Erryn reviews Unholy (Witchbane Book 5) by Morgan Brice
Book Title: Unholy (Witchbane #5)
Author: Morgan Brice
Publisher: Darkwind Press
Narrator: Kale Williams
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Genre: Urban fantasy, MM paranormal romance
Tropes: Supernatural suspense, hurt/comfort, hot sex, dark magic, evolving relationship, ghosts
Themes: Trust, the power of found family
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 6 hours and 33 minutes
It is the 5th book in the Witchbane series but can be read as a standalone.
A cycle of ritual murders. A coven of dark warlocks, drawing their immortality from the magic of their dead master. Two men sworn to stop the deaths, destroy the warlocks, and avenge the victims. Except this time, the killer flips the script.
Seth Tanner swore vengeance on the dark witches who killed his brother, Jesse. He rescued Evan Malone from one of the witches, and they’ve fallen in love despite the danger and chaos, going on the road to complete the quest and bring an end to the ritual murders. Their relationship is still new, tested at every turn by danger and magic.
Seth and Evan head to Charleston to stop the next warlock and save his intended victim. But this time, they’re too late. The warlock has already powered up, and he’s determined to destroy the two hunters one way or another. A deadly curse on Seth and Evan means time is running out. Can they find a way to turn the tables, or is Charleston their final destination?
Unholy is an urban fantasy MM paranormal romance with plenty of supernatural suspense, hurt/comfort, hot sex, found family, dark magic, and paranormal thrills. It is part of a series but can be read as a standalone and features an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels. Intended for readers 18 years of age and older.
I am enjoying my time with the witch hunters Seth and Evan. Although Seth rescued Evan, they are becoming more equal partners, and this new adventure leaves them in quite a predicament. They’ve come to Charleston to stop the next ritual death, but are too late. But a witness has been left behind and they need to protect him.
Meanwhile, they’ve been cursed, and it appears that curse, if not broken, will wind up killing them. I love the dynamic between Seth and Evan, but I also liked that characters from other books were brought in to help solve the crimes. I’m especially liking Cassidy Kincaide – Simon’s beloved cousin.
Adventure abounds in this high-drama where the stakes couldn’t be more critical. I did wonder how it’d be resolved, but all worked out okay. And I need to mention Kale Williams. He does a great job narrating these books, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. There were twelve disciples, so although some interesting things happened, I wonder if there are more books to come. I certainly hope so.
9/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
About the Author
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!