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The Ghost and the Graveyard (Knight Games #1)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  3,117 ratings  ·  353 reviews
**The Ghost and The Graveyard is a funny, exciting, and sexy read intended for adults. Due to sexual content, language, and violence this book is recommended for ages 18+**

Grateful Knight isn't looking for love when she moves into a rent-free house on the edge of a graveyard. At twenty-two, all she wants is to recover financially so she can move back to the city where she...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published September 8th 2012 by Carpe Luna Publishing (first published September 6th 2012)
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Do you ever find yourself reading a book just because your like "Eh I'm already halfway through, might as well just see how it ends". This perfectly describes my reaction to this novel. Not only was it predictable, but the characters lacked life. I couldn't care one way or another about Genevieve. Also I have to admit her reaction to her dads confession is far too forgiving. Spoiler, but at one point she mentions she has had relationships with 10 guys (she is 22) and how hard she has fallen for...more
Sex with a ghost.. if it is even possible.. uh..

This book is full of..

This story is..

Give it a miss my friends, give it a miss.
Liberty Ann (SnifferWalkBooks) Ireland

As I said above, the cover to The Ghost and the Graveyard is so incredibly eye-catching! Anyone who thinks you really 'can't judge a book by it's cover', has never book shopped with me. If the cover catches my eye, then I will pick it up to consider it. If the cover style is outdated,ugly, or looks cheap, then I will likely not even give it a passing glance, even though it may be the best book out there. So this book doesn't have that problem. Once you open it and begin to read, you're enveloped...more
This one was not for me and not at all what I was anticipating.

In my head, when you put a chick holding a sword on the cover, that implies that she's something of a warrior and the description certainly implied strong romantic elements, but I wasn't expecting as much bubblegum as there ended up being.

A couple things bothered me about this book.

First, the main character is pretty fickle, habitually makes super dumb dives with both feet with men and is just very very bubblegum. She doesn't really...more
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this, it was free on amazon, and worth a read, I will definitely be looking at book 2!
I really enjoyed this book. Grateful Knight (yes, that really is her name) is a 22-year-old nurse who is broke after her boyfriend left her with nothing. So, her realtor father lets her live temporarily in one of his small-town properties that, for some reason, he is unable to sell. She soon discovers why: 1: Instead of having a back yard, she has the back end of the local cemetery, and 2: The house is haunted by two ghosts, one of whom is not happy she's there. On the up side, she's caught the...more
Leta Gail Doerr
I was thrilled to find that The Ghost and the Graveyard is part of a series. After finishing this novel, which is a fast-paced, sensual, well-crafted piece, I was anxious to read on and continue the vicarious adventure of Grateful, her sexy ghost and the mysteries that lurk behind the graveyard gates. This novel is definately intended for mature audiences only. As such, I found myself carving out some reading time and wanting to pretend I was in college again so I could pull and all-nighter to s...more
R.T. Wolfe
I was a huge Buffy fan, back in the day. Ghost in the Graveyard completely made me think of that paranormal action/drama throughout my read! “Naïve slayer, who’s sarcastic in the midst of danger…falls for dark guy who’s trying not to be dark…a little religion, a little witchcraft and voila!” Ghost in the Graveyard twines explicit sex with a complex mix of demons, witchcraft, vampires and heaven and hell that kept me curious right up to the end.A highly adult paranormal romance that mixes graveya...more
M.J. Schiller
It's hard to know where to start with "The Ghost in the Graveyard." I love Genevieve Jack's voice for one, and she has this incredible ability to make up these bizarro worlds, with their own complicated set of rules, and make them intensely real for the reader. The action is non-stop and I find myself constantly asking, "How does she come up with this stuff?!" Engrossing!Can't wait for her next!
(2.5 Stars)
I've never cared for love triangles although I've tolerated them reluctantly in YA novels. Unfortunately, I do not that same tolerance in adult books. So, the idea of a leading female character who goes from one bad relationship after another never learning a lesson is a bit more than I can bare. Additionally, it seems the only decisions she is able to make originate from her vajayjay. Needless to say, "The Ghost in the Graveyard" is not the book for me.

