The Spirit Key by Parker Williams *Dual Review*

Title: The Spirit Key

Series: Lock and Key 01

Author: Parker Williams

Genre: Ghosts/Spirits, Mystery/Suspense

Length: Novel (210pgs)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (January 15, 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

Blurb: When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64405-121-4

Product Link: Dreamspinner | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Reviewers: Shorty & Pixie

Shorty’s Review: 💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

A fascinating tale about two young men, Tim and Scott, who find out they are more than they thought. Their journey is not without heartache, loss and self discovery as well as ghosts calling out for help and a an evil spirit hellbent on continuing his evil existence and work no matter the cost.

I truly loved everything about the paths that Tim and Scotty found themselves on from a young age. They had to deal with things they were too young to understand at the time. Scotty decides to run from the ghosts and travels to Chicago when he’s a young man. After five years the ghost of Tim’s mother implores him back to help Tim before something bad happens. Upon seeing Tim Scotty knows he never should have left and so begins the journey of discovering who they are and what their purpose is in life to each and others.

I loved all the side characters as they added a better understanding to the story. The serial killer ghost was a nasty piece of work to say the least. I could not believe how long he had been around for doing what he was doing. Tim has some bitter feelings for Scotty which was understandable.

The explanation of what the lock and key were was fascinating. I was swept up in the entire story from start to finish and was sad when it ended as I wanted more. The only thing I wanted to know at the end which was not revealed was what Tim did to the ghost that had been trying to possess him.

Fast paced, edge of your seat, suspenseful and intriguing beginning to a series that I am looking forward to diving into further.

Fantastic read and highly recommended.

Pixie’s Review:  💖💖💖💖💖 5 Hearts

I’ll be honest, there isn’t much that I can add to Shorty’s review.

The Spirit Key is a superbly crafted paranormal story that drags you in and holds on till you get to the last page. Both Scotty and Tim are excellent characters, they have quite a bit to work through to get to on the same page. It’s far from easy and there are one or two scenes that have you gritting your teeth and praying that they can work things out.

Now, Tim proves to be possessed so I am gonna warn you that it is a truly evil spirit and it makes Tim do some things that he would never dream of doing. It is hard to read in those moments and know that the evil spirit gets whats coming to it.

Scotty has a lot to discover about his gifts and how to accept them, and Tim has a lot to overcome. Both men will need to forgive themselves for them to move forward with their relationship, and it’s not easy for either of them.

The background story really is fascinating and as we delve into the responsibility of the Lock and Key we understand just what Scotty and Tim face in the future.

I recommend this to those who adore stories of spirits, forgiveness, finding a new future, returning to the love of your life, and a very interesting ending.   

The Spirit Key by Parker Williams Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys! We have Parker Williams stopping by today with the tour for his new release The Spirit Key, we have a brilliant guest post from Parker, a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Shorty’s and my reviews so check out the post and enter the giveaway!  ~Pixie~

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The Spirit Key

(Lock & Key 01)
by

Parker Williams

When he was eight years old, Scott Fogel died. Paramedics revived him, but he came back changed. Ghosts and spirits tormented Scott for over a decade until, thinking he was going mad, he did the only thing he could.

He ran—leaving behind his best friend, Tim Jennesee.

Scott’s had five normal, ghost-free years in Chicago, when the spirit of Tim’s mother comes to him and begs him to go home because Tim’s in trouble and needs him.

He isn’t prepared for what he finds when he goes home—a taller and sexier Tim, but a Tim who hasn’t forgiven Scott for abandoning him… a Tim whose body is no longer his own. The ghost of a serial murderer has attached itself to Tim, and it’s whispering dark and evil things. It wants Tim to kill, and it’s becoming harder for Tim to resist. To free the man who has always meant so much to him, Scott must unravel the mystery of the destiny he shares with Tim.

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A Boy Worth Knowing by Jennifer Cosgrove Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys. we have Jennifer Cosgrove stopping by today with the tour for her new release A Boy Worth Knowing, we have a fantastic guest post, a great excerpt and a brilliant giveaway, so check out the post and click that giveaway link! <3 ~Pixie~

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A Boy Worth Knowing

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Jennifer Cosgrove

Ghosts can’t seem to keep their opinions to themselves.

Seventeen-year-old Nate Shaw should know; he’s been talking to them since he was twelve. But they aren’t the only ones making his high school years a living hell. All Nate wants is to keep his secret and keep his head down until he can graduate. That is, until the new boy, James Powell, takes a seat next to him in homeroom. James not only notices him, he manages to work his way into Nate’s life. But James has issues of his own.

Between dead grandmothers and living aunts, Nate has to navigate the fact that he’s falling in love with his only friend, all while getting advice from the most unusual places.

Ghosts, bullies, first love: it’s a lot to deal with when you’re just trying to survive senior year.

