Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Review Night Journey by Goldie Browning

Title: Night Journey
Author: Goldie Browning
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook, 396 pgs
Release Date: April 27, 2011
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A ROMANTIC WEEKEND GONE WRONG
Two nights at America’s most haunted hotel, a spooky ghost tour with a visit to a former morgue, and a family wedding—all the ingredients for a fun-filled weekend. Emma and Zan Fuller have never been to the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas—at least not in this lifetime. But the ghosts that haunt the former cancer hospital remember Emma, and they won’t rest until she’s joined them once again. When a bizarre accident almost claims her life, her soul is catapulted backward in time to 1938. Things get even worse while she lies comatose, however, because she is now a target for an organ transplant scheme.

STAR CROSSED LOVERS
It’s Depression Era 1938 when Ivy Turner meets Harry Fuller. Love happens quickly, but they’ll never live happily ever after if her parents have their way. Despite their objections, the couple elopes. Wedded bliss soon turns to despair, however, when Harry is arrested and Ivy is sent to the Baker Cancer Hospital. But Ivy doesn’t have cancer. She’s pregnant with Harry’s child—the child who will someday become Zan Fuller’s father.

JOURNEY ACROSS TIME
Emma wakes up, but not the way she’d expected. Her soul has entered the cancer-riddled body of a woman who had died only moments before. And to make matters worse, she’s trapped in time—it’s 1938. She’s back at the Crescent Hotel, which is now the Baker Cancer Hospital. The people who had once been simply characters in a ghost story are now living, breathing human beings. But Emma’s biggest worry is Zan’s grandmother, Ivy. If anything happens to her or her baby, Zan will never exist. Can Emma, imprisoned in a sick and dying body, rescue Ivy and Harry? Can Zan, in 2011, prevent the hospital from ending her life support and harvesting her heart?

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Rating -
An Alpha Howl

Sexual -
Flirty

My Review:

A haunted hotel, ghosts, a quack doctor, evil entities, a secret society, an organs for sale conspiracy, a romance in the past and a loving couple in the present make for a great paranormal story that is not what we're used to being called a paranormal romance. It is a good old fashioned ghost story where the ghosts help the romance in the past so the loving couple can be in the present.

This is sort of like The Notebook with ghosts or better yet, The Shining meets The Notebook.

The story is set in a real haunted hotel in Eureka Springs, AR (www.americasmosthauntedhotel.com) which has been investigated by TAPS (of the SyFy show Ghost Hunters) where they found ghostly evidence. {cue ghostly music, grin} The hotel is almost as much of a character in the story as the ghosts are.

Part 1 goes from a good old fashioned ghost story to a modern day medical horror story a la' Robin Cook.
Part 2 is a romantic love story in 1938 that gives us the background we need for the ghosts in part 1.
Part 3 is a time travel piece where our female lead is cast back into 1938 while in the hospital to help right some wrongs and learn more about the ghosts in part 1.

I so enjoyed this novel and think paranormal romance, paranormal, ghost story and ghost hunter genre fans will too.

Warning Spoiler Alert!!!
You might say that this has four separate HEA endings in it.

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