Book Review: The Night Sister, by Jennifer McMahon

The Night Sister, by Jennifer McMahon

The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon

Published by Doubleday on August 4, 2015

Series: n/a

Genre(s): fiction, horror, mystery, paranormal

Format & Length: e-book, 336

Source: purchased

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The latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Jennifer McMahon is an atmospheric, gripping, and suspenseful tale that probes the bond between sisters and the peril of keeping secrets.

Once the thriving attraction of rural Vermont, the Tower Motel now stands in disrepair, alive only in the memories of Amy, Piper, and Piper’s kid sister, Margot. The three played there as girls until the day that their games uncovered something dark and twisted in the motel’s past, something that ruined their friendship forever.

Now adult, Piper and Margot have tried to forget what they found that fateful summer, but their lives are upended when Piper receives a panicked midnight call from Margot, with news of a horrific crime for which Amy stands accused. Suddenly, Margot and Piper are forced to relive the time that they found the suitcase that once belonged to Silvie Slater, the aunt that Amy claimed had run away to Hollywood to live out her dream of becoming Hitchcock’s next blonde bombshell leading lady. As Margot and Piper investigate, a cleverly woven plot unfolds—revealing the story of Sylvie and Rose, two other sisters who lived at the motel during its 1950s heyday. Each believed the other to be something truly monstrous, but only one carries the secret that would haunt the generations to come.

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Review: A Fall of Water, by Elizabeth Hunter

A Fall of Water, by Elizabeth Hunter

A Fall of Water by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by E. Hunter on June 1, 2012
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal, romance, mystery
Format & Pages: e-book, 304
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“No secret stays hidden forever.”

Still grieving from their loss in the far East, Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo discover that for them, all roads really do lead to Rome. But nothing is quite as it seems in the Eternal City. Joined by Carwyn and Tenzin, unexpected clashes greet them almost immediately, and rivalries churn beneath the glittering facade of the old Roman court. They quickly realize that allies might be enemies, and ancient rivals could hold the key to a deadly secret.

Giovanni and Beatrice will be forced to call on old alliances, ancient power, and fierce cunning to survive for the eternity they both desire. Sometimes, finding the end means going back to the beginning. Fire, Earth, Wind, and Water finally meet with devastating results in the conclusion of the Elemental Mysteries.

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Review: The Force of Wind, by Elizabeth Hunter

The Force of Wind, by Elizabeth Hunter

A Force of Wind by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by E. Hunter on March 3, 2012
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal, romance, mystery
Format & Pages: e-book, 262
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How far would you go to protect the ones you love?

What would you sacrifice to kill the one you hate?

Join Giovanni Vecchio and Beatrice De Novo as they travel to a hidden island on the far edge of China to seek the help of an ancient immortal court. Can they weave their way through the tangled web of centuries-old alliances and ruthless feuds to find what they’ve been looking for? Friends will be revealed, enemies will find them, and a dangerous secret will come to light.

The third book in the Elemental Mysteries series will see Giovanni and Beatrice joined by a group of unlikely allies as they explore the history and myth of the far East. Many have been stolen, but only one holds the key.

The Force of Wind is the third book in the four-part Elemental Mysteries series. It is the sequel to This Same Earth and is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers.

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Review: This Same Earth, by Elizabeth Hunter

This Same Earth, by Elizabeth Hunter

This Same Earth by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by E. Hunter on December 2011
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal, romance, mystery
Format & Pages: e-book, 256
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Beatrice De Novo thought she had left the supernatural world behind…for the most part. But when the past becomes the present, will she leave her quiet life in Los Angeles to follow a mystery she thought had abandoned her? Where has Giovanni Vecchio been, and why has he returned? Giovanni has his own questions, and he’s looking to her for answers.

The sequel to A Hidden Fire will reunite Beatrice and Giovanni to continue their search through the past while both wrestle with the future. When the world as you knew it has changed forever, is there any way you can turn back?

This Same Earth is the second book in the Elemental Mysteries series. It is a paranormal romance/mystery for adult readers.

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Review: A Hidden Fire, by Elizabeth Hunter

A Hidden Fire, by Elizabeth Hunter

A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
Published by E. Hunter on October 18, 2011
Genre(s): fantasy, paranormal, romance, mystery
Format & Pages: e-book, 302
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“No secret stays hidden forever.”

A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he’d abandoned years before. He never expected a young librarian could hold the key to the search, nor could he have expected the danger she would attract. Now he and Beatrice De Novo will follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation they never could have predicted.

A Hidden Fire is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers. It is the first book in the Elemental Mysteries Series.

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Review: Tainted Crimson, by Tarisa Marie

Tainted Crimson by Tarisa Marie
Tainted Crimson by Tarisa Marie
Published by Smashwords Edition on November 27, 2015
Genre(s): science fiction, fantasy, paranormal
Format & Pages: e-book, 200
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Nothing has ever been quite ordinary for Ariella Malgrovech. At four years old she witnessed her mother’s surreal murder, and then years later on her eighteenth birthday, while attending her high school prom, her school catches aflame with her father trapped inside. With both of these tragedies come unexplainable supernatural circumstances. The series of unfortunate events that seemingly make up Ariella’s life, manifest into millions of questions that desperately crave answers.

Soon does she not only receive the answers she seeks, but she discovers that the world around her isn’t as she’s always thought it was–supernatural creatures exist among humans and her own father is one of them. What does that make her? Trust turns to betrayal and knowledge turns to danger in this thrilling paranormal romance as Ariella ventures out into a world where witches, vampires, and immortals exist among humans, and a power hungry witch is out to kidnap her and force her to become as dark and wicked as he is. Will love prevail or will it be her undoing?

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