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Monday, October 29, 2012

Halloween Blogfest: Genevieve Jack


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Genevieve will be awarding the winner's choice of a Kindle touch, Nook Simple Touch, or a $100 Apple gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner above to see the other stops on the tour and comment for more chances to win.

Left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend, Grateful Knight takes her father up on his offer to live rent-free in a house he hasn't been able to sell. Desperate to make a new start, Grateful tries to overlook the property’s less desirable features, like the graveyard that stretches to her back door. On the bright side, the unbelievably gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, is dead set on helping her feel at home. She vows to take things slow, considering her recent disastrous relationship, but is baffled when she literally can’t keep her hands off of him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life—a sexy ghost with a dark secret. Magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove and they're converging on Grateful. Solving this ghostly mystery won’t be easy and with the caretaker becoming increasingly jealous of her spectral relationship, Grateful will be forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.

Read an excerpt:

"What exactly happened last night? You came to my door screaming and then passed out. I carried you home."

"Bad dream," I said. I wasn’t sure how much I should share with Rick after what I saw the night before. He was into some weird stuff. I’m not the judgmental type, but the human skulls were a definite red flag. I mean, where did he get them? They weren’t exactly handing them out at Red Grove Grocery.

"Are you sure it wasn’t something more? Has anything unusual happened since you’ve been here?" He tilted his head toward the house.

I narrowed my eyes. It almost sounded like he was digging for information about my ghost. He’d brought up the possibility of a haunting his first time here. I was suspicious.

"Not at all," I answered. He looked at me skeptically, so I threw him a curveball. "Well, maybe seeing all that weird stuff in your house."

"What weird stuff?"

"You know, the candles, the skulls…"

"Grateful, had you been drinking last night?"


He stood up and offered me his hand, his long, graceful fingers beckoning me. "Come, come with me." His gray eyes twinkled beneath thick lashes, the sun glowing behind his head like a halo. Inexplicably, an avalanche of attraction rumbled down my spinal cord. Deep inside my muscles clenched, compelling me to accept his grasp. I allowed him to lead me down the porch steps, my stomach fluttering the whole way. My senses were on overload. A slight breeze was a taunting caress.

About the Author:Genevieve Jack grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted. She loves old cemeteries and enjoys a good ghost tour. Genevieve specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists and writes a best-selling young adult series under a different name. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and a Brittany named Riptide who holds down her feet while she writes.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting.

Genevieve Jack said...

Thank you!

Jean MP said...

What a great sounding story, the blurb has me wanting to read more of this one.
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Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a great read.


Catherine Lee said...

What an interesting character name--Grateful. Is there a story behind it?
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Genevieve Jack said...

Yes, Catherine! The short version is that her father, Robert Knight, named her Grateful because her mother died in childbirth and he was so grateful to have her. The longer version of the story plays a significant role in the plot of The Ghost and The Graveyard.

Shannon Ro said...

Sounds like a perfect read with Halloween coming up. I wonder if she will chose ghost or man?

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ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

This looks fun!


Debby said...

Sounds like a great read. I loved the excerpt. I knew a family of three girls and there was a grateful and thankful
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wanda f said...

Sounds like a fantastic read and I absolutely love the cover .Have a great week

June M. said...

I am definitely going to have to buy this book. I am putting it on my must read list right now. Thanks so much for the great excerpt :)
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Jennifer Ann Coffeen said...

Perfect read for Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

Carin said...

oooh what a great excerpt!Thanks Carin
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