Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: Dead Man and the Lustful Spirit by Lou Harper

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Dead Man and the Lustful Spirit (Dead Man, #1.5) Title: Dead Man and the Lustful Spirit by Lou Harper
Series: Dead Man #1.5
Genre: M/M Romance, Fantasy
Published January 24th 2014 by Harper Books
Length: 30 pages

Rating: 4 Stars


Denton is a necromancer and his boyfriend Bran is a witch. It's not as exciting as it sounds. They don't even get to dress the part, unless it's New Year's Eve and they've been invited to a costume party. Denton is happy to let his hair down, but coaxing the reclusive Bran out of his shell is hard enough without a demonic spirit crashing the party.

Convincing the spirit to return whence it came from will call on Denton's special skills, but not in necromancy.

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3.5 stars rounded to 4

This is a short story taking place in between Dead Man and the Restless Spirits (Book #1) and Dead Man and the Army of Frogs (Book #2). Fans of the first book will enjoy having Denton and Bran back and working on a short and unintended case. Denton and Bran goes to a costume party and discovered a man possessed by a demonic spirit. They have to use heavy persuasion (of a lustful nature from Denton) to get the demon to leave.

Denton is a necromancer and Bran is a witch (or herbalist as he prefers). Denton is still a wild card while Bran is the calm and knowledgeable one. Their characteristics are shown in this short story so new readers can learn about them and how they work together as a team. The story is more focused Denton being wanton and sexy while dealing with demonic spirits and less on character development since Denton and Bran are an established couple.

The ending gives a hint to what the next book will be about, but doesn't give any details. That is a good thing, otherwise this short story would leave readers hanging and feeling incomplete. This is more about showing Denton and Bran's love and chemistry rather than building a mystery. Overall, this is a fun, short read about a pair of interesting characters and what trouble they get into in their "downtime."

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