The Indie Spotlight: Review and Interview with Dana Michelle Burnett
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Please welcome Featured Author Dana Michelle Burnett to The Indie Spotlight. Dana is the author of the Spiritus Series, a dark paranormal tale featuring a very steamy romance between a ghost and one unsuspecting young girl. It is a love unlike any other that will transcend time, if the two can learn to overcome the physical limitations of their relationship. Today, I’m pleased to share with you my review of the latest addition to the story, Possessed (which is told from Alastor’s POV), an interview with Dana and a giveaway of all 4 Spiritus novels!
I received this book for free from the mentioned source in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.
Possessed by Dana Michelle Burnett
Published by: Self Published on November 6, 2013
Genres: Ghosts, Romance
View on: Goodreads
Grab it: Amazon
About the Book:
Every story has two sides...
Alastor truly believed that his life was over the night his wife Becca shot and killed him over a century ago, but now he has returned as a spirit to haunt the reincarnation of his traitorous, murdering wife. Why now? Why Becca after all this time?
When Becca moves into her ancestral home in Corydon, Indiana, her life takes a puzzling and thrilling turn when she meets the ghost haunting the halls. As the seductive spirit lures her closer and closer, she learns about her own past and starts to understand that some mistakes are meant to last.
To Becca, Alastor is a seductive spirit that seems to see straight into her soul. To Alastor, Becca is what he has waited a century for--A second chance. But a second chance at what? Love...Or revenge?
How far will each of them go to rectify the wrongs of the past?
Possessed broke my heart all over again. I’ve followed Becca’s story in the Spiritus series since the very beginning and every time the author graciously presents me with a new book, my heart cracks open a little bit further. I’ve always adored Alastor because he was the bad boy, but now for the first time, I’m able to fully understand his intentions. How, despite his faults, he tried to love Becca. He even tried with every fiber of his ghostly soul to allow her to live a wonderful and full life, without him. This novel brought back so many of the original feelings I had while reading the other books. The anguish, the madness, the joy, and tears when Becca endured all of the hardships that came with trying to find love again. It was fun, exciting, and deeply saddening to read.
And I loved it…
How can you love a ghost? Good question. This is something our main character Becca struggles with as she tries to understand her life and how she became Alastor’s reincarnated wife. In the other novels the story of their intense and sometimes volatile relationship is told from Becca’s point-of-view. However, in Possessed, Burnett gives us something I know I’ve been dying to read, the entire story from beginning to end in Alastor’s POV. Is he really as messed up as readers are lead to believe in the three previous novels? Completely demented? Selfish? A jealous lover with less than honorable intentions? Ah, how I would love to answer those questions, but that will ruin the EPIC surprise. I am glad to say though; I think readers will be a little shocked by his character. Things you thought he did that he clearly didn’t do. How he tried to be good and not let his heart harden with malice. Oh dear Alastor, your story is definitely one of a kind.
Overall, Possessed is a great addition to the Spiritus Series. The story is still fresh and original. How the author built a sensual, engaging, OMG story between a person and a ghost still boggles my mind. Nevertheless, I can’t get enough of these characters. Alastor makes me crazy – in a good way. He and I share a deep love affair. If you have not picked up this series yet, I implore you to give it a try. Especially if you are looking for something different with so many twists and turns your heart will be spinning out of control with emotions.