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When lonely artist Siôn Ruston retreats to the seaside village of Rosewick Bay, Yorkshire, to recover from a suicide attempt, he doesn’t expect to encounter any ghosts, let alone the one who appears in his bedroom every morning at dawn. He also doesn’t expect to meet his ghost’s gorgeous, flirty descendant working at the local museum… and the village pub, and as a lifeboat ...more
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Published August 12th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~~BR with my girl Jewel~~

Amy Rae Durreson's A Frost of Cares is one of my favorite books of the year. This author knows how to tell a ghost story.

Spindrift is as creepy as A Frost of Cares, and perhaps more suspenseful. It's a good book, but it didn't enthrall me like A Frost of Cares did.



Siôn leaves London to recuperate. He paints but doesn't consider himself an artist. He's lonely and sad, and desperate for something to give his life spark. He finds that something in Mattie, a local boy full of charm and charisma.

Mattie is
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Jewel
~~BR with the fabulous Dani!!!~~



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Ghosts and secrets and regrets of the past. Both for the living, and those that should be long gone from this world.

A little creepy...a little scary...with some mystery thrown in the mix. Spindrift is a new ghost story by Amy Rae Durreson. I just finished A Frost of Cares, and loved it pretty hard, so when I found out she had a new one coming out, I grabbed it with both hands.

While Spindrift has a different feel than A Frost of Cares, I still found I quite enjoyed it. I enjoyed the history and the mystery an
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Tess
Jul 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap, paranormal
4 stars

I enjoyed the romance between Sion and Mattie and felt that they really worked well together. The first half seemed slow but the second half was very engaging. The ghost story was perhaps a little too unbelievable? Enjoyable overall but not at the same level as A Frost of Cares.
Adam
BR with Ann!

Recovering from a suicide attempt, Sion Ruston is spending the summer in a small seaside Yorkshire village. He spends his days alone, painting, walking, and avoiding the locals. His routine hits a bump when Sion wakes up one morning to a strange man in his bedroom, who turns out to actually be a ghost.

Sion’s lonely existence is further disturbed when he meets Mattie, a descendent of the ghost. Mattie is the complete opposite of Sion - younger, out-going, and fun-loving. Mattie makes no secret of his attractio
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Ofelia Gränd
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ok, here we go! Buddy read with Mr Love, Amy Spector, Al Stewart, Noah Homes, Wicked Jack and Debbie McGowan.

I come from a long line of lighthouse keepers and pilots of rescue boats, and this story really made me miss living by the sea. There is nothing quite like the salty storms, the terrifying roar of the crashing waves. It’s fright and freedom at the same time.

I loved the Yorkshire of this story, the seaside village was lovely with all its inhabitants—both the living and the dead. I like Durreson’s writing, I would however have
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Dante Love Fisher
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nice low-level creepy read.

August 12th buddy read with Amy Spector, Ofelia Gränd, Debbie McGowan, Noah Homes, Wicked Jack and the extremely tall Al Stewart! :D

We're helping Amy Rae Durreson pay her mortgage.

Amy's getting impatient.

Debbie McGowan
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with Ofelia Gränd, Dante Love, Amy Spector and Al Stewart. Woo! Or Woooooooooooooo! in fact. :D

So, I finally finished it, and I really enjoyed it, but I'll tell you what. The editing really got on my nerves - not because it's bad overall, but to me, the publisher's mandatory decision to publish in US English is utterly ludicrous when a story is set in England with English characters, and much of the dialogue is in local dialect. I'm sure US readers would find it more authentic in UK English. To me,
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Meep
Jul 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Buddy-read to-be, as soon as it's released ;)


- Renée Yes-I-know-I-read-too-damn-much
- ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~'s
- Ele

And anyone else who feels like joining ;) just give a shout or jump on in.
Ann
Amy Rae Durreson can write the hell out of a ghost story!

It’s best to read a ghost story with a friend. They can hold your hand and you can squeeze the hell out of theirs when you get stressed out with the oogie boogies. Thankfully I had myself an Adam for Spindrift.

