Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sanctified


Title: Sanctified
Author: Mychael Black
Publisher: Changeling Press
Publisher URL: http://www.changelingpress.com/
ISBN: 978-1-59596-556-1
Genre: {M/M} {M/M/M} Paranormal, Dark Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Jesse Eldridge is adapting well to his new situation and his feelings for Gabriel Walsh. Gabriel wants to keep Jesse safe and feels the most secure location is his home in
Abaddon. However, there is unrest in Gabriel’s home world, and a plot to capture the throne.

Jesse and Gabriel will have to team up with the ice mage Lazarus and Gabriel’s nemesis Semoriel, if they hope to discover who is behind the recent activities. Four will come together, but three will combine forces and nothing will ever be the same.

Sanctified is the second story in the Spirits of Abaddon series. I had serious doubts that Jesse and Gabriel’s relationship could throw me for a loop but Mychael Black proved me unequivocally wrong in my quick assessment. I wasn’t prepared for the alterations to their relationship, but I was happy with the end result.

Jesse is learning acceptance and evolving every step of the way. He has stepped past being a participant to become a key player in the impending battle. Gabriel has surprised me with his level of patience. Even when the situation sways in a direction he is less than willing to consider, he hasn’t blown his cool and taken everything in stride. It proves that Jesse’s well being is more important than him having his way and I truly like that about his character.

The setting has changed to Gabriel’s home world and while we don’t get an enormous amount of background, it’s enough to set the stage. Action, suspense, duplicity and sensually written erotic scenes are all awaiting you in Sanctified.