Hainted

Hainted

Jordan L. Hawk / Oct 17, 2019

Hainted The Good Guy Haint working runs in Dan Miller s blood Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over especially when the haunting threatens the Living But the death of his parents six years ago f

  • Title: Hainted
  • Author: Jordan L. Hawk
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 391
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  • The Good Guy Haint working runs in Dan Miller s blood Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give it up in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat.So when the flamboyantly goth Leif HelsvThe Good Guy Haint working runs in Dan Miller s blood Not everyone can help the restless dead cross over, especially when the haunting threatens the Living But the death of his parents six years ago forced Dan to give it up in exchange for raising his brother and sister, all the while struggling to keep their rural NC farm afloat.So when the flamboyantly goth Leif Helsvin shows up on Dan s doorstep looking for help with an evil necromancer named Runar, Dan s first instinct is to turn him down With two teenagers to look after, he s already got all the trouble he can handle Besides, the sexy Leif is too much of a temptation, and Dan is firmly in the closet.The Bad Boy Pierced, tattooed Leif never has sex with the same guy twice It keeps things simple, especially since his oath to stop Runar has him constantly drifting from one town to the next.But this time, it looks like Leif is going to need help, in the form of the very down to earth Dan Since Nice Guys are off the menu, Leif just has to keep his hands to himself for as long as it will take to stop Runar s latest scheme But as Leif finds himself drawn deeper into Dan s life, he quickly realizes he s not just in danger of breaking the rules, but breaking his heart as well.

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      • Jordan L. Hawk

        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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    1. 3.25 starsMy problem with this book came from wrong expectation. With nasty haints (ghosts who aren't moving forward) and bleeding houses and exorcisms, which were presented in the first couple of chapters, I approached this book with some notions that it would heavily rely on paranormal/horror element. Unfortunately for me, this wasn't what the book turned out to be. Dan and Leif were longing and yearning towards the other. Both were thinking that they 'weren't good enough' for the other. Dan w [...]


    2. In the small rural town of Ransom Gap, farmer Dan is raising his two younger siblings after the gruesome deaths of their parents several years earlier. Like his mother before him, Dan is a Haint-Walker, able to help the dead pass on, by force if necessary. Into town comes another Walker, Leif, on the trail of the depraved and powerful necromancer who used to be his mentor. Leif's black garb, piercings and long blond hair make him stand out in the hick town but Dan is instantly tempted despite th [...]


    3. 4.25* Having just discovered Jordan L Hawk I'm now having a bit of a back to back read of her books and loving every one. Hainted hasn't disappointed I'm glad to say. There's something about the way she writes which personally I find really satisfying. Her subject matters are refreshingly different and that lifts them above being just good but formulaic Paranormal m/m romances.The book is about Haints, haunting spirits that need help passing over with the help of Walkers, groups of people from a [...]


    4. I really really liked this! I'd been wanting to try out something of JLH's for quite some time, but I didn't know what to start with so I just kind of left the matter in a corner of my mind to ferment, I guess. But then this one was temporarily sold as a freebie to celebrate DOMA ruling, and I kind of had to get it. And now I, um, might be a little bit in love with Jordan L. Hawk.Original magic with some traditional mythology and disgustingly rotten living dead thrown in, sweet, slightly angsty [...]


    5. This story is less a creepy magical suspense and more an active battle against evil, featuring two men who have the skills to lay the restless dead. It is notable for a well-imagined paranormal world, where fighting skills and magic are both needed. The haint-workers and their battle against a necromancer caught and held my interest. The romance element here is sweet, if a little fast. I particularly liked Leif and his difficult past. I also felt for Dan, trapped by guilt and his family obligati [...]



    6. *sigh* I've discovered an author who's going on my auto buy list! I started with the Widdershins and then ran out and bought Threshold and Eidolon. ( and considering I am an historical-hater that's saying a lot about those books)Then I remembered I had this one and couldn't wait to get started.First let me say, these are all self published and you really get a big bang (and word count) for your buck.Jordan L. Hawk has a very vivid imagination, slightly freaky and scary, but I can appreciate that [...]


