Widdershins

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482528152

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

View: 4902

Some things should stay buried. Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he's ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn't believe are real. As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin's rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne's iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin's secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?

Necropolis

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499153521

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 3176

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has spent the last few months watching his lover, Griffin Flaherty, come to terms with the rejection of his adoptive family. So when an urgent telegram from Christine summons them to Egypt, Whyborne is reluctant to risk the fragile peace they've established. Until, that is, a man who seems as much animal as human tries to murder Whyborne in the museum.Amidst the ancient ruins of the pharaohs, they must join Christine and face betrayal, murder, and a legendary sorceress risen from the dead. In the forge of the desert heat, the trio will either face their fears and stand together—or shatter the bonds between them forever.

Threshold

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490964638

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 377

Book 2 in the Whyborne & Griffin series Previous book: Widdershins Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine. Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons-including Griffin's ex-lover Elliot-already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them. Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered secrets. Is Elliot an ally, or does he only want to rekindle his relationship with Griffin? And if so, how can Whyborne possibly hope to compete with the stunningly handsome Pinkerton-especially when Griffin is hiding secrets about his past? For in a town where friends become enemies and horror lurks behind a human mask, Whyborne can't afford to trust anything-including his own heart. Novel: 67,669 words. The Whyborne & Griffin series: Widdershins (Book 1) Threshold (Book 2) Other books by Jordan L. Hawk: Hainted Heart of the Dragon The SPECTR series: Hunter of Demons (Book 1) Master of Ghouls (Book 2)

Maelstrom: A Whyborne & Griffin Novel

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519353788

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 4361

Book 7 in the Whyborne & Griffin Series Previous book: Hoarfrost Between his father's sudden-and rather suspicious-generosity, and his own rash promise to help Christine plan her wedding, Percival Endicott Whyborne has quite enough to worry about. But when the donation of a mysterious codex to the Ladysmith Museum draws the attention of a murderous cult, Whyborne finds himself in a race against time to unlock its secrets first. Griffin has a case of his own: the disappearance of an historic map, which quickly escalates to murder. Someone is sacrificing men in dark rituals-and all the clues lead back to the museum. With their friends Christine and Iskander, Whyborne and Griffin must discover the cult's true goal before it's too late. For dark forces are afoot at the very heart of the museum, and they want more than Whyborne's codex. They want his life.

Bloodline

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502323934

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 5705

Whyborne & Griffin: Book 5 Previous Book: Necropolis Between his bullying father and dissolute brother, Percival Endicott Whyborne has quite enough problematic family members to deal with. So when his sister returns to Widdershins asking for help solving the mystery of a derelict ship, Whyborne is reluctant to get involved. Until, that is, a brutal murderer strikes, leaving Whyborne and his lover Griffin no choice but to take the case. The investigation leads them deep into a conspiracy of blackmail, murder, and darkest sorcery. But worst of all are the secrets held within the family itself, one of which will destroy everything Whyborne believed to be true, not only about his family, but about himself.

Hainted

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781484073131

Category: Gay men

Page: 248

View: 4935

THE GOOD GUY Haint-working runs in Dan Miller's blood. Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living. But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give it up in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat. So when the flamboyantly goth Leif Helsvin shows up on Dan's doorstep looking for help with an evil necromancer named Runar, Dan's first instinct is to turn him down. With two teenagers to look after, he's already got all the trouble he can handle. Besides, the sexy Leif is too much of a temptation, and Dan is firmly in the closet. THE BAD BOY Pierced, tattooed Leif never has sex with the same guy twice. It keeps things simple, especially since his oath to stop Runar has him constantly drifting from one town to the next. But this time, it looks like Leif is going to need help, in the form of the very down-to-earth Dan. Since Nice Guys are off the menu, Leif just has to keep his hands to himself for as long as it will take to stop Runar's latest scheme. But as Leif finds himself drawn deeper into Dan's life, he quickly realizes he's not just in danger of breaking the rules, but breaking his heart as well.

Fallow

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535150910

Category:

Page: 212

View: 5091

When Griffin's past collides with his present, will it cost the lives of everyone he loves?Between the threat of a world-ending invasion from the Outside and unwelcome revelations about his own nature, Percival Endicott Whyborne is under a great deal of strain. His husband, Griffin Flaherty, wants to help-but how can he, when Whyborne won't tell him what's wrong?When a man from Griffin's past murders a sorcerer, the situation grows even more dire. Once a simple farmer from Griffin's hometown of Fallow, the assassin now bears a terrifying magical corruption, one whose nature even Whyborne can't explain.To keep Griffin's estranged mother safe, they must travel to a dying town in Kansas. But as drought withers the crops of Fallow, a sinister cult sinks its roots deep into the arid soil. And if the cult's foul harvest isn't stopped in time, Fallow will be only the first city to fall.Fallow is the eighth book in the Whyborne & Griffin series, where magic, mystery, and m/m romance collide with Victorian era America.

