Book Review and Giveaway City of Ghosts

Title: City of Ghosts
Author: J.H. Moncrieff
Genre: Supernatural Suspense
Rating: 4 stars
Purchase: Amazon
Review copy provided by Enchanted Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

On the day the villagers were forced to flee Hensu, not everyone got out alive.

Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city when he slips away from the group to spend the night, determined to publish an account of his ghostly experiences there.

Then he meets Yuèhai, a strange, soft-spoken woman who can tell him the city’s secrets—secrets the Chinese government would kill to keep hidden.

As Jackson uncovers the truth about Yuèhai and the ghost city, he’s drawn into a web of conspiracy, betrayal, and murder. He must risk everything to save himself and bring honor back to Yuèhai and her family.

City of Ghosts in the first book in the GhostWriters series by J.H. Moncrieff. It’s a supernatural suspense featuring ghosts, conspiracies and murder. The setting and characters were very intriguing and I felt immersed in the world of this series almost right away.

Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city Hensu when he slips away form the group, determined to spend the night and then record his ghostly experiene. He meets Yuèhai, a woman who can tell him all about the city’s secrets. But the more Jackson uncovers, the more he finds himself at risk, with betrayal waiting around every corner. From the moment Jackson runs away from the group, the atmosphere becomes eerie and unsettling.

Jackson is a flawed individual but I liked him that way, the flaws made him seem more realistic to me. The setting was great, I loved getting to know the Chinese culture as I’m not all that familiar with it. I also enjoyed getting to know more about the way they see ghosts, and some of their ghostly legends and tales.

This is a chilling ghost story in an unique setting with engaging characters and excellent writing. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys paranormal mysteries, and I look forward to the second book.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party City of Ghosts and The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for supernatural suspense “City of Ghosts” and “The Girl Who Talks Who Talks”. The tour runs from May 16 to July 16. Stay tuned for my reviews of both books during the tour!

Tour Schedule

May 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

May 16th: Author Interview @ Tiffany Shand’s Blog

May 19th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Mythical Books

May 21st: Book Review “City of Ghosts” @ Renaissance Writer

May 25th: Book Review “City of Ghosts” @ Read Day and Night

May 28th: Book Review “City of Ghosts” and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

May 30th: Book Excerpt @ Bright Street Books

June 1st: Book Excerpt @ Bedazzled Reading

June 3rd: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Just Books

June 6th: Book Review “The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts” and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

June 9th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

June 12th: Book Excerpt @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

June 15th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Leigh Anderson Romance

June 18th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Bookish Madness

June 20th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

June 23rd: Book Review “The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts” @ Read Day and Night

June 26th: Book Excerpt @ Lisa Queen of Random

June 28th:  Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Indy Book Fairy

June 30th: Book Excerpt “City of Ghosts” @ The Resistance

July 3rd: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

July 5th: Book Excerpt @ Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions

July 7th: Book Excerpt “The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts” @ The Resistance

July 11th: Book Review “City of Ghosts” @ A Fold in the Spine

July 12th: Book Review “The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts” @ A Fold in the Spine

July 14th: Book Excerpt and Giveaway @ Books are Forever

July 16th: Author Interview @ The Pursuit of Bookiness

July 17th: Book Excerpt @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

About the Books

City of Ghosts

On the day the villagers were forced to flee Hensu, not everyone got out alive.

Jackson Stone is touring the abandoned Chinese city when he slips away from the group to spend the night, determined to publish an account of his ghostly experiences there.

Then he meets Yuèhai, a strange, soft-spoken woman who can tell him the city’s secrets—secrets the Chinese government would kill to keep hidden.

As Jackson uncovers the truth about Yuèhai and the ghost city, he’s drawn into a web of conspiracy, betrayal, and murder. He must risk everything to save himself and bring honor back to Yuèhai and her family.

 

The Girl Who Talks to Ghosts

Would you risk everything to save a stranger?

 Off the coast of Venice lurks Poveglia, the world’s most haunted isle, steeped in centuries of innocent blood. A deranged doctor who took great joy in torturing his patients in life continues to rule his abandoned asylum after death.

Few go to Poveglia willingly, but medium Kate Carlsson has no choice. It’s her job.

While struggling to retrieve a young girl’s soul, Kate uncovers some shocking truths about the evil on the island that challenges her own convictions and morals—and even her life.

Is saving Lily worth making a deal with the infamous Doctor of Death, or is the price too high to pay?

Author Bio

J.H. Moncrieff’s work has been described as early Gillian Flynn with a little Ray Bradbury and Stephen King thrown in for good measure.

She won Harlequin’s search for the next Gillian Flynn in 2016.

Her first published novella, The Bear Who Wouldn’t Leave, was featured in Samhain’s Childhood Fears collection and stayed on its horror bestsellers list for over a year.

When not writing, she loves exploring the world’s most haunted places, advocating for animal rights, and summoning her inner ninja in muay thai class.

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