Tawny Taylor makes the jump from e-publisher Ellora's Cave to Kensington Books with Sex and the Single Ghost.
Claire Weiss died nine years ago and is finally getting the chance to go back to Earth to find the man she left behind. If she can do one good deed for someone, she can stay on Earth for nine days and nine nights - provided she visits the place of her death every night to "recharge her batteries," so to speak. Upon her return, she heads to the bar where she knows Jake Faron has always spent his Thursday nights. Luckily for Claire, Jake still hangs out there. Claire sets to work, making up for lost time with Jake, both in and outside of the bedroom.
Jake Faron can't believe that he's found Claire again after nine years. He wants nothing more than to spend the next nine days with her, but what will happen when their time is up?
It's unclear why this book wasn't released as a part of Kensington's erotic imprint, Aphrodisia. It's certainly an erotic romance, even though the cover and back blurb don't make that clear. What's also unclear is that this story is not quite as happy-go-lucky as the cover would lead one to believe. Taylor categorizes this book as an erotic mystery, and while there's little suspense in the novel, it does have a more serious tone than the cover indicates. Claire and Jake spend a fair amount of time investigating the circumstances surrounding her death. After visiting the place she died that first night on Earth, Claire came to realize that her death may not have been the accident she has believed it to be.
Readers who like their romance tame should be forewarned that the sex here is quite graphic but mostly vanilla. Tawny Taylor's next book with Kensington, Real Vampires Don't Drink O-Neg, will be released September 2007.