Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review: The Caldwell Ghost by K.J. Charles

Cross posted on Pants Off Reviews

The Caldwell Ghost (The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal 1) Title: The Caldwell Ghost by K.J. Charles
Series: The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal #1
Genre: M/M Romance
Published October 9th 2013 by Torquere Press
Length: 17 pages

Rating: 3 Stars
Review Copy Provided by Publisher

Blurb:

When Robert Caldwell inherits a haunted house, he calls on ghost-hunter Simon Feximal to rid him of the supernatural menace. But the ghost is stronger than either man realizes -- strong, angry, and desperate for release. Trapped in a haunted house with a dangerously attractive ghost-hunter and a sexually frustrated spirit, can Robert survive the night intact...and will he want to?

A free sequel to this story, Butterflies, is also available. Download the epub from Goodreads or other formats from Smashwords at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/371325

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=4034

Review:
3.5 Stars rounded to 3

What a fun story for Halloween! The story is about a ghost haunting an old mansion for centuries. A practical, nonbeliever in the supernatural man moves into the haunted house. He survives the screams and moans at night but finally caves in and calls a ghost hunter when the walls start to bleed.


I like both characters through the short glimpse I got from the short page length. The plot is simple but perfect for this story. Some secrets of the ghost-hunter trade are unique ideas that adds to this novella's charm and makes some writing references. Robert is a journalist and Simon, the ghost-hunter uses his skin as a writing pad for the ghosts to vent and that is the way for him to exorcise the ghost.

A comical ending completes this grand (though not very scary) tale of a haunted house. This is a short, fun read that's perfect for the Halloween season and as a stress reliever after a long day.

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