Friday, March 20, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Donn's Hill by Caryn Larrinaga

Author: Caryn Larrinaga
Narrator: Jessica McEvoy
Length: 9 hours 54 minutes
Publisher: Immortal Works2017
Genre: Supernatural Cozy Mystery
Series: The Soul Searchers Mysteries, Book 1
Release date: Aug. 1, 2017

Synopsis: "Grief can change us... rewire our brains and shift the way we look at the world..."
After returning home from her father's funeral to find her boyfriend in bed with another woman, Mackenzie Clair is looking for a fresh start. She thinks she'll find it in her favorite childhood vacation spot, but returning to Donn's Hill awakens more than nostalgia. Mac regains a lost psychic ability to talk to the dead, and the poltergeist haunting her apartment is desperate to make her use that gift to find his killer.

Aided by her new roommate - a spirited Tortoiseshell cat named Striker, and the ghost-hunting crew of the nationally televised show Soul Searchers, Mac struggles to learn how to use her powers. But she'd better get a handle on them fast, because someone in town is hiding a deadly secret. If Mac can't somehow divine the truth, Donn's Hill will never be the same.

My thoughts:

Donn's Hill was a pleasant surprise.  I ended up really enjoy the book.  It involves Mackenzie who moves to Donn's HIll looking for a fresh start after the death of her father.  There she finds a strange group of friends, an unusual job and a mystery she needs to solve before ti's too late.

As I said, I really enjoyed listening to this audiobook.  I enjoyed all of the characters, especially Mackenzie.  She is a character I definitely want to read more about.  I also loved the mix of mystery and supernatural.  It was a nice blend and well balanced.  I was kept guessing until the end.   I Can't wait to listen to the next book, Donn's Shadow!

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About the Author: Caryn Larrinaga

Caryn Larrinaga is a self-described horror evangelist and paranormal junkie. Her debut supernatural mystery novel, DONN’S HILL, won the League of Utah Writers 2017 Silver Quill Award in the adult novel category and was a 2017 Dragon Award finalist. Her short fiction has won multiple honors and been featured in local and international anthologies. Watching scary movies through split fingers terrified Caryn as a child, and those nightmares inspire her to write now. She lives near Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and their clowder of cats. Visit for free short stories and audiobooks.

About the Narrator: Jessica McEvoy

Between peddling video games and teaching yoga in her home state of Arizona, Jessica McEvoy attempts to conduct a career as a professional voice actress. This, however, is moderately undermined by the fact that she records in a dimly lit closet with her microphone balanced on a stack of old board games (Junior Scrabble and Powerpuff Girls Monopoly form a strong foundation), but she hopes that no one holds that against her.
Though her main work consists of narrating audiobooks, her first dive into the voice world was through the NoSleep podcast after answering a post from the LibriVox forums. Having been raised on horror movies and scary stories, she was beyond excited to be able to work on the show. Many stories, tortured screams, deranged villains, and creepy little girl giggles later, Jessica hopes to work on the podcast for seasons and seasons to come.

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