Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Book Review Tour & Giveaway: Phantom Hearts by Minnette Meador

Phantom Hearts
Minnette Meador

Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Independentaly Published
Publication Date: January 15, 2023
Page count: 150 pages
ISBN-13: 9798373185158



Brianna's house is filled with ghosts, the neighborhood association is trying to get her evicted, and she just found out she's pregnant with a demon child. Not even her tarot cards can help her. To top everything off, Officer Thompson, her new love, thinks he can make it go away, but he's just making it worse! When she winds up touring the 9 levels of Hell with her baby daddy, only Thompson and her dead grandmother can help her. But they better do it quick... A Ghost Series Book


She squinted to see if she could figure out what was crawling up the mound. Then it hit her hard. It was people, or at least what looked like people. It was hard to make them out at that distance. They were all struggling to get to the top. More light escaped, throwing streaks of shadows and lights on the crowded mountain. 

“Impressive, don’t you think?” 

She just about jumped out of her skin when the voice sounded right behind her, and she whirled around and fell on her butt. When she tried to speak, the words caught against what she was looking at and wouldn’t come out. 

It was a dog, a bull terrier, in fact, standing on its hind legs sporting a monocle, a mustache, and a fine green vest.  

“Name’s Charon,” he continued, holding out a paw. “And you are?” 

Bri blinked at him. Where was she? Words escaped her immediately. 

“No matter,” he finished, dropping the unacknowledged paw. “If you want to try for heaven, you need to hurry.” He pointed at the giant black mountain. 

The creatures crawling up the steep slope seemed to climb faster now. As the light increased, she could see some used ropes, while others hung from strange floatation devices or a bunch of balloons. There were single-man helicopters, beanie hats, ladders completely constructed of bodies, and even great feathered wings. Few of these things were very successful. Climbing might have been the best option from what Bri was witnessing.

4 stars!

Imaginative and suspenseful spicy paranormal romance!

 Phantom Hearts is the latest novella by author Minnette Meador and part of the Ghost series, which began with A Ghost of a Chance. The plot is intriguing, with the main character, psychic Brianna “Bri” Eugenia Alberic, discovering she’s been impregnated by the demon, Reggie: seduced in her dreams. She learns of her condition only a day after she and the man she loves, Sgt. John Thompson, finally consummate their relationship. I could feel her shock and anger as she came to understand what had been done to her. The two main male characters are complete opposites of one another. While Reggie literally drags her through hell, John goes through hell to rescue her. 

The story contains explicit adult situations, so this one is not for children or readers who prefer their romances sweet. Some scenes are loving, passionate moments between two people who have long waited to commit to each other. However, others include Reggie’s scene of seduction and lust-filled orgies in the third circle of hell. The author has the marvelous ability to make both types vividly real, and they make quite an impression.
Supporting the main cast are some fascinating and quirky characters. Bri’s deceased grandmother, Gomo, has some fun moments and always has her back. I also enjoyed Reggie’s sister, Beatrice, and Charon from Purgatory.
With its tense and well-crafted plot and a cast of likable characters, recurring and new, I recommend PHANTOM HEARTS to readers of spicy paranormal romances.


Somewhere between thirty and dust...red hair, blue eyes...six kids, one slightly used husband, and any number of pets from time to time... wanttabe hippy... wanttheirmoney yuppie... pro musician and actress for 20 Years... native Oregonian... lover of music, beauty, and all things green. Willing slave to the venerable muse. Minnette currently resides in Lincoln City, Oregon with her husband, having replaced the children with one dog and two cats. The dog, Milo, pretty much runs the show.

Her novels include:

Starsight, Volume I, II, epic fantasy, (Amazon)

The Centurion & The Queen, Book I in the Centurion Series, historical romance (Amazon)

The Edge of Honor, historical romance, Book II in the Centurion Series (Amazon)

The Gladiator Prince, historical romance, Book III in the Centurion Series (Amazon)

A Ghost of a Chance, paranormal romantic comedy, Book I in the Ghost Series (Amazon)

The Belle Stalker, urban fantasy thriller (Amazon)

Nogero, alternate universe fantasy (Amazon Kindle Villa)

Phantom Hearts, paranormal romantic comedy, a Ghost Series Book (Amazon Kindle


Coming Soon:

The Pirate Prince, historical romance, Book IV (Amazon) 2023

Haunted Hearts, Book II in the Ghost Series, paranormal romantic comedy (Amazon) 2023

Wy’east, urban fantasy thriller (TBD) 2023

Arpeggios in the Dark, sci-fi 2023

Wy’east, Book II, urban fantasy thriller 2024

Starsight, The God Wars (prequel), epic fantasy - 2024

Starsight, The Restless Seed (sequel), epic fantasy - 2025


Minnette Meador will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Minnette Meador said...

Good morning! Thanks to Paula for hosting me today and the great review! It made my day... If anyone has any questions, please let me know. I'm so happy to be here! xoxo Minnette ;o)

Bea LaRocca said...

Thank you for sharing your review of Phantom Hearts, this sounds like a great story and I am looking forward to reading it myself

Michele S. said...

Great cover - so interesting.