Haunting Desire

Haunting Desire
A Mists of Ireland Novel
by Erin Quinn

A woman lost in a nightmare

 Shealy O’Leary thought the ancient Book of Fennore a myth until she and her father are sucked into the past—and into the cursed no-man’s land called Fennore. There Shealy learns that she has a rare power that their enemy seeks. Aided by the dangerous and compelling warrior, Tiarnan, Shealy must find her father and learn how to wield her gift to save those she loves or die in this waking nightmare…

 A man desperate to regain his honor

 After failing both his land and people, Tiarnan was damned to spend eternity in the black heart of Fennore. His only hope comes in the shape of a beautiful, frightened woman from the future. For she possesses a gift she is unaware of. A gift with the power to save …or destroy them all.

 A desire that drives their destiny

 Together, Shealy and Tiarnan begin their perilous quest—a mission that draws them closer and closer together. And as the odds against them mount, so does their passion. The intensity of their bond electrifies the couple, their love powering Shealy’s gift and Tiarnan’s strength. But their newfound connection threatens to ruin them both—and bring to life a long ago prophecy of devastation and betrayal…


One of the nights we were at RomCon, or I should say very early morning, I could not sleep so I decided to start reading a book that was actually sent to us as part of the giveaway stuff.  Earlier that day Heather was going through all the books and noticed it; I don’t know how it slipped past me earlier but when I saw Haunting Desire, here is the kicker, A Mists of Ireland Novel I grabbed it and said think I will keep this one.


I did not get in very far before I realized that Erin Quinn is one of the most powerful writers I think I have ever read.  She can write in a way that makes you not only visualize everything but you honestly feel like you are there, gave me goose bumps.  In fact I was so impressed I packed the book around with me and had anyone I came in contact with read just one paragraph just to make sure I was not imagining anything and she was really that good; Consensus was WOW over and over again.


So I am going to do something that I don’t normally do since it does not give any of the story away it is just an example of how awesome the book is; I am going to put this powerful paragraph in my review just so you can see for yourself what I am talking about.


“A sound – like a hundred nails running down a chalkboard, like a thousand knives scraping china, like millions of screams that went on unending – ripped through the oppressive quiet.  The blistering cacophony surrounded them, an invisible wall that herded them into shadow and gloom.”


Did that grab your interest?  I know it did mine.  The rest of the book was just as good!


The sparks fly from the moment Tiarnan and Shealy see each other and they quickly learn that they need each other to overcome the obstacles that are all around them. They are attacked from monsters both human and creature from the get go, and are immediately thrown into a quest that neither of them are sure they will survive.  There is plenty of heartbreak along the way along with discovering that family bonds are strong no matter what has happened in the past.  And while there is evil out there love can overcome all.


This is the third book in the series, the previous two were Haunting Beauty and Haunting Warrior, yeah I once again started in the middle but when I closed Haunting Desire I immediately went online and bought the other two.


Grade A+



  1. Aurian

    Wow, great review! I want to read this series! Question, she ever find her father. I have never read a book where two people went back in time together and got lost.

  2. Melanie-admin

    You will have to get this one, it was really good and Erin will be stopping by next month to talk about the next book in the series.

  3. Aurian

    I just saw in my calendar, I have this series pre-ordered already 🙂 I am really looking forward to reading it.

  4. Erin Quinn

    Melanie, I can’t tell you how excited I am that Haunting Desire had such an impact. Your review had me happy dancing. Hope you’ll like the other books as well.

    It was a pleasure to meet you at RomCon and I look forward to coming for a visit her at Book Reading Gals!


    PS: Aurian–hope you enjoy my wee bit o’ story telling. 🙂


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