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Friday, October 30, 2015

Book Review: The Guardian of Blackbird Inn by Kerry Adrienne

The Guardian of Blackbird Inn (Wicked Tales)
by Kerry Adrienne

October 1st 2015 by ARe Books
Saving the inn might mean losing her life.

Sophia Yates travels to the famed and haunted Blackbird Inn to help its mysterious owner, Garren Amsel, research its history. The state wants to claim eminent domain and take the property, but the historical inn has been in Garren’s family for generations and he can’t bear to lose it.

After learning the truth behind the inn’s biggest mystery, and why Garren stays, saving Blackbird Inn may cost Sophia her life. How far will she go to protect him?

Days before Halloween, attorney Sophia Yates journeys to historic Blackbird Inn to help owner Garren Amsel save his inn from pending state seizure. Perched on a New England mountainside, the inn is beautiful yet unsettling and Sophia isn’t long into her stay when she realizes the inn is steeped in paranormal activity. By the time Sophia realizes all is not as it seems, she’s deeply invested in the inn and its dark and mysterious inn keeper.

This story is entertainingly charming. I enjoyed the setting of an historic inn and the vivid imagery associated with fall. Cozy fireside teatime contrasts nicely with ghostly visions and whispers. The romance between Garren and Sophia is nicely developed, given the length of the text, and tastefully described. Expect a typical paranormal romance story arc, though. Guardian of Blackbird Inn is entertaining but not innovative.

I’m going to make a humble suggestion. Halloween night, siphon some candy from the supply, pair it with a nice glass of wine (see this invaluable infographic and, in between trick or treaters, take in this sexy ghost story. A slight 75 pages, it’s an easy investment and the setting is perfect for a Halloween read.

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About the Author:
Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar.

Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson.

You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon.

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