by Jordan L. Hawk


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Haint-working runs in Dan Miller's blood. Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living. But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give it up in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat.

So when the flamboyantly goth Leif Helsvin shows up on Dan's doorstep looking for help with an evil necromancer named Rúnar, Dan's first instinct is to turn him down. With two teenagers to look after, he's already got all the trouble he can handle. Besides, the sexy Leif is too much of a temptation, and Dan is firmly in the closet.


Pierced, tattooed Leif never has sex with the same guy twice. It keeps things simple, especially since his oath to stop Rúnar has him constantly drifting from one town to the next.

But this time, it looks like Leif is going to need help, in the form of the very down-to-earth Dan. Since Nice Guys are off the menu, Leif just has to keep his hands to himself for as long as it will take to stop Rúnar's latest scheme. But as Leif finds himself drawn deeper into Dan's life, he quickly realizes he's not just in danger of breaking the rules, but breaking his heart as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484073131
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/18/2013
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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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Hainted 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JennaLynne_Betweenthebind More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars from Between the Bind Firstly, do you SEE this cover?! Lovin' it! This is exactly as I pictured Leif - all German-goth-tastic and delicious. This was my first M/M and I really enjoyed it. Hainted was the perfect mix of sexy restraint, honest relationship building, and unique paranormal situations - engaging even the most well-read paranormal reader. Dan, a straight-laced southern farm worker tried to get away from home and his family's haint-working ways but is now paying penance for his selfishness by refusing to openly acknowledge his homosexuality. Although he claims it's because he could lose custody of his brother and sister, the reader soon realizes that along with his responsibility to his them, Dan doesn't believe he is deserving of true happiness. In drives Leif, a rich, city boy who's avenging a fallen friend by tracking a necromancer, a haint-worker who raises spirit instead of putting them to rest, who is terrorizing the dead and murdering innocents in the process. Leif has made many terrible choices throughout his life and he knows that stepping over the line by involving himself with someone who has as much to lose as Dan does, would just be going to far, so he vows to keep his hands to himself. I really enjoyed both of our characters and the depth that I was able to uncover page after page. What surprised me the most about the book is Ms. Hawk's descriptions of "haints" - which literally spooked me! I was a *little* afraid I'd be getting some nightmares from her grotesque details, but it was necessary for the story building. I completely understood why Dan wasn't a haint-worker. This is no Long-Island-Medium kind of spirit fighting. I really enjoyed Dan's brother and sister's role though the story. Virgil cracked me up with his typical teen angst and sarcastic commentary and Bea's responsible sister role added another layer to this family dynamic. Moreover, I really enjoyed badass girl haint-fighter Taryn and am hoping that Ms. Hawk writes a *second* book more focused on her. Overall, Hainted was a wonderful read with fantastic storytelling, captivating characters, and a unique refreshing take on the typical paranormal romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hainted is a terrific story: compelling characters, intricate world-building, and a truly nasty villain. Plus, this is one of the few paranormal romances I have read which takes the Old Gods seriously; I love the fact that Dan is a devotee of Hekate, and that Leif serves Hel. Highly recommended to paranormal romance fans everywhere, but especially Pagans/polytheists and mythology - lovers. -- lyradora
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To me this was a new take on soul reapers and necromancers - highly original and imaginative. All the characters are strongly portrayed and believable, and the action sequences are edge of your seat exciting. Highly recommended to those who enjoy sexy paranormal stories with more than a hint of believability!
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