Ari McKay, Torquere Press

There’s More Than A “Ghost of a Chance” You’ll Like This Little Story

“Trust me, you see the dead walking around, you learn not to scream, laugh, or piss yourself pretty quickly.” ― Stacey Kade

Blurb: Dr. Mason Beaulieu thinks rival ghost hunter Haywood “Fort” Fortenberry is sexy but too credulous when it comes to the paranormal. Fort thinks Mason is attractive but too cynical. When they’re offered a chance to be locked up in reputedly haunted Wisteria Grove on Halloween night, however, both men jump at the chance.

Storms and mysterious sounds keep them busy during the night, and they discover a mutual respect for each other’s skills. As the investigation continues, Fort learns the truth behind Mason’s seemingly dismissive attitude, and Mason finds a new appreciation for Fort’s open-mindedness. But when an unexpected intruder derails the investigation, they learn that more than just hunting ghosts can offer them thrills and chills.


Review: Oh, I do love a good ghost story, and to set up the mood just right for Ghost of a Chance. I would suggest starting it on a stormy night when you’re all by yourself.

It starts off with the preliminary introduction of both MC’s and their credentials. And as it turns out, even though they consider themselves rivals in the ghost hunting business. Who would have guessed it? Mason and Fort have had a mutual attraction for each other for a number of years, but have so far failed to act upon that attraction due to the others supposedly indifference.

Until…the day they are asked to investigate a haunted Bed & Breakfast for a local station. The plan is for the two of them to spend the night together on Halloween under the watchful eye of viewers while proving or disproving the paranormal activity that goes on there.

Now, it’s Halloween night and everything is set up. Mason and Fort have literally been locked inside the Bed & Breakfast. Cameras are rolling, and this is where things start to get a little bit spooky.

I really enjoy short stories that are well rounded. In other words, Ghost of a Chance wasn’t choppy, rushed, and didn’t leave me hanging. Both Mason and Fort had some real depth into their characters and the story itself was very believable, if a little predictable. For me, it’s a solid 4 star.

Also, I would like to add that I’m looking into reading more from Ari Mckay. I definitely like the way both authors write together and feel there’s a lot of potential there.

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