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Dark Passage

(Dark Passage #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  315 ratings  ·  108 reviews
Peel back what we know as reality and there is an unseen world that is just waiting for you to enter. No one ever really dies and if we look hard enough we will find the unseen.

The way through the veil has been closed for many centuries but great evil is being unleashed and the two worlds are merging.

There are a chosen few who will walk the way of the dead and discover th
Paperback, 334 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by White Horse Publishing
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M.L. Woolley
Mar 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I cant believe that we are nearing the end of the summer! The months have flown past and fall is right around the corner- I have been busy with work and all of the other things that occupy my life- I have been working on part two and also have started a new series- I love to write and put ideas to paper. It can be a consuming passion and after a few months off I simply must get back at it- I hope you have had a wonderful summer and took time to enjoy yourself!

Received this from a blogger and it
Laura Thomas
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Every now and then I read a book that catches me by surprise. Expecting a haunted house story, I instead discovered a tale about the human struggle to find our place in this world. This story is told from multiple points of view which makes it fun and easy to understand.
The story centers around an old Victorian house in Olalla, on the Dark Passage of the Puget Sound.
Bill has come to Olalla to look for inspiration about a book. He is drawn to an estate sale at an old house where, for reasons unkn
Isabelle Banks
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Isabelle by: U of Texas friend
Well, another Indie author that is going places. This is an eerie book that has an intriguing romance unlike any I have read in a long time. The characters come to life on the pages and the story is interwover with clarity. Different POV's are used which made it easy to get inside each character's head. GREAT read, unique and I am really looking forward to the series. This Indie is better than most published books. Really.

Isabelle :D
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Brittani Lyles
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Paranormal is my favorite and finding something different than the usual vampire books has been a challenge. Loved the premise of this story, the romance rocked and the characters seemed real and drew me into the book. Ivy is a quirky girl, real and strong minded which is a nice change from the oh so perfect Bella. She has been around the block and yet has a vulnerable side to her. Good read and looking forward to the other books in the series. _ Brittani
Patti Clark
Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read through all the reviews before purchasing this book. First off let me say this book is interactive- makes you think but I thought it was also an easy read. Those of us with some life experience will appreciate the depth and intensity. The characters Jump off the page and the content is varied. Since this is a paranormal/ thriller it is exactly what I expected and even more- what I look for in this type of book. Now to the nitty gritty. Characters were well developed and I was endeared to ...more
Allie Kig
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was not expecting a good read but it was free so thought I would try it. Scary parts, funny, sad... characters were well developed. It is better developed than the major published books (characters seem real) and the story line is alive (many major best sellers are flat). There is some very minor formating issues on the Kindle but I just bought a Koontz and it had the same issues. I gave it 5 stars because it has heart, great story line and the characters jump off the pages. It was a very good ...more
Annie Walters
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was surprised by how much I really liked the book. Paranormal story unlike any I have read in a long while. Not your typical good girl seduced by a vampire story. The characters are strong but vulnerable and flawed. Yes, flawed. Surprising that anyone would relate to flawed I thought at first too. I found myself relating more than I anticipated and was drawn into the story. Be prepared to stay up late as it's a page turner.
Sandy Tran
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a fast paced page turned. Edge of your seat and no yawning. Characters are so well developed that I felt like I knew them personally. Their stories seem so real they feel like friends. I don't want to spoil it but suffice to say this is one that you pull out to read again. Rebecca is another I have that I read again every couple of years. I'll be buying the paperback of this one.

Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazing book....very interesting and a little emotional. This is the first book I have read of M.L. Woolley and what a start. DARK PASSAGE is well written, with characters that come alive and jump off the pages. It is filled with mystery and romance, with twist and turns that will keep the pages turning. What more can a reader ask for, this is a book I would read again and again.

