Is there such a thing as a GOOD zombie? Broken Hearted Ghoul by Joyce & Jim Lavene

Broken Hearted Ghoul (A Taxi for the Dead a Paranormal Mystery) - Joyce and Jim Lavene

Just take a gander at the cover for Broken Hearted Ghoul and tell me you can resist this. I sure couldn’t!


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Cover:  Emmie Ane Studios


Sky Mertz’s husband died two years ago in the same car accident that killed her. She is now a zombie, but not your average, run of the mill zombie. She would do anything for her five year old daughter. She doesn’t run around eating brains and tearing people apart, limb by limb. She could be the girl next door, with her blond hair and blue eyes.


To have another twenty years with her daughter, she traded herself to Abe as a zombie bounty hunter – she hunts down those who’s twenty years are up.


Debbie is her human partner, who works to pay off the debt she took on to bring her husband back. She is too nice. Have you ever met a person like that. All milk and cookies with sugar on top?


Lucas is like a bad penny and keeps turning up. Why is he here and so determined to stay?


Some of the bounties begged and pleaded to be let go. Sky sure does realize how important every day is, her own clock is ticking . Do YOU?


Something is not right about Abe. Is he really giving out second chances or does he have ulterior motives?


We have zombies, sorcerers, ghosts, vampires, werewolves…all the supernatural creatures you could want in a horror story.


There is some new stuff and some predictable stuff, wrapped up in a nice package. I loved the zombie twist. They don’t all have to be savages…do they?


The pacing picks up for the last quarter of the book and races to an intriguing conclusion.  I didn’t get all the answers and I did go on to read Dead Girl Blues. Sky won me over and there was no way I was going to miss out on her story.


I received Broken Hearted Ghoul by Joyce and Jim Lavene in return for an honest and unbiased review.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos 4 Stars



About The Authors


Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

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I read these out of order, but you will want to start at the beginning to enjoy the full ride in the Taxi for the Dead.


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