Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crossroads: Shadowland

Title: Crossroads: Shadowland
Author: Keta Diablo
Publisher: Phaze Books
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ISBN: 978-1-60659-956-3
Genre: {M/M} Mystery, Suspense, Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Scandalous Minx

Rand has held up his end of the bargain and now he wants Frank to hold up his. Frank’s latest case means traveling to the Big Easy and in turn, bringing Rand into the fold as a part of the PI business. Rescuing two young boys from an angry ghost is making Frank uneasy. He’s never come across such a strong paranormal force and doesn’t want Rand caught in the crossfire. However, Rand is tired of Frank’s overprotective nature and it leads to events that could change their lives forever.

Crossroads: Shadowland is the fourth story of the Crossroads series. Keta Diablo’s characters are evolving with each new tale. Frank is allowing more of his emotions to surface. While I know he’s not comfortable with expressing his love, his protectiveness and willingness to give Rand what he needs says a great deal about the big man. Rand is still young, as you could tell with some of his reactions to Frank’s protectiveness, but he is starting to come into his own. I believe when Frank starts to see him as a mature adult he will loosen the reins some, but will still try to protect the man he loves.

Traveling to New Orleans for this story was a nice change of setting. I loved the secondary characters, and the plot of Crossroads: Shadowland. I have no doubt there is more to come just from the ending of this tale, but the question that I was left with is will Rand and Frank stay together? I’m anxiously awaiting the next installment to get that answer and to see if the events have left Frank more protective or if he will see the error of his ways.


Keta Diablo said...

Literary Nymphs,

Thank you so much for your kind words about Crossroads Shadowland.

I enjoyed writing about Frank, Rand and Sister Francoise in the setting of New Orleans.

The next installment should release in August and then the final Crossroads Novella in November.

Hmm. It's going to be hard to say goodbye to Frank and Rand. I'm getting to know them better with each book, and as hard-nose as Frank can be, I've become quite fond of him.

I'm happy you enjoyed Shadowland, and always look forward to your insightful reviews.

My best to the awesome Literary Nymphs!


Scandalous Minx said...


I can't wait for the final two installments. Sister Francoise is a pistol and adds a wonderful element to the story.

So have you found a replacement for Frank and Rand because I'll definitely need a new couple to harp over.