Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2)

Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2)

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by Dawn Gray

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The Green Mountains of Vermont is a wonderland of picturesque valleys and hills, a landscape of fields and small towns that are hidden treasures. However, they can also hide many secrets.

Burke Flats, located in the upper right hand corner of the state, the Northeast Kingdom, has many skeletons in its closet.

Lieutenant Will Stiles and his group of men,


The Green Mountains of Vermont is a wonderland of picturesque valleys and hills, a landscape of fields and small towns that are hidden treasures. However, they can also hide many secrets.

Burke Flats, located in the upper right hand corner of the state, the Northeast Kingdom, has many skeletons in its closet.

Lieutenant Will Stiles and his group of men, the S.P.I.R.I.T. team, are called in to investigate the strange happenings around the marshlands of Burke Flats. For generations the marshes have been a place of ghostly lore, disappearances, and strange deaths.

Anna and Blake call the Flats home, but when the deaths begin to pick up in numbers they are more than happy to have the help of the military’s new elite. Will having the S.P.I.R.I.T. team so close open up a world of evil that they aren’t prepared for? Can a member of a different unit help spread some light on the subject? Join Anna, Blake, Will, and his team in a fight against a stronger malevolent presence than anyone ever expected

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Dawn Gray
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S.P.I.R.I.T , #2
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18 Years

Meet the Author

I grew up in the nothern wilderness of Vermont and for years have been occupied with my own worlds and creating my own characters. Currently, I have 6 books of an on going book series called The Vampire Legacy out in print. The 7th is soon to be published. S.P.I.R.I.T has evolved to a three book series so far, and Raven and Before the Moon Rise are also stand-alone novels.

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Malevolent Gateway (S.P.I.R.I.T. 2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waits for Lunar.
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Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
I liked this book so much better than the first one in the series! I can't really put my finger on why, though. Somehow, I cared more about these characters and was more interested in their plight. I thought this one was somehow more believable and definitely creepier. There was a lot more action and romance to maintain my attention. I could see all of it unfolding as if I was watching a more modern horror movie. Perhaps it even reminded me a bit of some that I have seen lately, though it definitely is its own story. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review* This is one hell of a ghost story. I unfortunately did not have the chance to read the first in this series, but while most series are a straight continuation, this one seems to not be. If I had my guess, I would say the S.P.I.R.I.T unit in this one may be the only link to the first book. I find only three or four minor spelling errors in the whole book, which is pretty long considering it took me the whole day to read this one. The story is engaging and a bit frightening really. It's definitely a must read for any fan of Clive Barker's work. The way this story ends is semi cliff hanging and I do hope book 3 will be the continuation of it so they can finally find what they were looking for to begin with. I give this book 4 of 5 paws
CityKat717 More than 1 year ago
Malevolent Gateway by Dawn Gray was an intriguing ghost story. It takes place in a small town where evil is causing people to be mysteriously dragged into the swamp and never seen again. The S.P.I.R.I.T. team is called in to investigate and they meet Blake and Anna, locals who have ties to the spirit world and have knowledge about the town and the evil in it. The story is interesting and has several scary parts. There's also a romance or two developing throughout the story. The characters were well developed and each character had a lot of personality. I know that this is part of a series but I liked that it could be read as a stand alone novel. This story was a complete story, but it made me interested in the rest of the series and what other adventures the S.P.I.R.I.T team is involved in. Note - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Dara_Brown More than 1 year ago
First off, let me state that I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review. Malevolent Gateway by Dawn Gray is a very well written book. I'm not much into horror stories, but I do like the paranormal genre. This story was a bit of both. This book is independent from her first book in the S.P.I.R.I.T. series, and the reader doesn't need to read the first one, Fire Storm, in order to enjoy this one. The characters in this book are so down to Earth, and they mesh well together. Anna, Blake, Will, Evan, and even Skyler, all bring this story to life. The addition of Zander, from Fire Storm, adds an extra element of suspense to this story.  This story is set in a small town, on the outskirts of a marsh, where people tend to disappear. Two of the main characters, Anna and Blake, live here, and the S.P.I.R.I.T. team is sent in to assess the situation, and dispel the evil there. The team works diligently, and come across many twists and turns they don't expect! Not only does this book have an element of horror and suspense, but there is also some steamy romance!  This book is definitely something I would recommend for someone who likes spooky paranormal reading material!!
InterpretergalMW More than 1 year ago
I read Malevolent Gateway by Dawn Gray. I recommend this book if you like scary books. I do not like to read scary books, so this was a little out of my comfort zone. I really loved some aspects of it. Being that I read book #1, Fire Storm, I thought I knew the characters, but the author went in a different direction than I thought and I love that. She did bring back a character from the last book! I love the fire in this book and the end of chapter 12 is hot! This is very well written and flows very well. This book is about people getting killed in marshlands in Vermont. This has been happening for so long no one remembers when it started. Anna, a girl who grew up there, can talk to ghosts. She gets a call from one calling her back there. The governments special ops paranormal team S.P.I.R.I.T. comes in town to figure out what's going on and try to stop it. Anna meets with her life long friend, Blake, that still lives there and has his own specials "gifts" and they try to check on what the SPIRIT team is doing. They eventually work together to figure out all the details and really dig into this mystery. What they find has roots back 200 years and are at a loss to solve this mystery. Ghosts help and scare them along the way. Just when you think this book is finished and all is at rest, that's when things start to happen again.
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in the S.P.I.R.I.T. series. I loved it! Will Stiles is a fantastic character. He is a dedicated soldier who, because of an injury sustained in combat, has the ability to "sense" evil. When he arrives in Burke Flats to investigate a series of strange accidents, he meets two locals, Anna and Blake, who seem to have unusual gifts of their own. I was eager to get my hands on this book, as I had read the first one and was completely hooked on the series from the first page! I started reading this book and I struggled to put it down! The suspense, mystery and danger kept me on the edge of my seat! The evil described in this book was almost palpable! I felt like I was actually there, in the marsh, and it sent shivers down my spine! The characters, both alive and dead, became real in my minds eye. This story is also told with a few flashbacks to Anna's and Blake's childhood and teen years. There is also a little side romance for Blake and a fellow member of the S.P.I.R.I.T. team. I found this to be a very sweet inclusion. Will and Anna's connection is magnetic, both spiritually and physically. They make a great couple. There are a few sensual scenes that are on the scorching side of things, but are not explicit. Zander Smith (from S.P.I.R.I.T.: Fire Storm) makes a welcome return, to help with the investigation. There are secrets and mysteries still to be explored by the S.P.I.R.I.T. team about the marsh and surrounding town by the end of the story, so I am now looking forward to reading the next book as soon as possible! Dawn Gray has written a fast paced, rollercoaster ride of romance and danger that has me begging for more! There are a few gruesome scenes that are not for the faint of heart, so I do not recommend this book for younger readers or those of a nervous disposition. However, I highly recommend this book (and series) if you love paranormal romance, suspense, mystery or thrillers. - Lynn Worton