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Addressing Spirits, by Carla Foft (Review and Giveaway!)

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4 1/2 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK - (from B&N)
Cheryl Taran is a very practical woman employed as a records manager and computer analyst at her local police department. As a single mother, her life is hectic, but ordinary. That is until an old police case comes back to haunt her. Cheryl finds herself enmeshed in a real life paranormal investigation. But what she finds most disturbing to her peace of mind is the attractive man she meets lurking in the driveway at the haunted address. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - (from the back cover of the book)
Carla personal brushes with the paranormal sparked her interest in writing this particular novel. Her extensive experience in law enforcement records management and computer programing, as well as her training in nursing, add real authenticity to her material. Ms. Foft has a BBA in Management and an Associate Degree in Nursing. She lives in TX with her 15 yr. old son and two rescue cats.
Visit her at her website - HERE

MY REVIEW - 
I enjoyed reading this book very much! I love a good ghost story and this book did not disappoint me. This was like reading a book version of "Ghost Hunters" or "Ghost Adventures" only this book was much better since it also involved a love story along with it making it more personal.

There was very good character development. I really liked the love story between Cheryl and James which made it very pleasant to read, but the love story did not overtake the book - it was very well done. I also liked the relationship between Cheryl and her teenage daughter. Sally was very believable as a teen. So many times I read a book with a teen character and the teen talks just like the adults. Having experience with teens (I was one once myself, and I owned one who is now 23, LOL) I know that teens talk very different than adults. The author did a great job with this - Sally talked just like a teen, and the interaction between her and her mom was very realistic.

There was also lots of ghost action making this a very fun book to read, but the Author also managed to keep it real. I loved her idea of having the ghost communicate through the GPS and the computer (it reminded me of a show my daughter used to watch all the time - "Ghost Writer" where the ghost would help solve crimes).

The only neg. I would have to say about the book is that I would have liked some reference as to "When we are in time" - like maybe "10 years ago" or "2 years later". I know some people won't care about this but I really like it spelled out for me and I was mildly confused a few times. BUT... all in all I loved the book!

This is a very clean book (I can't remember any swearing, maybe a "damn" but that's it) and only reference to sex a couple of times, not anything explicit or descriptive in anyway! So this would be fine for young teen readers as well.

Thank you Carla Foft for giving me the chance to read your great book! I do hope you choose to continue writing - you have the knack! Hopefully I will look forward to reading more from you in the future.

This book is available at B&N (the ebook is only $3.35) - HERE
At Amazon (same prices) - HERE

Carla was kind enough to give me a signed copy to giveaway!
THE GIVEAWAY -
* To win my copy of this "signed by the Author" book, please fill out the form below.
* Please US & Canada only.
And please only enter once - DUH! but seriously I am getting lots of double entries (which I have to go through and delete).
* Winner will be chosen on Jan 18th.
* Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond.

6 comments:

  1. Hey W,
    This sounds very interesting, I enjoy a good ghost story!
    ~Dana

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  2. This sounds great! You know I can't resist a good ghost story. I don't enter for many books any more but I can't resist this one.

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  3. I don't read that many ghost books, but this one sounds rather interesting. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed it so much! Great review!

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  4. Sounds good.
    Was it scary at all?

    (not an entry)

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  5. I used to love the show Ghost Writer. It was so much fun!

    And LOL at "owning" a teenager.

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  6. My aunt and sister are obsessed with the ghost hunting shows...they would freak for this book.

    Great review!

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