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Spooky Review: Darkest Hour Before The Dawn (THIRDS Book 9) Audiobook By Charlie Cochet Narrated by Mark Westfield

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/darkest-hour-before-dawn-by-charlie-cochet-8963-b

Blurb

Sequel to Thick & Thin
THIRDS: Book Nine

THIRDS Team Leader Sebastian Hobbs and Chief Medical Examiner Hudson Colbourn are as much in love now as they were nearly seven years ago when a tragic event on the job destroyed their relationship. The two drift together only to be pulled apart time and time again. When Hudson draws the interest of dangerous enemies, both within and outside the organization, Seb wants nothing more than to protect the man who still means everything to him.
As life-and-death events, an uncertain future, and startling truths draw Hudson and Seb to each other yet again, they must make a choice: trust their love and take strength from what they share, or lose what matters most… for good this time.

Review
(Book review by Beth here: https://openskyebookreviews.com/darkest-hour-before-dawn-thirds-9-by-charlie-cochet/)

Beth really loved this and I can see why. Charlie is a great writer and – as always – really has a way with combining action, romance and humor.

I’m not a big fan of “reunion” romances – I like that initial spark too much – but I did love that after all this time our guys finally get their chance to be together.

Of course, there is other drama going on – and more danger – as well as some more Dex/Sloane interactions – and a furthering of the overall mystery/arc.

For fans of the series, this is a must, and while I bet you could read this as a standalone, I think you’d miss a lot.

I’m glad the series is wrapping up, however, because we are starting to ease into the land of soap opera (i.e. people coming back from the “dead) and I think we’ve just about done all there needs to be done with this.

Audio

Mark Westfield is the voice for this series, so I can’t really add much to this review that hasn’t already been said.

I thought his English accent was fine and I enjoy his little “extras” that he throws in to keep the narration fresh and engaging.

I still sometimes struggle to appreciate his intonation, as he does seem to end each sentence in the same way, regardless of the emotion being portrayed – but after awhile I don’t notice it.

Overall, I’d give this 4 of 5 stars.

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Spooky! Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin #4) Audiobook by Jordan L Hawk Narrated by Julian G Simmons

Audible Link
https://www.amazon.com/Necropolis-Whyborne-Griffin-Book-4-ebook/dp/B00K4OFYZ8/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506630496&sr=1-2&keywords=necropolis

Blurb
Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they’ve established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum.

Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face betrayal, murder, and a legendary sorceress risen from the dead. In the forge of the desert heat, the trio will either face their fears and stand together—or shatter the bonds between them forever.

Review
Whyborne in Egypt? Sleeping in a tent? What’s not to love? Although I love Whyborne best when he is in Widdershins, where he belongs, seeing him outside his natural habitat is always a lot of fun. And this book brings us great new tid bits about Christine and Griffin as well as seeing Whyborne grow and develop his magic. Certainly not a book to miss. In fact, even if every single book is a contained mystery, you really shouldn’t skip one, as every book gives you just a little bit more of the big picture Jordan L. Hawk is slowly painting with each book. You may not know it, but every detail is a detail in a much larger story arc which is revealed piece by piece as the series continues.

This series is just fantastic. Every single book. Why are you reading this, you should be reading the book instead. Or listening to the audio!
Number of stars 5 out of 5

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4 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level artists Audiobook Book Contemporary Cop/Crime Friends to lovers Gay Gay Geek/Jock Heat Index m/m Mary D Mild level angst Mild/low level heat Monthly Theme Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Purchased Spooky!

Spooky Review: The Ghost Wore Yellow Socks Audiobook by Josh Lanyon Narrated by Max Miller

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/The-Ghost-Wore-Yellow-Socks-Audiobook/B00AM2JACU/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1506561964&sr=1-1

Blurb

His romantic weekend in ruins, shy 20-something artist Perry Foster learns that things can always get worse when he returns home from San Francisco to find a dead body in his bathtub. A dead body in a very ugly sportscoat – and matching socks. The dead man is a stranger to Perry, but that’s not much of a comfort; how did a strange dead man get in a locked flat at the isolated Alton Estate in the wilds of the ‘Northeast Kingdom’ of Vermont? Perry turns to help from ‘tall, dark and hostile’ former navy SEAL Nick Reno – but is Reno all that he seems?
**This title contains gay erotic content**

Review

The title of this story intrigued me. This is a murder mystery rather than a ghost story. The whodunnit is from the very beginning right to the end of the story. An excellent tale that kept me guessing. There are a lot of quirky suspicious characters all of whom are played very well by Max Miller. The most outstanding one for me was Nick Reno. He gave him such a rough gravelly voice so well suited to the dour former Navy Seal. The story has such a lovely gothic feel about it with the rambling house and unusual tenants. I liked the slow building relationship between Perry and Reno. I really wasn’t sure where it was going, kept me guessing just like the murder mystery aspect. Reno is a softy under all the hard Navy Seal exterior. Whereas Perry comes across as a softy but we come to understand how strong he is. There are a few misdirections in this story just like the classic old school murder mysteries.

