Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fish and Ghosts

Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62798-416-4
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary Paranormal Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

While growing up, the estate owned by his uncle is where Tristan found refuge and when he inherited it, his family wasn’t happy. Since childhood, Tris has seen ghosts. He’s now the estate caretaker, helping spirits move through the halls of Hoxne Grange and onto their destination in the afterlife. It’s a good life except for his meddling family who think he’s nuts. Now he has to agree to a paranormal investigator to prove the Grange isn’t haunted.

Wolf Kincaid takes his job of debunking everything supernatural very seriously. When he arrives at the Grange, he doesn’t expect to find anything more than another con job. Is he for a surprise? Not only is Wolf attracted to its sexy owner but it’s obvious on the first night that something otherworldly is going on. Then his assistants accidently release a serial killer. Wolf’s years of skepticism are at war with what he sees and feels. Can they defeat the evil trying to destroy them? Can he make a life with Tris work?

Fish and Ghosts is the first book in the new paranormal series, Hellsinger by Rhys Ford. It’s an entertaining read with a creative premise I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s also funny, quirky, has vivid description and some great characters with wonderful personalities and lots of action. Tristan and Wolf are great together and the bantering dialogue gave me more than a couple of chuckles. The relationship of our two guys is pretty balanced within all the ghostly problems and their physical attraction is steamy.

It’s a ghost story after all, so how many twists can you expect? Chuckle. Plenty. There are surprises, both with the ghosts and in the personal lives of the Wolf and Tristan, so anticipate to keep those pages turning. I also like the secondary characters, especially Wolf’s mom—she’s a hoot, and the Grange is a wonderful locale, rich in history and beauty. I wish we could have met Uncle Mortimer’s ghost. Oh well, maybe in the future. 

Yes, there are a few little inconsistencies and dangling threads but I enjoyed Fish and Ghosts so much that I don’t even care. I can’t wait to see what happens with this unique series next. Watch for it. I will be.

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