This story is part of a series which must be read in order. Conall is the most powerful mage since the sundering, unfortunately he is so powerful that he could drain the Realm, so he has a tight control over his powers and he can’t ever let go which means a celibate life. When he refuses to do the bidding of a noble lady, he finds himself cast out on Earth his soul ripped in two and his magic broken and he lands at the feet of a tattoo artist. Josh owns the tattoo parlour above Purgatory and is currently visiting friends, helping in a Pride march when he nearly falls over an injured man. Drawn to helping the man Josh takes him home, but the Marfach is on the prowl and before long both Josh and Conall are in danger and an accident leaves Conall in an uncertain predicament.
This is a brilliant continuation of the Soulshares series. Josh is drawn to Conall and doesn’t understand why, Conall understands that Josh must be his Soulshare, but his magic was damaged when his soul was torn in two and arousal causes him pain, but being separated from Josh is also painful. Separated when Josh’s workplace is broken into, Conall finds the pain unbearable and has an accident that renders him bodiless. Josh is the only one who can bring him back, but with the Marfach hunting for Conall and trying to find a way to the nexus, both Josh and Conall face a danger that could well destroy them.
This is a brilliant imaginative story that reveals more about the Loremasters and their plans and their involvement in the banishing’s, and also continues the Marfach’s hunting of the Fae and the nexus. Both Conall and Josh are great characters, Conall has lived a lonely life because of his powerful magic while Josh hasn’t been able to really settle for a man before, the two of them together are something special, the sex that they do have is really hot and the difficulties they face are definitely unique and dangerous. We see Tiernan and Kevin from Hard As Stone and we discover more about Cuinn and his involvement in what is happening, Marfach and its human host Janek are more involved in this story and it is far from pretty.
I love the way that this story is heading and the characters we are meeting; there is something refreshing in this world we are being drawn into with these banished Fae. Even though the Fae firmly believe that they can’t love they are doing a very good job with their Soulshares, and the storyline is fantastic with the story details becoming clearer and it makes us wonder just what the Loremasters are up to. Rory Ni Coileain gives us some descriptions that make us glad that we aren’t Janek. I can’t wait for the next story Deep Waters and what will be unveiled then.
I will recommend this to those who love broken Fae, uniting Soulshares, avoiding death, Urban Fantasy, hot sex, an imaginative storyline and a happy ending for Conall and Josh with the promise of more to come. ...more
Hogarth (Garth or Ho depending on who says it) is attacked and being beaten when he is rescued by Rook, a superhero who has been kicked out of the Power Alliance for failing to save a civilian, when Garth discovers this, he swears that he will help Rook get his licence back and hopefully be admitted himself to the Alliance. Trying to ignore his attraction to Rook, Garth sets out with Rook on missions to rescue innocent citizens, but he gets more than he bargained for when he crosses paths with his ex-lover Captain Chivalry (Darren). Rook knows more about Garth than he should and admitting the truth to Garth opens more questions than it answers.
Superheroes ahoy! This is a cute story that delves into our comic book geek side and draws out our inner sidekick, as we join Garth and Rook at the beginning of their adventure. Garth has wanted desperately to join the Power Alliance as a Kitbasher (technopath) but after two attempts is still hoping, getting the opportunity to help Rook redeem himself, he grabs it with two hands and soon discovers that being a superhero is harder than it seems. Rook discovers something surprising about Garth and eventually tells him the truth, but before they can delve into it further Garth’s life is put at risk when a desperate man falls to the way of evil.
I found this story to be fun and amusing, but filled with the wonders of superpowers, danger and secrets being revealed. Garth and Rook make a strange couple who swing between infatuation and annoyance, they have great banter between them and make a great superpower couple, although they do have a few cross words *cringe*. Garth’s ex, Chivalry is a character that is great… watch out for him as he hides firmly in the closet and gives us an excellent twist to the story. This is a wonderful light-hearted story with a way of making the characters come to life so that you can fully appreciate Chivalry’s s-curl and sparkly teeth, Garth’s imaginative techno powers and Rook’s life giving power.
