The Temple

The Temple

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by Heather Marie Adkins
     
 
Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that's nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.

A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem - people are dying, and word is, it's supernatural.

At her new place of employment, a temple

Overview

Vale Avari has a mysterious past and a laundry list of super-powers, but that's nothing compared to what she finds upon moving from small town U.S.A to jolly-good England.

A chance dart throw lands her in Quicksilver, an off-the-map place with a big problem - people are dying, and word is, it's supernatural.

At her new place of employment, a temple dedicated to the ancient Mother Goddess, Vale learns something even more shocking - women guards are disappearing at an alarmingly patterned rate; women who possess special gifts like her own.

Supernatural powers aside, Vale isn't ready to believe in the Wild Hunt as the culprit, and she's determined to prove the deaths are acts of human violence.

Plagued by a brute with a history of domestic violence and lusting after a dark-eyed man with a secret, Vale has a limited amount of time to discover the killer before he strikes again. In the process, she'll learn things aren't always what they seem and the supernatural might not be so extraordinary after all.

The Hunt could ride for her.

9/19: A fully edited and revised 2nd edition of The Temple has been uploaded.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012874009
Publisher:
CyberWitch Press LLC
Publication date:
06/24/2011
Series:
Vale Avari Novels
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,094,255
File size:
553 KB

Meet the Author

Heather Marie Adkins loves magick and words, but not necessarily in that order. She can often be found wrangling chickens in her backyard, cackling while she pulls weeds from her herb garden, and saving field mice from her cats—when she isn�t plotting her eventual move to Ireland.

A practicing witch, Heather is a columnist for the Correllian Times as well as the author of numerous published titles including The Temple and Abigail. She lives in north-central Kentucky with a house full of animals and the love of her life—all of whom drive her crazy. Learn more about her at her website, heathermarieadkins.com.

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The Temple 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
D_Frazier More than 1 year ago
What a great book! The authors descriptions are so vivid you can clearly picture every scene. I love the family relationships, and Vales loyalty to her friends. The Hunt can be creepy and exciting at the same time. I love a book that ends well and this one certainly did. I was very surprised by the twists I didn't see coming. Great book, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can not wait til book #2 comes out her writing gets better with each book thanks heather
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Temple opened a new series of interest to me. In fact, I entered B&N to find more Adkins books. I found and purchased two - for me that's the recommendation that really counts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous book!  A must read.  This turned out to be so much better than I expected.  It was exciting, romantic, scary at times and evenkept replaying the story in my mind.  I am excited to read more of this authors work.  She is now one of my new favorite authors.  I do hope this book continues with a series.  I felt it wad some paranormal.  I couldnt.  Very O  riginal put the book down and eben when fimished tje 
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JBronder More than 1 year ago
Vale was found by her parents in the woods behind their house one evening and instantly adopted her. When she got older, she discovered that she had many supernatural powers. With the support and love of her family, she has chosen to move to England and work as a guardian at a secret temple to the Mother Goddess. The job is pretty easy, get to work by ten, trade off car keys, keep the incense burning, don’t mess with the temperature, and lock up the temple between midnight and three am so the Wild Hunt doesn’t take her. Not believing in the Wild Hunt, Vale is surprised to learn that people have been killed in mysterious ways that are blamed on the Wild Hunt. She also stumbles onto the face that every two years a female guardian disappears without a trace. Vale wants to know what is going on. During her trips to the library, she meets another guardian, Melissa, who is looking into the same thing. But the more they learn, the more dangerous things get. Vales cat is poisoned then her brake lines are cut. She also learns that something is going on at home, her mother is acting strangely. Also Brett, her co-worker, is getting closer to her. But something strange is going on because he just disappears without giving a valid reason why. I have to say that I LOVED this book!!! I was sucked in by the second page and couldn’t put it down. The characters were sensational, especially Vale. She was so realistic and actually grew as the story went on. The setting was fantastic. I felt like I was right there. I also liked how you had the romance between Vale and Brett without the over done sex scenes. I admit that I do get tired of that in most paranormal romances. If you like paranormal romances and science fiction, you are going to love this story. Now I can’t wait for Heather to write more. What a great author!! I received this for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this original book. I don't know that I have read anything like it before. Recommend.
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PJJones More than 1 year ago
I've never known such paranormals existed and I've read a lot of paranormals. The concept of The Wild Hunt and the mythical temple was unlike anything I've ever read and totally fascinating, especially how it was all connected to ancient mythology. This book has not one, but two climatic scenes revolving around the temple. There were a few spooky moments that had me a little on edge, especially since I scare easily. If you like books with a lot of magic and mystery, and even a little romance, then I highly recommend this book. I was intrigued from the moment I began reading until the last page. Bravo!
Jennifer Brown More than 1 year ago
The storyline is OK. It needed a little bit of editing. I actually would give it 3 1/2 stars. It is not a five star read by any means, but it is worth the money to read. I have paid much more for books that were not as good.
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Brian_Curtis More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. It kept me interested from beginning to end, to the point that I almost killed the battery on my netbook twice, it was so hard to put down even for a minute. It is so easy to loose yourself in the world of Vale Avari, the author does such a good job describing whats happening, it's as if your right there watching it go down. Just as you think the bad guy is caught and the story is over, it picks right back up, just as intense as before, leading up to the real conclusion. I cannot wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend this book, it is well worth buying.