenan is aware of?
Keenan Swanson appears to be your average guy in every way until you get to know him just a little bit better. Despite the havoc the ghosts play both in his professional and private life, Keenan always finds a way to work with them. He feels like they’re a permanent fixture and has done all he can to make a place for them in his daily existence. He’s an extremely lovable character in that he takes everything, no matter how odd or unsettling. I love this sort of a quality in a man – it gives you hope that nothing, no matter what the odds or situation, will be too much for him to handle or to deal with.
Isabella, on the other hand, is chaos on a stick. Steaming hot and not afraid to take what she wants, she’s set her sights on Keenan, knowing he’s not strong enough to resist. But then, why would he want to? She’s beautiful, she’s smart, and she’s entertaining. She’s also harboring a deep secret which will change both of their lives forever.
A Ghost of a Chance is an exciting, whirlwind adventure that will keep you guessing until the very end. The author has a knack for weaving subtle hints into the story that don’t reveal themselves until much later on. She’s also a whiz at twisting the storyline just enough to constantly keep you off balance and guessing, never quite sure if you know the secret or not.
One of the best ghost stories I’ve read in a very long time, A Ghost of a Chance is a mixture of comedy, romance, and suspense that will leave you wanting for more.