Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin Series #1)

Widdershins (Whyborne & Griffin Series #1)

by Jordan L. Hawk


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A reclusive scholar. A private detective. And a book of spells that could destroy the world.

Love is dangerous. Ever since the tragic death of the friend he adored, Percival Endicott Whyborne has ruthlessly suppressed any desire for another man. Instead, he spends his days studying dead languages at the museum where he works. 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 after the death of his partner. Now in business for himself, he must investigate the murder of a wealthy young man. His only clue: an encrypted book that once belonged to the victim.

As the investigation draws them closer, Griffin's rakish charm threatens to shatter Whyborne's iron control. But when they uncover evidence of a powerful cult determined to rule the world, Whyborne must choose: to remain safely alone, or to risk everything for the man he loves.

Widdershins is the first novel in the Whyborne & Griffin series, where magic, mystery, and m/m romance collide with Victorian era America. Buy it today and join the adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482528152
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2013
Series: Whyborne & Griffin Series , #1
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 739,819
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(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 and single mother. 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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Widdershins 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
My rating for this book fluctuated a little during my time with it. I wasn't that crazy about some of the romance part, but the action and mystery were extremely great. Yes, I recommend it. It has a bit of everything including magic, the supernatural, historical settings, a secret society and lots of clue finding. I'm interested in seeing where the series goes for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Historical and paranormal are two genres I’ve never been into, but this has changed me. It was amazing and I can’t wait to read the others!??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The world created in this book is utterly breathtaking and the characters are wonderful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Widdershins is an excellent paranormal historical romance. Whybourne and Griffin are fantastic characters: intelligent, brave, and loyal. The fact that homosexuality was illegal in 19th century New England adds that extra level of drama and angst to their slowly developing relationship. Plus, Christine is awesome. I can't wait to read the next book. Highly recommended to fans of KJ Charles, Zoe Archer, Erzabet Bishop, and Mercedes Lackey. -- lyradora
WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
Dr. Percival Endicott Whyborne works at Nathaniel R. Ladysmith Musuem can speak thirteen languages and read many more. Dr. Whyborne is being asked to translate a book while tending to his other duties. Griffin Flathery is a former Pinkerton detective hired to discover the truth about Philip Rice's son death. Whyborne helps Griffin with his investigation and the two become friends. The dangers of the investigation become apparent yet the facts and clues don't readily match up. Whyborne is estranged from his family with the notable exception of his mother. Whyborne discovers that he's attracted to Griffin and the attraction is mutual. Can Whyborne translate the book? Where will the investigation lead? Your answers await you in Widdershins. This book completely surprised me. I found both the characters and story to be compelling, unique, and down to earth. Whyborne kinda reminded me of myself at some points with feeling alone in his family. Griffin is a great balance to Whyborne. I look forward to reading more of this series.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
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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Pika_ More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
LollyJean64 More than 1 year ago
I'm not usually a fan or paranormal but the Widdershins series may change my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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