Overall I enjoyed this audiobook. Max Miller’s narration enhances the excellent dialogue bringing that extra vitality to the story.

 

4 of stars out of 5

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Spooky! Cemeteries by Moonlight by Hunter Frost

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https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/cemeteries-by-moonlight-by-hunter-frost-8046-b

Blurb

 When a serious bout of writer’s block threatens to delay mystery author Drew Daniels’s newest book, his aunt offers her New Orleans apartment in the heart of the French Quarter as a writing retreat. She neglects to mention that it’s occupied by the enigmatic and sexy Finn Murphy, a cemetery tour guide with a penchant for Victorian attire and a Cajun accent.

A body discovered in an open crypt forces reclusive Drew to deal with Finn’s eccentric group of friends and his underlying attraction to the hot Cajun—despite warnings about Finn’s violent past. Drew might write this stuff, but he’s never had to solve a real-life murder. With a deadline looming and a killer on the loose, this retreat is proving to be anything but helpful for Drew’s novel. Drew can only hope he won’t end up a tragic tale for the Ghostly Legends & Lore, Inc. haunted tour.

Review

 This is a murder/mystery set in New Orleans. Drew is a writer who travels to NO to get some inspiration to write. His aunt lets him use her flat, but ‘forgets’ that she’s sublet the flat to a handsome ghost tour operator – Finn.
The story is well written; there is a lot about the food, history of NO. The characters are well developed, though I found Drew to be a little tiresome as he spent a lot of time in the opening chapters pining after Finn. The story is mostly an Agatha Christie-like murder mystery, where all the major characters have a motive for murder. I say mostly, because the is an undercurrent of the supernatural – the crow/Marie Laveau and the protection amulet.
This was an enjoyable read, especially for Halloween.

3.5 stars out of 5

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Spooky! Stormhaven (Book #3 in Whyborne & Griffin series ) Audiobook by Jordan L Hawk Narrated by Julian G. Simmons

Audible Link
https://www.amazon.com/Stormhaven-Whyborne-Griffin-Book-3-ebook/dp/B00H216WHU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1506537837&sr=1-15

Blurb
Mysterious happenings are nothing new to reclusive scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne, but finding one of his colleagues screaming for help in the street is rather unusual. Allan Tambling claims he can’t remember any of the last hour – but someone murdered his uncle, and Allan is covered in blood.

Whyborne’s lover, dashing ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty, agrees to prove Allan’s innocence. But when Allan is deemed insane and locked away in the Stormhaven Lunatic Asylum, Griffin finds himself reliving the horrifying memories of his own ordeal inside a madhouse.

Along with their friend Christine, the two men become drawn deeper and deeper into a dark web of conspiracy, magic, and murder. Their only clue: a missing artifact depicting an unknown god. Who stole the artifact, and why can’t Allan remember what happened? And what is the truth behind the terrible experiments conducted on Stormhaven’s forbidden fourth floor?

It will take all of Whyborne’s sorcery and Griffin’s derring-do to stop the murderers and save Allan. But first, they must survive an even greater challenge: a visit from Griffin’s family.

Review
Loved this addition to the series. Back to the creepiness of the first book. Delicious! Ms. Hawk paints such a creepy atmosphere with her words, that I could see the electric lights flicker, crackle and go out… Uuuuhhhh… And really, a lunatic asylum at the turn of the century, does it get any creepier? Nope!

Many new hints are given in this book as to what the future brings, and a re-read always makes you notice new details which you missed the first time round, because you did not yet know they were important!

A note must go to the narrator, who by now IS Whyborne to me. And I cannot imagine reading this series. I want to listen to it!

5 out of 5 stars

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5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Audiobook Book Bullying class difference Fade to black/No Steam Fantasy Gay Heat Index Hidden Lovers Historical Hurt/Abuse m/m Mid level angst Mild/low level heat Monthly Theme Morgan New Adult Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Purchased Secret Identity Spooky!

