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There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out.

By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife.

Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living that drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome ...

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Overview

There's always fun to be had on a ghoul's night out.

By day, Larue Donavan is a down-to-earth bookstore owner. But by night, she's a world-renowned psychic investigator dedicated to helping lost spirits find peace. Dead people won't leave her alone and Abraham Lincoln thinks he's in charge of her lovelife.

Larue can handle ghosts and undead presidents. It's the living that drive her crazy. When Callahan Weiss moves to town, the handsome newcomer opens a coffee shop right next door. She's smitten from the start, but she's not the only one -- The boutique owner across the street has her eye on Callahan too, and uses witchcraft to fight dirty. When Callahan gets hit by a love spell, Larue will need more than a little help from her ghoul-friends to save the day...

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Editorial Reviews

Coffee Time Romance
“Rose Pressey spins a delightful tale with misfits and romance that makes me cheer loudly.”
Fallen Angel Reviews
“I absolutely loved this book! It had me chuckling from the beginning.”
ParaNormal Romance
“Her characters are alive and full of quick witted charm and will make you laugh. The plot twists keep you turning the pages non-stop.”
ParaNormalRomance.org - Amber Chambers
"This is an author that I have put on my 'to watch' list and I will be sure to try anything else she has written or writes in the future."
The Romance Studio - Steph B.
"I would love to read more about Larue and her ghost adventures! This story is so charming, witty, and entertaining and I'm sure Ms. Pressey can do it again!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981890548
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Rose Pressey enjoys writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured her interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates her.

When she's not writing about werewolves, vampires and every other supernatural creature, she loves eating cupcakes with sprinkles, reading, spending time with family, and listening to oldies from the fifties.

Rose lives in the beautiful commonwealth of Kentucky with her husband, son and three sassy Chihuahuas.
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"So I guess you came to check out the new person in town? Quite a few people have already," he said, as he grabbed a paper cup for my order.

"Actually, I..." I needed to think of something clever to say quickly. I didn't want him to think I was spying on him. Although I guess technically, I was spying.

"Actually, I just needed a coffee pick-me-up this morning." All right, that was far from clever. Even though it was hard to be clever all day without large amounts of caffeine coursing through my veins.

I eyed him for his reaction. I hoped there would be a reaction. No reaction would mean he really didn't care one way or the other. Maybe he was just making small talk and I was over-analyzing the entire situation. He probably chatted with everyone. That's what coffee shop owners do, right? Of course, it had to be. Nothing to get excited about, I reminded myself. I was acting as if I had a schoolgirl crush. His eyes flickered, and I could have sworn I saw a surprised smile on his face.

"Is that right?" His masculine arms flexed again as he reached for a new package of lids placed high on the shelf.

My eyes were probably bulging out of my head as I stood there, transfixed.

"I knew someone had leased this space, but I thought you would be much older." I stumbled over my words. What was I saying? Someone needed to tape my mouth shut!

"Really?" he said. He let out a soft chuckle that ignited tiny tickles in the pit of my stomach. The hunk finished preparing my drink and handed the cup toward me with a beaming grin.

Stretching my hand out, I grabbed the cup from him and our hands touched ever so slightly with the exchange. My hand tingled with the swapand my stomach flip-flopped. Call me crazy, but I had the distinct feeling the touch had been on purpose.

His fingers lingered for a split second. They lingered when they didn't have to. Relishing the tingle, I looked up from my cup and met his stare. His eyes were endlessly captivating. Was he flirting with me? No way, I must have been imagining things.

"So, who told you I was old?" he smiled.

"Oh no. No one told me you were old. I guess I just assumed. Coffee shop. Old person." I chuckled nervously.

What was I saying? Shut up!

He paused, I assumed, to think of his choice of words.

"Well, I was assuming you would be older as well. You know, bookstore owner." He didn't smile.

"You know, like a bookworm or something." He flashed a bashful grin, and then let out a hearty chuckle.

I laughed, relieved.

