“The Necromancer’s Dance” by S.J. Himes


In a world where magic is real and evil walks amongst humanity, a young sorcerer is beset upon by enemies, both old and new. Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan. When his brother’s boyfriend is used as a pawn in a mysterious plot to draw Angel out, Angel is once again pulled back into the old hostilities that fueled the Blood Wars and led to his family’s death.

Leaning on others for help is something Angel cannot do, and while he searches for clues into who may be targeting him and his brother, Angel finds his heart steadily growing occupied with Simeon, Elder and vampire. Dealing with death magic and vampires on a daily basis may leave Angel jaded when it comes to life and staying that way, but the more time he spends fending off the ancient vampire’s attention and affections, the more he realizes he wants to give in.

Can Angel find out who wants him dead, and keep his heart safe in the process? How can he fall for a vampire, when his whole family was torn apart by an army of the undead?

Death stalks the streets of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill….and there is no one more suited to battle against death than a necromancer.

MATURE CONTENT Contains graphic violence, male/male sexual contact, a cranky necromancer, a sexy Irish vampire, and a pesky demon.


Where have I been and why hasn’t it been Beacon Hill?? Gahhhh! This story slipped in and swept me away. I’m not only new to Beacon Hill but I’m new to S.J. Himes. A double whammy of goodness. This was a gift (thank you, thank you!!) that plucked me out of a reading slump and gave me that coveted book itch…I want to know what happens next, I want more Angel and Simeon, I NEED moar! PNR has always been my first love and I haven’t been this excited about a ‘supernat’ story in a long time.
So, here’s the scoop…Angel is a necromancer or a black magician. He possesses special powers and wields them with grace and finesse. His entire family was slain by vampires years ago, leaving only himself and his brother, Isaac. His skills are not only coveted but feared by many. He’s an independent contractor of sorts and lends his unique expertise to a local clan of vampires. Unbeknownst to him, the Elder Simeon has been courting him for the past two years. And when he storms into their place radiating fury and impatience he inadvertently ignites a spark with Simeon he’s unprepared for. Get ready to burn baby burn, in the best way!


There’s an intriguing mystery that lures you into the dark straightaway. What’s going on with this Greg fella and who is this sexy vampire Simeon? Why is Angel at their beck and call? And who hexed who? Why so much tension? Emotions far beyond my initial grasp bombarded me. I tried to place all the pieces as they flew in every direction but it took me a bit to lay a solid foundation. It was never information overload but a giddy eagerness to collect as many pieces as possible. The romance begins with a flash here and a burst here. My heart picked up with every kiss, every smoldering stare. When they connected, I thought I might burst from spontaneous combustion. So. Hot. But it wasn’t just their feral lovemaking but the deep passion that accompanied each and every touch. Love isn’t always…familiar. Sometimes it’s foreign and frightening. Witnessing them come together was enchanting. Which takes me to…



Angel hasn’t been gifted with an abundance of love in his life. Orphaned and bound to care for his younger brother has forced him to grow up quickly. Mourning his family wasn’t conducive because he had to study, train, and raise Isaac. No time to date, let alone have a boyfriend. When Simeon glides into his personal space, he is entranced yet perplexed. How will he know if he loves Simeon? It’s clear the powerful vampire loves him but what if he cannot return his affections? The concept is obvious but what about the motives and ramifications? Angel has always had to look out for himself but suddenly, he craves the security and comfort Simeon offers. I was anxious, excited and on the edge of my seat…what more can you ask for? A continuation of their story? YES PLEASE!!!



Naturally, there’s bloodshed, so if you’re squeamish, beware. Supernaturals always lead to extraordinary events and sometimes wee beasties. And pure love, in which heartbeats (or lack thereof) ante up the ultimate price, is guaranteed to take your breath away.


bookisforIf bloodsuckers and powerful magicians make your blood race, this euphoric ride is bound to sate your cravings…and leave you begging for more!



TITLE: The Necromancer’s Dance (The Beacon Hill Sorcerer #1)
AUTHOR: S.J. Himes
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 284 pages 
RELEASE DATE: February 25. 2016

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