I recieved this book from M.L. Woolley, thank-you so much no reader could praise this book enough.
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just finished Dark Passage and really enjoyed this paranormal storyline filled with plenty of mystery, intrigue, and eeriness. The author did a great job of storytelling by using the POV of several of the characters. Yes, this book is also scary with evil and hideous creatures; can't wait for the next book in the series!
Kayla Spotsa
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was taken by surprise by this one. It has many elements, twists and turns. After reading it I found myself thinking about it and going through the story in my mind. It is one of those books you could read many times and discover something new. It is a book that older people will love as it explores so many issues- some I have experienced and i was deeply moved throughout the book.
Michaela Featherstone
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really gripping, I started reading it last evening and didn't go to bed until finishing it in the morning, it was really that good! Highly recommended and plan on buying every new book in the series as it comes out-
Adena Proctor
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free ebook from the author. I enjoy paranormal and especially ghosts so downloaded it. Well, I was reading the first 16 chapters and had to get up at 5 am for work. With a few hours of work and after a 10 hour shift I was back home to finish the book. The characters were not innocent young girls on their first date. They reached out to me in so many ways. I don't want to spoil it for you but I cried in several parts and found myself hoping that everyone would somehow find their way ...more
Heather Atkins
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! This book came to me by way of a blogger who reviews both contemporary literature and a range of other Genre. As a college instructor I found it to have great depth, insight and much more than meets the eye. It is a book that takes you through not only an "on the edge of your seat" paranormal story but also exploration of human nature. I immediately thought of the Alchemist when reading this book but with a much more intense story. The book made me think and yet was also an easy read. ...more
Carolyn Bolt
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults and YA
Recommended to Carolyn by: Goodreads group
I was recommended a copy from a group on Goodreads. Being it was free I went ahead and downloaded it. THIS BOOK is better than most of the ones getting huge fanfare from their publishers. I always go for the million dollar cover and am disappointed most of the time. This story grabbed me right off and I read it straight through. I found myself shocked, crying and hoping these characters would find their way. This is not like anything I have read in a long time. If you want to connect with charac ...more
Jenny Franklin
Apr 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorites
Dark Passage (Dark Passage: Chosen) by M.L. Woolley was an amazing book. I really couldn't put it down! I cannot wait for the second book to come out as this one was so well written. This book has some romance, paranormal with mystery and it was very unique. I just kept wanting to "read one more chapter", before I knew it I was done! This is one that I think I will read over and over again. There is so much to the characters and story that I would just enjoy it no matter how many times I read i ...more
Alana Banes
Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Well, the .99 price hooked me but I would have paid 9.99 after reading the book. For those of you who want to be drawn into a story of young adults who are past the high school phase this is a great book! Characters are well developed and I had a sense that I knew them and was a part of their lives. There are a few secondary characters that I would love to see in the next books. The problems Jen & Ivy face are real life dilemmas and the twists are very unexpected. Original story and you won' ...more
Amos Cassidy
Apr 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is an interesting start to what I feel will be a great series. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect and hadn't read any other reviews of the book before starting it. I imagined, from the blurb, that it would be a ghost story heavy on the paranormal romance. I was, however, pleasantly surprised to find it was more than a ghost story; it was a story of good versus evil. It was story of human nature and its ability to strive in the face of adversity. I won't go into anymore detail suffice to ...more
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dark Passage was a surprising and refreshing story. It is a story that exhibits nothing but the wanting of peace. But where there is peace there is chaos. As the saying goes "misery loves company". This story is about how complete strangers come together to fight against darkness. It is about the fact that people can compromise who they are deep down for objects, money or power.

Very nice, can't wait to read book 2!
Evie Wheeler
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a refreshing, unexpected read that is an original. Strong character development and she knows HOW to write female characters. I enjoyed this book very much. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Christa Johnson
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was given recommendations from my Goodreads group to try this book. They said it was by a newby with no editor or publisher. I honestly must say I would place this book with Patterson or Koontz- tiny editing things that looked like the same old Kindle issues that all books on Kindle have. VERY well written, gripping story and the characters have more depth and animation than the MANY of the huge bestsellers. They jump off the page and into your heart. I read this lady's profile and she is a so ...more
Susan Ashcraft
Mar 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Susan by: my daughter
Jen's life is spiraling downward. Working full time and going to school to become a nurse, Jen also has to deal with an extremely possessive husband. The only thing that keeps her going is the handsome man filled with light who comes to her in her dreams.

Her best friend Ivy, who is fighting her own demons, encourages Jen to leave her husband and rent a beautiful Victorian house owned by an author.

Neither girl is prepared for what they find in this house.

Faced with choices that are very difficu
Jackie Prosser
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was recommended this book by a friend and came to Goodreads to read about it. I was expecting a zombie/ghoul book but was pleasantly surprised it was so much more than I first anticipated. It has a great story, mystery, suspense and romance. It was great story and I was sucked right into it and I am ready for more. It is a paradnormal story but I wonder if it should be listed as mystery/suspense with romance? I notices the people who are into zomby/erotica & mainstream monster type books d ...more
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I heard about this book through one of my groups at Goodreads. I read the synopsis and it seemed interesting enough for me to want to give it a go. I contacted the author and received a copy free for review.

To my surprise, this book was more than just your basic, run-of-the-mill paranormal romance. The emphasis is on good VS. evil, forgiveness, and knowing that the path you chose to take isn't always the path you have to remain on.

The only thing that bothered me (and this has nothing to do wit
Apr 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
This book had me captivated from the first page until the last. The writing style was very descriptive and imaginative. It was just shy of a 5 star rating because I would of loved to of seen more romance between the two main characters. Other than that a fantastic book and looking forward to more from this author. And a big thank you to M.L. Woolley for allowing me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Katlyn Womack
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I absolutely loved this book. I am usually a fan of the "good vs evil" type stories, and this was a great one! It tells of the struggles of trying to find yourself and your place in the world. I read the entire book in less than 24 hours. I just could not "put it down". As I read it on my PC, this is a figure of speech, but it's no less true! :)

I can't wait for the next book in the series!
Danielle Hylton-Outland
May 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great read. I liked how the POV changed, it showed a side from more than just the main character. When I started reading it I could not put it down till finished! It is a must read!
Annie Paul
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow! Wow! One you want to keep and read many times.

Crystal (Books Are Sanity!!!)
Dark Passage is a gripping story and I finished it in one day! The story felt magnetic and I could not stop reading it! It is told from several different point of views and that was confusing to me at first, because I didn't know we had changed to a different character's POV. For future books, I think putting the character's name at the top of the page would help clear up that confusion. I really appreciated the different views from each character though, it really helped to round out the story. ...more
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ML was adopted and raised in Washington State. She grew up loving the escape of books, far away places and magical endings. Horses were a huge part of her life and she learned to ride at age 6 on the neighbor's farm. She worked cleaning stalls and doing work in trade for riding lessons. When she was on the back of a horse she felt that anything in life was possible. The horse used in the second bo ...more

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