Book Title: The Rising (Badlands #2)
Author: Morgan Brice

Publisher: Darkwind Press
Narrator: Kale Williams
Release Date: June 18, 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy, MM paranormal romance
Trope/s: Second chance, new established relationship, monster hunting, hurt/comfort
Themes: Learning to trust, growing into a relationship, partnership
Heat Rating: 4 flames
Length: 6 hours and 48 minutes

It can be read on its own, but it is part of the Badlands series

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Vic and Simon race to stop the murders against an unholy deadline, but as they battle rising tides and risen ghosts, can they save the intended victims without getting trapped themselves? 


A big storm is brewing, there’s a killer on the loose, and the ghosts of Myrtle Beach are restless. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his sexy cop boyfriend, homicide detective Vic D’Amato have their hands full helping the Grand Strand brace for rough surf, driving rain, and high winds as a winter storm roars toward shore. 

Everyone’s on edge, and rumors are rampant about sightings of Blackcoat Benny, a ghostly omen of danger, and worse, the Gallows Nine, the spirits of nine infamous criminals hanged back in the 1700s, a harbinger of disaster. Rough tides wash the wreck of an old pirate ship into shallow waters, high winds threaten to damage an old mansion with a dark past, and the citizens of the beach town hunker down to ride out the storm. 

As the skies grow dark and the sea turns wild, several men from prominent local families end up dead under suspicious circumstances. Simon’s premonition confirms Vic’s gut feeling—the killing is just getting started. As Simon tries to reach out to the spirits of the murdered men to help the investigation, he’s attacked by malicious ghosts that don’t want anyone getting in the way of their long-overdue vengeance. 

With the storm hammering the coast, and new victims piling up, Simon is certain that the sins and secrets of the past are coming due, and that the murders have a supernatural link. Vic and Simon race to stop the murders against an unholy deadline, but as they battle rising tides and risen ghosts, can they save the intended victims without getting trapped themselves? 

The Rising is the second novel in the Badlands series. It is a MM romance intended for readers 18 years of age and older. The story contains mentions of suicide (not the main characters).

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Books, Tattoos and Tea – Ebook Review, by KR Phoenix

🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5

What a ride! A psychic thrill with, love, humor and a few twists thrown in! A great read!

This was the first book of Morgan’s that I’ve read and I loved it! Really well written, easy to read, detailed and thrilling! I didn’t really feel at a loss not having read the first/other Bedlands novels but now that I’ve read this one I want to see how Simon and Vic got together and read all the other Bedlands Novels. I love the characters and the world Morgan has created!!

The first book’s story is alluded to (with an unfortunate spoiler) throughout this book, but without that, I may have been lost. This book focuses on Vic and Simon as a somewhat established couple, a cop and a psychic. There are murders, mayhem, visions, ghosts and witches, all interconnected to create a dynamic story with danger at every turn.

I enjoyed the ever-present love and unique connection between Simon and Vic and their banter was great and ‘fun times’ were hot! I liked the trust and family Morgan has portrayed with Simon and Vic and their made family/skeleton crew of Myrtle Beach. The secondary characters were great and I will be reading more about then in Morgan’s other works. All in all, a great world created, with dynamic and lovable characters! I look forward to seeing what else they uncover or tackle as a team in future stories. I look forward to more of Simon and Vic!! A great read!

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About the Author 

Morgan Brice is the romance pen name of bestselling author Gail Z. Martin. Morgan writes urban fantasy male/male paranormal romance, with plenty of action, adventure and supernatural thrills to go with the happily ever after. Gail writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy, and together with co-author hubby Larry N. Martin, steampunk and comedic horror, all of which have less romance, more explosions. Characters from her Gail books make frequent appearances in secondary roles in her Morgan books, and vice versa.

Other books include Witchbane, Burn, Dark Rivers, and Badlands, Lucky Town, and The Rising, plus Treasure Trail. Watch for more in these series, plus new series coming soon!

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