Eve of Samhain

Eve of Samhain

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by Lisa Sanchez
     
 

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As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

Overview

As a college senior and server at Hanaford Park's hottest nightclub, twenty-one year old Ryann Pierce's plan was simple: work hard, make lots of money, and avoid the ass-grabbers at all costs. What she never planned for was Quinn Donegan—the living, breathing advertisement for sinful behavior that waltzed into her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936305216
Publisher:
Omnific Publishing
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Series:
Hanaford Park Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
306 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa's lifelong love of writing, coupled with her ability to weave together and intricate and compelling story has led to the release of her New Adult paranormal romance trilogy,the Hanaford Park series (Eve Of Samhain, Pleasures Untold, Faythe Reclaimed). In her role as a busy stay-at-home and self proclaimed "cheer mom," on any given day Lisa wears a number of different hats. From taxi driver to chef,nurse to seamstress, laundry woman to enforcer, and, of course, writer, Lisa manages to keep everything together while caring for her husband and three children. The few spare moments left in her day are usually spent reading or writing, and if she's really lucky, possibly even catching up on some much needed sleep. Lisa and her family currently reside in Tracy, California.

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Eve of Samhain 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Lolafalana More than 1 year ago
What can I say about this amazing book? First of all I love the main character, Ryann. She is snarky, independent, hot as hell, and can run like a bat out of hell. The male lead, and romantic interest, Quinn is . . . ::fans self:: verrah verrah delicious. Ryann is a waitress who also goes to school full time. She has two roommates that cracked me up constantly. The way she played Ryann's two worlds (her friends and her romantic yumminess with Quinn) was done in perfect harmony to the point I forgot I was in my bedroom reading and was transported right into the world Lisa created. Quinn, of course, is a mysterious cutie pie who is a jerk all at the same time. But man, don't we ladies love us a bad boy? I know I do! I seriously couldn't put this book down and devoured it like bunch of succulent grapes. Lisa is not only a talented author, she is a down-to-earth sweetheart. You can tell by her writing, though, that she has a mean streak in her! I expect many great things to come from this author and hope to read her most current WIP before it's published . . . though I doubt she'll let me. A girl can beg, right? Anyway . . . READ THIS BOOK! Now I'm going to go back to my fantasies about Quinn.
Kelsmitt More than 1 year ago
I was not sure what to think about the book, but it was interesting from the begining. Ryann works as a waitress in a bar where she has to deal grabby foul mouthed customers.  She finds herself annoyed at her attraction to one of these entitled men, who slowly prove he is worth more than a first glance. Quinn is something special and thankfully Ryann can accept that.  Together they build a friendship, fall in love, fight demons in preparation to their biggest struggle, where they will either live happily ever after or live utterly destroyed.  I enjoyed this story and hope you do too.
KristenR2 More than 1 year ago
Wow, What a way to hook me!  That first paragraph grabbed me right away! This book has a little bit of everything.  Strong female lead, sexy and dangerous male lead, and creepy evil demons.   With tons of action and romance, I could not put this book down.  Quinn is just a sexy as hell 521 year old who long ago pissed off the faerie Queen and is now cursed.  If he touches a woman, they become obsessed with him to the point of insanity.  His curse is almost over, and I will not spoil it by telling you anymore.  Just pick it up and read it for yourself, you will not regret it!  This is a definite Re-Read.  Can't wait to pick up the next in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the very begining. It was a great read and i couldnt wait to read more from Lisa.
Valshemi More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written, and couldn't help but chuckle every now and then about the main character Ryann.  Ryann goes to college full time and works as a waitress at a smutty well known bar where the tips are great but the guys are jerks.  She see's a man come in walking with a hottie and gets this incredible feeling over her, even though he comes across as another one of those jerks.  Quinn, a very much bad boy type, hot, confident, and unknown to Ryann is the Gancanagh from Irish Myths and Legends.  He can romance any woman with the ending being never remembered by the woman.  Quinn is very intrigued with Ryann and finds himself wanting to know her more as she does not bore him in the least, as she is feisty, controlled, and seems to not be falling as easily as the others.    Ryann finds herself also being watched by something in the darkness... seems everyone smells her innocence.  Quinn must come to the rescue to protect her, he finds himself taking her courses, following her everywhere.  Yet strange things keep happening.  I found this book to be very interesting.. and the suspense of knowing if Ryann and Quinn would end up together was well worth the read.  Very mythical, but not over the top, enough to be believable and wrap yourself into it.
