Date with the Dead (Ripsters)
Description

Sixteen-year-old Jolie Livingston's closest and only friend Drew is this really hot dead guy, and it bites that the self-absorbed princesses at school cannot even see him. That's right she can communicate with the dead. It's the living she has trouble with. She and her mom inherited this awesome crib in Plymouth, MA. It's quite a step-up from the homeless shelter in New Orleans, but there's a catch. They can't afford the past due mortgage, so Jolie's working on that.   

She starts a ghost hunting business called Ripsters. Somehow she's managed to recruit Brittany, a glamour SAP smothered in pink, and a techie allergic to ghosts. Brit actually thinks he resembles the R&B singer Chris Brown. All that pink has clouded her vision. They both have special talents Jolie's hoping will be useful to their venture. Right now, they're working for a family in need of major therapy due to a dead guy with a hole in his head.

AWARDS
Top 100 semi-finalist of 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel
2008 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Gold Contest Finalist for Ripsters

Publishers Weekly, an independent organization
Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the perfect setting for this tale of ghostly hauntings and murder. High-school student Jolie offers a first person account of her life as a ghost hunter. Working together with cohorts Reese, Hayden, Brittany and Drew (a ghost), Jolie seeks to solve the haunting of a home by John Distal, a man who was most likely murdered. As Jolie gets closer to uncovering the identity of Distal's murderer, she is pursued by an unknown assailant driving an SUV. A subplot involving a dead soldier haunting Brittany provides some light-hearted relief to the intensity of the mystery as the ghost hunters forge through Burial Hill to help the soldier find his lost love. And one of the most appealing aspects of this novel is the author's ability to create suspense as Jolie and her friends come closer to solving the mystery behind Distal's murder. Well-crafted characters fill the pages of the swift-moving plot which culminates in an explosive finale.

Praise for Date with the Dead

...THERE HAS TO BE A SECOND!!!! Seriously!!! By The Read-a-holic Blog

...Read this incredibly funny fast paced suspense story! By A Diary of a Book Addict

...What I liked most about Date with the Dead is that it wasn't quite like anything else that I had been reading. It was unique. And that was really refreshing to see. I can't wait to see what RIPSTERS will be up to next! By Book Briefs

...Only a very good author can write a mystery story where the reader keeps on guessing what the suspense is gonna be till the end and still gets it wrong. Hats off to the author for writing that part so well! If you like a YA supernatural book with kick-ass characters and a great mystery, the Date with the Dead is definitely for you. By Reading 24X7

...I recommend this book to everyone!!!  I absolutely loved it!!! By Ever and Ever Sight

...What a wonderful and fresh story. By Tammy Ann Books

...This was an action packed mystery filled with the paranormal element and creepy factor I love along with a sweet budding romance that will bound to please everyone... I will be picking up future releases in the series for sure. By My Guilty Obsession

...At times, I felt like Hansel & Gretel being fed crumb after crumb--a total hook. By Writers Ally

...It was unique. And that was really refreshing to see. I can't wait to see what RIPSTERS will be up to next! By Book Briefs

...Without reservation, I would absolutely recommend this book to young adult and adult readers alike. By Rolo Polo Book Blog







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Chris Myers
Chris Myers spends most of her free time writing and dreaming up new characters who fight each other for page time. She is an award-winning author and lives in Colorado with her da More...