WAKING THE DEAD
The Hounds of Annwyn, Book 1
Rating: 4 Cups
Miriam Spencer is a witch with no discernable powers. She works in her mother’s shop and has lived as an outsider in the witch community for her whole life. She is small, gentle, and very pretty.
Adrian Mason is the leader of the Hellhounds. They are shapeshifters who guard the world from the spirit realm. He is forbidden from having a relationship with a witch but is strangely, and strongly, attracted to Miriam.
There is a dangerous demon on the loose in the small upstate New York community that is home to the Hellhounds and Witches. A reliable witness and victim has named Miriam as the necromancer who summoned the demon. Miriam, however, is unable to cast the required spell. Adrian is forced to take her into custody until he can uncover the truth, but he is puzzled by his intense attraction to Miriam.
This is an interesting tale with a new paranormal hero. The author’s depiction of the hellhound put a new spin on a previously secondary and often villainous paranormal creature. Adrian is a very attractive alpha hero with a strong sense of honor. Miriam has been kept in the dark about many things, but is by no means a weakling heroine. The villain of the piece is pretty easy to pick out, but bringing a villain to justice is not always easy, even when you know their identity.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More