Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The Librarian's Ghost (Dreamspun Beyond) by Sean Michael | Cat's Release day Review, Excerpt & #giveaway @Dreamspinners @seanmichael09 @TTCBooksandmore

The Supers

Can love survive the perils of MacGregor House?

The Supernatural Explorers are back and looking for their next big paranormal case. They might’ve found it in a plea from Payne, a mild-mannered librarian who has inherited the family mansion—MacGregor House. Since moving in a few months ago, Payne’s exhausted the list of ghost hunters and experts in his quest for help. The Supers are his last chance.

So why does normally good-natured cameraman Will take an instant dislike to Payne? For that matter, why has he felt irritable and angry since they arrived at the site? It soon becomes clear that the answers they seek will be found in the basement—where nobody has gone since Payne was a little boy. As the haunting grows deadlier, things get sweeter between Will and Payne, but all hell’s about to break loose when they breach the basement door.

Will they be ready?

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Cat gives this one 4 Meows with a 3 Purr heat index...

It's the first of October and a great time to be reading books about ghosts and stuff. The Librarian's Ghost is an intriguing read with just enough chills and thrills. The MacGregor Mansion has been rumored to be haunted for a long time. It has been sitting empty waiting for its next heir. Only a male heir gets the house and Payne McGregor is the last male heir. The original owner was rumored to be evil and mean and mistreat his slaves. Many died of hunger and cold in the basement rooms and a fire took out many more. When Payne moves in after two years of renovations he noticed lots of strange happenings. Some aggravating some destructive but now some are getting dangerous. He has tried everything from mediums, cleansers and other groups that claimed to help to no Avail. his last chance is the Supers, a ragtag group of 20 something men that have solved a few cases and hope to get a TV show. As soon as they enter Will a usual nice man gets angry and hateful against Payne and Payne feels the same. It is apparent the house is controlling moods. 

The actual ghost story part was pretty good. there were some chilling facts and scary happenings. I liked that though there was some violence it was like a book lobbing at the head, being pushed down stairs, nothing real gruesome. You can read this one without reading the first as there is plenty of backstories. The romance is sweet, hot and Ok but I would have liked a bit more towards the end it felt so rushed and a bit incomplete. Having said this, I enjoyed the book and look forward to more in the series. If you like ghosts, ghost hunters, debunking, librarians, history, and some moderate man-sex this is for you.


FOR ALL the Wexford House was two stories with a warren of a basement, there wasn’t a lot of square footage. The Supernatural Explorers had examined the place thoroughly over the last three weekends, and Will Gregson felt like he knew each of the rooms inside and out. There was nothing new to find here.
It was definitely a creepy place. Old and abandoned with most of its original furniture after the owner’s family—four daughters, three sons, two of their wives, four grandchildren, and his wife—were all wiped out by influenza. That the old man hadn’t also died was a miracle. Or a curse, depending on which story you read. Rumor had it that his mistress had been a witch, and when he abandoned her, she protected him from the sickness that ravaged his family so that he would live the rest of his days alone and mourning. It was a nasty story, but one that persisted through the years.
The house was said to be haunted by Wexford’s family, which was why they were here. Sure, they were hoping to concentrate on “gay ghosts,” but there were only so many haunted places, so they were doing what they could when they could. Surely those types of cases would come, and when they’d made a proper reputation for themselves, they’d be called in from far and wide to check out gay hauntings. In the meantime, ghosts were ghosts, and they were happy to investigate, especially if the place was in the vicinity.
So far, the only thing they’d found at the Wexford House was disintegrating furniture and the bodies of various animals that had made their way into the place. Most of them had been dead for long enough that they didn’t smell anymore. Hell, plenty weren’t even identifiable. Though the one raccoon in the master bedroom had been fresh. Pretty damn gross. And while Will might have been morbidly fascinated with something like that as a boy, it wasn’t something he enjoyed now that he was a grown man.
The dust was playing havoc with his sinuses too. They’d disturbed a lot of it during their explorations. That they weren’t the first ones to do so had been apparent as well, and there were plenty of places where the dust was less thick in variously shaped spots—little circles and squares on the mantel and tables, spots where one might have expected to find various knickknacks. No doubt the place had been ransacked. Which sucked because when thieves stole pieces of history and the Supers—as they called themselves for short—couldn’t find any ghosts, they could have maybe found some interesting museum pieces. It appeared the Wexford place had neither ghosts nor artifacts, so they were doing one last run-through to make sure they hadn’t missed anything.

A prolific author, Sean Michael takes notes dictated by the men who live in his head and shares their stories. Often referred to as "Space Cowboy" and "Gangsta of Love" while still striving for the moniker of "Maurice," Sean Michael spends his days surfing, smutting, organizing his immense gourd collection and fantasizing about one day retiring on a small secluded island peopled entirely by horseshoe crabs. While collecting vast amounts of vintage gay pulp novels and mood rings, Sean whiles away the hours between dropping the f-bomb and pursuing the Kama Sutra by channeling the long-lost spirit of John Wayne and singing along with the soundtrack to Chicago. A long-time writer of complicated haiku, Sean is currently attempting to learn the advanced arts of plate-spinning and soap-carving sex toys. Barring any of that? He'll stick with writing his stories, thanks, and rubbing pretty bodies together to see if they spark. To learn more about Sean, please visit Sean's website.

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