Waking the Dead

The Dead Series Book 2

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“Trust me, Kerry Blaisdell is your new obsession. I’m a huge fan!” ~Lenora Bell, USA Today Bestselling Author

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{WARNING: Blurb contains spoilers for Book One – READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!}

Hyacinth always assumed dying would simplify her life. But when her new boss, Archangel Michael, sends her on her first official mission—to retrieve a powerful rock from a collector in Germany—things go downhill fast. For one thing, the Dead keep popping up, expecting her to guide them to the Afterlife. For another, her part-demon nephew Geordi’s powers are starting to leak out, at age seven. What if Michael finds out about him? Worse, what if Satan does?

Then there’s her love life-after-death. Rooming with a dead French cop no one else can see is complicated enough. But when Jason, Geordi’s lying Dioguardi Demon cousin, resurrects himself—so to speak—all Hell breaks loose. Literally. Can Hyacinth get Michael’s rock back before Satan steals its powers and breaks free of his prison? Or will her single-minded pursuit put those she loves—and the rest of the world—in the path of Satan’s fury?





“…A very engrossing romantic and fantasy blockbuster of a tale…sure to keep readers turning the pages from cover to cover. Author Kerry Blaisdell has crafted an addictive work of fiction with plenty of romantic twists, wit, and warfare…. Particularly impressive…was the interplay between its central characters, which drives the action and adds wit, sass, and all-out humor [to] the more serious, dangerous, and dark plot elements…. I would highly recommend Waking the Dead to fans of high drama and high stakes action-romances, atmospheric fantasy adventure writing, and for enthusiasts of quirky darkly edged fiction everywhere.” ~K.C. Finn, Reader’s Favorite, June 2021

4-and-1-half-stars “Fans of television shows like ‘Constantine’ or ‘Supernatural’ will absolutely love this book. Waking the Dead, as its title implies, is full of demons, ghosts and the supernatural. Not only that, the novel dives deep into religion, legend, and mythology. Seeing characters like Michael and Charon pop in will make paranormal fans cheer! The main character, Hyacinth, is phenomenal and develops so much in this book. The only issue is that readers may want to read the first book in the series first. This can be read as a standalone, but it is obvious that the book picks up right after the first book, leaving some questions as to what is going on.” ~Amanda Hupe, InD’tale Magazine

5-plus-stars-smaller “I’ve been waiting a year for this sequel to the RITA Finalist, Debriefing the Dead, and oh boy, it was worth it. From the first page, I was riveted to the story. Hyacinth gets to experience the darker part of being dead and working for Michael. There’s a definite darker feel to this book and I loved it. Mythology, demon worshipping, demon prejudice and romance all play a part in Waking the Dead. There’s a certain sub-plot that not only rang true historically but scared the crap out of me. I had to continue telling myself it was only a story, not real. Because if it was, damn, I’m heading for the hills.” ~N.N. Light’s Book Heaven

“[Waking the Dead] is like book one [in the series], fun in a strange way as I read just how much trouble Hyacinth can get into. Geordi is a wonderful seven year old and smart beyond his years. The book ends in a cliffhanger and although that is something I totally hate, every once in a while a book and the characters are so good I just overlook that, and this is one of those books and series.” ~Linda Tonis, The Paranormal Romance Guild

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