Mocker of Ravens, by Jordan L. Hawk
Series: SPECTR #2.1
Published Date: June 2015
Genre: Gay, M/M, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 5 out of 5
With #2.2 in the SPECTR series due out on February 16, I’m taking the time to highlight the first part of the series. I did a spotlight on Series 1 (#1.1 through 1.6), so today I want to review #2.1, which came out last year.
And I’m giving away an e-copy of “Dancer of Death” (SPECTR #2.2) to one lucky winner! Leave a comment on the Series 1 Spotlight post or on this post for your chance to win! (One entry per person, open worldwide, ends 2/14 at 11:59pm EST.)
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.
“Mocker of Ravens” picks up a few months after the events of #1.6 “Summoner of Storms”, with John, Caleb, and Gray up against a new set of enemies. To top it off, with fear running rampant through SPECTR after the events of “Summoner”, Caleb/Gray are having a rough time at work. So it’s more action, more demons to devour, and another hint of over-arching mystery to tie the series together.
But the cherry on top of the paranormal cake is Zahira Noorzai. She’s the new agent working with John and Caleb/Gray, and she’s an utter delight. Straight-forward, optimistic, and eager to learn, she’s one of the few people who isn’t afraid of Gray.
The plot of “Mocker” follows the same episode-like format of the previous books, but the mythology and world-building are just as fantastic… and the sex between John and Caleb/Gray is literally white hot.
Another fantastic addition to the SPECTR series!