Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell

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Amador Lockdown
Coral Russell
Release date: October 6th, 2011
by Alchemy of Scrawl

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Something has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector’s son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans.

 *A copy was provided by Coral Russell for review purposes*
A really quick read; Amador Lockdown reminds me a bit of the TV series Ghost Hunters. In this book we’ve also got a group of ghost hunters that are called to the Amador Hotel to check out some strange occurrences. As a fairly short book, it works to give you a few chills, but nothing too momentous.

As I truly enjoy ghost stories, I was really curious about Amador Lockdown as soon as I read its brief, but eerie synopsis. We are right away introduced to four ghost hunter friends who call themselves the Paranormal Posse. Yes, very cheesy name, but they are an interesting dynamic group. Since the novel is short, there isn’t an incredible amount of character development. It’s more focused on the plot itself which is actually quite engaging. The writing format gives the book a really creepy vibe: While introducing the hauntings, it’s told in interview style with the people who have witnessed unexplained events in this hotel. It’s also intriguing that we get a few parts written in the ghosts’ perspective. It’s all very ominous. As having heard many haunting stories, the twists aren’t incredibly unexpected, but they’re entertaining nonetheless.

If you enjoy ghost stories, Amador Lockdown is an eerie tale that you can easily read in one sitting. It’s not especially deep or complex; it’s a simple fun, mindless read.

3 Hot Espressos

Coral has offered one ebook copy of Amador Lockdown to one winner.
Open internationally.

Ends on January 23rd, 2012

Use the form below to enter

*Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.

WINNER IS: Pauline Darnell 

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19 Responses to “Review & Giveaway: Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell”

  1. Amy

    I enjoy ghost stories and creepy books too. This sounds like a pretty good. I like the idea of the ghost perspectives. Great review.

  2. cherie

    I’ve read this, and it reminded me of Ghost Hunters too (which I love). I agree it was eerie and creepy, and really sad at the same time, especially the end part.

    Great review!

  3. Janiera

    I really liked this book when I read and reviews it on my blog. I gave it a 4 and devoured it one night. I love a good ghost story. great review.

  4. Rebecca

    I’ve been quite curious about this one myself, but never was quite sure about picking it up. Glad you enjoyed it, but I wish it had seemed a bit more creepy. ;o Lol. Great review!

  5. Rebecca

    Great review. I’m a little off ghost stories like this since watching The Blair Witch Project. I think I’ll try this one though. You’ve enticed me, which is isn’t hard to do, but truth is truth.

  6. AmelArmeliana

    Oh, I love this kind of story. Ghost stories, suspense and thriller are definitely for me. And this book looks great, I love the cover and I’m sure I’m going to enjoy reading this book.

    Thank u for this awesome giveaway.