Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: Worth His Salt (Tattooed Corpse Stories) by Ofelia Gränd

worth his saltTitle ~ Worth His Salt

Author ~ Ofelia Gränd

Published ~ 1st January 2018

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance





Eldred Henstare is a not so powerful witch who’s been left in charge of helping the city’s lingering spirits to move on. He usually handles it pretty well, but something’s wrong with the spirit leading him to the abandoned lighthouse.
Mo Vin likes his quiet life in the cottage next to the lighthouse, at least it’s quiet until one night when Eldred Henstare—young, beautiful and crazy—arrives. After that night things aren’t the same. A man is found dead on the beach outside Mo’s cottage, and he’s almost sure he’s the one who killed him, except it doesn’t make sense. Why would he kill anyone?
Eldred needs to get rid of the ghost haunting Mo. If he doesn’t Mo’s life is in danger, but to do it he needs both Mo and his brother Lachtin to help out.


Cheryl’s Review

My biggest complaint about this book is that it isn’t long enough and that’s not because it isn’t perfect as it is but because I desperately want to see more of these characters.

I read the entire novella in a couple of hours and just couldn’t put it down.  I’m not sure if this should be classed paranormal romance, or horror. It balances the edge in a way that is perfect for me.

Eldred and Laclin are twins. Eldred is a witch and is responsible for ensuring ghosts are moved on and not left wandering around causing mayhem. No one knows about it and no one really cares so he’s pretty much on his own, especially as Lachlin makes no secret of the fact that he doesn’t want to be involved, even though he is a vital part of the process as his grounding energy prevents Eldred wandering off permanently into the other world.

Enter Mo a big, strong, grounded man who is being haunted big time by what I think they worked out was a Fetch, with an ancient grudge.

I shared Mo’s complete bafflement by Eldred and his odd behaviour but came to love the little witch. There aren’t many pages and they’re packed full but the author managed to work in some character development and certainly succeeds in giving each character a very different and unique voice, even when they’re twins.

The fearful character of “Mother” hangs over the whole book and I have a very clear picture of her despite never meeting her. I very much hope I will get the opportunity at a later date.

Al in all this book was small but perfectly formed and I’m crossing my fingers for a sequel, maybe a little longer. I want to know more about the twins and I definitely want to meet their mother. For most of the book Mo is wandering around in a bemused fog, being haunted by terrible visions and not really knowing what’s going on. I would like to see more of him too, and find out a little more about his character.

I would very highly recommend for lovers of the paranormal with a dark edge and plenty of personality.

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