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Thursday 8 March 2012

Guardian ~ Creepy Hollow REVIEW

In March 2012 Rachel Morgan is launching her paranormal fantasy series, with a touch of romance, entitled CREEPY HOLLOW. It is a YA paranormal fantasy series of novelette length that will be published in ebook form each month, beginning in March 2012.

Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. These days, in between teaching mathematics to high school children, she writes fiction for young adults.

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone. She’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until one of her assignments, a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her, follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion. The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm. Easy, right? But Nate and Vi are about to land themselves in even bigger trouble and it’ll take all Vi’s training to get them out alive.

I was lucky enough to be given a preview copy of the first installment GUARDIAN to present my review below:

So have you read it yet?
Does this review make you want to read it?

Rachel Morgan will be giving an Author Interview
HERE on 13th March.
NB: Rather than one long post, there will be 4-5 separate, shorter posts
appearing at 2 minute intervals on the day with the last one for commenting.
How does that sound?

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  1. Thanks so much for the review, Madeleine! And it was perfect that you added in my response to that specific interview question. I hope you enjoy the next installment when it's out next month :-)

  2. Good luck Rachel! Madeleine - I love how you presented your guest blog post! Wonderful and very unique!

    Take care

  3. Good luck to Rachel, her book, and the blog tour! And that's an interessting and effective way to separate the posts.

    Uh oh. I see your Word Verification (WV) is still on. I'm on a mission to rid the world of this unnecessary evil frustration! Please stop by my blog and select the How To Turn Off Your Word Verification tab and help make the world a better place one blog at a time.

  4. What a great review and I've read equally nice things. I'll have to check it out.

  5. Sorry Stephen, it helps me sift away the anonymous spammers from my list of commenters, so I switch it back on periodically for some peace!

  6. Old Kitty - it is a really great way of presenting a review, isn't it :-)

    Kelley, Stephen, Miranda - thank you!

  7. Yes! You nailed it with your review! Awesome job Rachel! I have seen nothing but rave reviews for her!

  8. I think that's kind of a neat idea to go back and release a story in installments. E-books/readers seem to be the perfect vehicle for it too.

    Good luck with the project!

  9. This sounds exciting! How long do we have to wait between installments?

  10. Sounds like an interesting book. I'm looking forward to reading it.


  11. Thanks, Colene!

    L.G. Smith, I'm glad you like the idea. And it's true that e-readers are the perfect vehicle for this. It wouldn't really work with traditional print publishing.

    Carol, you only have to wait a month between installments (well, that's the current plan!).

    Gina, thanks for leaving a comment :-)

  12. The project sounds wonderful, and I love the idea of presenting the story in installments. Shades of the old cliffhanger serials shown in the movie theaters. Ahem, not that I'm old enough to remember them, of course...

    Oh, and Madeleine, you don't have to put out a new post every two minutes. That sounds like too much trouble. Put it all out there, and we'll just read a few lines at a time.

  13. Congrats to Rachel! I'm starting to hear a buzz about her new book. Excellent.

  14. Well-written review! And I was lucky enough to read and review before GUARDIAN came out too. I loved it, especially the voice. I can't wait to the next installment.

  15. Yep, I've read it - and reviewed it today - and loved it. I would also say that some novels have serious cliffhangers if they're part of a series, so...yeah. :P

  16. Susan, this could definitely be called a "cliffhanger serial"!

    M Pax, I'm so glad you can say you're starting to hear a "buzz" about the book :-)

    Cherie & Trisha, your reviews made me SO happy, thank you!

    Madeleine, Susan is right that it sounds like a lot of trouble to do the interview in separate posts. Why not save yourself the added stress and do it in one go? :-)

  17. Hi Rachel.
    It's no extra work and is already pre-scheduled. It will be interesting to see how it works.

  18. Rachel is everywhere these days! Go Rachel!

    I haven't read it yet, but it's definitely on my list.

  19. I love the idea of the full story coming in installments! So clever!

  20. Talli - I sure am getting around ;-)

    Peggy - glad you like the idea :-)

  21. One thing I love about your blog Madeleine is that you put as much thought into presentation as you do to content. I already know I want to read this book, but I want to read your interview too :-)

  22. Sarah - You're right about the presentation on this blog. I'm looking forward to seeing how Madeleine puts my interview together :-)


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