Paranormal Romance

The Road Ahead

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A paranormal romance that draws you in with winter imagery and sexy vampires. Curl up with a hot beverage and blanket for this fun read!

A paranormal romance, set in New England, during the holidays. What more could you ask for?


I am glad that I read this one in the winter, although I would have loved to have read it during the holidays. (I just missed it!) Currently, it is snowing in Texas, which is a rarity in itself, but perfect for indulging in this treat of a book.


Keenan sets up this book to make it feel as if you are the main character, Abby. Which I didn't hate, not even a little bit! I think every millennial female has dreamed of being romantically linked with a vampire, and this book gives you the opportunity to do that in a very fun and unique way.


The Road Ahead by Stacy Keenan is her sophomore novel, a follow up to her debut novel, The Road Between. I did not know this before diving in, but even so, I was not lost at all in the story. Keenan picks up easily from where the first novel leaves off, and I was able to pick up vital pieces of information from context clues. (That being said, I am definitely planning to pick up her first book and discover Nathan and Abby's love story from the very beginning -- especially since that book takes place at Halloween!)


I adored the way Keenan delivers the background information about vampires, their origin, and the history of this supernatural world she has created. She challenges some typical vampire norms, which I actually really liked and I felt worked in her favor. It allowed us to further see ourselves in the characters, living a life that is not that far off from our own.


I live in Texas, but I have family roots in New England. I loved the references to places in Vermont and other New England things; it felt like a warm hug. Since I can't travel right now, it allowed me to visit familiar places from the comfort of my couch.


Every detail that Stacy gives us is rich in love and warmth; I could feel the holiday cheer through the paragraphs, and it made me want some wassail and a delicious holiday baked treat.


Overall, this book was really fun to read. I would recommend it to anyone who loves paranormal romance, vampires, and learning about supernatural beings. It was a little slow, but the build up paid off in the end; the last few chapters of the book were very riveting and I was hooked. I personally would have loved a little more in depth mushy gushy romance scenes; I felt they were the best parts of the book and I always craved more.

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About the author

Stacy Keenan was born and raised in New England, a colonial region with a rich history of vampires and witches. An avid reader, she collects books on vampire folklore, the history of Halloween, and local haunted places. She is a graphic designer by day, writer at night. view profile

Published on February 12, 2021

70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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