Monday, November 3, 2014

The Morbid and Sultry Tales of Genevieve Clare by J.B. Harnett Blog Tour

 The Morbid and Sultry Tales of Genevieve Clare

by J.B. Harnett



Barnes & Noble


Release Date: October 30th

My name is Genevieve Clare, professional mourner, destined to spend my days donning a black suit and throwing myself on top of caskets for money. Sometimes I mixed it up and threw myself on top of a willing warm body instead. Finding the right warm body though, that was a different story. 


#1 - With Tony, it seemed to take a lot to get me going. When Ahren walked into a room, I wanted to smother him with my vagina.

#2 - "It was a work of art, beautiful, as if carved by the masterful, dirty, filthy hands that knew exactly what a girl like me would want."

#3 - "We’re all gonna die, Cookie. Death is the devil you know. The better you live, the more you piss him off, and he just hates that. Right now, you’re lettin’ him get his way.”

#4 - So when I looked at him in the truck, I saw this man I’d loved for years. This time, instead of looking at him with the eyes of a silly girl, an awkward teen, a romantic young woman, or a grieving daughter…this time, I looked at him with the eyes of a woman in love. A woman who knew her heart, finally, and I knew, in that moment, nothing would ever part us again.

#5 - Now, seeing all of him, I fell a little more in love that day because, in my mind, he’d always been perfection. But no one is perfect, not in the real world. His fragility made him so in my eyes.

About Julie...

#6 - “Little pieces,” I whispered.

“Sorry?” he asked against my hair.

“Just when I think I can’t love you more, you give me another piece to add to my heart.”

#7 - “Love it when you talk to me about cement. It makes me think about your cock,” I said against his lips.

#8 - "I love you, Gen and you love me and I hope to God you have more of these skirts because I’m about to tear that fucker right off of your body.”

#9 - “I’ll share your smile, your laughter, your generosity, and your friendship, but I won’t share your body, and I won’t share your heart.”

#10 - “I’ve decided it’s worth the risk of losing you and having you for one day, than never having you at all.” 


Reading the title of this book you would assume this is all about Halloween type horror stories.  Well, it is not.  It is a romantic story, a little on the dark side, and not because of kinky sex.  You see this is a story of coping with the death of loved ones.  It is also about using death as a coping mechanism for the loss our character feels after being left without any family at all after a car accident takes her father, mother, and granny all in one fateful accident.

Struggling to survive this loss, Genevieve concocts a job for herself.  She wants to help those who are old or dying have someone to mourn them and help with the final preparations by hiring herself as their support system.  She will be their mourner, final executor of their wishes, etc. whatever they want or need after their life has expired.  As she describes herself: " I was basically the personal assistant of the funeral world."
"It had started with wanting to help people, to give them that someone not associated with the funeral home..."

While she is using this to cope, she reconnects with her childhood crush -Ahren Finnegan.  What were originally young emotions, over the years of friendship their feelings have deepened but not found the right time to be expressed.  These are two damaged souls, they both have experienced extreme loss of loved ones, and their affinity and feelings cannot but draw them together.

I never thought I would come to love and enjoy a book with a title like this.  This is definitely a case where we cannot pre-judge  a book by its cover.  Terms like dancing on your grave, shake n bake, the merry widow, your girl friday, etc. will have you laughing.

About the Author
Julie is a Southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin) and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she could be a singer songwriter...the 'writer' part is the one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with pi...the equation(and the food). She's allergic to cats and cantaloupe and hates if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.She currently lives with her own romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.


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