Hexbreaker

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530911523

Category:

Page: 244

View: 9673

Will a dark history doom their future together? New York copper Tom Halloran is a man with a past. If anyone finds out he once ran with the notorious O'Connell tunnel gang, he'll spend the rest of his life doing hard time behind bars. But Tom's secret is threatened when a horrible murder on his beat seems to have been caused by the same ancient magic that killed his gang. Cat shifter Cicero is determined to investigate the disappearance of one friend and the death of another, even though no one else believes the cases are connected. When the trail of his investigation crosses Tom's, the very bohemian Cicero instinctively recognizes the uncultured Irish patrolman as his witch. Though they're completely unsuited to one another, Cicero has no choice but to work alongside Tom...all the while fighting against the passion growing within. Tom knows that taking Cicero as his familiar would only lead to discovery and disaster. Yet as the heat between them builds, Tom's need for the other man threatens to overcome every rational argument against becoming involved. But when their investigation uncovers a conspiracy that threatens all of New York, Tom must make the hardest decision of his life: to live a lie and gain his heart's desire, or to confess the truth and sacrifice it all.

Firelight

Author: Kristen Callihan

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455510009

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4028

London, 1881 Once the flames are ignited . . . Miranda Ellis is a woman tormented. Plagued since birth by a strange and powerful gift, she has spent her entire life struggling to control her exceptional abilities. Yet one innocent but irreversible mistake has left her family's fortune decimated and forced her to wed London's most nefarious nobleman. They will burn for eternity . . . Lord Benjamin Archer is no ordinary man. Doomed to hide his disfigured face behind masks, Archer knows it's selfish to take Miranda as his bride. Yet he can't help being drawn to the flame-haired beauty whose touch sparks a passion he hasn't felt in a lifetime. When Archer is accused of a series of gruesome murders, he gives in to the beastly nature he has fought so hard to hide from the world. But the curse that haunts him cannot be denied. Now, to save his soul, Miranda will enter a world of dark magic and darker intrigue. For only she can see the man hiding behind the mask.

Spectr

Series 2

Author: Jordan Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548828653

Category:

Page: 264

View: 8102

SPECTR: Series 2, Volume 1 contains: Mocker of Ravens Dancer of Death Drinker of Blood 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. Charleston is in the grip of an outbreak of demon possession, and the human members of SPECTR have been pushed to the brink. When a mysterious entity begins to hunt Gray, the trio will find themselves face-to-face with a creature whose existence will change everything they believed to be true.

Undertow

A Whyborne and Griffin Universe Story

Author: Jordan Hawk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781541188235

Category:

Page: 86

View: 3260

Note: This novella takes place at the same time as events in Fallow (Whyborne & Griffin 8).Shy secretary Maggie Parkhurst knows there's nothing special about her. She's neither sorceress, nor fighter, nor scholar. What could she possibly have to offer Persephone, the chieftess of the inhuman ketoi-and the woman Maggie's fallen in love with?After Maggie's friend Irene goes missing under mysterious circumstances, she has no choice but to turn to Persephone for help. When the trail leads to a shadowy acting troupe, they discover a plot that stretches much farther than a single vanished woman.But when a dark truth is revealed, Maggie must choose between a man from her past...and the impossible yearnings of her heart.

Restless Spirits

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505557107

Category: Castles

Page: 202

View: 6173

After losing the family fortune to a fraudulent psychic, inventor Henry Strauss is determined to bring the otherworld under control through the application of science. All he needs is a genuine haunting to prove his Electro-S�ance will work. A letter from wealthy industrialist Dominic Gladfield seems the answer to his prayers. Gladfield's proposition: a contest pitting science against spiritualism, with a hefty prize for the winner. The contest takes Henry to Reyhome Castle, the site of a series of brutal murders decades earlier. There he meets his rival for the prize, the dangerously appealing Vincent Night. Vincent is handsome, charming...and determined to get Henry into bed.Henry can't afford to fall for a spirit medium, let alone the competition. But nothing in the haunted mansion is quite as it seems, and soon winning the contest is the least of Henry's concerns. For the evil stalking the halls of Reyhome Castle wants to claim not just Henry and Vincent's lives, but their very souls.

Dangerous Spirits

Author: Jordan L. Hawk

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781516972067

Category:

Page: 182

View: 3414

After the events of Reyhome Castle, Henry Strauss expected the Psychical Society to embrace his application of science to the study of hauntings. Instead, the society humiliates and blacklists him. His confidence shaken, he can't bring himself to admit the truth to his lover, the handsome medium Vincent Night. Vincent's new life in Baltimore with Henry is disrupted when a friend from the past asks for help with a haunting. In the remote town of Devil's Walk, old ties and new lies threaten to tear the lovers apart, if a fiery spirit bent on vengeance doesn't put an end to them first.

