Apr 25 2016

Book Spotlight & Review: Midnight Burning by Karissa Laurel

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Book Spotlight, Paranormal, Reviews / Leave a Comment


Solina Mundy lives a quiet life, running the family bakery in the foothills of North Carolina. But a nightmare of a vicious wolf devouring her twin brother changes everything. When Solina learns her dream was real, she journeys to her brother’s home in Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun, to search for answers.

Solina soon suspects her brother’s friends are more than they seem, and they know more than they’re willing to admit. Skyla, an ex-marine, is the only one willing to help. As Skyla and Solina delve into the secrets surrounding her brother’s death, Solina learns her own fate is tied to his friends, his murder, and a dark history of forgotten myths and legends.

Solina also discovers a powerful new ability. She must learn to control it if she’s to keep everyone safe. If she fails, a long-lost dominion will rise, and everything she knows will fall into darkness.


About the Author:

Karissa lives in North Carolina with her kid, her husband, the occasional in-law, and a very hairy husky. Some of her favorite things are coffee, chocolate, and super heroes. She can quote Princess Bride verbatim. She loves to read and has a sweet tooth for fantasy, sci-fi, and anything in between.

Sometimes her husband convinces her to put down the books and take the motorcycles out for a spin. When it snows, you’ll find her on the slopes.

Karissa also crafts, paints, draws, and harbors a grand delusion that she might create a graphic novel someday.



Review of Midnight Burning

Review (4 Stars):  Midnight Burning was a thrilling paranormal tale of murder and suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat.  Solina comes to Alaska to help pack up her twin brother’s life after his violent death and search for answers as to what happened that night.  What she finds is so many secrets and lies and only one person willing to help her find the truth.  Together, they are able to piece together more than they bargained for and it is up to Solina to prevent that horrible darkness and evil from coming to light.

I was sucked into Solina’s story from the very first page and I couldn’t wait to discover the truth about what happened to her brother in Alaska.  There were so many twists and turns in this story and Ms. Laurel’s writing style will keep you captivated until its grand conclusion.  This mystery was well-written and entertaining and I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book to see what happens next for Solina.  Great read and a talented new author that I’m looking forward to reading more from.


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