Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue

I’m off work today, so when I’d put two of the kids on the bus to school, I poured myself a cup of coffee and relaxed with Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue by Charlie Cochet.

I’ve read, I think, the four first stories in Cochet’s Thirds series and one of her DRitC stories, but compared to many others I can’t say that I’ve read a lot by her.

Between the Devil and the Pacific Blue isn’t a book I’ve seen around, but I scrolled through Cochet’s backlist, thinking perhaps I should read something she’d written since it’s been a long time since I last did and saw the cover. There was something with the dark blue tones and the pink armchair that made me pause.

James is a Detective working cold cases as well as working the night shift as a security guard at an old hotel. There is no wi-fi or other technology that works, but there is a room with a radio. Every night at 2 a.m. James goes into that room to find Franklin listening to waltzes.

I liked how the story went from me thinking an old cop was gonna help a guy hiding from an abusive partner to becoming a ghost story. The signs were there all the way, and I suspected it all along, but somehow I saw things from Jame’s perspective despite knowing he didn’t see the entire story.

I enjoyed it – it has love, ghosts, mobsters, shootings, and a great mix of present day and history.

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Between the Devil and the Pacific BlueFor the last six months, Detective James Ralston has worked the nightshift as security for the Pacific Blue Hotel, and every night at 2 a.m. his rounds lead him to the radio room where the handsome and mysterious Franklin Fairchild sits listening to waltzes as old as the hotel itself. James is drawn to Franklin, but Franklin is a man at the end of his rope, and James has no intention of getting caught up in whatever trouble Franklin is in. A heated encounter late one night sends James down a disturbing path and has him questioning everything around him, including his very sanity.


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Costumes | A Ghost in the Attic Story

October is the month for ghosts, isn’t it? Well, any month is the month for ghosts, but October is the month when reading at least one ghost story should be obligatory…maybe.

In the spirit of the month, I made a page where I’ve listed all the M/M Ghost Stories I’ve read – I thought I’d read more, I believed I’d blogged about more of the few I’ve read, but if you’re looking for something spooky, have a look.

So to expand my ghost list a little, I went hunting for a new ghost story (though I should probably begin by reading the unread ones I have). I searched for something short because time is never on my side these days and found Costumes by Dianne Hartsock.

Jordan and Bennie are cleaning out the attic, and they find their old Halloween costumes from when they were kids. The trying out the outfits leads to some naked fun, or mostly naked. I don’t think the tutu came off. But the fun only lasts for so long…

There is a door in the attic, and behind that door, there is something not right. Both Jordan and Bennie can feel it. Shadows move and thoughts pop up in their heads that shouldn’t be there.

Costumes is scarier than I’d expected! That’s not a bad thing, but somewhere in the middle of the story, I sat up a little straighter.

If you like ghosts, check it out! If you like horror, check it out! If you like erotica, check it out! Oh, and did I say it’s free?

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39404491 While exploring the attic one day, Jordan and his boyfriend Bennie come across a trunk full of their old Halloween costumes.

But they also find a strange old key, and a door that couldn’t possibly lead anywhere…


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Friday Reads | The Paranormal Detection Agency by Anne Brooke

ThePNRDetectionAgencyI’m gonna be real quick today because the sauna is getting hot and my girls are getting impatient – every Friday my husband is home we have ourselves a sauna. But first, some reading. This week I’ve read The Paranormal Detection Agency by Anne Brooke.

Jack Atkinson is running an agency where he helps people out with their paranormal problems. Aaron Riley has a paranormal problem…or several, but one really big, he doesn’t really believe in ghosts and stuff but at this point, he’s willing to do anything to get the problem in his kitchen sorted. Sparks fly while Jack is trying to help Aaron.

The Paranormal Detection Agency is a short fun read with a little of a paranormal mystery to it. I really liked Jack and the unusual creatures that showed up in during the story. If you like paranormal stories and want something a little different you should check it out.

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51wrcyoh1ol-_sy346_When paranormal investigator Jack Atkinson meets new client Aaron Riley, he doesn’t expect the level of attraction he instantly feels for the man. Neither does he expect the kind of haunting Aaron describes, which Jack is determined to solve.
After their first official client meeting, the two men launch themselves into a passionate encounter, which Jack is keen to continue. Aaron’s attentions, however, are focused on the need to rid himself of the ghosts haunting his new home.
Jack and his trusty assistant and aunt, Miranda, investigate further, and soon discover how family secrets can run deeper than even Jack imagined. Will the truth destroy Jack and Aaron’s budding relationship, or are they strong enough to survive it?


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