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Eerie
     

Eerie

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by C.M. McCoy
 

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Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing

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Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.

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Kirkus Reviews
2016-10-24
A young woman must deal with a missing sister and a peculiar university in this debut paranormal adventure. Hailey's life is not quite what it seems. She works with her sister Holly as a waitress at her family's pub in Pittsburgh, dancing for the crowd and teasing the friendly bartender, Fin. The bar is a popular local spot run by her Uncle Pix, who has taken care of the sisters since their parents died in a fire. In her dreams, Hailey sees a strange being named Asher. When Holly disappears, the normal veneer of Hailey's life begins to evaporate. She learns Asher is an Envoy, responsible for ferrying souls from the earthly world to the other side. He and his fellow Envoys are trapped in a realm between heaven and Earth, and Hailey's death would allow them to return home. One in particular, Cobon, is plotting to see this happen. Hailey's life changes when she leaves Pittsburgh for a university in The Middle of Nowhere, Alaska, where she learns of the paranormal world she's about to become a bigger part of. Fin is not what he seems either—he and Asher are both part of the university. And they both want to protect her, but they're at odds with each other, creating a complicated love triangle with Hailey's life hanging in the balance. There are obvious parallels to the Harry Potter series and the YA novels that followed in its wake. Hailey has to suddenly come to grips with a perilous new world and finds out she's more special than she thought she was. The university is populated with weird and wonderful characters, just as Hogwarts was in the Potter books. But McCoy has been careful to create her own mythology, familiar enough to draw in readers and unique enough to keep their interest. In Alaska, there are people-eating trees, yetis, and poltergeists. The Envoys can be terrible beasts, but Asher's struggle with his love for a human becomes compelling. Hailey is a strong character even when she doesn't realize it, which gives her an inviting vulnerability. And the revelations surrounding Fin as his story unfolds make for some delightful surprises. There are a lot of facets to recommend here, chief among them McCoy's worldbuilding ability and characters readers will surely want to see again. A charming and inventive tale with a brave heroine confronting romance and dangerous entities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623422332
Publisher:
Omnific Publishing
Publication date:
12/15/2015
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
138,569
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

C.M. McCoy is an Irish dancer and former military officer living in the Great White North. Though B.S.'d in chemical engineering and German from Penn State University, she's far happier writing stories involving Alaska and a body bag (with an awkward kiss in the mix.) While working 911 dispatch for Alaska State Troopers, she learned to speak in 10-codes, which she still does...but only to annoy her family. C.M. is represented by literary agent Michelle Johnson.

