Optical Delusions in Deadwood
Ann Charles
Paranormal Mystery Romance

Someone is spreading rumors around Deadwood that Violet Parker likes to chat with dead folks.

With her reputation endangered, her bank account on the verge of extinction, and her career at risk of going up in flames, Violet is desperate. When the opportunity to sell another vintage home materializes, she grabs it, even though this “haunted” house was recently the stage for a two-act, murder-suicide tragedy.

Ghost or no ghost, Violet knows this can’t be as bad as the last house of horrors she tried to sell, but sexy Doc Nyce has serious doubts. Her only hope of hanging on to her job is to prove that the so-called, ghostly sightings are merely the eccentric owner’s optical delusions.

But someone—or something—in the house wants Violet stopped…dead.

Uncaged Review: When a book has me trying to force myself to stay awake to read just “one more page,” and finally giving up to sleep because I can’t comprehend what I’m reading any longer – then that’s a sign of a fantastic read. And they don’t come along that often. But this book did it. I read the first one a few months back, and I really liked it, but this one knocked it out of the park for me. There are more than a few laugh out loud moments like this one between Violet and Doc:

“Tiffany said she was glad you were back together again.”

“Natalie heard that? Where was she, under the car?”

I barked out a laugh and was stared at by the three dachshunds that sleep in my bed when their heads popped up out of a deep sleep. Oh well, dogs don’t understand human craziness as long as I feed them.
The mystery was really well done, even stumped me for the whole intertwined mess it turned into, in a good way. The romance is spot on, but Violet really needs to let Doc completely in and quit hiding. The paranormal part of this is mild and has to do with ghosts, but it’s well played in this book and there wasn’t much I didn’t like. Taking some real history about some haunted places in Deadwood. I will say when I hit the last quarter of the book, there was nothing going to stop me from reading to the end. A mystery series with a little more fun. Reviewed by Cyrene

5 Stars