The Dead Series Book 1
“I really enjoyed this book! If you’re looking for a paranormal that’s a little different, then this is it!” ~Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times Bestselling Author
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The only thing Hyacinth wants is her life back. Literally. She and her sister were murdered by Demons, leaving her young nephew, Geordi, to his father’s family in the brutal Sicilian Mob. Then Archangel Michael offers her a deal: recapture a powerful rock the Demons stole, and she can live long enough to find Geordi a safe home. Refuse, and she’ll continue up (or down) to the Afterlife.
So, slightly more alive than dead, she heads for Turkey and the Demons, taking Geordi, her mysterious neighbor Jason, and a sexy dead guy only she can see with her. But the hardest part won’t be battling Demons, meeting Satan, or dodging Middle Eastern customs—it will be later, when Geordi is settled, and Michael rips her away again. How can she abandon her nephew? Or can she outwit the Angel of Death himself, and stay with Geordi forever?
- Royal Palm Literary Award Gold Medal for Best Published Fantasy of 2019
- InD’tale Magazine 2019 RONE Award for Best Paranormal: Long
- HOLT Medallion Double Winner: Best Paranormal & Best First Book of 2019
- Bronze Medal Winner – 2020 Reader’s Favorite Award for Best Urban Fantasy
- Romance Writers of America 2019 RITA® Award Finalist for Best Paranormal
- Booksellers Best 2019 Patti Shenberger Best First Book Award Finalist
“The supernatural mystery and suspense elements drive the fast-paced plot forward, combined with enough romance to add sentimental flair between the characters. Balanced with a sense of fun and quirky situations, Debriefing the Dead is excellently imaginative and hard to put down. So what’s next for Geordi’s devoted and fearless “Tata Hyhy”? I’m eager to find out how the story will continue. Overall, an exciting supernatural thriller from Kerry Blaisdell for fans of the genre. ” ~Lit Amri, Reader’s Favorite
“DEBRIEFING THE DEAD is fun and smart, ambitious and self-aware…. It is well-written, researched, and edited. It doesn’t turn away from horrors and the horrible consequences of horrors. It asks big questions and doesn’t always provide the reader with comforting answers. It treats the reader like a grown-up. Author Kerry Blaisdell is a professional, and the fact that it comes as such a relief to me makes me wonder if I should re-examine my reading life.” ~ Fiorella Mauro, The Romance Reviews
“Hyacinth is a well-crafted character with a deep, intriguing personality. She really feels rounded and three-dimensional, like an actual person. The love interests were interesting too, in particular Eric, since his peculiar situation makes him all the more enthralling. The ending is unexpected, the pacing is fast, and the writing is pretty good as well. With so many twists, turns and secrets, this book is a fun, original, adventurous novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. ” ~Majanka Verstraete, InD’tale Magazine
“To say I loved this book is such an understatement…I freaking LOVED it! It’s got adventure, archaeology, paranormal, action, spirituality (Heaven/Hell/archangels/demons/Satan/death/afterlife), a touch of romance, history, travel… For it being Kerry Blaisdell’s debut, it’s incredibly written without a flaw in the plot. The characters are so well-conceived and fleshed out, they appeared to come to life.” ~N.N. Light, Book Heaven: Matching Books to Readers Since 1990
“An amazing story filled with secrets and surprises and an adorable seven year old. The story doesn’t lack in suspense and left me hurrying to finish so I could find out what Jason’s secret was. I can’t wait for the next book in the series which I hope will be sooner rather than later.” ~Linda Tonis, The Paranormal Romance Guild
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