Series: Ghost Seer

Early review: Ghost Maker by Robin D. Owens

Posted October 12, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early review: Ghost Maker by Robin D. OwensGhost Maker by Robin D. Owens
Series: Ghost Seer #5
Published by Inter Mix on October 18, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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two-half-stars
three-flames

With Clare’s health fading, she and her partner—the love of her life—detective Zach Slade, head to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in search of the only healer who can help them: the ghost of Sister Juliana Emmanuel, whose healing skills live on in the afterlife.

Unfortunately for Clare, the nun’s ghost is elusive, and the town is teeming with spirits who all want to speak with Clare—newer ones, street kids who've been killed and want their bodies found and their murders avenged.

Now, with the help of Zach and Sister Juliana, Clare must find the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she will face an evil that could destroy everything she and Zach hold dear—including their love...

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The Ghost Seer series is urban fantasy by my personal classification since it follows the progress of one couple. I’ve liked the fact the romance has shared focus equally to the mystery. It’s always been a quirky read, sort of silly sometimes.

Ghost Maker continued on its silly way and the plot was not too interesting to me. It may have been fewer ancillary characters. Enzo and the Other don’t seem to develop much; we don’t learn much more about them. Claire and Zach are learning some. It still feels a bit like running around in the dark or with your eyes shut.  Zach’s work is more structured which helps.

As for their relationship, it was quite insta-love in the first book, Ghost Seer, and now it is weird. They admit they love each other. They back each other up in life and death situations. There is quite a bit of sexy times. But Zach is all strange now.

I didn’t feel enough progress in either their personal growth or their relationship. So I didn’t enjoy this as much as some of the others in the series.

 

 

About Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award Winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published in December 2001. Since then she has written fifteen books in the series, Heart Legacy the latest published in November, 2014 (named one of the best paranormal romances of 2015 by Library Journal). And self-published her first novella in the series, Lost Heart in April of 2016.

Her five book Luna series included average American women Summoned into another dimension to save a world. Her Mystic Circle series was a mixture of contemporary urban and romantic fantasy set in Denver.

And her newest stories, about an uptight accountant who sees Old West ghosts and helps them move on, began with Ghost Seer in April of 2014 and has continued through five books. Ghost Maker will be released as an ebook in October 2016.

She is profoundly thankful to be recipient of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year award as well as the 2011 Writer of the Year Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Best Paranormal and Best of the Best Daphne Du Maurier Award…actually, after winning an award she tends to dance around bored cats.


Ghost Talker by Robin D. Owens

Ghost Talker by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 18, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | 2 Comments

  I LOVED the beginning of the Ghost Seer series because the couple got together and stayed together, working TOGETHER.  The romance between Claire and Zach has never been in question.  The relationship and the effort involved in caring for each other, is part of their everyday. Claire and Zach each have their own issues and problems.  BUT they supported each other.  So with their struggles over the major career changes, housing and now the relationship, they still helped each other grow as people.  I like that.  Each of them pushed the other, just a little, to face issues and be more, providing constant acceptance whatever the choices. The touches of the Old West history are fun, although this is fiction. It is an interesting […]


Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Anne’s Thoughts on Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens

Posted February 12, 2015 by Anne in Book Review | 3 Comments

  I’ve REALLY enjoyed this series.  It has more romance than most urban fantasy and I like that.  I love a situation where a couple is together and works together on their problems or mystery or adventure.  I rated each of the first two books, GHOST SEER and GHOST LAYER, as 5 stars.  I don’t recommend GHOST KILLER as a standalone book. This is my favorite kind of supernatural – something with the mind – like a witch or clairvoyant or pre-cognition that sort of thing.  Claire is a ghost seer and Zach is a sort of pre-cognizant. Claire has a ghost dog, Enzo, to help her with her cases. The Clare and Zach relationship is front and center all the time, which is unusual.  It […]