06 November 2013

WAKE TO DARKNESS- MAGGIE SHAYNE



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ABOUT THE BOOK:

"Rachel de Luca's uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self-help celebrity. Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people's most carefully hidden secrets. But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep. As for Mason, he sees Rachel more clearly than she'd like to admit.

After a single night of adrenaline-fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance—until a string of murders brings them together again. Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.

As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies. Rachel knows she's a target. Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy her—or save them both and stop a killer?"




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


It was a sleepless night spent caring for a sick baby that jump-started New York Times Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne’s writing career.

A voracious reader and prolific writer from childhood, Maggie found herself without a book to read while coddling the colicky child.  So instead she began spinning a tale of her own, creating a plotline that evolved in her thoughts until, a few days later, she sat down and wrote the story in longhand.

Now the author of more than forty novels, ranging from stories about Witches, vampires, psychics and ghosts, to bone chilling, edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense and beyond.  The genres she has mastered include women’s fiction, category romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal fiction. Maggie has honed her lyrical prose and made a name for herself on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon.com, B.Dalton, Booksense, Ingram’s, Barnes and Noble, and Waldenbooks (where she reached #1) bestseller lists.

Maggie is the winner of numerous awards, including two Romantic Times Bookclub Career Achievement Awards, the National Readers Choice Award, and the coveted RITA Award, for which she was nominated twelve times before finally winning.

She has also written for CBS daytime dramas, Guiding Light and As the World Turns.  One of Maggie’s novels, Eternity, has been optioned for film.


Today, Maggie finds empowerment and solace in her spirituality and often believes her strong background in Wicca into her novels, creating intriguing characters and involving stories that sometimes (more often than not, in fact) take a walk on the mystical side.

For more about Ms. Shayne and a list of her published works, please visit her website:

http://maggieshayne.com/


MY REVIEW:

Pardon me if I gush.

This book. 

This book was amazing! And I was so darn lucky to be able to read the ARC.

Wake to Darkness actually follows the short novella, Dream of Danger (out now - e-book only). Although it is not completely necessary to read Dream of Danger, I think you should. Not only is it well written and fast paced, events in DOD are touched upon in Wake to Darkness. Another note is if you haven't read Sleep With the Lights On- you need to - not  only because it's a great book but otherwise you will be lost here in Wake to Darkness.

Wake to Darkness managed to have me on the edge of my seat- something that NEVER happens (anymore) when I read. The last book that caused this type of reaction in me was John Sandford's Winter Prey when I read it in the mid 1990's.

Wake to Darkness is a heart pounding novel. If I could have read it in one sitting- I would have. Trust me, once you start it you won't want to put it down unless it's to shout "Holy Crap" or something similar. 

Returning to Wake to Darkness are many of the characters from Sleep With the Lights On. Even Myrtle is back with all her bulldog charm. Again told in 1st Person POV from Rachel and  3rd person elsewhere, the style fits perfectly (although Dream of Danger is told entirely from Rachel's - 1st person POV).

In Wake to Darkness we really begin to see more of  who Rachel and Mason really are. Their relationship begins to develop more and the romantic element is more pronounced than it was in Sleep With the Lights On. 

Trust me when I say you don't want to miss this installment in this series. Not only is it so much better than Sleep With the Lights On (a very difficult task indeed) but it proves why Ms. Shayne deserves to be at the top of her genre.