Reviewed by Caroline
TITLE: Elemental Hope
SERIES: Warlocks Book 2
AUTHOR: LM Somerton
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 165 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2017
A warlock’s blood gives him life. It can also bring his death.
It’s no wonder Evrain Brookes, newly fledged warlock, is feeling the strain. A coven of power-hungry witches is after his blood. Literally. A psychotic warlock wants him dead. His godfather’s training regime is about as much fun as chewing on nettles and an overweight, scarily perceptive cat has moved into his house.
His boyfriend Dominic yearns for a normal life, or at least a safer one. He accepts his role both as Evrain’s submissive partner and as the conduit through which he channels his gift—but he’s afraid for his lover, and the lengths Evrain’s enemies might go to in order to fulfill their lust for power.
When Evrain falls victim to a plot between the Octis Coven and malevolent warlock Symeon Malus, it’s up to Dominic to rescue him. With the help of the two other North American warlocks, Shadow the cat and an old enemy, Dominic takes steps to get his lover back. There’s a high price to pay and no guarantee that the risks he must take will work out but Evrain is worth going through hell for, even if it costs Dominic his life.
Publisher’s Note: This book is best read in sequence, as part of a series.
REVIEW: Elemental Hope is book 2 in the Warlocks series and I can’t stress enough that you need to read Elemental Love, book 1, first for it to make any sense as this is a continuation of Dominic and Evrain’s story and picks up almost immediately where the first book finished. Evrain and Dominic are really likeable characters and this author always brings a bit more to her stories. The world building and much of the circumstance was all laid down in the first book and something this author excels at in my opinion is filling her stories with great secondary characters who really bring something special to the page.
As Evrain tries to settle into his new role as an all-powerful Warlock nothing is easy and everything that can go wrong seems to do so. His training with his godfather is difficult and stressful, his power appears to rarely be controlled, and the fact that most of the time using his power hurts his lover, physically, is causing him the biggest problem of all. Add all of this to the fact that a bunch of strange women seem to be stalking him and Dominic and you have a pretty big recipe for a disaster. Oh, and let’s not forget that Symeon Malus, a Warlock that has had a psychotic break of some sort, is also out to get Evrain and his powers – life is never dull but dull is what Dominic years and dreams of.
Symeon gets together with the stalkers who are a pretty powerful bunch of witches led by the top crazy witch who is power hungry and determined to take over the world and together they set out to steal Evrains blood. Dominic really comes into his own in this story as the new adventure means he has to rescue and save the most important thing in his life.
This was a perfect sequel and it was great to spend time with Evrain, Dominic and the crew once again. One last thing – watch out for that cat!