    7. Well that was a bust… sleeping I mean. I fully intended to read a few chapters before bed when I started this book, soooooo not what happened. I believe it was 5am when I finished. I absolutely could not put this book, there was no way I was going to sleep until I’d devoured it all!Dan Miller comes from a long line of haint workers, his family has been helping disgruntled and trapped ghosts move on for generations. After the deaths of both of his parents though, and the actions he had to tak [...]


    8. This book was amazing. It had everything I wanted: lots of danger and injury and desperate wanting and angst and a different paranormal take and very good writing and an excellent plot and strong, individual characters and conflict and on and on. I LOVED it! If you like M/M paranormal romances, go read it. This one is fabulous.I liked that they used a condom even for oral sex. That's important and so many books omit that part. I really like how Leif puts Dan's father's death into perspective. (m [...]



    9. I just love an author who can plot out a new and creative way of presenting paranormal creatures and, not only hold my attention, but have me desperately turning pages (or tapping my kindle) to reveal the next plot twist. This book does it completely. I'm very impressed. Dan Miller is a Walker, a person who is able to send lost souls, haints, to the Other Side. He hasn't practiced his craft in sex years-- ever since his mother died at the hands of a haint and the resulting despair caused his fat [...]


    10. Why do I feel I've just read a very long book? It isn't a long book at all, but so much happens that you can hardly catch a break. If the characters are not fighting the risen, they are struggling with their own insecurities. And I mean struggling! Dan took that to a whole new level. That was a bit annoying after the tenth time of 'I failed', but I got over it. Bigots, of course, are not forgotten either. While they don't play any important role in the story, they are still there to make you ang [...]


    11. I read this in two days. This morning my teenaged daughter borrowed my iPad for school when I still had 20 pages to read and I told her that if she lost it she was no longer my kin and would need to find a new home. Because I had to finish this book. Oh,and I want to keep Leif as a pet, which is probably illegal, but I drank a whole bottle of wine before I wrote this review, so I don't give a shit.


    12. 10/18/2014Love this even more the second time around *happy sigh* Off to a slightly slow start but immediately plunges you into the World of Haint-Work. Jordan L Hawk creates a very interesting and compelling world the energy crackles as you walk in Dan/Leif's shoes as they work to stop Runar.I love how she built up Dan and Leif's relationship and Leif's relationships with Bea and Virgil Dan and Leif slowly come to trust one another, building a foundation of trust and respect.Leif's keeping secr [...]


    13. 4.5 starshaint: southern colloquialism for a ghost, apparition or lost soul; in folklore and popular culture, the spirit of a deceased person unable to move on to final peace, and capable of appearing in visible form or otherwise manifesting itself to the livingSet in Appalachia country, the land of moonshine and hillbilly sensibility (ah, good memories of Lyn Gala’s Mountain Prey), this paranormal romance takes a more serious route and centers around haint, or ghost, hunting. Our two studly h [...]


    14. I had two major issues with the story which made me give it 2 stars.(view spoiler)[One.Both MCs were shy in making a move towards the other. The first half of the book was filled with either Dan or Leif pining after the other, making no move towards something physical and listing the reasons why they shouldn't get involved. At one point I started to wonder if anything would happen between them since neither was inclined to approach the other. Luckily the author solved that by putting one of them [...]


    15. Jordan L. Hawk just plain old rocks as one of the best m/m paranormal writers today. I have read most of her books and have never once been disappointed. Hainted deals with so many intertwined topics from folk lore to raise two siblings without parents. This story is set in the mountains of North Carolina which is steeped in American and Native American folk lore and paranormal beliefs. Strong characters that are believable and a story line that just may be possible grabbed me and wouldn't let m [...]


    16. omgthisbook! @.@I hate ghosts. I hate zombies. I hate horror.4.5 stars. Do I make sense? O.o~~*~~There are some editorial problems, but not enough to dramatically affect my rating. The ending is a bit predictable and I while was hoping for a darker, more complex finale, I really can't complain about the existing one either. "Sweethearts" and "babies" caught me by surprise, but - whatever. I've seen couples like that in real life and I thought they were the cutest. My Egyptian-looking classmate a [...]