I have to recommend this to those who adore comic book superheroes, superpowers, a secret hidden, a brilliant twist, hot sex, danger, a cool rescue and a great ending. ...more
Elfin Kai was won in a poker game by a human Stalker, Dempsey, and was trained to be a Stalker, he is the only Elfin Stalker in southern California. Now with Dempsey retiring due to injury Kai has set up shop in San Diego, contracting out to the local SoCalGov depot to kill the monsters that were released when Underhill merged with Earth. Kai is so merged in the human culture that he sometimes forget he was Elfin but when he is contracted to work for sidhe lord Ryder he is reminded of his past. Kai’s new contract was supposed to be an easy run, but heading up the coast during dragon-mating season to retrieve a pregnant human woman is anything but simple when he is dragged into a bloodline feud and his own past comes back to haunt him.
This is an absolutely brilliant Urban Fantasy story that has danger, horrible monsters, tempting sidhe and intriguing heroes. Kai has a mysterious past that is filled with horror, he wants nothing to do with any other Elfin and is perfectly happy with his life in the human world, it is dangerous but nothing that he hasn’t faced before and he lives by his own rules. Being forced to take a job for the sidhe lord Ryder is far from his idea of fun but if he doesn’t do it his Stalker licence could be pulled, gritting his teeth he sets out on an action packed journey that brings his bloody terrifying past back to him.
Kai is a brilliant character, he faces so much in this story and his reactions are just perfect. Kai is scarred by his past in more ways than one and his fears reach out and grab you, he has good reason to never want to see the Dusk Court again. Kai’s sexuality is fluid, male/female doesn’t matter to him he enjoys both, but some people he will steer clear of. Ryder and the other characters are there but more in the background, this is Kai’s story and although it is a great with the action, danger and Kai’s history being revealed, nobody really jumps out like Kai does so we are left wondering as to who could really catch Kai’s eye because it isn’t only Ryder who wants a taste of Kai. It left me wondering just what direction this series would head in with Kai’s love interest because Kai seemed much more receptive to the females, because even with his detailed reaction to Ryder he still seemed to welcome the females touch more than Ryder’s.
This story is very much focused on the Urban Fantasy with any romantic/sexual interest taking a back burner, the imaginative settings and terrible creatures pull you into an exciting adventure and discovering Kai’s life is interesting. There’s plenty of danger from the black dogs, dragons, Dusk sidhe and Dawn sidhe and Kai gets dragged into the Elfin world even as he tries to stay out of it. We get a dark gritty story that makes you wonder as you turn the page just what Kai will face next, and you wonder just how much more his poor body can take before it gives up.
I recommend this is you want a dark, gritty, danger filled Urban Fantasy, incredible world building, fascinating characters and just a slight hint of sexual attraction. ...more
So this is the first instalment of a serial, and it is a fantastic start. Devon works for Safeguard Systems and he has infiltrated a private club to shut it down and to also capture demon summoner, Porter Grey, but things don’t go according to plan. Rio is Devon’s backup and maybe the only person to be able to resist Devon, when things go wrong Rio leaps in to rescue Devon before Porter can carry out his plans for Devon.
This short instalment was brilliant, we have a seductive cambion working to bring down criminals, we have the mysterious Rio who can send demons to hell and we have a demon summoner who is trying to stay one step ahead of Safeguard Systems to carry out a plan for his employer. I have to admit that I am hooked; the entire storyline has me panting for more. With Devon being a cambion you expect a world weary seducer, but what we get is a young man who has a sweet energetic countenance who loves sex, he also has a major crush on Rio because he knows that when Rio is with him it’s because Rio wants to be there with Devon, because a cambion nature has no effect on Rio. Rio is a mystery as we get to know him, Devon’s power doesn’t affect him and he can send demons to hell with a touch, he is also secretly fond of Devon, and he has more fire power than a small nation.
This story has it all… seduction, guns blazing, explosions, hot explosive sex, a great storyline, mysterious characters, escapes and an ending that will lead nicely to the next instalment. I have to recommend everyone has a peek at this because I doubt that you will be disappointed.
Sean is basically living on the streets with his girlfriend and any money they get usually goes towards drugs, food and a bed for the night… in that order. But, then his girl goes off with a sugar daddy and Sean ends up turning tricks for some cash when he loses his belongings. Just when he is beginning to get desperate, Ángel turns up and makes him an offer.
I found this one to be a bit smoky/misty around the edges. As though, you can tell right from the start that this story is going to be different and will have a quality about it that is slightly mystical. Sean comes across as only seeming to do certain things to keep his girl happy. When he meets Ángel, he is given options to maybe turn his life around. But, Sean seems to be on a destruction course, but finally he begins to recognize the signs of his impending doom.
