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The Medium (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

C.J. Archer
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Book Description

Seventeen year-old spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the dead boy assigned to her.

Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death. It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.

BOOKS IN THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY:
#1 The Medium
#2 Possession
#3 Evermore

NOTE: This ebook is included in a 3-book bundle with the other books in the trilogy. You can purchase the 3-book "boxed set" of The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy at a cheaper price than buying the ebooks individually.


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***5 stars*** "Although this is considered a Y/A book I have rated it as all ages. As an adult I loved it.  This is a beautiful story filled with all kinds of surprises.  I look forward to the next book in the series because these are characters are really want to know more about." ~ Paranormal Romance Guild

About the Author

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two by making up stories. She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. C.J. spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and two children. She has written numerous historical romances for adults. Visit her website cjarcher.com for a complete list. 

She loves to hear from readers. You can contact her in one of these ways: 
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Email: cjarcher.writes@gmail.com 
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Product Details

  • File Size: 663 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GOATBM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,144 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Incomplete story December 2, 2012
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The premise was interesting (think Ghost Whisperer set in early London) with a 17-year-old who can see ghosts. There could have been a number of good stories about how she and her older sister (who cannot see ghosts but arranges the seances) work with the living and the dead.

Alas, the story takes an unlikely romantic turn when this young medium sees a very real-looking ghost. She can even touch him (why he is different is never explained) and almost immediately falls for him. Then she becomes embroiled in trying to find out what happened to him. Naturally, the ghost falls for her too.

It was frustrating that we never find out how or why the ghost was killed, why he can be held and kissed, or who was responsible for his death.

A demon was accidentally released by her sister and gets involved with the ghost's remaining family, but the mystery of who is controlling the demon is not discovered.

This young medium also has a different father from her sister but doesn't know who he is or why her mother was with him and that is not answered either.

The book was like the first several chapters of a story without the end. Nothing was completed, no loose ends tied up, no satisfying ending. I don't mind a good story that I can tell leads to a sequel, but this is not even a complete story.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I have been ripped off!!! January 28, 2014
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I enjoyed this story but prefer to have a conclusion . I don't plan on reading the rest of the series.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well written paranormal book October 27, 2012
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I read this book in one sitting. It is so well written. I enjoyed the characters very much.
I will read the next installment soon.
The cover doesn't do this novel justice. This is a sweet period piece, a delightful read.
Thank you, C.J.Archer. Please keep writing.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent October 11, 2012
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Very well written book, loved the storyline. Usually I can guess the endings but not this time ... I will be sure to read the other books in this series. I'm sure their will eventually be a happy ending, I'll just have to give it a little time. ;)
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars worth every one of the 5 stars July 27, 2012
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A book worth every one of the 5 stars! I do not normally read period novels but I have now fallen in love. The author amerces you directly in the story with no pomp and circumstance allowing the story, characters, and descriptions to speak for themselves and carry you away with them. Not only does it have the normal love with seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but mystery and faced paced action.

The characters are believable and appropriate for the period and the author has captured the culture and attitudes of London in the 1880's. The story was fast paced but with enough meat to the writing that it flows smoothly. It also answers one of my long time questions about ghosts. How can ghosts move objects but not people?

This has made my list of books read in one night (just because I couldn't bear to put it down).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Medium April 5, 2014
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The ending SUCKED!!!
What a stupid way to end a story! I realize that this a ploy to keep the readers wanting more but this is not the way to do it.
I have read many, many books and I can say that this is one of the stupidest and moneymaking way to get readers to buy the next book.
let me stress....I will NOT!
I will remember the authors name so that I will NOT get any more books!
This is not cool......getting angry at the end of a book.
I do NOT RECOMMEND THIS BOOK! :(
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars In love with a ghost! Really? November 4, 2012
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It seems that the majority of the book is devoted to describing the main character's romantic feelings for a ghost. Totally absurd and an obvious parallel to the Twilight series. The story line drags on forever. I am glad it was free on the Kindle and I surely won't be reading the sequels.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. November 25, 2012
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An interesting book. Probably geared more towards late teens to young adults. Plot kept my interest with lots of action and mystery. Left a plenty open at the end, so naturally you'll have to read the other books in the series if you want the answers to all of the questions raised throughout the book. A good read for a free book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down
Set in 19th century London, this suspenseful and romantic mystery keeps you involved in the story from the first page to the last. Read more
Published 7 hours ago by Rene Averett
1.0 out of 5 stars Blah!
This one I didn't like at all but that is just me and I can be really picky about what I read.
Published 3 days ago by Theresa M. Studer
1.0 out of 5 stars Phooey fop!
Thought there would at least be a little bit of humor here - but no. This book has no redeeming qualities. The writing was terrible. The premise was stupid. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Joanne crump
4.0 out of 5 stars from a new fan
As a new fan of CJ Archer and first time reader of her books, I must say I really find her writing refreshing and interesting. Read more
Published 13 days ago by David E. Rosser
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun book
This book has a different concept of ghosts. I am anxious to read the next book that is in the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming ghost story
This story was well written and very interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed it. She is a good story teller and I highly recommend her.
Published 1 month ago by Sharon D Schwarz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
Delightful, fun and keeping me in suspense as to where this might be going with the next installment, can't wait for it.
Published 1 month ago by Donna White
4.0 out of 5 stars Ghostly Encounters
For those who do not believe in ghosts, this is not the book for you. This is an enchanting story of a young medium who falls in love with a ghost. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Marie Gibson
5.0 out of 5 stars Just let her love you".
This book had me completely interested and guessing at what would happen. Although most of the time I was thinking "who cares if you're a ghost. Just let her love you".
Published 1 month ago by Jessenia Santos
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read! I could not put it down!
There is so much to love about this book. I adore the plucky heroine. She is beautiful, strong willed, intelligent and brave. Read more
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More About the Author

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two with her writing. Under her other name of Carolyn Scott, she has published contemporary short stories in women's magazines, and she also writes romantic mystery novels under this name.

She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She has won and placed in romance writing contests including winning RWAustralia's Emerald Award in 2008 for the manuscript that went on to be released under the title HONOR BOUND. C.J. spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and two children.

To be notified when C.J. releases a new book, subscribe to her newsletter from her website. She only sends out the newsletter when she releases a new book, and never spams.

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