Reviewed by Heather C
Title: A Case of Spirits
Author: K.J. Charles
Series: A Charm of Magpies #2.5
Heroes: Stephen Day and Lord Crane
Genre: MM Historical Romance
Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Available FREE at: Samhain Publishing and Amazon
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Blurb: None so blind…
As torrential rains wash away the stench of a London heat wave, another kind of wave is sweeping through the city streets. A rash of ghost sightings, followed quickly by madness—and horrifying, eye-melting blindness.
The outbreak hits close to home when Lord Crane’s manservant, Merrick, becomes the newest victim. Desperate to find the cause of the malady, Crane and his magician lover, Stephen Day, are in a race against time—to put an end to the magical assault and put to rest the painful memories resurrected by ghosts of the past.
Warning: Magical horror, strong language, and strange brews disguised as strong drink.
I’ve been looking forward to this little story for a while now. I just loved getting a little snippet of Lucien, Stephen and Merrick…and boy has Merrick gotten himself into a mess this time!
I don’t want to get into all the gory details, but yes, this one made me squeamish. Anything involving eyeballs gives me the heebie-jeebies!
It’s entirely told from Lucien’s POV and I really enjoyed seeing again how he would do anything for the two people he cares for most in the world: whether it’s spending his money to help aid in finding a cure for a mysterious illness or staying in a city he hates to be near Stephen.
I also liked the little hints at what Merrick and Saint have been up to.
Overall Impression: I Really Liked It
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*