Published by Omnific Publishing on December 15, 2015
Series: Eerie #1
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Source: ecopy from Publisher
Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.
When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.
"EERIE, full of voice and romance, is a thrilling and beautifully crafted story that had me up late, racing through the pages to get to the end. " - Author Brenda Drake
Eerie is the first book in a new adult paranormal series, by the same name, by C.M. McCoy. I think this is a must read series for any fans of paranormal romances. It has everything I love in my paranormal reads, a great mixture of interesting creatures, a para science school, awesome characters and an even better romances. In a world where paranormals exist along side people, and sometimes they know about them and sometimes they don’t. (I found that to be a little confusing. at first, it didn’t seem like the people in Halie’s hometown knew about paranormal creatures, but all of hte new students- even the geology students and pre-med students at her university did seem to know, and no one thought it was out of the ordinary. So I guess you have to be in the know…to know.)
One of my favorite aspects of Eerie is the relationship between Asher and Halie, and Fin and Halie. Yes, there is a love triangle in this book. (and no I will not really be talking about it. I am going to hold off until book 2. :p) Asher is such a complicated being, and I found him realy fascinating. He is an envoy (which is explained in detail in the story) but one of the fascinating things about Envoys is that they are incapable of feeling emotions, however; the longer they have remained on earth, they have been “corrupted” by all of the emotions in the humans surrounding them. Asher loves Halie, but he is completely unused to feeling anything at all, so watching him try and cope with the whole range of emotions that go along with loving someone, both the good and the bad, was a really great aspect of the story for me.
My heart broke for Halie. Eerie starts out with a huge tragedy for her. Her sister, Holly is murdered right before Halie finds out that they were both accepted into Bear Towne University in Middle of Nowhere, Alaska (no really, that is the location) The beginning was very sad, and hard to read for me, but the book peps up and picks up when Halie is on her way to school. From there on out, the story’s pace picked up, and I could not put the book down.
Halie is an interesting character. She is very obviously a sweet girl, but I did want to see her get a little more assertive. I thought she took everything in stride, just a little too well. If I were her, I would have been more than a little surprised with everything going on around me and I would have demanded more answers from Asher, and more certainly from Fin- given that she grew up with him. I would have forced him to tell me what the heck was going on. But Halie is much more patient than I would have been. Then again, I think that is what made her so special. I really liked her.
Bottom line: Eerie is a must read for lovers of paranormal romances. You will love the array of creatures and characters. Author C.M. McCoy does a really great job creating a whole new world of terminology, creature characteristics and the story line is a real winner. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I think it is only going to get better in the next book. I can’t wait to read it!
☆ Eerie is soon to be featured in a multi-page interview with author C.M McCoy in a spring issue of PEOPLE Magazine!
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