Blurb: Since the death of his former partner, Tony Abruzzi, at the hands of mob boss, Vito “The Dragon” Dragonni, Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara, has been a shell of his former self. Other than working his shifts at the police station, Ronan is going through the motions of life. The once vital and active cop is reduced to binge-watching trashy shows on Netflix to cope with his loss.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm, has a secret he’s been forced by the FBI to keep: Tony Abruzzi is alive. Barely eating or sleeping as he tries to cope with the guilt of keeping the truth from Ronan, Tennyson knows it’s only a matter of time before his friends stop buying the lies he’s telling to explain his restless nights.
When Tony appears to testify at Vito Dragonni’s trial, all hell breaks loose. Accusations fly about who knew Abruzzi was alive and why it was kept a secret from Ronan, who’s been struggling to come to terms with the “death” of a man he considered a brother.
Focusing on keeping their loved ones safe and bringing Dragonni to justice for his crimes once and for all, one question remains: Will Ronan be able to forgive Tennyson for lying about Tony’s death?
Review: Both Ronan and Ten struggle with their emotions throughout this story. They both feel guilt and hopelessness at the situation. As the story progresses we see them pull together and be there for the other in their time of need as well as seeing the other characters in the series make appearances.
It did not have quite the appeal as the other stories in the series to me but it was still an enjoyable read never the less. The final arrival of their bundle of joy was a bonus that added a happy note to the book.
Blurb: 1418, Wales: Hunter Conroy, the youngest in a family of powerful demon slayers, is captured by the evil warlock Osian. Young Hunter is given a choice: join forces with his enemy and kill his own family, or be cursed to live through the ages as a stone gargoyle. Once a century, Hunter is released from his prison, and tempted with the chance to build a life for himself. At the end of a decade of freedom, if Hunter does not choose to become one of Osian’s minions, he is again remanded to the cold, lonely rock.
Fast forward six hundred years, and Hunter finds himself in Salem, Massachusetts. He has forged a quiet life, knowing that at the end of this latest cycle, Osian will once again return, and Hunter will decline his offer. He is content to live out the last few months of this round alone, until he meets Walker Harmon.
ER Doctor Walker Harmon had expected to be married with children by now, but so far has been unable to find the man of his dreams. Hunter Conroy sparks his interest until he sees the handsome tow truck driver throw a man across the room without even touching him. When Hunter reveals the source of his powers, telling Walker that his days in Salem are numbered, it’s a story beyond belief. Realizing he’s in love with this cursed man, Walker is willing to risk everything to fight for Hunter.
With time running out, Hunter amasses a dream team of witches, psychics, and a mysterious wizard to help him break the warlock’s curse. Will their combined powers be enough to free Hunter, or will the gargoyle reclaim him for another century?
Review: I loved this story of Hunter and Walker. Hunter is forced to become a gargoyle after declining to help an evil warlock Osian. Once a century Hunter is free for ten years. Now six hundred years later Hunter finds himself in Salem. He makes quite a few friends with a variety of paranormals. Upon meeting Walker Hunter finds himself hoping.
This was an amazing story. I loved all the characters, the history and the plans. It’s my favorite in the series so far. The crew from Cold Case Psychic was an added bonus. My heart went out to Hunter for all the things he missed out on while trapped.
Blurb: Boston Police Captain, Kevin Fitzgibbon thought he’d found the missing piece of his heart when psychic Madam Aurora prophesied the love of his life was philanthropist, Jace Lincoln. After spending months as on-again, off-again boyfriends, the pair are off again, perhaps for good, leaving Kevin distraught and grumpy.
Jace Lincoln is still trying to put his life back together after Fitz dumped him on Valentine’s Day. While getting back into the swing of things with a new man, a drunk Fitzgibbon barges in on their date like Godzilla destroying Tokyo. Listening to Fitz carry on about how much he misses what they had together makes Jace wonder if they still have enough of that old magic left to try one last time.
Through a series of dates ranging from ridiculous to right on the money, Fitz and Jace reconnect and find that the things keeping them apart might not be so insurmountable after all. Deciding to give their relationship another try, they start planning a bright future together.
