Sunday, March 16, 2014

Book Review : Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer, #1) by Robin D. Owens

Ghost Seer
Ghost Seer, #1
by Robin D. Owens

Release Date:
April 1st, 2014




When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.
A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.

Ghost Seer Series

Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer, #1)

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Ghost Layer (Ghost Seer, #2)

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My Review:

The first installment in Robin D. Owens new paranormal series, Ghost Seer,  was a breath of fresh air! I don't read much paranormal books anymore, but when I do I usually turn to a book with vampires, shapeshifters or angels. When the chance came to review this book I was uncertain. My mission this year as a reader/blogger is to discover new genres and authors. This was my first time reading a book from Robin D. Owens and I'm really happy that I got the chance to discover this new series. 

When Clare's aunt passes away she not only inherits money, but the ability to communicate with the dead. Clare has a difficult time accepting what is happening to her. She thinks that she is going insane when a ''ghost'' dog by the name of Enzo starts talking to her. It only takes a few days for her to realize that this is her life now and she has to help the ghosts that come to her. What she never expected was to share her secret with an ex-cop/private investigator. Zach Slade's career has taken a turn for the worst. When he moves to Denver to start a new life and a new career as a private investigator, he meets Clare Cermac. Mysterious, captivating and unforgettable are a few words that come to mind when he thinks about her. When he starts spending more time with her he gets involved in her world. When a ghost by the name of Jack Slade enlists Clare's help to redress a dark deed that he did, Zach is determined to stand by her side on her journey to unlock the mystery that hides behind these apparitions. 

This was such a great book! When I read the synopsis, I was very anxious to see if this kind of paranormal story would be one I would enjoy. Like I mentioned before, I read paranormal books in the past, but nothing that included ghosts in it. I'm a bit of a scaredy-cat so when I hear about anything that can be found in a horror movie, I usually either leave the room where the movie/conversation is taking place or I put my earplugs on and blast the music on my ipod ... Yup! That's me! I have to admit that it was curiousity that lead me to read this book in the first place. It's not scary at all ... Phew for me! I'm not sure how I would react if something like that happened to me ... Eeeeep!!! I'm really happy that I got the chance to read Ghost Seer. It was very well written and I could feel all the emotions that Clare was feeling. She really had a hard time adapting to her ''gift'' Can you blame the girl?!?!?!?! It's not every day that you talk to ghosts, eh?! I really loved Enzo, the ''ghost'' dog. He was always by Clare's side and he helped her accept her ''gift''. I liked how the author intertwined romance in the story. Clare's relationship with Zach was slow-building, but at the same time intense. He accepted her ''gift'' and helped her out when she most needed somebody to be by her side. Clare did exactly the same thing for him. He really has a hard time dealing with his injury, but Clare accepts him just the way he is and that's really important to him. Together they open up about their past and they confide in each other. They have great chemistry and I can't wait to see what's next for them. I'm also very curious to read about Zach's powers. In Ghost Seer, we get a little glimpse of what he's able to see or feel. These two are a quite the duo!

My Rating:

I give, Ghost Seer, by Robin D. Owens 4 engaging, well written, fantastic stars! If you are not familiar with the paranormal genre, this is a great book to add to your TBR list :)

About the Author:

RITA® Award Winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published in December 2001. Since then she has written thirteen books in the series, Heart Fortune the latest in August, 2011.
Her five book Luna series included average American women Summoned into another dimension to save a world. Her Mystic Circle series is a mixture of contemporary urban and romantic fantasy set in Denver.
And her newest stories, about an uptight accountant who sees Old West ghosts and helps them move on, will start with Ghost Seer in April of 2014. She is profoundly thankful to be recipient of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year award as well as the 2011 Writer of the Year Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Best Paranormal and Best of the Best Daphne Du Maurier Award…actually, after winning an award she tends to dance around bored cats.

1 comment:

  1. I've gotten out of the paranormal habit too and I really need/want to get back to it. I've not read a lot of ghost ones. This one looks interesting. Thanks for the review.


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