Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Tour: The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack

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Left destitute by an unscrupulous ex-boyfriend, Grateful Knight takes her father up on his offer to live rent-free in a house he hasn't been able to sell. Desperate to make a new start, Grateful tries to overlook the property’s less desirable features, like the graveyard that stretches to her back door. On the bright side, the unbelievably gorgeous cemetery caretaker, Rick, is dead set on helping her feel at home. She vows to take things slow, considering her recent disastrous relationship, but is baffled when she literally can’t keep her hands off of him.

When things in Grateful’s house start moving on their own, another man enters her life—a sexy ghost with a dark secret. Magical forces are at work in the tiny town of Red Grove and they're converging on Grateful. Solving this ghostly mystery won’t be easy and with the caretaker becoming increasingly jealous of her spectral relationship, Grateful will be forced to choose between the ghost and the graveyard.


About the Author:

Genevieve Jack grew up in a suburb of Chicago and attended a high school rumored to be haunted. She loves old cemeteries and enjoys a good ghost tour. Genevieve specializes in original, cross-genre stories with surprising twists and writes a best-selling young adult series under a different name. She lives in central Illinois with her husband, two children, and a Brittany named Riptide who holds down her feet while she writes.

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Logan frowned and folded his hands across the table, an all-too-human movement that made it hard to remember he wasn’t alive. "You can’t blame yourself for loving someone, Grateful. I may not know who I was in life, but I do remember that there are some things that just happen to you. That’s why they call it falling in love. You fall. It’s an uncontrollable act of gravity that has nothing to do with choice and everything to do with fate."

"You’re pretty smart for someone without a brain."

"Ha, ha. I have a brain. It’s just decomposing wherever my body happens to be."

I giggled, but the thought made me gag a little. "But see, I caused him to steal my money. It was the blonde paradox."

"What the hell is the blonde paradox?"

"I’m blonde, right? And sort of look like Barbie. Well, that attracts men because their caveman brain thinks I'm more fertile. But then they assume I’m stupid due to societal stereotypes about blondes and ironically become less intelligent in my presence. It’s like my looks are toxic to a healthy relationship."

"Let me get this straight. You think that because of the way you look, men are drawn to you primarily for sex and then treat you like crap due to the same good looks."

"It’s science."

"I think it’s bullshit."


The level of concentration necessary for whatever he was thinking about must have been steep, because he flickered at the edges.


  1. Genevieve...Do you prefer writing adult or YA fiction? Is one more challenging than the other?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

    1. Catherine, I like writing both types of books. My young adult books are complex and deal with deep issues of prejudice, life and death, faith, and forgiveness, just to name a few. As a writer, it's nice to shift to a lighter voice. Grateful Knight is one of my all time favorite characters to write because she's sassy and smart, plus with adult books, I don't have to pull the curtain on my character's more intense moments. Life is intense, sexual, and sometimes hilarious. It's nice to let my characters run.

  2. Love the repartee between Logan and Grateful!


  3. Sounds like a great read.


  4. Thanks for sharing your book. What is your favorite old cemetery that you've found?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. My favorite is Funk's Grove Cemetery in Shirley, IL. The chapel and cemetery date back to around 1830. There's also an outdoor chapel on the grounds. The site is surrounded by mature maple trees, and Funk's Grove maple syrup is the best I've ever had.

      On the creepy side, I visited a homemade graveyard while hiking through the smoky mountains of Tennessee that was created by a couple of families who lived on the mountain. Graves dug by hand and very simple homemade grave markers, without names. I can't imagine what it would be like to "bury my own" .

  5. Thanks so much for the post and excerpt. I have always loved exploring old cemeteries. I remember exploring a small one that was down the road from me when I was a teenager, and many others throughout my life. Have you always liked exploring cemeteries?
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  6. Logan seems so sweet! thanks for sharing!


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