A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner
Series: Soulbound III
Release Date (Print & Ebook): September 10, 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): 107,043
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.
Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.
The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.
Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.
A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the prior books in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
Jono touched them, the flat metal cool beneath his fingertips. “What do you want to do?”
Patrick scratched at the skin close to the edges of the bandages wrapped around his wrists and forearms. The bruises Patrick had gotten had already shrunk some, courtesy of the potion he’d taken. They’d be gone by morning, but they still looked painful.
“I want you to fuck me,” Patrick said.
While normally Jono had no qualms about a request like that, he worried about the reasoning behind it, about the way, when he kissed Patrick, it wasn’t easy at all. Patrick kissed Jono angrily, almost viciously, and Jono let him for the few seconds it took to realize what Patrick was after.
Jono tangled his fingers in Patrick’s hair, giving it a gentle tug even as he nipped at Patrick’s bottom lip. “No, love. Not like this.”
“I said no. We aren’t bringing this into our bed.”
This being the burning, bristling anger and need to lash out coiled in Patrick’s body. Jono remembered that same feeling from years ago, a half-forgotten bruise in his memories when his family had kicked him out of their home in the council estate in North London after he got infected by the werevirus. He’d been a teenager back then, thrown out on the streets, nursing that feeling of betrayal and unwantedness for years.
Family, he knew, always inflicted the deepest wounds.
What a fantastic read!! Each time I read a new book in the series, I love it even more than the previous one. This is the third book in the Soulbound series and cannot be read as a standalone. I love Patrick and Jono so much. New changes for their pack and I love how they both co-lead the pack. Seeing their relationship progress makes my heart so happy! There was a beat where his heart used to be that grew louder as he met Jono’s gaze. For the first time in hours, it felt as if Patrick could breathe again now that Jono was here. Wade. He’s my favourite character. If Jono and Patrick goes broke, Wade is the only one to blame. ‘Cause of the food inhalation. Love his hoarding tendencies too. We meet a lot of new characters in this book, especially from the Celtic mythology. I’ve always been a sucker for mythology, be it Greek, Roman, Norse or anything else. And Hailey is one of my favourite writers. We meet Patrick’s old team, Hellraisers! I loved the bond between Patrick and Gerard, his former team captain. This book is filled with mystery,action, romance and a cinnamon roll who’s addicted to Pop Tarts.
*ARC provided by the author via A Novel Take PR in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
Blog Tour Exclusive Q&A with Hailey Turner
How do you do research for your books?
HT: A lot of reading! Especially for mythology. I have some books that I consult at home, sometimes I go to my local library, and I do a lot of online research.
Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
HT: Writing is not my full-time career, and I’m one of those writers who really loves her day job, so I’m in no rush to try to make it a full-time career. Balancing two jobs can be tricky though, and some days I wish I only wrote full time! But I have no plans to do so at this moment.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
HT: I am on social media! I can mostly be found in my Facebook readers group, Hailey’s Hellions, where I post a lot of teasers and give updates on my books. I have an Instagram account where half the pictures are book-related and the rest are my cats. I love chatting with readers.
About Hailey Turner
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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