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There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…...

When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Berkley
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I was first drawn to this title because of its eye-catching cover and interesting premise; the fact that it’s book 1 in a brand new series, and features a ghost dog spirit guide were definite pluses as well. The pacing and romance were a little slow moving at times, but overall I enjoyed learning about the infamous vigilante Joseph “Jack” Slade and exploring the rules that make up Robin D. Owens’ spectral universe. I also liked the police angle that the ex-deputy sheriff...more
Mara
It seems to me that ghosts might be the new vampires in UFtown, with two fairly big names publishing their own book on it. I simply hope the next few works will be more interesting.

Ghost Seer has at least its own plot outside the main couple. But unfortunately I can't really say that it's gripping or action-packed. Even with the heroine's life on the line, there's no urgency to the story. Both she and the hero are pretty bland and monochromatic. No world building to talk of. I can't decide whet...more
Lynsey   • The Demon Librarian
An Urban Fantasy with heart and humour, Ghost Seer is one to add to your To Buy Lists!

Urban Fantasies can vary wildly in tone, while still remaining part of the same genre. You've got your action-packed ones featuring badass, leather-clad, Katana-swinging heroes and heroines, and then there is another selection focused on slightly older characters and more mystery based. They're quite different, but I enjoy both depending on my mood. I often think of the latter type as a more grown up version o...more
Christal
3.5 stars

This book went head-to-head against Spirited in the Genre Book Showdown on Badass Book Reviews!

I enjoyed Ghost Seer and thought it was a good start to the series of the same name. I will be looking forward to future adventures with Clare and Zach and may even check out some of this author's back catalogue.

Clare has just discovered she has the gift to see ghosts when Ghost Seer begins and is having a hard time with it. She is a composed, successful woman and seeing ghosts makes her quest...more
Kimba
Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens is the first in a new urban fantasy series. Owens offered up a delightful start and I look forward to continuing the series. Mini review: A gift, talking ghost dog, ominous crows and manifestations with a side dish of romance kept me engaged.

Clare Cermanc’s eccentric aunt has passed away leaving her wealthy and the reluctant owner of a gift. She suddenly finds herself able to communicate with ghosts. She isn’t thrilled but the consequences of ignoring it could be dea...more
Paranormal Haven
2.5 stars

When Clare’s aunt Sandra dies she doesn’t just come into a lot of money, she also inherits the gift to see and help ghosts. The gift comes with a friendly ghost dog, who is also a helpful guide, named Enzo. Clare had to decide to believe in her gift or die. She also meets Zach, an ex-policeman who still hasn’t accepted his own disability. Clare’s first ghost is the famous Jack Slade, who was a kind of Wild West gunman in his time.

Ghost Seer is the first novel in Robin D. Owen’s new seri...more
Marlene
This joint review was originally published at The Book Pushers

Thoughts on heroine

Lou: I really enjoyed Clare’s character. At the beginning she is resisting this new gift of hers with all her might. She doesn’t easily accept it; she worries she’s got something mentally wrong with her or if she’s somehow got a brain tumour. She sees and hears this ghostly dog talking to her and she tries her best to ignore Enzo but she can’t. While see struggles to come to terms what is happening to her, deep down...more
Holly
I'm a fan of Robin D. Owens' Celta's HeartMates series. When I saw she was starting a contemporary series I jumped all over it.

Clare and Zach are both trying to adjust to big changes in their lives. Neither were given a choice about the new direction their futures were headed, and each dealt with that change differently.

The paranormal aspects of this novel are intricately woven in to the story. I never question the appearance of Clare's ghosts or the manifestations of the other paranormal elem...more
Jacqueline
Fairly decent urban fantasy. This is the start of a series that will feature the same couple. So it doesn't have a typical HEA but a HFN. I expect that the couple will have their problems as the series continues.

The ghost set up was okay but I felt like the rules and psychic abilities of the heroine were a bit arbitrary. Plus everyone she met seemed to have psychic abilities. It seemed a bit too much. There was too much sex and not enough action on the ghost saving front. The sex scenes disrupt...more
Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Straight-laced Clare has to come to terms with the fact that she can now see ghosts and keep her fingers crossed that her new love interest doesn’t think she’s completely nuts when he finds out. While the premise was interesting, the book as a whole didn’t end up working for me.

