To be honest, I was first intrigued by your book because of your beautiful cover, although, the purse thing? The great thing about Ghostland is that it is a wonderful blend of urban fantasy and romance with the worldbuilding conflict resting on the emotional conflict between the characters. The confusion rests to a large degree on elements that are revealed toward the end and thus while most of the storylines were wrapped up toward the end, it did require the reader to be in the dark on big world building issues. Most of the details are those gleaned in the first few chapters but those that are spoiler averse might want to click away! The heroine is a shaman. She can enter the ghostlands, an alternate or parallel plane, and whisper the name of a spirit on the spirit winds and summon that spirit to her.
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Taken from her home and family, shamaness Aisling McConaughey must enter the "ghostlands" to save a wealthy man's mistress. But there's a price to pay for her power: She must summon the Djinn prince Zurael en Caym-and yield to his savage, sensual rage. Zurael intends to kill Aisling after she's served as bait to find an enemy in possession of an ancient tablet. But the more Taken from her home and family, shamaness Aisling McConaughey must enter the "ghostlands" to save a wealthy man's mistress.
But the more he tastes her innocent spirit, the more he'll use his fiery touch to keep her hungry for his mercy-even as they weave an erotic spell that he cannot escape Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 7th by Berkley first published March 7th More Details Original Title. Ghostland World 1. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews.
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More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Ghostland Ghostland World, 1. May 31, Kim rated it did not like it Shelves: abandoned , ebook , did-not-like-it , paranormal-romance , read-in This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I didn't really care about the story but this is what I know: Aisling is a female shaman, who has a pet ferret and then people came and took her with them so she could leave home, live by herself in the house of the previous dead shaman and solve any kind of mystery that involves the dead, the living, everybody.
People just keep asking for her to do stuff. The confusing part was that they seemed to live in a time without electricity but this world is actually post-apocalyptic, and I kept forgett I didn't really care about the story but this is what I know: Aisling is a female shaman, who has a pet ferret and then people came and took her with them so she could leave home, live by herself in the house of the previous dead shaman and solve any kind of mystery that involves the dead, the living, everybody.
The confusing part was that they seemed to live in a time without electricity but this world is actually post-apocalyptic, and I kept forgetting it's set with more or less modern touches. Cars, blow dryers, Ever time something like that popped up I was surprised, I don't know why really. To make things more confusing: At a certain point they went to some kind of club called Sinners and then there was a voting thing and then Aisling and Zureal were voted out by a couple who asked them to 'come play' before they even had the chance to take of their coats.
They turned down the couple and then they got kicked out. Or something. And then fought and went home. And had sex of course. Lots of times. I almost fell asleep during those sex scenes, that's how bad it was. It's not because wasn't action packed enough. It's not like I was expecting more gymnastics because believe me, both Aisling and Zurael were trying to make it reaaaaally good.
How they managed to make intercourse seem boring is beyond me. Maybe it was all the fuss they made about each other's hair. They kept wanting to wash and comb through it for some reason. While I was reading this book I felt annoyed by how easily both characters were turned on by each other. Yes instant attraction, I get it. But I've never had the pleasure of having my nipples turn into bullets whenever I see a hot guy. Aisling and him didn't even need to be in the same room for it to happen.
She: 'Oh hey, that plant over there sorta kinda looks like Zurael if I squint hard enough In the first chapter or so, Aisling and Zurael are enemies. But 6 lines into the second chapter they are making the neighbors blush. They didn't talk, they just humped each other a lot. And even during that their conversations didn't go any farther than her moaning 'please' 56 times and he grunted and said her name a lot.
Aisling kept having a serious case of 'fluids pooling her folds'. I really don't find that sexy. Seriously, it's called a diaper, use it. Seriously, I'm not making this up. It is just that ridiculous. I didn't read the entire book, so maybe it got better after where I gave up. Again, this is a book I wanted to like, I mean come on, look at the cover! It's gorgeous! Arlene, I'm sorry to disappoint you with my links, if I do come up with something appropriate, I'll let you know but probably not.
View all 35 comments. Sep 20, Mir rated it it was ok Shelves: unfinished , fantasy , cover-love. Interesting world-building and what looked like it might have turned out to be a decent plot. However, after the first 50 pages of every-other-page descriptions of "rigid cock" I just couldn't take any more descriptions of stiffening or tented trousers. It is obviously from the first that the male protagonist is going to screw the heroine rather than kill her as he keeps insisting he intends to.
The descriptions of the post-apocalyptic Bay Area and shamanistic magical systems are better-written Interesting world-building and what looked like it might have turned out to be a decent plot. The descriptions of the post-apocalyptic Bay Area and shamanistic magical systems are better-written as well, making me thinking this was originally a more straightforward fantasy that some editor told Strong needed to be a "paranormal romance" to sell.
Strong apparently couldn't think how to incorporate that except by throwing in lots of mentions of penis and arousal. Too bad. View all 6 comments. Apr 12, Felicia rated it liked it Shelves: vaginal-urban-fantasy.
First thing, this is the best cover art I've seen on a genre book in quite a while. There is a LOT of graphic sex in here, more than I care to read quite frankly, lol. The world was pretty interesting, typical of the genre with a few interesting twists, but there was just too much weird-ass graphic description of "Le Getting-it-on". I started skipping over it when loins would start burning but that's mild compared to what real First thing, this is the best cover art I've seen on a genre book in quite a while.
I started skipping over it when loins would start burning but that's mild compared to what really was described, ha! Shelves: fantasy , paranormal , apocalyptic-or-post-apocalyptic , erotic-romance , cover-love , In a post-apocalyptic Earth torn asunder by religious wars and now divvied up between the Church and Vampires, Aisling lives a precarious life in more ways than one: not only is she an orphan living on a farm under human "protection" and destruction, but she's also a shamaness, able to walk the Ghostlands where the spirits reside.
It has long been a secret well kept by the woman who took her in and her surrogate family, but nothing can protect her when the Church shows up looking for her. The may In a post-apocalyptic Earth torn asunder by religious wars and now divvied up between the Church and Vampires, Aisling lives a precarious life in more ways than one: not only is she an orphan living on a farm under human "protection" and destruction, but she's also a shamaness, able to walk the Ghostlands where the spirits reside.
The mayor of Oakland's mistress, Elena, has disappeared and their previous shaman has died. Aisling's given a hollow choice and, taking her pet ferret Aziel, moves to Oakland where she immediately travels into the spirit lands, with Aziel as her guide, to find Elena. When she does, it's clear Elena is a sacrifice of some sort, tied to an alter, naked with symbols painted on her skin while black-robed men prepare to kill her. Aziel gives her a name to call, and the demon she summons to dispatch the priests is Zurael, a powerful Djinn and son of the Prince of his people.
Enraged at being summoned, he determines to kill Aisling before she can bind him to her and her plane.
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REVIEW: Ghostland by Jory Strong
Mystery, family, and finding love while working as private investigators come together in a contemporary world. Come to Earth and claim the perfect, genetically-matched mate, the catch—it has to be done in pairs, a feather-winged Amato must share a lover with a bat-winged Vesti. The stories set in the Fallon Mates series can be read as stand-alones, though like any series, the enjoyment is deepened for having met the characters who overlap from story to story. Set in a post-apocalyptic world where supernatural beings no longer hide their existence, and where angels and Djinn are heading for the ultimate battle over who will control Earth. While the stories in the Ghostland world can be read as stand-alones, they are best enjoyed in order. Old magic is returning to a world where vampires and Weres exist—and the Angelini, who always take at least two mates, guard humans against the predators hidden among them.