June 16, 2015, Mocker of Ravens – SPECTR 2 book 1 by Jordan L Hawk was released. I was so excited when I found out the author was bringing back John, Caleb and Gray from the first series. When I found an ARC in my email I was ecstatic! I devoured the book and then read it again. I did not write an early review and now I am glad. The audiobook was released the same day! I immediately bought it and I spent the day happily listening to the story narrated by Brad Langer. He also narrates the Complete First Series and it is wonderful.
Author: Jordan L Hawk
Publisher: Widdershins Press LLC (June 16, 2015)
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
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.
Novella: 31,610 words
Genre: gay paranormal romance
~ SPECTR: The Complete First Series on sale now ~
I was incredibly happy to hear that Jordan L Hawk was bringing back John, Caleb and Gray. I loved the first series. Her take on paranormal beings is refreshing and creative, her characters well developed and the way she is able to weave her stories together has kept me on the edge of my seat many times. Mystery, action and romance, sprinkled with humor.
The end of the first series of SPECTR left me hopeful that things would be better for my guys . They are now working together at SPECTR but have a new boss. This guy makes one wish to have Kaniyar back and she scared Caleb. People still fear Gray, maybe even more so, since the events in the last book in the first series, Summoner of Storms . It is a struggle for Caleb and therefore Gray, but they keep trying because they have John. (Click the link for my review of Summoner of Storms as well as a summary of the First SPECTR series)
Gray has such a lovely innocence, he is still baffled by what he sees as mortal nonsense and his honesty is endearing. He is powerful, an apex predator among the NHE yet, gentle and caring and trying to navigate the complexities of inhabiting a living body, and the emotions and feelings he experiences through Caleb and being in love.
The introduction of their new partner, Zahira is great. She is a perfect fit for the team. She is fresh out of the academy, top in her class, strong, intelligent and fascinated with Gray. (I had to laugh at her first meeting with John, Caleb and Gray.)
The story is fast paced and action packed with a creepy new NHE ( Non-Human Entity) for the guys to defeat. It also has the humor and romance that I look forward to in Ms Hawks books, plus I think she may have been dropping hints for things to come in this one. So exciting!
Having read the first series, I have the background on the characters and the evolution of the storyline. I think you could possibly read this without having read the first series but I recommend reading the first series – first. It will be so much better and well worth the time.
If you are an audiobook lover, listen to SPECTR: the Complete First Series. Brad Langer narrates it and does a fine job.
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