Danni Jones follows the stranger to a cave where they see
a woman with two children and a man holding something and
looking bereft. An angry voice comes from the cave depths,
but Danni can't understand the words. Following this
vision, the same man, Sean Ballagh, appears at her door,
telling her of a past she doesn't remember. She and her
mother and brother disappeared one night from
Ballyfionuir, an Irish village on the island of Fennore.
Danni doesn't remember having a brother, and the last time
she saw her mother was when she dropped her off at
preschool when Danni was five and never came back.
Sean's arrival and story prompt a skeptical Danni to do
some research of her own. She confirms her father is still
alive and reads a newspaper account of what apparently
happened on that fateful night 20 years ago. But her most
startling discovery is finding out Sean died that night.
Sean gives Danni an heirloom necklace; he says it's a
charm to keep her safe, but when she puts it on, she and
Sean fall through the floor to land in Ballyfionuir twenty
years in the past.
Confused and alone, except for Sean, who is truly alive
with her at this point, Danni tries to make sense of how
they got to Ireland and why. Sean's grandmother, Colleen,
tells her that she has the answers if she only looks hard
enough. That gives Danni about two days to determine how
to manipulate events to save Sean and prevent the
shattering of her own family.
Erin Quinn has written a terrific debut novel in HAUNTING
BEAUTY. Her unique spin on time travel and ghosts will
captivate readers. Fans of paranormal romance will relish
this tale so rich with magic and mystery, especially those
with a passion for Ireland. Quinn's prose has a fluidity
to it, generally seen in more "literary works." Her vivid
descriptions make it easy to feel as if you inhabit the
novel along with the characters, especially in Danni's
visions. It's difficult for a novel to stand out from the
rest with the popularity of paranormal romances these
days, but Quinn has risen to the challenge with HAUNTING
BEAUTY, a story that boasts both a complex plot and a new
spin on the paranormal elements. I look forward to reading
the sequel HAUNTING WARRIOR as soon as possible.
Danni always believed she was an abandoned child. Then the
seductive Sean Ballogh appears out of nowhere with a
startling story challenging everything Danni thought was
true. He claims that Danniâ€™s family has been searching for
her ever since she disappeared twenty years ago. Heâ€™s come
to bring her home to Ireland.
Now, Danni must rewrite history to save her family, to fight
a force more evil than she ever imagined, and to reunite
herself with the man she was destined forâ€”or risk living
forever in time as nothing more than an ethereal memory, a
tragic and haunting beauty.