Grateful Knight's mother died d...more
Michelle Lewis
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The first thing about this book that got my attention was the cover. It looks scary and yet fun and I think the cover matches the story perfectly.

I like the way the story was written, it has a good flow and is easy to keep along with and the editing was very good.

The main character is Grateful Knight, she is a young nurse who has had to move into a house her dad obtained in Red Grove after her ex boyfriend Gary tak...more
Amanda P
I was originally suckered into this book by the gorgeous cover. I’m not sure where I saw it but at first glance I thought it was going to be the cover of the next Darynda Jones – Charley Davidson installment, because let’s face it, it is very similar to that series covers to date. I was surprised to see that it was in fact a debut book in a new series. I read the blurb and was immediately intrigued! Ghosts, witches, vampires and a sexy graveyard caretaker! I was SOLD! I immediately downloaded th...more
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Author: Genevieve Jack
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Source: Kindle Freebie
308 pages

I loved this book. I'm sad that it is over. It didn't have a cliffhanger per se but the way it ended left me wanting more! The closest comparison I have would be the Charley Davidson series, which is one of my favorites. Grateful wasn't as funny as Charley but there are some similarities there. I can honestly say that I couldn't guess what would happen next through almost the entire book. Except the part w...more
Michelle O'Leary
The Ghost and the Graveyard flowed like silk, a fast, fun read I thoroughly enjoyed! Witty narrative, natural dialogue, and a smooth writing style were a welcome change from other more difficult to read titles I've trudged through recently. Even though this story has some traditional and well-used paranormal elements like witches, ghosts, and vampires, the imaginative plot took a few nice twists and had a satisfying level of action to keep readers glued to the pages. The romantic tension between...more
Casey Keen
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I'm doing this review Amanda-style. That's right! I'm listing it up!

The Ghost and the Graveyard is for people who... interesting world-building.
...have a soft spot for fated love but... it when fate isn't the only option.
...don't mind love triangles (of a sort). dirty, no-holds barred make-out sessions. In a graveyard. their shapeshifters with a little extra oomph.

A pretty fabulous, complex world and a whole lot of potential teamed up with sexy times to capture my att...more
The first half was slow for me and I didn't really connect with the characters until about half way through. Once I hit the halfway point, I didn't want to stop reading. Just like Grateful, I was torn between Rick and Logan. I wasn't really sure want to expect with this book. I saw another reviewer who said the book was creepy. I didn't find it creepy at all (and I have a low scary/creepy tolerance). If you're a fan of the supernatural, I would recommend this book. It's got romance, action, and...more
Tresa da BookNerdette
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The Ghost and The Graveyard was a likeable read for me. It was not only a good read on its own, but as the first book in The Knight Games series it did a good job of laying the foundation for the series. This book was written well and had a good core to its story.

One of the main things this book had in its favor was its main character and heroine, Grateful Knight. First off, this is the first character I’ve come across with this unique of a name. I’m pretty sure I won’t come across a name like...more
Sadie Forsythe
I really quite enjoyed this book. That's despite it being told in the first person present tense, which I generally hate and involving both a love triangle and insta-lust, which usually drive me crazy. The book somehow managed to overcome all of its handicaps and provide an enjoyable read. And it did it with surprising ease.

The magic irritation-nullifying ingredient? Humour. The Ghost and the Graveyard is funny. Yes, yes it's hot and steamy too, but that wouldn't have been enough to overcome my...more
Shara Lindsey
Ok, so i have to admit despite this book being completely our of my normal genre of reading material, on a whim (it was free lol) one boring night i decided to give what i THOUGHT would be a YA yawn fest a try. First if all, it is absolutely not pg13 in nature, very graphic sexual content...which if done incorrect feels disjointed in a books plot. In my opinion, this was not the case in The Ghost and the Graveyard. Without spoiling anything, the sexual relationship between Grateful and Rick (the...more
Books Mom
First I just have to say how much LOVE I have for this cover! Truth: the cover is why I opted to review this book. Yes, the blurb was interesting, but it was the cover that pushed me over the edge.

