Good morning and welcome to 2014! I hope everyone had a lovely New Years. My resolution is to write more: on this blog, finish some stories, post Works In Progress, and generally be out there more with readers to get feedback as to what I like so I can grow as a writer.
I’m starting the new year with a review of Rhys Ford’s Fish and Ghosts released on December 30, 2013 from Dreamspinner Press. I bought it and read it in one day. It was so good, I couldn’t put it down. 🙂
This is a cute urban fantasy with a little…no, a lot of humor, thrown in. I love the characters of Tristan Pryce and Wolfgang Kincaid. Wolf is a paranormal investigator sent by Tristan’s Uncle to investigate and debunk the Pryce family’s haunted house Tristan owns. Their interaction and love come through despite the turbulence of their meeting and the others around them, most of whom are ghosts staying at the mansion-turned-inn Hoxne Grange before moving on with death. The passing of loved ones are not feared in this story and this book gives a lighter version of how the dead move on. There are a few surprises; and not so surprising ones that if you pay attention to the interactions, you will see. Despite an evil ghost, a sarcastic housekeeper, and a meddling mother-in-law, Tristan and Wolf’s love blooms and a happy ending shines again. I would love to see more interactions between Tristan and Wolf; perhaps a few new stories with one about brother Bach?