    17. A compelling romance masterfully woven with paranormal and urban fantasy themes.One of the issues I have with fantasy romance is the lack of world-building or some elements don't quite jive with the story. I have no issues whatsoever here. I was completely drawn into this world of haints, haint workers and necromancers. It doesn't have that feel of trying too hard to be a fantasy romance. The story is told simply and with such skill that the romance just shines in the story and I have this glori [...]


    18. 3.5 Stars! This was my first book by JLH and I really enjoyed it.It was outside my usual fare with a whole more gore and nasty things than I'm used to but it was really good!The book started out a bit slow. Both MCs annoyed the hell out of me for a while. There was also a little bit of action interspersed here and there during the slow moments. BUT when it picked up, it made for an exciting and totally unpredictable reading experience.There isn't much more I can say other than the fact that JLH [...]


    19. Thanks to Krissy for recommending. This is a very good story line with unique creatures, coming out and HEA. The characters are well developed, and the flow and details of the writing are spot on. A great October read!


    20. I don't read ghost stories, I just don't. They're the one thing that I have always truly been afraid of. Of course, I didn't realized just what this book was when I started. I only knew that it was on the list I needed it on and it was written by one of my favorite authors. I should have read the blurb at the very least. Oh well. Scared as I was through a lot of this, I loved it anyway. Jordan's style of writing just works for me and this book was no exception. I loved Leif and Dan and watching [...]


    21. This is one of those surprising packages. One of those books that for some reason I'm reluctant to start, but once I do I can't imagine whyA paranormal story that has nothing to do with vampires or shifters is becoming a real find. But this one delivers in spades. The paranormal aspect is very well written and simply set in everyday life. The characters are well-rounded. Sexy and very lovable, they took me on their journey. The extra's in the book all had their places and roles to play as well. [...]


    22. Currently FREE ON SMASHWORDS to celebrate DOMA ruling!!Use code: CK46P. Go get it!Jordan L. Hawk rocks. And thanks again Steel.:)



    23. 4 stars. Really liked the paranormal aspects in this story. The 'walkers' and 'haints' hooked me good! Loved the creepiness factor of it all. I did have one thing I wanted answered (view spoiler)[ ( it seemed like everyone knew about walkers and their powers. so does that mean the police also know? and what was there take on it? there was one scene when the MC's where avoiding detection in a cemetary, so it made me curious.)(hide spoiler)]Loved both main characters and would a loved a little mor [...]


    24. Wow!I must admit to being slightly confused during the first few chapters of this novel and it took an effort of concentration to understand the characters, the haints and the world in which the aforesaid inhabit.However, once I realised that a haint is a ghost and not a zombie, the plot fell into place.Seriously action packed. Seriously paranormal. Descriptive to the point that one can almost imagine oneself watching the movie.M/M romance in a paranormal setting. Well worth the read.


    25. I really enjoyed the story and it was refreshingly different from anything I've read before. I very quickly became emotionally invested with both Dan and Leif. I liked the underlying creepiness woven into the book which mixed well with the out-and-out nastiness that appeared at times. There was a lot of world-building and backstory to the book but it was incorporated into the story and it never felt out of place. Definitely a new favourite author.


    26. I really enjoyed this unique paranormal book and found the world building regarding the haints fascinating. It reminded me just a little bit of supernatural with "hunters" chasing down haints and sending them to the underworld. I also found all the different types of haints interesting and I loved the sub-culture of the haint workers and how each worked for a different death god and had unique ways of sending the haints to their rest. I also really liked both Dan and Leif. Dan's backstory was he [...]


    27. Updated 04/04/2016 to add a few more notes:Not quite sure how to rate this one - it was one of those reads where I wanted it to be better than it was I think? But at the same time it was still a good read.Maybe a 3 stars? I think I expected something different when I started this and so it wasn't bad, just not quite what I was thinking / hoping it would beI liked the premise and read through this quite fast - the magical stuff was good but this is where I thought it could have been something bet [...]


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