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Perched on a fog-shrouded hillside high above an isolated California coastal town, the once-opulent inn was neglected for decades. Now restored to its former glory and filled with well-heeled guests, The Candle Bay Hotel and Spa owes its remarkable renaissance to its new owners, the Darlings. Yet the seemingly all-American hosts hide a chilling, age-old family s
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Pinnacle (first published 2001)
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Jonathan
Candle Bay is the third book I’ve read by Tamara Thorne. I almost feel suspect leaving another 5 star review, because I rated her books Haunted and Moonfall 5 stars. But, I have to rate Candle Bay 5 stars as well. I guess her style of writing is just my one of my favorites. Again she blends horror with subtle humor which is rare. Hell she could probably redesign my phone book at this point and it would be 5 stars. I’m sure it would have my neighbors all classified as “Freaks, Do-Gooders, Pompous ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
So many many years ago, I read two of Tamara Thorne's books, Haunted and Moonfall, they were incredible! They were creepy scary and just down right frightening in some sense. So I decided I wanted to give her vampire novel a try, Candle Bay. I was expecting the same sort of creepy scary story that scared teh beejezus out of me, but that's not exactly what I go unfortunately.

That's not to say Candle Bay was a bad read, it was quite good. Sort of like one of my usual Urban Fantasy reads, except a
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Elke
Another book I desperately wanted to read since it first came out, but managed to do so only 10 years later for several dumb reasons:
1. delayed purchase until it was out-of-print - aargh
2. couldn't find an affordable used copy - grmph
3. let it sit on my shelf for fear it might not meet my expections
Talk about missed opportunities...almost...

But back to the subject:
My expectations for Candle Bay have always been high in the sky, due to its summary which got me hooked immediately, mostly positive
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Steph Moyer
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Christine Bowles
Well, I think the fact that it took me nearly 2 months to read this one should be an indication of how much I liked it. And if it wasn't, I was sur eto give it only 2 stars. I enjoyed most of the book, was ever sure I would finish it rather quickly, but by the midway point I found the story slacking off. I wasn't thrilled with it to say the least. I wish it had been better.
Maybe some time in the future I will try ot give another one Of Thorne's books a go, but at this time I am not wholly impre
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Mari
I different kind of vampire book. I she writes another.
Christy Letterman Fair
It wasn't my favorite Tamara Thorne book but the scene and character development were good as usual. It kept me interested. It could have had a stronger ending but I will read the next book for sure.
Peggy
Got this saved for you too.This hotel is full of those pesky,sexy vampire`s & one wittle human...lol...*smack`s blood smeared lip`s* lmao
Linda
Vampires! What a scary and addictive escape. You put it down but keep going back.
Amanda
Great campy vampire fiction. Perfect for a day at the beach.
Heather Jacobs
Easy vampire read, fun! And I'm not usually a vampire fan.
Nancy
book would have gotten 3 stars if ending wasnt so weak
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Tamara Thorne has collected ghost stories, true and fictional, since she saw her first Twilight Zone as a tot, and continues to this day. In addition to writing novels and stories of the paranormal, she also writes non-fiction and is an active ghost hunter. She makes her home in southern California with her husband and their feline family and when she’s not writing, can be found haunting ghost tow ...more
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“In their rooms, some guests read or made love, but most of them slept, blissfully unaware of the fact that their innkeepers were losing their minds.” 1 likes
“Carol Anne had a bad case of motor-mouth. Amanda wanted to install a muffler.” 1 likes
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