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Here’s another snippet from my recent m/m erotic thriller THE DARK BOKOR. Jesse has doubts.
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Matt made a noncommittal sound, but Jesse gave him a hard look as color mounted in his face. What the hell… He frowned when the detective rushed his words. “He had his twentieth birthday last week. Two days later he shows up at the police station, battered and bloody. Claims his aunt is trying to kill him.”
“There it gets murky. Jan isn’t saying much, only that Alexia sees him as a threat.”
Jesse’s mind raced. “That’s a possibility. He may have inherited certain powers. But unless he’s challenged her…” He let his voice trail off.
Matt shrugged. “That I don’t know, but he’s asked for our protection. We have him in a safe house, for now. Not really sure what to do with him. How does one hide from a bokor?”
“How indeed.” Jesse crossed his arms on his chest, stared out the side window. There had been an odd note in Matt’s voice when he spoke of Jan. Was he attracted to the boy? His stomach knotted at the thought, and he wondered if he shouldn’t have guarded his heart better.
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When it comes to the dark weavings of hoodoo magic, only a few can survive.
It’s started. Bodies have been found in the French Quarter, torn limb from limb. The undead have been seen walking. For Detective Matthew Rieves, this is the worst news he can imagine. Having spent his entire life in Orleans Parish, Matt’s no stranger to the bizarre. Though, despite the growing evidence, he still has a hard time believing in the occult. But when two hoodoo bokors vie for supremacy, it’s the innocent civilians that pay the price.
For Jesse Dalembert, he’d left New Orleans to sever his ties with hoodoo. But when a friend is brutally murdered by the bokor’s zombies, he returns, falling at once into danger and into Detective Rieves’s bed. With their lives on the line, their simmering attraction flares into a passion they can no longer deny.
Working against time, can the lovers find a way to stop the hoodoo war, or will they fall victim to the dark magic, maybe becoming zombies themselves?