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Waking the Dead

(The Dead Series #2)

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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 lea ...more
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Published May 27th 2019 by The Wild Rose Press
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Hyacinth Finch wants nothing more than to be left alone, especially when it comes to the Dead, but her boss, Archangel Michael, has other ideas. He needs her help to not only retrieve one of his rocks from a collector in Germany, but he tasks her to be an afterlife sorter. The only problem: Hyacinth has trouble telling who’s alive and who’s dead. Good thing she has her dead French cop friend/lover Eric to help her.



Things go from bad to mega bad when she, her nephew Geordi and Eric meet with the
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Sue Plant
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this book

well this one is better than i thought it was going to be....

hyacinth works for micheal....she helps bring souls to him so that he can dispatch them either to heaven or hell...but there is an added complication...and thats where the fun begin.

this is a fun read and if you like reading about angels and demons and raising souls then this book may be for you....

cant wait for the next in this series though...
Amanda Hupe
"Fans of television shows like "Constantine" or "Supernatural" will absolutely love this book!"

Check out the whole review at InD'Tale Magazine:

http://magazine.indtale.com/magazine/...
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Christine Grabowski
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal
I admire anyone who can write a good 2nd book of a trilogy. I believe it is most challenging one to write since the world has been created, yet the entire plot line cannot be wrapped up. But Kerry Blaisdell did a fantastic job. If you enjoyed Debriefing the Dead, I think you will enjoy Waking the Dead. It has the same great characters, including Hyacinch. The book is told in 1st person, and It's her great quirky voice that carries the book. The book is far from serious, but is such a fun, creati ...more
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

Fans of television shows like “Constantine” or “Supernatural” will absolutely love this book.

Read full review in the 2019 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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Jill James
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think anything could be better than Debriefing the Dead, but Ms. Blaisdell has upped the game with Waking the Dead. The storytelling is unique and original, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always full of love and family. Can't wait for the next book!! ...more
Mary Brannian
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hyacinth just wants to protect her nephew Geordie from the demons and from her dead sister’s ex-husband’s demon-linked family. She will go to the ends of the earth to keep him safe… and she may have to do just that.
When Archangel Michael tasks Hyacinth with finding and retrieving “his” rocks in addition to assisting souls on their way to the afterlife, the last thing Hyacinth needed was more pressure. Still trying to find a way to stay on earth to raise and protect Geordie, Hyacinth finds hersel
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Chris
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, fantasy, romance
I want to state at the beginning that I am friends with the author. We went to high school together! That being said, I love these books. They are fast paced and funny, with a great main character. The supporting characters are great, too, and I hope to learn more about them as the series progresses.
Karel
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second Book

I really love this series but apparently Kerry Blame fell hasn't finished the third book...Argh!! I hope I don't have to wait much longer as, of course, she left off at a really important part!! Hyacinth is involved in a bizarre plot to raise dead Nazis. So Jason has returned and Eric is still with her and her nephew. The Archangel Michael keeps popping in and out but giving little help! Again the book is well written and really entertaining pulling you through to the end. A must read
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Susan Ratner
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read Debriefing the Dead and Waking the dead

Debriefing the Dead and its sequel Waking the Dead are excellent books. The main characters are engaging and the stories are suspenseful. The plot twists and turns will keep you reading late into the night. I couldn’t put either book down, a rarity for me. I highly recommend both books and look forward to the next in the series.
Tanya
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She thought dying would make her life simpler but no she has a much more complicated life. She is sent on a mission to find a rock before Satan can get it. She gain a cop only she can see. She also has to protect her half demon nephew. How did her death become so complicated? Can she get the rock before satan? Follow her adventures

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Kathie
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm hoping there's a book 3. ...more
Wicked Humor
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Waking the Dead, book 2 in the Dead Series, is a continuation of Debriefing the Dead, and picks up a few months later. Hyacinth Finch has continued on her quest for Archangel Michael’s rocks, so there is a new paranormal mystery and new bad guys, but the same ongoing love triangle.

The paranormal story has the pacing and feel of a cozy mystery, but one with aspects that reminded me of the first Indiana Jones movie.

The love triangle is interesting, as Hyacinth must sort out her feelings for the t
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Nina Campbell
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Waking the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell is the second book in The Dead Series. This book continues where book one left off but a stand alone novel. This book is full of interesting characters who include a dead aunt Hyacinth with a demon nephew Geordi, her demon ex-boy friend Jason, a ghost Eric, and angel Michael. The main character Hyacinth is trying to do the job she agreed to do which is to find and collect special shards of rock for Michael before hells denizens can collect these same shards. Th ...more
Linda
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not sure how this author is not more popular. Her writing and stories easily rank right up there with New York Times Bestselling authors I read. Confounding. If y'all aren't reading this series, you are missing out! This is one of those books that I couldn't wait to read and was put out whenever Adulting made me put it down. My ONLY complaint is now I have to wait for Book 3 to continue the story, and I don't know how long that wait might be.

**for the record, I was given an early copy of th
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Heidi
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am really impressed with this author and their way of weaving words, mythologies, religion, and the dichotomy of death and life in a way that is believable. The first book in this series hooked me, and now this one has me fully invested in this idea of being both dead and alive, and all the complexities that involve being human combined with the aforementioned idea. Now I’m inspired to read more about ancient history and religions. Kudos to the author.

I received an ARC via Booksprout from the
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Sheila Lee
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is book 2 in the Dead series by Kerry Blaisdell and picks up where book 1, Debriefing the Dead, ended. Hyacinth is still working for Michael in sorting dead souls and finding the missing shards of Michael's staff. There is a diverse group of characters assisting Hyacinth on these missions. But as she zeroes in on one of the shards, Hyacinth ends up in a heap of trouble. With a lot of ingenuity and luck, this book reaches a stunning conclusion. ...more
Susan Underbrink
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
A big thank you to NetGalley and Wild Rose Press for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. I believe this is book 2 in A series and I did not read the first. So I had mixed feelings about this book. I really wanted to like Hyacinth! I found the whole thing with Angel Michael to be just odd it seemed strange to me! there is a love triangle a cliffhanger so hence my mixed feelings. I was a bit confused as well so maybe they need to be read in order. I rate this a 3.
Tina
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Waking the Dead by Kerry Blaisdell. I loved the story it contained, which drew me in, and the characters seemed to just speak to me.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Shelley White
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I need book three!!! This one is as good as the first. The decisions Hyacinth has to make just became harder with the surprise ending.
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Kerry Blaisdell is the international best-selling and award-winning author of The Dead Series, including DEBRIEFING THE DEAD - 2019 Royal Palm Literary Award for Best Published Fantasy, InD'tale Magazine RONE Award for Best Long Paranormal, HOLT Medallion Literary Award for Best Paranormal & Best First Book, and Romance Writers of America RITA® Award finalist - and its sequel, WAKING THE DEAD, whi ...more

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