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Eerie 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
isatude More than 1 year ago
This books title called to me, I never actually read the "about section", so I went in completely blind. I LOVED this book, didn't ever want to put it down. I read somewhere today after I'd completed it that it is a cross between Harry Potter/Twilight, I don't know about that but I imagine it's not far off honestly. If you like fantasy type books this is definitely a book for you. Highly suggest anyone to take a chance on it.
KVanderbloom More than 1 year ago
I found this book through Facebook. The teasers and the synopsis definitely had me interested. I was blown away about everything in this book. The writing was flawless and flowed organically. The characters were phenomenal and the settings were well described. I could see this being a movie. Hailey was a great protagonist and a superb point of view. I went through every emotion with her. Within the first twenty pages I was engrossed so much I had to gift some copies to friends and family. There are twist and turns, love affairs and friendships. It has a story and characters you just can't get out of your mind. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes paranormal and paranormal romances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible!! Lots of great twists. Character development is outta this world! Absolutely a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book hooked me on page one and never let go. It's hard to even put into words the emotion I experienced in Hailey's shoes, because I honestly felt like I was IN Hailey's shoes. I laughed; I cried; I shouted at the pages; and I endured a throat-lump for like 100 pages straight. And THEN there's the university and all the strange creatures and the funny moments inside adrenaline moments that would make great movie scenes. This book has it all. Seriously, I can't wait for my paperback, because I'm sticking it on the shelf next to Harry Potter as one of my all-time favorite books.
ToriStorm More than 1 year ago
I absolute LOVED the book and couldn't put it down, It starts out rather sweet with Hailey and her big sister Holly helping and step dancing at their Uncle Pix's Irish pub. Hailey has typical school issues related to a family tragedy with secrets;) Then Holly disappears & is found "shredded" , The book takes a decidedly darker turn with Hailey deciding to go to Bear Towne University, the premier school of ParaScience. The book is like a young adult Harry Potter but better (IMHO). The secondary characters are AWESOME. A poltergeist that does hair and a Banshee with issues . The characters are complex & you never know who to root for. I couldn't decide who to root for Asher, an Envoy with heart or Fin who just can't make his mind up. I can't wait for book 2 which promises more surprises.
alyssayuri 3 days ago
if you look through my books here in goodreads, the paranormal genre does not belong here. but this book drew me in as i progress in the story. i've been hearing about EERIE for awhile now and seeing a consistent very good rating, it definitely made me curious. I have to admit I was captured with Hailey. she's a very intriguing heroine and courageous too. but she is not a favorite as the story progresses. the other thing that captured me is the world. it's quite original. and i like the idea that the author still favored religion as the reason why everything exists. we never see this in paranormal so that is a plus for me. speaking of the world created, it left me so curious.the things that could be discovered in this world is interesting, but it was set aside for the romance aspect of the book. I see this book more as romance than anything. the way the love triangle was created was so good, but it left me confused. I truly thought that it wasn't an even playing field. Maybe it was because I favored one than the other, that's why it wasn't satisfying for me. i have to commend the friendship element in the book. I love that it was progressing to something better and it is definitely true friendship. I love the differences and the likeness of Hailey and Giselle. they really really well. if anything, with the ending of the book, it just left me more unanswered questions. which is a good thing and a bad thing. Good, because it makes the reader want more of the story and looking forward to the next book. Bad, because it wasn't satisfying... in general, i like the romance and the created world. but the adventure for me was lacking. I think it focused too much on the romance but that romance was crucial to the story though. *i received a copy of this book in exchange for a review
tammer 20 days ago
This genre really does not interest me but I saw the trailer and decided to read it. I am very happy i decided to read Eerie by C.M McCoy because it was fantastic. The characters come to life with every word written. I could feel for every character even the strange ones. Authors often fail to portray strange personalities such as a love struck other worldly being. Yet the reader can feel the hope,anger and anguish throughout the story. I highly recommend reading this book even if you do not read this genre. Kudos to C.M McCoy for penning such a fantastic book.
BelindaClemons 25 days ago
Eerie is such a great story and C.M. McCoy is a great writer. Just the synopsis alone had me rubbing my hands and wanting to get a hold of this book, and it didn't disappoint. C.M. has created a world I cant wait to read again and again.
CelticDruid More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome. I loved the way that the two worlds interacted and the characters. Ms. McCoy has our mundane world border another. Hailey has a lot of personality and fire in her soul. https://journeyingwithceltic.wordpress.com/eerie-by-c-m-mccoy/
Annie_PA More than 1 year ago
I need to start by saying: Y/A and Paranormal books are not my thing. Well that's what i thought, then i read Eerie. This book was a surprise. It starts right into the heart of a mystery . I couldn't help but wonder what would be happening next, and i was only at the beginning. I didn't read this book, i ate it ! I couldn't put it down. I laughed out loud (Alot) , I cried, feared and fell in love. This is what Eerie did to me. You will love this book. Well written with an amazing story telling, Colleen Knows how to write and transport you in the heart of her tale. I cannot wait to continue this great story in the next book. *Reviewed for Teaser Addicts Book Blog
BooksDirect More than 1 year ago