I have to say that I found one or two aspects of this book to be disturbing. Like how Sean was drugged and then he can’t remember anything the next day and then later his girl finds flecks of wax on him… yeah strange. Ángel does pop up a few times seeming to steer Sean, or rather trying to steer Sean in the right direction, but it takes Sean facing his mortality before he takes the first steps.
This isn’t a romance, although there is some m/m aspects in it and some m/m foreplay, there is no sex. This story is actually a prologue for another story for Sean. So, we just get the bit where events change is life and he decides to get clean and do something with his life and obviously it has to do with Ángel and his mystical qualities.
So, I would recommend this to those who like horror, urban fantasy, mystical, the breaking point in a young man’s life and the promise of more in the future....more
Ryder and Tucker are the best of friends and nothing will ever change that, but the days and weeks following an attack by a mysterious creature pushes them to the limit. Discovering they are now Lycan (a long dead race), fighting their inner battles with the wolf spirits and the sudden confusion of being attracted to each other is hard to process, but throw in a series of quests and it just might tear them apart.
This is a great shifter & paranormal novel that delves into imagination and gives us a great mix of paranormal, myths and legends. Ryder is a man who is loyal to a fault but is far from a push over, he will do what has to be done but he also has a nurturing side. Tucker is a man who holds himself in tight control, terrified that he will turn into the kind of man his father was, but he is also loyal and protective and would give up his own happiness to make Ryder happy… oh and they are both very straight. The night they are both bitten is the night it all changes for them; with everything that is thrown at them from that moment on, their greatest fear is losing each other.
This is an excellent story that doesn’t just give us an adventure and action, it also gives us the complex process as Ryder and Tucker have to decide just what to do about their curse and also the new developing feelings they have for each other. The story is from Ryder’s perspective so we get all his feelings and confusion, we do get an idea of what Tucker is also deciding because Ryder knows him so well, but there is still a touch of angst while they process what is going on.
The storyline is brilliant, far from the usually paranormal stories, the background and world building is great so we get a good grip of what is happening in the paranormal world and Ryder and Tucker’s romance is quite realistic to the setting. I absolutely loved the adventure they found themselves on, ending with a series of quests from finding a cure, to discovering a lost relic, to helping a haunted town AND Herne the Huntsman, all the while being chased by hunters who want blood and a Dream Speaker who wants war.
I have to recommend this to those who love paranormal, primal shifters, urban fantasy, alternative world, hot primal sex in shifter form, hot sex in human form, a great adventure, a friends to lovers romance and a happy ending. ...more
Tiernan was exiled from the Fae Realm 165 years ago for the unforgivable act of killing his brother, the Pattern tearing his soul in two and leaving him to roam the human Realm, only half the Fae he was. Tiernan chances upon his Soulshare completely by chance in a club and doesn’t realise it till to late, but how can he accept his Soulshare when he can’t love? Kevin is unhappy; he has just been turned down for partner again and decides to drink his sorrows away in an impulsive act. Meeting Tiernan rocks his world more than he could ever realise, and he ends up facing his greatest fear that Tiernan will never love him.
This is an excellent Urban Fantasy story that catches you from the beginning and keeps pulling you along as more of the plot teases your interest. Tiernan committed the most horrific crime of the Fae Realm that of Kinslayer, the punishment is severe and he ends up on the human realm with only half of his soul, meeting Kevin throws him completely and he tries to run and hide in alcohol and sex, but he is drawn back to the man who is the other half of his soul. Kevin doesn’t know what to do when he finds himself thinking and missing Tiernan after just one night with him, but he has other things to think of when he discovers something hinky going on at work, but when Tiernan comes back Kevin discovers things that he never dreamed of and both man and Fae get drawn into a fight for their lives.
Tiernan and Kevin are a very interesting fit, because they are basically one soul so what one lacks the other more than makes up for, but because of that Tiernan is in the firm belief that he will never love and Kevin has all the love for both of them. The storyline that we get pulled into is at times brutal, the thing that hunts them is nasty and evil and the stuff of nightmares, we also have the shady practices that Kevin uncovers at work and the complex relationship that Tiernan and Kevin share.
This is a very nice twist on exiled Fae and it has a lot of passionate sex between Tiernan and Kevin, an interesting baddie or two, gruesome descriptions, some violence, loads more hot sex, and a very sweet and happy ending that has a visitor who makes it clear that nothing is over yet and it is just beginning.
