Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Speed Dating with the Dead by Scott Nicholson

Title:  Speed Dating with the Dead
Author:  Scott Nicholson
Genre:  Paranormal Thriller
Publisher:  Haunted Computer Books
Publication Date:  9th July 2010
Stand alone or series:  Stand Alone
Pages: 195 (ebook)
Book Received from:  Author
First Lines:  “And here’s our most haunted room, Mr. Wilson.”

When Wayne "Digger" Wilson hosts a paranormal conference at the haunted White Horse Inn, he has motives beyond searching for the inn's legendary ghosts.
Years ago, he made a honeymoon promise to his wife Beth that if one of them died, the survivor would return to the White Horse to summon the other's lost spirit. Now she's dead and Digger's back, with the daughter they conceived during that fateful honeymoon sixteen years before. And the ghost hunters are stirring up ancient evils that were better left in peace, because the inn's basement is home to a circle of demons that have been waiting for Wayne to return.
They want his teenage daughter Kendra, and they'll play whatever tricks they need in order to satisfy their dark desires. And at the White Horse Inn, not even angels can be trusted . . .
My Thoughts
I've never read anything from Scott Nicholson, but I'm glad I did.

I've never been to a Ghosthunting conference or anything like that but on occasion I'm known to watch the ghost hunting on tv.  Speed Dating with the Dead was like watching a spooky session of Ghost Hunter.

I really enjoyed the characters in this story.  There is a wide variety too, some that I absolutely loved, a few here and there that I really wanted to give a good shake saying, "Wake up to yourself, there's freakin' scary things in this place and you want to do that?!"  I liked Digger but there was maybe one or two parts where I was a little disappointed in him, but his daughter Kendra was definitely awesome! 

The technology that is used in the story gives it a very real feel and I think that's what made it more believable for me.  That and the fact that there are always skeptics in any group that are willing to explain away the unexplainable as if it's all just a trick to make them look like idiots.

All in all, Speed Dating with the Dead was a spooky suspense-filled read and one that I really enjoyed.

You can check out this and Scott's other books over at Haunted Computer Books

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