A Vigil in the Mourning by Hailey Turner
Series: Soulbound IV
Release Date (Print & Ebook): April 6, 2020
Length (Print & Ebook): 102,951
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
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About A Vigil in the Mourning:
The devil you know is never the one you should trust.
Special Agent Patrick Collins is dispatched to Chicago, chasing a lead on the Morrígan’s staff for the joint task force. Needing a cover for his presence in the Windy City, Patrick is ordered to investigate a politician running for mayor. In the lead up to election day, not everything is what it seems in a city where playing to win means appeasing the gods first and the electorate second.
But Chicago brings its own set of problems outside the case: a stand-offish local god pack, a missing immortal, and Patrick’s twin sister. Fighting Hannah and the Dominion Sect provides Patrick with a sinister reminder that some blood ties can never be cut.
Left behind in New York City, Jonothon de Vere finds himself targeted by hunters who will go through anyone to kill him—including the packs under his protection. With a bounty on his head, Jono is forced to make a choice that Patrick would never approve of. Doing so risks breaking the trust he’s built with the man he loves, but not acting will give the rival New York City god pack leverage Jono can’t afford to give up.
When Patrick and Jono reunite in Chicago, Patrick must confront the fraying of a relationship he’s come to rely on for his own sanity. But fixing their personal problems will have to wait—because Niflheim is clawing at the shores of Lake Michigan and the dead are hungry.
A Vigil in the Mourning is a 102k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to A Crown of Iron & Silver. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
Praise for A Vigil in the Mourning (Soulbound #4):
Patrick and Jono fight for their lives, tangling with Norse gods and monsters, while their relationship is strained by secrets and separation, in another exciting, deliciously angsty ride from Turner’s Soulbound series. — Layla Reyne, author of the Fog City Trilogy
VIGIL IN MOURNING takes the Soulbound series a step further into stellar story crafting. A change in scenery for Patrick and a separation from his soulmate raises the stakes, and cliches are deftly avoided and expectations shattered as the central love story becomes fraught with tension. Each plot twist leaves the reader gasping and clinging to the pages, and I was not expecting that ending. Jono and Patrick lead an ensemble cast of characters that includes a snack obsessed dragon, a seer with a sarcasm problem, and gods that can’t help but meddle. Patrick’s snarktastic attitude leaves me laughing and terrified at the trouble he calls down. — SJ Himes, bestselling author
He tipped his head back, staring up into Jono’s eyes. Jono lifted his hand and wrapped it loosely around Patrick’s throat. Patrick swallowed, feeling Jono’s fingers move with the motion. His cock twitched with interest, and despite needing to pack for his flight, Patrick had no intention of moving unless Jono wanted him to.
“Be careful in Chicago,” Jono said, his voice coming out low.
“Would you believe me if I said I was always careful?”
Jono pressed his thumb against the edge of Patrick’s jaw, tilting his head back farther. “You’re a bloody liar.”
“Good poker face though.”
“I’d like your face”—Jono’s other hand slipped between his legs—“and your cock, and all the rest of you, to come back in one piece.”
Patrick licked his lips, canting his hips into Jono’s touch. “Asking for a miracle.”
“I’ll do my best. Now shut up and kiss me.”
This is the 4th book in one of my all time favourite series. It just keeps getting better and better!!
This is more action centric but I loved every second. We meet a whole bunch of new characters and of course our favourites from the previous books. This book is found family at its best.
Patrick and Jono’s relationship keeps getting stronger. It’s written so well, the plot and the characters are absolutely amazing. I love the magic and the gods and the whole paranormal world. I’m also a huge fan of mythology and this book has it all.
Wade!!!!!! He’s too precious! He’s still eating constantly and I totally adore him!(He is a growing dragon) He’s my favourite character!!!
Absolutely stunning addition to a fantastic series! If you’re a fan, what are you waiting for? And if you just came across this, I highly recommend this series. I mean look at those gorgeous covers! I would buy it just for that!!
*ARC provided by the author via A Novel Take PR in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
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.
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