I have to recommend this if you love Urban Fantasy, fantasy, Fae, hot sex, great characters, horrid baddies and a very happy ending. ...more
Liam is a vampire that kills to survive and he even gets paid for it, when he is asked to kill his ex he jumps at the chance, but when he gets there and finds out that his death is also required he is not happy. Daniel has been looking into his father’s business and now his dad wants him dead, he has to work with the one he betrayed if he wants to get out alive and even then it’s not a sure thing.
This is a great story-line and plot and it has some interesting world building that whets your appetite, the characters are great and the sex is really hot. Liam’s world was destroyed five years ago by his ex and all because his ex-boyfriend didn’t want him to get a mod, Liam ended up cast out and in the Gutter with no one to help him. Daniel didn’t want Liam to get more mods as he hates mods and what they do to people, but he never really meant for Liam to be cast out, now five years later his father wants him dead and his ex is the one who wants to pull the trigger.
I really thought the story-line and plot were great, so were the characters, but I just didn’t get the feeling that they were suited to each other and I just couldn’t get how they just forgave each other either, I mean it was as though two planks of wood were facing each other for all the emotion that they showed each other at first, I was expecting more angst and some sort of explanation that made sense and not just a spoiled brat who ruined someone’s life just because he couldn’t get his own way, and honestly, shooting someone just to check and then being amused by it showed Daniel in a Psychopathic light and he also wasn’t very remorseful for ruining Liam’s life either. Liam is completely justified in his wanting to kill Daniel and I really couldn’t understand why he took the crap off Daniel and then apologised (Door Mat) he’s supposed to be a cold blooded assassin (Door Mat).
Now the story was great, the action was really good and the sex is hot. There is a very good basis here for future books, but for me this one fell short because of the interaction between the two characters. So I will recommend this for the Action, the Vampire, the hot sex and seeing Daniel get cut into. Mwahahah. Er sorry slipped out. ...more
Oh My God… It’s here finally after waiting years and years and years… What? What do you mean it wasn’t that long ago? Well, it felt like it was years and years that I waited *pout* and honestly you should know by now I have no patience whatsoever. Anyway, back to what I was saying it’s finally here… the long-awaited sequel to The Thirteenth Child and it is just as Brilliant.
Cole is back and he is just as leather wearing as ever. He might now be a special detective with Section Thirteen but he’s not retiring his leather for anyone. Joss is now his lover and superior and it seems to be going well for them and James Corhagen is still living in Narnia (I doubt he will ever find those closet doors) and now makes snide remarks about Cole and Joss.
This book starts with Joss and Cole trying to solve the murders of some young boys. Then Corhagen having really bad timing (which I thought was really funny) and a new murder which has ties to a private school. As Joss, Cole and Corhagen investigate they find it’s much worse than expected when they discover that The Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn is involved.
Wow! what a trip I have got to say that this is just as good as the first book and J.L. O’Faolain keeps it paced nicely throughout; throwing us little tid-bits that begin to make more sense and fit together really well the longer we read. The relationship between Joss and Cole is really good and the sex between them is scorching hot. Joss’s injury hits Cole hard but he has to save the fey and stop the one who calls himself the Lord of All Fey.
So my recommendation is you go get this book and read it ASAP. but if you need more reasons than that then how about this, red-hot scorching sex, Marcel the ogre, Jynx the changeling, Boogaloo the wood goblin, Mal the ghost sorcerer, a pack of Cu Sith (fey wolves), pixies, a trow, a tree dryad, cake golems!!!, alchemy, a witch, Aed Deigh (Cole’s double headed blade which has cool new powers), Cole’s twin guns, explosions… do I really need to go on???...more
What can I say about this book except LOVED IT.? Cute Pixies, misunderstood Goblins, a Little Red Riding Hood with a basket full of weapons and a Troll with a cold and those are kinda like the Good guys? The opening scene shows you that this is not your usual paranormal fantasy where humans are sacred and the supernaturals have to take what they dish out. This book has its dark part’s, it’s ‘Oh riggghhhttt’ parts and is humorous most of the way through.
Tuulois ‘Cole’ MacColewyn survives by doing jobs for other supernaturals; he tries to protect those that are like family to him. James Corhagen is a detective just doing his job and living so far back in the closet that Narnia should ask him to become a citizen. Inspector Joss Vallimun seems to be a stick in the mud and you don’t really get to know much about him really, but everything may not be as so straight forward as it seems with him.
