Hi Ya’ll Welcome back to the Cat’s Meow~~Reviews that Purr. You will see a few changes in how I am doing things now, but I will talk about that in a later post. Today I have the pleasure of having the amazing Mickey J Corrigan. She has a very unique voice and her stories are interesting and have a touch of humor. Take a look at the excerpt and my review and I will let you judge for yourself. I asked Mickey where she got her inspiration for this story. Here is what she told me.
I have done quite a bit of ghostwriting, some for minor celebrities. I can imagine what it would be like to ghostwrite with a top author. Not easy! Especially if he was dead.
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Length: 194 pages
Genre: Mainstream Thriller (New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Psychological Thriller)
Jacy McMasters is ghostwriting a book with a famous author—a recently deceased one. A struggling writer living in Manhattan, Jacy is the first to admit she’s a terrific liar and a screw-up. Then the ghost of the famous novelist JD Balinger asks her to “channel” a follow-up to his classic coming of age book The Watcher in the Sky. Along with her new boyfriend, a bear of a man who has no patience for mind games, the ghost in Jacy’s head forces her to confront a lifetime of secrets—dark secrets. Secrets she’s been keeping from herself.
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When I woke up the next day, I felt awful. My eyes were swollen shut so I had to tumble out of bed and crawl through clustering dust-devils to the bathroom. I’d suffered worse hangovers after overindulging, but there was a real sharp edge to this one. When I steamed my eyes open with a hot wash cloth, I noticed it right away.
I was still hallucinating.
“You look bad, Jacy my girl,” JD said from his cross-legged perch on my wicker laundry hamper. “First thing we need to do is ease back on the hard core boozing.”
I screamed once or twice before he uncrossed his spidery limbs and said, “Don’t be a ninny. You know who I am, that I come from you. From your own deranged mind. So what’s the sense of yelling, disturbing your neighbors?”
He had a point. I calmed a little and said, “You may be an illusion, my illusion. But that does not mean you can stay in my bathroom while I shower.”
He shrugged, brushed by me on his way out. “I’ll make coffee. And when you come out, all fresh and bright-eyed, we’ll discuss how I can save you. Help dislodge you from your habitual cycle of wanton, destructive choices. No more dabbling. Time for you to shed your loser image, child. It is high time. Take my word.”
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The Ghostwriters is a fun story with some surprising twists and lots of humor. I loved the unique characters and how Jacy wasn’t a perfect, happy-go-lucky girl, but depressed, down on her luck and a lush. She felt realistic. As I was reading, there were things that slightly confused me, but as the story went on it explained itself.
If you are looking for something different, likes the mysterious, ghosts, a touch of romance, girls down on their luck, lots of twists and turns you will love this.
Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan lives and writes in the lush ruins of South Florida. Recent books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and RealLife Rum) and the spoofy crime novels The Blow Off and Ex-Treme Measures—all from The Wild Rose Press. Salt Publishing will release Project XX, a crime novel, in 2017.
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