Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dead and Missing (Ripsters, #2), by Chris Myers: Spotlight and Excerpt


Title: Dead and Missing (Ripsters, #2)
Author: Chris Myers
Released: July 13, 2013

Genre: Paranormal Mystery/Romance
Age Group: Young Adult 

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description Dead and Missing (Book #2): 

Sixteen-year-old Brittany Howland only knows one other girl, Jolie Livingston, who can communicate with the dead like herself. When Brittany takes Jolie’s haunt fishing to get him out of Jolie’s hair, he mysteriously disappears. Brittany isn’t sure how she’ll tell Jolie she lost her stupid ghost. Jolie thinks her dead best friend Drew has finally crossed over, but Brittany knows better. Just before Drew went missing, he revealed why he hasn’t hitchhiked to the afterlife, a secret Brittany swore she’d take to the grave.


Book Description for Date With the Dead (Book, #1):


Sixteen-year-old Jolie Livingston’s closest and only friend Drew is this really hot dead guy, and it bites that the self-absorbed princesses at school cannot even see him. That’s right she can communicate with the dead. It’s the living she has trouble with. She and her mom inherited this awesome crib in Plymouth, MA. It’s quite a step-up from the homeless shelter in New Orleans, but there’s a catch. They can’t afford the past due mortgage, so Jolie’s working on that.

She starts a ghost hunting business called Ripsters. Somehow she’s managed to recruit Brittany, a glamour SAP smothered in pink, and a techie allergic to ghosts. Brit actually thinks he resembles the R&B singer Chris Brown. All that pink has clouded her vision. They both have special talents Jolie’s hoping will be useful to their venture. Right now, they’re working for a family in need of major therapy due to a dead guy with a hole in his head





When I open the door, Drew drops to the ground in a fit of maniacal laughter. He rolls around on my front porch and points at me. He’d be cute with his grizzly-bear hair and dark brooding eyes if he wasn’t such an idiot and dead. Why did I tell Jolie I’d take her sidekick fishing just so she could be with her dad, who mysteriously shows up after sixteen years of not paying child support? How convenient is that?

“What is wrong with you?” I say with all the vehemence I can muster at this hour.

Drew busts a gut while pointing at my outfit. “Your clothes.”

I look down. Pink Hollister hoodie, pink dungarees with matching Bobos. “What’s wrong with them?” I’m wearing my signature color because I look good in pink.

“You look like the Energizer Bunny.”




 Chris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.


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(3) Print Copies of Dead and Missing – US

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chris myers said...

Thanks Laurie for being a blog host!

desiree reilly said...

the book sound good and then i like what the bf said look like energizer bunny that funny part me i am like her talk to the dead and then te ghost when i see them

Erika R said...

Love the cover and the story except is up my alley!! Thank you so much for sharing.