"And I'm not a bookworm?" I asked, playfully biting my lip, trying my best attempt at sexy. I'm sure I just looked stupid instead. It probably looked more like a nervous twitch than a sexy guise.

"No. You're not my idea of a bookworm. You're very sexy girl-next-door." He gazed at me with those gorgeous pale-blue eyes of his, as though he was taking in every ounce of my appearance. My pulled-back dark hair, my casual shirt, comfy jeans and new white sneakers.

Did he like what he saw? Please let him like what he saw.

My cheeks were burning. At that point I had the distinct feeling he was trying to flirt with me. I didn't think it was my mind playing tricks on me. He was sending off flirting signals all over the place.

"Hey! How did you know I was the bookstore owner?" I raised my eyebrow at him.

"I saw you opening up this morning."

Of course! That was a stupid question, being right next door, he had to have seen me.

"It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Callahan Weiss."

He held out his hand. After the tingle from just the touch of his fingers, what would happen if I shook his hand?

I decided to take my chances and took his hand lightly. How could I not? It was so smooth, yet rough in all the right places.

"I'm Larue Donavan. It's nice to meet you too."

He blinked, as if in slow motion, then opened his eyes again. His lips had parted to utter another word when the door opened, distracting his thoughts. Damn. He stopped just as he'd begun to say something and looked at the customer. (Maybe he'd been going to ask me out?) The bad part was that his eyes were ogling whoever had just walked in the door.

I followed his gaze to see Brianna sliding through the entrance. Didn't the woman ever work?

She glided to the counter, her eyes focused on Callahan the entire time. I almost expected her to push me out of the way like a running back giving me the straight arm. Her timing couldn't have been any worse. She held his gaze and I suddenly felt like an outsider looking into their little world, as if I were intruding.

"Hi, Callahan," she said, breaking the silence.

"Hi, Brianna, what can I get for you?"

She gave him a coy little smile that had sexual undertones flashing like a neon sign all over it. It was as if she'd cast a spell on him as soon as she'd walked in the door. Entrancing him with her ... with her ... Heck, I wasn't sure how she could hold him spellbound. But somehow she had. Was I somehow suddenly invisible? Finally, she acknowledged me, eyeing me up and down with a slight smirk on her face.

"Um. Nice to meet you. I need to get back and open my store. The coffee is great," I said, lifting my cup to him as I walked toward the door.

I didn't say anything to Brianna, not that she cared either way. Her eyes were once again fixed on Callahan.

"Come back soon," he mumbled, not looking at me.

I thought I detected something different in his voice, but I wasn't sure what. Strangely, it did somehow sound different. I shook off the thought, sure that it was just my imagination.

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  • Posted September 2, 2011

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    A Great Read - Can't wait for More! :)

    Absolutely loved this book. What a great premise; a girl can talk to the dead and they never leave her alone. I found myself unable to put this book down. And when I did, I couldn't wait to pick it up again. Rose Pressey rocks. Can't wait to hear more from Larue and Ms. Pressey, too. :)

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2011

    Great read!

    This is the kind of book that keeps you interested in the story and makes it hard to put down. I really enjoyed the characters and honestly at the end I sort of wished there was a sequel.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just loved this book. Larue is so funny along wth Mindy thats all im gonna say cause you just have to read this book Rose is now one of two of my favorite paranormal writers. You wont regret getting this book and I garramtee you will be hooked on the first paragraph. Enjoy

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

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    Highly Recommended

    One of the best books I have read in awhile..... so looking forward to the next Larue Donavan #2 wonder whats going to happen to her next

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    Dont know the Author

    But love her books. I just lost my beloved pet this week, and these stories kept be entertained during the nights. So I thank you for making me laugh at a time I really needed it. I will be watching for more.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Great read, extremely likeable characters. I can't wait to read more from this funny talented author.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    I couldn't put it down!

    I couldn't put it down! Rose Pressey hooked me with How to Date a Werewolf and this one sunk me!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2011

    how nice the author has so many friends

    A pity they didn't actually read the book.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    MY NEW FAVORITE!