That future is stopped dead in its tracks when tragedy strikes at a party celebrating the tenth anniversary of Jace’s homeless shelter. Will Kevin and Jace survive to begin a new life together or have they lost their last chance at happiness for good this time?.
Review: On and off again boyfriends Jace and Kevin decide to try their relationship one last time. There are laughs, sweet moments and tender scenes. The cast makes appearances throughout this story as it plays out.
I was happy for Jace and Kevin.
Things were not smooth sailing but they seemed to work through it together with the help of friends.
Blurb: Spellbound bartender and Salem State biology major, Luca Pennington, has recently developed a rather disturbing allergy as a result of volunteering for a medical trial in order to supplement his tuition. It seems spending even a second or two in the sunlight causes his skin to blister and burn as if he were being exposed to an open flame. Then there’s this pesky need for AB negative that has him breaking into the school’s medical department late at night to satisfy his odd craving.
Salem Chief of Police, Cisco Jackson, is dealing with budget cuts the only way he knows how, by working double shifts. Getting a call out to the local university on one of these overnight shifts, he finds a sexy young man drinking blood from a medical lab fridge. Not wanting Luca to continue his thieving ways, he makes the young vampire an offer he can’t refuse: Eat me!
When the rookie vampire refuses to feed from the veteran cop in a Meals-On-Wheels-with-benefits exchange, things really start to heat up with Cisco threatening to arrest Luca if he catches him stealing blood again. Luca’s response to the sexy, older cop, “Catch me if you can!”
Are Cisco and Luca fated mates? Or is the blood song that calls to them both a Siren’s Song of destruction?
Review: Interesting story about Cisco and Luca. Especially how Luca became something more than he bargained for. I loved how these men both traversed through the journey in figuring out what happened to Luca and who was responsible.
It’s a great story with twists and turns and the returning characters as well as new ones. Intriguing and well written this book takes the reader on a journey of sorts into a world full of the unknown to some.
Awesome book that captivates you as you delve further in the story. Great read and addition to the series.
Blurb: Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara is stunned to see the breaking news that a well-known mobster he helped to put behind bars, Vito “The Dragon” Dragonni, has been released from prison after his life sentence is overturned on a technicality. When prominent members involved in the original case against The Dragon start turning up dead, Ronan starts to wonder if he’s next.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm starts having visions of dead men with The Dragon’s signature kill shot: two bullet holes to the forehead. The men in the visions are strangers, but when he learns from an undercover agent that Dragonni has compiled a hit list with Ronan and his ex-partner, Tony, at the top, he fears a day will come when he recognizes the murder victim in his vision.
Tony Abruzzi has been a broken man since the tragic death of his adopted son, Mark. Refusing the offer of protective custody until Dragonni and his hit squad are off the streets, he seems to be daring the mobster to come after him. Despite the fact that they’ve been estranged since the case that cost Tony’s son his life, Ronan decides to stick to his former partner’s side as his personal bodyguard, whether Tony wants his help or not.
Can Ronan and Tony find a way to work together to stop The Dragon before he can cross more names off his hit list or are both detectives dead men walking?
Review: Two me on the outs find a common goal and come together to stop a crime figure they thought was finally behind them. I loved this story.
Intense emotions and scenes culminate in a suspenseful ride into a dangerous situation where Ronan protects his ex partner from the Dragon before the Dragon or his men can eliminate Tony like his son was.
I do not want to give away too much of the story in this review. I love that despite Tony and Ronan’s estrangement these two work together once again. The Dragon and his men are no joke when the bodies start piling up it gets scary quick.
Intense and fast paced this story will have you on the edge of your seat awaiting the outcome.
Blurb: No one is more surprised than Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara when he answers his doorbell one night to see members of Salem’s Wiccan community standing on his doorstep with an unbelievable story to tell. According to them, members of their coven are being murdered in a modern-day witch hunt and they want Ronan to look into the matter for them.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm is skeptical of the witches’ claims. After the initial investigation turns up ordinary deaths in car accidents, house fires, and by suicide, Ten feels that the witches’ suspicions, are just that: suspicions. His sixth sense is not giving him any clues that these are anything but untimely and tragic deaths.
