The Ghost in the Closet

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Some say seeing ghosts is a gift, but after losing her job, Dumdie Swartz says, "Hogwash". After trying to avoid them all her life, she'd become homeless after she lost her job because of them. Now she's in a homeless shelter with a ghost haunting her room. Dumdie must find the ghost's will if she's to stay off the streets. More

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About M. K. Theodoratus

"Fantasy is a wonderful way to run away from the mundane,” sez me.

Others say, "M.K. Theodoratus is a captivating storyteller who prefers the power of short stories.

Theodoratus has been in love with fantasy since first discovering the Oz books as a child. She has never stopped delving into the fantasy worlds of other writers. She became inflicted with an addiction to story and writing after creating a Nancy Drew fan fiction novel for a school assignment. Her incomplete assignment turned into her first novel the summer after the sixth grade.

Now, Theodoratus has created the worlds of Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven for readers to get lost in. Andor is populated with stalking demons, always hunting for unsuspecting humans to prey on and terrorize, and magic. The Far Isle Half-Elven is a society in upheaval as genetic drift of the hybrid human-elf population changes everything from relationships to politics. Check out her short stories about Andor and the Far Isles, some of them free.

M.K. Theodoratus loves connecting with fans. Check out her author hub for news and snippets of upcoming work at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. You can read and comment on her blog, find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+.

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Review by: DLoera on April 30, 2014 :
I liked this book. I found the plot to be quite good.
The characters were well created. There was a nice amount of extra detail (such as how Dumdie ended up with her name) that gave valuable insight to the background of the characters.
The ghost details fit in well- such as one lowering the temperature in a room and little details like this one really added to the plot and gave it depth.
This isn’t your typical ghost tale. It is a tale of a woman who (fortunately or unfortunately depending on how you look at it) has a special gift of being able to see and talk with ghosts.
To add to the tale, Dumdie who has been ridiculed and shunned throughout her life, finds herself living in a homeless shelter.
Interesting enough, this turn of events may be an opportunity to prove herself and not a defeat.
The author mixes together a ghostly tale, a bit of drama and a trail of clues to make a mystery.
(review of free book)

Review by: molihk on April 30, 2014 :
I have heard stories from my friends who can see ghosts. This was the reason why I chose this book. But Dumdie‘s ghost story was even horror than my friends ones. I felt for he as I knew how loneliness and helpless it could be when you have that gifted talent in life and being old, and even worse that being homeless. Author had paid attentions to describe and develop those characters nicely. They were so lively under her pens. The story flew well and full of twists and turns to keep me on the edge. I enjoyed it very much!
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Review by: Cheap Regrets on April 26, 2014 :
This is the story of Dumdie Swartz, a woman who ended up being homeless after she lost her job. She has a very intriguing quality, but also very problematic. Because of her ability to see ghost, she ended up living in the streets. But now she has been rescued, and is living in the Archinhauser Shelter for Homeless Women. When a heir of the woman who owned the house threatens their destiny, she tries to use her ability to overcome the difficulties.

At first, I thought it was a spooky ghost story, but it's not. It's a tale of how to overcome problems. I liked this approach very much, it was unusual but fitting.

I would have liked a little more insight of the past life of Dumdie, maybe her working before the incident or more details of how she lived in her car, how she met Hanna, etc.

Anyway, The Ghost in the Closet is a fresh approach to the classic ghost story, with a touch of urban fantasy.
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