Early review: Ghost Maker by Robin D. Owens

Posted October 12, 2016 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 3 Comments

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Early review: Ghost Maker by Robin D. OwensGhost Maker by Robin D. Owens
Series: Ghost Seer #5
Published by Inter Mix on October 18, 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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With Clare’s health fading, she and her partner—the love of her life—detective Zach Slade, head to Manitou Springs, Colorado, in search of the only healer who can help them: the ghost of Sister Juliana Emmanuel, whose healing skills live on in the afterlife.

Unfortunately for Clare, the nun’s ghost is elusive, and the town is teeming with spirits who all want to speak with Clare—newer ones, street kids who've been killed and want their bodies found and their murders avenged.

Now, with the help of Zach and Sister Juliana, Clare must find the killer before he strikes again. But to do so, she will face an evil that could destroy everything she and Zach hold dear—including their love...


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The Ghost Seer series is urban fantasy by my personal classification since it follows the progress of one couple. I’ve liked the fact the romance has shared focus equally to the mystery. It’s always been a quirky read, sort of silly sometimes.

Ghost Maker continued on its silly way and the plot was not too interesting to me. It may have been fewer ancillary characters. Enzo and the Other don’t seem to develop much; we don’t learn much more about them. Claire and Zach are learning some. It still feels a bit like running around in the dark or with your eyes shut.  Zach’s work is more structured which helps.

As for their relationship, it was quite insta-love in the first book, Ghost Seer, and now it is weird. They admit they love each other. They back each other up in life and death situations. There is quite a bit of sexy times. But Zach is all strange now.

I didn’t feel enough progress in either their personal growth or their relationship. So I didn’t enjoy this as much as some of the others in the series.




About Robin D. Owens

RITA® Award Winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published in December 2001. Since then she has written fifteen books in the series, Heart Legacy the latest published in November, 2014 (named one of the best paranormal romances of 2015 by Library Journal). And self-published her first novella in the series, Lost Heart in April of 2016.

Her five book Luna series included average American women Summoned into another dimension to save a world. Her Mystic Circle series was a mixture of contemporary urban and romantic fantasy set in Denver.

And her newest stories, about an uptight accountant who sees Old West ghosts and helps them move on, began with Ghost Seer in April of 2014 and has continued through five books. Ghost Maker will be released as an ebook in October 2016.

She is profoundly thankful to be recipient of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year award as well as the 2011 Writer of the Year Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Best Paranormal and Best of the Best Daphne Du Maurier Award…actually, after winning an award she tends to dance around bored cats.

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Posted October 12, 2016 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 3 Comments

3 responses to “Early review: Ghost Maker by Robin D. Owens

  1. Wow! Book 5 already? I read book 1 like a year ago I think (maybe two years?) and enjoyed it, but then the reviews for book 2 made it so I decided to wait and then I kind of forgot about the series. Doesn’t look like I’m missing that much, though. Maybe I’ll just quit while I’m ahead. Lol!

  2. berls and lily b – I didn’t like this installment as much. Other people did not like book 2. But overall I have enjoyed the series. It is unusual to have one equally divided by the paranormal mystery and the romance / relationship. It’s an odd duck and I like that about it. It is not my favorite series though and there are so many great things to read. I totally loved the first one – 5 stars – so you could check the first 2 books out to see if you want to read further. Anne