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A Haunted Blender Tale

After leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious "Missouri" Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal's bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murderer's trial.

When Ambrose is unable to give witness to the evils he's seen, Ezra becomes their lone hope for putting Jennings in a noose. But if Ezra thinks that's his biggest problem, he's got plenty to learn about life - and the afterlife - in the spirited West.

Fortunately, Ambrose is there to assist, and more than happy to oblige Ezra - in the courtroom or the bedroom. He spent his life bringing justice to the Wild West, and if he has a say in it, that's how he'll be spending his death too.

©2014 Abigail Roux (P)2017 Riptide Publishing

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Old West ghost story with a sweet eternal m/m love

This is a pretty cool short story that kind of has everything but the kitchen sink thrown in.
Its the story of an old west lawman, Ambrose, who is after a really evil old west serial killer. The other man is Ezra who is a pinkerton man who comes to San Francisco to testify against the evil "Boone Jennings" who has murdered his way from coast to coast and is finally on trial in SF. Unfortunately the heroic Ambrose lost his life bringing the evil guy to justice. It never really explains the why or how of the ghost aspect, why Ezra is able to see Ambrose from the beginning. But as the story evolves the 2 men find 2 particular things in common, their blossoming feelings for each other, and their mutual goal of putting the horrible Jennings out of commission for good. Whether that task is in this life or the next.
The fun twist in the story is the appearance of the Sidewinders from Roux's Sidewinder series sans Ty (sad face). But it was awesome to see the boys again, even if just for a quick visit. I do love and recommend all of Abigail Roux's books, the Sidewinder and especially the Cut & Run series. Sadly she hasn't published anything new in several years now.
Nick J Russo was a terrific narrator, and brought the stories to life beautifully.

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Western ghost story.

This was a good listen. Great narration. wich is one of my requirements to picking a audio.
The storie was very entertaining and we'll written.
If you are familiar with the author, you going to enjoy it very much

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Nice Touch

The narration was impeccable for the characters. Nice touch with the tie in at the end.

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  • 11-09-17

Spine Chilling

Oh, Man was this book good. Not what I had expected at all. The story is spine-chilling yet with a touch of romance tossed in to lighten it just enough.
Nick J Russo is always a good narrator. His voice is smooth and easy to listen to and he gives each character enough distinction you can easily tell who is speaking. I will admit I expected a little more eeriness in his narration but all in all the story and narration was great!
I cannot wait for another one of these twisted tales.

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  • MARIETTA, GA, US
  • 10-22-17

Great story

Really enjoyed this story, entertaining and hot! Nick J Russo did a fantastic job as always narrating. Loved how he brought the characters to life. Highly recommend it.

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Old West Historical Paranormal Romance Entertained

I've come to the conclusion that I would likely read or listen to any books by this author. The Bone Orchard was the last of the author's books that I hadn't encountered and I was supremely excited to receive the audio version because its a blend of historical western, romance, paranormal, and modern. And, bonus, there is a fun crossover element with the Sidewinder characters. I'll let fans discover this fun little gem for themselves.

So, The Bone Orchard, was a novella-length piece that begins with a shootout between serial killing outlaw 'Missouri' Boone Jennings and US Marshal, Ambrose Shaw, in a saloon- quintessential western, right? But then it gets interesting when eastern Pinkerton agent, Ezra Johns arrives to give testimony that will see Jennings hang. Ezra soon discovers the man with the dangerous silver eyes who has been sharing his hotel room is none other than Ambrose Shaw.

Though this one shows a vengeful criminal that has to be stopped at all costs, the story has a lighter quality to it as well. The new partnership of Ambrose and Ezra was engaging as all this author's pairings are. There is a balance between opposites, respects for diverse skill sets, and smoldering passion. There is a sweet and tender quality even as the romance was fast and passionate.

The paranormal aspect of the story was a fun extra layer that adds complications to the action plot as well as the romance. This allows for the quirk where this can cross from historical to modern. I don't want to spoil it for others to discover what it is or how it works.

As I noted above, I enjoyed this story in audio format. What fun! I got to hear a favorite narrator, Nick Russo, demonstrate some flexibility by tackling the sounds of The Old West in his voice. Humor, grit, and engaging storytelling delighted my ears from start to finish.

All in all, this shorter piece did a great job of entertaining me with a genre blend, characters, and plot that had me wishing I could spend more time in Ambrose and Ezra's world or see them on other adventures together (even if this means altering some of this story to fit it all in, haha). This is for those who are looking for a quick and light, but entertaining m/m Western Paranormal Romance.