Series: Everlight #1
Book: An Evidence of Magic
Publisher: Troll River Publications
Publication date: September 5, 2016
Length: 215 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
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.
“I’m finished here for the moment. Get me back to Everlight.”
He nodded and stood up from the sofa. “Of course. Stand next to me.”
Hiro stepped to within two arm’s lengths.
“A little closer, please.”
The detective eyed him suspiciously. “What? We having some sorta ‘Kumbaya’ moment?”
Sable dropped his head and bit the inside of his lower lip to conceal his smile. He raised his gaze. “The closer your proximity to me, the less energy I have to exert to open the portal.”
The light of challenge gleamed in Hiro’s eyes as he stepped up to him, wrapped an arm around his waist and jerked him against the detective’s muscular chest. Sable felt the man press his groin into his. Santos hardened against him and a provocative shiver traced erotic fingers up Sable’s spine. Mere inches away, Hiro’s brown eyes found his. “How’s this work for you, magician? Close enough?”
The man was taunting him. He knew it, and still, it was all he could do not to groan, close his mouth over the detective’s lush lips and inhale him. He trembled with the need to grind his cock against Hiro’s. Instead of doing either, he murmured, “Works just fine for me, detective.”
This is the start of a great series right here. Kris Michaels and Patricia A. 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, pure-bloods are worthy of all the great things and cross breeds are mutts, and scum are 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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