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The Ghost Host: Episode 1

(The Ghost Host #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Everyone thinks Echo Simmons is crazy, but being The Ghost Host isn't just a YouTube hoax like people think. It's the only way to control the ghosts haunting least until the FBI shows up asking questions. The first eighteen years of Echo Simmons' life have been less than ideal. On more than one occasion her parents have considered committing her. They don't believ ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published September 8th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Apryl Baker
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Delsheree Gladden since I read Twin Souls. She has always amazed me with her ability to tell a story and suck you in. When I was given the opportunity to read The Ghost Host I jumped. And I was disappointed. It's brilliant.

Echo Simmons is a young woman who deals with her own weirdness by hosting an online web show where the ghosts that harass her can have an outlet to speak through her. She helps them pass on messages to loved ones. Well mostly. Sometimes, those messages aren'
books are love
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love Malachi and on the fence about Kyran. Echo has a lot of growing up to do. those were my initial thoughts as I was reading.

this is a fun book. A creative book as well. I look forward to continuing the journey with this group and seeing what is next.

Echo is a different type of character. She didn't begin with having confidence or strength. She allowed others to make her decisions. Even her friend Holden. She was suffocating under her parents only because they loved her but didn't believe her.
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Ghost Host, it's freaking cool title! I enjoyed the book very much!!
Echo Simmons hosts ghosts on her show on youtube named Ghost Host. She sees ghosts (obvio :P) and they are good but there are also bad ones. The experiences with some of the ghosts had left Echo scared and made her trust less whether they be ghosts or people.
No one believes her, not even her parents. Just her friends Zara and Holden. Everything has been under control since she started The Ghost Host show but that goes dow
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh I absolutely loved everything about this book! First off, I love ghost stories. It is probably one of my favorite book subjects. Especially when they are done well, and this one was! There was lots of ghost activity in here.
I was going to start by saying this is a fun, quirky story not one of those dark scary ghost stories. But.... at the end it did turn kind of scary. I was actually kind of scared to go into my bedroom in the dark (it didn't help that I was reading the end at night). I ran o
Connected By Books
Oct 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a wonderfully terrifying this book is!!! I had no idea what to expect as this is the first book I’ve ever read by DelSheree Gladden, but I was pleasantly surprised by how great and detail oriented her writing is.

The Ghost Host tells the story of high-school senior Echo, who has the hidden capacity of talking to ghosts and conveying their written messages to their dear ones, but unbeknownst to her, these messages are not always pleasant ones. After a frightening such as event left her emotio
Angelique Bodine
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Ghost Host was a compelling read for me. It pulls you in and you could easily read the whole thing without stopping(unless you have two small children begging for your attention, like me). My only complaint was the amount of missing letters, words and commas throughout the book. The book read surprisingly well despite these, but they were there and did slow me down. Because of that I did knock my review down a notch.

4 out of 5 stars

So, my favorite part of any book is the characters. This boo
Melissa Ousley
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Ghost Host starts with a bang. The book begins minutes before a web show is about to be filmed. Echo Simmons, the main character, introduces us to her world. All her life, she’s been haunted, plagued by ghosts only she can see, who expect her to deliver messages to the loved ones they left behind. Most people think she’s crazy and her show is a hoax. She’s shunned by kids at school, and even her parents think she needs therapy for her issues.

Luckily, she has two friends who do believe her,
Oct 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I had really high hopes for this book. The synopsis sounded great and I love a good paranormal/physic medium book. This seemed right up my alley, but it wasn't quite what I was hoping for. I wasn't totally disappointed, the storyline held, I just had a really hard time connecting with the characters.

Echo is the ghost medium in this story. She controls her ability/situation with the ghosts by hosting an online show, The Ghost Host, in order for the ghosts to get their messages across. The ghosts
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Ghost Host: Episode 1(The Ghost Host Series) by DelSheree Gladden

This book did not drawl me in from page one as I would have thought it would have. To me, in the beginning the characters are not well developed and there was not a clear plot, other than the web show. However I was intrigued enough to give it a fair chance, and I am really glad I did. Near the middle or a little after I was fascinated and had to find out how certain things developed. I do admit they did not develop at a stead
Mylissa Demeyere
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again DelSheree does it again! I am not an avid fan of all the supernatural reads out there, but for DelSheree I happily try whatever new story she has going, and find myself lost in a world I never would imagine possible or even appealing to me. Yet she sucks me in with great plots, fast-paced drama, and great elements of romance to keep me hooked from the first page to the very last letter.
It takes real talent to write like DelSheree does, and this story is no exception.
Echo sees ghosts,
Book Junky Girls
Sep 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Using YouTube to give ghosts a voice is the only way Echo can get any peace the rest of the time. When her latest message bring the FBI to her door will she finally find that there are more people out there who believe her than her two best friends? When your own parents don't believe her it's hard to grasp that finally there might be other who don't think she's a fraud. And then there's her ghosts grandson... What is it about him and what is the connection they have?

Echo doesn't care i
United Indie Book Blog
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
~I was given this for an honest review~

I must say I haven't read many books like this but this one sounded so interesting. I was so right, I wasn't expect the way this book turned out at all.
Echo, is not your normal 18 yr old high school student, she has a gift that a lot of people including her own parents. You see, Echo can see and communicate with ghosts. She has even been attacked and stalked by them. Her parents almost had her committed from one of the attacks. She has two close friends th
Amy  Crull
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
~I was given this for an honest review~

I must say I haven't read many books like this but this one sounded so interesting. I was so right, I wasn't expect the way this book turned out at all.
Echo, is not your normal 18 yr old high school student, she has a gift that a lot of people including her own parents. You see, Echo can see and communicate with ghosts. She has even been attacked and stalked by them. Her parents almost had her committed from one of the attacks. She has two close friends t
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars ARC Kindle Copy for Review

Most people think that soon to be high school graduate Echo Simmons is crazy. She hosts an online show called The Ghost Host as her means to cope with being haunted by them. Little does she know that even the FBI has noticed her as they pop up on her doorsteps asking questions.

