What is your opinion of romance with a ghost?

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Re: What is your opinion of romance with a ghost?

Post by losingsleepoverbooks » 25 Dec 2016, 12:38

I think it is refreshing! It is not a cliche love story and I like that!

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Post by va2016 » 26 Dec 2016, 03:45

Hahaha...that's a pretty good question. Never thought
about it before. I would say I'm scared even thinking
of it!

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Post by Acwoolet » 02 Jan 2017, 16:14

I haven't yet read the book, so I can't say much about it. However the idea of romance between someone alive and a ghost is definitely unique. Although it does sound like it could be fairly tragic. I guess I'll just have to read the book and find out. ?

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 03 Jan 2017, 19:08

Romance with a ghost is a trending. It sells a lot in the market because people want different twist of the story. I consider it weird but exciting. It gives you two faces of love; love which humans know and love from the other world.
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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 03 Jan 2017, 22:39

I recently saw a movie entitled the Spirit of Christmas that involved romance with a ghost. I have read a few other books with this concept included and it is interesting but a little far-fetched. I like a story that is more tangible.

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Post by cvega93 » 04 Jan 2017, 15:49

I think it more depends on the author that's writing it. I have read different books with this idea and some of them were just...not cutting it, but then you have ones like this one that actually make it an enjoyable read.

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Post by ZenaLei7 » 10 Feb 2017, 21:20

I think it's really weird. To me, ghosts aren't even people. I mean they used to be people, but they aren't people anymore. Plus, I see ghosts as beings that you can't have physical contact with. I don't see how you could have a romance with someone who you can't physically touch.
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Post by Dh_ » 16 Mar 2017, 11:13

I agree that it's weird, but it sounds exciting as well. I think we all have different opinions on what ghosts are and what they can or can't do, so a romance between a ghost and a human can differ based on the author's beliefs.
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Post by Rebeccaej » 23 Mar 2017, 17:08

Lol, I've written flat-out erotica between a ghost and a human before. (Forgive me. I was young.) You just need to get around issue of them not being able to touch each other. I handled it by pointing out that the ghost not having a body meant it didn't crave physical things. It didn't get aroused or restless or anything. It was primarily a fun game for both parties--not a serious relationship, and not necessarily the human's *only* relationship.
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Post by Janetleighgreen » 03 May 2017, 21:45

losingsleepoverbooks wrote:I think it is refreshing! It is not a cliche love story and I like that!
Thank you!

-- 03 May 2017, 21:47 --
Acwoolet wrote:I haven't yet read the book, so I can't say much about it. However the idea of romance between someone alive and a ghost is definitely unique. Although it does sound like it could be fairly tragic. I guess I'll just have to read the book and find out. ?
I hope you like the book. It's going through a rewrite and re-edit, due to some errors. Fyi... We should be done later this year.

-- 03 May 2017, 21:49 --
cvega93 wrote:I think it more depends on the author that's writing it. I have read different books with this idea and some of them were just...not cutting it, but then you have ones like this one that actually make it an enjoyable read.
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.

-- 03 May 2017, 21:54 --
Rebeccaej wrote:Lol, I've written flat-out erotica between a ghost and a human before. (Forgive me. I was young.) You just need to get around issue of them not being able to touch each other. I handled it by pointing out that the ghost not having a body meant it didn't crave physical things. It didn't get aroused or restless or anything. It was primarily a fun game for both parties--not a serious relationship, and not necessarily the human's *only* relationship.
This is more of a possession than a romance. I didn't intend for Charlie to be in a relationship with the ghost, and she isn't. She's haunted by him, and he makes her feel things she doesn't want to feel. She fights it, and seeks help to find out what is happening to her.

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Post by EMoffat » 01 Jun 2017, 14:36

I thought it was was pretty original and intriguing idea. I have not read something similar, and that is always a challenge to find. As for love with a ghost - love will always be found in unlikely places!

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Post by Ssinghal » 06 Jul 2017, 09:08

Yes, it was quite unique and different from anything else I've ever read. I have to admit it did gross me out a bit at first. But as they say, "to each her own", so I guess it's just Hats Off to the author for coming up with such a unique idea.
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 03:54

Romance with a ghost is indeed a unique idea. I would definitely like to read this book because of its unique plot.
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Post by RavenCrow » 18 Feb 2018, 18:48

To be seduced or taken advantage of by a celestial being is simply hot. Bring it on.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 31 Mar 2018, 18:42

I should put this book on my reading list. It reminds me of the movie The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Its a story that shows that love stands the test of time and a lover can choose to wait for you. There is a truly beautiful and romantic air to this theme.

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