Dark and Deadly Things

Dark and Deadly ThingsDark and Deadly Things by Kelly Martin
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal

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Summary

It is a strange feeling in life to watch your ghost hunter of a father live on TV while eating popcorn next to your dead mother.
That’s not entirely true. It is a strange feeling to be sure and my mother is most assuredly dead. But she isn’t next to me. She’s across the room, standing between the old mahogany grandfather clock that needs to be dusted and the old cabinet television that belonged to my grandma in the eighties. It doesn’t work anymore, the television that is. Now the cabinet is used as a stand for the newer TV version, one that you don’t have to get up and change the channels on.
~*~*~I watched them die. I watched them all die, and I could say nothing as my father was accused of the crime. Only he didn't do it. The black shadow did... only no one will ever believe me.
And then there is Abel Hale. His entire family died at the hand of the black shadow, and he thinks I can help him get revenge.
If I could do that, I'd already gotten it. As it is, I go with Abel because it is the easiest thing to do.
Nothing is ever easy.
Seeing ghosts is a curse, but Abel's curse is something I never expected, something I fear.... something I can never trust.
Only he's all I have.
And I'm the only thing standing between him and the truth.

Also by this author: Heartless, Soulless (Heartless, #2), Breathless (Heartless #3), Reckless (Heartless, #4)

The Review

Ok, I am a wussie. I admit it. I don’t like to read horror books. There I said it.

So, I was worried about reading that particular genre for the 50 Book Challenge. But, I did it. Of course, it did help that it as written by one of my new favorite authors, Kelly Martin. And in fact, I liked it so much, I read the rest in the series. (The ones that were available anyway.

I love the way these books began. They follow the daughter of a TV ghost hunter, who can actually see ghosts. She used to help her father, but recent events caused her to leave. She then, goes on to do some ghost hunting herself, with an unexpected side-kick. Each book in the series deals with the over-all mystery of who killed her mom, as well as a ghostly situation particular to that book.

I love how the over-all plot line proceeds within each book, and I can NOT wait until May when the latest one comes out. I am dying to know more.

The Other Books in the Series

Dark and Deadly ThingsDark and Devious Things (Dark Things Book 2) by Kelly Martin
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal

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four-stars

Summary

Darkness is devious.

Now that Abel Hale and Elise Morgan have been forced to hunt ghosts for Silas Ford's television show, things are about to get all kinds of freaky.

Their first case involves Shonda King, a mother in Kentucky whose friendly childhood ghost has turned into an adult nightmare. Shonda, terrified for the safety of her family, wants Abel and Elise to get rid of the ghost-- by any means necessary.

Sarah, though, is much more powerful than Abel and Elise realize. She's a doppelganger who can make herself into anyone-- anything.

When you have as much baggage as Abel and Elise have, that is not a good thing.

Locked down for forty-eight hours, can Abel and Elise fight through all of Sarah's tricks? Or will their two days of terror be enough to end their partnership-- and their lives-- forever?

Also by this author: Heartless, Soulless (Heartless, #2), Breathless (Heartless #3), Reckless (Heartless, #4)
Dark and Deadly ThingsDark and Dreadful Things (Dark Things Book 3) by Kelly Martin
Genres: Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal

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four-stars

Summary

You can't believe everything you see.

Reeling from the events that took place at the King House, Abel Hale and Elise Morgan have been sent to a new haunting at the house of Cody Cain. Except thanks to overhearing a private conversation between Abel and the evil Silas Ford, Elise isn't sure she can trust Abel, much less work with him. That fact breaks her heart because she had begun having real feelings for him, feelings that won't go away no matter how much she tries.

As a former frat house, Cody's home has seen its share of good times. It has also seen its share of pain, suffering, and death. Six months ago, the paranormal activity in the house skyrocketed, forcing Cody to ask for help from the producers of Dark and Deadly Things, namely Silas.

The house is something Elise has never seen before. The walls move, time jumps in and out, and nothing is ever the same. It is as if the house is in a time loop, moving and swaying from past to present. Caught in the loop is the ghost of Andrew Scott (no relation to the actor). He has his own secrets and a connection to Elise that will rock her already upended world.

With two days to find out what is going on at the Cain house, Abel and Elise have to use every trick they've learned so far to not only figure out what exactly is going on, but what it means to for them.

Because something evil has taken residence at the Cain house, something that knows Abel and Elise all too well.

Also by this author: Heartless, Soulless (Heartless, #2), Breathless (Heartless #3), Reckless (Heartless, #4)

 

four-stars

About Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin is an Amazon bestseller and award-winning author. She loves abandoned house photography, ghost stories, and trying to figure out what goes bump in the night.

She lives in the heart of Middle Tennessee, where all the cool ghost stories happen.

Kelly loves supernatural TV shows, watching horror gamers on youtube, and driving around taking pictures of abandoned houses. All of which would make you assume Kelly is very brave… you’d be very wrong. She has to watch Sherlock safely behind her fingers at times.

She has been married for over ten years, has three little girls, and a one-eyed cat named Sam.

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