Monday, October 27, 2014

Book Review - The New Mrs. Collins by Quanie Miller

In a word, The New Mrs. Collins will leave you spellbound...

Book Info

Title: The New Mrs. Collins
Author: Quanie Miller
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: October 13, 2014


Book Blurb

In the small town of Carolville, Louisiana, no one knows that Adira Collins inherited mystic powers from her great grandmother. All they know is that she’s beautiful, poised, graceful, and ruthless—especially when it comes to love. And no one knows that more than Leena Williams, who was all set to marry the man of her dreams until Adira swooped into town and stole the man’s heart.

Being left at the altar is bad enough, but Leena and her ex share custody of their son, so she has to see the new Mrs. Collins on a regular basis.

And it burns every time she does.

But soon, Leena starts to suspect that there is more to Adira Collins than meets the eye. And it’s not because she owns some kinky lingerie shop or allegedly insulted the pastor’s wife—it’s the strange way she can make a door close without touching it, or take one look at something and make it drop dead at her feet.

Leena starts digging for answers and soon discovers that, unlike her public persona, Adira’s true nature is somewhere on the other side of grace. She also learns, a little too late, that some secrets are better left buried.

My Review

I love to read. And I read widely. So when I say that The New Mrs. Collins is a MUST read, I mean it. There are plenty of books that I enjoy. They make me laugh, they make me cry (actually very few have done that), they make me cringe (in a good way)... When I find a book that evokes any of these stated emotions on an extreme level, it’s a must read recommendation from me.

Quanie's ability to deliver characters that you care about, that you root for, that you want to succeed, is brilliant. Leena, the main character, is your friend, your neighbor, the girl next door - and we lucky readers are given a chance to poke around in her life for a spell. Leena is a strong character that from the onset of the novel is pulled from one horrible situation to another. Some of the mishaps that occur are her own doing but most are at the hands of the most beautifully flawed, insane person ever.

The world she creates, though reality based, weaves the remarkable paranormal elements in with ease. Her ability to suspend the reader's belief had me ducking my head as I stepped on my front porch the morning after reading the final page. Why? I was in search of Leena's antagonist, the beautiful, and deadly, Adira.

In this character, you will be least I was. I hated her and I loved her. I wanted her to lose everything but I also wanted her to gain the world. Crazy! This is another remarkable element in Quanie's crafting of the novel. The characters soared from the page. And for me three dimensional characters make the story.

If you are a fan of fast paced, paranormal, humorous, psychological thrillers, then this is your book. I highly recommend it!

Author Bio
Quanie Miller grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. She fell in love with reading at an early age and spent most of her time at the Iberia Parish Library discovering authors like R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike (she was often found walking back home from the library with a stack of books that went up to her chin). She holds degrees from Louisiana State University and San Jose State University. She has been the recipient of the James Phelan Literary Award, the Louis King Thore Scholarship, the BEA Student Scriptwriting Award, and the Vicki Hudson Emerging Writing Prize. She is the author of The New Mrs. Collins, a southern paranormal novel, and It Ain't Easy Being Jazzy, a romantic comedy. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and is currently, as always, working on another novel. To find out more about Quanie and her works in progress visit


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  1. Dawn, you rock! Thanks so much for the lovely review and for being a part of my tour! :)

  2. Great review, Dawn! I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Quanie's book. Thanks for this.

  3. This is an amazing review for Quanie's book! I really can't wait to read The New Mrs. Collins now!


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