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A Ghost of a Chance (eBook)
|A Ghost of a Chance|
A Ghost of a Chance Book Cover,
written by Minnette Meador
|Publisher||Resplendence Publishing, LLC|
|Publication date||June 15, 2011|
A Ghost of a Chance is an eBook written by Minnette Meador. It is the first work in the Ghost Trilogy series by this author. In this work the character Dabria is a Succubus.
- Title: A Ghost of a Chance
- Author: Minnette Meador
- Published By: Resplendence Publishing, LLC
- Length: 256 Pages
- Format: eBook & Paperback
- ASIN: B0056NYQQA
- ISBN-10: 160735389X
- ISBN-13: 978-1607353898
- Publishing Date: June 15, 2011
Keenan Swanson is your typical, everyday graphic designer. Well, except for the hundreds of pesky, prank-loving poltergeists that make his life interesting (in a Chinese curse sort of way). He finds his situation precarious yet manageable—until witty, smoking-hot coworker Isabella enters the scene, and Keenan decides he wants her all for himself. With a horny succubus who has other ideas, a burly city cop determined to lock Keenan away, and an evil entity who’s hell-bent on using Keenan’s seed to create a living demon, the reluctant psychic realizes he just might not come out of this alive—or with his heart intact.
The following review was originally published by Tera on her Blog, A Succubi's Tale on September 13, 2016
Keenan’s life is different and not in the best of ways at times. He can see, and talk to ghosts and they talk back. They always seem to get in his way and when he meets someone special, things take a darker turn as a succubus comes into his world. There are things once hidden coming towards him and Keenan’s life might not just be different, it might be changed permanently.
The work is a bit odd in how things play out overall. The focus is on Keenan, the ghosts, and what happens to him as a result for the first third of the story. Eventually the story moves away from the everyday towards who Keenan is, why the ghost are with him. It’s during this part of the work that a succubus appears and at first there’s really nothing known about her save the rather over the top and violent sexual encounter that Keenan has with her.
The succubus herself isn’t stereotypical when her story is told and that particular story is one that feels more passionate and whole than Keenan’s own through the telling. At some points the story becomes a little lost in what Keenan goes through and in being so it’s an odd time in the work as it is unclear what the point of things are. It takes some time for Dabria’s story to be told and when it finally is, there’s so many points in the prior parts of the story that didn’t make sense that suddenly do.
In spite of some of the oddities, I thought the description of Dabria, what a succubus is, in truth, what her past is, the decisions she made, and must now, were offering something significantly different.
There isn’t much in the way of erotica in this work and really this isn’t so much a work of erotica as it is a work that tells of the human soul and choices made. While that story is compelling and is interesting, I have to admit that at times when the ghosts were described and what they did was told I found myself wanting the plot to move again. There are seemingly a lot of pauses, sidesteps, and detours that come along before the climax arrives and the truth of the story is revealed.
Perhaps the work has too much going on, too much happening in a short period of time. There might be too many things happening to Keenan, and with all of that there seems to be an issue with the story getting lost along the way.
Three and a half out of five pitchforks.
This work was billed as being the first in a series which, at the time of this review, had not appeared and considering how long it has been since the work was released, it’s unlikely there will be another work to be seen. It’s a shame really that where the characters go from here hasn’t been seen.
A bit convoluted, a little odd here and there, but Dabria’s story, how that unfolds and what it all means to the other characters in the work is the hidden gem within all of the plots, plans, and events that rush through the work. A different sort of succubus and I liked that.