Lord of the White Hell: Book One

Author: Ginn Hale

Publisher: Lord of the White Hell

ISBN: 9780978986162

Category: Fiction

Page: 362

View: 4374

Kiram Kir-Zaki may be considered a mechanist prodigy among his own people, but when he becomes the first Haldiim ever admitted to the prestigious Sagrada Academy, he is thrown into a world where power, superstition and swordplay outweigh even the most scholarly of achievements.But when the intimidation from his Cadeleonian classmates turns bloody, Kiram unexpectedly finds himself befriended by Javier Tornesal, the leader of a group of cardsharps, duelists and lotharios who call themselves Hellions. However Javier is a dangerous friend to have. Wielder of the White Hell and sole heir of a dukedom, he is surrounded by rumors of forbidden seductions, murder and damnation. His enemies are many and any one of his secrets could not only end his life but Kiram's as well.

Untamed

Author: S. C. Stephens

Publisher: Forever

ISBN: 1455588865

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 619

"Addicting and heart-pounding-you won't be able to put it down until you've devoured every word." ---Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author #1 New York Times bestselling author S. C. Stephens brings us the next book in her Thoughtless series! The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes, it burns. UNTAMED Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine. Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos--one that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he's seen an ache in her eyes, and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers . . .

The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0995799016

Category: Fiction

Page: 305

View: 9874

A story too secret, too terrifying—and too shockingly intimate—for Victorian eyes. A note to the Editor Dear Henry, I have been Simon Feximal’s companion, assistant and chronicler for twenty years now, and during that time my Casebooks of Feximal the Ghost-Hunter have spread the reputation of this most accomplished of ghost-hunters far and wide. You have asked me often for the tale of our first meeting, and how my association with Feximal came about. I have always declined, because it is a story too private to be truthfully recounted, and a memory too precious to be falsified. But none knows better than I that stories must be told. So here is it, Henry, a full and accurate account of how I met Simon Feximal, which I shall leave with my solicitor to pass to you after my death. I dare say it may not be quite what you expect. Robert Caldwell September 1914

Provoked

Author: Joanna Chambers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1999709101

Category: Fiction

Page: 221

View: 705

Tormented by his forbidden desires for other men and the painful memories of the childhood friend he once loved, lawyer David Lauriston tries to maintain a celibate existence while he forges his reputation in Edinburgh’s privileged legal world. But then, into his repressed and orderly life, bursts Lord Murdo Balfour. Cynical, hedonistic and utterly unapologetic, Murdo could not be less like David. And as appalled as David is by Murdo’s unrepentant self-interest, he cannot resist the man’s sway. Murdo tempts and provokes David in equal measure, forcing him to acknowledge his physical desires. But Murdo is not the only man distracting David from his work. Euan MacLennan, the brother of a convicted radical David once represented, approaches David to beg him for help. Euan is searching for the government agent who sent his brother to Australia on a convict ship, and other radicals to the gallows. Despite knowing it may damage his career, David cannot turn Euan away. As their search progresses, it begins to look as though the trail may lead to none other than Lord Murdo Balfour, and David has to wonder whether it’s possible Murdo could be more than he seems. Is he really just a bored aristocrat, amusing himself at David’s expense, or could he be the agent provocateur responsible for the fate of Peter MacLennan and the other radicals? This is a second edition of a book previously published by Samhain Publishing

The Cabinet of Curiosities

36 Tales Brief & Sinister

Author: Stefan Bachmann,Katherine Catmull,Claire Legrand,Emma Trevayne

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062313150

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4774

A collection of thirty-six forty eerie, mysterious, intriguing, and very short stories by the acclaimed authors Stefan Bachmann, Katherine Catmull, Claire LeGrand, and Emma Trevayne. The Cabinet of Curiosities is perfect for fans of Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and anyone who relishes a good creepy tale. Great for reading alone or reading aloud at camp or school! The book features an introduction and commentary by the authors and black-and-white illustrations throughout.

Sinner's Gin

Author: Rhys Ford

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

ISBN: 1623802490

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

View: 5887

There’s a dead man in Miki St. John’s vintage Pontiac GTO, and he has no idea how it got there. After Miki survives the tragic accident that killed his best friend and the other members of their band, Sinner’s Gin, all he wants is to hide from the world in the refurbished warehouse he bought before their last tour. But when the man who sexually abused him as a boy is killed and his remains are dumped in Miki’s car, Miki fears Death isn’t done with him yet. Kane Morgan, the SFPD inspector renting space in the art co-op next door, initially suspects Miki had a hand in the man’s murder, but Kane soon realizes Miki is as much a victim as the man splattered inside the GTO. As the murderer’s body count rises, the attraction between Miki and Kane heats up. Neither man knows if they can make a relationship work, but despite Miki’s emotional damage, Kane is determined to teach him how to love and be loved — provided, of course, Kane can catch the killer before Miki becomes the murderer’s final victim.

Think of England

Author: KJ Charles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0995799008

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

View: 7276

Lie back and think of England... England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage. Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all too obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts. As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling. And when the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before…