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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Book Tour: The Ghost and The Graveyard

Welcome to my stop at The Ghost and The Graveyard Book Tour, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions. Here you'll find the book and author info, and an excerpt from the book.
There is also a giveaway which you can find at the end of this post.

Title: The Ghost and The Graveyard
Author: Genevieve Jack
The Ghost and the Graveyard

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.

I was supposed to post my review of this today but since I got a new job, I'm always tired and can't find time to read as much as I used to. But here's the thing, I've read like 11% and I am loving it already! It has a funny vibe to it and the writing isn't hard in the eyes. I could probably finish this book in one sitting, if I had the luxury of time. It's also a page turner for me so far and if I have enough time between work and travel, I will definitely write a full review.

In the meantime, here's an excerpt from the book:
I was thinking he belonged in a museum, a chiseled-by-the-gods man museum, when my brain was hijacked. I forgot about the road. I forgot where I was going. And a fantasy hit me so fast and hard, it could’ve been a memory.

We were in the shower. I was behind him, my arms wrapped around his torso. I rubbed lather circles down his chest, over his rock-hard abs, and lower. In my daydream, he moaned my name, and I was considering how to move myself around him without breaking the rhythm. The scene was so vivid, the lavender scent of soap filled the cab of my Jeep.

What snapped me out of it was a barrage of pebbles hitting the undercarriage. I slammed on the brakes, sending my vehicle into a reckless skid toward the edge of a stone bridge straight out of one of those Thomas Kinkade prints. Whether it was ace driving skills, gravity, or sheer dumb luck, I stalled at the precipice, all white-knuckles and shivering limbs. I suppressed a lingering fear of plummeting to my doom.

"Hey, are you okay?" the man called. He’d dropped his shovel and was heading toward me. His dark eyes narrowed in concern.

No way was I explaining what just happened. I couldn’t possibly tell him about my fantasy and I wasn’t a good enough liar to make up an alternate story on the fly. The hot sting of a blush crept across my face just thinking about it.

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.

Visit Genevieve at:


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.

You may find the tour schedule here.


  1. A brand new author and book series to me but I really like what I see here. The book sounds awesome and I enjoyed the excerpt. The cover is beautiful. Definitely a book I need to get a hold of. Congrats to Genevive Jack on this all new release. :)
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  2. The book sounds great, I can't wait to read it.


  3. Goddess Fish PromotionsNovember 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    Thank you for hosting today.

  4. Love the cover. The story sounds awesome.

  5. A funny page turner never hurts!

  6. Thanks for the excerpt and I look forward to the full review!
    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. I loved that excerpt what a yummy fantasy! I'm in :O) Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  8. Very descriptive writing! Looks good!

  9. Gotta love a gal named Grateful. I love it.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  10. like the excerpt, thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Less than desirable feature = a graveyard . . . I would say that is about right :)

    This sounds like it is going to be a really fun book.

    dmr8888 at yahoo dot com

  12. That's a pretty kick-butt sword. I wonder if she actually has to use it in the story??!!

  13. Thanks for the excerpt and for doing the giveaway. I can't wait to read it.


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