*~The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot in the Grave by C.C. Hunter~4 Stars~*

I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and EverAfter Romance for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Publication Date: 10/31/2017(Today!)

Synopsis: Riley Smith is not your average 17 year old high school senior. She has what some may call a gift and others may call a curse. Riley sees dead people. Since Riley’s father is the town’s mortician the dead seem to follow him home to Riley, where Riley helps them with whatever they need to cross over. Dealing with a new town, new school, her dad’s alcoholism, missing her dead mom and two new troubled spirits that entered her life, Riley feels like she’s losing it.

The two new dead people in her life are different than the others that she has encountered. Hayden is a beautiful guy and is the same age as Riley. He also has abilities that other ghosts don’t have such as; Riley can kind of feel Hayden’s touch and he’s not listed in the obituaries. Abby is a very tormented soul. Some days Abby is dressed up nice because of Riley’s dad, others she looks beat up and suffering. Riley also has the ability to feel the spirit’s emotions and she realizes Abby’s death was more tragic than a mere accident!

Hayden vows to help Riley find out what happened to Abby. The only problem is the increasing feelings that bubble up between the two. Riley knows she shouldn’t fall in love with a ghost but Hayden’s soul is so beautiful and kind.

While facing all her obstacles, Riley meets strong willed classmate Kelsey. The two girls share grief and other issues and become instant best friends. The two girls battle high school drama, boys and hard emotions.

Will Riley be able to help Hayden and Abby cross over? Will Riley be able to discover what really happened to Abby? Will Riley be able to let Hayden go and set him free and vice versa? Will Kelsey and Riley be able to cope with life and deep rooted issues? Read this YA Paranormal book to find out!

Review: OMG! I loved this book! One Foot in the Grave made me smile, laugh, made the hairs on my neck stick up, and warmed my heart. I loved the characters in this book! Riley was a down to earth girl and knew she has flaws but loves others intensely. Riley is such a compassionate person. Kelsey was strong willed and loving. Hayden was another fantastic character and made me wish he was alive as well! He was so open minded, compassionate and just wanted the best for Riley even if that meant setting Riley free!💖 The reason I am not giving this book 5 stars is because the ending. The ending left me with a cliffhanger and I admit, I can be impatient! At times, the story felt like there was a tad too much going on but overall still was a smooth and well rounded story. This title was perfect for the holiday! I highly recommend this title and can’t wait until the next one is released!!!

*~A Fatal Collection(A Keepsake Cove Mystery) by: Mary Ellen Hughes~4.5 Stars~*

I want to thank NetGalley and Midnight Ink for providing me with an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity.

Publication: 11/8/17

Synopsis: Callie makes an overdue visit to see her aunt Mel at Keepsake Cove. Callie is considering breaking up with her toxic boyfriend Hank and needed to see her Aunt. When Callie arrives in Keepsake Cove, the two women reminisce and bond over all the good times. Aunt Mel shows Callie her Grandpa Reed’s music box that has been in the family for years. She tells Callie that she will inherit the music box if anything ever happens to her. After a goodnight of bonding and catching up the two ladies head to bed. When Callie wakes in the morning she realizes Aunt Mel is nowhere to be found. She knows it’s out of character for her to leave without notice. Callie checks The House of Melody which is her Aunt Mel’s business that is right next to her cottage.

Callie is stunned and heartbroken by what she finds, Aunt Mel laying dead on the store’s floor! The police rule the death as an accident but it doesn’t sit well with Callie. Callie busies herself and goes to Aunt Mel’s funeral and meets with the lawyer afterwards thinking she will be getting the music box. Callie is shocked to learn she inherrited Aunt Mel’s business, cottage and even her cat Jagger.

Callie decides to start over and keep the business and end her long-term toxic relationship. She still feels something is not right with her healthy Aunt Mel’s sudden death and strange things are happening in Keepsake Cove. Will she be able to start a new life? Will Callie be able to discover what really happened to her Aunt Mel? I suggest read A Fatal Collection to find out!

Review: This cozy mystery recieves 4.5 out of 5 cozy stars! I feel this book was a great way to unwind and was nice and cozy! Fatal Collection had likeable characters and was full of small town joy. I really enjoyed how the different stores had names related to their collectible products. The only reason I’m not giving this mystery 5 stars is that I figured out the mystery pretty much right away but it didn’t change how enjoyable this book was. There was even a touch of paranormal activity in this cozy. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend!

*Review: Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox~5 Stars*

I want to give a huge thank you to NetGalley and Season Publishing for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis: Verity is a good ole’ southern girl that just happens to be a ghost hunter. Verity has had a very difficult year and hard time trying to make ends meet. She goes on adventures with her sidekick Frankie, the ghost and has a pet skunk named Lucy. Verity recieves an anonymous phone call telling her that there has been a murder at Sugarland Heritage Society. Verity’s main squeeze, Officer Ellis Wydell, gets a report of there being a disturbance at the exact same location. Surprinsingly, when Officer Wydell arrives at the scene he finds no dead body or break in has occured, yet… Verity has to deal with the uppidity “it” girls of town and later happens to find the real dead body. Will Verity make ends meet? Will Verity survive her romance, even though Ellis is brothers with her ex? Will Verity and wild ghost Frankie solve this case? Read Sweet Tea and Spirits by Angie Fox to find out!

Review: I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I loved how it was a light paranormal with sweet southern charm. As being a South Carolinian I love some southern charm.😁 I absolutely loved this book. This book was hilarious, sweet and mysterious. I was turning pages late through the night and wanting more. I read this book as a standalone but I will definitely be going back to read the previous books. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a hilarious cozy mystery! Hope everyone has a fantastic day y’all!

Review: First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones

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Charlotte Davidson works with the police force and is a private investigator but her most interesting job is that she is The Grim Reaper. So you’re thinking Grim Reaper that’s a pretty scary title must be some crazy lady who is dark and mysterious. Well my lovelies, you would be wrong. Charley Davidson is sarcastically hilarious, kind hearted, a fast healing, puts her foot in her mouth, names her breast and a hot mess of a woman. In First Grave on the Right she is introduced and wakes up from an erotic dream that feels oh so real and oh so yummy but the dream is interrupted by her Uncle Bob calling because of a double homicide. But of course there’s a dead guy in her room, just another day in the life of Charley Davidson. She is brought on the case with the local police department as a “consultant” to investigate 3 lawyers that were executed. Along with her different cases Charley is reunited with a creature that is so beautiful yet so dark and she is lost on what kind of being he is. At least she has help with the conquest with a dead 13 year old gang banger, her best friend and receptionist Cookie, a sexy skip tracer and good old Uncle Bob. Will Charley Davidson crack open this investigation and be able to find out what creature has been following her? Will she fall through her adventures flat on her face and escape death? Will she fall in love with something that she can’t quite explain. Read The First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones to find out and have the ride of your life.

I give this book 5 out of 5 laughing my big behind off stars! Charley has to be one of the best characters I have come in contact with! Charley and I share some qualities; we both live for sarcasm, love others to a fault and name our lady parts! On my chest I introduce you to Wilma and Betty and for my ovaries we have Scrambled and Toast. Now with introductions out of the way this has to be one of my favorite books thus far I would recommend to anyone especially if you like paranormal romance/humor!

Notable Quotes:

“I went down like a drunken cowgirl trying to line dance to Metallica.”

“Just because I see dead people doesn’t mean I want to be dead people.”

“Oh she liked me, every inch”