A Vigil in the Mourning by Hailey Turner _ Book Review

 

A Vigil in the Mourning by Hailey Turner
Series:  Soulbound IV
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date (Print & Ebook): April 6, 2020
Length (Print & Ebook): 102,951
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
Warnings: None
All buy links or pre-order links: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852P8F13/

Author Site: https://haileyturner.com/book/a-vigil-in-the-mourning

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

Teasers: 

Patrick shoved the TSA badge, a set of janitor keys, someone’s paper boarding pass, and a lanyard with LaGuardia printed on it into his jacket pocket, fingertips glowing from a look-away ward. Sparks of his magic twisted through the air in their immediate area as the ward directed everyone’s attention away from them.

“I told you to keep your hands to yourself when we went through security,” Patrick hissed.

“Maybe people shouldn’t leave stuff lying around waiting for someone to take it,” Wade muttered.

“They were wearing the damn things!”

Wade shrugged, gaze darting around as they walked through O’Hare, apparently unrepentant of his thieving ways. “I want a hot dog.”

Patrick rolled his eyes and kept walking. “I spent fifty dollars on the plane feeding you. Can we get out of O’Hare first?”

“But Chicago Style Hot Dogs is right there.”

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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Giveaway:

Celebrate this exciting new installment in the SOULBOUND series with a giveaway! Two winners will receive any e-copy of a Hailey Turner book. Must be 18 to enter and win. Open Internationally. Enter here!

 

 

 

review A Vigil in the Mourning is the fourth book in Hailey Turner’s urban fantasy series following Special Agent Patrick Collins and his partner Jonothon de Vere. Patrick is assigned a case in Chicago so he can continue to search for the stolen staff that may stop his father’s attempted take over. Jono is left behind to continue taking over New York City with his god strain pack. Things get complicated when hunters come after the bounty on Jono’s head and agreements must be made to keep him and the pack safe. Patrick’s case isn’t as clear cut as it seems and he is forced into dealing with yet another new set of gods meddling among the humans. The information in New York that Jono is withholding comes to light when Patrick asks him to come help in Chicago. Now they will stand together in hopes of keeping Chicago and mankind safe even if secrets threaten their bond. “Adrenaline and hope for the best.” Wade snorted. “That’s not a plan.” “It’s a Patrick plan,” Jono muttered. Patrick and Jono are one of my favorite paranormal couples. Patrick is still just as prickly as the earlier books but he’s definitely softening towards his pack especially Jono. Jono has been able to break through to Patrick in ways he never thought possible with his history of emotional pain/loss. It hurt when Jono hid so much from Patrick while he was traveling for work. I understand the want to protect him from what was happening but when Jono took risks that even Patrick scoffed at you had to think what were you really doing. Luckily their bond was able to persevere even if it was a little bruised for some of the book. “Long way from London.’ Patrick leaned forward, resting both hands on Jono’s knees. ‘Do you miss it?’ Jono looked down into the face of the man he loved, the man he’d move every heaven and every hell for, and shook his head. ‘Not when I have you.” This story continues to build towards the fight to be the only god pack in New York City as well as the battle against Ethan and his Dominion Sect. Patrick and Jono continue to struggle with balancing taking over New York City from Estelle and Youseff with Patrick’s job. Interfering gods continue to complicate everything but as Patrick and Jono learn it sometimes helps to have them on your side. As always Wade, Sage and the Tempest Pack provide Patrick and Jono the support they need. “Adulthood sucks. I want to return it.” Patrick snorted out a tired laugh. “You and me both.” 5 stars for another great addition to the Soulbound series that had you laughing, swooning and gasping so the story unfolded.

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