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The MacKinnon Curse (IAN) novella
     

The MacKinnon Curse (IAN) novella

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by J.A. Templeton
 
Written from Ian's point-of-view!

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 more concerned about those he cares about the most...and with good reason.

THE MACKINNON

Overview

Written from Ian's point-of-view!

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 more 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

BN ID:
2940015013665
Publisher:
Julia Templeton
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Series:
The MacKinnon Curse , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
810,022
File size:
804 KB

Meet the Author

J.A. Templeton is the YA pen name for adult romance author Julia Templeton. Aside from reading and writing, she enjoys research, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Married to her high school sweetheart, Julia lives in Washington state.

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The MacKinnon Curse (IAN) novella 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the build-up was rushed, this was an interesting story. These little novellas are meant to draw people into another story, but the authors are rushing through what could be an interesting book in itself. Will read the next one.
PCGA More than 1 year ago
This novella left me wondering if I should care about any of the characters.  They all spoke the same and didn't particularly sound appropriate to the time period.  And the story was written in first person to boot.  The premise of the story was promising, but the plot was rushed and incompletely developed.  Kudos to the author for solid editing, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannt not get enough. LOVE this series. Fast read keeps me thinking and wanting more..... THANK YOU
JAN27 More than 1 year ago
Loved the whole MACKINNON series! Fast and easy...keeps you interested!
Harmony323 More than 1 year 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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