immediately loved both Finn and Megan. I liked the depth between them and the way the author kept us guessing who was really the satanists.
The first part did drag a bit, but once you get towards the end you realize there was a reason she had to tell the backstory, and a reason for the tension between the two main characters.
I hope to see more of Finn and Megan and definitely advise anyone looking for a good mystery with some romance to pick this up and read it.
Megan and Finn Douglas perform their musical act in Salem, Massachusetts hotel during Halloween week. Instead of a warm return home for Megan, who once lived here, nightmares plague her. She dreams that Finn is evil and wants to harm her. Sex after they fall asleep turns very rough and frightens Megan. At the same time, Megan hears tales about the history of Salem besides the highly publicized historical witch-hunt. She learns that at one time Satanists attempted several times to bring forth the demon Bac-Dal. Several people including her cousin warns her that Finn is evil.
Finn worries about his wife and the strange occurrences including a weird fog that engulfs them. He calls an acquaintance from New Orleans, Lucian, who arrives faster than a human could, comes to help. Lucien and his friends struggle to keep Megan and Finn safe, but against what and who are unknown.
Though ALL HOLLOW'S EVE takes time to set the cast and location, once the troubles begin, this becomes an engaging paranormal romance.
I love this series, however I could not get into this book. The first four books where so good, that I read them in 1-2 sittings. This took me about a month to get through. The premise is promising - witchcraft, vampires, Salem...what more could you ask for?? The second part of the book did pick up more speed and the author kept you guessing at who the "villian" was. So, I will give it another read through because I do love this series so much and enjoyed Kiss of Darkness (under Heather Graham) and just picked up Blood Red (also under the name of Heather Graham) book number 8 in the series.
Horror, suspense, witchcraft, mystery: Takes place in modern day Salem MA,
Excellent! Full of twists and turns.
Another fabulous Shannon Drake book! :) Although this book starts out a bit...different....it quickly turns into one worth reading! :)
The tree lined streets and mystical shops of Salem, Massachusetts resonate with a seductive and brutal history. Megan O'Casy and her husband Finn, have returned to the home of her ancestors. But from the moment they arrive, Finn seems to be changing before her eyes.
I've been to Salem around Halloween and stayed in a very old bed & breakfast inn. Reading The Awakening felt like I was there again. I read into the wee hours of the morning I was so engrossed.
A married couple travels to Salem, MA to get aquainted with her family. Something sinster is lurking!
good vamp book in her series
I could not get into to this book.
Skimmed the book. For some reason I lost interest in the story line. I expected more. I usually keep books by this author, but I do not want this one.
From the back cover:
... from the moment [Megan O'Casey and her husband, Finn] arrive in Salem, Finn seems different - sensual beyond belief one moment; cold and ruthless the next... Megan must soon face the fact that something powerful is rising, a malevolence that may already have claimed Finn for its own... As the night of the full moon approaches, Megan senses that she, too, is in great danger. Sinister forces seem to be bringing her closer to darkness in a centuries-old ritual that music cannot tame... and time cannot conquer...