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HIDDEN - a paranormal romance (Marchwood Vampire Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Shalini Boland
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

HIDDEN is a paranormal adventure that spans the centuries from modern London to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.

Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune, she inherits a house, she inherits a cellar full of danger.

Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition he discovers a lost underground city where his life changes forever.

For each of them, life is finally starting. Little do they know it is closer to ending. Something lies buried which should have been forgotten. A Pandora's Box that was meant to stay shut. But Madison and Alexandre have never been any good at following the rules. They are about to find everything they've ever desired and everything that could destroy them.

Falling in love has never been so dangerous.


Praise for HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series, Book 1):

'A definite NYT Bestseller in my opinion' - Were Vamps Romance

'It's creepy, it's funny, it's romantic, it is a thrill ride - so hang on tight and get ready to be taken for tons of twists, turns and bumps when you read Hidden' -
Paromantasy

'It's is one of the best YA books I have read in a long time and I am eagerly
awaiting the next instalment.' -
Samantha Towle, author of The Alexandra Jones Series


Book 1 - Hidden
Book 2 - Thicker than Blood


Editorial Reviews

Review

'A definite NYT Bestseller in my opinion' - Were Vamps Romance

'It's creepy, it's romantic, it is a thrill ride - so hang on tight and get ready to be taken for tons of twists, turns and bumps when you read Hidden' - Paromantasy

'It's one of the best YA books I have read in a long time and I am eagerly awaiting the next instalment.' - Samantha Towle, author of The Mighty Storm

About the Author

Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys where she grabs every spare second to write in between doing the school run and hanging out endless baskets of laundry.

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Now available:
HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series #1)
THICKER THAN BLOOD (Marchwood Vampire Series #2)
OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series #1)
THE CLEARING (Outside Series #2)
A SHIRTFUL OF FROGS

Coming November 2013:
THE PERIMETER (Outside Series #3)

Coming 2014:
HUNTED (Marchwood Vampire Series #3)

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Product Details

  • File Size: 686 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Adrenalin Books (November 21, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SCS738
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,926 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Byzantine Vampires March 27, 2011
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Vampires, an inheritance with a secret, archaeology, scary men in white coats : all classic ingredients in this upbeat retelling of the vampyr legend.

HIDDEN breaks with Transylvanian tradition by placing the vampires deep under the soil of Cappadocia where two archaeologists take their families excavating in 1881, triggering off a series of terrifying adventures.
In this timespill narrative, the lives of 19th century Alexandre and 21st century Maddy cross over in a tantalizing weave, rushing headlong towards an uncertain future.

Here is a book crammed with colour: Byzantine imagery, Victorian charm and a Thoroughly Modern Milly - that is, Maddy, an orphaned teenager in the 21st century who suddenly comes into an inheritance. She and her brother move into Marchwood House and begin exploring, only(as might be expected in a paranormal story) nothing is quite as it seems. An iron door in the cellar hides secrets over a hundred years old and through a series of chilling events, the story of the Cappadocian expedition is pieced together along with its impact on Maddy and Alexandre's lives.

The image of the vampire has haunted many cultures, both East and West, yet curiously there is little reference to them in Turkish folklore - although there is an interesting connection :Vlad Tepes, later Dracula, grew up during a period of semi-fealty to Turkey when his father paid tribute to the Sultan. Bloodthirsty reprisals illustrate most of Vlad's life in his efforts to free his country and he passed into legend as a hero to his own people, until Bram Stoker came across his name in a Whitby library book and spawned a literary genre that is flourishing healthily today.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best YA books I've EVER read! May 16, 2011
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Simply put, this is AWESOME!
From the very first page, I found it impossible to put this book down, even for a moment. I loved the combination of the past and the present intertwined with mystery and romance and downright spookiness!
I can't wait to read the sequel.
If you haven't bought yourself a copy of this book, then do it NOW. It's AWESOME!!
Hollywood so needs to make this into a movie!! Can you tell I'm excited, can you?? lol!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good book :) February 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This was a really great YA Paranormal Romance. It starts out a bit slow because the author is catching you up to how/why it all started so there is some past mixed with the present but the author does a great job. The paranormal part doesn't start right away (maybe halfway through the book?) but you can tell it creeps up on the paranormal aspect from the storyline and what's going on.... you know there's something there but you don't know what. When it finally happens you're like "Oh, that's where it was going." it makes perfect sense. Even without the paranormal elements in the first half of the book it still kept my attention with intrigue and surprises. I'm more of an adult paranormal romance girl but I can enjoy YA once in awhile and I really enjoyed this one by the author.