I fell in love with this author’s ghost story, A Frost of Cares, and so I was really excited to read this one. Spindrift delivers the moody atmosphere, the romance and the ghosties in spades.
Amy Rae Durreson is so good at settings, tone and c
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Line
So I ended up in this Amy Rae Durreson-hole, and I haven't emerged yet.
I loved A Frost of Cares, and thought I would give this a try since it had some of the same plot-points.
But this did not do the same for me as AFoC, which was too bad, since the bones were there.

So Siôn rents a house in Rosewick Bay, after he tried taking his own life and needed a change of pace and outlook on life. Siôn's an acctuary and a painter, so he's a quite diverse character. In Rosewick Bay he meets Mattie, who's the nephew of the owner of the house. Mattie
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Amy Spector
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Buddy read with Mr. Love, Wick Jack, Debbie McGowan, Noah Homes, Al Stewart and, once she has pushed that skull off her reading chair, Ofelia Gränd.

Would anyone else like in?

♣ Irish Smurfétté ♣
Full reviewage on Prism Book Alliance®, yo

Siôn Ruston is a painter. Mattie Jopling is a local, in the town Siôn is spending some time, and works at the local museum, an ice cream stand, and volunteers with the lifeboat service.

They both have things from their past they’re wanting to keep from people, forever secret, including each other. The big question is, will this tactic work for either of them, especially as they begin to realize the feelings developing between them? Hmmm
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Ele
Aug 01, 2016 added it
*3.5 stars*
Wicked Jack
Aug 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was exactly what it was offering up, a contemporary gothic tale that felt more period than it did modern much of the time.

When you think of gothic, you think seaside villages and haunted pasts, and there is always (always!) an old portrait of someone and the subjects attractive descendant. The ghosts in this one are real, as we expect in our modern tales, but quieter while still playing a major role. Siôn's past seemed perfect for the story, Mattie's maybe a little less so, but it helped g
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Lena Grey
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“Spindrift from seas with passion erupts stinging the eyes, pouring down cheeks castles of sand, now all washed away by oceans of tears that flow through the pail. Tears in a bucket filled from above blurring the vision in sorrowful eyes spill their liquor as weeping clouds precipitation from rain filled skys."~ Howard Brace (Bucket of Tears)

Siôn Ruston, of 'Spindrift' by Amy Rae Durreson, goes to the village of Rosewick Bay to try to regain his sanity in, what he thinks, will be a s
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Skye Kilaen
A sweet M/M romance blended with a suspenseful ghost story about queer history, set in a seaside British village. Siôn Ruston is a gay actuary and amateur artist whose depression and insomnia led to a suicide attempt three months ago, so he's on medical leave and renting a cottage to recover and paint. It's going fairly well until the morning he sees a ghost in his bedroom.

At the village museum, he's shocked to see the ghost again... but it's not the ghost, it's his descendant, gay college stud
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Lisazj1
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amy Rae Durreson has proved to me that she can write one hell of a creepy ghost story! After A Frost of Cares, which I loved, I was excited to get to this one.

This was wonderfully atmospheric. When the ghosts were on page or the MCs, Siôn Ruston and Mattie Jopling, were feeling unsettled, you felt it with them. I loved the small Yorkshire fishing village the story was set in, which was steeped in the traditions and history of the area. I also really liked Siôn and Mattie. They were real, believable p
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Karen
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Frost of Cares was the first true ghost story slash romance I'd ever read. And Amy Rae Durreson did it so well! So I was anxiously waiting for this book to come out.

Wow, did it ever live up to my expectations. Still the same combination of creepy, dangerous ghosts and romance, but the setting was phenomenal. The writing is lyrical and poetic, drawing the reader into the community of Rosewick Bay, the people, the history, the tourists, and of course, the sea. It was reminiscent of Harper Fox's descri
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Fenriz Angelo
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the combination of paranormal elements and romance. Both Siôn and Mattie are great characters and the building of their relationship didn't feel too rushed. Even though the mystery regarding the ghosts wasn't unexpected it still was sad.

Entertaining bittersweet read, would have finished earlier if had free time.
Pianka *call me PIU*
Spindrift is a ghost story which also features a beautiful romance and a compelling mystery behind the haunting. It was creepy and sometimes scary but the romance and the mystery balances out the creepiness perfectly.

