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Giving Up the Ghost (13 Shades of Red) Paperback – April 15, 2013
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About the Author
S.A. Price is the shorter pen name for Stella and Audra Price. Bi-continental, Stella and Audra break all misconceptions about siblings. Writing as a team they have produced well over eighteen novels as well as several novella's and short stories. And nary an argument has come from it. On their off time from writing, Audra is a makeup artist and Stella is a graphic artist and web designer, as well as the convention director for the Authors After Dark convention. They both love animals and have several including several snakes and a peacock. Audra lives in Scotland with her husband and children, while Stella Lives in South Carolina with her dogs Moo and Poe and her husband.
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Here is what I love
1) Of course, the relationship between Rhys and Saffron, the two leads. I loved the fact that Saffron was able to hold her own and didn't back down in the end. I do wish she would have waited a bit longer to jump in the sack with him, but oh well. The sex scenes were awesome and really drove point the home of how combustible their love and relationship was.
2) I loved the relationship that Saffron had with the band members. She didn't come in to try to take over or make it "her band". It was very much a loving big brother/little sister feel, and that is endearing. She had their backs, and they had hers. The guys watched out for her and wanted her to stay in the group, and it seemed like they respected her for putting up with Rhys' bulls****.
3) I loved the dynamics between Saffron and Rhys' family, and Winter (NOT Winter's family). I loved how the author drew the stark contrast between the two families and how very different they were.
4) The imagery that the authors were able to draw did not leave me wondering what the areas looked like, and they did describe NOLA perfectly.
5) The ghost cat....how could I forget? :-)
6) And not to spoil anything, but the plot twist with Phaedra and her relationship with her mother was awesome.
What was lacking:
1) Alot of grammatical errors, but I got the jist of the story and was able to read over them. The story line was easy to understand. I know alot of authors have to self-edit due to time and money, so I wasn't expecting a pristine Stephen King book. No big deal.
2) The confrontation scene between Phaedra and Saffron was a tad disappointing. I wanted more of a sh**storm but actually I was very surprised by the way it went down. Just wish the scene was a big longer.
3) Saffron should have waited before jumpin in the sack with Rhys....calm your ti** girlie ha! :-)
4) Would be good if the authors could number the books on the front so you know which order to go in. But again, no big deal.
Other than that, I think anyone would really enjoy this read as it's quick and easy.....kinda like Rhys ;-), and the entire rockband scene mixed with a dose of supernatural was awesome. Loved it!!! Can't wait to read the rest of the series.
Giving Up the Ghost is a story I didn't know much about when I started it. Going in blind was a perfect way to start and I quickly became fascinated with the entire cast of characters. Each character held a unique feeling to them and as the story went on I became even more intrigued by the psychology of the story. What happens when the one you were so in love with dies and your grief shades the truth of who they truly were. Rhys Bellamy had obtained his obsession and then lost her again. Consumed by grief for years he finally begins to resurface, only to realize maybe his reality was only a shade of what it was. This aspect is what pushed this story to the 4 mark for me. The beginning held a few things that I didn't quite understand especially regarding Saffron. Although, I loved her character I thought a few of her actions in the beginning didn't really fit her overall personality. However, as a whole Saffron and Rhys' story is truly unique and entertaining!
The paranormal aspects were not overwhelming and just added enough to the story to enhance the depth of not only betrayal, but of true friendships.
I rate Giving Up the Ghost 4 out of 5 Bullets!
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