Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Stephen Jurgens has psychic gifts passed down from his grandmother. He primarily uses his gift as a medium to help others contact their departed loved ones. His psychic gifts he has basically ignored most of his life. He works with his best friend and pseudo-brother Grey at Revelations, an outfit dealing with strange paranormal mysteries. Grey asks that Stephen look into a local cougar pride that has had several otherwise healthy members suddenly die in the last two months. Stephen agreed to take the assignment because his normal bodyguard and supposed mate Maddox is busy. This will put some distance between them,
Maddox Blackwell is the alpha for the Pontiac werewolf pack. The alpha has known that Stephen is his mate for a number of years. First he thought he was too young to settle down with a mate. Then Stephen consistently states that he is actually not Maddox’s mate and even if he were, their pairing would be no good. Not knowing what kind of danger Stephen is putting himself into investigating the pride deaths, Maddox decides to follow him to Cadillac to make sure no harm befalls his mate.
Shortly after they show up, a local pride member and librarian is found dead. When Stephen and Maddox investigate the death, Stephen’s worst fears are confirmed. The body’s soul has been taken. The situation is a lot more dangerous than he thought. A necromancer has been eating the souls of the dead and living. Stephen, Maddox’s wolf pack, and the cougar pride must now figure out a way to stop this paranormal menace or they will end up in the morgue with all the others. Help from an unexpected source might provide just what it is needed to subdue this otherworldly killer.
This second book in the Revelations series hit all the right spots for me. We have mystery, thills and romance in abundance. The interaction between Maddox and Stephen is a cross between new lovers and an old married couple. They have known each other for years and have the same arguments over and over. Yet they also discover what it would be like if they commit to each other finally. It kind of reminds me of Dave and Maddie from Moonlighting. However, I predict better things for this couple and no cancellation in sight. The character of Dana is a delight. She is wise beyond her young looks. She provides needed insight at the right times for Stephen to survive his battle.
The cover art by Posh Gosh has Stephen looking out over a graveyard at sunset it looks like. The model perfectly portrays Stephen and the cover itself represents the book expertly.
ebook, 207 pages
Published March 8th 2016 by Pride Publishing
- Ask the Oracle (Revelations #1)
- Psychic Says (Revelations #2)