Author: J.A. Howell
Genre: Paranormal/ mystery
Stumbling off the bus in Midtown, Harley Martin thought she found an escape from her old life.
She soon realizes it was anything but that.
Low on cash and options, she manages to find herself a cheap but surprisingly nice apartment. The catch? The last tenant, Brody Walsh, killed himself.
Or did he?
As disturbing dreams and hauntings start to occur, Harley realizes there may be much more behind the previous tenant’s death than a simple suicide. She finds her life further entangled with his when she learns that her new boss, Nolan, was also his best friend. Could this handsome but evasive pub owner have something to do with Brody’s death?
Trying to piece together the events surrounding Brody’s death proves to be a daunting task, but Harley can’t give up. Brody won’t let her. He is still in the apartment with her, trapped in limbo until she finds his killer.
But he’s not waiting for revenge.
My Review: This book was so much more than I was expecting it to be. It starts off with a bang and just keeps running. The main character in this book is Harley she is so much more than she gives herself credit for. She is not a whimpy whiny character by any means. Harley leaves her abusive boyfriend and ends up in podunk USA. From there life just gets a little stranger than Harley was prepared for. Possess is the type of book you can't put down as you have to know who did what and why. As each page turns I was left wondering who did it and was afraid to set the book down for fear I would miss out on something. All the characters are fairly important to the story as it unfolds you discover what part some of them may have had in Brody's death. I enjoyed the first in this series and hope the rest are just as good.
Author: J.A. Howell
Genre: Paranormal/ Mystery
The Blurb: Brody Walsh’s life is left in disarray when his girlfriend is found brutally raped and murdered. But it completely shatters when his best friend, Nolan is arrested for the crime.
Even as the media is portraying him as a monster, Brody knows Nolan isn't capable of murder.
That leaves the question: Who is?
Once the trial begins, Brody discovers just how little he knew about his girlfriend, spurring him to dig into her past for possible answers. And as Aggie, his long time confidant and childhood crush, stands by his side through all of this, he finds his own past resurfacing when his feelings for her reignite. But as the media and the prosecutors close in on Nolan, ready to convict him for a crime he didn't commit, Brody will be forced to make a choice.
A choice that will lead to his untimely death.
My Review: This story helps put the pieces of the puzzle all come together for me as I learn more about Brody and how his death came to happen. I enjoyed this short novella as it helped me connect better to the characters from book one and get a better understanding of what exactly is going on and how Brody was connected to it all. The Untimely Death of Brody Walsh was an excellent addition to this saga. I am now totally vested into and have to find out more.
Title: Possess My Heart
Author: J.A. Howell
Genre: Paranormal/ Romance
The Blurb: "You can't leave me because I'll only ever love you."
What was supposed to be a final goodbye turned into one last piece of unfinished business for Brody Walsh.
As long as Aggie Walker's heart still belongs to him, he's destined to remain in limbo, watching over her.
But when her family decides to send her to Scotland for the summer and she meets Camden MacTavish, it seems despite their constant head-butting that there may be something more between them.
That is, if she is willing to let Camden in.
As Aggie finds herself torn between her lover lost and her lover anew, it becomes clear that she cannot hold on to both. If she decides to let Camden into her heart, she will have to let Brody go. And if she can't let Brody go, she risks losing Camden-and a second chance at love.
My Review: I found this book to be a light refreshing read. I laughed out loud at some of the antics that went on throughout the story. J. A. Howell style of writing kept the story intriguing by using real everyday struggles and triumphs. We all struggle or have struggled with lost love and new love but some how Miss Howell was able to make it come alive and dance across the pages of Possess My Heart and show us all over again how exciting and fun and sometimes tearful all of that can be.Aggie Walker is no different She has to decide to either let go of love lost or never love again. As Aggie travels down this path she discovers that sometimes things are not always as they seem if only she would open her heart again she may find love anew staring right back at her. Will she let go of what is lost and open up to something new or will she walk away never knowing what could be? I won't tell you the answer to that question as you will have to read for yourself. I can assure you it's worth the picking up a copy to find out.
Title: To Have and To Haunt
Author: J.A. Howell
Genre: Paranormal/ Romance/ Mystery
The Blurb: Ghosts aren't the only thing that can haunt you...
Nolan and Harley have been in paradise for the last year, head over heels in love. When Nolan proposes and they find out Harley is expecting, it seems they both will have everything they ever wanted.
Or will they?
Nolan’s kept the horrors of his past locked away. After all, he has Harley and Finley’s Pub is doing great. None of it matters anymore, right? But when the news of nuptials and babies has the opposite intended effect with his estranged mother, the ghosts of his past come rushing back, and the memories of them are terrorizing him nightly. But he can’t tell Harley. On the verge of marriage and parenthood, Nolan must figure out a way to deal with his past, or let it consume his future with Harley.
Harley’s always known she wasn't normal. Seeing Brody’s ghost only confirmed that. But now a killer is on the loose in Midtown and she’s having visions of each victim’s death. Will she be able to help them and accept just how different she truly is? Pregnant, engaged, and contending with an overbearing mother-in-law, Harley isn't sure she can take on the responsibility and the future laid out in front of her.
They say love conquers all. But as Nolan and Harley struggle with their own secrets, will their love be enough to keep them together?
Or will the things that haunt them finally tear them apart?
My Review: Nolan and Harley seem to finally let things settle down and let their relationship go to new levels. Nolan proposes and Harley is expecting. Life seem to finally be going their way and they are able to put things behind them and move on. That is if they both can finally let go of the past and the things that haunt them the most. As Nolan must come to terms with his past before it costs him his future Harley is having visions of a killer on the lose and victim after victim is plaguing her. Can Love truly save these two or will the ghosts from their pasts be the end of what was to be Harley and Nolan's happily ever after. To Have and To Haunt is a fabulous addition to this saga as this once broken puzzle starts to finally piece itself together for me I can't wait to see what J.A. Howell has up her sleeve next for this saga!
J.A Howell is an office drone by day, and a writer by night. Her love of writing took off when she was eleven years old and decided to fill a composition notebook with stories to read to her friends. Many years (and notebooks) later, not much has changed. She still loves writing and sharing her works with others. When she isn't writing, she can often be found trying her hand at whatever artistic pursuit strikes her fancy. J.A. Howell resides in Apopka, FL with her husband and their menagerie of animal children.