Monday, 1 May 2017

The Gallows Novels by Sharon Stevenson

Books 1-6 

Twins, Shaun and Sarah are as different as chalk and cheese, but both are demon trackers.

Shaun is more of a loner and doesn't like his job, while Sarah jumps in with both feet and gets the job done, while still finding time for her friends. The story is told from their points of view which, in my opinion, gives more of an insight into their individual characters.

Demons, vampires, werewolves, witches and fairies... this series has them all!

The books are fast-paced, easy to read, and enjoyable. I originally bought book 1, but having read that, bought the box set 1-3 followed soon after by the second box set (books 4-6).

The Books:

Blood Bound
Book 1

19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble—mostly the kind with fangs—but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.

When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…

Demon Divided
Book 2

With a demon getting into her dreams, a vampire in her basement, and an ex who wants a second chance, Sarah’s one big mistake is really coming back to bite her...

Six months after making a bond with the demon possessing Ben’s body, Sarah is struggling to find a way to break free of his hold on her. When she finds out the vampire lied about his maker, she’s faced with more difficult decisions that could make her situation even worse.

Clueless to what his sister is going through, Shaun has been spending time in White Oaks on the pretence of training with his parents. He’s determined to find out who the mysterious Elle is working for and he’s definitely not stalking her.

A deadly threat surfaces in White Oaks and the twins have to neutralise it before their Council find out. It would just be another day’s work, if Shaun wasn’t being accused of murder and Sarah wasn’t being driven to distraction by her demon...

Fate Fallen
Book 3

Tensions run high when Shaun Gallows takes his psychic girlfriend to Shadow’s Grove in the hopes of unravelling a mystery he’s become obsessed with. The strange little town holds more than one secret, and their visit triggers a chain of events that lead to Shaun uncovering a truth about his destiny, alongside a deadly new threat to humanity.

Meanwhile, Sarah Gallows’ problems with men seem to be multiplying as she pushes back Ben’s advances, tries to do the right thing by Ray, and wonders how she’s going to break her bond to the demon War. When her mother finds out she took Ray on a vampire hunt, she’s given an ultimatum that forces her to rethink her relationship with her human boyfriend.

Curse Corrupted
Book 4

Twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to dealing with supernatural threats, but what happens when that threat comes from within?

Captured by werewolves, Shaun is forced to make a decision that could change his fate completely. Becoming a wolf would change everything for him, and he only has a few days to figure out what he wants before the corruption becomes permanent.

Marked for death, Sarah must find a way to defeat a demon and avoid being dragged to Hell. Her demon bond might be the key to her survival, but can she trust War to look after her best interests when he could have her to himself in Hell?

Time is running out. Will the twins make the right choices?

Hell Halved
Book 5
***The following description contains spoilers***

Twin demon trackers Sarah and Shaun Gallows are used to taking out supernatural threats...

Sarah is determined to take on powerful vampire Red Carling, even if she has to work with his crazy daughter Melissa to get the job done. Together they set off to seek out the witch who made him, heading into White Oak's one and only vampire brothel.

Shaun spends time with Teri to find out what his purpose is as the Seelie Knight. He lets slip that Roman is missing and the pressure is then on to find the Darklands fairy, heightening when Teri demands her necklace back in an attempt to find her ex-boyfriend herself. To top off his growing list of problems, his sister expects him to work with Ben to take out Red Carling's vampires.

When Flicky accidentally summons a demon while trying to help Sarah's best friend Dev, her confidence is shattered and her nerves shot. The twins need her magic for the big fight but she's not so sure she's up to the task.

Sarah knows it isn't going to be easy but she also knows they all need to work together to get through this. It's time for the most powerful vampire in town to eat stake.

Spirit Splintered
Book 6
***The following description contains spoilers***

Shaun is suspicious that something mysterious is going on in Ravenstow and as he gets closer to uncovering the identity of the tracker who wiped Sarah’s memory, his destiny also becomes clearer.

Sarah is struggling with Ray’s extended absence, spending all her spare time with Dev and exhausting all avenues to track her missing fiancĂ©, she begins to let him go, angry that he hasn’t contacted her or explained himself.

Meanwhile Ray is enduring the torture of being joined with a demon to become the man he believes Sarah needs him to be. He is determined to make it through his change, but will Sarah still be waiting for him when he makes it back to her?

***Be warned this book is New Adult Modern Fantasy, not YA. It is not suitable for younger readers as it contains profanity & sexual references.

The Author:

I'm the twisted mind behind The Gallows Novels and the After Death Series. If you want to know a bit about me, here it is: I spend too much time indoors and probably watch too many horror films. Some of my favourite things are; Alone time, people who know when to shut up, having a drink, eating pizza (usually after having too much drink the night before), reading books, adult swim cartoons, bad horror and sci-fi movies, proper good TV shows like Dexter & The Walking Dead, and last but not least having a laugh with my hilarious other half - this would usually include some of the above.

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