Monday, November 7, 2016

Ghostwriters

 THE GHOSTWRITERS
by Mickey J Cooigan

   The Ghostwriters

GENRE: psychological thriller, romance

She's funny, cynical, and kinda crazy, but she knows how to tell a story.

A struggling writer living in Manhattan, Jacy McMasters is the first to admit she's a terrific liar and a screw-up. Then the ghost of the famous novelist JD Balinger asks her to "channel" a follow-up to his classic coming of age book The Watcher in the Sky. Along with her new boyfriend, a bear of a man who has no patience for mind games, the ghost in Jacy's head forces her to confront a lifetime of secrets—dark secrets. Secrets she's been keeping from herself.

When I woke up the next day, I felt awful. My eyes were swollen shut so I had to tumble out of bed and crawl through clustering dust-devils to the bathroom. I'd suffered worse hangovers after overindulging, but there was a real sharp edge to this one. When I steamed my eyes open with a hot wash cloth, I noticed it right away.

I was still hallucinating.

"You look bad, Jacy my girl," JD said from his cross-legged perch on my wicker laundry hamper. "First thing we need to do is ease back on the hard core boozing."

I screamed once or twice before he uncrossed his spidery limbs and said, "Don't be a ninny. You know who I am, that I come from you. From your own deranged mind. So what's the sense of yelling, disturbing your neighbors?"

He had a point. I calmed a little and said, "You may be an illusion, my illusion. But that does not mean you can stay in my bathroom while I shower."

He shrugged, brushed by me on his way out. "I'll make coffee. And when you come out, all fresh and bright-eyed, we'll discuss how I can save you. Help dislodge you from your habitual cycle of wanton, destructive choices. No more dabbling. Time for you to shed your loser image, child. It is high time. Take my word."

Jacy is on a massive downward spiral. She works at a microbrewery and spends her free time getting drunk. Her dream is to be a famous, published author but so far she's got nothing written.
This is the story of two men who turn her life around.
Sick, twisted, hilarious and hopeful are all appropriate terms for this book.

This is the story of her strange journey to becoming a best selling author and what happens next.
It is even more the story of what happens when someone can't continue on the path they are stumbling, including traveling a path of mental illness.

The author's style is enjoyably readable and makes things that are truly heartbreaking bearable to read. she cares about her characters and you will too.


Originally from Boston, Mickey J. Corrigan writes sexy thrillers and kooky romances. Recent books include the edgy novellas in The Hard Stuff series (Whiskey Sour Noir, Vodka Warrior, Tequila Dirty, and RealLife Rum); the thriller Sugar Babies; and the spoofy crime novels The Blow Off and Ex-Treme Measures. Salt Publishing will release Project XX, a crime novel, in 2017.





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