Monday, November 18, 2013

Grand prize winner for my Realms Faire event & Review for A Guilty Ghost Surprised

Realms Faire 2013 was a great success!
Thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you had lots of fun. A special thank you to all the wonderful authors for hosting the games, and especially to Mary Pax for organizing it all.
Cheers and HUZZAH!

The grand prize winner of my Soak-a-bloke / Drench-a-wench event is: Chris Fries

Congratulations to Chris!

An Angel Among Us

Paranormal happenings at the Eady household are the norm. Recently, things have become downright peculiar. Childish giggles at odd hours of the night lead Indigo Eady to her little cousin, Bryan, a guileless cherub spirit, complete with Spider Man pajamas and a set of faux angel wings. The problem is that Bryan died nearly three years ago in a hit and run that killed him and his mum. The driver was never found. Now the gang must solve the mystery of his death in order to send him back to heaven. But where to start when the trail is three years cold?

Indigo Eady

Indigo Eady is not clumsy. At least, that’s what she keeps telling everyone. Can she help that the overactive spirit community of Sabrina Shores causes her psychic abilities to short-circuit? It’s unfortunate that her cute friend Badger is often on the receiving end of her mishaps. At times, she is positively hazardous to his health. Even so, sparks fly in more than one direction.

My review:
After her father's death, Indigo has had little time to grieve and let go. Especially moving across the ocean to live with her uncle and cousin Simon. Her own sorrows must be pushed back again when they come upon the third anniversary of the death of Simon's mother and little brother. The little angel comes back, and they must find out why. Indigo and the gang investigate a hit-and-run that's been covered up. Yet will the investigation stir up something that will be dangerous to them all?

This second book in the Indigo Eady series is just as fun and quirky as the first. It's a YA cozy mystery, but I have dubbed it a snug mystery after the little room in the pub where Indigo and her friends meet to discuss things. Just when you think you have everything figured out, the tale twists around and keeps you guessing until the end.

I still adore Indigo. A not-so-average nearly seventeen-year-old girl with powers to see ghosts and retrieve powerful memories. She has boy troubles and ghost problems. Sometimes both are so frustrating that I don't know which one I'd prefer! My favorite character is Franny, the ghost of a madam from a century ago. Amazing characterization.

Pick up Gwen Gardner's books if you haven't. You won't be disappointed.

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  1. I haven't read the Indigo Eady series, but I'm thinking I should someday. I love fun and quirky!

  2. I've always had a soft spot for cozy mysteries. Thanks for the recommendation!

  3. Hi Christine .. absolutely congratulations to Chris ..

    Cheers Hilary

  4. Gwen's series sounds fantastic. Thanks for reviewing her second book.

  5. Congratulations, Chris! That's awesome.
    Great review for Gwen's book.

  6. Congrats to Chris—and Gwen's book sounds great!

    Happy Monday. ☺

  7. Congrats, Chris! I've got this book sitting on my kindle, and I tell you what, if I had time to breathe I'd be reading it. Hm. I must have a rather funny coloring--not breathing and all. ...

  8. I really enjoyed last week and thanks again for my great prizes.

  9. Realms Faire was fantastic! I'm still saying HUZZAH! And you've got to read Gwen's book. They're amazing!

  10. I think my oldest would love this series! And with a name like "Indigo," you've got to have some kind of cool powers.

    I'm mad I missed most of the Realms Faire last week, but at least I was there on the first day!

  11. Thank you for adding to the success of the faire, Christine. Thee art talented. :D OK, enough of that until next year.

    Gwen writes an awesome story.

  12. Congrats, Chris... And really like the sound of the book. Great review, Christine.

  13. Thank you, Christine! I'm sorry I was gone yesterday, but I'm very happy to have won!

    But since I already have a copy of the 13th floor collection, feel free to offer this winning copy to anyone else who might feel deserves it. :)

  14. CONGRATS to the winner!!

  15. I loved the first Indigo book and know I will love this one too. Indigo is such a great character!

    Congrats to Chris on his big win. Your event was a lot of fun.


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