Review and Guest Post: All Hallows Night (Night #2) by Marie Hall

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All Hallows Night
by Marie Hall
Series: Night Series, #2
Publication Date: March 8, 2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Synopsis:

Secrets and truths, lies and red herrings… which is which? That’s what Pandora’s trying to figure out. Ever since the death of her best, and probably only friend by her own hands, she’s not sure who to trust anymore. The Priest is dead. The Gray Man is… she’s not even sure what. Luc, well, Luc is Luc.
The Order has sent her deep into the heart of Mexico to investigate a potential zombie uprising. She arrives at the start of the Dia de los Muertos festival—a celebration for the dead and immediately things don’t feel right to her. For one, bodies (the living kind) keep disappearing. They’re not being kidnapped, no, if only things were that simple. Literally there one second, gone the next, she’s not sure what to make of it. On top of that mum’s are floating all over the place. Is that merely symbolism associated with the festival, or is it a clue of something far more sinister?
In this explosive sequel to the USA Today Bestselling, Crimson Night, an old ally returns and a shocking truth is revealed. One that will turn her investigation into The Order’s duplicity on its head and make Pandora question everything she ever thought she knew…
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excerpt

I’d meant to ask around town, see if any of the locals knew of or had heard about any recent or strange deaths, but I was a stranger to them. A gringa (white face), they wouldn’t trust me enough to answer me.

Part of Lust’s glamour was that I could turn myself into the walking embodiment of anybody’s deepest desire, but doing so also required that I had sex recently. A sort of tit for tat kind of arrangement.

But since that night and the possession of my third soul, Lust wasn’t working so well for me anymore. My desire for sex was practically nil. Luc was the first person I’d slept with since waking from my semi-coma, and even that had left me empty and cold.

I knew I should be a lot more worried than I actually was—I dunno, maybe Lust was still in shock after our stint in Hell. Meeting Wrath had done things to Lust, screwed with her head. She was like a whimpering, terrified dog tucking tail and hiding in a corner, and there wasn’t much I could do to bring her out.

So I had to do this sleuthing thing the good old-fashioned way. Being as old as I am, you get a feeling for people. The outer shell might be different, but the inside was always the same. If I wanted to find what I was looking for, I had to go someplace designed to loosen tongues and get men talking. Get a man drunk enough and he’ll tell you anything you want to know.Opening the door to the first dive I found in town, I entered and stood just inside as my eyes slowly adjusted to the dim lighting.

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What was your inspiration for All Hallows Night or the Night Series?

There are some books where I can pinpoint a moment or a thing to an inspiration. I hear a story on the radio, or watch a commercial and my mind is off and running. With Pandora it was really none of those things. I just sat down one day and thought man, I really want to read a book about a demon in a carnival. And when I searched I found nothing. You may not believe it, but I wrote Crimson Night almost a full decade before I wrote All Hallows. Crimson Night was never supposed to see the light of day. I was still learning how to write at that point, but I wrote the book I wanted to read and then I promptly tucked it away for years. Only pulling it out every once in a while when I wanted to reread about it. And throughout the years I kept tweaking it, trying to apply all the new things I’d learned to it. But still, the story is quite raw from where I am today as an author. The only reason why I ever even published the book was because of the insistence of a friend of mine who said she loved the book so much she knew others would too and that maybe if I published it I’d feel obligated to finish Pandora’s story. And of course, she was right. She usually is, the wench. :p Reader demand for a book 2 eventually led me to work Hallow, and now I’m hard at work on book 3- Howler’s Night. I’m not sure whether the series will be a 3 or a 5 book world, obviously as the book progresses I’ll know for sure. But either way, I’ve had so much fun dusting off some old favorites.

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My Review

Exciting and darkly enchanting, the second book of the Night Series, All Hallows Night, picks up the baton from Crimson Night and weaves the story tighter. Pandora continues on her adventure as she unveils what The Order has in mind while she, her fellow Nephilim, and one mysterious character try to contain the latest monsters that had risen and flooded the streets of Mexico. Sexy characters abound and steamy scenes follow them, engaging the readers further into the world of bizarre. With an amazing new take on zombies, Marie Hall expertly twists around a complicated plot and manages to deliver a smooth, beautiful, and intriguing ending that would have the reader salivating for the next installment.

I was given an e-copy of the book by the author for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review—all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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Author

Marie Hall is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who loves books that make you think, or feel something. Preferably both. And while she’s a total girly girl and loves glitter and rainbows, she’s just as happy when she’s writing about the dark underbelly of society. Well, if things like zombies, and vampires, and werewolves, and mermaids existed. (Although she has it on good authority that mermaids do in fact exist, because the internet told her so.)

She’s married to the love of her life, a sexy beast of a caveman who likes to refer to himself as Big Hunk. She has two awesome kids, lives in Hawaii, loves cooking and occasionally has been known to crochet. She also really loves talking about herself in the third person.

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2 thoughts on “Review and Guest Post: All Hallows Night (Night #2) by Marie Hall

    Author's HQ (@AuthorsHQ) said:
    April 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks for Hosting 🙂

      tsukimep responded:
      April 28, 2014 at 6:03 pm

      I love hosting Marie’s books! 😀 They’re awesome!

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