If you enjoy a bit of mystery, romance, intrigue, Paranormal give this book a try. I like how the vampires come into play...its not like normal vampire books where one guy swoons/bites one girl and converts her...no, its a bit more dark and mysterious than that. Give Shalini a try :)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A simple read... OK. July 31, 2011
By Cindy
Format:Kindle Edition
I had heard about this book on a blog and it seemed like the type of novel I'd like, (even though I'm not a YA). Since Amazon had the Kindle version of this book for only $2.99, I got it. I have to say, it did NOT exactly live up to the hype.

Not to say it was a waste of time, or bad... it was just not that special. It read like a very simple fan fiction and had story elements that were awfully familiar... There is a bit of romance and Twilight fans will recognize the the line "You are my life now." Although there is other non-Twilight-like stuff going on too... These are more traditional vampires as they DO burn in the sun, but as in Daybreakers, let's say the sun is not totally destructive...

I found some things hard to believe... While accepting the premise that vampires exist, it was hard to believe that it would take a reputable trustee to a million dollar estate almost 100 years to find an heir... And that they would let a 16 year-old child run amuck with it! LOL, that was harder to swallow than the fantasy stuff. And then the twist at the end had me rolling my eyes.

The story moves along quickly with the narrator telling what happens, without much dialog, which seemed a little shallow, but it is a YA book. And may-be teens will like it fine. I was REALLY hoping it would have the cross generational appeal that Twilight did (forgive the comparison), but it was just ok.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My love is not Hidden! March 14, 2013
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LOVED this book, the historic aspect, the color, the setting, everything! Excellent read and I look forward to reading the next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! January 2, 2013
By Lyndsey
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I'm a big fan of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries and this book was right up my alley! A little slow going at first, but the romance and adventures were so much fun to read!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read in a sea of mediocre! April 3, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I really liked this.

I actually had the chance to read an excerpt of Shalini's book before she had it up for sale and like it immediately. Now that I've had a chance to dig my hands into the complete book, I'm not in any way disappointed.

Shalini knows how to write - and how to keep a person hooked. From Madison's initial trouble at school, to the confrontation at home and the plot's unfolding all seem very believable, including the transition to Paris and the kerfuffle with Alexandre. The expedition is an exciting plot twist and the rest of the book follows through very nicely.
In short, I felt I got far more than my money's worth. I know this writer has the other two books coming out, and I can't wait to read them.
I've also read an excerpt of her other work, "A Shirtfull of Frogs". This YA and adult pleaser is the one I hope she puts up next.

Definitely recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Marchwood
I have actually read this now twice. The first time I gave it 4 stars but neglected to write a review. The second time I was asked by the author to write a review. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I liked her other series so much. This one is good too, until the vampires appear. I like how the author allows the characters to change and learn and recognize their own failings. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sarah
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a different take on Vampires and I loved it. Great character...
This was a different take on Vampires and I loved it. Great character development and intriguing story. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Starzzz
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 5 months ago by debbie bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Move Over Twilight
I liked the way two stories were told parallel to each other. It increased the tension and anticipation of what would happen in each segment next. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Sandy Penny
4.0 out of 5 stars Past & Future with a twist of paranormal!
I really enjoyed this book. It was a bit long & drawn out but still it kept me interested. It was also interesting when the story explained about the past & future. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kathy- Hallettsville, TX
4.0 out of 5 stars My super sweet 16 - vampire edition!
Just when I think I'm over vampire books they SUCK ME BACK IN!

Basically what happened was I this: I browsed some indie titles and - after reading the synopsis - just... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Courtney R. Wells
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Turned Me
I want to start this review with a disclaimer-I don't normally read vampire stories. I won't go into why-and despite that, I really enjoyed this book! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Anya
3.0 out of 5 stars I know it is YA but it really is only OK!
The similarities to another book didn't bother me except that you need to be careful when you do that because if you don't do it well it shows, and this shows. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Barbarina
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic combo of history and modern-day life
Loved it. A great new Vampire series to enjoy.
The characters are well developed. Some historical, some modern. All relatable. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
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Shalini Boland lives in Dorset, England with her husband and two noisy boys. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing dark adventures (in between doing the school run and hanging out endless baskets of laundry).

Be the first to hear about new releases here: http://eepurl.com/xx65f

*****THE PERIMETER (Outside Series #3) IS NOW AVAILABLE*****

Now available:
OUTSIDE - a post-apocalyptic novel (Outside Series #1)
THE CLEARING (Outside Series #2)
THE PERIMETER (Outside Series #3)
HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series #1)
THICKER THAN BLOOD (Marchwood Vampire Series #2)
A SHIRTFUL OF FROGS

Coming 2014:
Book 3 in the Marchwood Vampire Series

http://www.facebook.com/ShaliniBolandAuthor
http://www.shaliniboland.co.uk

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