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Of Ash and Spirit

(Piper Lancaster #1)

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4.33  ·  Rating details ·  1,066 ratings  ·  187 reviews
This is an alternate cover edition of ASIN B078GWH8KV

The first book in a Curse Keepers spinoff series by New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank writing as D.G. Swank.

Who's afraid of ghosts? Not Piper Lancaster, because even though she's a ghost whisperer, she's a skeptic. Piper helps her clients settle their inner demons, and that's good enough for her-even
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Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published February 22nd 2018 by DGS (first published February 3rd 2018)
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Angela Page The publisher of Curse keepers chose not to publish more and as per the contract the author had to wait a period of time before publishing more. She…moreThe publisher of Curse keepers chose not to publish more and as per the contract the author had to wait a period of time before publishing more. She has stated this before. Amazon published Curse keepers and only wanted three. So it was unfinished but she plans on writing more. and self publishing them
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Elisa
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If there were more than 5 Stars Of Ash and Spirit would get more. I love Denise's original Curse Keeper's series and now we have the first in an amazing spin off. Piper is bloody awesome and I can't wait to see her develop over the next few books and I really love her friends I am reserving my opinion on Abel for now cause I really want to know what he is...lol and I'm thinking he really could go either way good/bad but it will be fun to read, as for Reverend Jack it's just an Ewwwww for me even ...more
Heather
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such an incredible book! I love how Denise is revisiting the Curse Keepers series through a new perspective and a new character. Piper Lancaster is fierce. I absolutely adore her. And even though it has been years since I read the original series, I had no trouble following this book. Denise designed it in such a way that the stories are related, but not dependent on each other. So, even readers who have not read the original series will be able to read this and follow the story. This is ...more
Laila Nelke
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful spin off of my absolute favourite The Curse Keepers series. I expected no less than that Of ash and spirit would be a really good book but that was tenfold better. Incredibly good! I love Piper the new character and her friends! They are a fantastic team! Denise did it again. Love just everything about this book! Storyline is spectacular and mind blowing. It's a must read! Hope everyone will love this new series as much as I do! Can't wait for the next book!
Teresa Sambrook
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OH My Goodness and everything that goes bump in the night! I absolutely loved this book. Piper a medium who’s a skeptic of her own trade! She gets the shock of her life when she finds out she’s really been talking to ghost and not pretending! Then cue a magical mystery man and a hot priest??? (Don’t worry he’s not Catholic but he’s really into Demon)
Piper has her hands full figure what’s real and what’s not but thankfully her two best friends are there to help out. This was book one of the Ash
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Angela
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Where do I even start with this book? Piper is amazing. She’s such a strong female lead who I love. The story line is flawless. With just a hint of romance, it’s got everything you could want in an UF.
Kim
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Once again Denise knocks it out of the park. She sucks you in and you get so into the story. The next generation Curse Keeper for sure. What started out as a little scam of actually talking and seeing ghosts to it actually happening was great.
Allison Knoppe
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a bit out of the normal genre I choose to read, but I love DG Swank's Rose Gardner series so I gave this a try. I was anything but disappointed. This book hooked me from the start and my heart still hasnt stopped racing. I love the natural revealing of information as it kept me guessing the whole way through. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy!!! Take time to read this book. You wont be disappointed!
Sally Robinson
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am new to D G Swank but OMG! That was ace! Read in one sitting, housework be damned! Loved Piper and her crew and loved how her power ramped up as the story carried on. Loving the characters and looking forward to the next book. Am off now for any other books by this author and it looks like this is a divergence from another series, so yippee!
Brandy Barber
I received this ARC for an honest review. I am so happy to see this book. I loved everything about Of Ash And Spirit. you don't have to read The Curse Keepers first but you are going to want to go back ast some point and read. Also, if you don't remember or haven't read Piper makes a small appearance in Deadly summer.

