Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith

October 27th, 2014 Kimberly Review 51 Comments

27th Oct
Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith
Between Worlds
by Jacqueline E. Smith
Series: Cemetery Tours #2
Genres: Paranormal
Source: Author
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Someone always dies... Someone is always left behind... Now that his secret is out, Michael Sinclair finally agrees to join paranormal superstar Luke Rainer and the Cemetery Tours crew on an investigation. Not just any investigation. The biggest investigation of their career. Once home to the wealthy Sterling Hall and his beloved wife, Joanna, Stanton Hall Manor in Maine is famous for the love story that inspired it... and the ghosts who now inhabit it. For Luke and the crew, Stanton Hall is a dream come true. Unfortunately, some dreams turn out to be nightmares

The Cemetery Tours series is turning out to be great fun. Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith is the second paranormal adventure in the series and I quickly consumed it. These ghostly mysteries are light, with a slow burning side of romance, humor and Ghost Hunter TV.

Five Reasons to grab a copy of coffee and read Between Worlds

  • While this is the second book, it will work as a standalone. We met all of the characters in the previous novel Cemetery Tours but Smith does an excellent job of bringing readers up to speed without boring fans. I love that each contains a ghostly haunting, and wrap up.
  • Michael Sinclair has recently come of out of the closet but not for what you think. He can see ghosts, and in fact lives with one. I really like Michael. He is this sexy, yet nerdy guy with insecurities, and a ghost for a roommate. Kate his girlfriend was the main protagonist in the previous novel. Kate and her brother, Gavin play major roles in this novel. Michaelโ€™s roommate is a single guy who went to high school with Michael and his commentary is hilarious.
  • Michael, Kate and Galvin join paranormal rock star Luke Rainer star of the hit series Cemetery Tours asย they explore Stanton Hall in Maine. I love tagging along with the crew as they film on site. Smith does a great job of sharing the team dynamics, and filming experience. Each of the crew is fairly well developed and has their own unique voice. There are no cliche characters making it feel fresh.
  • The haunting is fantastic. Low on the creep factor and heavy on suspense makes this ideal for a larger audience. In edition the clean romanceย allows you toย safely share with your teen. The motley crew of characters reminds me of Scooby Doo and friends. It is a perfect balance of mystery and crew interactions.
  • Jacqueline Smith weaves a clever haunting mystery in Between Worlds that perfectly paced, laced in a little history and filled with humor and suspense. Her characters work well together from the banter to support. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

If you are looking for a light paranormal mystery with fun characters you can connect with I recommend you try Between Worlds and the Cemetery Tours series.

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51 Responses to “Between Worlds by Jacqueline E. Smith”

  1. Lorna

    Kind of reminds me of The Experiment in Terror books by Karina Halle, only lighter. I had never heard of these books, but now I think I want to go look the first book up! Great review ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a perfect in-between series Jen. I read it after an angst romance.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Perfect for this time of a year and a little spooky.

  2. Lupdilup

    Ooh goody! A ghost story! And it’s perfect for sharing with my daughter….Perfect timing! I was looking around for something she and I can read together for Halloween week, and I couldn’t find anything in my library that was clean enough…LOL
    Thanks Kimba!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I do too, and often watch those type of shows late night when i cannot sleep..LOL

  3. Katherine

    Old houses, ghosts and love stories sound like something I definitely don’t want to miss! Glad to know it can be read as a stand alone. Adding one book to the TBR doesn’t feel like a big deal but 2 books is the same thing as adding a whole series and that seems impossible!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hear you, these are easy reads and can easily be consumed in an evening.

  4. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh this is my kind of ghostie story. So he does come out of the closet? LOL Maybe it is the skeleton he is trying to hide… Yea, I know… bad joke. What can I say? It’s a Monday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Lily

    Oh this one sounds super fun and i’m glad your enjoying this series so far! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I did Lily. It is different and offers a nice change and so perfect for this time of year.

  6. Stormi

    This sounds great, I must go look up the first one in this series. Thanks for the review! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Those are my favorite kind of series..companion books where each book stands on its own.

  7. Heidi

    I love that this is all about ghosts and that it has a Scooby Doo feel to it. I think I would totally love this.

  8. Siiri

    Ooh, based on the cover I’d say that it’s the perfect Halloween read ๐Ÿ˜› I’m glad it has humor and a slow burn romance under this scary (for me! I’m so easily scared) cover though! HAHAHA the closet thing! I was ready to say that oh yay it’s an LGBT romance, but then you say this ๐Ÿ˜‰ EEEEP! YAY FOR REFRESHING CHARACTERS ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you found this mystery piece so compelling, Kim! I hope the next one is just as good if not better ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a fun read, just enough suspense and ghostly entities but surrounded by the cast of characters.

  9. Nick

    Oh this sounds interesting. I struggle with ghost stories, but only when the ghost is a romantic interest. Michael sounds like my kind of guy! I need to check out this series.
    Great review, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I reviewed book one, click on the title under books in series above ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Silvia

    Ok, you got me quite curious now! I really tend to enjoy ghosts stories and, since this can also work as a standalone, I could very well try it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love that each book involves a different mystery Silvia. Enjoy!

  11. Georgia B

    I do love a good ghost story ๐Ÿ™‚ I also really love the way you set out your reviews; really easy to read ๐Ÿ™‚

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Georgia, I use several formats. It all depends on the book ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Glass

    I haven’t read book about ghosts in a long time. This one looks like perfect Halloween read,
    Great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is Glass, there is something about ghosts and this week!

  13. Melliane

    Oh a ghost story! And it sounds like a great one. I love books like that and it’s the first time I hear about this one. I would be curious to discover the author’s world too. thanks!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a fun series, a little mayhem, ghosts and romance..yep perfect for fall.