M/M Paranormal Novel Quotes – “Widdershins” by Jordan L Hawk

Widdershins new coverHere are some quotes from one of my favourite M/M paranormal novels.

‘I was late for my appointment with a dead man.’

‘Before Griffin had come along, I’d been living inside a photograph: just a facsimile of life, without either color or depth.’

“I will not surrender my profession simply because men throughout history have been unduly enamored of their penises!” – Dr Christine Putman

‘The Guardian raced across the hall toward us, running on all fours in a horrible, loping gait neither human nor animal.  Its claws scrabbled for purchase on the slick marble tiles of the main hall, which was the only reason it hadn’t yet caught up with us.’

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‘It was madness; it was folly; it was sheer selfishness.  I was delusional, misguided, wrong, out of control.  I needed to pull back, to say something sane, to re-establish mastery over myself.  I could not do this.  I could not take this risk.

‘Later tonight, I’d relive this moment in my lonely bed and wonder if I’d done the right thing.  But at least that would be familiar, would be something I knew how to cope with.

‘And yet the very thought felt like dying.

I surged forward, crossing the final, tiny gap and pressing my lips to his.’

The shadows of the labyrinth-library seemed suddenly deeper. I hurriedly gathered up my things and left the room. The interconnected chambers and oddly-angled halls were lit only by moonlight streaming from the irregular shafts set into the ceiling. My footsteps echoed strangely, almost as if someone followed behind me. I quickened my pace, which only made it worse.  By the time I reached the entrance to the library complex, my heart thumped hard enough to make me light-headed, and it was everything I could do not to break into a run. Glad beyond words to be quit of the place, I shut the door behind me, turned, and tripped over the body of the night watchman.’

‘A suffocating cloud of stench rolled out of the open trapdoor: wet fur, mildew, fish slime, and above all the putrescence of rotting flesh.  A swarm of horrors boiled out behind it, ever one of them howling like damned souls vomited up from the bowels of Tartarus itself’.

‘Outside, the snow piled up against the windows, but our bed was warm and safe.  Holding Griffin against me, I let myself slip away into sated sleep.’

Top Ten Sexiest Gay Film Kisses

  1. Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis (Heath Ledger) in gay film kisses01 brokeback mountain“Brokeback Mountain”, the classic film based on a short story by Annie Proulx. The relationship is heartbreaking but the kiss the lovers share when they are reunited after their time at Brokeback Mountain is incredibly sexy and passionate.
  2. Trevor Wright and Brad Lowe in “Shelter”. This is a gay film kisses02 Shelterwonderfully romantic gay film and the stars have amazing chemistry.
  3. Maurice (James Wilby) and Alec (Rupert Graves)’s first kiss in “Maurice”, the film based on the classic gay novel by E. M. Forster.gay film kisses03 Maurice
  4. The first kiss between Allan Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) in “Kill Your Darlings” (2013). This is a biographical film about gay film kisses04 Kill Your Darlings1940s American Beat movement writers featuring “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe.
  5. There are various kisses to choose from in “Torch Song Trilogy” but the forbidden kiss shared between Alan (Matthew Broderick) and Ed (Brian Kerwin) is incredibly sexy.gay film kisses05 torch song trilogy
  6. Dennis (Timothy Olyphant) and Kevin (Andrew Keegan) in “The Broken Hearts Club”. As the title suggests, none of the romantic relationships go smoothly in this film but the one gay film kisses06 the broken hearts clubbetween Dennis and Kevin, who is just coming out of the closet, is particularly poignant.
  7. X (Derek Magyar) and Andrew (Darryl Stephens) in “Boy Culture”. X is a prostitute who struggles to accept love and Andrew is one of his roommates in this sexy, intriguing film.
  8. Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline) and Peter Malloy gay film kisses07 in and out(Tom Selleck) in “In and Out”. It’s always great to see a gay kiss in a mainstream movie and this is a fun comedy.
  9. The wonderful kiss on the beach between Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) and Graham (Robert Carlyle) in “Priest” (1994). This is a controversial film, the gay feelings the priest has being only one element, but the relationship between the men has a raw, desperate quality.
  10. Aaron (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian (Wes Ramsey) in “Latter Days” (2003). Aaron is a Mormon gay film kisses08 latter daysmissionary who falls for his out-and-proud neighbour and goes through a lot of heartache to decide what he wants.  I love the way you see the characters grow into better people during the film.

M/M Book Review Blogs

I know a lot of people, including me, like to read reviews of books before deciding whether or not to buy them, so here’s a list of all the websites I know of that review gay m/m books.  A lot of them have book giveaways and author interviews too. I haven’t included Goodreads, as they review every genre rather than specifically m/m novels, but they have great reviews, interviews and groups to join as well. If you are aware of any that I’ve missed please let me know and I’ll add them to the list.


Coexistence Available Now

Coexistence_WebI’m feeling happy and nervous as my first novel is now for sale here (Amazon.com) and here (Amazon.co.uk) at Amazon.  I really hope readers will like it.  A massive thank you to the Pen & I writing group for feedback and advice, to Karen and Jenny for hours of proofreading, to Kanaxa for the beautiful book cover and to my friends and family for all the support.


Must-Read M/M Authors

Fantasy, Supernatural and Historical Genres

My favourite authors have interesting complex characters, fast-paced exciting plots, a detailed background world – particularly important in fantasy or supernatural novels – and a strong romance.  They write books that I re-read again and again.

Luck in the Shadows coverLynn Flewelling’s Nightrunner series is one of my all-time favourites.  Alec and Seregil are lovable characters who grow and change over the novels.  Their romance is slow-burn over the first couple of novels but that Continue reading “Must-Read M/M Authors”

Best M/M Supernatural Book Series

If there’s anything better than having a great book to lose yourself in, it’s having an entire series and the supernatural genre is one that I love.  Here’s a review of my favourites with the important combination of complex, likeable characters, a compelling romance, an interesting supernatural world and a strong plot.

13th hexJordan L Hawk has 3 wonderful paranormal series on the go at the moment with a fourth on the way.  The Whyborne and Griffin books begin with Widdershins which introduces the reader to the main characters.  Continue reading “Best M/M Supernatural Book Series”