Dying sucks hairy monkey balls, even when you're not the stiff.
Denton Mills has a secret: he can see dead people. Or rather, how they died. It's quite a drag in a city like Chicago, teeming with the echoes of the no-longer living. Rather than whine about it, Denton has learned to live with his troublesome talent. His adaptability comes in handy when he meets his enigmatic new neighbor.
Bran Maurell catches Denton's eye right away, but unfortunately Mr. Tall, Dark, and Mysterious is as standoffish as he is alluring. However, after an unexpected introduction from Bran's cat brings the two men together, Denton discovers they have a mutual interest in the spirit world. Herbalist by day, Bran moonlights as a witch, performing house cleansings for a fee.
From Bran, Denton learns that his knack for interacting with the dead qualifies him as a necromancer. It makes good business sense for them to team up and rid Chicago of its pesky spirits one grateful client at a time. Amongst ghostly adventures the attraction between the men is impossible to ignore. They seem like perfect partners—unless Bran's not-so-little secret comes between them.
Warning: men loving men, ghosts with attitudes, and a portly feline with hidden talents.
Note: Denton also plays a small but important role in Spirit Sanguine.
About the Author
Lou's favorite animal is the hedgehog. She likes nature, books, movies, photography, and good food. She has a temper and mood swings.
Lou has misspent most of her life in parts of Europe and the US, but is now firmly settled in Los Angeles and worships the sun. However, she thinks the ocean smells funny. Lou is a loner, a misfit, and a happy drunk.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
**I received a copy of this book for an honest review** Great read! Denton makes an appearance in Spirit Sanguine so we our introduced to his witty nature and special talent. Denton can see dead people, and more specifically the imprints they leave behind of their death. When he moves into a new place, he gets the hots for his new neighbor, however Bran is a bit stand offish and really doesn’t pay him any attention, until he sees a tiny preview of Denton’s ability. As they begin to work together professionally, and Bran tries to teach him how to enhance his skills, they also grow physically and emotionally attached. I really enjoyed Dead Man, though Denton makes an appearance in Spirit Sanguine, it is not part of a series. But I do recommend both books, they’re great (in my Tony the Tiger voice)! Bran and Denton are a great couple, they totally balance each other out, and you start to see Bran loosen up a bit by the end of the book. The cleansings they go on are pretty interesting, and I can definitely see how spirits stick around with their unfinished business, and it’s Denton’s new job to help them move on. Great read, I absolutely recommend it.
Great characters that I want to see more of. Funny, fantastic plot. Definitely going on my favorite list!
Denton and Bran are one of my favorite couples~ I love them so much~! ^_^
Truly loved the way this book was written and I'm glad I found this author.