Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Sight Unseen
Author: Hunter Raines
Narrator: Malachi Mars
Heroes: Daniel Van Doren and Logan Riley
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: Book – 175 Pages / Audio – 6 Hours, 50 Minutes
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: Book – July 23, 2012 / Audio – July 23, 2012
Available at: Carina Press, Amazon, Audible and iTunes
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Blurb: Daniel Van Doren was once a renowned writer, until he was blinded in the car accident that killed his lover. Now, all he sees are ghosts in need of help. They follow him everywhere, and the only way to be rid of his ethereal visitors is to help them resolve their unfinished business here on earth so their spirits can find peace.
Ghostwriter Logan Riley is assigned to pen Daniel’s biography. He plans to reveal him as a fraud, but when they meet he’s struck by Danny’s quiet sincerity–and a growing attraction. Which makes sticking close to Danny to find out the truth more than a little distracting.
When they are attacked by a violent poltergeist Logan begins to believe Danny’s not just telling the truth, he’s in grave danger. A spirit has learned how to harness the energy of the living to break through the barrier between worlds to harm Danny. And Logan may be the one to blame…
Review: Daniel lost his sight at the same time he lost his boyfriend in an eight car pileup. Ever since the crash, he’s been seeing ghosts, well, one ghost at a time, who lead him to complete unfinished business before finally “going toward the light”. Until recently. Ever since he met Logan, the writer who wants to do a tell-all expose about him, he’s been seeing two ghosts. One who is like his normal, calm, quietly leading specters, the other is a more malevolent spirit who doesn’t seem to follow the others’ rules.
Logan lost his ex-wife in that same eight car pile up. He writes books about truth and he doesn’t care who gets hurt. There is no room in his life for charlatans and fakes or even simple dishonesty. To prove this, he even wrote a tell-all about his ex-wife after her death and hasn’t been able to move on from that.
He takes the assignment on Daniel because he thinks it will be a quick turn around and get him back in the writing game. What he doesn’t expect is to be so attracted to the “obviously” fake ghost hunter.
It doesn’t take long for the malevolent spirit (who gathers energy every time Logan experiences deep emotion) to interpret the things she is seeing as attraction between Logan and Daniel. This makes her even more malevolent. Each time they physically grow closer, she manifests energy and throws things to separate them. It’s creepy.
Logan, who desperately wants to cling to his non-believing ways, can’t help but concede that there is definitely something coming in between him and Daniel. At first he thinks it’s a fancy parlor trick, but when things grow violent and Daniel ends up hurt in the hospital, he begins to believe it might be something more.
Daniel is sick of the disbelief, but can’t help his attraction to Logan. In addition to his “normal” ghost task, he worries about the other spirit haunting Logan. While at the hospital (after Logan’s ghost pushed him down the stairs), he ends up performing his helping duty to the first ghost (who isn’t actually dead yet – but really, that’s too much to explain here), and the experience helps Logan to see more of the truth.
Finally, Logan and Daniel agree to try things out as a couple and it sets the malevolent ghost into a violent rage that ends with her attempting to kill Daniel but finally being put to rest.
Logan and Daniel end up together and a very happy couple.
Review – Audio: Malachi Mars. What a great name for the narrator of M/M books, right?
He does an AMAZING job with this. He was sensual when it called for it. Calm for other parts, dramatic, plain spoken, and most of all CREEPY! Yes, creepy! The malevolent ghost actually has her own POV in this story, and when Malachi narrates those sections, it is creepy! I had to stop and turn on the lights while listening to this story because it got so dang scary.
I just loved it! I loved their love story. I loved the creepiness. I loved the complex plot and the paranormal aspects. It was a wonderful book on so many levels and the narration was just perfect!
I highly recommend this book and narration and give both a 5 of 5 stars!
Overall Impression: It was amazing!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*