Caution: While this book is an addictive read covering Paranormal, Fantasy, Erotica and more, the romance is a sub-plot. Either way, Cold Blood will keep you on your toes...
From the Blurb:
Ghost wards are failing. Mediums are vanishing. Someone—or something—is stirringup the ghosts of Toronto. It’s up to psychic medium Harlan Brand to find out why.
After defeating a serial killer who could control ghosts, psychic medium Harlan Brand is feeling much more confident in his abilities working for the Toronto Police Service with his partner, Hamilton, as they protect the city from dangerous spirits.
He is expanding his social circle, however reluctantly, to include the other police mediums and Morgan Vermeer, another graduate from the Centre—a school for training psychic children.
Harlan and his boyfriend, Charles Moore, are continuing to explore BDSM, their relationship and Charles’ strange ability to shield people from ghosts.
Hoping to find answers about Charles’ power and the serial killer, Harlan returns to the Centre only to find that one of its ghost wards—magical symbols that spirits can’t cross—is broken, and it’s a mystery as to how and why.
The calm and order that Harlan has been building up in his life are shattered when wards start failing across the city and mediums begin to disappear, including one of his new friends and a student from the Centre.
Someone—or something—is stirring up the ghosts of Toronto.
Reader advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and murder. It is best read as part of a series.
Cold Blood the second book in the Bound To The Spirits series and continues from Rattling Chains with Harlan and Hamilton as the main characters. It's is best to start with book one Rattling Chains to get the full experience but can also be read as a standalone.
Harlan remains having doubts about himself and his abilities and self doubt regarding his interpersonal relationships. We see growth in his character in Cold Blood and I loved the dynamics of his partnership with Hamilton. I was also on the edge of thinking there was more to their dynamic and was hoping for a poly relationship to develop. We get to see much more of his boyfriend Charles and his special abilities.
There was some steamy scenes between Harlan and Charles as they explored their BDSM relationship with Harlan being the dominant. There is non stop action and more mayhem in the installment. They must fight together to bring an end to an evil force threatening Toronto. There was a whole host of complex characters some old and new. Cold Blood is a complex blend of paranormal, fantasy, erotica and was a great read, but if you're looking for a romance, it's really only one of the sub-plots. There are some exciting revelations for book 3.
Rating: 4 Stars
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