Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Hunter of Demons
Author: Jordan L. Hawk
Series: SPECTR #1
Heroes: Caleb/Gray & John
Genre: MM Paranormal Romance
Length: 33,643 words
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 3, 2013
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Unregistered paranormal Caleb Jansen only wants a normal life. But when a demon murders his brother, Caleb knows he has to avenge Ben’s death, no matter what the cost. Unfortunately, his only allies belong to an extremist group who would kill Caleb if they found out about his talent.
Gray is a wandering spirit, summoned to hunt and destroy demons by drinking their blood. This hunt goes horribly wrong, and for the first time in his existence Gray is trapped in a living, human body. Caleb’s body…and Caleb is still in it.
Hotshot federal agent John Starkweather thinks he’s seen it all. But when he’s called to exorcise Caleb, he finds a creature which isn’t supposed to exist outside of stories. For Gray is a drakul: a vampire.
Having spent his life avoiding the government as an unregistered ‘mal, Caleb can’t let himself trust a federal exorcist, no matter how sexy. And he certainly isn’t going to give into the heat growing between them and sleep with Starkweather.
Can Starkweather win Caleb’s trust and convince him he isn’t the enemy? Can Caleb keep Gray under control, as the drakul experiences the temptation of a living body for the first time?
Because if he fails and Gray gives in to bloodlust, Starkweather will have no choice but to kill them both
I know I’m waaaaaaay late to the party when it comes to the SPECTR series! Why? I’ve been waiting for all six books to be released in this story arc because I KNEW I would be hooked after reading the first one. Now I can devour them ALL without having to wait!
Surprisingly, I was somehow able to go into this first book knowing very little of what to expect or even what it was really about (I didn’t even read the blurb). I mean, I KNEW there were three main characters and one was named Gray…but I never expected it to be what it to be THAT way!!!!! WOW!!
First, there was A LOT going on in the beginning and I was REALLY confused. So many characters were being introduced and they were speaking of a world and terms I wasn’t familiar with. This is probably one of those instances where reading the blurb would have been beneficial. When I got to the possession scene when Gray moves into Caleb’s body…I had to read it four times before I realized what had happened. The voice change also threw me off too, but then all of a sudden everything clicked and I was like “OMG! THIS is Gray and this is INSANE and I have to keep reading!!” I NEED to know how Caleb/Gray is (are?) going to manage their new circumstances; I expect I’m going to LOVE Gray’s new human experiences. Plus, I want to learn more about this intriguing world that is nothing like anything I’ve ever read before.
Second, there was the mystery: who killed Caleb’s brother Ben? Nope, I didn’t exactly have it figured out but I never trusted those Fist of God crazies for even a second!
Third, there is a little bit of romance happening between Caleb/Gray and Special Agent John Starkweather! Not a lot, but it certainly has the potential of going somewhere great. And how will Gray fit into this relationship?
Yep, Master of Ghouls is up next!
Overall Impression: I Loved It
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*