4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Alternate World Angst Level Beth Jumper Book Demons Established Couple/Sequel Gay Heat Index m/m Mid level angst Mid level steam/heat Monthly Theme Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Spooky! vampire

Spooky! The Master of Ghouls (Spectr Book 2) By Jordan L Hawk

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Caleb Jansen’s old life is in ruins after being possessed by the vampire spirit Gray. Now all Caleb wants is for Gray to be exorcised so he can adjust to living as a registered paranormal. Instead, District Chief Kaniyar of SPECTR offers him a new choice: be locked away for public safety, or come work for the very agency he’s spent years trying to avoid. The only good thing to come from Caleb’s possession is his relationship with federal exorcist John Starkweather, but even that seems doomed to end before it can really begin.

John’s newest case is a nightmare: someone is summoning demons and forcing them to possess women and boys snatched from the streets of Charleston. If his team can’t find the summoner soon enough, the possessions will become permanent, transforming the victims into ghouls. To make matters worse, he barely prevents Gray from feeding on their only lead.

Can John shield his heart from Caleb, who only seems interested in a temporary hook-up? Can Caleb keep Gray under control while they hunt for the summoner? Or will the cost of solving the case be higher than any of them could have guessed?

Because the master of ghouls has set his sights on a new target: Gray.


This story is picked up a few days after the conclusion of the first book, with Caleb being asked to now help John and Spectr hunt NHE’s, and as much as Caleb doesn’t want to help the very organization that he hates, he doesn’t want to be locked up until he can get Grey exorcised.

We also get to hear Caleb and Grey as they talk to each other inside of Caleb’s head. There are some pretty funny conversations. Caleb and John’s personal relationship grows, with Grey watching, even during the sex.

We are seeing Grey evolve as the story progresses, he now refrains from going after humans that are possessed but not at the 40 day limit. But that doesn’t mean he has gone soft.

I enjoyed the continuation of the story and am off to read the next in the series.

Rating 4.5 stars of 5


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