Opening Sentence: The minute he walked through that door, Zach Slade’s career, the one he loved, was over.

The Review:

The synopsis for this book had me very interested...more
Vilia
Review from Backchatting Books

Clare Cermac inherits more than she bargained from her eccentric aunt. Not only was she gifted several million dollars, she also got the gift to communicate with ghosts. If she can't find a way to reconcile the existence of supernatural woo-woo with her ordered existence and help ghosts, her resident ghost dog assures her she will die.

Clare, like most stereotypical accountants, is happiest when she is facing cold, hard facts (which is why the cover does nothing to r...more
Linda
This book reminded me of why I previously had read only one book by this author.

Ghost Seer isn't terrible, it's just blah. The main characters are flat and do and say things that make no sense. We are treated to scintillating dialogue like this:

"I like you." ...
“I like you, too,” she said.
“You’re special,” he said, and her expression closed down again.
“I don’t want to be special. I want to be normal.” Her voice turned crisp.
“Okay,” he said mildly. “But you’re rich.”
Her body relaxed into the seat...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars


I’m not one to pick books with ghosts only because, well, I’m a scaredy-cat but after seeing the very intriguing cover, I just had to take a chance. Ghost Seer is not a horror themed ghosts, but it’s more of an urban fantasy or paranormal read with a hint of suspense. I found this book to be quite entertaining.

Clare was given a very extraordinary gift by her aunt who recently passed away. Along with a lump sum of money, Clare was given the gift of the ability to see ghosts. Unfortunate...more
Darcy
I thought this one was a good start to a new series. I liked that there wasn't an info dump, instead we learned about what Clare could do as she did. I loved the odd ball characters that Clare was drawn to. Enzo ended up being a favorite part, how can you not love an exuberant dog, one who is a ghost.

Zach, was interesting. I liked how he had to come to terms with whether he could live with what Clare could do. I also really like how Zach has a touch of things too and by touching Clare it gets st...more
Alisi ☆ needs to stop starting new books ☆
Alex, I'd like to buy HOW THE FUCK WAS THIS BOOK PUBLISHED for 500? Oh, and add in AND IN A FUCKING SERIES, NO LESS for 2000?

I've read some really, really bad books in my time and this ranks up with the best (worst?) of them this year. It's one of those terrible books that deserve a whole lot of moving gifs.

Both main characters are bland. The hero is better than the heroine because all she does is whine. Whine, whine, fucking whine. It's ten times worse because she's whining about things she, he...more
Book Reading Gals
Title: Ghost Seer

Series: Ghost Layer Series Book #1

Author: Robin D. Owens

Genre: Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Blurb: There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the...more
Bookmom
Paranormal Romance introducing Clare Cermak, who along with her great-aunt’s physical inheritance, has also found herself seeing ghosts; a family “gift” that has been passed down for generations. Clare always thought her aunt was somewhat eccentric and a scam artist, making a great deal of money as a medium. Clare doesn’t believe in ghosts and thinks she’s going nuts when days later she’s seeing and hearing them everywhere. It turns out she can either accept her gift and help ghosts that approac...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Alluring Angel - Kathy:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Ghost Seer by Robin D. Owens is the first in a new series that features Claire Cermak and Zack Slade, two people who find the life that they have each known, suddenly and drastically changed. Claire is a no nonsense accountant who likes things straight forward and orderly. But on the death of her kooky aunt, she begins to question her sanity, as she begins to see and hear ghosts. And since she...more
JoAnne Pulcino
GHOST SEER

Robin D. Owens

My reason for reading this book is that Ms. Owens is a local author that I have heard good things about, and I really love a good ghost story.