    Laure fights for her man with the help of her Best friend and her "tag-a-longs". Rose Pressey is a witty author who knows how to mix all the elements just right. You can beat the price!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2011

    What agreat read!

    I LOVE Rose Presseys work anyway but this is my new fav. Book from her. Ok i know i say that about evry book of hers i read but i adore the ghosts and Larue and Misty is me in print lol then there the ever sexy Callahan! Mmmmmm coffee pastries and passion! Not to forget the paranormal. Must buy must read will love!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2011

    Highly recommend this book

    I have totally enjoyed both of Rose Pressey's books so far. They are fun and a joy to read. Can't wait for more.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2011

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    Great read!

    This was a very fun book to read! I had fun with the characters and the interaction between Larue and her best friend. I also loved the Larue/Callahan relationship development. Cant wait for the next one!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2011

    A Wonderful Read!

    A fun idea, great characters, I enjoyed the book a lot. It was a bit too long for the plot, some of the dialogue could have easily been removed, but it was an excellent value, certainly for the price. While a good book for adults, it would also be acceptable for teens. I look foward to her next book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2011

    Good book.

    This was a very good book. I loved the concept of the ghosts coming home with the heroine. President Lincoln was great. I had a couple of gripes. Without giving away the story, I thought it was a little weird that a girl who has seen ghosts her whole life took so long to figure out what was going on with the guy though this was sort of explained. One small peeve was the rather snotty thoughts she had about the waitress at the pizza parlor. I thought that was a little beneath her. I hope that there will be a sequel about her friend. Though she already has a boyfriend, it didn't sound like it was anything permanent. I don't remember if he was even named and he was never in the book. All in all, I gave it 4 stars because I thought the heroine was a little dim in spots, but it was a fun story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Larue is my new hero!!!

    Larue Donavan wants to have a little normalcy in her life. That's hard to do when the ghost of Abe Lincoln thinks of you like a daughter!

    Larue Donavan owns her own bookstore "The Book Nook" but is surrounded by ghosts constantly. Everything in her life has always been about the ghosts that can talk to her, because they do talk even when it isn't very convenient. She tries to help them move on but they can be stubborn. Talking to a ghost who is sitting in your backseat can be a little embarrassing if you are caught!

    Dating has always been a little difficult for Larue when you have ghostly chaperones. But that all changes when handsome heartthrob Callahan Weiss, opens a coffee shop right next door. Callahan seems to be falling for our girl Larue and her ghostly gang thinks Callahan is a good man. Things are going good!

    Too good... Brianna, the snobby witch spelled with a "b" who owns the designer clothing store across the street, decides that Callahan would be much better off with her!

    Strange things start happening, Larue almost gets mowed down by a speeding car, her store sign falls of the building and almost takes her head off....what's next.

    Is this bad luck or does someone else have something to do with it????

    This is a great read!! The story is short but very entertaining! I am definitely a fan, can't wait to see whats up next for Larue!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Loved it!

    I was surprised at how great this book was.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Loved it!!

    Which there more books to read by Rose Pressey!! I need more!!!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

    What a read!

    What a great book. Interesting characters, a thrilling ending that leaves you wanting more! The ending has me hoping that Ms. Pressey will be writting a follow up! The main characters were engaging, and I wish I could meet a man like Callahan. I highly recommend this to everone!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2011

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    Excellent reading!

    Ghosts, witches, spells, and love - what better combination? This is an interesting book, held my attention - the 600 pages flew by and left me wanting more from this author! I hope Ms. Pressey follows through with more. Fun, exciting and delightfully funny. Charla

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Great find!

    Ditto to all the rave reviews including the loss of a beloved pet. I had been interested in her work 4 a while. I took the opportunity when this became availabe for .99. So glad I did-I'm a fan now. I plan to buy more. Can't remember the last time I found it hard to put down a 600 page novel. It had all the right elements mixed in a perfect balance. Not too much romance. Not too much paranormal.

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