Ghost Pain
(Haunted Souls, Book 6)
by Pandora Pine

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Psychic Copeland Forbes is still recovering from a gunshot wound that nearly ended his life. Back at work for the first time since the shooting, Jude and Cope interview a potential client who claims he’s being haunted by an ex-boyfriend. A man, they discover, that is missing and presumed dead. Making matters worse, Cope can’t connect with the man’s spirit.

Ghost Detective Jude Byrne is torn between working the case and insisting Cope stay home to recover. After almost losing him once, Jude doesn’t want to take any chances with the second chance they have been given.

As the suspect list continues to grow, so do incidences of phantom chest pains for Cope. Convinced he’s not crazy, Cope enlists the help of Madam Aurora to make contact with the reticent spirit.

Can Jude and Cope find the killer or will the next ghost pain finish what Cope’s gunman started?

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4

I couldn’t put it down!! Another crackin’ case for Jude and Cope!!

I love the world Pandora’s created and everyone at West Side Magick and Jude and Cope just keep getting better. Now I’m going to preface this and say I haven’t read all of the Haunted Souls series or all of the Cold Case Psychic series (yet) but I’ve read enough to know and love the all characters and know who’s who of West Side Magick. So in saying that I have only read books 1 & 2 of Haunted Souls, so I didn’t know what happened to Cope and the circumstances surrounding the case in which he gets shot in the chest. Thankfully Pandora gives you enough of an explanation as the story goes on that I wasn’t really that lost. I know and love al the characters so I feel that is to my advantage.

Now onto this story, and boy what a story it is!!! As good as ever, I was on the edge of my seat to know what would happen next. I think this story links heavily to the events of book 5 in that it’s all about healing for Jude and Cope, both physically, emotionally and psychically. For most of the book, we are with Cope (and Jude) and how he is recovering from basically dying. Cope is trying to reconnect with his powers and heal from his past. The case they take on was thrilling and paralleled Cope’s past a little too closely that in made it even harder for Cope to heal and communicate with the ghost hitchhiker, Lucien. I was caught up in the case and the twists and turns from the start. I did, however, feel like the climax of the case was somewhat twisted and a little confusingly a little anticlimactic with how the case came to Jude and Cope in the first place. All in all, I still loved it and still love all the characters. I need to catch up on the series and find out how and when Jude and Cope got engaged.

Extra note: OMG, Pandora! The epilogue had me on the edge of my seat and I’m chomping at the bit for book 7. This is turning out to be a fantastic series and just as good as Cold Case Psychics! I’m loving it all! I can’t wait to find out more about Jude’s past and Wolf in Book 7!!!

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See where Jude & Cope began…

Ghost Of Himself (Haunted Souls, Book 1)
by Pandora Pine
Narrated by Michael Pauley

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Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins

When a reclusive psychic shows up looking for Jude Byrne in his adopted hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, the private investigator’s walls go up instantly. Psychic or not, this mysterious man knows secrets about Jude’s past that are better left buried in the New Mexico desert. Stranger still is the personality change that comes over the flirty P.I. after he meets the newcomer.

Psychic Copeland Forbes is a man on the edge. The once popular and well-respected medium has lived in seclusion since an attack by a former student has shaken his confidence in his abilities. Sickened by an ailment no doctor can diagnose, he travels from his home in Louisiana to seek out the one man he believes he can help him, if the rumors are true.

Faced with an enemy possessing powers greater than either man has ever faced alone, will Jude and Copeland decide to work together to defeat this dark magick? Or will both men continue on as they are now, ghosts of themselves?

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🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥 Heat Level: 2 (Story is insta-love/super slow burn, emotional connection established  first)
🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 4.5 (it took a bit to get used to Cope’s voice lol)

I love the world and characters Pandora’s created!!

The world Pandora has created is extensive, challenging, often dangerous and wonderful. Everything you could imagine seems to be possible here and I love that she’s expanding on the supernatural elements with witches, witchcraft and Native American culture and healings.

I loved Jude in the other books and was so excited for his story. I love Pandora’s writing and the Cold Case Series is one of my all-time favorites. To be honest and say I wanted a bit more from Jude and Cope’s story, but I understand and am intrigued by the way Pandora chose to go with these two.

From my reading, I felt there was a bit of an insta-love connection for Cope towards Jude but Jude has his walls up. Jude can still feel the connection but is more wary of it. This insta-love was good but conflicting at times with a lot of simmering heat that doesn’t really progress much of the time. Jude and Cope are drawn to each other quickly and Jude becomes wonderfully protective towards Cope which is great to ‘see’ and provides for much of Pandora’s wonderful humor!! As these two, face the various challenges coming at them more of Jude’s past is revealed and his walls finally start to come down. When Bertha is reincarnated there was not a dry eye in the book (or out of it) I was balling! This was such a wonderful part of the book, it truly touched my heart and will stay with me forever.

I love that Pandora included all the characters from the whole Cold Case Psychic world in this story and I loved ‘seeing’ the continued bromance/brotherhood evolve between Jude and Roman.

This story is very much a start to Jude and Copeland’s journey and sort of ends with them together but not. Pandora has done a wonderful set up for many more Jude and Cope stories and I look forward to seeing where they go and what is next for them.

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Ghost Story
(Haunted Souls, Book 2)
by Pandora Pine
Narrated by Michael Pauley

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Length: 7 hours and 36 minutes.

Newly-minted Ghost Detective Jude Byrne finally has his life in order. He’s got a job he loves, friends he can count on, and a partner he actually likes. Jude’s only problem is the growing attraction between himself and his partner. He knows nothing will sink their partnership quicker than giving in to those urges.

Psychic Copeland Forbes is settling nicely into Salem, Massachusetts. He and Jude have formed the perfect partnership, with the former PI researching the history of the places they are hired to investigate, while it’s Cope’s job to communicate with the spirits they encounter to either move them on to the other side or work out an amicable arrangement with the people now living in their home. So far, the duo has a perfect record and completely satisfied customers.

The detectives’ record is put to the test when teenager Xavier Lewis parks his bike outside West Side Magick and asks if Jude and Cope’s fee can be paid via weekly installments of his allowance money. When Jude tells the boy it all depends on the story he has to tell, neither detective is prepared for the tale that spills out of Xavier’s mouth. When the boy tells them about a ghostly woman in white that he thinks is trying to kill him, Jude and Copeland are all in.

The partners soon discover that not all ghosts can be reasoned with, and that the risks of dealing with the paranormal are very real indeed. Will the ghost detectives be able to solve the mystery of the woman in white, or will they become the next victims in her ghost story?

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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5 (It’s heating up!)
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5 (Although, it took a bit to get used to Cope’s voice lol)

I loved this one! Jude and Cope just keep getting better!!

I found this one kind of scary! Scarier than the others in the series and Ten & Ronan’s stories. I’m not sure what is was about this story but I was huddled up under the covers eagerly anticipating what would happen next!

I love Pandora’s writing and I don’t know how she keeps coming up new ghost stories but I liked that this one was somewhat steeped in legend that goes across different cultures. I was scared of the white lady and feared for poor Xavier and all those loving in that house! I enjoyed learning more about Copes’ powers and I liked how this story turned out. An interesting twist I didn’t see coming!!!

As always I love the whole West Side Magick gang and will forever love Jude and Ronan’s total bromance! They were destined to be besties!! I enjoyed watching Jude open up and I loved to see Jude’s connection with Cope grow more and more. Emotions are involved now and I think they make a great pair! I look forward to seeing what will happen next!!

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