When another witch dies mysteriously, Ronan turns up the heat on the Salem Police Department to investigate and finds himself in an unusual position: in hot water with Fitzgibbon and his husband. Suspended from the Boston Police Department and abandoned by his family and friends, Ronan goes rogue, conducting the investigation on his own.
Uncovering an insidious plot with roots reaching back to the Salem Witch Trials, Ronan must battle a force so evil, it has managed to stay hidden for centuries. Without the power of his badge or the backing of Tennyson, does Ronan have the strength to survive something that hunts in the dead of night?
Review: After several witches contact him concerning mysterious deaths Ronan takes it upon himself to solve the case. Tennyson does not believe they are murders given the circumstances of the deaths. This causes a rift between Tennyson and Ronan.
I loved the way the story flowed and the history aspect that spanned back to Salem witch era. It was fascinating the way the case evolved and revelations revealed that put the guys in several past lives. It was an amazing journey to read.
The investigation had me on the edge of my seat as the culprit was slowly revealed. I was astonished at how well the story came together in an exciting conclusion that had me on the edge of my seat. Best book in the series in my opinion.
Blurb: Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara, has set sail on the honeymoon of his dreams to sunny Bermuda. He’s looking forward to a week of fun in the sun with his husband, Tennyson, but nothing is going as planned. From a fight between Truman and Carson that’s threatening to break up their marriage, to Captain Fitzgibbon’s on-again, off-again lover not showing up to meet the ship, to dealing with his always challenging mother-in-law, to frenemy, Jude Byrne, showing up with a suitcase loaded with sex toys and lube, Ronan has all he can do to stay sane.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm, is on the ship to work as well as honeymoon. The cruise ship line has hired him to be the “celebrity” on their celebrity cruise. In between private and group readings reuniting family members with those who have crossed over, Ten is running himself ragged attempting to put the pieces of Truman and Carson’s marriage back together and trying to keep Jude from horn-dogging after the ship’s captain, all while trying to squeeze in a few stolen, passionate moments with his husband. He isn’t having much luck.
During the return trip to Boston, Ronan and Tennyson are enjoying a performance of Murder Mystery Night staged by the ship’s crew. When the crewmember playing the murder victim turns up dead for real, Ronan and Tennyson must set “fun in the sun” aside when the ship’s captain allows them to investigate the crime.
Putting the clues together, the Boston detectives corner the cagey killer who takes someone close to them hostage. Can Tennyson and Ronan save the day before they end up dead in the water?.
Review: Ronan and Tennyson are all set for their honeymoon and the whole gang is going. As with most plans things do not go as smooth as they liked to. Problems and miscommunication arise between certain characters that cause tensions as they set sail on a cruise.
I loved how the story was written and showed the struggles that of the characters involved. There is a mystery to solve near the end but most of the book centered around how the characters handled their issues with one another and showed how at times that all was not lost.
Another interesting instalment of the series as the reader tags along for an emotional cruise with the whole crew.
Blurb: After the sudden death of his mother, Niall Gallagher buys a run-down Victorian mansion in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. His first challenge is to find a contractor to start the renovation.
Contractor Tobin Woods is just the man for the job. Badly needing to get his life in order, he knows this could be the opportunity of a lifetime if he could sober up enough to make a good impression.
When Niall has a life-threatening encounter with angry spirits trying to scare him off the property, he turns to psychic Tennyson Grimm, who reveals the ghosts were victims of the infamous Salem Witch Trials, who are still looking for revenge.
Will Tennyson be able to move these vengeful spirits peacefully into the light or will the spell woven between Niall and Tobin be broken forever?
Review: Really interesting story about Niall moving to Massachusetts after the death of his mother and buying an old Victorian home. Wanting to do repairs he hires contractor Tobin. The two hit it off instantly but angry spirits quickly make themselves known, which usually happens when you renovate anywhere ghosts are around as they do not like change.
Tennyson and the gang find out the spirits are from the sale witch trials and attempt to get them to move on. I liked the story. It was engaging and I loved reading about what happened to the victims. Humans are cruel when thrown into things they do not understand or go against their beliefs.