Piper is a great character. She has a soft spot you can see works for her.... unless your her nasty, no good ex. Her dad leaves her a well and a mess that seems impossible to
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Laura Martinez
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is no mistaking that you're still in the Curse Keeper world in this spin off series. It is astounding how Denise can weave a story to make you love the main character, Piper Lancaster.
As I mentioned above, this series is a spin off series of The Curse Keepers (TCK). One does not need to read TCK series, but if you like to know what happened prior to meeting Piper I would suggest reading it. It’s the best of both worlds.
I highly recommend reading this book!! I absolutely
LVE it!!
It is my
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Sinead
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been a massive fan of Denise’s books for a few years now, I have come to know the genius and master storyteller that she is. The Curse Keepers is my favourite series. That’s pretty much hands down, so while I expected Of Ash and Spirt to be very very good I did not expect it to be as astounding as The Curse Keepers. I was completely wrong. Piper is a badass, the storyline was phenomenal and the build up was stellar. I am at the edge of my seat ready for the next one!!
Angie Bartley
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting what seems like forever for more on this story. I love Piper and admire how she adjusts to all the changes in her life. She is a take charge woman who doesn't put up with any bull. She dives right in to the ghost talking and dealing with demons. I can't wait for her to meet up with Ellie and see what happens next. If you haven't read The Curse Keepers, you can still read this and not be lost. The storyline is marvelous and I'm really intrigued by Abel and can't wait to find ...more
Emily Chisolm
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You definitely need to grab some snacks, throw on your pajamas, and get comfortable because once you land in the spiritual plane reading "Of Ash and Spirit", an urban fantasy novel by D.G Swank, you're going to be lost to this world forever! (Well, at least until you're finished anyways!). This is a story of a young woman who is about to embark on the soul searching adventure of a lifetime, discovering hidden secrets of her family's past that will truly enlighten her to who she is destined to be ...more
Brandy Barber
I received this ARC for an honest review. I am so happy to see this book. I loved everything about Of Ash And Spirit. you don't have to read The Curse Keepers first but you are going to want to go back at some point and read. Also, if you don't remember or haven't read Piper makes a small appearance in Deadly summer.

Piper is a great character. She has a soft spot you can see works for her.... unless your her nasty, no good ex. Her dad leaves her a well and a mess that seems impossible to solve.
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Beth
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Lancaster is helping to save the world! Loving this new series, which introduces us to Piper, the Demon Slayer, who like all 'chosen' ones has a hard time accepting her role but by the end of the book has firmly stepped up and taken her responsibility. A law school dropout and amateur (albeit fake) spirit whisperer who only started the gig to get back at her slimy ex-boyfriend, starts to actually hear voices and then see ghosts and even demons before she determines the history as put ...more
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
*********4.25 Stars*********

This was a fun, exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish. D.G. Swank has seamlessly brought us back to her Cruse Keeper World, with a new twist that I can not wait to see play out.

Of Ash and Spirit is a spin-off of The Cruse Keeper and Series and picks up shortly after the the events of the first series and introduces us to some new players in the game between humans and the spirit world. The author does a great job of weaving in the events of the first series
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Monique
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you read the Curse Keepers? OMGosh, if you have, you’re going to love this new series. If not, this is a standalone book, and you won’t feel lost in anyway reading it. It is sort like the cousin to the original series, but a whole new cast to discover.

Now I am normally a Rom-Com reader, I enjoy lots of laughs but I am also a Denise Grover Swank fan. There is something with her books they ties them together giving you the same feeling about them. I think it is the way she writes her
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Devon Ritter
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Denise's books through her Rose Gardner series, and I've since branched out into her other books.

This book caught my attention within the first 2 chapters. Easily you could see activity and suspenseful moments that only increased through the book. I wasn't aware that this was a spin-off at all, but it doesn't even matter. Denise's ability to create a 'new' series/spin-off is seamless! She's able to completely throw you into the start of things without needing a huge backstory
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Crystal Krytenberg
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent Spin-Off series of The Curse Keepers (haven't read that series? No worries, read them after this ;)) I'm usually reserved when it comes to Urban Fiction due to repetition among different series. Denise has picked something unique and has knocked it out of the ball park (again) with this new series.

