Home (Downside Ghosts, #3.6) by Stacia Kane

Home (Downside Ghosts, #3.6)

As a Debunker, Chess Putnam is used to investigating reports of suspected hauntings and sending ghosts back to the City of Eternity beneath the surface of the earth. What she isn't used to is having suburban housewives refusing to acknowledge the presence of ghosts in their homes. There are lots of reasons why someone might harbor a spirit, and none of them are good.At least Chess has Terrible on her side. But things are never as black and white ...

Details Home (Downside Ghosts, #3.6)

TitleHome (Downside Ghosts, #3.6)
Release DateApr 10th, 2012
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreFantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts, Magic, Short Stories, Novella

Reviews Home (Downside Ghosts, #3.6)

  • Wendy F
    Who loves it when Terrible says 'Chessiebomb', raise your hand?!So cute, and so needed after the turmoil of book 3. It was wonderful to just read happiness with Chess and Terrible. And actually, I really loved the short little plot with the 'Real Housewives'. It was cute.Yay for Downside Ghosts!
  • Tatiana
    Aw, this was very sweet. (Well, except for the drugs and orgies part.)
  • Jen Davis
    Home is, without a doubt, everything a Downside fan could want. It gave me all of the warm and fuzzies I experienced at the end of City of Ghosts, but bigger and better. The plot essentially follows Chess as she works a debunking case where the so-called victims deny the ghosts exist. But what makes the story so damn good is the fact that Chess is finally happy. She is in love. And she doesn't screw anything up. We watch her revel in her relation...
  • Jamie
    Oh, how I ♥ Terrible :) SWOON!! Fabulous. Couldn't ask for anything more. The quotes I loved most:"He looked better to her than anyone else in the world ever had."“Give you whatany you want, Chessiebomb. Anything.” Anytime he utters the word "Chessiebomb," I just want to melt ;-)This time he was the one who stopped, tugged her back to him. His hands were warm and solid on the sides of her face, cradling it while he kissed her. “Got some k...
  • AH
    You can read this here. I think it will only be posted for a week, so go read it while it's there.This story takes place after City of Ghosts. To avoid spoilers, it is recommended that you read that book before reading this one.Once again, I am in absolute awe of Ms. Kane's writing talent. Home was a treat to read, especially those little moments of bliss encountered by Chess. It is so exciting to see how this character has developed over the pas...
  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    Very short, and oh, so sweet! I didn't even know Chess had it in her to be so empathetic! And Terrible *sighs* Terrible, I need more of Downside Ghosts like right now!No wonder this is my favorite series! Extremely well written, and a nice story to keep the fans happy while waiting for the next installment. Chess has changed so much since the first novel, even if she still has a lot of flaws, she finally realizes that some people can be trusted, ...
  • Duchess Nicole
    "Terrible was...He was a miracle in a world without miracles, and she couldn't believe her luck. And there was nothing, absolutely fucking nothing, that she wouldn't do to keep him in her life, because without him it wouldn't be a life at all. So, yeah. She knew how it felt to find part of herself in someone else."Such a fast read, but it sucked me right back into the Downside world. This author is truly gifted, to make me love these two broken p...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    Chessie is back investigating ghosts and thankfully she has Terrible at her side ... but wait a minute, who cares about the ghosts!! Yay for Chessiebomb and Terrible!!There are so many wonderful and sweet things that it really makes me apprehensive for the next book. But scratch that, I'm not going to be a debbie-downer so get yourself a copy of this short story and enjoy everything that is Terrible and Chess. It will definitely leave you with a ...
  • Leea
    "Give you whatany you want, Chessiebomb. Anything." Fans of Chess and Terrible, this is a must read. In classic Kane style we get the enchanted and the heart warming new Chessiebomb (how sweet is that!) and the loving, tender Terrible.This short but sweet and a teaser for Sacrificial Magic because it's kind of behind the scenes into a new relationship.Favorite quote of the book:His lips touched her forehead. "Don't give a fuck what else I got. Ai...
  • SheLove2Read
    If Kane's intention was to reward the reader for sticking with this series, she succeeded in a big way. “You so fuckin pretty, you got that?” The hand moved lower. “So pretty everywhere.”She swallowed. Her mouth had gone so dry it was hard to talk. “To you, maybe.”“Aye.” His lips moved further up her neck until he pulled away enough for their eyes to meet. “Aye, to me.” and this gem... “Got some knowledge for you.""Oh? What'...
  • Suz
    Terrible yummy-ness abounds in this six chapter short offering in the Downside Ghosts series, with more softness for Terrible and a general acceptance of Chess's softer side and vulnerability than we've ever seen before.If this is a glimpse of the direction the series is going in now that Terrible and Chess are together I can't wait for more! I see much growth in Chess's future, she certainly lives in "interesting times."
  • Alisa
    This was super good. Almost sweet. There's an interesting case as well as a really sweet side plot between Terrible and Chess. Some very tender and loving moments in this one.
  • Mimi Smith
    5+ stars “Love is not the most powerful magic. But it feels like it is.”—Truth for Teens, a Guidebook for the Young Adult, by Elder Carroll" I loved, LOVED this admittedly extremely short story. We get to see Chess and Terrible together and happy and it's awesome!First, one thing learned about which I was wondering about..."After all, just because the population was smaller thanks to Haunted Week twenty-four years before…"That week and th...