Blurb: Museum curator, Harrison Kirkpatrick, has been fascinated by the American Revolution since childhood, but never in his wildest dreams did he ever imagine falling in love from afar with a soldier who fought for America’s freedom. Through a series of events too wild to be believed, Harrison is thrown back in time to 1775, mere days before the Battle of Bunker Hill, finding himself at the business end of a musket held by the very man he has been pining for.
Massachusetts Militiaman, Gannon Chalmers, does not know what to make of the strange man he finds wandering around Bunker Hill days before his unit is to engage the British Redcoats. Is this man friend or foe? What he does know is that there is an undeniable attraction growing between them that he must resist at all costs.
As the battle draws closer, so do Gannon and Harrison. Can they deny the passion threatening to explode between them like a powder keg? Or will Gannon’s abundance of caution keep him from giving in to the one man who could lay claim to his heart?
On the brink of a war that will change the history of the world, the pair must decide what price they are willing to pay for freedom, and how much they are willing to sacrifice for love.
Review: I loved this story about Harrison the events that unfolded. Harrison is a museum curator and loves the revolutionary war era. He gets thrown back in time to seventeen seventy six and meets Gannon, a soldier who died in battle. He has been drawn to his grave and spoke to him daily.
Gannon for his part is cautious upon meeting Harrison. He does not know whether the man is friend or foe. These two men spend three days together and fall in love. My heart broke for Harrison at the same time I was happy he got to spend time time with Gannon.
The real shocker came from the end and meeting Gage. It’s who he ancestors with that had me doing a happy dance for Harrison. Suspenseful, full of great action scenes and a love that travels through time this story pulled no punches.
Blurb: Cold Case Detective and newlywed, Ronan O’Mara, is sitting on top of the world. When he returns to work after his honeymoon, he finds more waiting for him than a stack of dusty cold case files. Hidden in the mail on Ronan’s desk is a letter from Tank Hutchins, aka The Riverside Ripper. Convicted of murdering a woman three years ago, Tank claims he is innocent and asks Ronan and Tennyson for their help in proving who really committed the crime: his twin brother, Tim.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm, is reluctant to meet with the convicted murderer who’s placed his faith in Ten’s gift. When Tennyson realizes Tank is innocent of the crime for which he’s serving twenty-five to life, he knows that he and Ronan have to do whatever it takes to set things right.
Together with Tank’s private investigator, the mysterious Jude Byrne, Ronan and Tennyson retrace the steps of the original investigation hoping to find the one piece of evidence that will get Tank’s conviction overturned and bring the real killer to light.
When new evidence leads them to believe there’s a larger conspiracy at play, will Tennyson and Ronan be able to find the killer before he returns to complete his diabolical plan?
Review: Ronan gets a letter from a convict, Tank, claiming his innocence in a murder conviction. Ronan is excited at the prospect of proving the mans innocence. Ten is not as thrilled until he meets the man and knows he is innocent of the crime.
I liked how Ronan and Ten went through proving Tank’s innocence however, I felt the actual mystery of the story was lacking. There was a lot about different couples interactions and a new character Judas that took up more space than was needed in this story.
Nevertheless it was an engaging story with a slew of characters that added a lot of drama to mix. Good addition to the series.
Blurb: Psychic, Tennyson Grimm, was kicked out of his house and disowned by his religious parents when he came out to them as gay and psychic. The last thing Tennyson’s father said before the teenager boarded a Greyhound bus to Boston was that his son was dead to him. Flash forward thirteen years later, Tennyson couldn’t have been more surprised when he woke to find the newly dead spirit of his father sitting on the end of his bed. David Grimm had one request of his estranged son. Go to Kansas and reunite with his mother.
Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara, was all for this family reunion. Still recovering from injuries suffered during his last criminal investigation, he figures they’ll fly to Kansas, bury Tennyson’s father, and the hatchet with Kaye Grimm, then come back to Boston in time to plan their upcoming wedding.
When the Union Chapel Sheriff comes to Tennyson and Ronan with a years old cold case he’d like them to look into, the Boston-based duo can’t turn down taking a peek at the case file. Tennyson is easily able to figure out whodunit, but the sheriff is leery to believe in his gift, bringing old prejudices back to life, and leaving Ronan to hunt for physical evidence the killer left behind.