For this eighteen year old life has not easy as her parents do not believe that she sees ghosts or in them. They have always over protected her and control all her decisions. She
Corrine Pickering
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The Ghost Host - Bk1 - DelSheree Gladden 4 stars

A great, unusual and intriguing story, I connected well with Echo and Malachi. Echo has so much to deal with, there are so many ghosts trying to communicate through her, so with the help of her friends Holden and Zara she sets up an internet show. Some people believe the show is a hoax, but it is Echo's only way to control the ghosts. Most people think she's weird and even her parent's don't believe her. When the
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
4 Ghost Whispering Stars

OMG!! This is like the Ghost Whisperer meets Supernatural meets X-Files/Alias meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer (minus the Vampires) So really it would be Echo the FBI Ghost Slayer....

This one started off really slow for me but it grabbed me quick. It felt a tad young for the age of the characters but holy moly half way through and I couldn't stop. I am dying for the next fix!

Echo is not your ordinary 18 year old woman. She has seen more in her 18 years than any of us will e
Lisa Foster
Oct 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-am-a-reader

The cast is an amazing bunch of complex characters, who are very well developed and add to the story but it is limiting as this is a serial and the cast can't be well developed unless you use a complete chapter for each. The main characters are Echo & Malachi and the story is told in their alternating points of view. This is listed as New ADult paranormal but can be a Young Adult as the storyline fits their genre crowd as late teens. I love the idea that Echo is adapting to a
Becky Price
Oct 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this story! The cast is an amazing bunch of characters who are very well developed and add to the story. The "secondary characters" really weren't that, because without them the story wouldn't be the same. I loved our main characters, Echo and Malachi, and especially their alternating points of view. I read a lot of paranormal and I felt this was truly unique. I super loved that it's a New Adult, because we are only slowly seeing more sub-genre's in that category. The Ghost Ho ...more
Darra Hulsart
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really liked the book. Yeah, very insightful first sentence. However it was. The story is a very original plot, which is a fresh of breath air. Truly enjoy reviewing Paranormal books. Each character I liked.
I feel there will be more to Kyran, Malachi’s best friend. He has a background that will affect Echo’s upcoming life. The book flows and is a super easy read. The way DelSheree write makes it interesting.
The book is worth your time. Sometimes you get tired of the usual Romance novel. Get o
Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-beta-prize
I received The Ghost Host as a free book from the author. The gifting did not determine the review/rating, which reflects my honest opinion. Another awesome story line from Gladden. This first book of a new series, featured some unique characters and a really excellent plot. I loved every reveal and twist in the story. I look forward to reading more to find out what else is in store for Echo and her crew.
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
DelSheree Gladden has the market cornered on tension. This book was full of all kinds of tension. At times I found myself yelling at the book to "get on with it!" Truly though, it makes the reader anxious to keep reading.
The Ghost Host is a great book with a different paranormal angle than I've seen before. I really hope the author intends this to be the first in a series because it has the potential to be a great one.
Danielle Goodwin
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
DelSheree Gladden's "The Ghost Host" is the first tale in a series. I love the concept of the book. I think it could easily be made into a TV series or a movie. Something similar to Buffy The Vampire Slayer series or Firefly. This is more paranormal than romance, but there is a budding relationship in it. Has a YA/NA feel for most of it. I didn't like the execution of the relationships in a few places. I think it will be interesting to see where the series goes from here. ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love a good book that will keep you gripped to the edge. Keep you trying to figure it all out and keep you wandering as you continue to read. The author developed remarkable characters that you can easily escape into their life as well as a plot amazingly told. Thinking that it's time to search for more books by this author!

*Received for an honest review*
Nikki J
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC, and you must read this book!!! This book proves that you never know what can happen once you post something to youtube. It's like nothing I have read before, great modern supernatural read :) I promise you wont regret it!! ...more
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I loved this story and I loved the characters. I'm not the hugest fan of ghost lore but this was super fun for me to read. I am of fan of all of DelSheree Gladden's works. This one did not disappoint. I can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
Oct 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good can't wait for next book in the series ...more
Jacqui Bradshaw
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is Your Life (The Ghostly Edition)

What a wonderful new series! I love the twists and turns in the story. I love series about ghosts, and the paranormal. Such wonderful characters I was immediately drawn into the story, and felt all the emotions and love Echo and her new family had for each other.
Emily Rabecca
Oct 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, kindle, kindle-tbr
I feel like I shouldn’t Rate this book because I DNF’d it but I read like 60% of it so I feel like I know how I would have rated it. This isn’t the worst book ever but I just couldn’t connect with the characters and everything seem so unrealistic.
Dec 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Love the characters though the plot was a bit confusing at the end and I was left feeling unresolved. I'm hoping book two will have the answers I need. ...more
Traci Halesvass
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great story; good characters
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DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually reading, painting, sewing, or working as a Dental Hyg ...more

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“Welcome back to The Ghost Host,” I say with a smile that’s not quite as genuine as usual. “I’m Echo Simmons and we’ve got an extra special show tonight.” 0 likes
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