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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Book Review and Tour GIveaway: Hallowed Eve by Suza Kates

This is page turning romantic suspense perfect to read in October!

by Suza Kates
  • File Size: 1543 KB
  • Print Length: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Icasm Press (September 18, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043M4RP0
Genre: Thriller, Romantic Suspense
My rating: 4.25 of 5.0.

Book Description
Publication Date: September 18, 2010
Something terrible happened in Pine Creek.

Eve Taylor must return home for her grandmother’s funeral but has every intention of making it a short visit. Too many memories live in the small town where she grew up, memories of a Halloween best forgotten.

Trey Rainwater has been waiting for Eve. He knows she’ll be staying for longer than she’d planned and has every intention of making sure she does. He has a promise to keep.

Eve and Trey find themselves thrown into a deadly combination of riddles, murder, and a love that won’t be denied. As the moon hovers in the October sky and Halloween grows closer, Eve must fight her own personal demons while learning to trust the man who protects her.

The past has come back to life, and a killer is stalking the small town of Pine Creek. He’s waiting for his Hallowed Eve.

Eve had a traumatic experience as a child that has left her frightened of basements and reluctant to join in Halloween events. Because of the terrible association she has stayed away from her childhood home for years. She has returned to town for a short visit upon the death of her grandmother only to learn that to inherit her grandmother’s home she must live there for a year. She realizes that she cannot let the property pass from her family so she determines to stay and begin a catering business from the house.

Eve is surprised and pleased to meet her new neighbor, a very handsome and fit young man, Trey. He quickly becomes a friend she can rely on as he commits to keeping her safe. But Eve doesn’t know that Trey has made a promise to watch over her.

As soon as Eve begins to settle in she begins to get letters with cryptic poems and riddles. At first she hopes they are for someone else but soon she accepts that they are for her and to her dismay she and Trey realize that they are connected to murders that are taking place. But the killer is obsessed with the one who got away - Eve. Eve has to face her greatest nightmares while Trey tries to protect her from the stalking killer of her past and now present.

I was quickly absorbed by the clear, crisp writing and the mystery of the story. Although we know that Eve suffered a terrible trauma as a child, Ms. Kates pulls the reader along in the suspense as the full nature of the attack is not revealed until well into the book.  Trey is a wonderful hero and the attraction and growing relationship between them is very nicely handled - very sensual without being too graphic. There are  secrets, honesty and trust issues that create good conflict and tension along with the danger that stalks Eve. I really appreciated how Eve finally decided to claim her life by throwing her own Halloween party.

The cover looks spooky and although there is a horrible killer, this is not horror. The action and pacing are good. The characters are strong and likeable and the suspense carries through to the end. I highly recommend this to readers who like good romantic suspense and mystery thrillers.

I received this eBook from the author for an honest review and to participate in a blog tour promoting her upcoming release.

Suza Kates is the author of The Savannah Coven series. She currently has 6 books published in the series with Book 7, "Suffering of a Witch”, due to be released on October 20th.
You can check out my review of the 1st book in the series: Whisper of a Witch.

Learn more about Suza Kates and her books at these links.

On each blog, one commenter will be chosen at random and will receive a prize package containing two signed books. One book will be from another romance author who signed at this year’s RWA conference and one from me. Each package will also contain some swag from various authors.


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  2. This sounds like something that I would enjoy very much. Suza Kates is a new author to me. I'm going to check out her other books and add this one to my list to get. Thanks for sharing this review.

  3. It does sound suspenseful. A good book for Halloween.

    1. Hi Linda! I'm a Halloween junkie and really enjoyed writing this book. Thanks for commenting!

  4. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  5. I really want to read this book. Sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Very nice review

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  7. Okay guys, now that all the comments are in, the winner is... Meghan! Congratulations!
    Thank you all for stopping buy, and there will be more blog stops during October. I hope you keep following, and the stops will be listed on my website!

  8. It sounds kind of spooky, but I love the suspense. It sounds like a great story, one that is just right to read for Halloween. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  9. I like reading mystery, thriller and suspense stories, the name bewitching capture my attention, must be a good mystery and suspense story. Wish I win it to have a chance at reading it.

  10. I love suspense stories with added romance. Looking for to reading this!


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