Monday, October 22, 2012

Review: Hacienda Moon by KaSonndra Leigh

Title: Hacienda Moon
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date : August 28, 2012
Reviewer: Jasmyn

Love, obsession, and betrayal, the most powerful human emotions, are spun together in this gothic novel. Tandie Harrison is a police medium who has just suffered a divorce after losing both her psychic visions and her daughter in a car accident. When she leaves New York City to start a new life near her hometown, she moves into the alluring plantation house, Chelby Rose, and falls for its charismatic caretaker, Eric Fontalvo. Their burgeoning affair ignites a centuries old curse, ensnaring them in a web of danger, deceit, and intrigue. Soon Tandie learns that in placid Bolivia, the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected.

Hacienda Moon is a seductive tale of one woman’s journey to confront the demons of her past and find the courage to face her future. It is a mesmerizing novel that explores the deepest depths of human nature, and the characters will hold and haunt you long after you have read the final chapter.

This is one of the best books I have read since joining the Bitten team.  The story of Tandie Harrison and the house known as Chelby Rose is intriguing and beautiful.  Tandie is a lost psychic and well known author.  She feels called to the Chelby Rose and hopes it will help her find her way back to her visions and into a new life.  Tandie gets all she wishes for and more when she finds herself caught up in a 300 year old curse.  Eric Fontalvo is hired to help Tandie clean the Chelby Rose up and bring her back to her once glorious appearance.  But Eric's family is the one that is cursed.  Tandie and Eric need to find a way to break the curse to help the Chelby Rose, themselves, and the entire area.

While this wasn't a scorcher with lots of heated scenes, the underlying love that grows between Tandie and Eric is amazing.  Their relationship doesn't come wham-bam-thank-you-mam style, but slowly grows and develops as they both feel an irresistable pull to spend time together.  With many qualities you find in a good paranormal thriller, the curse takes on a life of its own, blurring the line between the real world and the spirit world.  It's time for the curse to be broken, but will Eric and Tandie find a way in time.

The writing of Hacienda Moon was fun to read.  The world came alive (along with the ghosts of the past) and the story unfolded in an amazing and natural way.  I was very excited by the ending and couldn't put it down to save my life!!!

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