Friday, March 26, 2010

Book review: Haunting Beauty by Erin Quinn/ Book giveaway contest

This is a new author for me which is always exciting. Even better when i like the book they've written. Haunting Beauty is the first in a series. It came out in August of 2009 but i just came across it recently. If you are a fan of paranormal this is a book you should check out. If you've never read a paranormal perhaps it is time to try one.

Let's start with a excerpt from Haunting Beauty.


A mysterious stranger . . .

Danni Jones believed everything about her past—that she was an unwanted child abandoned by her mother. That she was an outcast set apart by her clairvoyance. That she was alone. Then came the stranger. Dangerously seductive Sean Ballagh appears out of nowhere with a startling story that will challenge everything Danni thought was true.

A lost woman . . .

He claims that Danni’s family has been searching for her ever since she disappeared twenty years ago. He’s come to bring her home to Ireland. But Danni fears there’s more to his story than he dares to reveal. And the only way to find out is by following Sean back in time, to a forgotten past, to a world where nothing is what it seems.

A terrifying legacy . . .

Now, in a land where the mystical and the occult are as vivid as the emerald fields, Danni must rewrite history to save her family, to fight a force more evil than she ever imagined, and to reunite with the one man she was destined for—or live forever in time as nothing more than an ethereal memory, a tragic and haunting beauty…

There is a whole lot going on in this book. Time travel, ghosts, romance and love, mystery and intrigue. This book will keep you guessing all through out. I've read alot of paranormal books but this one is different from anything I've read before. It's is NOT predictable at all which is great. Like i said it keeps you guessing. The 2nd book in the series Haunting Warrior comes out May 4th.

That means you need to read Haunting Beauty by may 4th if you want to dive right into Haunting Warrior. lol Haunting Warrior will be about Rory Danni's twin brother. You can read chapter one of both Haunting Beauty and Haunting Warrior by going to Erin Quinn's website by clicking here. I will admit one thing. When i got this book i wasn't sure I'd like it by reading the back i wasn't sure i was in the mood for the dark element i felt would be in this book. I did finally decide to get started and try and it and well i was sucked in quite fast. lol Didn't want to put it down. I wanted to sneak to the last pages to see what happens. Thing is with a book like this it won't really help you at all. You have to read the entire thing from start to finish to get the answers you want. I give this book 5 our of 5 modokker book pick stars. Loved it and would recommend it to anyone. Give it a try.

Erin Quinn has graciously decided to provide one of her book to a random commentor to this blog entry. She is offering a autographed copy of either Echos or Whispers written as Erin Grady. Just leave a comment telling me what the name of Erin Quinn next book in this series is called. Really simple it can be found on this page. Don't forget to leave your email address so i can contact you or check back for your name to see if you're a winner. Book will be sent to you by Erin Quinn herself. Contest ends April 1st!


  1. Lisa, thank you so much! What a great review! 5 and of 5. You made my whole week! I left you a message on FB, but drop me a line if you'd like to run a contest. :) and click contact to reach me. :)

  2. Answer : Haunting Desire

    I love Erin's writing and am looking forward to her upcoming release.

    Happy Reading

  3. Anna that is the 3rd book. I meant the next book that is due out in May. Although i bet many are looking forward to the 3rd book as well!


  4. Hi Lisa - great review, I think I need to read these books! It's got all the elements I love - mystery, paranormal and romance!


  5. Oops, I forgot to add the asnwer is Haunting Warrior!

  6. Answer: Haunting Warrior

    I can't wait to read this book, I love Erin writing.

  7. Answer: Haunting Warrior

    Wow, great reivew!!! I love romance novels of all kinds and I would to try this book!!! Count me in please!!!

    mitzihinkey at sbcglobal dot net

  8. Hello! Thanks for a great review and giveaway. The "haunting" story lines are quite intriguing! The next book, coming out in May, is "Haunting Warrior". I'd love to win Erin's book!

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  9. Hi Lisa,
    I saw your post on FB about your blog. It looks good and I'll definitely check back to see what you're reading and recommending. I'll be sure to add this to my books to read list.

    Answer: Haunting Warrior

  10. Thanks Sarah. I love to talk about books. When i review something i always add it to my facebook page as well.

    Good luck!


  11. looks like a great book. I love discovering new authors.

  12. Haunting Warrior is her next book and looks just as good as Haunting Beauty. Great review and can't wait to read. Maybe I will be the lucky one to win..LOL...Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  13. Haunting Warrior is Erin Quinn's next book

    I'm going to pick up Haunting Beauty before heading to the beach. I know I will enjoy Erin Quinn's writing since we have the same taste in books. Bring on Spring Break and reading for pleasure!

    rnaclark at msn dot com

  14. Haunting Warrior
    Thanks, Barbara