Being introduced to Piper, you'll be sure to love her. I love how open she is with the supernatural affects that have suddenly taken over her life which is so refreshing from keeping
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Crystal Krytenberg
An excellent Spin-Off series of The Curse Keepers (haven't read that series? No worries, read them after this ;)) I'm usually reserved when it comes to Urban Fiction due to repetition among different series. Denise has picked something unique and has knocked it out of the ball park (again) with this new series.

Being introduced to Piper, you'll be sure to love her. I love how open she is with the supernatural affects that have suddenly taken over her life which is so refreshing from keeping
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Chrisann
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit, I was a bit nervous at reading this book. Denise completed the original Curse Keepers series with such an awesome yet open-ended conclusion, I worried that this spin-off would not fill the uber-awesome shoes of its predecessor. Holy wowza, was I wrong! I am so incredibly thrilled that I took the chance on Of Ash and Spirit!! It was fantastic. Denise did it again! I loved the entire story, from beginning to end. Without giving anything away, I have to say that this storyline was ...more
Sandra
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks, own-it
I like the story about fake ghost hunter Piper who suddenly develops the ability to really communicate with the dead and discovers a hidden familial legacy as a demon hunter. I thought the pacing and action were good but found my self sighing with weary disappointment at the appearance of the garden variety mysterious hot guy that she is immediately drawn to who knows things but wont tell her for no good reason.
Samantha Whitley
I am an avid reader of Swank, but I think Piper is my new favorite character!! She is spunky and a badass! I recommend reading the Curse Keepers first if you have not read them, but you don’t have too. That being said, you will want to after reading this book just to understand all of the references. I love how Swank incorporates other characters from other series! It gives you a piece of them while waiting for their next adventure. If you want to take an adventure into the mystery of Ronoak ...more
Kristen
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I was lucky enough to win a Facebook raffle and receive a copy of this book. I’m a fan of Denise Grover Swank. I love her witty, lovable characters. I love her writing style and have read a few of her series. This was my first supernatural book by D.G. Swank and it will not be my last. You almost instantly fall in love with Ghost hunter Piper. The story has a heart racing, page turning, stay up all night because you HAVE to find out what happens next, storyline. The mystery men that cross ...more
Andrea Hastings
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely loved this book. D.G. Swank has written a captivating story that has me impatiently waiting for the next book in Piper's journey.

The characters have drawn me in and kept me engrossed and wanting more throughout their journey. All characters are relatable without being predictable. I was left with questions and hopes for Piper and her friends.

I absolutely loved The Curse Keepers series. It is not necessary to read the previous series to enjoy Of Ash and Spirit. However, if you loved
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Christine
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huge fan of this author, I have read everything she has written. I was awarded a free copy of this book to post my honest review on it.
It has been awhile since I read the Curse Keepers series and I didn't realize this was a spin off until a few chapters in. That being said, I don't feel you need to have read the other series in order to understand what is going on in this book. The author does a great job of pulling in the details needed that correlated to the previous series (helpful for me -
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Tina Courts
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it, so much action and intrigue. Piper does not know where to turn and who to trust. With the help of her friends she slowly uncovers who she is and is still learning. Ghost whisperer or demon slayer or both. She still has so much to discover. Can’t wait for the next book
Tammy Detrich
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I adored this book! It was such a thrilling read and I could never quite predict what was going to happen next. I seriously couldn't put it down! I have not read the Curse Keepers series yet, but I had no problem diving right in to the story. I love how Denise crafts such dynamic characters and weaves them together throughout the story. Her storytelling is top notch and if this is your first introduction to her writing, you are in for an absolute treat. This is a must read! Can't wait for ...more
Genevieve
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like books in the paranormal genre, this one needs to be on your to-read list. It was fast-paced, engaging, an interesting storyline. Can’t wait to read the next book!
Alison Motherwell
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a fan of ghost whisperer and this book had a similar vibe. It drew me in and kept me enthralled.

Piper was a likeable character, she had a naivety about her yet a hidden strength that was clear to all except her. Abel was clearly one of the leading male roles, i had a love hate relationship with him. His character kept a lot of secrets and played games with Piper, however there was that instant draw between them that said surely he couldn't be all bad.

The twists and turns in the plot had
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