Friday, February 8, 2013

Ghost Hunter Mystery Series Read-A-Long: What's a Ghoul to Do? by Victoria Laurie {Review & Discussion}



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Welcome to the first Ghost Hunter Mystery Read-A-Long discussion where we'll be talking about the first book in the series, What's a Ghoul to Do? Today I'll be sharing my review and my co-host Jennifer The Book Nympho will be hosting the discussion.

If you've read the book or plan to in the future, head on over to join the discussion hosted by The Book Nympho this month HERE. Feel free to leave your comments as well, we'd love to hear from you. Audiobook listeners are welcome too!

You can find the read-along-schedule at the end of this post...we hope you'll join us for the fun each month!


Title: What's a Ghoul to do?
Author: Victoria Laurie
Series: Ghost Hunter Mystery #1
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher: Signet Book
Format: ebook, 304 pages
Source: My Copy
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N
M.J., her partner Gilley, and their client, the wealthy, de-lish Dr. Steven Sable, are at his family's lodge, where his grandfather allegedly jumped to his death from the roof-although Sable says it was foul play. But the patriarch's isn't the only ghost around.

The place is lousy with souls, all with something to get off their ghoulish chests. Now M.J. will have to to quell the clamor-and listen for a voice with the answers...



A fun paranormal mystery with plenty of laughs and larger than life characters!

M.J. Holliday is a medium who can communicate with the dead. Smart and savvy, M.J. creates a ghost-busting business with her partner and childhood friend Gilley Gillespie, where she can use her talents while earning a living. Helping spirits cross over is far from glamorous and often dangerous, but that's never stopped M.J. from getting the job done. When the handsome doctor Steven Sable hires her and Gilley to investigate his family home and find the true cause of his grandfather's untimely death. It's not long before M.J. breaks her rules of working alone and mixing business with pleasure...getting more than she bargained for when she encounters Steven's grandfather is not the only spirit roaming the lodge with unfinished business in need of her help.

M.J. is smart, snarky, independent and easy to connect with. I love her sidekick African Grey parrot Doc and finding out he's named after the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday, who M.J. is happens to be related to...it was a cute little tidbit that adds to Doc's charm and his inappropriate comments. Gilley is a great supporting character who has some of the book's best one-liners as M.J.'s gay BFF. The romantic interest, Steven, starts off as charming and sexy but his constant use of "How do you say?" and many other English faux pas made me lose interest right away...someone get Dr. Delicious a tutor STAT! That being said, I did enjoyed the flirty banter between Steven and M.J. and think these two might have a chance once he acclimates.

This is the perfect weekend read. What's a Ghoul to Do? is an entertaining and easy read with a sprinkle of the paranormal. The story is easy to follow and keeps you turning the pages with Ms. Laurie's laid-back writing style. There's an element of mystery, a little ghost-busting and a bit of creepiness to the story, but the characters are the book's real showcase. If you're in need of a light and fluffy distraction from your usual reading, look no further.

My Rating




Read-a-Long Schedule:
 2/8/2013: What's a Ghoul to Do? 
review/discussion @ The Book Nympho
 3/8/2013: Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend
review/discussion @ Romancing the Darkside
 4/12/2013: Ghouls Just Haunt to Have a Good Time
review/discussion @ The Book Nympho 
 5/10/2013: Ghouls Gone Wild 
review/discussion @ Romancing the Darkside 
 6/14/2013: Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls
review/discussion @ The Book Nympho 
 7/12/2013: Ghoul Interrupted
review/discussion @ Romancing the Darkside
 8/9/2013: What a Ghoul Wants
review/discussion @ The Book Nympho 


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2 comments:

  1. Great review. I couldn't have said it better.

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  2. I enjoyed this review too. I agree with everything, just not sure how I feel about the bird.

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