The MacKinnon Curse (MacKinnon Curse series, book 4)

The MacKinnon Curse (MacKinnon Curse series, book 4)

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by J.A. Templeton
     
 

Ian MacKinnon returns to Scotland after two years abroad and discovers the town of Braemar is no longer the safe haven he remembers. As strange events begin to unfold in the forests beyond the castle where he lives, Ian grows concerned about those he cares about the most…and with good reason.

THE MACKINNON CURSE (The Beginning) is a 14,500 word novella.

Overview

Ian MacKinnon returns to Scotland after two years abroad and discovers the town of Braemar is no longer the safe haven he remembers. As strange events begin to unfold in the forests beyond the castle where he lives, Ian grows concerned about those he cares about the most…and with good reason.

THE MACKINNON CURSE (The Beginning) is a 14,500 word novella.

The entire MacKinnon Curse series is now available:
THE DEEPEST CUT, Book one
THE HAUNTED, Book two
THE DEPARTED, Book three
THE MACKINNON CURSE (The Beginning), Novella

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044900400
Publisher:
Julia Templeton
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Series:
MacKinnon Curse , #4
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
269,033
File size:
185 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

With over thirty published stories to her credit, J.A. Templeton is the YA/New Adult pen name for adult romance author Julia Templeton. A certified psychic medium, Julia enjoys research, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Married to her high school sweetheart, Julia has two grown children and four grandchildren. She calls the beautiful Pacific Northwest home.

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The MacKinnon Curse (The Beginning) novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line - I read all 3 books in quick succession.
Harmony323 11 days ago
I recommend reading this novella AFTER the rest of the series. This review is for the entire series. I absolutely LOVED this series. The source that I found it from emails me a list of free and inexpensive books every day, and some of them are horrible. I never know what to expect when I start reading one, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I purchased the entire series together, which is part of the reason I'm writing the review all together. The editing was a little lacking, and I found a few typos throughout the series, but not enough to take away from the story for me. This is one of the only negative things I have to say about this series. I was hooked from the very moment I started reading this. J.A. Templeton does an amazing job creating visuals, and the very first time the main character saw a ghost I was already feeling a little creeped out! I know I am someone who gets creeped out by stuff like that pretty easily so not everyone may have that immediate reaction, but I assure you it only intensifies as things progress. Further into the series I found myself getting very scared. I do most of my reading at night and there were nights that I didn't read just because I was terrified. I wouldn't think reading words on a page would have my heart thumping in my chest or dreading turning the page, but this series did that to me pretty much the whole way through, especially the second and third books. Personally, I liked that the focus seemed to be more on the suspense than on the romance, if only slightly. For others this may be a mark for the Cons column, but for me the romance was almost a side point to the ghosts that were scaring the crap out of me! The other negative point I have about the MacKinnon Curse series is that it's a bit short. In the last book, one minute you were right in the middle of some crazy stuff going on, and then all of a sudden the whole conflict was resolved. While I do feel J.A. Templeton did a good job giving readers complete content, I enjoyed the books so much that I just would have loved if they took longer to get through. While I would have moved more books to read, I'm happy the author stopped at a trilogy (with the exception of the short prequel). I hate when authors get in the habit of writing a problem per book and fill a series with a bunch of books where the main conflict is resolved within that book and the next has a whole different problem. I feel like this is an easy way to make a really long series and I tend to get bored of these. Templeton wrote a series that flowed very well and made sense within itself. In addition to enjoying the story, I also enjoyed Templeton's writing style. I highly recommend this series to people who like the genre of supernatural romance/supernatural suspense. There is some content that may be disturbing to some readers, including self-harm and witchcraft/dark magic. If these are triggers for you, take discretion with reading. Otherwise, give it a try! I have tons of books I still have to read, but I loved this so much that I'm going to go buy the first book in the MacKinnon Legacy series and read that, first. Enjoy!
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Its october and got a good laugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've said it before, and i'll say it again!! "There sure is plenty of eye rolling going on these days!" Ha! Ha!