Heart of the Mummy (Ghastly Studios Book 1) - JD Sampson

Miki.J calls Heart of the Mummy a "great start to new series - old and new Hollywood charm with a paranormal twist."   

From the blurb:

 Jack Novack literally holds the key to Asa Barrett’s heart. It’s old. It’s rusty, and it opens the gate to the long-abandoned Ghastly Studios.

Having grown up Ghastly, Jack isn’t sure reopening the studio is such a good idea. His family has suffered multiple tragedies connected to the place, including the death of his beloved uncle Eli.

Asa Barrett didn’t get to be a star in the horror game by taking no for an answer. Determined to have his own studio and revitalize the Ghastly name, he makes Jack an offer he can’t refuse—partners in the business.

But when Asa and Jack discover a vault containing the fabled “Ghastly Studios Lost Films,” they unwittingly release an evil force that tests the limits of not just their working relationship, but their personal commitment to each other as well.

A curse. A creature. A long-lost love. Asa and Jack are about to star in a come-to-life horror movie thirty years in the making.

The Heart of the Mummy beats… but for who?

Miki.J's Review:

This book is feckin brilliant !!  Horror noir suspense with plenty of twists and a slow burn romance.  

Loved it, had me so entranced that I just couldn’t put the book down…. Work, smurk…..World building is fab, so much so you can clearly picture it 'sic'.  And we get to know the MC’s layer by layer as the story progresses which just adds to the suspense and twists.  

There’s an instant connection between the MC’s but due to circumstances, work and that beeping phone ….not much happens, hence the slow burn.  

It’s actually quite funny !!  

Overall, a great book to enjoy.  This is the first book I’ve read from the author but it certainly won’t be the last !!

Rating: 5 Stars

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