No one combines world building and page-turning action like Hailey Turner, but somehow A Crown of Iron and Silver still managed to exceed my every expectation! The machinations of gods, conniving fae, and corrupt shifters kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, and the development of Jono and Patrick’s relationship – loyalty, caring, and passion that sears the page – cemented this as one of my favorite reads of 2019. This series gets better with every book, and I can not recommend it highly enough!
–May Archer, author of The Way Home and Love in O’Leary series
A Crown of Iron & Silver by Hailey Turner
Series: Soulbound III
Release Date (Print & Ebook): September 10, 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): 107,043
Subgenre: LGBTQ Urban Fantasy
Never promise a life that isn’t yours to give.
New York City is decked out for the holidays, and Special Agent Patrick Collins is looking forward to a reunion with his old team when he gets assigned a new case. A human child is missing, and the changeling left in her place causes a prominent witch family to demand justice from the fae.
Meanwhile, continued harassment from the New York City god pack forces Jonothon de Vere to formally establish his own with Patrick. Doing so will mean a civil war within the werecreature community—a war they risk losing from the start without alliances. Making bargains with the fae is never wise, but Patrick and Jono have nothing to lose when a fae lord comes asking for their help.
The Summer Lady has been kidnapped from the Seelie Court, and if they can find her, Patrick and Jono will cement an alliance with the fae. But the clues to her disappearance are found in Tír na nÓg, and the Otherworld has never been kind to mortals.
Venturing past the veil, Patrick and Jono risk losing territory, time, and their very lives while searching for answers. Because the Queen of Air and Darkness knows they are coming—and the ruler of the Unseelie Court has an offer for them they can’t possibly refuse.
A Crown of Iron & Silver is a 107k word m/m urban fantasy with a gay romantic subplot and a HFN ending. It is a direct sequel to All Souls Near & Nigh. Reading the first book in the series would be helpful in enjoying this one.
More twists and turns as Jono and Patrick are forced to make their move to save a friends fiance and establish their pack and their power.
With more danger thanks to the local god pack, Jono’s life is threatened again and Pat and Jono’s bond is strengthens.
I felt this book was less tense than the previous two but helped solidify the series progress. Betrayal and hardship lie ahead but Pat and Jono are stronger together than they ever were apart. I cant wait for more of these two and am so ready for the next installment.
Fantastic narration too! Gary is a master at elevating Pat and Jono and adding fear to devastating dangers these characters face.
A great series and one of my favourite couples!!!
Teaser for Tour:
“Come on. Let’s go to bed.”
Patrick led him back into their bedroom, ignoring Jono’s huff of laughter when Patrick pushed him onto the bed. He shrugged out of his own jacket and stripped out of his sweater, tossing it aside. His dog tags were warm from body heat, even if he couldn’t feel where they rested on his scarred chest.
Jono watched Patrick undress the rest of the way, methodically getting rid of his weapons and clothes. He crawled onto the bed, pushing at Jono’s shoulders until he was lying down, with Patrick straddling his hips. Long fingers curled around his dog tags, tugging at the chain to pull him into a kiss that went from lazy to deep in the span of seconds.
Warm hands gripped Patrick’s hips, thumbs pressing against bone. Patrick bit down gently on Jono’s bottom lip before pulling away, dragging his mouth over the stubble along Jono’s jaw, to his throat.
“They drew first blood, and I don’t like that it was yours,” Patrick murmured against the skin stretched taut over Jono’s pulse.
He could feel it when Jono swallowed, and he tried his hardest to suck a bruise against Jono’s throat.
“Better mine than yours.”
Blog Tour Exclusive Q&A with Hailey Turner:
How do you do research for your books?
HT: A lot of reading! Especially for mythology. I have some books that I consult at home, sometimes I go to my local library, and I do a lot of online research.
Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be?
HT: Writing is not my full-time career, and I’m one of those writers who really loves her day job, so I’m in no rush to try to make it a full-time career. Balancing two jobs can be tricky though, and some days I wish I only wrote full time! But I have no plans to do so at this moment.
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
HT: I am on social media! I can mostly be found in my Facebook readers group, Hailey’s Hellions, where I post a lot of teasers and give updates on my books. I have an Instagram account where half the pictures are book-related and the rest are my cats. I love chatting with readers.
About Hailey Turner:
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. She’s been writing since she was a young child and enjoys reading almost as much as creating a new story. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.
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