Monday, June 27, 2016

POPPY by Clarissa Johal *Review & Giveaway*

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Book Details:
Title: Poppy
Genre: Paranormal
Author: Clarissa Johal
Editor: Kathryn Galan
Publisher: Faeriemoon Press
ISBN-13: 978-0692708873
ISBN-10: 0692708871
Number of Pages: 234

About POPPY:
A red-headed, pink-loving mortician who speaks to the dead.
A moody, unsociable funeral director.
Poppy and Dante from Struck are back.

Something is lingering around Skyview Funeral Home—and it's stealing souls of the dead.
With Dante in tow, Poppy is determined to put a stop to it.
Can she protect those who are trying to cross over, or will her soul be next?

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Read an Excerpt:
The root cellar was a small space with a low ceiling. At one point, it probably smelled of apples and potatoes, but now, there was nothing but the scent of lawn mower gas, dirt, and cold stone. Poppy reached into the darkness, searching for the light bulb string. Her fingers connected, and she pulled it on with a click.


Weak light illuminated the usual garden-equipment clutter. Rakes and shovels were piled against a stone wall. Several cans of gasoline sat next to an old lawn mower. Bags of fertilizer and garden fungicide sat beside them. Gladys was nowhere in sight.

A rustle sounded from a darkened corner. Fully expecting to see a rat or trapped bird, she held the bulb in such a way to throw light on it. The door slammed shut behind her.

“Geez!” Poppy lost her grip on the light. The swinging bulb cast rising and falling shadows on the walls. She made a move to push the door open when the lightbulb suddenly shattered, leaving her in darkness.

“Gladys?” Poppy kicked herself for not waiting until morning, when Dante could have accompanied her. The grating sound started up from the corner of the room. It ran slowly along the ground until it stopped in front of her. That’s not Gladys. You walked right into this one.

She clutched the jar to her chest, her heart thumping. “I have the locket, if that’s what you want.”

The answering silence lay across the cellar like a shroud.

“I’ll make you a deal. You leave my dead alone, and I’ll leave the locket right here.” Her voice sounded against the close confines. “Good luck with the sea salt, if that matters.” Poppy inwardly cringed as she felt a trickle of blood from her nose. Dammit. She attempted to put up her barriers, but it was too late.

A heaviness descended upon her shoulders like a mantle. Something lashed out and scratched the skin of her throat.

My Review:
So much fun! Those three words sum up my experience reading POPPY. I found myself totally engrossed. I'll admit I was already intrigued by the synopsis. The idea of a pink-loving mortician who speaks to the dead hooked me. Poppy is a new favorite character. Her inner dialogue made me laugh so many times. Poppy was definitely my favorite part of the book. I love when there's a witty fun character. I thought the pacing was excellent. I read it in two sittings. I give this book 4 stars. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys paranormal and great characters.

*I was given this book in exchange for a review.

Meet the Author:
 Clarissa Johal is the bestselling author of paranormal novels, Poppy, The Island, Voices, Struck and Between. When she’s not listening to the ghosts in her head, she’s dancing, taking pictures of gargoyles, or swinging from a trapeze. She shares her life with her husband, two daughters, and every stray animal that darkens their doorstep.

Find Clarissa Online:
Author Website
Amazon Author Page



  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review "Poppy" :)

  2. Thank you so much for hosting Poppy and Clarissa Johal today. Thank you for reviewing Poppy, as well.

  3. I always enjoy finding new authors and their works. Thanks for the review of Poppy and sharing Clarissa Johal.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Robin. Good luck in the Rafflecopter :)