Kissing the Devil by Shannon Eckrich
There are three rules in the small town of Leeds Point, New Jersey:
Never stay out after dark.
Never go into the Pineys.
And, more than anything, never speak of the Jersey Devil.
Serenity Cantwell knows all too well the Jersey devil exists. The recurring nightmares of his glowing green eyes make their way into her dreams, causing her to relive her encounter with the beast every single night. But as people she knows start to disappear, and end up dead, in the middle of the Pine Barrens, she pushes away her fear of the forest in search of answers.
What she finds will change her life forever. Secrets will be revealed, a curse will be set in motion, and friendships will be tested. But most of all, love could prove to be deadly.
As a fan of paranormal novels I was actually rather looking forward to reading this! the blurb sounded intriguing and the premise was good! I hadn't heard of Shannon prior to reading 'Kissing the devil' but personally I think that that's going to change very soon! she's a sassy new author who manages to set the scene well and keep up the suspense all the way through! However, there were a few continuity problems and I found it difficult to relate to Serenity as a character. Overall, a very good effort and I'll happily read anything else that Shannon writes. I'm expecting great things in the future.
Shannon Eckrich is a YA paranormal author with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Her novel, Haunting Lia became an Amazon International Bestseller shortly after its release in October 2013. The first installment of her Elemental Short Series, Goddess of Fire: Burn, quickly followed suite when it was released in June 2014.