Help ghosts, stop a thief, and try not to die…
Necromancer Selene Vanream helps ghosts settle their affairs so they can move on. But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she’s bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible—if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene’s partner, didn’t pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.
But when the whole mess puts Selene’s life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan’s body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don’t follow the rules…
There are so many good things to say about this book. The set up with ghosts, necromancers, witches, the government. There are some excellent plans laid down for the plot and world building. I will say, I wish I knew just a tad bit more of the main characters “past” but honestly, I didn’t even realize it until I wrote this review. There are so many things keeping you on your toes that you don’t really care about childhood, and backstories. I really look forward to where this series can go. And that ending, though it’s not a cliffhanger, it is a definitely a shocker as you will say “holy…..” - Goodreads
I am supposed to propose one of the craziest, funniest, most outrageous or creative unfinished business that would cause a ghost to stick around. Time and my own imagination were not my best friends today so I could not come with any good idea. I tried: conquer the Everest, to scare - nearly - to death, one more time, the ghost's daughter in law, to defeat the Death itself, to find the Yeti or Sasquatch, to play a part in Sons of Anarchy, or to complete the process of choosing the right religion based on the characteristic of heaven ... or hell...
To do things more appealing for you, I will force the rules and offer you the possibility to win an ecopy of Affairs of the Death. What you have to do is to give me a crazy, funny, outrageous or creative unfinished business you can think of that would cause a ghost to stick around and I'll choose the winner. You have time until 7th of November (you could win author's prize too - see in the comments)
Mythical Books' winner is Christyna BM
About the author:
A.J. Locke is an author and artist, originally from Trinidad, now residing in New York City. Affairs of the Dead is her debut novel, and other than writing she enjoys reading, drawing, painting, graphic design, and watching too much television.