All posts tagged: paranormal romance

Review: Haunted by Debra Glass

Last month I was invited by Debra Glass, author of over fifteen books in her respected genres, to read and review her new Young Adult paranormal romance, Haunted. I’m quite picky when it comes to that particular variety of novel, but the original synopsis of Haunted drew me in and I knew I couldn’t pass it up. History, romance and emotional turmoil heat the pages as we follow seventeen year-old Wren Darby from Atlanta’s bustling society to the quiet sprawling town of Columbia, Tennessee. Her family’s abrupt change of scenery comes after a tragic accident leaves her best friend dead and Wren with scars of the spiritual, mental and physical sort. She’s haunted by the traumatic event, the sudden psychic ability that allows her into the thoughts of others and the disfiguring wound on her face as constant troubling reminders. But when she arrives at her new home Wren comes to realize she’s being haunted by something else entirely: the ghost of Jeremiah Ransom, a Civil War soldier whose family occupied the home lifetimes earlier. …

Review: Inevitable by Kate Bennett

When I was contacted late last month by author Kate Bennett with the opportunity to review her debut novel, Inevitable, she described it to me as, “a young adult contemporary romance with a slight supernatural element.” This goes a long way to describing her own modesty because approximately six chapters into the book the reader realizes that the “slight supernatural element” is actually an unexpected and original twist that will not only secure your rapt interest in the novel, but will keep your attention clinging to it even after the final pages. (And for the record, it doesn’t involve vampires!) What it does involve I can’t precisely say because that will just spoil the entire element of surprise, which is a great contribution to the book’s overall charm. What I can tell you is that Inevitable, which was published in January, boasts a charming series of characters made all the more interesting when they’re thrust into unimaginable circumstances. The heroine, NYU student Carina Lombardi, zings the narration along in a way reminiscent of a smart, …