Mishel is looking for adventure when he tags along with his uncle to Ireland but he finds is a paranormal mystery, darkness and an interesting twist.
This is the fourth book in a series and I didn’t realize that when I picked it up. Once I checked it out closely and learned that it was, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But I am surprised. This story of paranormal drew me in almost from the start. I was eager to delve into the mystery woven by Mishel’s uncle Arnie concerning Cairnnon Castle in Ireland and the demon he meets during his paranormal hunter early days. I liked Mishel’s closeness with his uncle and his eagerness to find out more about Cairnnon Castle and why it has not only his parents captivated and in a way repulsed. When the two men arrive in Ireland so Arnie and commemorate the twenty-fifty anniversary of the collapse of Cairnnon Castle they find the castle is being rebuilt. Arnie thinks it has to be the work of evil. They can’t get in to snoop around so Mishel applies to work on the construction. He’s more than attracted to the guy who hires him. Joel, is an interesting character but we don’t learn anything about him which I would have loved to have done. All we know there is a supernatural vibe about him. There are some hot scenes in this short story, but it’s the paranormal angle of a possessed castle that I found the most interesting. The gave clues enough of a demon lurking around and created sufficient doubt about whether the workers are human.
I’d recommend this story to anyone who loves paranormal ghost hunter, paranormal, or fantasy stories with heat. The story should be read with the others, but I had no trouble diving into this one without having read either of the first three stories.
Nick is on the run, thinking a new start in Scotland, in the home he’s inherited from his Uncle Ian will help. There he meets John, who isn’t scared and doesn't ridicule Nick for seeing ghosts. John is gay, but living on a small island, of course everyone knows everything, so there’s no hiding a relationship building with Nick.
Although there are ghosts to deal with and relatives, long lost and otherwise, I love how these stories dealt with the relationship between John and Nick. I love the characters and relatives, ghosts and the other isle inhabitants thrown in to round out the stories.
Laying A Ghost
This story starts out very slowly, but builds from there. It seems to mostly deal with the building up of the relationship between John and Nick. It gives you some background about Nick. What has happened in his life, and how he came to deciding to live on the island. John has lived all his life on the island. He’s never said out loud that he’s gay. He’s not sure the people he’s known all his life will accept him. John is conflicted, knowing he’s lied to people all his life and to himself for never having had the courage to come out. But he doesn’t want to make Nick lie or hide either. But the matter is taken out of his hands. This story lays a great foundation for the rest of the books to come. For me, it has more of a HFN than HEA.
Giving Up the Ghost
I'm not sure where this story is going, since it opens with the guys in the States. You already know that Nick doesn’t know who his father is. And that his mom didn’t want him to ever settle down or stay in one place. But Nick did settle down, in his Uncle’s house in Scotland. He did fall in love with John. In this tale, it’s the father he’s never dealt with before, who shakes up his life and John’s life as well. The start of this second story is, wow, I can’t say a whole lot more, spoilers. But the ghosts get more physical, there is more suspense and intrigue in this story. There are reporters and gold diggers and surprises from Nick’s father as well. I think this might have been my favorite of the three books, but it’s close with number three.
Waking The Dead
This story is ten years down the road from book two. Josh is a big part of this story. He’s visiting Nick in Traighshee for a couple of weeks before heading off to college. Peace and quiet, right? Wrong, there are ghosts and possessed people and all manner of the mayhem. Then there are the interactions between all three of the main characters in this story. I'm not real sure I like how John treated Josh, but I kind of understood him being the odd man out in regards to the ability to see ghosts. But it still has the beautiful relationship between Nick and John. I thought this is a wrap up to the series, and well enough done to be okay ending here. But I see that a fourth book is coming out. And I’m happy about that, I still have a few questions that need answering. And a few plot point that need wrapping up to my mind.
This. Was. Hysterical! I seriously laughed out loud so many times. I’m not big on kids in books but this author made it a fantastic treat to have four year told Timmy outwitting his gay uncle Jason. They’re pushed together for four weeks while his mom and Jason’s sister is on vacation. Jason’s brother is Timmy’s father but mysteriously disappeared three years ago. As Sam and Jason get to know each other and take on the energetic Timmy, a few strange incidents lead them to believe there’s a real ghost in the basement.
From the old dog, to the smart Timmy and the sexy uncles, this story is a huge hit! The mystery is rather obvious about half way through but I still really enjoyed the characters figured it out. This author is brilliant. My reason: I don’t like kids in romance books. I don’t like ghost stories. And yet, I loved this book. That should tell you something. Go out and buy this book!!