Hailey has recurring dreams featuring a purple-eyed Envoy summoning her to her death. Asher is that Envoy, one of many soul gathers accidentally trapped for the last three thousand years between the Aether and Earth. Now in her senior year of high school, Hailey has to deal with the normal pressures of homework, prom, cute boys, and choosing where to go to college. And then her older sister Holly is abducted. What secret is Fin, the cute bartender, hiding? What happens when the handsome purple-eyed man of Hailey's dreams (literally) walks into her family bar? Strange things start happening around her, but when Hailey goes off to university, the weirdness begins in earnest - not least of which is her roommate from Hell (once again, literally). The Envoys come up with a plan to get back home, but who else will have to die in the process? In the end, the real question is: "Is anything more important than love?" From the sublime to the ridiculous, the author's writing is a melange of Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, and J. K. Rowling. The quotes at the beginning of each chapter are a nice touch and help set the tone. Hints are woven none too subtly into the text (for example, the strange scholarship offers, her mother's necklace, and the Irish dancing), and you just know these things are going to play a big part in the story. The book features an assortment of memorable characters (such as Fin, Uncle Pix, Mrs Lash, Giselle, and Asher) and delightfully quirky critters (such as tea-drinking bookworms, tunneling earworms, carnivorous trees, and Yetis). Eerie is a brilliant combination of horror, thriller, paranormal, romance, and (surprisingly) humor. I especially love the campus tour and Giselle's descriptions of Hailey's dance moves. I'm just not sure about the book title and the cover, which don't convey the humor and quirkiness inherent in the story. Warning: ends on a cliffhanger, but this time I didn't mind. I can't wait to read more about Hailey and Fin. I received this book in return for an honest review. Full blog post: https://booksdirectonline.blogspot.com/2016/09/eerie-by-c-m-mccoy.html
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
I received Eerie through Boundless Book Reviews in exchange for an honest review. I L.O.V.E. anything paranormal and Sci-fi, so I was the lucky one of us 5 girls offered the book! And I do mean LUCKY! This is a huge 5 Boundless stars book! It took me a few chapters to figure it out, but once I did, I was completely in the story. I felt so many emotions with Hailey and I was so intrigued, I could not put it down! If you like any of the genres I mentioned, or just reading a great book, I highly recommend Eerie!...Beth
JaimeLyn More than 1 year ago
This is my new favorite book! Just watch the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHEHAeh47vU and you will have an awesome idea about this book. If you love paranormal books and are looking for a simply divine and unique reading experience that will have you flipping through the pages so deep into the book that you wouldn't even notice a tornado right outside your window this is the read for you! WITHOUT GIVING TOO MUCH AWAY: Hailey and Holly are close sisters and Orphan's working in a pub when all hell breaks loose. Hailey finds herself on a quest to find out what happened on a night that would change her life forever. Hailey is also the target of an Envoy (Asher) who has the important task of being her destroyer to save their kind. Asher has a bigger problem because he is also hell bent on saving her as he's fallen in love with her over the years he's watched her. What will he do?!?! you have to read this :D The cast of characters in this book and locations are just awesome, Banshees, yetis, zombies, enyos OH MY! This book is so unique in the paranormal world that I love. I'm fangirling so hard and this is definitely a re-read for me.
ErinsBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. Let me tell you what a ride! This book had me guessing the whole time I was reading it. I feel like it is supposed to be some kind of modern day Beauty and the Beast story with a twist. At least that is how it read to me. Hailey is kind of a private shy girl with a heart of gold. She does have her little hiccups, the occasional f off moments, but no real malice behind them. She loves her sister, dancing, and sometimes the Asher when he’s not being a controlling a hole. Because of her pure heart she has gained the attention of an Envoy. A keeper of the land of the dead or Eather as they call it. Asher is dark and mysterious and hot as hell. As an Envoy they are supposed to have ‘feelings’ and could be killed by other Envoy’s if he is ever discovered, but he can’t help the way Hailey makes him feel, even when it makes him mad at times. He is determined to keep her safe and be with her forever. The characters in this book are real and unique. I couldn’t get enough of them. The love triangle that seems to develop makes me think of if Gaston had actually been given a chance. Which in this story I found myself rooting for him instead of the Beast. Overall, an enjoyable, if mind boggling in parts, read. I can’t wait to see what happens next, because the cliffhanger at the end is killer! I give it 5 bunnies!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a ride! This is a must read. I got this book for from an email blast and quickly after reading it bought it for my friends to get hooked on it as well. Genre: youth to 100 - paranormal Language: a few here or there but your kids probably hear more from you. Sex & nudity: a M&M candy commercial is dirtier than this - a poltergeist took her clothes in her dorm bathroom. Story: I usually don't like love triangles but this was handled in a way I didn't even realized I was reading one. That's how well this author writes. It had quirky characters, humor, Tragedy, love, friendship, disguised loyalty, gore, suspense, bullying, ugly duckling to swan themes, etc. I need a dictionary and a thesaurus to describe all the ways I love this book. The main and sub characters blended so well with their banter, relationships, and story development. It was never a dull moment and before you know it you finished the book and can't believe its 3:30 in the morning... Going what, no book 2 to jump into? Realizing wait I have work in a few hours and kids to take care of...sigh. Enjoy the book, get others to read so you can keep talking about it and enjoy the bliss of reading a really great book.
irener More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book I really did. However I felt like Hailey at times. When she would ask her Uncle what was going on, she would only get half the story. Uncle Pix would start to tell Hailey about their family then the other uncles would make a grunt and Pix would clam up. I know Hailey was getting mad. I do have to say that this book is enriched with knowledge when it is given to Hailey. I totally felt like I was walking in her shoes or her wellies. She didn't know what was really going on, when she did put things together it seemed at the last minute, and it was to late. I would really like to read the next book. The way this one ended left you hanging in a way. Not saying much but when you do read this book your jaw will drop.