Will Ronan be able to solve the cold case and help Tennyson resolve the decade old feud with his mother? Or will the tornado, with its sights set on the tiny town of Union Chapel, Kansas, make the other questions moot?
Review: Having to rehash old hurts done to him by his family leaves Ten on edge but he has to go to bury his father after his ghost visits him. Having to deal with his mothers bigoted ways takes a toll on Ten but with his friends and Ronan their to shelter him they teach his om that maybe she should change her ways. While this part is interesting I loved the mystery better.
While there Ten and Ronan are asked to look into a case. The details of the mystery are intense as the story progresses and we are given a glimpses of who the suspect is throughout. I loved how well the team works together to bring the suspect to light as they find clues that point in the right direction for the sheriff.
All in all it was a great read with an edge of your seat feel to it.
Blurb: Cold Case Detective, Ronan O’Mara, is looking forward to starting a new life in his new home, but when a strange house warming gift appears on his doorstep, he has no idea that it marks the start of a series of events that will put his life, and the lives of everyone close to him in danger. When murders similar to those committed by dead serial killer, Rod Jacobson, start occurring around Boston, Ronan is certain he has a copycat killer on his hands.
Psychic, Tennyson Grimm, is approached by friends for help dealing with issues surrounding their son. He quickly realizes there is more going on with the boy than teenaged angst. Though he doesn’t want to believe it, his psychic abilities and a series of strange paranormal occurrences point to a link between the troubled teen and the murder victims that are turning up all over Boston.
When Ronan is attacked during the investigation, it’s up to Tennyson and Captain Fitzgibbon to find the killer without him. Will they be able to stop the murderer before the evil that surrounds him destroys them all?
Review: A copy cat killer hits close to home in this addition. Ronan knows he shot the killer but now someone is copying the killers MO. This story has it all mystery, suspense, drama and edge of your seat scenes.
I liked how close Ronan and Tennyson’s group have gotten. It shows in this story as the events unfold. I don’t want to give anything away but I will say it was devastating at the end.
Blurb: After a dramatic end to the Justin Wilson case, Psychic, Tennyson Grimm heads to a small island off the coast of Maine, hoping to clear his mind and renew his spirit. When the dead won’t let Tennyson rest, the psychic curses his gift and orders the spirits to leave him. He wakes the next morning to silence, and finds truth in the saying, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Detective Ronan O’Mara has been tasked by his boss with the chore of finding a more “sedate” cold case to investigate this time around. The handsome cop is only too happy to oblige. He chooses the twenty-year-old case of a family patriarch who was murdered on Christmas night, 1997. The only possible suspects are either his wife or his daughter, who were both with him at the time of his death. Ronan figures this one will be a piece of cake. All he has to do is get his favorite medium to talk to the deceased man’s spirit.
When Tennyson reveals the truth about what happened in Maine, he’s forced to take a hard look at who he thought he was, and what his gift really means. Ronan does his best to help his lover cope with his new normal while he uses good old-fashioned police work to figure out a family who put the ‘dis’ in dysfunction.
Will Tennyson be able to find the key to unlock his gift, or will the spirits stay dead silent?
Review: Tennyson gets exactly what he asks for when on vacation he can’t stand the voices and asks to be left alone. Silence rains down for the first time ever and Tennyson is scared of being cast out. I loved how Tennyson was struggling to living without his gift and relying on instinct and facts.
Each of the characters reconnected with them themselves and each other in this addition. I liked how even though Ronan had no clue how to help Tennyson he was there for him. Their relationship seemed to grow stronger between them as a result.
Blurb: When the spirit of a young male prostitute comes to psychic Tennyson Grimm asking him to find the john who brutally murdered him, Tennyson can’t say no. Only able to communicate through the use of images, rather than words, getting any information out of the young man is frustrating and slow going.
Cold Case Detective Ronan O’Mara has been on a roll solving cases since he and Tennyson last teamed up to solve the Michael Frye case. Unfortunately, the red-hot romance that had blossomed between them during that investigation is now off in a ditch, thanks to Ronan’s self-confessed pigheadedness.