Siôn Ruston is a lonely man who after a serious depressing episode is now spending time getting his life back together in the Spindrift cottage. He is an artist too and spends all his day capturing the picturesque town in his canvas. But his life is still far from being on the tracks. Siôn finds a sparperfectly.
Siôn
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Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
3.5 stars

This was bit of a letdown for me. I absolutely loved A Frost of Cares. It was spooky, amazing, and damn near erotic to me. I know every book can't be the same. I was really betting on the same formula in fact. It did take a bit of getting into the ghost/mystery aspect. I felt like it took to long to put the pieces together. I did enjoy Sion and Mattie as a couple overall. I liked them, and wish that the epilogue could have been them longer together.

I'm annoyed with Sion the most
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Joyfully Jay
Aug 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sammy
A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars


When one is in the mood for a good old fashioned ghost story it is so very nice to turn to an author who is able to weave both romance and mystery into a chilling tale that had me reading late into the night—with lots of lights on. I am, of course, speaking of the talented author Amy Rae Durreson and her latest novel, Spindrift. To say that there were more than the fair share of scary moments in this story is really to speak ill of such a delicious fright fest, whi
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Alison
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent. I loved this. Amy Rae Durreson writes cracking ghost stories and this one is no exception. It's gripping and creepy and vivid and a bit dark. The accompanying romance is tender and lovely and hopeful, which makes for a nice contrast. I loved the small town setting and the dramatic Yorkshire countryside. There's a almost a bit of a Gothic feel to this story with its angry ghosts and storms and crashing waves and cliffs and tragic ancestors and curses and suspicious deaths. The slightly ...more
AIly
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked how real the MCs felt throughout the whole journey this book has offered. The various descriptions were well delivered and I could see the bright colors, smell the air, and feel the beauty of the delineated places. Very tender and sweet story, with author’s research only making it so much more believable. I only got somewhat bored when the end was approaching - maybe couple of pages could have been spared. Nevertheless, this was an amazing read overall.
LD  Durham
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good ghost story

This is the first book by Durreson that wobbled for me. I just couldn't connect with Mattie. His character just wouldn't solidify for me. Until the ghost story really kicked in, I was starting to think about returning this one. But the ghost story is incredibly intriguing and I became quickly invested in it. By then, Mattie started to work better for me.
Loved the created setting, the amalgamated history, and all the things that make me adore Durreson's work. A very gripping
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Emilia Barnes
I only got to 34% so this isn't really enough to give it a rating. But I found it boring, unfortunately, and while the writing was good, in the sense that the sentences were put together competently enough, I didn't really feel the place, or the people or the problem. So this is a no for me :(
Elizabeth Fitzgerald
The book utilises a few light horror elements to good effect and the couple are utterly charming. I just want to give Sion a giant hug.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spindrift is my second foray into Amy Rae Durreson’s brand of ghost story, and I must say that overall, it was another intense and suspenseful trip into the supernatural. The way the author plays the dual plots off of each other in this novel—the historical relationship that makes up the paranormal aspect of the story, and the present day relationship that grows between Siôn and Mattie—not only added some great contrasts within the storyline but offered more than its fair share of empathy pains ...more
Mari  Cardenas
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*** Copy provided by Dreamspinner Press to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

The last thing Siôn Ruston expected when he decided to spend the summer recuperating from his suicide attempt in the quaint little village of Rosewick Bay, Yorkshire, was to encounter a ghost that visits his bedroom every day at dawn or to find said ghost's doppelganger, aka the ghost's great-great grandson, Mattie, working at the local museum, and the ice-cream shop, and the pub
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Sarina
4.5* Review written for Love Bytes Reviews.

While I really don’t like horror movies at all, there’s just something really appealing about a ghost story. The house I grew up in was haunted and while our resident specter did manage to scare me sometimes, I’d never felt any sort of menace behind her actions. Making it through one of her appearances was kind of like a right of passage, really, and was sometimes even comforting. :D

In Spindrift you have not one but two ghosts, b
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Amy Rae Durreson is a quiet Brit with a degree in early English literature, which she blames for her somewhat medieval approach to spelling, and at various times has been fluent in Latin, Old English, Ancient Greek, and Old Icelandic, though these days she mostly uses this knowledge to bore her students. Amy started her first novel a quarter of a century ago and has been scribbling away ever since ...more
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