The Skeptics' Guide to the Mysteries of the Universe
Haunted pasts. History Nerds. Hot New Orleans Nights.
Grad student and New Orleans ghost tour operator Julie Deveaux is used to believing in things she cannot see. Although with her family history, spirits lurking beyond French Quarter galleries seem more plausible than true love or soul mates.
With romantic entanglements the last thing on her mind, Julie would do anything to complete her thesis research and exonerate infamous murderess Sophia Durocher in the process. Anything, that is, except further harass Sophia’s already spotlight-weary family.
However, a collision in Jackson Square puts her in the path of infuriatingly handsome fellow history-buff Griffin, and Julie is unable to ignore her attraction. After they accidentally exchange copies of a rare book, Julie gets insights into Griffin, revealing someone who grapples with the same big questions as she does. As the two grow closer, this man (whose weird internet search history might just rival her own) begins breaking down her walls one by one.
But when Griffin turns out to be the grandson of her thesis subject, Julie walks a dangerous line. He could be the key to all of the answers she seeks. But solving Sophie Durocher's mystery could mean losing the one man who makes her rethink her belief in soul mates.
Ghosts of midnights past
Twelve hours. Three Spirits. One Second Chance.
Card-carrying cynic and heiress to her family’s ghost tour business, Wendy Deveaux is no Scrooge. Yet after old insecurities rear their heads and she breaks up with sexy Canadian tech consultant Alec McKinley, she's back to being as miserly with her trust as Ebenezer is with his money.
Then on New Year’s Eve, Alec walks into her ghost tour gift shop again, and Wendy is reminded that she let go of her best friend, the one person in her life that saw her not as just a responsible daughter and family caretaker, but a girl who likes B movies, font pairings, and loud and angsty music. Alec was the one person the same kind of weird as she was, and she let him go.
But Wendy might have the second chance she needs to make things right--if she can get her courage together before he leaves at midnight. It might take three smart-assed spirits, a dose of holiday magic, and joining forces with his possibly-evil twin, but if she can find a way to move past her fears, their story might have a happy ending after all.
Warning: Contains a murder mystery dinner theater, a Bachelor drinking game, a sloth, and lots of geeky banter