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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Ghost of a Chance by Minnette Meador

A Ghost of a Chance by Minnette Meador
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (130 pgs)
Other: M/F
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.


Christine Young said...

Just started reading Ghost of a Chance. Very fun.

Kristi Knight said...

Hi Minnette! I'm doing my best to follow your tour! I hope things are going for you.

Jean P said...

Congrats on the great review. Have just bought this one and look forward to starting it.

Kristi Knight said...

Hi it's Kristi again! I posted already but I'm not sure it took.

Toni said...

Nothing like a great looking book, storyline, characters with humor and a wonderful review. Kudos Minnette!!

Chelsea Rafferty said...

Ohh nice review... I hadn't read that she's "hiding" a secret before :o that should be an interesting playout ;)

Christiana said...

Love the deeper insight into these characters Minnette! Keep up the great work! Also I'm loving the blog tour!


Unknown said...

I loved a Gost of a Chance. Fast paced, funny, and intrigue! Great job Minnette.

Kym said...

I just love the name Keenan !

I cant wait to read 'A Ghost of a Chance'

the blog hop is alot of fun Minnette ! Hope your feeling better today :)


Tara W said...

Congrats on the great review-still following along on the tour!

Tara W
mizztuts AT bellsouth DOT net

Vanetta Q said...

Trying to keep up with your blog-hop! Love tonight's blog! :)

Thanks for the chance and hope to get your book soon! :)


Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, guys! What wonderful comments! I was so thrilled by the review I did the happy dance all day...

Unknown... Can you let me know your name so I can put you into my contest? Thanks! M:o)

Na said...

Sounds like a well-deserved review - 4 cherries? Delicious! How can Isabella possibly not fall for Keenan?? He's magnetic, look at him attracting ghosts, a succubus and much more. Poor man deserves some happiness. I can't wait to see how he will handle all this.

Kanya said...

That is a very nice review! Thanks!