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Devil's Mountain (The Devlin Legacy #1)

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You will hate Him for all that he's taken, but you will love Him. God help you, you will love Him.

Mary Devlin accepted her fate years ago, to serve Slanaitheoir, the mountain spirit who saved her ancestors from the Irish Famine. The hauntingly beautiful woman submitted to His every caress, His every humiliation, but He’s gone too far by threatening her family.

Mary’s daug

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ebook, 1st edition, 122 pages
Published June 18th 2012 by Lyrical Press (first published May 9th 2012)
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Midu Hadi
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Ambyr
I received this book from the Author for an honest review.

In each book I read, I either have to like the character as a person, or at least understand them; their tone, their actions, and their motives.

In Devil's Mountain, this seemed to be secondary. I understood both main characters, but they almost seemed like filler to the real story. This wasn't a bad thing. I can't think of a single book I've read that the characters seemed less important than the actual story, and it work for the book. G
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Kathleen Patel
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Caroline Collins married the love of her life. Bobby Connelly was perfect for her. It was like a fairytale, right up to the rehearsal dinner. That’s when things started to get ugly.

The arrival of Bobby’s beautiful mother, Mary, sparked some old memories…or were they old “wives tales”? Caroline’s mother, Nellie, suddenly began spouting superstitions, accusing Mary of having made a pact with the devil. Apparently Nellie and Mary had grown up in the same mountain society in Ireland. Nellie tried t
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Kimberly
Sep 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was nothing like I expected. The summary for the book while it is intriguing tells very little about the book so I thought that this would be the typical paranormal/fantasy romance read. A bit of fluff and some magic or something of the like here and there. Boy, was I ever wrong.

As soon as I started the book last night I was hooked. I love how the book started off in the middle of the story and then switched to the beginning. I'm not sure why but I really enjoy it when authors employ t
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Carrie Vaughn
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
At first I was a little put off by the way this story was told. However, to give all the information and to keep the action moving, I can't really see any other way it could have been told. The story begins with a young woman named Caroline at her wedding to Bobby Connelly. The pair met in New York, but both of their families were from a very small area of Ireland and both families had ties back to Devlin's Mountain. Caroline's mother had known Bobby's mother and although neither of them will sa ...more
Ruby
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal lovers
I have always been into Irish and Celtic based stories. So this book caught my attention when I read the synopsis. I love the combination of history and myth In this book, to me it made it seem even more real.
My feelings for Caroline Changed multiple times during the duration of the book. At first I liked her but then It came to the point when she said she would rather die if she could not have a child, My heart went out to Bobby at that point. Bobby was one of my favorites from the beginning,
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Andrea Guy
I've read two of Bernadette Walsh's other books and loved them. However both of them fell into the Women's Fiction category, so I wasn't sure what to make of Devil's Mountain when I saw it was a paranormal.

I'm glad I gave it a shot!

Bernadette does a great job with creating characters that stick with you. Plus it has those great paranormal elements, witches and an evil spirit.

The story in an interweaving of two stories, Bobby and his wife Caroline and his mother Mary and Slanaitheoir a rather ran
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Caroline Collins is marrying Bobby Connelly yet her mother Nellie objects to this marriage. Nellie believes that Caroline is in danger and says that Caroline will regret not listening to her. After visiting Ireland on holiday, Nellie believes that Caroline made a deal with the devil to become pregnant. Nellie refuses to believe Caroline did not and moves to another state far away from Caroline. Meanwhile Mary Connelly is happy for her son yet glad Caroline is finally pregnant. She worries about ...more
Claire
Nov 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I was given this by the author in exchange for an honest review. (R2R program, Lovers of the Paranormal.)

