Title ~Dangerous Spirits (Spirits #2)
Author ~ Jordan L. Hawk
Published ~ 15th September 2015
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
After the events of Reyhome Castle, Henry Strauss expected the Psychical Society to embrace his application of science to the study of hauntings. Instead, the society humiliates and blacklists him. His confidence shaken, he can’t bring himself to admit the truth to his lover, the handsome medium Vincent Night.
Vincent’s new life in Baltimore with Henry is disrupted when a friend from the past asks for help with a haunting. In the remote town of Devil’s Walk, old ties and new lies threaten to tear the lovers apart, if a fiery spirit bent on vengeance doesn’t put an end to them first.
Supernatural devilment strikes again for the intrepid ghostbusting quartet, in this equally fabulous follow up to the fantastic Restless Spirits. Only this time round, it's not just metaphysical mishaps they have to overcome.
As well as having to face the full force of a vengeful spirit with murder and mayhem on her mind, there are also adversities of a more earthly nature threatening to dissolve Henry and Victors professional partnership and fast growing romance, including personal insecurities, trust issues, and the appearance of Sylvester 'The Great' Orsini; an imposing professional medium and great friend of Dunne Victor and Lizzy's mentor, who died at the hands of a possessed Victor. A horrific memory Victor constantly carries with him, that alongside the guilt of the act, has him always fearing the spirit returning to possess him again.
Orsini's influence and past dealings with the two younger psychics, plus his wariness and disdain of Henry's scientific input into the spiritual world, doesn't help when things get hairy in Devils Walk Pennsylvania, the town they're sent to, to hopefully banish a violent ghost that's scaring the townsfolk and construction crew working there literary to death ...and its there, that things begin to go even more emotionally south for the two conflicted MC's.
Initially though, it starts to go wrong when after six months together as lovers and fairly successful business partners, the Baltimore Psychical Society cruelly reject Henry Strauss's electromagnetic scientific findings, revoke his membership and send him packing.
And it's then, in a momentary fit of self doubt that an already dejected and totally humiliated Henry lie's to his lover about his failure and harsh dismissal, and the rest of his closely knit group, leaving them all with the notion that his meeting was a rip roaring success, and therefore beneficial to the further growth and prosperity of their business.
As soon as the words are out of his mouth he wants to take them back but of course the moment either keeps getting interrupted or his nerve just fails him, and the more time passes, the more the fears of how everyone (especially Victor) will take it begin to take their toll on Henry, making it harder and harder for him to finally confess the truth.
It was a real "OH, OH!!" moment and the instant I knew that this time there was going to be even more heart thumping emotional conflict as well as the highly anticipated edge of your seat excitement, spine tingling spookiness and sizzling sexy times! I loved the way it all melded together; making this another utterly engrossing five star read for me.
Henry, Victor, Lizzy and Jo are four fascinating characters in their own right. Diverse, multi layered characters with intriguing personality quirks, in-depth past histories... and a surprising twist in one of their cases you learn about in book one, that I don't think anyone really see's coming. Clever! They're all so lovable that you can't help but care and get deeply drawn into their stories. I really rooted for them to come through every trial and tribulation thrown at them!
With a spook filled cast of just as three dimensional supporting characters, who really made the excitement and mystery pop even more, once again I was completely caught up in their adventures and could have read on much longer.
I absolutely love Jordan L. Hawk and her different takes on the paranormal genre. A true storyteller, she spins a great yarn every time. Whether it's contemporary urban fantasy, an alternate arcane historical universe or in this case a real time in history when a fascination for death and the afterlife, and the spiritual v science argument was wildly debated and explored—for me—this is an author who just makes everything she writes about feel thrilling, fresh and innovative every time she invents a new set of characters and I just adore her books. I get really excited when I know there's another Hawk on the horizon!
So, I'm just hoping there's more creepy conundrums to come for these four historical ghost hunters!
Whichever or whenever ghosts come a knockin'...my dosh is definitely on Henry, Victor and the two feisty girls giving them a run for their money every time! Lol... 5 sexy, spookalicious stars and a tingly, shivery satisfied sigh!
Restless Spirits : Book One
After losing the family fortune to a fraudulent psychic, inventor Henry Strauss is determined to bring the otherworld under control through the application of science. All he needs is a genuine haunting to prove his Electro-Séance will work. A letter from wealthy industrialist Dominic Gladfield seems the answer to his prayers. Gladfield’s proposition: a contest pitting science against spiritualism, with a hefty prize for the winner.
The contest takes Henry to Reyhome Castle, the site of a series of brutal murders decades earlier. There he meets his rival for the prize, the dangerously appealing Vincent Night. Vincent is handsome, charming…and determined to get Henry into bed.
Henry can’t afford to fall for a spirit medium, let alone the competition. But nothing in the haunted mansion is quite as it seems, and soon winning the contest is the least of Henry’s concerns.
For the evil stalking the halls of Reyhome Castle wants to claim not just Henry and Vincent’s lives, but their very souls.
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Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny and single mother. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.