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Rhys Bellamy is the front man for the wildly successful 13 Shades of Red, a band hailing from New Orleans that is just a bit more than they appear. He's sexy, caustic, and on a path of self-destruction that has everything to do with the fact that he can speak to the dead.

A man hounded by the death of his fiancée, Rhys is a lothario of the highest caliber. His life, his band, and his agony celebrate his lost love, Phaedra, and it has made him a very popular man with the ladies, even if they will never mean anything to him. Too bad Phaedra has never and will never contact him.

When the band's first US tour meets with some unforeseen management issues, Saffron Richards is brought in to take care of it. A veteran of the business, Saffron knows all about Rhys and his reputation and doesn't want to become another notch on his belt. Too bad fate has it in for the both of them and gives them an attraction neither can deny.

Life on the road with an up-and-coming band has its problems, from bosses to groupies to just plain old flat tires. Phaedra, who has been watching from the mists and reveling in the misery of her lost lover doesn't want to see him happy.

Phaedra crosses the veils on All Hallow's Eve to reignite the love that Saffron has set to ash in Rhys. Phaedra is not giving him up without a fight. Not because she loves him but because she doesn't ever want him to forget.

©2012 S. A. Price (P)2015 Sisters Price Publishing

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  • Annie The Audible Addict!!!
  • 13-06-16

RHYS AND SAFFRON=NEW ROMANCE!!!

What did you love best about Giving Up the Ghost (13 Shades of Red)?

That Saffron was feisty...and even though she fought her attraction to Rhys she gave in and she learned that she made him whole again!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhys...he is dark and a bit broody, and is gifted yet haunted...he is a good guy inside..and Saffron is bringing it out in him!

Which scene was your favorite?

Supernatural cat fight!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Saffron learns she makes Rhys happy like no one else ever has...I thought that was really sweet!

Any additional comments?

** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **

I liked this little supernatural rock and roll story, and am glad I have the other 2 books waiting in my library....Rhys can see and talk to the dead...he doesn't like it, but it is his curse and calling...He is a rock star, and his band has some other very interesting super natural people in it too...Saffron is hired as the band manager, after the previous manager OD's and has an instant attraction to Mr tall dark and broody Rhys...he wins her over and they sleep together...learning they really do like each other...but Rhys is haunted by the dead ex Phaedra, and she is not happy...Good story and I will be continuing this fun and very interesting story!

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  • Sofia Talley
  • 06-06-16

Sexy and fun

I had fun with this one!
I loved the confident, sassy Saffron, who has no problem walking naked in front of Rhys just to make a point...
I loved hot, sexy Rhys who knows what he wants, and does what ever it takes to make it happen...

The book:
• 266 Pages • Paranormal & Supernatural • Happily Ever After • In A Series • Third-Person Narrative

The romantic theme:
• Love After Loss • Rock Star Romance

The read:
• Page Turner • Made Me Smile • Made Me Laugh • Sexy

Heat level:
• 3 / 5 (Includes hot and explicit sex scenes) • MF

Story ingredients:
• Witty Banter • Cat & Mouse Games • Romantic Pursuit • Action • Mystery & Suspense

He is...
• Cocky • Hot • Manwhore • Bad Boy • Troubled Past • Singer

She is...
• Stunning • Sassy • Strong

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  • Erin Lewis
  • 03-02-16

I look forward to more from S.A. Price

If you could sum up Giving Up the Ghost (13 Shades of Red) in three words, what would they be?

Different, unusual, intriguing

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rhys as he was so tortured and yet so determined

What about Gregory Salinas’s performance did you like?

I like his voice.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Different

Any additional comments?

This was a new author to me and a genre that I have not read a lot of. Initially I was a little lost, but I quickly became involved. I really enjoyed this book.
Rhys Bellamy is a troubled man, almost destroyed by the death of his fiancé. What hurts him the most is that he can see and speak to the dead and yet Phaedra has not come to him in death. The lead singer in the 13 Shades of Red band, he has spiralled down a road that he may not be able to come back from.
Enter Saffron Richards who is hired to manage the band. She is determined to avoid the serial ladies’ man and concentrate on her job only, but she doesn’t count on the insane attraction that she feels for the tortured Rhys nor the fact that the attraction is mutual.
I enjoyed the interaction of the two main characters . The sex between these two was hot and erotic and the paranormal twist that was woven throughout the story kept me reading to see what was going to happen next.
I look forward to reading more from S.A. Price and to be honest I am rather anxious to see what happens to the other members of the band.
I was given this recording in exchange for an honest review

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  • Mindy fangedmom Janicke
  • 15-02-18

I am hooked on the 13 Shades of Red!!

Author S.A. Price is a new author for me. “Giving Up the Ghost” is the first book I have "read" by this author. The 13 Shades of Red series is right up my alley. I cannot wait to start book 2!

"Giving Up the Ghost" has it all. Hot lead characters, both male and female, with some paranormal and supernatural elements mixed in for the perfect cocktail of a story. I think everyone knows by now how I love a good ,strong, lead female character. S. A. Price does not disappoint! Ready to get your ghost on? Get this book ASAP!

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  • BookLvrKat
  • 26-10-16

Supernatural Rock

What made the experience of listening to Giving Up the Ghost (13 Shades of Red) the most enjoyable?

Loved the rock star story. The writer being behind the emotions made you feel it even more deeply than just another story. Her personal experience of following bands made it come alive. I loved the supernatural parts of the story too, and I am looking forward to more of them.

Who was your favorite character and why?

RHYS!! You figure it out!

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  • Grumpybybirth
  • 27-05-16

loved!!!

I loved this book, the story, the character...all of it.

Def worth reading and Rhys is one sexy beast

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  • cullen_cutie2
  • 06-05-16

Paranormal Rock n Roll

This was an interesting story. I can truly say that this is the first story that I've read that has a character that can speak to the dead, a demon and a witch.

As a whole, the story was a fun ride. I think the characters could have been developed a bit more.

The narration seemed a bit flat. The distinction between the different characters wasn't as defined as it possibly could have been.

Overall it was an enjoyable escape.

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  • luv2listen
  • 04-01-16

Great Listen

Enjoyed the story, I would recommend listening. The characters were well written and the story held my interest.

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  • Lynn Latimer
  • 06-12-15

RHYS! !!

I loved the story and the narrator was good but I like when there are duo narrator's for the male and female parts. This was the first book from this author I heard now I need the rest plus the ebooks so I can follow along.

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  • Karin Anderson
  • 29-10-15

Thirteen Shades of Red Book One

Thirteen Shades of Red Book One

Saffron Richards is surprised when she is contacted to be the tour manager for an up-and-coming band way out of her normal star range. She immediately signs onto the tour, though, even if only to appease her own curiosity. When she finds out that she was chosen simply because she wasn't on the radar of the rich and famous, she is a bit hurt but not discouraged. However, Rhys Bellamy might just be her undoing. After one night she is already sliding down the slippery slope to sensual ruin.

If you're looking for a bit of magic on top of the star powered romance, this is the book for you!

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