- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1490 KB
- Print Length: 131 pages
- Publisher: cozy mystery series (26 Jan. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00727XQI2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,455 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Sugar And Spice And Not So Nice (A Mellow Summers Paranormal MysterySeries Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 131 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||
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- Book 1 of 10 in A Mellow Summers Paranormal MysterySeries: (10 Book Series)
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Without "spoiling" the so-called plot for others, the story revolves around a ghost that only the main character can see and hear - only, when the story gets too difficult in its telling, other people can see and hear the ghost as well, and then they can't again! Some scenes are laughable such as: We need to find a way of snooping around the police station. Well, well, they are holding an open day tomorrow. Let's pretend we are interesting and take the tour, only then we sneak off and spy on the villain through an open door - where we can see him but, of course, he can't see us. It's as though the author has sprinkled magic fairy dust over everything to make it "just so"!
To make it worse, about half of this book's pages are filled with advertisements about the author and her other books. There was I, thinking I had downloaded 150 or so pages of a murder mystery and suddenly I find 40% of the content is rabbiting on about a (painfully laughable) science fiction fantasy involving a spacecraft traveling through the cosmos.
The one redeeming feature is that the writing was not littered with spelling or formatting errors. For that, this book earns a one star from me, otherwise I would have awarded a negative score.
The story was pretty good, even though slightly confusing/unbelievable in parts, but i liked the main character which kept me reading.
Good little book for a quick free read - only took me an hour and a half.
Will buy the next few to see if the author has improved over the past few years.
I read it, I like it, I want more from the author.
As with a vast number of Kindle books there might be the odd spelling and punctuation errors.
After reading well over 300 Kindle books of all types and subjects you get use to them and they become less noticeable, unless they effect the story.
YOU REALLY HAVE TO READ THIS!!!!!!!
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One night, Mellow is startled to actually see Rachel. Rachel persuades mellow to help her bring her killer to justice. Things aren't so easy though, because Rachel can't remember anything that happened the night she died. As Mellow works to solve the mystery of Rachel's death, Rachel slowly remembers bits and pieces of the night of her murder. With the help of her love interest- Greg, best friend - Jackie, Greg's cousin at the police department, and a biker gang, can Mellow figure out who the killer is before she becomes the next victim?
Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice is a fun book, and a quick read. The characters are likable and fun. Rachel gets Mellow into situations that she wouldn't normally get into. Rachel teaches Mellow to stand up for herself - and after standing up to a biker gang, she earns their trust and makes an unlikely group of friends. Mellow moves to Vermont to change her life, and you can see her growing and changing through her experience of helping Rachel. Some parts of the story progressed a little fast, but overall, I really liked the book, and can't wait to see if there is a second book.
This book is a quick, easy read. It's an entertaining story that moves along at a quick pace--sometimes too quick of a pace for me. Some ideas and events were not fleshed out to their greatest potential.
The book also suffers from typos and inconsistencies that pulled me out of the story at times. The age of the main character is an odd choice, and, unfortunately, she acts much younger at least half the time. Not wanting to give away any plot spoilers, I will only mention that the characters' dull reaction to the realization of ghosts is less than believable. There was also more "tell" than "show" for me, but the book has potential to be a great story.
The book is a fun idea, and the characters are entertaining. It's not a difficult read, and it is full of action, so if you're looking for something quick, this is a good choice.
The first day of class, Mellow met Greg. After Mellow returned home from school and finished eating the dinner Jackie had fixed, she cleaned up the dishes. When she turned around she met Rachel, the murdered girl's ghost. Before she could even react, there was a knock on the door. She opened the door and it was Greg standing there with a yummy looking Devil's Food cake. It turned out Greg lived right across the hall from her and Jackie. She took the cake and closed the door, not realizing Greg was asking her out.
"Well that was wonderful," said Rachel. As she told me who she was, she also told me Greg was asking me out and I should go apologize to him. Not only was I talking to her as if she was a living, breathing person, she helped me get a date.
"I have to get to work and I don't need your assistance in the shower. I'm not into that kinky stuff." Rachel glanced at my bare legs. "You might want to shave those hairy things before your date tonight," Rachel said.
She quickly became a fixture in my life. She wanted help finding her killer. She led me to Zappy's because her best friend hangs out there and might have some information. While there a guy started bugging me. Rachel took care of him. She explained that you have to force guys like that to go away. When a biker guy began harassing me, I took care of him myself. Little did I realize he would become a friend.
My mother always said that girls should be sugar and spice and everything nice. Rachel's philosophy was sugar and spice and not so nice.
Jackie, a ghost named Rachel, Tiny and his biker gang and last but not least Greg with his squeezable butt.
I read this book out of order. I had already read the other two before I found this one. I loved them all, but I'm going to do the reviews in the correct order.
Mellow made me think of the Ghost Whisperer. I used to watch the TV show all the time. Janet McNulty even mentions it in one of her books.
I fell in love with Mellow and all her friends. I found this book laugh-out-loud fun to read. It is light-hearted and a make-you-feel-good read. It's perfect for sitting around the pool or at the beach. Easy to read in one sitting, which I did.
Between juggling school, a job at the candle store, the sexy guy across the hall and a band of biker guys Mel has her hands full. It's a quick read only 117 pages but it goes really fast because the book sucks you in. The characters are well written for such a short book. Since it is a quick read this book kept me on my toes and kept me craving more from the start. It may be short but what it lacks in pages it makes up for in story. Janet McNulty does a great job of leaving you happy in the end which is something I enjoy in a book. A very entertaining short story. Highly recommend if your looking for a entertaining mystery that won't take you all day.
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