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Poison Tongue by Nash Summers

Nash Summers - Poison Tongue Cover sTitle: Poison Tongue

Series: Afflicted Souls 01

Author: Nash Summers

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery

Length: Novel (200 Pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 10, 2016)

Heat Level: Low

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Blurb: Levi Bell can see a person’s soul just by looking into their eyes. In Monroe Poirier’s eyes, he sees the devil himself.

When Monroe moves back to the small Southern town of Malcome, Levi is repelled by the darkness of the stranger’s soul. But Levi is cursed to love things dark and wicked, and he’s seduced each time he looks into Monroe’s eyes—and drawn to the swamp behind the old Poirier house.

As strange occurrences begin to happen when shadows and visions visit him in the night, Levi sees a flicker of something good in Monroe’s soul. But the need to submerge himself in the swamp’s murky waters grows stronger as Levi’s desire for Monroe becomes unbearable.

In his struggles to help Monroe save his soul, Levi will have to decide if it’s worth losing his own.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-597-7

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/poison-tongue-by-nash-summers-7346-b

Reviewer: Lisa 

Review: Nash Summers is a new author for me so I wasn’t too sure what to expect. In a way I was pleasantly surprised and in another I was totally creeped out. I can’t say that I am or will ever be a fan of this story though. To me the tone was just too dark and just too intense for me to really get into. As for the story itself it was well written, with a lot of depth that will drag you in from the moment one starts reading it. 

I have always felt that Louisiana was a place that was deep, dark and mysterious. You hear many things about it and it was never a place I wanted to visit, although there were some interesting areas that did sound intriguing. Nash has given us a story that makes you feel like you are right there with them, freaking out the whole way. 

Levi can take one look at a person’s eyes to know what they are like. His family, as well as himself, are connected deeply to the sides of good and evil. Levi can see the soul; another can see ghosts and so forth. His soul is actually in my mind a ghost I would guess, and very few can see it. His own grandmother had told him that he would fall in love with the devil. He is aligned with the darkness and has found the one man that was his. His grandmother was right.

Monroe is full of darkness and evil, but in truth it is all a curse. His darkness is what calls to Levi. When Monroe came home, the town was not welcoming at all. He feels like he deserves everything they throw at him and sees himself as the monster they call him. It will be up to Levi to save his soul and to show him that he is more than what others see.

It has a very creepy mysterious look about it, but the characters are a different type that I haven’t really come across in all of my reading. You can tell how Monroe really is with his reaction to Levi and how he doesn’t want to hurt him at all. If he was so evil, he would not care. I definitely would not read this at night and alone.

Overall the story is very well told and flows just perfect. The pace was a bit slow for me and I can’t say that this will ever be a story that I will ever like. I can honestly say after reading this that I will probably stay away from the state as well. I am afraid that this story was just not for me and I will probably avoid the next book.

However, if you like paranormals with dark tones, a mystery to solve and evil, then this will be a hit for you. I would recommend it.

Mix 'n' Match Anthology Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have Wayward Ink Press stopping by with some of it’s authors with the cover to their upcoming anthology release Mix ‘n’ Match, to celebrate their cover reveal there’s also a giveaway so check out the cover, take a peek at the book and click that giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Mix ‘n’ Match

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Layla Dorine, Eddy Lefey, Eric Gober, Asta Idonea, Kevin Caucher, Alina Popescu, A. Lusch, Lily Velden, Kassandra Lea, Dale Cameron Lowry,

The heart wants what the heart wants.

Race…

Culture…

Creed…

Become little more than words in the dictionary when the heart sets its sights on its desire.

Join our authors as they explore interracial themes ranging from the challenges of loving someone from another culture to fighting for the right to love at all.

MIX ‘N’ MATCH

Celebrate diversity with us.

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I'll Still Be There by Keelan Ellis Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Hi guys we have debut author Keelan Ellis stopping by today with her debut novel I’ll Still Be There, we have a great guest post, a brilliant excerpt and a fantastic giveaway. So enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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I’ll Still Be There

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Keelan Ellis

The summer after high school, Eli Dunn and Jess Early explore an abandoned brothel in the rural Florida Panhandle. They’ve always kept their mutual attraction unspoken, but in an upstairs room at the end of the hall, everything changes. Suddenly, all the longing Eli and Jess have tried so hard to conceal bursts free, and passion like they’ve never experienced comes to light, along with the ghosts of Clay Bailey and Silas Denton, murdered owners of the brothel. And Clay and Silas have no problem possessing Eli and Jess in order to express their love for each other, without thought for the living.

Deeply disturbed by the experience, Eli and Jess part and try to get on with life as best they can. But after several years, Eli returns to Florida, only to find that Jess has made some questionable choices. These eventually lead him back to the abandoned house and a confrontation with Eli. Old scores are settled and Eli and Jess reunite. But Clay and Silas’s ghosts aren’t finished yet, for they’ve always believed in the power of open and honest love.

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