Spooky! Tournament of Losers Audiobook by Megan Derr Narrated by Michael Stellman

Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Tournament-of-Losers-Audiobook/B01JH5MXU8/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1507151413&sr=1-1

Blurb

All Rath wants is a quiet, peaceful life. Unfortunately, his father brings him too much trouble – and too many debts to pay – for that to ever be possible. When the local crime lord drags Rath out of bed and tells him he has three days to pay his father’s latest debt, Rath doesn’t know what to do. There’s no way to come up with so much money in so little time.
Then a friend poses an idea just ridiculous enough to work: enter the Tournament of Losers, where every 75 years, peasants compete for the chance to marry into the noble and royal houses. All competitors are given a stipend to live on for the duration of the tournament – funds enough to cover his father’s debt. All he has to do is win the first few rounds, collect his stipend, and then it’s back to trying to live a quiet life….

Review
This is one of those stories, that I thought was one thing – but it’s really something else.

I chose it for a Paranormal story and there are some elements of that – but far and away – this is more an historical fantasy rather than anything else.

It has a romantic thread – to be sure – but it’s mostly about a young boy with no prospects finding his way to the top of the food chain simply because he’s such a good hearted person.

It’s fast paced (after the first 25%) and a page turner. Usually I’m disappointed when the romance isn’t the central part of the story, but in this case the story itself is so charming that I couldn’t be sad!

The narration is done very well by Michael Stellman and though he doesn’t go crazy with the accents, it’s always clear who is speaking and I felt very immersed in the time.

If you’re in the mood for a really uplifting story where the good guy gets what he deserves, this is it!

Highly Recommended!

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5 of 5 stars

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4 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Alternate World Angst Level Book Cop/Crime Dee Fantasy Gay Gay Heat Index Humor Hurt/Abuse Hurt/comfort m/m Magic Mild level angst Monthly Theme Mystery Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Opposites attract Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Spooky!

Spooky Review: An Incident of Magic (Everlight Book 2) by Kris Michaels, Patricia A. Knight

Amazon Link
https://www.amazon.com/Incident-Magic-Everlight-Book-ebook/dp/B01MZID9V9/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1506476543&sr=1-1&keywords=incident+of+magic

Blurb:
Sold at the age of twelve to support his mother’s drug habit and rescued from a life on the streets by a cop, thirty-two-year old Tony Locke had had a brutal start in life.

He’d risen to the position of homicide detective in the Everlight Police Department—a testament to his intelligence and driving ambition to help other victims of Everlight’s prolific industry in sex and drugs. With his promotion to the hush-hush Interdimensional Task Force, he could broaden his reach—if he could just get along with his a-hole of a partner.

Leo Fortan labored under a soul-crushing burden of sacrifice, trapped in a lonely and rigid existence. Hand-picked from that existence and assigned to the Interdimensional Task Force, he thought his life had taken a turn for the better—until he met his partner, Tony Locke. Leo thought it probable they would kill each other.
For a man who thought love didn’t exist and a man who’d sacrificed everything for it, finding common ground may require more than an incident of magic.

Review

 The sequel to the excellent Evidence of Magic. It can be read as a standalone, but is best to read the first book for the world-building and story arc.

I really liked this installment of the series. This time the focus in on 2 new members – Tony and Leo (Silk). Tony didn’t have an easy childhood, but was rescued by a policeman, leading him into law enforcement. Leo, on the other hand, belongs to a monk-like order, but is on loan to the Task Force due to his skills. The 2 men couldn’t be more different – Tony talks a mile a minute, while Leo is the strong, silent type. Despite their differences and troubled pasts, they develop a working and eventually, a romantic relationship, and together, they investigate the drug/sex trafficking mystery that started out in book 1. As a bonus, we get to see Sable and Hiro again, especially Sable and his magic ☺
The story does end on a mild cliffhanger, not enough to detract but more to make me eager for the next book.

4 stars out of 5

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Spooky Review: Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin #2) Audiobook by Jordan L. Hawk Narrated by Julian G. Simmons

Audible Link
https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Threshold-Audiobook/B00GWTNVDG/ref=a_search_c4_1_3_srTtl?qid=1506560115&sr=1-3

Blurb

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne’s railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons—including Griffin’s ex-lover Elliot—already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them.

Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered secrets. Is Elliot an ally, or does he only want to rekindle his relationship with Griffin? And if so, how can Whyborne possibly hope to compete with the stunningly handsome Pinkerton—especially when Griffin is hiding secrets about his past?

For in a town where friends become enemies and horror lurks behind a human mask, Whyborne can’t afford to trust anything—including his own heart.

Review

 Although this one is, in my opinion, the weakest of the series, it is still a delightful addition to the series. Whyborne outside of Widdershins and his comfort zone is always fun. He is such a fussy person, so to plop him down in a Wild West setting where the roads are not paved and the wilderness is right on the town border is obviously going to cause friction.
Threshold does not have quite the same creepy feeling as the first book, but it is still a thoroughly enjoyable read and it does hold keys to understanding Whyborne and the development of his powers, as well as giving us glimpses into Griffin’s past, so it really shouldn’t be left out when reading the series. The narrator of the audiojob does an incredible job once again and I cannot imagine Whyborne sounding in any other way. Will aboslutely get the next of the series.

