Boo-Cause Readings Spooktacular:  Gaga For Ghosts

Posted October 12, 2020 by Sophia Rose in Recommendations / 26 Comments

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Continuing with Because Readings Boo-calious blog event, Spooktacular, today the theme is ‘ghosts’.

In truth, I haven’t read that many ghostly books or series.  It’s not that I don’t love the woo-woo and clank of chains, but I have a low tolerance for getting spooked out.  I can read ghost stories, but they can’t be the real hair-raising sort.  

Here’s one series that falls within my comfort zone:  The Ghost Seer Series by Robin D. Owens

I was frustrated and amused in turn with this unlikely heroine who inherited the family’s rare gypsy magic that allowed her to see and communicate with ghosts with the help of her spirit familiar and her detective boyfriend.

 

See the blurb:

There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…
 
When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermak 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.

Find the series:

Goodreads | Amazon

Further ghostly recommends:

  1. Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries by Angie Fox
  2. Beechwood Harbor Ghost Mysteries by Danielle Garrett
  3. Frostbite by Stacey Kennedy

Books/Series That have been recommended to me:

  1. Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper by JL Bryan
  2. Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher
  3. Downside Ghosts by Stacia Kane

 

Enjoy an easy peasy Halloween Craft courtesy of Happiness is Homemade blog:  

Supplies for Coffee Filter Ghost Lollipops:

How do you like your fictional ghosts?  Not at all?  Caspar sweet? Or poltergeist freaky?

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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sherry fundin
13 days ago

looks like some good books and i like my ghosts in all shapes, forms and personalities. 🙂
sherry @ <a href=”http://www.fundinmental.com/”> fundinmental</a>

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  sherry fundin

Sounds like you can take them all on, Sherry. 🙂 You might enjoy these ghostly mysteries. 🙂

Debbie Haupt
Debbie Haupt
13 days ago

Oh I’m with you on the creep factor for my tastes Sophia Rose. I love the Karen White Tradd Street series

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

Yeah, I can’t tolerate much scaring. 🙂 Cool, thanks for the rec, Debbie!

Lorna
Lorna
13 days ago

I love a good ghost story and depending on the time of day and if I’m alone, the scarier the better. Just not late at night and by myself. I even like the not so scary ones. The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James was super scary and also her The Broken Girls as well.

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  Lorna

Haha, yep, need all the lights on and people around for the really scary ones. The Sundown Motel has caught my eye before. I might have to give it a try.

Melliane
13 days ago

I remember trying book 1 but I wasn’t a fan so I never tried more

Sophia Rose
13 days ago
Reply to  Melliane

Yeah, Clair got me good and mad quite a few times in this series and I was never sure if I was going to keep reading or not. 🙂

Anne - Books of My Heart

I like the Robin Owens and Danielle Garrett ones. Downside Ghosts was recommended to me also but I haven’t managed to read it. I did SoS on Ghosts a couple years ago.

Sophia Rose
13 days ago

I’ve got most of the Downside Ghosts series on my shelf and just need to read it. 🙂

Angela @ Simply Angela

Those lollipops are adorable. I’m not one that gets overly spooked so I don’t usually mind ghosts in books but I do tend to favor the lighter ghost tales.

Thanks for the recommendations, I’m adding them to my list!

Sophia Rose
13 days ago

Those lollipops looked cute to me, too. Yay, glad I could recommend some for you.

Nadene
12 days ago

I love ghost stories. The scarier the better. Thanks for the recommendations I think I will add some of these to my reading list.

Sophia Rose
12 days ago
Reply to  Nadene

Aha, you like the really spooky ones. Glad to give you some ideas for fun ghostly stories, Nadene.

Rachel
12 days ago

I’m not a fan of ghost romances, because how can they really have a happy ending unless the living person dies, that is, which I guess isn’t really a happy ending now, right? Ghost stories as in spooky ones I like.

I do like the ghost aspect in the Mercy Thompson series. I did read the first book of the Robin D. Owens series but didn’t continue.

Sophia Rose
12 days ago
Reply to  Rachel

Yeah, ghost romances are a bit iffy from the start. I can’t say that I’ve read more than one and that had a twist that made it different. Love the way ghosts are used in the Mercy Thompson series. This one I spotlighted was a hit or miss for me all the way through, but I needed one I’d read. LOL

Carole Rae
11 days ago

I’m picky with my ghost stories.

Sophia Rose
11 days ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Yeah, I can’t read any and all of them either.

Jen
Jen
11 days ago

I’m the same with ghosts – I like fun ones, not scary ones. When I started reading your post, I could only recall one ghost-centric series I read, thinking no one would have heard of it, but you listed it! The Frostbite series by S. Kennedy. Overall I liked that one, but I had a huge issue with the big twist revealed in book 2 (I think). Anyhow. I also adore Danielle Garrette’s series. I’m sure I’ve read another book or two with ghosts (heck, even Dresden had a whole book with all the ghosts), but I can’t recall right… Read more »

Sophia Rose
11 days ago
Reply to  Jen

If it’s the twist I’m thinking of, it felt a bit like a copout to me, but I was vested by that point so finished the series. I’m pretty sure I’ve read some other books with ghosts in them that are part of other series, but I couldn’t think of them. One of these days I’ll start the Dresden Files.

Jen
Jen
10 days ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Yes. I did still enjoy the series and glad it all worked out. It was a fun one. But the twist should have come in the first book – how is it that she was with his friends and no one bothered to tell her the truth? Anyhow, it was a good series!

Sophia Rose
10 days ago
Reply to  Jen

Yeah, I was hazy on the details since it’s been years, but that was a big thing that others who knew him well didn’t say anything to her. 🙂

vvb
vvb
10 days ago

Cute lollipop ghosts 🙂 poltergeist freaky ones – in fiction only!

Sophia Rose
10 days ago
Reply to  vvb

I spotted those a few years back and thought they were adorable. 🙂

Haha, yeah no real life ghost stories for me, either.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

I loved book one, but not two. Maybe I should try again.

Sophia Rose
8 days ago

I had a love-hate with this series all the way through, but I couldn’t stop reading them. 🙂