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Graveyard Shift

(Not Dead Yet #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  219 ratings  ·  106 reviews
Shifting Into High Fear

Ghost/god Wes Cooper and his not-life partner, vampire Hudson Rojas, have settled into cohabitation in an upscale part of Toronto. So what if their hoity-toity new neighbors haven’t exactly rolled out the welcome mat for the paranormal pair? Their PI business is booming, and when a suspect they’ve been tailing winds up in the morgue, it’s alongside
ebook, 259 pages
Published November 4th 2019 by Carina Press
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*4.5 stars*

I love these books so much, and I'm beyond excited that Jenn Burke delivered again with another excellent addition to her Not Dead Yet series. Fans of these books, get ready for a whirlwind of emotions!

Yes, I know this is supposed to be the final installment of the series, but I'm so not ready to say goodbye! I think there is so much potential for an offshoot series here... (hint, hint!!)

Graveyard Shift is a book that must be read after Give Up the Ghost and Not Dead Yet, so you can't
I have been waiting for this book for so long and it didn't disappoint! OMG, this was food for my soul kind of book! Ms Burke has such a knack for creating real imperfect yet relatable and likable characters, for spinning a story that is perfectly balanced with suspense, personal relationships and a bit of mystery. I couldn't put it down.

Wes and Hudson are together and living their lives to the fullest - new home, booming business and their small but tight knit family. But a seemingly unrelated
*4,5 stars*

For me, this is one of best paranormal series I’ve read.
And this is the sparkling finale to crown it all.

Jenn Burke’s universe is totally captivating, and she had me sucked into it right from book 1. Hudson and Wes are both multi-layered and complex characters I ached for and laughed with, but most of all, they and their story grabbed my heart and imagination.

I loved the light-heartedness in this book, the love and banter in the family Wes and Hudson have created.
I loved the trust
Sep 12, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Graveyard Shift is now available everywhere ebooks are sold! (Audiobook will be out Nov. 26!)

Thank you to all the readers for coming along on Wes and Hudson's journey. These guys were an absolute blast to write, and they grew in ways I didn't expect. I love them all, and I hope I'll be able to revisit them soon!

Monica Vidal
Think of someone screaming in shock because they won an ARC on a contest of this book that will be out only in November!!! And to make it worth I read it in approximately 5 hours because obviously I cannot savor anything. Did I absolutely LOVED it? Hell yeah, I most certainly did.

This is the conclusion (I am so sad that this is the last book) of the series and it ended perfectly. I love it when a book and its characters enthralls me so much that I don’t even care about the lack of sex. And you
Third time is the charm right?

“There was a lot of story and it kept me completely entertained. I was on the edge of my seat, I was laughing, I was sad, I was excited and most of all, I was intrigued.”

That is a quote from my review of the first book, Not Dead Yet, a quote I also used in my review of the second book, Give Up the Ghost, and well, you see the pattern here right? I am now using the quote for this book too, because it is still fits.

This story was everything. Exciting, funny, sweet,
Rachel Emily
OMG. My heart is a bit broken after reading this one. I got to that point that everyone is talking about - that dreaded 80% mark - and I just...I'm shocked. I don't want to give anything major away, but WOW. I was not expecting that.

OK, so first off - I definitely recommend reading this series in order. This is one of my absolute FAVORITE series! It has great paranormal world building - vampires, shifters, witches, gods, demons, you name it. It has GREAT characters of all sorts. And it has
Victoria Loves Books
I was lucky enough to win an ARC in a contest and I LOVED it so much! I devoured the first two books in this series and was super excited to start this one. Let me just start by saying that this has been an awesome series, with a great cast of characters, fast moving plots, and lots of fun. Jenn has a way of drawing you in and keeping you there. Graveyard Shift was the perfect mix of funny, sexy and adventurous. Plus, I fell in love with Mr. Grumpy pants, Hudson, along the way. I really loved ...more
I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns
People [i.e. idiots] who rate a book badly/negatively when it hasn't even been released yet [and it's pretty damn clear they didn't receive an arc either] annoy the fucking crap out of me!!! This rating is purely to combat the rating the other (idiot) reviewer left!! Once the book releases and LEGITIMATE ratings start flooding in, I'll remove my rating and properly rate this book once I've read this bad boy :-)!!
*Crossing my fingers that I won't have to change my rating*, but we shall see ...
4.5 stars!

