Discover First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left

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Five! You read ’em right, five omegas to First Grave on the Right! I loved this book from the moment I saw the cover. And once I started reading it, it did not disappoint. It’s no wonder it won RWA’s Golden Heart Award in 2009. It’s quirky sense of dark humor and creative premise catch you right from the beginning. And with the guts to name a heroine Charley Davidson, Darynda Jones has struck gold.

If you love the humor in Janet Evonovitch’s writing, but enjoy paranormal romance, this book’s for you. From the moment Charley wakes up, blearily cursing her alarm and the dead guy in her room, you’ll be hooked. Because the dead guy isn’t a body, he’s a ghost. And Charley is the Grim Reaper.

Or at least that’s the best title she can come up with for the only person in the world who can help ghosts move into the light. Is Charley and angel. No way! But she just might be a corporal portal to heaven.

And it gets better, because Charley has a super sexy, super mysterious, lover. So mysterious, she doesn’t even know who it is, she just knows he visits her in her dreams.

And that’s all in the first few pages.

Darynda Jones packs the action in. And I expect her to do the same in the sequel, Second Grave on the Left. Another mystery, and more hotness with…I’m not revealing the mystery lover, but you’ll find out in the first book. Let’s just say, he’s my favorite kind of hero, the conflicted, complicated kind with sharp edges.

Once again, Darynda is someone I met at Rom Con. If you want to get fantastic face to face with amazing authors, Rom Con is the place to be. Unlike other cons, it’s focus is connecting readers and authors in ways that mean you actually get to see, talk and interact with your favorites. Bring all your questions because you’ll actually be able to ask them and get answers.

For all you Margie Lawson  Fans, I think you’ll discover you have a connection with Darynda already, because it’s apparent from her quality writing that she is a Margie grad! her stellar writing and her fresh similes will make you think: “Why didn’t I come up with that!”

Has anyone already discovered First Grave on the Right? And if you’ve already read Second Grave on the Left, I’d love to know if you liked it. The first book was full of surprises and I want to make sure new readers get to discover Darynda’s creativity on their own, so no spoilers!


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8 responses to “Discover First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left

  1. I haven’t read this series, but it sounds like one I’d like. My TBR list is so long at the moment. 😦

    • I know what you mean! I’m struggling to read a book a month. Currently I’m managing one and a half, but I am determined to make it two! Audio books have helped. At least the drive to work seems shorter with a book! I read the Tipping Point that way and it only took me a week and a half. Record time!

  2. Hello Jessica!

    Yup, ‘met’ Darynda through Margie’s grad blog, and I so hear you when you say, ‘why didn’t I come up with that’? I know I’ve stumbled upon a great writer when I question the quality of my own work. Darynda makes me want to pack up my highlighters and go home. Thankfully, there is plenty of room on the bookshelves for the likes of me.

  3. Great, upbeat post, Jessica! And I love the artwork, both of the cover and the photo of it and the other one. Very professional stuff on your blog, my dear!

  4. I’ve not read the book, Jessica, but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I’ll add it to my book list!

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