bookobsessedmomma More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the love/hate/anger/lust relationship between Ryann and Quinn! It was very entertaining to watch! :)  Ryann is your typical girl working while attending college- yes at a bar which has it's issues, but she gets great tips! Then enters Quinn- she is very interested in him alright and notices how beautiful/handsome he is! She's taken with his Irish charm, but wont' stand to be treated like trash and is sassy and mouthy towards him and I loved it!!  Quinn is 500 years old and has a curse on him. He is in the same college as Ryann because he is bored! Yes, he uses women and is done with them... However, he was never expecting to run into someone like Ryann. (Someone who isn't only interested him for his looks- she is sassy, stubborn and mouthy and he loves her personality/attitude) It was wonderful to watch both of them find friendship and love! When you become someone's friend you start to worry about them and their safety etc.. and that is exactly what happens to them! It was nice to see what both would do for each other! (Also let me say I enjoyed Quinn's affection towards Ryann and what he would call her... it was total swoon worthy!) Anyone who loves paranormal romance, mystery, love/friendship/redemption will absolutely love this book!  I am very glad I was able to get a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
ereadwithme More than 1 year ago
Bow-chick-a-wow-wow! 4.5stars - Slight Spoiler Ahead Ryann Pierce’s reaction when she first meets Quinn is two equally fast and all consuming thoughts: 1) What a Jerk! And 2: What a Body! They both came so fast she didn’t even know the order they occurred in. This quick read was unexpectedly entertaining as it welcomed you into the story from the first paragraph. I found the characters likable, well-developed and believable. I really enjoyed Quinn’s excitement of having a friend and shared the sadness when more of his secret was revealed. His charm and sex appeal were so clear they came off the pages. Ryann’s full and relatively normal lifestyle was so finely drawn, she too could be a person you’d see or know in your own life. I also really liked them together, they were adorable. The secondary characters also pulled their weight and supported well moving the story along. They were not a distraction to the star couple nor were they interchangeable or extraneous. The pacing and plot were clearly defined and wove nicely introducing new story elements. One of the things that didn’t sit so well with me was the ease that Ryan accepts Quinn’s otherness as well as the quick adjustment to the stalker. Another not so great highlight for me was Ryann’s self image – although a fitting character trait for her, quite believable and extremely well written, it struck a nerve on my personal bias meter. Those things being said, they did not slow down the pace or my enjoyment of the book. I’m very much looking forward to getting book two out of the dreaded TBR pile immediately. If you’ve not begun this series is past time for you to start
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I admit this wasnt the best book in the world, but ill add it to my guilty pleasure list. I just couldnt help but kinda like it, even though the story was a bit silly.
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BookAddictPatti More than 1 year ago
The Hanaford Park series is an interesting world of magic and mythological creatures. In the first book, Eve of Samhain, we meet Ryann Pierce, a young college student who's going to school and working in a bar to pay the billz. In walks sex-on-a-stick Quinn Donegan, and she drools...until he opens his mouth. He's rude and crude, and she's not impressed with him or his Barbie-clone companion. He comes into the bar again the next night with another leggy female, and Ryann notices that both nights he disappears, leaving his dates unfocused and confused about how they got to the bar. Later Ryann is attacked by a weird dog-like demon, and Quinn rescues her. He decides he's going to protect her and they become close. She learns what he really is, and why she's attracted to him. What she's not prepared for is his attraction to her. While all this is going on, Ryann is being stalked by a monster, and her angry-goth roomate might have the answers she's looking for, if she can work up the nerve to ask. My thoughts: I didn't care for Quinn from the get-go; he was an obnoxious ass. And although he was devoted and kind to Ryann after they got to know each other, we really don't know why he was attracted to her over every other female on the planet (and trust me, he's had a few). Rhyann was spunky, but spent a lot of time either angry, crying, or obsessing over her butt. And while I found the dialogue a bit forced, there were several spots that made me laugh. I did like the Celtic lore. I also liked the goth roommate, Martha, who is the heroine in book 2, Pleasures Untold. I'm looking forward to reading her story.
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