Apparently, Jenn Burke decides to go all out in this conclusion of her Not Dead Yet series; no holds barred. We have long-time enemy resurfacing with a whole new threat. We have distant family member appearing -- but everything it is not what it seems in the surface. We have a special force that targets paranormal beings that are guilty of crime. Wes Cooper, god extraordinaire, and his partner vampire Hudson Rojas must work round the clock to find a way to protect the ones they love.
Joyfully Jay
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Graveyard Shift is the third book in Jenn Burke’s incredible Not Yet Dead series. One of the hallmarks of this series for me is the fabulous world building, and it continues on here in this third book. This is a world with vampires, shifters, and other paranormal beings, plus a not-quite-ghost god in Wes. Burke manages to create a world that is rich and detailed, but never overwhelmingly complex. This story focuses a lot on shifters and I enjoyed the way Burke
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've given this an A at AAR (and I'm stingy with those!).

Graveyard Shiftis book three in Jenn Burke’s original and entertaining Not Yet Dead series of paranormal romances, and is a satisfying and poignant send off for Wes, Hudson and their found-family of witches, vampires and other supernatural beings. While each book in the setcouldwork as a standalone, I’d advise reading them in order so as to gain the best understanding of the events and character backstories that have led them to the point
Rachel Reid
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this whole series. It's packed with action and story beyond the romance, but Wes and Hudson are still a very dreamy couple and the romance is wonderful. I also very much appreciate all the Canadian rep! I will miss these characters. Dare I hope for a spin-off book or three?
Roberta Blablanski
Review to come once I stop sobbing.
Here we are, on the final book in Jenn Burke's amazing "Not Dead Yet" series and yet again I find myself stating that vampires, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are just not my thing .... but once again, I love this finale to an incredible series.

Wes is getting comfortable with that whole "being a god thing", and he and Hudson are settling into their life together, surrounded by the family of their own creation - Evan, Lexi, Iskander - along with Wes' growing group of believers. Life
this one is my favorite book in this series because here you can see how much both characters have grown over the last books.

I really enjoyed it and enjoyed the characters ... and that was not always the case with Wes. but here he did great.

I really hope that this will not be the last book in this series as for me there are still some open questions and I would enjoy another book.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm so in love, I wish Wes and Hudson would adopt me.

A lot happened. There was a lot of happy moments, a lot of new things, feelings, people and....sadness. I read some of the book while I was in the office and it nearly made me cry. I had to duck my behind the monitor and blink my eyes a lot at the end.

It makes me sad that I'm already done with the book. Again. But it was a nice ending. (I will try to give a better review in the next couple of days, but I'm too overwhelmed at the moment).
Annie ~ Queer Books Unbound
There are Triangulation levels of not okay and then there is Graveyard Shift.

I... have to process this for a bit. Right now it's just a lot all at once. lol
Dieter Moitzi
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This review has been originally posted at Gay Book Reviews - check it out!

I do have my weekend routines, which many would view as boring. Shoot me, I’m an old fart, and for those who wonder: yep, I own it, alright? Well, I was able to do my Saturday chores (grocery shopping, laundry, a good three hours of writing, weekend cooking, quality time with the SO), and then I sat down to start a new book. This one. I thought I’d just
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, a-spec, lgbtqia
I have so much love for this series and Graveyard Shift only made me love it more.

Content warnings include: (view spoiler)

The found family aspect of this series
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
I liked the first book, I really liked the second book and I loved the third book in this series! Graveyard Shift is not a stand alone book and should be read after the first two books in the series - so if you haven't started begin with the first one (the whole series is worth reading).