Agreeing to work together despite the rift in their relationship, Tennyson and Ronan discover they are in for more than they bargained for when more victims start to reveal themselves to Tennyson.
Realizing they might have a serial killer on their hands, the two men work tirelessly to stop this madman from killing again, but when the killer targets the son of a prominent member of the Boston Police Department, can Ronan and Tennyson save him before it’s too late?
Review: Tennyson and Ronan seem to not know what they want in their relationship. At the start these two are not speaking to each other. When a teenage ghost comes to Tennyson wanting him to catch his killer he knows he’s going to need Ronan’s help.
The case is heartbreaking. I felt so sad for the untimely death of the young man and the manner in which he died. I was glad Tennyson and Ronan took the case to give the spirit peace.
While I like the series and realize that it needs both Tennyson and Ronan I have to admit I get somewhat bored reading about the same MC’s over and over again. These two seem to run hot and cold at times and needed to talk to one another about what they actually want in a relationship.
Blurb: Carson Craig, the West Side Psychic, has just had a vision. This shouldn’t be a strange occurrence since he makes his living offering people glimpses of “the other side.” The problem is that Carson is a fraud. He’s never even seen a glimmer of what the future holds, but now this vision of a green-eyed man, his chest bleeding from a gunshot wound, brings the charlatan-seer to his knees.
Human Resources Manager, Truman Wesley, has just fired an employee. Although unpleasant, it’s a normal part of his job. What makes this incident unusual is that the firing occurs three weeks before Christmas and the enraged employee vows to get his revenge. Truman is badly shaken after the incident but tries to put it out of his mind so he can enjoy his favorite time of year with his family and friends.
All Carson wants to do when he sets out to find the handsome man in his vision is save the man’s life. It seems that fate and the hearts of these two men have other plans. As Christmas draws near, Carson finds himself falling in love and struggling to find a way to tell Truman the truth about what brought them together.
When Truman discovers the truth about his lover all on his own and walks away from their relationship, will Carson be able to save him before these frightening visions become a reality?
Review: Carson was a fraud until his gift manifested. In doing so he sets out to save a man from death he sees in the vision. When he meets Truman sparks fly between the two. Fascinating story with suspense and drama.
I liked that Carson wanted to save Truman. Even though Carson was a little stunned that the gift manifested in him so late. Truman seemed laid back and happy except for the whole “I’m going to kill you” threat from the ex employee he fired.
Blurb: Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O’Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he’s got nothing to lose in enlisting the man’s help to find Michael.
Psychic Tennyson Grimm is riding high after helping South Shore cops find a missing child. He’s even being courted by the Reality Show Network about a program showcasing his abilities. He has no idea that his midday appointment with a customer, who instead turns out to be a police detective, is going to change the course of his life and his career.
With the blessing of the BPD, which badly needs an image make-over, Ronan is allowed to bring Tennyson in to assist with the Frye case. Being thrown together in front of cameras is never easy, but add in an emotional missing person’s investigation, a tight-lipped spirit, and a cop who’s a skeptic, and it definitely puts a strain on both men and their working relationship. When the child’s body is found, the work to identify his killer begins. As Ronan and Tennyson get closer to solving the case, the initial attraction they feel for one another explodes into a passion neither man can contain.
Will working together to bring Michael’s killer to justice seal their fledgling bond, or will unexpected revelations in the case tear them apart forever?
Please be aware this book deals with the topic of child abuse, specifically, sexual abuse.
Review: Ronan, a cop, is demoted to the cold case squad. I did not know quite what he did to be transferred. It claimed he was an alcoholic yet that did not feel quite right to me. The case itself was very well written and flowed smoothly with all the suspense and mystery you could want. However, I figured out the who done it early on.
The psychic, Tennyson is the real deal. He helps anyway he can with missing people. I loved his character and was intrigued by him. The reality t.v. show aspect of the book I did not like. I mean what detective would want a t.v. show following their every move as they investigated a disappearance. It seemed forced to me.
All in all this story was entertaining with an odd cast of characters that seemed to be introduced all at once at the beginning. They case was well written and had my attention from the start.