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Monday, January 9, 2017

Audiobookworm Promotions Presents: Halfway Dead by Terry Maggert; #AudiobookTour, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

Author: Terry Maggert
Narrator: Erin Spencer
Length: 7h 12m
Publisher: Terry Maggert⎮2015
Genre: Paranormal
Release date: Aug. 07, 2015
Rating: 5 Stars

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Audiobookworm Promotions and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Carlie McEwan loves many things. She loves being a witch. She loves her town of Halfway, NY - a tourist destination nestled on the shores of an Adirondack lake. Carlie loves her enormous familiar, Gus, who is 25 pounds of judgmental Maine Coon cat, and she positively worships her grandmother, a witch of incredible power and wisdom. Carlie spends her days cooking at the finest - and only - real diner in town, and her life is a balance between magic and the mundane, just as she likes it.

When a blond stranger sits at the diner counter and calls her by name, that balance is gone. Major Pickford asks Carlie to lead him into the deepest shadows of the forest to find a mythical circle of chestnut trees, thought lost to forever to mankind. There are ghosts in the forest, and one of them cries out to Carlie across the years. Come find me.

Danger, like the shadowed pools of the forest, can run deep. The danger is real, but Carlie's magic is born of a pure spirit. With the help of Gus, and Gran, and a rugged cop who really does want to save the world, she'll fight to bring a ghost home, and deliver justice to a murderer who hides in the cool, mysterious green of a forest gone mad with magic.

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My Thoughts:

What made the experience of listening to Halfway Dead the most enjoyable?

I think that Ms. Spencer was the perfect match for this book. She had the perfect tone that will have you sit back, relax, and just listen as she tells this tale. Ms. Spencer also left me wanting more by the time the story ended.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Halfway Dead?

My most memorable moment came as we were getting toward the end of the story. Carly had an agenda, she actually had two but it was nice to see that she was able to help her family. It was a teary moment - it will touch your heart.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite moment came when Carly was able to kick a** against the evil of the piece. She has a confidence in her ability and with some help from Wulfric and Jim she is able to defeat him. But it's also a scene that had me feeling sorry for Jim.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment, actually moments, that moved me were when Carly and her grandmother were together. It brought back great memories of the times I spent with my own grandmother - minus the extra abilities. That just made me jealous.

Any additional comments?

It's a story that had me wanting to take a walk in a forest to see if I could discover its secrets. But you have to make sure that you go in there with the right people because you just never know what you are going to find. So if you love getting out and enjoying nature, why not take something to help pass the time. Ms. Spencer made my choice easy as to whether I would enjoy reading this series or listening to this series. For me, personally, she was Carly and if I wanted to continue getting to know her I'm going to have to listen to the rest of the series.


Left-handed. Father of an apparent nudist. Husband to a half-Norwegian. Herder of cats and dogs. Lover of pie. I write books. I've had an unhealthy fascination with dragons since the age of-- well, for a while. Native Floridian. Current Tennessean. Location subject to change based on insurrection, upheaval, or availability of coffee. Nine books and counting, with no end in sight. You've been warned.
Erin loves audiobooks! As an actress, they have allowed her to creatively stretch by playing all kinds of characters, all kinds of ages and all kinds of accents! She voiced roles in the Audie award winning title, Illuminae and was also nominated for a Voice Arts Award in the romance category. She has narrated over 100 titles and as an audiobook director has worked on at least 100 more. She has worked for most of the major publishers and also enjoys working with indie writers who are some of the most talented writers out there! Follow her on Twitter @ErinSpencerLA or find her on Facebook, Erin Spencer Actress.


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