This book is not a happy ever after. Cole and James don’t go skipping off into the sunset holding hands and James doesn’t realize suddenly that the closet is cold and lonely. We do find out, however, that there may be another love interest for Cole.
The story is brilliant and slightly twisted it has you trying to figure out what happens next and you’d be wrong. There aren’t many sex scenes but the story more than makes up for it and we actually get to know the characters pretty well. When I finished the book I moaned ‘noooo you can’t just stop there’. So I truly believe this author is pure evil incarnate because I want to read the second book NOW and it’s not published yet.
I really can see this author being a huge hit because the way he has written this you know there will be a series (I’ve heard 13 books) and hopefully a prequel where Cole and James meet. (J.L. O’Faolain if you read this hint hint).
So, I recommend that you all run out and buy this book, if you haven’t already, ‘cuz really, what’s wrong with you all… it’s brilliant. If you want insta love, tons of sex and romance poring off the pages then this isn’t for you. If you want a real story line, in-depth characters and the promise of more to come then what are you waiting for, go get it....more
This story is part of a series and I recommend they are read in order. Tuulois MacColewyn (Cole) is re-instated as a special detective for Section Thirteen when a high security storage facility is broken into. He’s happy to be working again, but finds that Section Thirteen is being monitored more closely than he thought. Joss, Cole and the rest of the gang have to discover who or what stole the canister. they find a connection while on another case involving mysterious happenings at a TV studio.
This is an excellent continuation of this fantastic urban fantasy series. Cole, Joss and the gang are back in Section Thirteen, a paranormal unit for paranormal crimes. Cole is recalled back to the unit when something breaks into a secure storage facility. Unfortunately, whatever it is has them all baffled, but they make a slight breakthrough during another case. Cole and Joss are feeling their way through their relationship, with Cole fumbling in the dark trying to get a grip of human relationships. Staffelbach (another Section Thirteen detective) becomes more involved in the paranormal than he ever thought he could. Marcel and Rainette become much closer and lend a huge hand in dealing with the thief. And Corhagen, well, Corhagen is his usually affable charming self. (Sarcasm is a dying art.)
J.L. O’Faolain has definitely given us plenty to work with in this book; danger, excitement, betrayal, love, hot sex, mysterious foes, strange fights and so much more. New foes come to light in this one, but they have a tentative connection to previous foes. Okay, so one of them has an ‘in your face’ connection and flaunts it. We discover new paranormals like the Tulpas, which come in all shapes and sizes. There is a renewal of Naryssa’s child kidnapping and the Internal Affairs and Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn are sniffing around. So these guys have their hands full all the way through the book and the ending was great… I just want the next book so I can discover what is happening to… *shakes head* (you all should know better by now).
The characters are again brilliant and Joss and Cole’s relationship seems to be going well. Corhagen puzzles me slightly in this one, I don’t know why but he seems a bit shifty at times, but at other times he is just one of the guys (well not with Cole, who he is still uncomfortable with). We see a lot more of Staffelbach and get to know him better; he fits right in Section Thirteen. and Marcel and Rainette are interesting characters who round off a great team. We find out a lot more about Cole’s youth, in this one. And at times you forget Cole isn’t human, until his bafflement at human actions comes to the fore. Do not forget the great imagery we are given that has your breath catching as our heroes plunge into danger again and again.
So, with this one, I will recommend it to those who love urban fantasy, ogres, witches, sidhe, hope for Joss and Cole, fights, betrayal, new discoveries, old enemies and a great ending....more
This story is part of a series and must be read in order. Section Thirteen is back and they have their hands full when an enemy from the past rears their ugly head. When a witch is murdered in a mundane way Cole and James Corhagen are requested to assist in the hunt for the murderers, the odd clues lead them to a trap and Joss and the rest of Section Thirteen are called in to help. Facing down old adversary and the witch killers leads to new revelations. Cole struggles to deal with the now friendlier James, struggling to keep a handle on the still simmering attraction between them.
Oh my God Cole, what the hell are you doing Sidhe? So we have a new instalment of the Section Thirteen Case Files filled with danger, surprises, twists and old enemies. Cole and Joss are moving forwards in their relationship with Joss being to be a bit more open and relaxed more with Cole, James *scowl* suddenly becomes friendlier with Cole and makes a confession. On the work front Joss and Cole are called by Rainette who is worried about a witch friend and it leads to Cole and James being assigned to help look for the witch’s murderer, all the Section group are called in when they spot three wanted half-fae and it leads to a confrontation where secrets are revealed.
