Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyKelso (Source) makes a promising start to her Blackston Gold paranormal romantic suspense series, introducing several wonderfully rich characters. Dorian Wild is a smart, anxious Australian lawyer whose world is overturned when her boyfriend, Chris, a brilliant geologist who has created a mathematical model to make finding new mining sites far easier, is killed in a suspicious car accident. He leaves her the rights to the model and an unsent phone message documenting a hostile company takeover and extremely unethical corporate behavior. As she researches a strange connection with the Solitaire mine and Jimmy Keenighan, an 1880s newspaperman who wrote about the gold rush, Jimmy unintentionally travels through time to meet her and fall in love. Like much of the story, the romance between Dorian and Jimmy is just barely hinted at, leaving this feeling more like a prequel than a series launch. (July)
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The Solitaire Ghost (Blackston Gold Series #1) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
In Australia, barrister Dorian Wild enters the elevator to go to her office at Lewis and Cotton when she sees the ghost coming through the floor. She drops the lunch bags she holds when the spirit places a miner's panning dish on her head as if she is a post. The ghost vanishes while the junior partner receives solace and doubts from her friends at a nearby bar. Soon after her first paranormal encounter, Dorian's boyfriend Chris the geologist with a mathematical formula to expedite the location of mining sites dies in a questionable car accident. She inherits his model and learns of a hostile takeover of the company. Not one to sit idly by, Dorian investigates the ties between the Solitaire mine and late nineteenth century reporter Jimmy Keenighan, who covered the gold rush as he somehow travels to her time where they meet and are attracted to one another. Book One of the Blackston Gold paranormal romantic suspense saga is a delightful tale that introduces a fully developed cast especially the heroine who holds the plot together. The story line is fun to follow as the life portrait of Dorian Wild that she laid out turns upside down. Although The Solitaire Ghost spends a lot of time setting the tone especially the golden link between the 1880s and 2011, which limits the plot even the time traveling romance, fans will enjoy this opening suspenseful act. Harriet Klausner