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Kate Wendley writes paranormal romance for those who love drama. Vampires, werewolves and more contend with hot tempers and incredible powers while bravely navigating the mysteries of finding love and acceptance in her urban fantasy series, A Forest of Darkness. Set in the City in a Forest, Atlanta, GA, it make you think twice about how well you really know your friends and neighbors. When Kates not busily writing about things that go bump in the night she enjoys watching sci-fi, campy horror movies and stand up comedies.

Darkhouse (Experiment in Terror #1) by Karina Halle

Usually there’s only one crazy main character…

I wasn’t expecting this sassy, crazy story based on the cover. The cover’s nice and spooky but doesn’t warn you that you’re in for a crazyfest! And in a good way! The hero and heroine are along the lines of Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Movie ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ (if you haven’t seen it yet, you need to see it!).


I couldn’t put this book down. Told from first person point of view, accidental ghost hunter Perry Palamino is a twenty two year old self-conscious, ghost seeing, crazy dream having woman who’s trying her hardest to have a normal life and not disappoint her parents after all she’s put them through with her past issues. After running into tall, dark and crazy Dex Foray, she starts to question if she can really keep being ‘normal’, or if she even wants to.


Dex is a thirty two year old cameraman for a company that makes low budget shows for the internet. He’s sick of the show he’s been working on, Wine Babes, a show where two hot girls tell the world what wines pair best with different fast foods. Unfortunately for Perry, one of the Wine Babes is Dex’s girlfriend.


After uncovering ghostly activity at a lighthouse on Perry’s uncle’s land, Dex wants to make a regular show of ghost hunting. But first they need to go back and get more footage from the lighthouse to put together a proper pilot episode. However, since Perry seems to be the one to bring the supernatural creepies out of hiding, she’s the one that keeps ending up in scary situations, and always fighting her problem of having frequent panic attacks.


Between the craziness of the two lead characters, Perry’s relatable fear of looking like an idiot to someone she finally cares if she looks like an idiot to, and the creepiness of the spooks Perry encounters, this is a really fun, quirky, interesting story. I found myself crying at some of Perry’s troubles, then laughing out loud at her experiences with Dex. And then I immediately bought the next 2 books and novella in this great series by Karina Halle. Highly recommend!


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