An outbreak of demon attacks across Charleston has worn SPECTR agent John Starkweather to the bone. Now a new threat faces his team: a demon with bullet—and bite—proof skin, which can’t be stopped by ordinary means.
John’s only solace comes in the form of his lovers: Caleb Jansen and the vampire spirit Gray. Caleb and Gray have their own problems, however. Unbeknownst to John, they’ve been tracking a mysterious entity across the city. And after they finally come face to face with their quarry, nothing will ever be the same.
I have been watching the months slowly flip by, desperate for the next dose of my favorite paranormal trio. More than a year has passed since the last installment and it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder. I immediately snatched this up and devoured it…and it was oh-so-good.
Another monster is in town and it’s proving hard to catch. To top it off they are also searching for something but that seems to be eluding them too. Stress is a nasty bugger and it’s taking its toll on John. Caleb is struggling with the weight of their situation as well. He doesn’t live for the job like John does. In truth, he is beginning to see the allure of Gray’s wishes. Why can’t they leave all the rules and reports behind them and run away? SPECTR certainly doesn’t appreciate them or their dedication. Why punish themselves for a place that despises them. Well, because the people of Charleston need them, that’s why. Sometimes it blows being responsible. Blasted values and conscience. But it sure would be grand to take a vacation or at least have a friend they could confide in. There may be three of them plus their trusted partner, Zahira, but for the most part…it seems to be them against the world.
Their greatest strength lies with them as a unit. Lies, betrayal and secrets threatens to weaken their bond or worse, shatter them. Can they withstand the pressure and hold steady? Yikes! You should really find out.
Slipping back into Hawk’s brilliant world made my heartbeat pick up pace and my face light up. Oh how I missed it! That anxious anticipation of what’s coming next fueled the supersonic speed I barreled through this story. I knew that it was fairly short but the pages flew by. I greedily longed for more. I cherished the private moments between John, Caleb and Gray and wish we were gifted with a few more. I enjoyed the difficulty of the case as much as the new faces that appear. I can confidently say there was no want for action, it never stops!
Their relationship is strong and the guys are at that pinnacle intimacy point; long past insecurities and vulnerable attacks. Above all, they treasure each other. I love the sacrifices and changes they make for their partners. It was clear Hawk wanted to test the binds in their bond and she made me a wreck in doing so! I believed in them but that doesn’t negate the fact I was scared for them.
Gray fears very little, except harm coming to John and emotional pain tearing up Caleb fills him with dread. He is the best. He cannot be beaten. He will protect what is his at all costs. It doesn’t take much to keep him happy but he finds it challenging to maintain happiness within his lovers. Mortals can be very difficult.
Then the essence of the sky and the earth are reunited..and it’s a game changer. Nothing will ever be the same again. Ho boy! Here…we….go!!
A vicious cliffhanger! Gahhhhh! Wait, what? I wanna know! I’m chewing my lip and twisting my hands…it’s not another long wait, is it?
SPECTR fans, paranormal fans, and Hawk fans will most definitely want to sink their teeth into this one!