Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Magical Forces are at Work in The Ghost and The Graveyard

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life—

Left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend, Grateful Knight takes her father up on his offer to live rent-free in a house he hasn't been able to sell. Desperate to make a new start, Grateful tries to overlook the property’s less desirable features, like the graveyard that stretches to her back door. On the bright side, the unbelievably gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, is dead set on helping her feel at home. She vows to take things slow, considering her recent disastrous relationship, but is baffled when she literally can’t keep her hands off of him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life—a sexy ghost with a dark secret. Magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove and they're converging on Grateful. Solving this ghostly mystery won’t be easy and with the caretaker becoming increasingly jealous of her spectral relationship, Grateful will be forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.

From The Ghost and the Graveyard . . .  
I was thinking he belonged in a museum, a chiseled-by-the-gods man museum, when my brain was hijacked. I forgot about the road. I forgot where I was going. And a fantasy hit me so fast and hard, it could’ve been a memory. 

We were in the shower. I was behind him, my arms wrapped around his torso. I rubbed lather circles down his chest, over his rock-hard abs, and lower. In my daydream, he moaned my name, and I was considering how to move myself around him without breaking the rhythm. The scene was so vivid, the lavender scent of soap filled the cab of my Jeep.

What snapped me out of it was a barrage of pebbles hitting the undercarriage. I slammed on the brakes, sending my vehicle into a reckless skid toward the edge of a stone bridge straight out of one of those Thomas Kinkade prints. Whether it was ace driving skills, gravity, or sheer dumb luck, I stalled at the precipice, all white-knuckles and shivering limbs. I suppressed a lingering fear of plummeting to my doom.

"Hey, are you okay?" the man called. He’d dropped his shovel and was heading toward me. His dark eyes narrowed in concern. 

No way was I explaining what just happened. I couldn’t possibly tell him about my fantasy and I wasn’t a good enough liar to make up an alternate story on the fly. The hot sting of a blush crept across my face just thinking about it.

Tour Giveaway!  
Genevieve will be awarding the winner's choice of a Kindle touch, Nook Simple Touch, or a $100 Apple gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Meet Author Genevieve Jack

Genevieve Jack grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted.  She loves old cemeteries and enjoys a good ghost tour. Genevieve specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists and writes a best-selling young adult series under a different name. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and a Brittany named Riptide who holds down her feet while she writes.

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  1. I cant wait to read this!! My email is

  2. First, thank you for joining us today Genevieve and second, what an awesome name for an author--Genevieve Jack.

  3. I loved this book. Can't wait for the next one!
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  4. Love the cover!!! She looks so bad!!! =) Hope I can read this...

  5. I cant wait to read this!! My email is

  6. The book sounds very intriguing, I'm looking forward to reading it.


  7. I'm loving these excerpts!


  8. The cover is amazing. I agree with Denice.

  9. I am enjoying the tour, looking forward to purchasing the novel

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  10. Love the name~~Grateful Knight!!

    Cool cover, cool concept, I'll have to check this out!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Fantastic characters, love the name Grateful & cried at the way she found out its origin. Nearly finished the book which is an amazing read, a real e- page turner. ( Is that going to be in dictionary's soon lol) Hope to read some more of your excellent books.
    I did post an earlier comment but forgot to leave my contact details many apologies.
    @badjokesmike ( twitter)

  12. I am really looking forward to reading this book! I think THE GHOST AND THE GRAVEYARD sounds so great, it is definitely on my must buy list :)
    Thanks so much for the excerpt, it would be hard to explain an accident caused by you fantasizing, lol.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. This was an awesome excerpt! I can vizualize that happening to someone so easily. I am really looking forward to reading this bbok. Thank you for the opportunity. :-)

  14. Loving the excerpts and that is one gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing!