Rated 4.00/5 based on 5 reviews
Warning: This title contains sexual content, bad behavior, mild profanity and immature characters.

What readers are saying:
"Like Beavis and Butthead...only hotter and sassier."
"Lure is like a cross between Saving Grace, Ghost Hunters and Jersey Shore."
"Fans of the movies The Hangover and Brides Maids are sure to enjoy this irreverent comedy."

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About Brian Rathbone

Brian Rathbone is a horse trainer turned author and creator of The World of Godsland fantasy series, which includes Call of the Herald, Inherited Danger, Dragon Ore, and Regent (Feral and Regal are forthcoming). He is also the author of the Sam Flock novels, a paranormal adventure series that begins with Lure.

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alex economides reviewed on April 27, 2012
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I just couldn’t get into this book. I put it aside and a few days later went back to it and gave it another try and I have to be honest and say that I did struggle to finish it.
When I read the synopsis, the plot and the ex-cop driving a souped up car and who is interested in the paranormal sound good to me. But as I turned the pages, I was so disappointed....I found her totally uninteresting and as for her friend Shells (I hated the name...sorry!!!!)..if I heard “dude” one more time, I was going to scream and smack her!!!!! I could not engage with any of the characters and after a while I skipped a few lines and at times pages. I could not connect. I kept waiting for something to happen....and really nothing to pull me right into the story.
This could have been a good book but I felt it lacked something.
(review of free book)
Sarah Smith reviewed on April 17, 2012

I received this book for free from the Goodreads group Making Connections in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

All in all I ended up liking this story since it did keep my interest, but it was also very frustrating. The plot really appealed to me when I read the synopsis, but the delivery seemed disjointed, almost like it was written as stream of consciousness (which I'm not a huge fan of) rather than a coherent story.

As for the characters. I really wanted to like Sam, but I was not overly impressed with her. I just kept waiting for her to learn a lesson, grow up, something, but that just never seemed to happen. Perhaps it wasn't supposed to, I'm just not entirely sure. And I have to say WTH is up with Shells. I am all for quirky, funny sidekicks, but this was ridiculous. I almost stopped reading because of her. I personally find the occasional use of urban slang to be amusing, but when it apparently makes up the bulk of your vocabulary you just end up sounding like a moron!

Despite all of the above, despite any complaints I was intrigued by the story, and I think the characters did actually work together since there were many laugh out loud moments, especially from Sam and Shells investigations. I just suggest cooling it with the "straight up yo"'s.
(review of free book)
laura thomas reviewed on April 8, 2012

About the story: Sam becomes the target of ridicule when she reports seeing a ghost. After being fired from her job in law enforcement, she starts up a paranormal investigation agency with her feisty sidekick Shells. A job offer about mysterious lights takes them on the road to Lake Lure in North Carolina.
My thoughts: Sam and Shell's escapades often land them in trouble and their bumbling attempts at investigating had me laughing out loud. Both of these ladies are strong willed and sassy and I enjoyed their banter. While Shells got on my nerves a bit, I thought that maybe that was the authors intent. It made the characters more genuine.
As for the investigation in Lake Lure, You'll just have to read the book!
Thank you Brian. I would love to read more about these two friends.
(review of free book)
Cae reviewed on April 8, 2012

Title: Lure
Author: Brian Rathbone
Rating: 3.5 stars

Summary: Sam Flock is a good cop, but because of a paranormal experience during a job, she drove into the side of an ambulance, and she is suddenly off the force. In her search for answers she forms a paranormal investigation agency with her friend, Shells. They are among the worst paranormal investigators, however, they find something that is beyond their wildest imaginings.

Review: I’d received this book for free from the Author for an honest and unbiased review, that is what I will give. While the story in and of itself, was good, there were a couple of things that jarred me while reading this book. There was some frustration over the fact that while the promise of plot was good, there was not a good delivery on it (which frustrated me to no end and I hate being frustrated while reading a book). There is missing details that were needed, side issues, and incomplete instances. There was a smoothness that was decidedly not there and that is something that irked me more than anything. I keep waiting for there to be some development, some growth for Sam, but it never really happened. There was no learning experience, there was no growth from where she was in the beginning of the story. Shell, really got on my nerves and because of this character I have for the most part stripped the word ‘dude’ from my vocabulary because it was just about every other word from her mouth.

However, I did keep reading, because I do not often like to put down a book, stop reading it simply because it annoys me to no end (and to think of it I’ve only done that once). Despite all of the above, despite any complaints I was intrigued by the story, and think that it could have had a bit more development and some of the loose ends could have been tied up a bit more by the end of the story.

Recommendations: Paranormal readers.
(review of free book)
Felicity Knowles reviewed on March 13, 2012

Sam has lost everything, her job as a police officer, her home, her credibility, probably her boyfriend, her standing in the community and her self respect. Plagued by the nick name "ghost girl" Sam is ridiculed by both police officers and and locals because she swears she saw a girl in the road when she swerved and slammed her police cruiser into an ambulance, the problem being no one else saw anything. Sam and her friend Shells as well as Sam's 71 Chevy Camaro (girl after my own heart) are trying to capture proof of the paranormal, by doing their own ghost hunting. While local investigations don't pan out (toasting ghosts with shots of Crown Royal)as planned and the police take out their frustration on Sam on a regular basis, she stats to think its time to get out of town, right about that time Shells sets up a website and manages to get a chance at an investigation in North Carolina at an Inn/Spa, that's as far as I've gotten and I am loving it. The characterization in this book is amazing, both Sam and Shells have biting whit and both wield their caustic sense of humor with no remorse. It had me howling with laughter and in tears at one point. This author has a gift and I hope to see more from him soon. "I want a dolla's werf of cheese"
(review of free book)
Linda Brashears reviewed on March 9, 2012

I've just started writing reviews so I'm not sure what needs to be written. The main thing I do want to say about this book is, it's really good. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but it catches your attention and you don't want to put it down. Sam Flock is seeing things that "normal" people shouldn't see so she decides to find out if there really are ghosts. Sam and her friend Shells open up an investigation agency and they find their paranormal activity but after it's recorded, the military take it away from them. You really need to read this book and find out exactly what happens. It's a great book. I hope there will be many more Sam Flock books.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
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