Friday, June 11, 2010

And Hell Itself Breathes Out

Title: And Hell Itself Breathes Out
Author: AR Moler
Publisher: Torquere Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60370-991-0
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

DCPD Homicide Detective Evan Garrett’s psychic instincts are triggered when several victims are murdered under strange circumstances. Also investigating unusual homicide cases is John Bentley, Director of Special Investigative Services. Meeting at a crime scene, John recognizes the psychic abilities in Evan and requests a meeting to compare notes. The meeting, as well as the mutual attraction, encouraged John to recruit Evan for a job at SIS.

And Hell Itself Breathes Out has a well constructed suspense plot. The setting is Washington, DC. The storyline features black magic murder rituals and intuitive abilities, in addition to white magic pagan beliefs. The developed characters are believable. Evan is bisexual, dating a woman until she discovers he is pagan, which promptly ends their relationship. Although Evan had enjoyed the sexual aspect, he was not too upset over their break-up. Meeting John, Evan realized they share a special connection. Evan’s touch had a calming effect on John, being the only person who could keep John grounded. John, who is also bisexual along with being recently divorced, carried a crushing amount of emotional baggage. He felt responsible for incidences that were completely out of his control. John is driven to find the serial killers. It is only when Evan is with him that he is able to sleep.

AR Moler has created an intriguing saga that captured my attention from the beginning paragraph to the end. The story highlights the profile of the killers, the victims as well as the emotional chaos of the agents. The intimate scenes are fantastic. I enjoyed And Hell Itself Breathes Out immensely.

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