Friday, July 24, 2015
Ghost Chasers - The Curse of Steel
AUTHOR: Dedrick Frazier
PUBLISHER: Outskirts Press
PUBLISHING DATE: March 9, 2015
FROM GOODREADS: Dorian Steel is a lone wolf on a journey searching for an identity now that the orphanage in which he was raised in is several light-years behind him. Serving time in prison due to a jealous ex-girlfriend’s vendetta was not how he saw his life progressing, but through it all, he has finally found peace. Once the visions start however, his isolated world is shattered - leaving only the shards of glass for him to walk on.
The always quiet, unassuming landscaper quickly goes from a life of hiding in the bushes to the forefront of the battle lines for survival - facing an army of ghosts, demons, and human turncoats loyal to a demonic force intent on the systematic destruction of mankind as we know it. When the woman he has suppressed his feelings for re-enters his life, Steel realizes that if she dies, blood will be on his hands for the second time.
Dorian Steel will face a roller coaster of emotions ranging from fear, love, fear of love, and everything in-between. Whether it is demons, detectives, or the occasionally possessed vagrant, Steel’s life, as well as the lives of his loved ones’ are in serious danger - not to mention the fate of the world. However, he does have a chance to save everyone and everything important to him. It all hinges on the one thing Steel despises more than anything else - those damned psychic powers.
The author sent me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was very interested in reading Ghost Chaser because of the paranormal aspects of it, and because the author resides in Savannah, one of my favorite locations. However, while I enjoyed the book, I kept wishing for "something more."
There were a few points which I really liked about Frazier's work. I really enjoyed the characters. Dorian was a wonderfully flawed character and Carmen provided some lightheartedness in the midst of some very dark subject matter. I also liked the good vs. evil storyline and felt Frazier did a great job tackling this not only on a supernatural level, but also on a human level.
The main issue with the book was the pacing. At times, I just wanted to book to be quicker. It's not an extremely lengthy book, yet I felt it took me much longer to read than some 500 page novels. I found areas of the novel slow, and was at times, confused. The book really jumps around in one section and while it all makes sense in the end, it made for a few confusing chapters.
Overall, I do not regret reading this book and would recommend it to individuals who enjoy TV shows such as Ghost Hunters. The book is not for the faint at the heart as there are some graphic, violent scenes, but they didn't bother me at all. I don't know if this is a planned series, but if so, it's likely I would pick up the next installment.
MY RATING: 3 PAWS
COYER SCAVENGER HUNT CHALLENGE #3 - Read a book with a cover that is at least 51% black and/or grey.