Sunday, July 31, 2016

REVIEW: The Spirit Chaser

The Spirit Chaser
Author: Kat Mayor

**I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I am a big fan of ghost stories and horror. When I saw this book on NetGalley, I jumped on the chance to review it. I'm glad I did. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but it kept my attention.

The basic premise has been used many times before -- television ghost hunting group encounters demon, much battling ensues. Add in some steamy sex and you have The Spirit Chaser.

The basic plot: Austin Cole stars in a hit reality show, Spirit Chaser Investigations. After one of his crew is injured, psychic Casey Lawson joins the team. The two butt heads a bit as they have different opinions and thoughts about how the show and spirit hunting should be done. When the team meets up with a demon and one of their own is attacked, they pull together to defeat the evil in their midst.

This book kept my attention and I enjoyed it, but it had a tendency to be a bit cliche. At one point, a ghost hunter spoke to the spirit they were hunting and said "What do you want?'' and the spirit replied "Get out!'' bit overused? But I think with the saturation of this portion of the horror/paranormal genre -- ghost hunters, reality tv, demon hunting, etc -- anyone's story would seem a bit old hat at times.

The book is a mix of horror/paranormal and romance. Everyone needs a little hot action after hunting ghosts and fighting demons, right? :) The story was well told, jumping right into the action from the first page. At times Mayor's writing style was a bit rough and the dialogue could have been better, but this is her first book. I look forward to reading her next one!

All in all, a good read. I enjoyed it. Anyone who is a fan of paranormal romance would enjoy this book.

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