Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Review: Immortal Eclipse by Sherry Soule

Published: June 7, 2013
Publisher: Disenchanted Publishing
Format: eARC
My rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars
 
Synopsis from Goodreads:
 
Mystery, Murder, Manolo Blahnik

A devoted fashionata and practical New Yorker, Skylar Blackwell doesn’t believe in the supernatural—until she inherits Summerwind Mansion. . . .

When her uncle is brutally murdered, and the cops seem uninterested in following up the case, Skylar journeys to California to seek answers. Her search for clues is soon overshadowed by haunting nightmares of a young woman also murdered in the house.

Now the inhabitants of Summerwind are mysteriously dying, leaving no evidence as to how or why, and Skylar finds herself in a deadly race against time to expose the killer—before they strike again.

Armed with only wit and Pradas, Skylar begins questioning the servants, but the growing list of suspects includes the sexy and brooding caretaker, Dorian, a man desperately trying to forget his tragic past. And a major distraction for Skylar.

Determined to play detective—instead of the fashion police—and unravel the dark history of the mansion, Skylar is plunged into an otherworldly mystery that not even she can explain away. As the boundaries between reality and dreams blur, Skylar’s greatest challenge is to stay alive long enough to learn the truth.
 
Immortal Eclipse is a novel cloaked in mystery and rife with unexpected concepts! Sherry Soule has pieced together a story that is part murder mystery and part romance, with a little extra something thrown in to give you literary whiplash!
 
Skylar is the heroine of this novel and she's a strong-willed fashionista that is quite likable. The book centers around her traveling to California after she inherits her late uncle's estate. Sky has some unexplained occurrences before her trip to CA, and to say that her experiences intensify after her arrival at her uncle's mansion is an understatement!
 
The circumstances surrounding the death of her relative are bizarre and frightening enough, but when Sky comes into contact with the eclectic group of people staffing her new home, things get even crazier. Some of these characters were sinister and downright creepy! I really never knew who to trust.
 
This was definitely a stimulating read for me in the fact that I was trying to play detective right along with Sky as she searched for clues as to who possibly murdered her uncle. As the facts finally started to add up, the plot seemed to thicken even further, and I was pretty impressed by the outcome!
 
The only thing that bugged me off and on throughout the book was the back and forth between Sky and her love interest, Dorian. Dorian is a dreamy fellow, but every time things seemed to heat up between him and Sky, it was like ice water rained down upon them, crushing their connection. I know why things played out the way they did, but I can't help but wish I got a little more from them. I'm greedy like that! Hehe...
 
But seriously, this is an interesting novel to check out if you're a fan of unique concepts, hot men, spunky women, and a plot that will keep you guessing!

*Special thanks to Sherry Soule for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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