Review: Twenties Girl


Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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When Lara Lington’s great-aunt Sadie passes away at the ripe old age of 105, her family puts in an obligatory appearance at her funeral. No family member has visited the old lady in decades and Lara, suffering from a break-up with her boyfriend, isn’t really sure why she’s there at all. It’s a good thing she was though, because Sadie appears to Lara in her full-on Roaring Twenties ghostly garb and demands that Lara find her necklace. Continue reading Review: Twenties Girl

Review: Undead And Unwed


Undead And Unwed
by Mary Janice Davidson
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Told in first-person narrative in a chick lit tone, Undead and Unwed is a story about Elizabeth (Betsy) Taylor. Betsy is a loud, smart-mouth woman with a penchant for fine shoes. After a week from hell, she gets hit by a car and dies. However, she wakes up “undead” – in a coffin. After a few startling discoveries, she realizes that she is not only a vampire, but an extraordinary one. For instance, garlic and crosses don’t bother her in the least, and she has superhuman powers – she can scale a building, and fight off other vampires with a flick of her wrist. And more. Continue reading Review: Undead And Unwed

Review: Dating Can Be Deadly


Dating Can Be Deadly
by Wendy Roberts
reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Meet Tabitha. After having her purse snatched while waiting for the bus with her friend Jenny one evening, she comes across something very disturbing in a graveyard. Blessed (or is it cursed?) with the gift of clairvoyance, it’s not the first time Tabitha has been able to see visions of horrible things to come. Sure enough, she is soon thrown headlong into a mystery involving a woman’s death, two handsome men, an old abandoned building, disgusting beetle bugs, and frightening nightmares and visions. Somehow she must get to the bottom of the mystery because it seems whoever is responsible has chosen her for his next victim…

With a plethora of intriguing details about witchcraft and clairvoyance mixed in with drinks with the girls, dates with handsome unobtainable men, Continue reading Review: Dating Can Be Deadly

Review: Sex and the Single Ghost


Being an avid fan of Fantasy/Paranormal chick lit, I was eager to read this book. It’s a story about a girl named Claire who died nine years ago. For the past near decade she has sat in “Purgatory”, which is sort of like a version of the Afterlife, or Heaven.

Every nine years, souls in the Afterlife get to go back down to earth in their original physical body for one night – on Halloween. If in that time the person manages to touch a human’s soul, they are allowed to stay on earth for nine days and nights.

Claire is desperate to get down to earth because she is dying to have sex. Yes, that’s right – apparently in the Afterlife, there is no sex, no eating chocolate, no fun. (Who knew the Afterlife would be full of horny ghosts??) So upon her trip back to earth, she tries to track down the one man that she has desperately wanted to sleep with for years.

Little does she know that he is also “dead”, too.. and returning to Earth as a ghost.

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