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Empty Vessels

(Sixth Sense Investigations #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Haunted by the ghost of the man who saved his life at the cost of his own, Keith has developed an awareness beyond what humans can normally sense—a world of spirits, monsters, and fascinating people that can only be described as Others. When he starts to have prophetic dreams about strange creatures hunting down helpless Others, he realizes that there has to be something o ...more
Published November 22nd 2017 by Less Than Three Press (first published November 20th 2017)
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Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Creepy and Lovely!

This book creeped the hell out of me. Terrors, ghosts, Others, prophetic dreams, and dolls. A room full of dolls. Just looking at you.

This was really a wonderfully creepy ghost story that was hard to put down. There was no gore, just suspense and a big time shudder factor.

Read the blurb, then read the book. There’s an HEA for all beings involved. Light on the sex, and not too descriptive, but high on the tension. Although I would have loved a final descriptive sexy time at the
4.3 Stars

Maybe it's because I kept reading it at night, but this was a whole lot more frightening than I expected it to be with the horrifying Terrors. Of course, it could have been the dolls. Given the damn cover, I should have known better, really. Mostly though, it was all that unknown. All that uncertainty as to what becomes of us (as humans) after death and what the Others go through if captured and unable to move on.

Only thing worse for me would have been clowns.


Anywho, this was r
Skye Kilaen
Creepy darker urban fantasy M/M romance with ghosts, prophetic dreams, animated toy dolls, and a dude with antlers. Our hero is Keith, a college student who was almost killed in an accident several years ago. A passing stranger, Lucas, saved Keith but lost his own life in the process. After the accident, Keith was suddenly able to see what he calls Others, magical creatures he never had seen before. This includes Lucas, now a ghost and tethered to Keith. When Keith has a dream that monsters are ...more
Joyfully Jay
Oct 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A Joyfully Jay review.

2.75 stars

Empty Vessels is one of those books that by turns both compels and annoys and does so consistently. The world building is unique and, at times, horrifyingly vivid. Enslaved dolls and ghosts turned to mindless savages inhabit a world of the living and the dead, the trapped and the despondent. It’s decidedly creepy and I give the author real kudos for the originality of it all. Empty Vessels is properly sinister and taps into a lot of primal emotions about the thin
4.5 stars

Synopsis: Keith was almost killed, and has been seeing things differently ever since. He can see beings that aren't quite human, and the man who died saving his life is a ghost that haunts him. Literally. Keith and Lucas can only be so far apart before they have to be together.
When Keith starts having dreams about Others being killed, he feels that he has to do something to try and save them. To that end, Keith and Lucas visit antique shops trying to find a bottle like Keith saw in his
This had some really interesting ideas and walked a fine line between what I would term as paranormal and urban fantasy. I really loved the relationship between Keith and Lucas, how close they'd become as the ghost and his hauntee. You could tell from the beginning that they had feelings for each other and I just kept waiting for them to figure out some way to make a relationship between them possible. The relationship with Hireath is more complicated and while I didn't mind how it resolved I wo ...more
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Lore Graham
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Empty Vessels with high hopes, and I was not disappointed! Both the romance and the thriller aspects are strong, and the author does an excellent job at building tension and a spooky atmosphere. We get enough worldbuilding to really peek past the mundane into the much wider supernatural world, but it doesn't get bogged down in trying to explain everything.

I enjoyed the supernatural elements and the way that ghosts are handled and explained in this. The setting held together very well, and
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Empty Vessels is unique and engaging. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an urban fantasy romance.

This was my first book by Meredith Katz, but I'm sure it won't be my last. I decided to give this a try because I love urban fantasy novels, and I've been looking for standalone novels lately.

This story is told entirely from Keith's point of view. This helped with really bringing out Keith’s character. There was a fair amount of introspection but not enough to bother me. I felt like the r
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
From Magnolia Reviews: Four Petals

I had trouble putting this book down, so of course I have to recommend it. The plot, characterizations, and romantic relationship were all crafted into a beautiful story that kept my interest until the end.

Read the full review on Maggie's website:
3,5 en realidad
Bretton Coppedge
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story has one freaky and haunting plot. This is an amazing ghost story for anyone that doesn’t have a phobia of creepy dolls, but if you do, don’t even think about picking up this book. The story centers around the psychic Keith, his ghost crush Lucas and a supernatural character that should have really been called the horny Horned Boy rather than just the Horned Boy. Together these characters have to solve a series of otherworldly kidnappings and all happen to fall in love/lust in the proc ...more
Courtney Brown
I received a copy of this book free from the author for my honest review.

Oh. My. God. Yes. This book. I just adored it. Keith is a little cinnamon roll. Lucas pulls at my heartstrings. And Hiraeth was just perfect. I need more of them! If/when more books come out in the series I will snatch them up.

This book kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning. the opening scene with the flash back kept me guessing what was going to come next. part of me did expect to be able to guess what was goi
Sharon Cox
I was given a free copy of Empty Vessels in return for an honest review.
This was not the book that I was expecting to read when I asked for a review copy but I really enjoyed it. To me it is fantasy with paranormal mixed in as well as a touch of romance.
We have two world which overlap and, for a lot of the book, we are in the section which is overlapping.
Keith is human but his powers make it possible for him to see the inhabitants of the other world. When other inhabitants from this other world
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