Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin Series #2)

Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin Series #2)

by Jordan L. Hawk


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Book 2 in the Whyborne & Griffin series
Previous book: Widdershins

Introverted scholar Percival Endicott Whyborne wants nothing more than to live quietly with his lover, ex-Pinkerton detective Griffin Flaherty. Unfortunately, Whyborne's railroad tycoon father has other ideas, namely hiring Griffin to investigate mysterious events at a coal mine.

Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, a place of dark legend even before the mine burrowed into its heart. A contingent of Pinkertons-including Griffin's ex-lover Elliot-already guard the mine. But Griffin knows better than anyone just how unprepared the detectives are to face the otherworldly forces threatening them.

Soon, Whyborne and Griffin are on the trail of mysterious disappearances, deadly accidents, and whispered secrets. Is Elliot an ally, or does he only want to rekindle his relationship with Griffin? And if so, how can Whyborne possibly hope to compete with the stunningly handsome Pinkerton-especially when Griffin is hiding secrets about his past?

For in a town where friends become enemies and horror lurks behind a human mask, Whyborne can't afford to trust anything-including his own heart.

Novel: 67,669 words.

The Whyborne & Griffin series:
Widdershins (Book 1)
Threshold (Book 2)

Other books by Jordan L. Hawk:


Heart of the Dragon

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490964638
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/20/2013
Series: Whyborne & Griffin Series , #2
Pages: 172
Sales rank: 616,655
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where her bootlegging granny raised her on stories of haints and mountain magic. She might have follow in the family business, but found herself unable to resist the lure of forbidden knowledge, and became an archaeologist instead. After growing tired of mummy curses and ghastly discoveries, she used a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love and turned 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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Threshold 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second volume in Hawk's Whyborne and Flaherty series is just as much fun as the first. The relationship between our heroes continues to evolve, though they hit a few rough patches. The extra - dimensional villains are truly monstrous, and Christine, as always, is a riot. My only complaint is that there were a few notable typographical errors. I can't wait to read the next book. Highly recommended to fans of KJ Charles, Joey W Hill, and Erzabet Bishop. -- lyradora
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
In this, the 2nd adventure in the Whyborne and Griffin series, Whyborne, Griffin, and their friend Christine travel to Threshold Mountain, at the bequest of Whyborne’s father, to ferret out what could possibly be an otherworldly problem. If you read my other review, you know I loved Widdershins’ Whyborne & Griffin already. I was sold from the first. Hawk has such a way with characterization. Whyborne and Griffin are so well created, you know how each will react in any given instance. In this installment, they leave Widdershins in search of who-knows-what. For Whyborne’s father has an interest in this coal mine and threats of its workers going on strike would cut into his business interests – not that Whyborne or Griffin are interested in that kind of thing. But when a strange carving is stolen from Whyborne’s hands from two boys, their interest is too keyed up not to go. Threshold is a dirty coal mining town with workers living in filth and coal dust settled everywhere. But as much as that bothers poor Whyborne, it’s the least of their worries. One of Griffin’s old lovers happens to head up the Pinkertons in town, much to Whyborne’s jealousy and renewed feelings that he is not worthy of his lover. Add in tales of the local yayhos and strange disappearances, and there is definitely something not-natural going on. The mountain that overlooks the tiny town of Threshold has a secret, one that will destroy the entire area if not stopped. In fact, it may not be able to be stopped at all. After all, the new moon is coming and these things like the dark. As I love all of Hawk’s works, I did enjoy Threshold, but of the ones I’ve read so far, it’s my least favorite –considering I love them all, probably isn’t saying much – but it’s still worth 5 stars. Threshold is a fantastic book I would suggest to anyone. And everyone who might like M/M fiction. It’s got jealous lovers, yayhos, a cast of ladies of the night who think Whyborne is just the sweetest thing ever, an annoyed Christine – is there any other kind? – and even better? Whyborne stands his ground at the end against someone who has controlled him for a very long time. Our boy’s growing up! There are some nice erotic scenes, but since they are in public and their hotel room isn’t exactly sound proof, our two boys don’t get in as much alone time as I’d like – I don’t know who was more frustrated, me or them. Addendum: The audiobook of Threshold Narrator: Julian G. Simmons Julian is definitely the voice of my favorite Whyborne. I personally suggest getting the whole series, in both book and audio formats. Then you can have them no matter where you are. Am I a fan? Hmmm. Yep, most definitely. Reviewed by a-nony-mouse for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy BOUGHT for review*
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Pika_ More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I've seen a gothic romance set in a mining town but it works. It absolutely works. The dark and forbidding atmosphere in this novel is fantastic. I'm scared to go camping for the next year at least! There's emotional drama (how can their not be when Whyborne faces a possible rival for Griffin's affections in his ex-lovers presence) but it isn't over-exaggerated drama. The emotions in my opinion are very realistic. This second novel in the series is a great combination of romance, drama, and spooky gothic mystery and I highly recommend it for anyone who is open minded and enjoys a great gothic romance. If you are opposed to non-traditional non-biblical romantic pairings this is not the book for you as the two lovers are both male. Also, while not overly prevalent, the sex scenes are definitely explicit so if that offends you this is not the book for you. For me I loved the story, loved the romance, and thought the sex scenes fit in sensibly and were hot! This series is one of my favorites!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is just as much of a page-turner as the previous one in the series. I was a bit disappointed with the ending, but it was definitely still good. I couldn't wait to get to the end so I could pick up Stormhaven (Book 3).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the type of story you can't put down. It's great to see Percivil come into his own.
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