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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Not Your Typical Ghost Story - After Death

After finishing Jacqueline E. Smith's last story, Between Worlds, I was intrigued to see what lay in the third installment.  So after ending the second book, thirty seconds later, I picked up the ebook, After Death.

Not that I didn't already have the print version (signed by the author!), but the convenience outweighed my ability to safely carry the print book.  For the last six weekends or so, I had been at the Texas Renaissance Festival near Houston, Texas, selling books of my own.

It was finished in about a week, slowed only by my inability to stop for more than five minutes at a time.  This was very annoying as I kept wondering what was going to happen next.

Despite the delay, I finished it on the 24th of November.  Here's my review:

This is not your typical ghost story.  The adventure never stops.
Given tickets to a circus, Michael is completely unaware of why.  Encouraged by his girlfriend, Kate, they are accompanied by their television star friend.  In an effort to cheer Luke up, the three journey to what they think will be a nice vacation.  They could never be more wrong.
The story rolls smoothly.  The changes in action add well to the plot.  You can feel the emotion as family members are united and friendships become more solid.  We also see Michael, Luke, and Kate all grow as they define their place in the world.
But of course, there are always hiccups.  For those, you’ll have to read the story to find out.
I did and loved it!
So at last, I come to the end and look forward to the next book in the series.  Take the time if you haven't and read Cemetery Tours.  You will be in for a grand adventure!


Check out the book at Goodreads too!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Between Worlds Continues to Intrigue

Between Worlds

Book Review

In the grand traditional that started in Cemetery Tours, Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith continues not only the plot twists but also the intrigue.  We follow Michael, Kate, and Luke along with Luke’s team into the realm of a planned investigation.  It is an investigation that cannot take place unless Michael agrees.

Curious?  So was I, especially after his last brush with death.

The story weaves in the individual elements bringing them deeper and closer to the truth until at last the pieces start to fall into place.  When you least expect it to happen, the story takes another turn, and Michael is faced with a dreadful choice.

I liked how Michael stayed true to his character.  Still reluctant to deal with the spirits and even more hesitant to step into the limelight, he struggles with himself about how much to reveal to anyone in an effort to protect them, all the while knowing the danger is far worse than anyone may suspect.

Kate, enthralled by the glitz and glamour of participating in Luke’s television show, never realizes how dangerous it can really be until—

You’ll just have to read the story, won’t you?

You can find Between Worlds here.

So long for now!
James William Peercy