Widdershins [NOOK Book]

Overview

Some things should stay buried.

Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he?s ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man.
So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get ...
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Widdershins

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Overview

Some things should stay buried.

Repressed scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne has two skills: reading dead languages and hiding in his office at the Ladysmith Museum. After the tragic death of the friend he secretly loved, he’s ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man.
So when handsome ex-Pinkerton Griffin Flaherty approaches him to translate a mysterious book, Whyborne wants to finish the job and get rid of the detective as quickly as possible. Griffin left the Pinkertons following the death of his partner, hoping to start a new life. But the powerful cult which murdered Glenn has taken root in Widdershins, and only the spells in the book can stop them. Spells the intellectual Whyborne doesn’t believe are real.
As the investigation draws the two men closer, Griffin’s rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne’s iron control. When the cult resurrects an evil sorcerer who commands terrifying monsters, can Whyborne overcome his fear and learn to trust? Will Griffin let go of his past and risk falling in love? Or will Griffin’s secrets cost Whyborne both his heart and his life?

Novel: 85,578 words. Contains explicit sexual scenes between men.

The Whyborne & Griffin series:
Widdershins (Book 1)
Threshold (Book 2 – coming June 4)

Other books by Jordan L. Hawk:

The SPECTR series:
Hunter of Demons (Book 1)
Master of Ghouls (Book 2)

Hainted

Heart of the Dragon
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Editorial Reviews

Author of Sinner's Gin - Rhys Ford
I actually don’t have enough stars for this book or this author’s talent. If you’re going to buy one book this month… quarter…year… it would be this one.
The Novel Approach - Lisa Horan
"Jordan L. Hawk’s skillful prose and abundant imagination have come together to tell a story that couldn’t have been more perfect if it’d tried."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015828474
  • Publisher: Elaine Corvidae
  • Publication date: 12/3/2012
  • Series: Whyborne & Griffin , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 51,369
  • File size: 674 KB

Meet the Author

Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.
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  • Posted January 22, 2015

    At first glance, this book isn¿t my normal genre. The cover gav

    At first glance, this book isn’t my normal genre. The cover gave me a rather steampunk feel and with the timeframe of the late 1800s isn’t usually a book I would go for. That said, this has to be one of the best m/m books I’ve read – and I love and read m/m books all the time.
    Jordan L. Hawk has created an intriguing world, a world of the 1890s where homosexuality is definitely illegal. Included is the town of Widdershins, a quaint little seaside town in Massechussetts, where unfortunately a rather high percentage of ghouls and other unworldly creatures come to call. Add in the delightful characters of Percival Endicott Whyborne and Griffin Flaherty and I would give the book one word: Enchanting.
    Whyborne (as he prefers to be called) lives a boring, if complacent, life as a shy philologist at the town museum, a monolith that seems to have a multitude of tunnels and unknown chambers. Content to live a half-life, everything is thrown upside down when he is called upon to help Griffin with an investigation. Griffin, a man who is trying rebuild his life after horrors nobody should ever have to face, charms Whyborne and in no time the two are embroiled in a case that just might be the death of them both.
    Ghouls, creatures who are half one thing and half another, and an evil cult bent on world domination are just a few of the fun parts of this book. Add in Whyborne’s friend Dr. Christine Putnum, who is trying to make it as a woman in a man’s world as an archeologist; a rousing cast of characters that jump out of the book at you; and a few run-ins with a reanimated corpse and you have a book you won’t want to put down. When you figure in the exciting climax, well, I cannot suggest Widdershins firmly enough. Widdershins is definitely worth a read, even if it does make you leave the light on all night the first time you read it. The next time you read it, you should be fine. *grins*
    And for those who want to know about the erotic side? Two thumbs up, ladies and gentlemen. Our two heroes don’t just jump into bed. It’s a nice slow build of sexual tension until they just can’t keep their hands…and other things…off one another.
    Addendum: The audiobook of Widdershins
    Narrator: Julian G. Simmons
    When I first listened to the audiobook, I had read Widdershins several times. I wasn’t sure I liked the narrator’s voice. It seemed so halting. And then it hit me – of course, it’s halting. The book is from Whyborne’s POV and he’s always slightly nervous and shy. By chapter two, I was spellbound and still have it on my mp3 player. Definitely a nice add-in once you have the book.

    Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
    *Copy BOUGHT for review*

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  • Posted June 20, 2014

    Already a new favorite. Both main characters are completely char

    Already a new favorite. Both main characters are completely charming and loveable. Who doesn't love watching two opposites meet and match and fall in love. The great downfall of so many romances is that the love is rushed instead of the author letting us watch it grow. Not so here, you have the supreme pleasure of seeing exactly why love is between these two. And the adventure of the story, museum thefts, secret societies, tragic secrets from the past, keep you glued to the pages as well. This is gothic romance at its best! I'm in love. After enjoying this one so much I've already ordered the whole series and can't wait for it to arrive. hurry! Get yourself a copy too!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    This book is a page-turner.  Jordan is really good with setting,

    This book is a page-turner.  Jordan is really good with setting, mood, and drawing a person into the story.  My only thought with Widdershins was that the ending was somewhat predictable. I knew what was going to happen but I STILL kept on rabidly reading, just waiting to see if my gut reactions were correct. They were...but then not everyone reads with the mindset of picking apart plots with a fine-toothed comb, so take that with a grain of salt.

    ~A. L. Wilson (because BnN won't let me sign with my pen name for some reason)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    If you read the description it says 228 pages my nook says 602 I

    If you read the description it says 228 pages my nook says 602 I believe the nook. Just started reading and I'm having a hard time putting it down, thank god the battery on my Nook Hd is low or I'd finish it tonight.

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  • Posted February 9, 2014

    I'm not usually a fan or paranormal but the Widdershins series m

    I'm not usually a fan or paranormal but the Widdershins series may change my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2013

    I began the novel 8 pm on Wednesday evening and finished at arou

    I began the novel 8 pm on Wednesday evening and finished at around 10 pm on Thursday.  Now I'm a slow reader and reading 602 
    pages in that amount of time was really thrilling for me.
    Really enjoyed all of the character, setting and the feel of the novel.   Can't wait for payday so I can pick up #2 in the series.   
    I give it 5 out of 5 stars as my interest never waned and I loved all the romance and action.   
    Happy Reading Everyone!

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