Cemetery Tours

Cemetery Tours

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by Jacqueline E. Smith, Benjamin J. Durham
     
 

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Some secrets are best kept laid to rest.

At least, that's as far as Michael Sinclair is concerned. At twenty-seven, he has spent his entire life perfecting the art of pretending that the ghosts he encounters on a daily basis do not exist. Now, if only the dead would let him rest in peace.

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem likely, especially after Kate Avery and her

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Some secrets are best kept laid to rest.

At least, that's as far as Michael Sinclair is concerned. At twenty-seven, he has spent his entire life perfecting the art of pretending that the ghosts he encounters on a daily basis do not exist. Now, if only the dead would let him rest in peace.

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem likely, especially after Kate Avery and her ailing brother, Gavin, move in next door. Kate and Gavin are haunted, and not by a dearly departed loved one. This spirit is aggressive, menacing, and harboring a dark resentment toward Gavin. In spite of every instinct advising him to walk away, Michael finds himself seeking to uncover the mysteries of Gavin's past, and falling for the bright and lovely Kate. Yet competing for her affection is Luke Rainer, television's hottest celebrity ghost hunter and the only (living) person to know Michael's secret.

But the dead have secrets, too. Some will go to any length to withhold what should have gone with them to the grave, while others will risk everything to make their voices heard, even if that means putting another's life at stake. Now, for the sake of friends and strangers alike, Michael must choose between preserving his cherished anonymity and lending his aid to those for whom all hope seems lost.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989673402
Publisher:
Wind Trail Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2013
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
635,211
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Jacqueline E. Smith makes her writing debut with Cemetery Tours. A longtime lover of words, stories, and characters, Jacqueline earned her Master's Degree in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012. She lives and writes in Dallas, Texas, but is not-so-secretly hoping for her own private lake house.

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Cemetery Tours 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Cemetery Tours", the debut novel of Jacqueline E. Smith, truly is a treat for all readers. It is rare to find a novel with heart, humor, and of course, a couple of scares that make you eagerly flip each page. I won't try to give too much away, but all I can say is that this is the perfect book for anyone that loves to sit down and get lost in an amazing story. The hero of the novel, Michael Sinclair, isn't dreamy, broody, or mysterious, but rather sweet, albeit a little dorky, and truly searching for his identity. Of course, everything about Michael isn't what meets the eye (hint hint), and that's what I absolute adore about him. From his romance with the kind and beautiful Kate (her quirks and humor make her enduring), to his competition with the walking caricature of Luke Rainer, the hunky ghost hunter, Ms. Smith has created a plethora of characters that readers will cheer for, love, and above all, relate to. Nothing brings a story to life more than amazingly crafted characters, and this book is FILLED with them. The plot moves quickly, and there are no "slow" moments or unnecessary chapters. There are a bunch of twists in the book, and readers will have a blast trying to figure out the "mystery". The romance is great- relevant, real, and although a plot point, it does not take away from the true meaning of the book. The "Scary" moments are super fun to read too, and, no spoilers, but I actually got chills at some points! Congrats to Ms. Smith for this debut novel. I am sure we will see more good works from her in the future!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent ghost story with a really unexpected twist!! I'm usually not into ghost books because, to be honest, I'm a big chicken. However, it was light enough that it didn't scare me into insomnia, but spooky enough just to my liking. I loved the gradual romance between the characters and the additional characters were loveable (I loved Luke!). You can't help but root for Kate and Michael. I would love to say more about what I loved, but it would totally spoil the book for those who haven't read it. Just pick it up and read it, you won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun, fast-paced novel for readers of all ages!  Anyone who enjoys a good ghost story will surely love Cemetery Tours!
Sandrathebookworm 11 months ago
Original review posted @http://sandrathebookworm.blogspot.com/2015/12/cemetery-tours.html I was sent a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review I love anything paranormal so, when the author of Cemetery Tours Jacqueline Smith contacted me to see if I wanted to review I jumped at the opportunity and I’m glad I did because I absolutely loved it. Our main character Gavin has been able to see ghosts since he was a child, but now that he’s older he prefers to keep that fact to himself; that is until the day he gets new neighbors Kate and her brother Gavin who seem to be haunted by a very angry ghost who seems to have unfinished business with Gavin. This book was so good, I loved every second of it! Michael, Kate and Gavin are very likable characters I clicked with them immediately; I also found myself liking Luke (the obnoxious TV host of Cemetery Tours) a lot, I found him to be very funny, but not as funny as Brink Michael best friend; I’m really hoping to see more of these two in the second book! I loved that this story was set in Dallas since I live three hours away from Dallas I feel like I can just grab my keys and go explore the places mentioned in the book (which I really want to google and see if they do exist) lol. This novel had me laughing out loud, crying, and had me jumping at any little noise I would hear while I was reading. I love the twist I wasn't expecting it at all and it made this amazing read even better. Like I said at the beginning I loved every second of this book and all the characters have made their way into my heart. If you have yet to pick this book up, I highly recommend it! -sandrathebookworm
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I believed that ghosts existed, then Jacqueline Smith's portrayal is exactly how I would imagine them to be. Cemetery tours is filled with a realism that merges seamlessly with the supernatural, and I obsessed over this book until I finished reading it. Michael leads a relatively simple life, but carries scars and, for the most part, has ignored his psychic ability for his entire life. His apartment complex is haunted, and although he is a genuinely decent guy, people can tell that there's something unquantifiably different about him. His relationships have suffered, and roommate Brink (Ghost) offers valuable advice and humour throughout this entertaining read. Following an accident, the lovely Kate moves into Michael's building with her brother Gavin, and Michael's life changes course completely. An old friend in the shape of celebrity ghost hunter Luke Rainer, provides a challenge for Michael and his blossoming relationship with freshly star struck Kate. Michael is naturally reluctant to share his knowledge about spirits, but events conspire to push him to the point where he's forced to reveal his true nature. Jacqueline Smith weaves her swift moving tale with skill, creating the most believable characters, the ghosts having almost as much depth as the living. The writing flows beautifully and she allows just the right amount of speculation to take hold before ratcheting up the tension to provide twists and surprises along the way, taking the reader on a memorable and exciting adventure of love, sacrifice, vengeance and madness which culminates in a satisfying conclusion. I look forward to the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever eaten a meal where the first forkful is fine, the next very good and the third so sublime you find yourself gobbling hurriedly to savour whatever else it has to offer?  Cemetery Tours is the book equivalent of that meal. The deceptively simple prose draws you in to the lives of the principal protagonists, both as wholesome as apple pie on the surface but both have an obsession with ghosts. Kate has the hots for the presenter of a ghost busting TV program and Mike is blessed or cursed with the ability to see and even speak to them. Wanting to be seen as nothing more than a regular guy, to date Mike has kept his powers to himself, but trying to do that, particularly with the edible  Kate becomes harder and harder as the plot unfolds. Why are there so many things suddenly going bump in the night, why is the Pastor of nearby church so hostile to Mike, and what secrets are there in Kate’s closet that even she doesn’t know about? Jacqueline Smith artlessly allows new facts to unfold as the  book proceeds, and each time an onion layer peels off there is another one underneath till finally we get to the truth at the core of it. This an impressive debut novel that is both easy to read and consistently entertaining. I have a feeling that it will particularly resonate with the Twilight  generation and that the three principal characters could become cult figures. It will be interesting to see what Miss Smith comes up with next.