4 out of 5 stars

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Spooky Review: Hexslayer (Hexworld #3) by Jordan L. Hawk

Amazon Link

https://www.amazon.com/Hexslayer-Hexworld-Book-Jordan-Hawk-ebook/dp/B075J6XQXR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507144694&sr=8-1&keywords=hexworld+jordan

Blurb
Horse shifter Nick has one rule: never trust a witch.

Nick has devoted his life to making his saloon a safe haven for the feral familiars of New York. So when a brutal killer slaughters a feral under his protection, Nick has no choice but to try and catch the murderer. Even if that means bonding with a handsome Irish witch.

Officer Jamie MacDougal came back from the war in Cuba missing part of a leg and most of his heart. After his former lover becomes one of the killer’s victims, Jamie will do anything to solve the case.

Nick comes to Jamie with a proposal: after making a temporary bond, they will work together to stop the murders. Once the killer is caught, they walk away and never see one another again.

It sounds simple enough. But the passion that flares between the two men won’t be so easily extinguished. And if Nick can’t learn to trust his witch, he stands to lose everything—including his life.

Review

I love this series by Jordan L Hawk! It’s not my typical style, so that’s a surprise in itself, but Jordan is an amazing writer so it’s not really a surprise at all.

This series takes place in the past, with a lot of magic and is in a world where shifters (familiars) and witches are part of the main population. In fact the witches are the police and pretty much everything is run with some form of magic – but – it’s still a very harsh world and magic doesn’t necessarily preclude technological advances. It’s fascinating!

We’ve met Nick before, but you don’t have to read these books in order (necessarily) to read this one. However, I do recommend it, not only because they are so good, but because it gives a lot of background.

In this story – Nick – who hates witches – for a variety of reasons – must bond with one in order to help the ferals (unbonded familiars) who are his passion.

Poor Jamie is a “war hero” with a hole in his heart the size of New York. He can’t help but be attracted to Nick even though everything in him screams to stay away.

This is a wonderful enemies to lovers romance, with a mystery and a lot of action. We also get some social commentary and a look at how society manages “the good of all at the price of one”.

The “monster” at the end of this nearly broke my heart – but it was a wonderfully sweet and happy ending. I love these guys together and I think this just might bump book one out of line as my favorite in the series.

I literally laughed and cried and held my breath while reading this – if you’re a fan of the series or the author you won’t want to miss this. If you’ve never read anything by the author I’d suggest this series as it’s wonderful and not as long as some of the others, but I’m sure you’ll want to move on to those as well!

Highly Recommended!

5 of 5 stars

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Spooky Review: Duck, Duck Ghost (Hellsinger: Book Two) Audiobook by Rhys Ford Narrated by Tristan James

Dreamspinner Presents

https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/duck-duck-ghost-by-rhys-ford-4904-b

Blurb

Sequel to Fish and Ghosts

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.

Review

I simply love reading Rhys Ford’s stories! Add the companion audiobook (she has a genius for choosing the perfect narrators), and one has the perfect combination.
This is the second in the Hellsinger series and I’m not ashamed that this one scared me just a tad (ok, a lot)! I found it scarier than the first book, and that book chilled me. There are parts that reminded me of IT (loved the Stephen King book).
So, instead of Wolf and Tristan basking in the glow of new love, we find that Wolf has somehow behaved like an arse and Tristan are temporarily not on speaking terms. To work on their budding relationship, Wolf takes Tristan on a case to investigate a poltergeist haunting at his cousin place. Once they get there, there are all sorts of interesting characters, (especially the crazy aunt) and one hell of a malevolent spirit.
Ms. Fords writing is brilliant – descriptive, humourous, and hot when it comes to the love scenes; which brings me to the audiobook portion of the review.
Two words: Tristan James! I suppose I may need to elaborate for those who have not listened to this excellent narrator.
Mr. James sounds like how I imagine aged single malt Irish whiskey would sound, if it could talk, – smooth, easy on the ears but leaves you wanting more. His gravelly voice for Wolf, his softer tone for Tristan and his chilling voice for the evil poltergeist made this one of my all-time favourite audiobooks. His characterisation of the evil girl spirit was truly chilling – definitely Halloween fare!
For those who like things that go bump in the night (and during the day) and I mean men in love and ghosts ;), then this is an excellent choice!

5 stars out of 5 for the book; 6 stars out of 5 for the audiobook!

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