Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday's Safe Word Shelf: A Spirit of Love by Morticia Knight

Two men and one ex-girlfriend. Can a lovelorn and kinky ghost help these three paranormal investigators find true love with each other?

When lovers and paranormal investigators Martin and Emilio struggle with an especially difficult case, Emilio begs Martin to contact Sophie, a gifted medium who also happens to be Martin’s ex.

Beautiful waif—like Sophie has vowed to hate Martin forever after catching him with their ghosthunting partner — the sultry Emilio — the year before. But Martin convinces her to help a young couple that are being tormented by an aggressive spirit haunting their home. She is shocked to discover that the ghost is not hostile to her at all — but instead is after her for kinky sex!

While the three former best friends work on solving the mystery of this haunting, they find out more than they’d bargained for—that the old Victorian home they’re investigating has quite a chequered past, and that there’s more to their feelings than they are willing to admit. After a final terrifying encounter with the randy ghost, Sophie starts to wonder about Martin and Emilio’s real feelings for her. Will a Spirit of Love teach them that forgiveness can help pave the way to true love and untold physical delights?

Reader Advisory: This book contains M/M intimacy, anal play, a sex toy and mild BDSM elements.

A Spirit of Love is a wonderful novella/short story full of lust, paranormal, heat, love, and did I mention the spiciness?  Could this have been better if we got to see Martin, Emilio, and Sophie's backstory?  If we had witnessed their coming together and falling out first hand? Or if we had got to see into their future a bit?  Perhaps to all of these but sometimes small packages give us the greatest enjoyment.  As for their past and future, well let your own heart and imagination figure it out.  As for the story Morticia Knight has given us, well its fun, sexy, with just a touch of historical through the trio's detecting, and there is plenty of heart. 

Its obvious what the three main characters feel for each other, even if one of them is reluctant to admit it, but I also loved that the author was able to convey the passion and devotion they all have for their work.  Any one of these things is hard to accomplish in so few pages but to do them all shows talent and the level of love she has for telling a great and entertaining story.


"I still can't understand what the hell this thing is saying!"

Martin threw his headphones down on the floor of the living room where he was sitting in the two-storey condo he and his lover Emilio shared.

"It's not a thing, love, it's a disembodied voice," replied Emilio, ever patient with his headstrong partner. "And you know trying to understand those EVPs is not always possible. Never mind the ghost voices, quit torturing yourself and call her."

Martin considered Emilio, a sweet, smouldering young man of mixed European heritage. Just hitting his mid-twenties, Emilio was all olive skin, thick dark hair and a tight wiry body, one that could get into the most outrageous positions when so inclined. And inclined he was. Emilio had been raised in Italy, Portugal, and had attended university in Britain. He'd eventually followed his parents to Northern California, and Martin was grateful that he had. He may never have met him otherwise. And Sophie would never have been crushed.

That thought made him sigh, and Emilio looked quizzically at him.

"Sorry. I was just wondering how Sophie was doing," he said sheepishly. He knew that it wasn't generally thought of as cool to mention a past lover to a new one, but their situation was a little unusual. He had never intended to actually leave Sophie. It had always been meant that the three of them would be together. But sometimes things didn't work out the way you wanted.

Emilio came over and sat down on the floor next to Martin. "It's been almost a year. She's an intelligent woman who cares about her work and her clients. She'll listen to the problems these people are having, and she'll come around. She can't hate you forever."

Martin snickered. "Oh, I'm willing to bet forever isn't nearly long enough."

Two years ago, he'd met the lovely Sophie through his collectables shop, 'Oddly Enough-Uniques and Collectables'. He specialised in obscure and bizarre antiques and collectables. For instance, he carried things such as a two-headed mummified goat, Victorian medical equipment and medicine bottles, paper ephemera from freak shows, elixir bottles of wild sideshow cures, a chair made of human skulls-,essentially anything out of the ordinary. Sophie, a delicate blonde woman who only stood five foot two and was twenty-two when they met, had wandered into his shop one day looking for antique tarot decks. It turned out that she was a spiritual medium and empath, abilities that had been in her family for years.

He didn't take her too seriously at first. As much as he enjoyed the wild stuff he carried in his shop, he wasn't one to believe in ghosts, spirits, or anything of that sort. It was all trickery or sleight of hand in his elevated opinion. Sophie's translucent skin, pale blue eyes and soft voice had drawn him in at first. But it was her kindness and open heart that had kept him. Eventually, she took him with her on investigations where her help was needed. Many of the paranormal investigators in Petaluma, and all of the other surrounding San Francisco suburbs, knew of her and requested her services.

Initially, he'd gone along as a lark, a way to spend more time with his lovely Sophie. However, he'd soon become convinced. Being with her and witnessing so many weird and wonderful paranormal happenings had changed his outlook forever. She had changed him as well. He'd fallen deeply in love, and had wanted to spend forever with this amazing woman. He'd then become wrapped up in paranormal investigating, and it had all seemed to be a perfect combination between her, the ghost hunting and his shop. They'd come to be known locally as a team.

Then Emilio showed up. He'd been recommended to them through another investigative team, because of all of the specialised equipment he had designed and built. Emilio had an incredibly creative mind, and all three of them had immediately clicked.

Author Bio:
M/M Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys hot stories of men loving men forever after. They can be men in uniform, Doms and subs, rock stars or bikers - but they're all searching for the one (or two!) who was meant only for them.

When not indulging in her passion for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She is currently working on more installments of Sin City Uniforms and The Hampton Road Club, as well as the follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey's story from Rockin' the Alternative.



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