Haunted Warrior

The one thing I have to start off with is the synopsis advertised for the book is slightly misleading. There are some things that are confusing in the synopsis that do not actually happen in the book the way it is described. I'm trying to be specific without giving anything away, but that proves to be difficult. The ghosts do not play as big of a part in the book, as what is described.

The book followed a steady pace without getting boring, but some of the things that happen seem a bit illogical, or as if the characters as they are described wouldn't do the actions. The paranormal aspects are intriguing and it would have been better if the author went into more detail on the lore and background. The characters are either entirely good or entirely bad. There was no grey area. I feel like the readers should have to decide whether or not the villain is actually a bad guy without being told, and just seeing his bad actions. There was limited characterization when it came it Ramsey's character.

If you're expecting a steamy romance then this is not the right kind of book. The intimate interactions between Graeme and Kendra left something to be desired. There wasn't a lot of action between them and I'm not sure that I really believe in their chemistry.

Kendra tended to be a very repetitive character when it came to describing Graeme, or her surroundings, and how much she enjoyed being in Scotland. It felt forced. The only thing that really kept the story going (and the reason for the 3 rating) is the paranormal element of the Shadow Wand and everything that goes a long with it.

Book Blurb for Haunted Warrior

Kendra Chase is exhausted from her work as a ghost whisperer, so she's been looking forward to her vacation in Edinburgh. But work awaits her as the tiny fishing village is being excavated, and supernatural uprisings have been reported.

Graeme MacGrath knows the source of the psychic trouble. The excavation is disrupting the protective veil between this world and darker, more ancient ones. He hates to admit it but he will need the fetching Kendra and her paranormal abilities to save the town he loves from unspeakable evil.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 3.00