That's not to say the book wasn't good -- it was, and I'm glad I opted to read it. Word of warning for the faint of heart, though: it's smoking hot. In fact, a very integral part of the plot revolves around sex, so if you're not into heat in your romances, this may not be the book for you. I admit to b...more
Beckyloohoo Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ aka Mrs. Acheron Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ
I'm giving this book 3 1/2 stars, so I'll let it round up.

This book is the first in the Knight Games series. It follows the life of Grateful Knight, a nurse by day. But soon she finds out she is a reincarnated witch with powers and abilities beyond anything she's ever known. Throw in a sexy, mysterious neighbor, some ghosts in the attic, and a graveyard full of creepy crawlies in her backyard and you've the potential for a good series. There is a lot the author can do with this.

I'm giving this b...more
Leanne Crabtree
3.5 stars.

I saw the cover a while ago on Amazon and because I like a good cover thought "I want to read that." I didn't even read the synopsis, just downloaded it free.

So when I started this I had very little idea of what it was about. I can say I wasn't disappointed.

The story was fairly easy to get into and I was intrigued by the sexy Rick and the affects he had on Grateful as well as how he managed to do half of what he did (don't want to spoil it by giving the details away!).

Then comes Logan....more
Cathy Olliffe-Webster
I'm really excited right now. About a book. Yeah, I know, you've heard people babbling about books all the time to the point where you're sick to death about hearing it. Right? But I just finished reading a new book and it's got the BEST happiest, bounciest, sexiest heroine I've come across in some time.

The thing just grabbed me by the knackers and wouldn't let go. The story bounces from one page to the next and I was turning pages as fast as I could.

Warning: it's a book for grown-ups so if smo...more
Laurie Larsen
The beautifully bewitching cover is what originally drew me to this debut novel by Genevieve Jack, then the enticing draw of the series name: The Monk's Hill Witch. But a few pages into this book, I was hooked till the end. Grateful is one of those heroines you cheer for as she faces the odd possibility of falling in love with not only a ghost but also a sexy shapeshifting guardian of the cemetery who knows exactly how to love her. As the story progresses you find out the secret behind these men...more
Okay, I like hot sexy guys as much as the next girl, but for someone who is trying to revamp her life after getting stung by a boyfriend, Grateful sure likes to share the love... or whatever. She says Love makes a person vulnerable, that love was scary, but I think sharing myself with another person WITHOUT love or caring is what's scary. I'm sorry, I just could not like Grateful.

The story was good and I like the witch returning to her home and both guys were really hot and ready to commit to Gr...more
A unique and refreshing read...lots of twists and turns that I didn't expect. I should have been more compelled to read than I was, but maybe I'm the fickle one;) Grateful Knight is a feisty lead female with two starkly different sides. She manages to be uber responsible in some facets of her life, and extremely fickle in others(yes...the love life.) She's a bit like a paranormal Stephanie Plum in some aspects, but since I'm not overly attached to either of her 'men', it doesn't bother me that m...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and best part, it was a freebie! A little disappointed that there is a second book, but I liked it so much, didn't hesitate to buy it right after finishing this one.
Grateful Knight is a down on her luck and love kind of girl looking to start anew. She's living in a home that her father inherited and had no idea of the home's history or surprises it had in store for her. She didn't bargain to find love again so quickly, but this time its in the form of an unsettled...more
Christina Bauer
Female lead with a fun, snarky voice. Fresh world-building that includes a super-hot love interest and some nice, steamy scenes. Plus, ghosts, graveyards and other awesomeness. Thumbs up!
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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 d...more
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