YAY! Jordan L. Hawk is back with a brand new series of SPECTR and for all the fans out there who have been impatiently counting down the days since series one’s climactic finale, its been well worth the wait! With John, Caleb and Gray back on the scene, it promises, and delivers, more edge of your seat thrills and excitement…I loved it!
Jordan chats about SPECTR and there’s a giveaway too so don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.
One of the great things about writing SPECTR is the having the chance to delve into so many creatures of folklore. I structured SPECTR like a season of television, with each “series” composed of various monster of the week episodes, alongside an overall story arc. Which means I need lots of things that go bump in the night. Werewolf, ghoul, incubus, and wendigo have all had their chance at center stage.
To kick off Series 2 with Mocker of Ravens, I picked a monster from my neck of the woods. The raven mocker hails from Cherokee legend, and is probably the least well known of the creatures our heroes have so far had to face. Normally appearing as old men and women, raven mockers were the worst of the worst, feared and envied even by other workers of evil. Their victims were the old, sick, and dying. They would torment their chosen prey, before removing the victim’s heart without leaving behind a wound. Once the heart was in their hands, they’d fly home, cook, and eat it. Whatever life the victim would have otherwise possessed was thereby added to the raven mocker’s own span.
Of course, I still had to figure out not only the raven mocker would fit into the world of SPECTR, but why someone would summon and agree to be possessed by such an entity. But that’s all part of the fun.
Mocker of Ravens (SPECTR Series 2 Book 1)
Publisher ~ Widdershins Press LLC
Published ~ 16th June 2015
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M/M Romance
Caleb has spent the last six months adjusting to life possessed by the vampire spirit Gray. Unfortunately, after the events of Fort Sumter, the other agents of SPECTR view him more as a ticking time bomb than a co-worker.
The one bright spot is Caleb and Gray’s boyfriend, federal exorcist John Starkweather. But John has problems of his own. A supernatural killer is on the loose in Charleston, stealing the hearts of its victims to extend its own unnatural life.
With the help of a rookie agent, John, Caleb, and Gray must find the killer before it strikes again…or before they become the demon’s next victims
An absolutely brilliant start to the second, of what has to be one of the most entertaining, kick ass, action packed urban paranormal m/m series out there! If you've followed the adventures of Jordan Hawk's SPECTR guys from the beginning, then you'll know exactly what I mean; if you haven't, then what are you waiting for? GO GO GO, and download Hunter of Demons: Book 1— which as I'm writing this, is still—amazingly---a free download…or treat yourself to the complete series one set…but be warned! Once started, this series is extremely hard to put down. An urban paranormal universe, that over the course of the first six novellas will have you totally gripped by its ingenious, seriously addictive story lines, that just get more exciting and hair raising as they motor along.
Fast paced and never losing momentum, Jordan Hawk has created a compelling mix of preternatural action and adventure, with an intriguingly unusual threeway relationship between a trio of deliciously diverse characters who have developed into one of my favourite 'ménage's'. Two flesh and blood men: SPECTR Special Agent John Starkweather and, as he starts out in the beginning, minor telekinetic Caleb Jansen and Gray, a powerful Drakul entity who posses him (think vampire of sorts). A complicated relationship that over the first season has grown from a shaky, convoluted love triangle into a strong, united in love and trust trinity, that has developed slowly over the six books but finally cemented itself in the series' explosive (and literally) stormy finale. Omg! I had a catch up session to refresh my memories of series one and I'd forgotten how fabulous the whole set up was, but especially the heart thumping, nail biting ending that was just sooo good!
As Mocker of Ravens opens six months have passed, and after cool down from the cataclysmic events of Fort Sumpter, the three of them are now even more deeply committed to each other; their love truly solidified. Johns intense love for both Caleb and Grey as separate personalities, is unquestionable, and Caleb and the awesome Drakul who shares his body, are so closely entwined that when they're facing down danger they work in complete tandem, almost as one; seamlessly slipping from one persona to the other in the blink of an eye as and when the situation demands. Their love for each other is not romantic but the connection they have is deep and unconditional, as being in one body they now fully support and complete each other. But tension is running high among the rest of the members of SPECTR, who are still reeling from the terrible events that hit SPECTR as a paranormal policing agency… hard; treating John, Caleb and Gray with apprehension and a misguided fear about Gray’s true reason for possessing Caleb. Paranoid about the intense power he and Caleb hold. In Johns, case there's no love lost because of his association and sexual relationship with a 'demon' possessed partner they perceive as a future danger. The ungrateful wretches!!!
Most of the cast we got to know in the last series, who played a big part in pushing the story forwards towards it's thrilling finale, have now gone...why and how you'll find out if you read the others first...replaced by a new set of characters who add a brand new slant to the ongoing storyline. There’s Chief Barillo, the new SPECTR district chief, who I swear I wanted to slap silly because of his dickish tunnel visioned, obtuse attitude towards the three hero's, and a new female partner for John: Zahira Noorzai, a rookie Muslim agent who because of her progressive ideas about NHE's and their part in the scheme of things, is thrown Johns way. Not just that, no one else is prepared to work alongside the three MC's—so Zahira gets the job!
She's a brilliant addition, a very likeable character and another example of Jordan's ability to write strong, clever women into her books who have purpose, and support their comrades in the true sense of the word. A real refreshing change from the usual 'mother, sister, BFF roles' they're generally portrayed as in most m/m stories. I had a blast doing catch up and an even bigger one reading this new episode. A sensually sexy, rip roaring, exhilarating experience that just seems to up the entertainment ante with each installment. The love scenes are hot but really it’s the story that leads this paranormal treat, with it's unforgettable, heart stopping, protagonists (Gray the sexy Drakul...*SIGH*) who will steal your heart and get your pulse rate rising to dangerous levels in both the hotness factor and thrill levels...well apart from the one creepy heart stealer in this who takes that statement literally, giving gorgeous John, beautiful Caleb and hot as hell Gray their first compelling case of this series. I loved it! Don't wait...go buy!
SPECTR : The Complete First Series
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