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Recent Reviews and TV News

So it's official... CBS bought the TV option to Past Midnight! No, this doesn't mean it will be on TV in the Fall. It does mean that the network can now make a pilot-- if they want. We'll see.

Also, another novella in the series (Haunting the Night) will be released next month! Cover coming soon.

On to the recent reviews of One Hundred Candles:

Review from Fic Talk: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/172930860

One Hundred Candles is the second book in Mara Purnhagen's Past Midnight series. I was completely blown away by this
book. A very, very strong sequel, in my opinion. Wickedly intriguing, exciting, and riveting. It was scarier, there were new things happening for Charlotte, for her family.

Review from The Baryon Review: http://thebaryonreview.blogspot.com/2011/06/ghouls-and-more.html

The exciting sequel to Past Midnight is a fun teen angst paranormal thriller starring a realistic family dealing
with paranormal phenomena. The key is that the four Silvers and Shane act normal including reacting in a way to what they encounter in a plausible manner. Young adult readers will appreciate One Hundred Candles as Mara Purnhagen goes golden with this enjoyable teen urban fantasy.

Review of first two books from
Bookworm Lisa:

I would say that the paranormal activity is more intense in the second book. I felt more connected to the story and was
drawn into the world that Mara created. I liked the way the story was written. It is perfect for the audience, the young adult and teenager. The emotional issues were expressed well and I think many could relate with them.


Series review from Libra Ago: http://ht.ly/5eZAX

Enter Mara Purnhagen, who has written creepy ghost stories that make me want to burn the candles late into the night as I read, even with the possibility that I won't be able to sleep in a creaking house later. The premise struck me immediately—the daughter of ghost debunkers is followed home by the spooks that apparently don't exist—the writing and characterization are solid enough to provide a captivating story. While her books will probably be classified as paranormal romance, I prefer to think of them as magical realism. These ghosts are the goosebumpily realistic kind that could potentially happen to anyone—if you believe in ghosts. Maybe even if you didn't.

Review from author Yolanda

I absolutely loved this book! I couldn't stop reading it. Charlotte's a very engaging narrator and I'm instantly hooked into her stories. I also like her friends, they're all interesting in their own way. Her family life intrigues me, and Noah's not only a good friend but he's also a sweetheart.
In some places, this book is downright creepy. It's also sad, but so awesome! I enjoyed everything about it, and can't wait for the next book.

Five-Star Review from Red House Books: http://redhousebooks.blogspot.com/2011/06/book-review-one-hundred-candles-past.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+RedHouseBooks+%28Red+House+Books%29&utm_content=IceRocket+Blog+Search

I love Mara Purnhagen's writing . It's very easy to get immersed in her style and I loved feeling like I was experiencing the story instead of just
reading about it.Not a whole lot I can say without giving too much away. BUT if you like ghosts stories like I do, you should really pick up this series.


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Jun. 23rd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the CBS deal! I hope they do make it into a TV show. :)

Can't wait to hear more about the novella--does it fit between the second and third books? I've already got the third book on preorder. :D

Thanks for listing my review, btw.

Have a great day!
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