Deader Than Dead (Paranormal Problems: Necromancers Book 1) by H.L. Day

Looking for a fun new take on necromancer and thier fated mates? In HL Days all new series Paranormal Problems: Necromancer, Deader Than Dead kicks it off with this fast paced high action read.

From the blurb: 

Even death can’t stop fate.

Professional thief, Bellamy, might have bitten off more than he can chew this time. Jobs have gone wrong before, but never this wrong. His moral code might be grayer than most, but it exists, and he finds himself facing an impossible choice that could cost him everything.  

Necromancer, John Averill’s day just got ten times worse. One more job, his boss says. Well, that job sucks, because not only does he find himself with a gun pointed at his head, but the man he’s been hired to raise temporarily from the dead is none other than his fated mate… the man he’s been searching for all his life.

Their love story is over before it ever began. Or is it? Fate still has a few tricks up its sleeve, and the impossible might just become possible.

Deader Than Dead is a 57k Fated Mates MM paranormal novel featuring villains who will stop at nothing to get what they want, a stolen artifact, kidnapping, betrayal, lies, and two men determined to overcome death itself to be together.
Content warning for death and mention of suicide.

Please note that this is a revised version of a novella first published in the Fated Mates charity anthology. The story is now dual POV with 28k of added content. There have been some small changes to the story.

Molly Otto's Review:

Fascinating start to a new necromancer series. All the players have their secrets that will unravel as their lives turn upside down. John is called in on a case to learn his soul mate has been taken from him before they could even meet. The story just begins here, though, with unknown magic of a mask. Bellamy and John are given a second chance to the life they deserve. The book will hook you from the start and not let go until the conclusion you don't see coming.
Yes, this is a love, a first sight fated mates story, yet it is handled so brilliantly it doesn't feel cliche. These men are put to the test right off the bat and show they were made to work together. I am looking forward to reading more from this series.

SNik's review:

First in series (Paranormal Problems). Extended from the original short story to be the first in a new series. Paranormal. Fated mates. Dual POV. 

John always held out hope he would find his fated mate, all necromancers were said to have one, unfortunately he meets his too late. Bellamy is a thief, but an honorable one, so trying to keep a dangerous artifact out of the hands of some bad guys seems like a noble way to die. There is a hint of sorrow and yearning, and then the story leaps into some action and adventure for Bellamy and the necromancer that will raise an army of dead to keep him. I really enjoyed the suspense and then the easy acceptance of the connection between John and Bellamy, along with some steamy scenes. I’m interested to see where this series is going with more necromancer adventures.

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