Author ~ Jillian Snyder
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 22nd February 2016
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
Clairvoyant Jake Parker is about to close up for the night when a handsome stranger wanders into his shop, the Witching Well. During his reading, Jake is surprised when a persistent spirit comes through, desperate to communicate. Before Jake can make a real connection between the two, his mysterious customer takes off. The spirit, however, decides to stick around.
Eric Austin is a Boston-area author with a new best seller. But a year ago, he ended his relationship with a closeted man, who died shortly after. Still troubled by unresolved issues, Eric searches for answers. What he finds instead is the Witching Well and Jake—and a little more than he bargained for.
When Jake and Eric meet again by chance, they begin to work together to unravel the mystery of Eric’s ghost, and Jake struggles with his professional duties and his undeniable attraction to Eric.
But even if they can find a way to balance the personal with the professional, a specter from the past just might ruin their chance at a future together.
Freya’s Book Brief
Jake owns a shop specialising in anything Wiccan. He sells, books, crystals, herbs and more. He also does ‘readings’ – yes he contacts people on the ‘other side’. And he’s not a fake, either. If you are a Buffy fan – Willow would have camped out there. Anyhow, in walks Eric. Eric begins to have a reading done. Part way through an ‘energy’ called Andrew makes an appearance and Eric does a runner. Eric is angry, Andrew is persistent, and Jake is a conduit between the two. But that’s not all the plot to this story.
The ‘energy’ known as Andrew has the capability to show Jake the past, present or future and Jake has to sort out which is which because Andrew is less than forthcoming in that area. Things get complicated, too, when Jake’s feelings for Eric begin to cloud his judgement.
I found this story enchanting. The main characters are immediately likeable, but my favourite has to be Jake’s grandma. Given the subject matter of Featherweight, it seems a little ironic to say that Jake’s grandma has one hell of a spirit.
Scene setting and background information was interesting and I felt, not overdone. Though, to the uninitiated, like myself, I now have a layman’s knowledge of tarot cards and many things supernatural. This isn’t a simple story of giving a reading, and the dead goes into the light. The otherworldly element is not restricted to one spirit or one person’s ability to see beings from the other side. There is a well formed cast of interesting souls. I believe Featherweight is a tale that anyone who is interested in Wiccan, or otherworldly goings on with people passing over to the other side, will love, and will be a super addition to the library.
Featherweight is sweet, and engaging, and a delight to read, with a rather hot heat rating – just in case you like a little sauce with your supernatural.