While I thoroughly enjoyed this story, it left me wanting more. (This is me being greedy for more details I guess, about the characters and what not.) The characters are believable, the landscape she conjures is beautiful, (how could it not be, being Ireland =P)and the story itself is really grabbing! I found myself a little lost at some points in the story, and I would have to back track a c
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Carin
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was billed as horror/paranormal and while not a huge horror fan I thought what the heck. I am glad I did it is a unique combination that follows 5 Irish families and the deal they make with the mountain spirit to survive.
Rather than start at the beginning or the end this book starts in the middle and then you go back to get the back story and then forward to finish the book. I thought this was a very good way to give you the information and back story without trying to dump it on. The
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Deana-Coffee, Books, Life Blog

We begin with a young woman named Caroline at her wedding to Bobby Connelly. The couple met in New York, but both of their families hail from a very small area of Ireland. Both families have roots that tie them back to Devlin’s Mountain. Caroline’s mother Nellie had known Bobby’s mother Mary since childhood. Nellie screams that Mary is a witch and will not approve of the wedding.

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Jacquelyn Smith
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: yes
Recommended to Jacquelyn by: everyone
Shelves: r2r
I had a moment; this is when I remembered why I have started reading again.
Devil’s Mountain, it took me on a journey through life ups and downs, I felt the choice joys, love, the desperation, the loneliness, and the heartaches.
To bring it back into the focus a touch of paranormal, needless to say I loved this book.
I am not putting spoilers in this review there is no need, this is a must read for all.

Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-and-review
This story was really great. I liked how it mostly took place in Ireland, how the main evil god was evil but lovely at the same time! How the author tied 9-11 into the story. Just a great read.
I would love to see Kathy's story maybe? Mary tried to tell everyone but, oh no they thought she was crazy! Just a fabulous read!!
BRAVO

I was given this story by author for an honest review
Susan
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
I don't want to say to much and spoil it, so I'll just say.......Fantastic book, had a really hard time putting it down! Filled with mystery, romance and a bit spooky, Bernadette Walsh out did her self with this one and kept me guessing right to the end. A must read for all who love paranormal romance!
Traci
Nov 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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Lauren
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**

Okay, this book was a little creepy for me. Many emotions happened for me in this book.
Two Irish families come together for the wedding of Bobby and Caroline. When the mother of the bride, Nellie, sees the mother of the groom, Mary, Nellie starts screaming, telling Caroline she cannot marry into that family. The wedding proceeds anyway. Mary goes back home to Devlin's Mountain in Ireland, where she Is summoned by Slanaitheoir. I'm not sure how that's pronounced by the way
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Romancing the Book
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Deana
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

We begin with a young woman named Caroline at her wedding to Bobby Connelly. The couple met in New York, but both of their families hail from a very small area of Ireland. Both families have roots that tie them back to Devlin’s Mountain. Caroline’s mother Nellie had known Bobby’s mother Mary since childhood. Nellie screams that Mary is a witch and will not approve of the wedding.

Our couple wed
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Lynelle Clark
Sep 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, fantasy
This was as it said a Fantasy Romance(Horror) in the genre division. Caroline had one desire, to have kids of her own. But it came at a cost she did not understand.
The story is set against the back drop of Devil Mountain where five families made a bargain with the devil and generation after generation of women must pay the price. Caroline was unaware of this bargain, unaware of the devil that only her mother-in-law could see. The village thought the woman Mary was out of her mind but she was the
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Dana Wright
This book was a paranormal romance with some pretty creepy vibes. The mythology behind it was intense, with the Devlin women being enslaved to the devil Slanaitheoir until he freed them with their death and he would take the next female in the line. Yup. Sounds like a "marriage" made in Hell alright. This book incited all kinds of emotions and is filled with love, longing, hate and a whole lot of loss. Sometimes it was hard to tell which POV I was reading, but this did not detract too much from ...more
Cori
Feb 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I signed up to read the second book in this trilogy and went ahead and bought the first because I can't stand not reading things in order.  I sit down to read this book and inhaled it in one sitting.  The plot is thrilling as you fear for the characters lives and the lives of their loved ones.  The characters themselves are full of real personalities, having faults of real people.  I love and hate Mary and Caroline and could not stop reading about their fate.  This book was quick to read and has ...more
Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)
I have been asked to not review this book upon the author's request.
Heather
Dec 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
I didn't care about any of these characters. Really flat.
Patricia
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book, can't put it down!! Just when I think I know what is going to happen there is a surprise. This book has both romance and mystery
Katie Michaels
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