Book Title: Treasure Trail
Author: Morgan Brice
Publisher: Darkwind Press
Narrator: John Solo
Release Date: September 22, 2020
Genre: Romance paranormal MM romance
Trope/s: second chance at love, ex-law enforcement, wounded warriors, small vacation town, starting over, found family, paranormal abilities.
Themes: letting go of the past, unfinished business, taking chances, following your heart, listening to intuition, finding where you fit in, learning to trust again.
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 7 hours and 12 minutes
A cursed, haunted hotel. Old scandals and secrets that won’t stay buried.
Can Ben and Erik find the killer before they become Cape May’s newest ghosts?
Erik Mitchell traveled the world uncovering art fraud and relic theft, which pitted him against spoiled billionaires, unscrupulous collectors, mobsters, and cartels. He worked with law enforcement across the US and Europe, but then a sting goes wrong, Erik ends up injured and returns to find his partner cheating. He decides to stop globetrotting and buy an antique shop in scenic Cape May, New Jersey, rebuild his life, and nurse his broken heart.
Undercover Newark cop Ben Nolan went down in a hail of bullets when a bust went sideways, after a tip-off from a traitor inside the department. When he recovers, he spends a couple of years as a private investigator, only to tire of seeing the worst of human nature. So when his aunt offers him the chance to take over her rental real estate business in Cape May, it seems too good to be true. Now if he could just believe he could ever be lucky again in love.
Sparks fly when Erik and Ben meet. But when a cursed hotel’s long-ago scandals resurface, the two men are pulled into a web of lies, danger, and deception that will test their bond – and might make them Cape May’s newest ghosts!
This enthralling paranormal, by Ms. Brice, hooked me from the very beginning, but what else did I expect? She writes amazing, supernatural stories, and her book, with its intense romance, was amazing!
Eric Mitchell was nearly killed in his old job, involving the mafia and unknown forces. Now he happily makes a living owning an antique shop dealing with rare objects. He also possesses a unique quality at being able to see spirits and can read or get feelings when touching certain objects.
Ben Nolan is an ex police officer, who hails from Newark, New Jersey, which is close to where I grew up; I must confess that this thrilled me. Ben is helping his beloved aunt with her rental business. Since his own family disowned him, for being gay, his aunt gave him the support and nurturing when he needed it the most. At first he thinks his help will be for just a little while, but then Ben starts to enjoy it. It doesn’t hurt meeting the gorgeous Eric and feeling intensely attracted to him, as well.
Ms. Morgan packs so much action and emotion into her stories, so be prepared for many twists and surprises as the pages fly by. The story centers around a haunted, and no longer in existence, hotel named ‘The Commodore Wilson’. Certain items from this past hotel are central to the story line.
If you enjoy paranormals, and crazy intense chemistry, you will enjoy every frantic moment of this novel—a great mystery that keeps you guessing. I highly recommend this mystical romance.
Mr. Solo did an excellent job in this audio presentation. It was very easy to fall into this audio’s spell. His voice was very distinct, yet so easy and enjoyable to listen to. This narrator effortlessly switched between the different characters. I love the voice he used for Ben Nolan, as he nailed the cop’s tone perfectly. I couldn’t stop listening, once I started, and relished every minute of it. A great audio; I highly recommend it.
About the Author
Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.
On the rare occasions Morgan isn’t writing, she’s either reading, cooking, or spoiling two very pampered dogs.
Series include Witchbane, Badlands, Treasure Trail, Kings of the Mountain and Fox Hollow. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!