Sunday, September 11, 2016

Book of the Week: An Evidence of Magic by Kris Michaels & Patricia A. Knight #Review

Authors: Kris Michaels & Patricia A. Knight
Book: An Evidence of Magic
Series: Everlight #1
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication Date: September 5, 2016
Length: 215 pages

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An Evidence of Magic—69K M/M procedural crime romance in an alternate reality.

Forty-year-old, hard bitten, foul-mouthed, homicide detective, Hiro Santos, suspects the owner of the art studio committed the gory killing. Too bad. There are other things he'd like to do to the gorgeous young man than book him for murder. Worse, his sexy suspect is certifiable. The nutcase claims he's some kind of high wizard from an alternate reality and needs Hiro's help to save their worlds.

While the striking Sable Campion appears a youthful twenty-five, he’s endured over two-hundred lonely years as guardian of the portal between Everlight and Elysium. None of those centuries offered him any experience finding a vicious killer. That's where Hiro Santos comes in; but convincing the virile detective to trust Sable will take all his persuasive skills...and perhaps a bit of magic.

The magic they find in each other's arms will rock each of their realities.


This is the start of a great series right here. Kris Michaels and Patricia Knight have joined forces to create a gripping and entertaining fantasy/paranormal romance/mystery. Yeah it’s all those things.
Hiro is a detective. Sable is a wizard. Each from a different dimension… sort of. Sable bounces around. Well, I don’t want to give anything huge away but it’s amazing. Hiro, the character, is a mystery in himself. He’s much more than you see or that he even knows. That’s one mystery. Another is the fact that some big wig from Sable’s dimension is brutally murdering people and no one knows who is doing it.

There’s mafia, wizards, foo dogs, gritty cops, and excitement going on here. I have to say, I thought at first there was a lot to take in and I’d get lost but I didn’t, not once. Kris and Patricia really weaved this story well. No confusion with the characters or the plot. Great pacing as well.
Sable is fabulous. He’s so lovely not in just his ethereal beauty but his heart. He’s a gorgeous man inside and out and just the person a rough and tough detective needs.

We follow these two through their investigation and get all sorts of wrapped up in the corruption that festers in both dimensions.

There’s an underlining message to this story. In Sable’s world status, pureblood are worthy of all the great things and cross breeds are mutts, scum, worthless. This story really shows how fractured their society is… kind of like ours. So, the parallels were interesting.

I really look forward to book two in this series. It’s captivating and exciting!

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