Graveyard Shift is where I thought Jenn Burke really hit her stride and I loved everything about this book! It gave us a great plot, a bit of a mystery, heartache and love. I've heard this is the final book in
I've absolutely put off writing this review. Suffice it to say it's my least favorite of the series. My primary issues had to do with Wes' "god powers", or more accurately the lack thereof, and Priya's (view spoiler) powers, or lack thereof. The killing off of a character I was becoming quite fond of, (view spoiler), just tipped the cart. And how many times can Wes get smacked in the head and the author uses that to strip him of his powers, yet ...more
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
I just can't get in to this series. It's time to admit this just isn't for me.
R.J. Sorrento
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-netgalley
The third book of Jenn Burke’s Not Dead Yet series, Graveyard Shift, was everything I could have wanted. The stakes are high and the plot arc is an emotional rollercoaster.

I’m fairly new to the paranormal romance genre. My critique partner Becca hooked me with Charlie Adhara’s shifter series, Wolf at the Door, and she also recommended Not Dead Yet, the first book in Jenn Burke’s series.

This series exceeded my expectations of MM paranormal romance. Queer representation extends beyond gay male
In the 3rd installment of Not Dead Yet we get to see paranormal domestic bliss for our not-ghost god and ex-cop private investigator vampire... with some murder, mystery and mayhem and broken hearts thrown in as past, present and the couple's future collide.

Wes Cooper and Hudson Rojas have settled into their life as mates, living together in a rather chichi area of Toronto despite some of their neighbours being snooty and annoying. Wes's rep as a God has brought many a paranormal person out of
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Strong finish to an inventive paranormal M/M trilogy that wraps up a lot of plot threads while leaving satisfied readers with room to hope that there might be more books to come someday.

Our Private Investigator duo of Wes Cooper and Hudson Rojas, along with their found family/fellow investigators are trying to figure out the connection between the overdose deaths of several shapeshifters and the sightings of numerous new vampires in the area. The case becomes surprisingly personal as signs
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

This is such a great series, I really do love everything about it. The third book in the Not Dead Yet series, Graveyard Shift, is just as fabulous as the previous two and a wonderful way to end the series.

Wes and Hudson have been through some shit in the previous two installments and are now in a loving, happy place. They have finally settled in a home together in the suburbs, business is good at their detective agency, and
*Received A Copy To Review From The Author*

I just love this series. This is a great installment!! Emotional and weighty. There's a few moment that made me tear up. The couple is still great, there's drama but nothing ever threatens the solidity of the relationship. New characters are introduced that make fun additions. Hudson's past comes back to haunt him (ha) in more ways than one. It was interesting. I'm curious to see where it goes from here, after some of the events. I really hope there's a
Bretton Coppedge
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved this series, and it's a shame to see it end but at the same time, this last installment really depressed me. Its difficult to explain without spoilers but it felt like the side characters were shortchanged. It honestly felt like Hudson was as well. I was still holding my breath for everything to be right again and then I got to the last page. So while I recommend the series overall, this particular book made me sad and didn't give me the warm fuzzies I want out of a romance.
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
The Not Dead Yet series has been such a delight to read and Graveyard Shift was a great conclusion. The premise is what first caught my attention and it was executed so well. The overall pacing is phenomenal- Jenn Burke has a way of drawing you and not letting you go! I devoured all three books in four days. The characters are all so amazing and I loved seeing their little family grow throughout the series. Graveyard Shift is definitely the saddest of the bunch, but don't let that deter you! ...more
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Jenn Burke has loved out-of-this-world romance since she first read about heroes and heroines kicking butt and falling in love as a preteen. Now that she’s an author, she couldn’t be happier to bring adventure, romance, and sexy times to her readers.

Jenn is the author of The Gryphon King’s Consort from Dreamspinner Press and the co-author of the critically acclaimed Chaos Station science fiction

Other books in the series

Not Dead Yet (3 books)
  • Not Dead Yet (Not Dead Yet #1)
  • Give Up the Ghost (Not Dead Yet #2)