{Kindle Kandy} No. 8

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Kindle Kandy is a Friday weekly bookish feature hosted by The Book Dame. We scan our shelves and eReaders to rediscover books that we own but have not read, to this point little more than shelf or Kindle Kandy.

The Will by Kristen Ashley



Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.

I have a lot of friends on Goodreads who rave about this author. I’ve only read two of her books in the past, and really enjoyed them both. I admit that the length of her books are intimidating, and her writing style is so different that I really need to be in the mood for it. I’m keeping this book on my list in hopes the mood will strike some day!

Dark House by Karina Halle



There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twentysomething, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts. Luckily for her, that all comes in handy when she stumbles across Dex Foray, an eccentric producer for an upcoming webcast on ghost hunters. Even though the show’s budget is non-existent and Dex himself is a maddening enigma, Perry is instantly drawn into a world that both threatens her life and seduces her with a sense of importance. Her uncle’s haunted lighthouse provides the perfect catalyst and backdrop for a horrific mystery that unravels the threads of Perry’s fragile sanity and causes her to fall for a man, who, like the most dangerous of ghosts, may not be all that he seems.

I love creepy books, that’s no secret. I’ve heard from so many readers that this is a really great series. It seems like the perfect series to get lost in right around Halloween, which is my favorite holiday. 🙂


Have you read either of these books? What did you think?




8 thoughts on “{Kindle Kandy} No. 8

  1. Maria D. says:

    I haven’t read either book yet or either author but I do have several Kristen Ashely books I need to read and I’ve heard great things about Karina Halle so I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on them when you do get a chance to read them

  2. Suzi Q, The Book Dame says:

    The Will sounds like good stuff. I can relate to Josephine as far as her grandmother being her “go to”. I think that is the same author who wrote a motorcycle club romance that didn’t do it for me like it did for so many others, but this book sounds very different.
    Dark House sounds good! I love a good creepy read too, and I haven’t seen this series.

  3. Kathy says:

    I’ve read both of these and really liked them both. Darkhouse is a good one that I want to re-read at some point because I think I could get more out of it than I did, even though I enjoyed it. The Will is very different from KA’s other books. There were a few things in the writing that put me off but I loved the concept of the story. It was very different for that author. You should definitely give them a try.

  4. The Bibliophile Babe says:

    Karina Halle is my all time favorite author!
    Darkhouse is her first book, self published and to be honest, it’s not her best. I nearly didn’t pick up the second book in the series (Red Fox, which was so, so creepy) because I didn’t really like anyone and the story was choppy for me. I’m so glad I continued, though! Each book got better and better, and it’s my favorite series of all time. The character development is amazing (not just for the heroine, but for most side characters, too), the romance is white hot and isn’t insta-love, it’s creepy as hell and surprisingly thought provoking.
    KH’s Artist Trilogy, Dirty Angels, and Love, in English/Love, in Spanish are phenomenal, too. Her other contemporaries are fun, enjoyable and easy to read, but they can’t hold a candle to those books.

    ….I’ll shut up now. :p

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