Series: The Bloodstone Legacy #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
One town.Three families.A secret that refuses to stay buried.Now the deadly legacy passes to a new generation.
After her aunt's untimely death, Reese Everett is summoned to Devil's Vale, Georgia. Colton Waters is returning home for an entirely different reason. Their lives soon become entangled as a generations-old secret comes to light.
Winner of the 2014 YARWA Rosemary Award for Excellence in New Adult Fiction
Here They Lie
Here they lie took me by surprise for sure. I really loved the characters. Reece is an anthropology student with a ‘gift’. And I love that her family leads haunted tours in NOLA. That was just sort of an ironic twist! Reece was engaging as a female lead because she was average. The narrator didn’t go on about how hot she was, how beautiful, etc. She was a bookish college student who didn’t date. She heads back to her small hometown of Devils Vale to take care of her aunt’s estate after she passes. Colton was a PERFECT hero. Not an alpha man whore!!!! Its so nice to have a hero that you don’t have to ‘grow to love’ you know? The plot moves along nicely and you are kept in the dark about a LOT! This was one of those books were I was getting nervous near the end. My kindle told me I only had 12 pages left and there was just not enough time to wrap everything up! So, while I wouldn’t call the ending a ‘cliffhanger’ per se, you certainly still have so many questions. To me, these are the perfect endings to a book in a series. You get a sense of satisfaction because the major drama is wrapped up, but you still have enough questions that you will continue reading.
Note: While there is a love connection between Reece and Colton in Here They Lie, there is nothing beyond kissing in this book. This is another book I will probably share with my HS students because its written well and will keep them reading, but it isn’t smutty (I appreciate that! Nothing wrong with smutty if thats your thing but its nice to have great, well written, non smutty options!)
D’Ann Burrow, author of Here They Lie, once told her preschool teacher she wanted to be a witch when she grew up. That simple comment signaled the start of a life-long fondness of things that go bump in the night. As she grew older, she could most often be found with her nose buried in a book, and she was especially fond of the Nancy Drew series as well as anything by Christopher Pike or Stephen King. Occasionally she’d take a trip to the world of the classics where The Scarlet Pimpernel and A Little Princess reigned among her favorites. She’s lost count of the times she’s read Little Women.
Today, D’Ann enjoys the world of Supernatural, stories about guys with fangs, and she’s seldom met a disaster film she hasn’t liked. When she grows up, she’d like to work at the Haunted Mansion. Until then, watching Ghost Hunters will have to count as research.
D’Ann writes about secrets people keep. Even the bravest heroine or a guy with a heart of gold has a few skeletons in the closet they’d rather not share with the world. When those secrets get out, things get interesting.
A Texas native, she knows making great guacamole is an art form. As a theater mom, she’ll happily chat about Broadway musicals by the hour. Molly and Lizzie, the family furry ones, are frequent stars of her Instagram account.
Great review! I like how atmospheric and creepy this sounds! I love a good mystery novel, and just the right time of the year for one, too! 🙂
Yes, this book is perfect for October!! Just the right amount of mystery and creepy! I really did enjoy it a great deal! Can’t wait for the next one!