"Brilliant new voice in paranormal romance"
Listen up Vamp and Paranormal fans! There is a "new kid"
on the block and she is someone you won't want to miss.
Morgan Hawke's House of Shadows -- Enchantment in Crimson -
Book 1 is out from eXtasy books. And it's one smart, sassy
tale that makes this reader wonder WHY she has not been
signed by mainstream publishers? I read a novella
called "Roarke's Prisoner" by a then unknown writer by
name of Angela Knight. I could not believe she was not in
mainstream print. Since then, the paperback world wised up
and we've been treated to three Knight novels this year
and eagerly awaiting her next works. Morgan Hawke will be
the next "Angela Knight". Her writing is fast paces, from
word one drawing you into her world of vampires and
witches, and you won't be able to put it down. This is one
of the best vampire-witch books I have read in ages,
making me hungry for Book 2 in this series.
Rowan Broom is a librarian in a small town, and in order
to make ends meets, she plies her other trade in the
evenings and weekends -- being a witch. At a local Goth
bar, she reads the Tarot. From the instant omens begins
warning her, she knew "something wicked this way comes"
was heading her way, but she was totally unprepared for
Rick the Vampire! As she entered the club Gothic Noire,
she instantly became aware of the too beautiful man, and
the power rippling off him, sensing his "siren's" call.
Being a powerful witch, she was able to ward herself
against his potent lure. However, she watches in horror as
a greater evil enters the bar and proceeds to attempt a
possession of the vampire. The sorcerer, himself possessed
by a demon, must feed his demon, so he attempts to gain
control of the vampire to work his blood lust. As she sees
the sorcerer gaining control of the vampire, she must step
in to save everyone in the club. She frees the vampire and
lets him battle the demon and the sorcerer.
Only, the vampire is not so easily dismissed after that.
He comes after Rowan and in an uneasy truce Rowan and Rick
exchange emails. It surprises Rowan a short time later to
get a request from Rick. He needs her magic again. A very
ancient vampire has come to roost in his lair and won't go
away. Rick fears the old Drac wants to make a meal of the
young vamp. He must have Rowan free him once again.
I won't spoil all the great surprises in this book.
Morgan's writing is sassy, saucy and loaded with brilliant
wit, marking her as a writer in the Paranormal genre to
watch. Discover her now and you go have the pleasure of
turning all your vamp/paranormal friends onto this "super
new writer". They will thank you for it!
Reviewed by DeborahAnne MacGillivray
Posted November 29, 2004
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted January 14, 2007