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Title: The Necromancer’s Dance
Author: S J Himes
Series: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer #1
Narrated by: Joel Leslie
Length: 8 Hours 8 minutes
Release Date: 21st March 2017
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, MM Romance
In a world where magic is real and evil walks amongst humanity, a young sorcerer is beset by enemies, both old and new.
Angelus Salvatore is the only necromancer in all of Boston, and his name is whispered warily by the undead and fellow sorcerers alike. He and his brother Isaac are the lone survivors of an attack by an army of the undead, in which Angel used a spell so powerful it forever marked his place in history. Now, years later, Angel struggles to balance his career as a teacher of the higher magical arts, his role as big brother, and a tenuous relationship with an Elder vampire from the local clan. When his brother’s boyfriend is used as a pawn in a mysterious plot to draw Angel out, Angel is once again drawn back into the old hostilities that fueled the Blood Wars and led to his family’s death.
Leaning on others for help is something Angel cannot do, and while he searches for clues as to who may be targeting him and his brother, Angel finds his heart steadily growing occupied with Simeon, Elder and vampire. Dealing with death magic and vampires on a daily basis may leave Angel jaded when it comes to life and staying that way, but the more time he spends fending off the ancient vampire’s attention and affections, the more he realizes he wants to give in.
Can Angel find out who wants him dead, and keep his heart safe in the process? How can he fall for a vampire, when his whole family was torn apart by an army of the undead? Death stalks the streets of Boston’s historic Beacon Hill…and there is no one more suited to battle against death than a necromancer.
Listen to an audio teaser from The Necromancer’s Dance at Soundcloud.
S J Himes and Joel Leslie will BOTH be at GRL in October 2017! Find out more information on the website.
Nerd Girl Official – The Necromancer’s Dance exclusive excerpt
“Not often that I see you speechless, mo ghra,” Simeon purred, seductive lilt on full force. By all that was unholy, he had an undead Irish James Bond in his hallway. “What has you so tired, and out so late?”
“Dead guy,” Angel whispered, coughing before trying again. Simeon in a tux was the last thing he expected at three in the morning. His heart was jumping all over the place. “A vamp left a dead man outside my office. I just spent the whole night at the police station.”
Simeon went still, a motionless state of being that no human could achieve, and his green eyes lit over Angel with a swift examination. Suddenly, so fast Angel couldn’t see when Simeon went from the wall into his personal space, Simeon was leaning over him, sniffing deep, stone-cold hands gripping Angel’s biceps and holding him still.
“I cannot scent another vampire on you, Angel. He or she did not touch you. Which is good for them, for they would not live another night if they had.” Simeon pulled Angel in, roping thick arms around his back, and Angel found himself cradled in a deep embrace, cheek resting over the silent place where a heartbeat should be heard. “Tell me what happened?”
“Why are you here?” Angel asked instead, too tired to listen to the tiny voice in his head saying that snuggling with a vampire Elder when another vampire was depositing dead people at his feet like an evil cat was a bad idea. He squashed that voice, and did something he rarely ever contemplated— took the comfort offered.
“I am here because I thought perhaps it was time,” Simeon whispered, his cool lips gliding over Angel’s hair, strong hands rubbing his back. “And I arrive to see I am more needed that I expected. Tell me what happened, mo ghra, so that I may help.”
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About the Author
I’m a self-employed writer who stresses out about the silliest things, like whether or not I got my dog the best kind of snack and the fact my kindle battery tends to die when I’m at the best part in a book. I write mainly gay romance, erotica, and urban fantasy, with ocasional forays into contemporary and paranormal. I love a book heavy on plot and character evolution, and throw in some magic, and that’s perfection. My current series are: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Bred For Love (as Revella Hawthorne), and The Wolfkin Saga. My last two novels in the Beacon Hill Sorcerer won 3rd Place in the Gay Fantasy category for the 2016 Rainbow Awards.
I live in New Orleans, where the personalities are big and loud and so are the bugs! New Orleans is rich in cultural history, and the flavor and music of the City is impossible to hide. Before that, I lived all over the United States: Tampa, Western Massachusetts, Indianapolis, and on and on…. I’m a nomad, and I’ve yet to find a place that calls to me strongly enough to become home. My faithful travel companions are my dog Micah, the numerous voices in my head who insist they all get put on paper, and the wind at my back.
About the Narrator
Joel Leslie is a UK transplant, growing up with American parents in a British commonwealth. A classically trained actor with an MFA in theatre from USC, he is often cast for his unique ability to deliver native, authentic combinations of American and British sounds. His great range and ability to bring characters to life with honesty, wit and versatility delights producers and listeners alike.
He is proud to have a strong following with m/m listeners and an ongoing relationship with some of the finest writers in the genre. He loves that every day he gets to share these beautiful, inspirational and empowering GLBT characters with the world. When not in the booth he spends his time chasing after two loquacious wiener dogs.
Find a list of Joel’s books on Audible
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