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A Ghost of a Chance

Contemporary, Paranormal

Over a century ago Illusionist David Berkeley committed suicide in his mansion by the sea, thus dooming his restless spirit to wander forever. Or so the local legend goes...

Professor Rhys Davies, a part-time parapsychologist, is writing a book on California hauntings and he believes the crumbling ruins of Berkeley House will make a terrific chapter -- if he can gain access to the house and grounds. The only obstacle is brooding cop and self-appointed caretaker, Sam Devlin. As obstacles go, Devlin is a big one.

But you know what they say. The bigger they are, the harder they fall...

"Ghost of a Chance" first appeared in the 2007 anthology, Scared Stiff, where Josh joined best-selling authors William Maltese, Sarah Black and Laura Baumbach for a quartet of very different stories of m/m supernatural doings that had readers panting (in more ways than one) under the covers.

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"Mr. Lanyon uses humor to combine a ghost story with a budding romance."
Sensual Reads
A Ghost of a Chance is a well-plotted read for a cozy winter's afternoon. My only criticism (and it's not much of one) was that it wasn't a unique story line; I've seen the elements before. But it is skillfully written by Josh Lanyon who pours his spirit into creating an M/M story in its purest form with characters who feel like old friends. I certainly recommend it to readers who enjoy their paranormal mixed in with romance.
Sueroe, The Romance Reviews
A Ghost of a Chance is a romp in the park that gives the reader a chance to test the theory “anything is possible”. This book is definitely a recommended read and I think you will want to read it more than once.
Reviews by Jessewave

A Ghost of a Chance
March 2012, JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
May 2014, JustJoshin Publishing Inc.
Narrated by Kevin R. Free
L'ombre d'une chance
2014, MxM Bookmark
Translated into French
by Christine Gauzy-Svahn
MxM Bookmark

May 2014, JustJoshin
Translated into Finnish
by Paula Merensuo
Also appeared in

Scared Stiff
Trade paperback
November 2007, mlrpress
Out of print

Best Book of 2011
GLBT – Paranormal Romance
The Romance Reviews

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