It would seem I have been depriving some of you. *gasp*!!! I read this series back in 2010? 2011? and freaked out over it. I consider it one of THE BEST paranormal/urban fantasy (actually it’s more “urban fantasy”) series out there EVER.
But some of my latest and greatest “blog crew” have only arrived here, recently. Or at least, after my huge paranormal stint. And some of you paranormal addicts haven’t even heard of this one??!!!! FOR SHAME!!! —> And I’m to blame.
So I’m recapping. READ THIS SERIES!!! This one’s up there, for me, with the Fever Series in awesomeness, intensity, fear-factor, and a BAD-ASS & believable, heart wrenching (OMG HEARTWRENCHING!!!!) devastating love triangle, that’ll make you cry and fume and freak. And DON’T even get me started on the bad-ass heroine that has a SERIOUS problem… which keeps messing with her life. You’ll see.
Her pain = our pleasure. I know. We’re mean like that.
This series? TOTALLY re-read worthy. Even though I’m not devouring the whole urban-fantasy thing right now, I still get chills when I think about this one and would totally re-read it.
Niki: I’m reading Pierced right now and last night I was thinking that it kinda reminds me of Downside Ghosts…not really the magic part but the heroine. Thanks Amy for the recommendation!! I’ll.keep you updated!
Laura: Ooooo get the peanut ready Bev lol she’s pretty badass in this book kind of reminds me of the Downside books but I think it’s just the magic and I think from the romantic aspect it will be a very slow burn?
Maryse: I HAVE read “The Downside Ghosts” and I LOVED that series like crazy!!!!!! Have you guys read it? One of the best slow-burn, intense, devastating, tragic and painful and exciting, HOT, made-me-cry love stories.
Michelle: Downside Ghosts is fantastic I agree Maryse. I just did a reread of the series all back to back since a new book is suppose to be out at the end of this year or early next. Such a unique, really truly unique take on urban fantasy/pnr. Terrible and Chess are fascinating characters with no comparison. Book 4 is my favorite but yes the drama centering around their relationship is spellbinding!
MichelleS: Downside Ghosts? How did I miss that? It sounds so EiT like. So, go back and read it now?? huh? huh? Maryse? You know my tastes…..
Maryse: MichelleS YOU WILL LOVE TERRIBLE. OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! Book fog extraordinaire I’m telling you!!!!! And he’s not your typical “sexy bad boy” and he’s just human, but he’s an enforcer for the head gang in her city (all scarred and scary looking and bad-ass and MEAN as heck!!!!) and his gang (there are two opposing gangs), but HIS gang has to hire her to “de-ghost” the place they wanna use for their criminal activities.
Oh AND WAIT until you get the backstory of these ghosts that are terrorizing the city. An entire series of this!!! You guys. SERIOUSLY. Best Paranormal series ever. And she’s just human too… but with some magical ability (a rare one able to handle the ghosts).
Amy: My interest was piqued when y’all started talking about Downside Ghosts, then I read this…”One of the best slow-burn, intense, devastating, tragic and painful and exciting, HOT, made-me-cry love stories.” MAGIC WORDS!! Click! And how is it I’ve never heard y’all talk about Downside Ghosts until this weekend?!?
bev: Amy, have you never hear of them? Probably cause they are traditional published and your all, “Dude, I only do indie.”
They came out a few years ago. Everyone was going crazy. I think one of them even has a scene that everyone loves & references.
MichelleS: Exactly, Amy! Everybody knows I’m a nut for paranormal and urban fantasy & have pimped out every series I love. And this has gotten no mentions before. Published in 2010? What. The. Ding. Dong? I am sooooooo on it, though. Bev: YES! Of course it’s Hawaii. Maui, Ka’annapalli. Loading up my kindle!!! Just hope this new Ghostie thing makes it. Sounds like I may read it before then. Best PNR ever, says Maryse. And I’m supposed to let it sit there? No way.
- Stacia Kane – Chess Putnam (Downside Ghosts) Series Reading Order
- I have Terrible Fever – My Review of the Downside Ghosts Series
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