Today is my stop on the spooky blog tour for The Haunting At Paradise House by Killian Wolf! Big thanks to Killian for providing me with a copy of her book for review, and to Rachel of Rachels Random Resources for inviting me to take part in the tour!
If you were given the chance to become a powerful sorceress, would you leave behind everything you thought you knew?
When Addison is offered the position of her dreams through a mysterious phone call, she rises to the occasion and moves to the Florida Keys to a mansion called Paradise House. Footsteps from playful ghosts, a room of killer dolls, and an all too intelligent owl lead her to the mysteries that lie within the walls, to reveal the true reason behind her invitation. When dark forces get a hold of her and her patient, Addison is left with no choice but to take extreme measures to protect the ones she loves. Will Addison be able to acquire the necessary skills fast enough in order to protect her patient, and defeat the evil entities that thrive in the mansion?
Now, I love a good spooky story and filled my October reading list full of them – this one being no exception! Full of intrigue, mystery, and suspense from the very first chapter, this book had me hooked!
When Addison heads off to Paradise House with the promise of a new job, it’s immediately clear that all is not as it seems. Plagued by strange dreams, hearing mysterious sounds, and living beside a room full of creepy dolls? The perfect recipe for a haunting. Wolfs skillful writing builds up the tension at just the right pace, not revealing too many of the houses’ secrets too soon.
I found the two Reapers, Ambrose and Deacon, to be good comic relief of a sort – Their constant bickering and the clash of their personalities made for an amusing read. Between Deacons despair at having to deal with Ambrose, and Ambrose trying (and failing) to integrate himself further into the human way of life.
I wasn’t too sure what to make of Dax, Addisons new boss, to begin with. I didn’t warm to him in the beginning, but as the story began to unfold I started to like him more and more, especially as some of the reasons behind his behaviour started to reveal themselves.
The story wraps up nicely at the end, meaning it can be treated as a standalone book if one wishes, but there will be a book two to follow and I think it’ll be interesting to see where Addisons adventures take her next!
About The Author
Killian Wolf is a Miami, FL native who enjoys pirates, rum, and skulls as much as she loves writing about dark magick and sorcerers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology and a Master of Science in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy.
Killian writes books about obtaining magickal powers and stepping into other dimensions. She lives in England with her husband, a tornado of a cat, and the most timid snake you’d ever meet.
When she isn’t writing, you might find her at an Archaeological dig, rock climbing, or sipping on dark spiced rum while working on a painting.