Clare Cermac’s aunt dies and leaves her a beautiful old house in Denver. She also leaves her with her “gift” of being a ghost seer. Clare is a practical accountant who rejects and scoffs at the idea of ghosts until the ghost spirit dog appears and does his best to explain things to her. Her first ghost is the old time outlaw, Zack S...more
Lesa
The library classified Robin D. Owens' Ghost Seer as a romance. And, I'm not crazy about the cover of the book. I know the author is a RITA Award -winning author, so I'm sure she doesn't need my review. But, I think our classification and the cover will cause the book to miss an audience. I loved the book, but I'd call it urban fantasy with sex. I'd recommend it to fans of Kat Richardson's Greywalker series. Even the readers of Paige Shelton's Country Cooking School mysteries and Alice Kimberly'...more
Debbie Lester
Robin D. Owens starts out her new Ghost Seer series with the a book by the same title. With fantastic world building and colorful characters this is a series that will bring in readers of all kinds. From the paranormal enthusiast to the psychic inclined to the romance reader there is something for everyone, even a very slobbery ghost dog. Owens shows great imagination when it comes to the psychic gift inherited by lead character Clare. She also gives readers a 'police' point of view through form...more
Penny
I really liked the first chapter but after a while the book started to get boring. Because this is a first in a new series I gave it the benefit of the doubt and hoped the story would turn out more engrossing as it continued. Sadly by reaching the middle of the book I started turning pages.
Instead of being cute, funny or at least interesting as the animals as the animals in her Celta books Enzo the ghost dog really grated on my nerves. His character fluctuated between silly/naïve and all-knowing...more
Aurian Booklover
Clare has just inherited a small fortune from her aunt Rachel, and she has just quit her job. After all, she doesn’t need to work for her money anymore, and someone else might really need the job. She really did love her job, so it is a hard thing to do, and her bosses are sorry to see her go.
What she did not count on inheriting, are her aunts powers to communicate with ghosts, in order to help them solve problems in their pasts, so they can move on. Having the ghost of her aunt’s dog Enzo visit...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Ghost Seer is the first book in a new series by Robin D. Owens. I enjoyed her Heart Mate series so I had high hopes for Ghost Seer. I was not disappointed.

Much of Ghost Seer is character development. Clare Cermac and Zach Slade are both facing changes in their lives. Zach is a policeman who is recovering from a gun shot wound that has left him with a bad leg. He does not want a desk job and so is at loose ends. Clare’s aunt dies leaving her all of the aunt’s money and also her ablility to see g...more
Mikki
The first installment in Robin D. Owens new paranormal series, Ghost Seer, was a breath of fresh air! I don't read much paranormal books anymore, but when I do I usually turn to a book with vampires, shapeshifters or angels. When the chance came to review this book I was uncertain. My mission this year as a reader/blogger is to discover new genres and authors. This was my first time reading a book from Robin D. Owens and I'm really happy that I got the chance to discover this new series.

When Cl...more
Jani Brooks

Colorado – Present Day

Jackson Zachary Slade is no longer a deputy sheriff, not by choice, but by way of a bullet that tore through his leg and left him with a permanent limp and a bad foot. He’s not the desk job sort of guy, so rather than be humiliated Zach heads to Denver to start a new life. The sheriff has given him a name of a private investigator there who may have work for him.

Meanwhile, in Denver, former C.P.A. Clare Cermak is trying to get used to her new life. And it’s mighty difficul...more
Ronda
I am a little disappointed that I didn't enjoy this book more because it started off real cute and I LOVE the cover!

However, Clare and Zach moved too quickly for my liking and I didn't like the way their romance 'blossomed'!! I hated that Clare wouldn't accept her 'gift' and the way she went on with Enzo, looking at him, touching him and yet not believing he was there... I wasn't convinced about this at all.

Not enough excitement for me and sometimes quite bland.
Gemma
Ok, I'm going to start by saying that I really didn't enjoy this book, and I am surprised that it got so many 4+ star reviews. I have read various books by Owens, which for me have ranged from good (her Llandra series) to bad (the Mystic Circle ones). The Celta Heart Mates books fit the spectrum between these two series, depending on the book. By now I am familiar with Owens writing quirks: they grate for me, and yet I can't seem to resist giving them another try. I think it is mainly because th...more
Alice
If I hadn't read this for a book club, I don't think I would've made it past the 25% mark. I had to force myself to finish it.

Clare Cermak inherited an absurd amount of money from her aunt. Also, the ability to see ghosts, and her labrador retriever, Enzo. Enzo is a ghost dog. She meets Zach Slade, no relation to the ghost of the notorious gunman she's tasked with helping pass to the other side.

I can't think of a single plot point in this book that felt natural. The entire thing felt contrived...more
Hadiqa
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