The Spirit Chaser
by Kat Mayor
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Pub Date 13 Nov 2015
I received a copy of The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor from Netgalley for review. The book was a mixture of romance and horror. Probably an even split between the two genres. The main characters are all part of a group similar to current cable ghost chaser reality shows. The group consists of people with different skills, technical as well as paranormal. The houses they investigate are truly haunted, some by benign spirits, some malevolent and some demonic.
I really enjoyed the horror aspect of the story. The way the team planned their houses as well as how each team member functioned was fascinating. The entities were pretty cool. Whether they were evil or not, they were written with vivid description so the reader could imagine getting the crap scared out of themselves discovering one. The action scenes were well written also.
I was not wild about the romance part of the book. Some of the sex scenes seemed like they were there just to be sex scenes. I can understand ones that advance the plot (and I cannot go into more detail because of spoilers) but not all of them did. Granted, my experience with the romance genre is limited but I feel the book would have been better with more horror and less sex.
I would give it 3 out of 5 stars. If the romance was toned down, it would have easily been 4.5 stars.