"unique spin on vampirism, ghosts, and voodoo practitioners"
Garner Reboulet and Maggie Snyder are newlywed members of
the Phoenix Group, a group that investigates paranormal
activity. After Garner leaves for Paris to investigate a
possible vampire, he sends Maggie divorce papers. Maggie is
hurt and confused, but she tries to carry on by
investigating a haunting at Scarlet Oaks Manor near New
Orleans, Garner's family home. Garner, who has been turned
into a vampire, divorced Maggie in an attempt to protect
her. Unfortunately, the female vampire that has been
guiding Garner is very jealous. Simone, the female vampire,
decides to go to Scarlet Oaks Manor and find a priceless
sapphire called the Midnight Star, that has been lost for
years. Garner fearing for Maggie's safety follows Simone to
Scarlet Oaks Manor.
THE HAUNTING is a very enjoyable paranormal romance with
interesting characters. Ms. Connolly puts her own unique
spin on vampirism, ghosts, and voodoo practitioners. Her
world building is masterful and I was caught up in the
eery, gothic feel of her story. Garner and Maggie seemed to
be doomed lovers and I was biting my nails until the very
I highly recommend THE HAUNTING for lovers of erotic,
Posted March 6, 2006
Reviewed by Marlene Breakfield
Posted January 1, 2007
Immersed in the history of Scarlet Oak Manor, Maggie releases malevolent forces when she is possessed by the spirits of previous owners Lyle and Susannah Forrester. Voodoo practitioner Etienne Fabron will go to any lengths to regain the fabulous Midnight Star sapphire.
Without her estranged husband Garner’s help, they will destroy Maggie. Garner better get past nobility because the only thing that will save Maggie is the fact that he’s a vampire. If she doesn’t accept Garner for what he is, Maggie may find she’s walked right into the arms of a killer.