So, we have a lot going on in this book and we revisit some old friends including the wood goblins and Robyn (Little Red Riding Hood), the police station takes another beating, James seems to be crawling out of the closet and a startling revelation is made, oh and let’s not forget the orgy that Joss and Cole start in the middle of a fae bar. This is a great story that moves along at a smooth pace, there are moments when you can only recoil in horror at what Cole is about to do *Cole, no, you’re smarter than that!!* and you want to grab him and shake him, with James you want to laugh in his face and say ‘it’s too late’ and with Joss you want to stare at him in awe and go ‘oooohhhhhh’. The action and fights are impressive, the characters are brilliant and the storyline is cool, the new development that emerges near the end of the book has me desperate to see what happens next with both Joss and Cole.
I have to recommend this to those that love urban fantasy, danger, brilliant fights, traps and escapes, closure of an old storyline and a new one emerging, hot sex, new twists, betrayal and an ending where you wonder what Cole will do next. ...more
Jamie was just fifteen when he discovered, in a horrific way, that he is a Soul Collector. Now, eight years later, he battles demons. Nightly, saving the souls they have stolen and by day he’s in St. Bartholomew’s Seminary University trying to discover more about that which he battles. Jamie meets Ios who is a lot more than he seems and when Jamie learns the truth, he has an important choice to make. One that could affect his and Ios’s worlds.
This was a very interesting fantasy that kept me in its grip from the beginning. Soul Collector’s rescue doomed souls that have been taken by demons and when a Soul Collector dies, he takes them with him to heaven. Jamie is one such Soul Collector, but according to Ios, Jamie is also the Soul Collector of prophecy, who will save his world. But, Jamie is doubtful, especially when he discovers that he is supposed to mate with Ios. Ios has known for years that Jamie would be his. But, Jamie thinks in black and white, which makes Ios think that Jamie will never accept for what he is.
This story is wonderful and is well written. It has a bit of something for everyone, from angst to love, from danger to devastation, with a lot of mystical/spiritual magic thrown in. The storyline is brilliant and it is quite realistic to the storyline the way that Jamie is constantly torn with his feelings for Ios. Even though Ios has always expected to mate with Jamie, it is explained fully how he feels for Jamie and why and it adds to the depth of the story. Yes, we see Jamie confused and scared, but he man’s up and accepts what he is truly feeling and what he needs to do; after all there are worlds depending on his actions. The world building was good and we got a pretty good feel for Ios’s world, I really can’t wait for the rest of the series.
So, I will recommend this to those who love fantasy, demons, paranormal, hot sex, angst, confusion and guilt, a huge demon battle and complete annihilation of the baddie demons and a happy ending finally for Jamie and Ios....more
Blake is the Chosen One, blessed with extra strengths to fight the evil that invades his city. On his first ever mission to the cemetery on a recon he meets a reflux demon and another young man who claims he is the Chosen One and during their battle of words the reflux demon slips away. Rather than be angry as the loss of his kill Blake discovers an attraction for the apprentice wizard, Shadow, and can't help thinking that maybe having a partner wouldn't be such a bad thing. But facing a reflux demon turns out to be not as scary as admitting their feelings for each other.
Oh this was such a fun story, an absolute giggle-fest with every turn of the page. Blake is a fantastic character who tries so hard to be the warrior hero from fantasy stories but is slightly bumbling and accident prone, Shadow is a wonderful character who takes the more loose 'boy from the hood' attitude and is slightly more worldly. Put the two boys together and we get a fun filled story of slightly angsty teenagers who feel the first flares of attraction. Their quest to send the reflux demon back to hell is hilarious and you can't help but squirm at times in sympathetic embarrassment that is tinged with glee.
While reading this story I couldn't help but be delighted with the characters, I even felt a kinship to the reflux demon as he came across as a jolly fellow dealing with pesky children, being indulgent as they fumble through their attempts to vanquish him. The story flows well as we see two young men awkwardly approach their attraction to each other while awkwardly fighting evil. While we get to see everything from Blake's perspective Shadow's feelings still come through pretty well, leaving you in no doubt that they are both full of bravado, a touch of angst and a mutual attraction.
I have to recommend this to those who love young adult urban fantasy/paranormal, lots of humor and laughs, sweet blossoming first love and a very fulfilling story. ...more