Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Equinox

Title: Equinox
Author: Jace Payne
Publisher: Loose Id
Publishers URL: http://www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-62300-828-4
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When a night on the town with friends goes horribly wrong, Victor finds himself literally at death’s door.  Not sure how he will get back to normal, Victor follows the advice given to him by one of his nurses and heads out of town.  He’s not looking for anything special, just some time to find the person he used to be.  What he finds instead, will change his life.

Equinox, the first book in the new series, Secrets of Salem, is a well done story that pulled me in from the first page.  Victor is recovering from a life altering event.  When readers find out what happened, they will be shocked yet able to understand why Victor needs a calming place to stay for a while.  Rayne owns a shop in Salem and happens to be more than what he appears.  There is a lightness to Rayne that is just what Victor needs.  The attraction between the two men is strong and builds quickly. 

I liked the way and pace that the men’s relationship moved and did not feel short changed in any way. It’s something that I don’t always find to be true in novellas. The author also does an excellent job with the world building in this story, as well, and I found myself curious about the other residents of Salem 

There are a few secondary characters, of which Rayne’s parents are two.  These two are something else, especially his mother.  There is some conflict which is easily handled and the main characters do find their happily ever after.  While I am curious about who will show up in the next stories, I would love to see Victor and Rayne again.  Readers of the paranormal sub-genre are sure to love this new story by Jace Payne and, for those who have not yet tried this author, it is a good book to start with.

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