  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    This little short is a bit unlike the other work in the series for the simple fact that it's positive and sweet and the main character is happy. Terrible is in most of it, which is a relief because something is missing when he isn't in the picture. The haunting is different from the usual and there is a twist that made the story more interesting. Chess is very much Chess and Terrible is very much himself as well and the writing is superb and the ...
  • Michelle
    Stacia Kane's "Home" is probably one of the best short stories I have ever read -- or at least one of the ones I have most enjoyed. There is always so much going on in the Downside Ghosts novels, so much action and adventure, that it is easy to forget how wonderfully vivid Kane's characters really are. Their relationships are complex and complicated; their emotions deeply felt. Yet, even though Chess and Terrible are what brings me back to Kane's...
  • Jess the Romanceaholic
    *happy sigh* I adore this series. I probably should have read this one before I read Sacrificial Magic, but I actually didn't realize it existed until yesterday. It was wonderful to see Chess, well, happy. She's still waiting for the other shoe to fall in her relationship with Terrible, but at this point in the story she's still just silencing her fears with a Cept or two here and there rather than really letting her anxiety get to her. With an i...
  • Julie
    What a great short little story. It was so nice to read about Chess and Terrible being so happy and good to each other. I freaking ADORE Terrible; one of my favorite characters out of all the series I read. Can't wait for the next book!!
  • Lynsey (A Bookish Life)
    Squeeeee! I freaking LOVE Terrible! Could he be any more adorable if he tried? I think not. This novella packs quite a punch for twenty-four little pages and is an absolute must read for fans of the series. It was a real feel good story, a bit of a mystery thrown it but the main focus was on Chess and Terrible finally together and happy! If you loved the end of City of Ghosts as much as I did, you will love this too. Having said that, I have a sn...
  • Kim *Mo Chridhe*
    I'm on a Chessible high that no amount of Cepts, Dreams, or Nips can ever achieve!This novella was the perfect gift to romance-hungry readers like me. While the story was short, it provided a glimpse of a happy Chess which we don't normally see. Alas, this was but a honeymoon period, and I could already foresee the relationship drama to come. It'll be interesting to see how Chess will handle (or resist) having another person look after her. Shit ...
  • Alexandria
    Every time I read another one of these books I fall more and more in love with the characters. They are flawed, but real, and that is one of the things that makes them so beautiful. I love it. Stacia Kane has this unique and breathtaking gift of bringing her characters to life by showing all the ugly and dark parts of them. I'm addicted to this series, like Chess is addicted to her Cepts, for no other reason than the very real people that are Che...
  • Katie(babs)
    Terrible and Chess are a great team here. Hurrah for hot beanbag sex! Well worth the price.
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  • Susana
    Terrible and Chess in love...LOVED IT!! :)
  • Isamlq
    "Love was terrifying, and weird, and sometimes uncomfortable. But it was so fucking sweet." Need I say more?
  • Barbara (VampAngel)
    Maybe reading it in Paris, the romance capital of the world, makes a difference, but I got a confession to make: I got a little teary eyed at the end. Anyone else?
  • Nichole
    I loved it! It is so great to read about them in love!
  • Beth The Vampire
    Stacia Kane's Downside Ghosts series is one of my favourite in the urban fantasy genre. Most of that is because of the fantastic character and world building evident in every addition to the series. Chess is a debunker for the Church of Truth, but she is more than a church witch, she lives in a tough neighbourhood, has had quite a traumatic childhood, and a little drug addiction problem as well. Then there is Terrible, the local drug lord's enfor...
  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Posted on Under the CoversI continue to ride this Downside high with no intentions of stopping until I’m all caught up on the series. Knowing that I’ll have to wait until CHASING MAGIC comes out will cause some withdrawals for sure, but HOME gives readers the perfect reprieve, at least for a little while. Chess has another Church assignment that brings her to the door of Mr and Mrs. Solomon, who are hippies that believe in “sharing the love...
  • Kassandra
    I have a confession to make. And this really is a confession, because I don't like to admit it. I have been known to lose interest in a series once the two main characters get together. I hate to say this, but once the angst and tension is worked out and we move on to a relationship I start to lose that drive that keeps me wanted to know what happens next. This isn't true for all books I read, but it's happened more than once.That said, I absolut...
  • Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
    Grade: B+ or 4 solid starsFor a Downside Ghosts story, this is a sweet novella. There's a little something revealed about the City of Ghosts from an unexpected source during Chess's investigation. Now that Chess embraces her love for Terrible she feels a gamut of emotions (pain, fear, surprise, and happiness). It was nice to see some sunlight penetrate the darkness within her. Memorable Quote His arms wrapped around her. "Chessie? You right?"She ...