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Friday, November 4, 2022

Spooky Romantic Comedy of Disasters - A Ghost of a Chance (A Ghost Series Novel #1) by Minnette Meador

" The author paints indelible images with words that are nothing less than stunning. There are twists and turns to keep even the most jaded reader guessing. Fast-paced, unpredictable, and funny, the dark subject matter is treated with irreverence and indisputable style." Laurie, Goodreads


Keenan is just your typical, everyday graphic designer. He eats, he drinks, he loves... and he lives with hundreds of pesky ghosts that only he can see.

They make his life interesting in a Chinese curse sort of way. Enter Isabella, a witty, smoking hot co-worker who turns him into mush every time he gets near her. He's got it bad. But how can he win her over when he knows his fun-loving “friends” won’t leave it alone? 

Introduce a horny succubus who visits him on a nightly basis, an angry entity that's trying to kill him, and a burly city cop who wants to arrest him, and you have a comedy of disasters that takes this reluctant psychic and turns him into an even more reluctant hero.


As he passed through, twenty or so ghosts littered his living room, watching the last few minutes of the news. Keenan pulled air into his lungs before picking up the remote.

They were costing him a fortune. The TV, the radio, and even his computers were always on. Lights went off and on constantly. The heat would soar to eighty degrees in the middle of the summer and then plunge to fifty when the winter freeze set in. He couldn’t keep any pets; the instant they came into the house, they hissed or yelped in terror and ran away. The neighborhood was full of cats that had once belonged to Keenan.

He couldn’t keep girlfriends, either. The closer they got, the more convinced they were that he was on drugs, a serial killer, or terminally cracked. He hadn’t had a girl at his house in years; for some reason, they got all heebie-jeebies on him when things started flying around or icy blasts of air unexpectedly lifted their skirts. One girl even had her panties removed, but not by Keenan. He was in the kitchen at the time.

Friends? Forget it. They tended to search for the exit when he told them he saw dead people… and not in the good way. Moviemakers had it all wrong. These weren’t people who wanted release; they were freeloaders who wanted nothing more than to torture the living, especially those who could see them. Keenan had lost count of how many pranks he had endured over the years. Somewhere in the thousands, he was sure.

When Keenan clicked off the power to the TV, the crowd of specters growled em mass. The box sizzled back on. Keenan held the remote defiantly toward the set and banged the power button again. It hissed off. Three male ghosts, a solid and two transes, pounded on their chests like apes, and the TV came back on.

“Leave the God damned thing off,” he bellowed, thumb wrestling the remote one last time. The few spirits visible faded away, but not before four of them flipped him off. A barrage of couch pillows and cushions appeared out of nowhere, knocking him to the ground.

When Keenan shot back to his feet, the ghosts were gone.

About the author:
Somewhere between thirty and dust...red hair, blue eyes...six kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time... wanttabe hippy... wanttheirmoney yuppie... pro musician and actress for 20 Years... native Oregonian... lover of music, beauty, and all things green. Willing slave to the venerable muse. Minnette currently resides in Lincoln City, Oregon with her husband, having replaced the children with one dog and two cats. The dog, Milo, pretty much runs the show. 

Her novels include:
Starsight, Volume I, II, epic fantasy, (Amazon)
The Centurion & The Queen, Book I in the Centurion Series, historical romance (Amazon)
The Edge of Honor, historical romance, Book II in the Centurion Series (Amazon)
The Gladiator Prince, historical romance, Book III in the Centurion Series (Amazon)
A Ghost of a Chance, paranormal romantic comedy, Book I in the Ghost Series (Amazon)
The Belle Stalker, urban fantasy thriller (Amazon)
Nogero, alternate universe fantasy (Amazon Kindle Villa)
Phantom Hearts, paranormal romantic comedy, a Ghost Series Book (Amazon Kindle Villa)

Coming Soon:

The Pirate Prince, historical romance, Book IV (Amazon) 2023
Haunted Hearts, Book III in the Ghost Series, paranormal romantic comedy (Amazon) 2023
Wy'East, urban fantasy thriller (TBD) 2023
Argeggios in the Dark, sci-fi 2023
Wy'East, Book II, urban fantasy thriller 2024
Starsight, The God Wars (prequel), epic fantasy - 2024
Starsight, The Restless Seed (sequel), epic fantasy - 2025

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Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt. Sounds good.

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt and A Ghost of a Chance sounds like the kind of romance that I enjoy and the cover is great!

Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fabulous day!

Bea LaRocca said...

I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, A Ghost of a Chance is a must read for me and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks for all your comments! This was a blast to write and I really hope you enjoy it if you pick it up. Please let me know if you have any questions... Note: The second book in the series should be out in January (or before) so stay tuned! Minnette ;o)

Minnette Meador said...

PS... special thanks to Mythical Books! I love you guys... M;o)

Megan Cromes said...

i love this book alot would love to win! ty :) how do u come up with characters,plots and book covers etc? ty :)