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Danni was left at a daycare 20 years ago and never picked up. She was left feeling abandoned and developed trust issues. Sean Ballagh shows up on her doorstep, after she just had a vision of him taking her through her mother's last appearance on the island in Ireland. Sean in real time tells her that they've been looking for her for 20 years. Her mother and twin brothers disappearance were the scandal of the century. He tells her about her father, still on the island, and that he wants to take her back where she belongs. Her attraction to Sean is instantaneous, but she keeps him at arms length unable to trust him. While in her kitchen in Arizona Sean kisses Danni, suddenly she is waking up in Ireland on the secluded island..... Twenty Years in the past!! She learns to trust her visions and follow the trail to find out and stop what happened to her family and Sean's. This was an emotional ride... the pace quickens at the end. It isn't slow per se, isn't as fast as I like, but it didn't bother me. It was a very good, original story. I liked it a lot. I liked Danni learning of herself and her family, same with Sean. Sean's relationship with Danni is unique and intense. They must trust each other and help save one another. I would definitely read the second novel about Danni's twin brother, Rory.
Haunting Warrior (Haunting Series)
A fascinating blend of two kinds of magic: the magic of life and discovery, and the magical world of myth and legend. The normal and the paranormal. Erin Quinn has done it again as the reader becomes silent witness to both worlds.
Danni, an abandoned soul in the real world, is the catalyst that binds the story together. With no memory prior to the age of 5, she has been bumped from one foster family to another most of her life. Now as an adult is suddenly whisked away to Ireland on a voyage of self-discovery and history with little knowledge of how or why. Danni is special and is about to learn far more than she would like.
Erin Quinn has the ability to draw her audience with her through the normal and the paranormal fluidly. Her characters range from innocent to deranged, from old to young, and then there are the lovers, sensual and strong, yet fragile at the same time. Her ability to slip through time and space in her writing captured me and catapulted me into a place I'd never been. Dual characters put a different spin on the story of Danni's past and that of the young man in the normal world, who. suddenly appeared to bring her to this place. I don't want to write too much about the storyline itself. Be assured it is provocative and seductive, a very satisfying read. It also appears to be the beginning of an exciting series. I really enjoyed reading this book.
When two published authors highly recommended Erin Quinn's Haunting series to me, I knew I had to buy Haunting Beauty. I was instantly pulled into a mesmerizing, unique and colorful plot - transported to Ireland where I experienced every page with such intensity that I was even dreaming about Sean and Danni. Erin Quinn does not waste words. Her eloquent style describes everything fully and yet in a condensed manner that gives you everything you need to know and still keeps the action moving. I was getting very disappointed as I approached the end of the book because I didn't want this wonderful ride to end - and then I discovered Haunting Beauty was the first in the series. I immediately ordered the remaining three from amazon. I am so glad I discovered this author. She is fabulous - incredibly talented. You will love her books.
I had just finished a 6 book series set in the early 1850's so I was making heck of a shift when I started the "Mists of Ireland" series, but was well worth effort I loved this story! The depth and richness of the language, fullness of the plot and characters kept me fully involved from the 1st page to well after the last period was reached. Those twists and turns with time were a riot. I really enjoyed that and your premise that things could be changed was intriguing. That's what makes reading so much fun.
My next book will be Rory's story but I do know that I will be reading all of them before the summer ends. ~P~
I enjoyed this first book in Ms. Quinn's Mists of Ireland series. It is a paranormal romance with some interesting twists. There is a cast of compelling characters led by Danni Jones and Sean Ballagh. The story is at times baffling when no one seems to know what is going on including the main characters! It is also intriguing, sexy, dark, scary but ultimately satisfying. I liked the ending because it was not predicable and it fit the story. I look forward to reading Rory's (Danni's twin brother) book. The reader must pay close attention to what is going on. Sean and Danni will break your heart and have you cheering for a happy ending for them. Recommended!
I found the story of Sean and Danni to be thrilling and wonderful, but the journey to understanding what was going on was a little confusing and took a little effort to get to a point of having a true grip on what was happening around them...I did love the chemistry of the two characters from the beginning. They were extremely well developed and intriguing. A slower start to the story is worth pushing yourself through because once you enter the world of Danni Macgrath in ballyfionur you will not be able to put it down...
It definitely was a novel to base a series off of as its purpose is to set the tide of understanding the book of Fennor and the capabilities it has for the next two books as well. I accidentally read the second book in this series first and in so doing was a little lost in the connections of some of the characters and the mystery that is the book of Fennor, this book went a long way to clearing up some of those questions. The series is great and I am looking forward to reading the third installment...Haunting Desire.
Mysticism combined with romance wrapped up in a beautiful mist of Irish folklore and time travel. Wonderfully evocative writing. Characters that jump off the page. A plot that kept me guessing. A chemistry that smoldered. I was transported along with Danni and Sean to another time and place. My sole disappointment in this book was when the journey had to come to an end. I'm just glad to know that "Haunting Beauty" is only the first in a series of books about this family, their adventures through time and the evil Book of Fennore.