Cameron is the latest owner of Lillyport House, Britain's most haunted residence. He doesn't believe in ghost stories, until he's jolted out of sleep by wailing and terrified screams. Drawn to the bedroom by an unseen force, Cameron's presence calms the distressed spirit, and he unintentionally sets in motion a 19th century ritual to raise Viscount Eldon Davenport from the dead. Soul mates, kept apart by death and a rip in time, are reunited. But what happens when that rip tears again? Will Eldon's survival depend on Cameron, a painting, or a guilt-ridden 19th century stable boy?
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About the Author
Zathyn Priest is a best-selling author of MM fiction, digital artist, and editor with Scarlet Tie Editing. He resides in Australia, and lives with two greyhounds, two rats, and a duck. There are rumours that Zathyn may be a vampire, however there is no solid proof to validate this claim (As yet) When not writing, Zathyn can usually be found riding horses, eating fire, or practicing burlesque routines.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I started this book in the morning and finished it a few minutes ago...the same day. I love love stories and for me this is one of the best. A keeper and a book I will visit again. I thought I had it figured out, but I did not. That is why I read it in a few hours, abandoning my schedule for romance and intrigue, happiness and abject misery, retribution and redemption. HEA yeah!
I love when an author takes their time in setting up a story when it fits that story to do so. Zathyn Priest does that here with Liquid Glass, allowing for my connections to be made with characters in an organic way. However, I knew one thing for sure early on: I really like Eldon. He's brash, bold, honest, and caring, with just the right level of bite to his word. He does what he wants, trying to break the rules for the right reasons, all while living in a time and with people that really couldn’t care less about him. It also didn’t take me long to get that feeling. You know the one. I wanted to curl up with this book, cuddle it, protect it even, and I certainly wasn’t going to let anyone take it away from me. Yes, yes, I know, tis illogical but still true. This story is a wonderful mix of paranormal, historical, contemporary, creep-tastic, mystery, and poetry. Yup, it’s poetic. Priest’s ability to make the right word choice is evident all over the place, creating a rhythm that fits characters and what they’re all experiencing. That’s not easy, folks, to create a world where the rules work for every character, no matter their role. Priest also excels in bringing emotion right to the surface, no matter the… state of affairs, especially in regards to Eldon. Listen, it’s just plain cool! This book is so cool because all of the ingredients are expertly used and result in a most delicious reading experience. Eldon’s other half, so to speak, is Cameron. He’s not as brash as Eldon but he’s definitely got attitude, some of it not exactly endearing, except when it is. Yup, we’re talking complex character development here, folks. Step right up, step right up, get your fantastically drawn characters right here. Just at the time I thought I had a handle on where this was all heading, it took a turn and I held on, ready for the ride. All kinds of questions arose, possible conflicts presented themselves, and opportunities for understanding landed front and center. Which way would it all go? Trudy is one of my favorite supporting characters I’ve come across. She’s caring, humorous, strong, intelligent, a bit of a mother hen, and she fits perfectly into this story. It wouldn’t have worked without her. She is a major point of connection between all of those ingredients I listed up there. I enjoyed every moment she was on page. How often can we say that? There is some superb imagery in this book. It’s yet one more thing that pulled me into this story, never letting go the entire way. This story works its way towards and exciting, nail-biting crescendo, gaining speed as it grows. I felt like I was ricocheting back and forth between the main stages at a concert, feeling drawn to them simultaneously, unable to choose, and even more thankful I didn’t have to do just that. Connections were being woven together, heightening the energy, propelling everything forward, and I loved it. Whew! Amidst it all there’s also a message here, meaningful, and gently portrayed. It’s definitely the emotional icing on the rollercoaster ride of a reading experience. You think you might know what you’re going to get with story. You might be partially correct but, trust me, you will be surprised, and you will enjoy it. Zathyn Priest deftly manages all of the moving parts, manipulating them like those on a chess board, timing everything just right. Bravo! I enjoyed every freakin’ minute. Originally reviewed for Prism Book Alliance®
Another master piece by Zathyn Priest. You will never be disappointed with his books, never.