Poison Tongue

Nash Summers
Poison Tongue
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Dreamspinner Press
Release Date
August 2016
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Levi Bell can see a person's soul just by looking into their eyes. In Monroe Poirier's eyes, he sees the devil himself.

When Monroe moves back to the small Southern town of Malcome, Levi is repelled by the darkness of the stranger's soul. But Levi is cursed to love things dark and wicked, and he's seduced each time he looks into Monroe's eyes—and drawn to the swamp behind the old Poirier house.

As strange occurrences begin to happen when shadows and visions visit him in the night, Levi sees a flicker of something good in Monroe's soul. But the need to submerge himself in the swamp's murky waters grows stronger as Levi's desire for Monroe becomes unbearable.

In his struggles to help Monroe save his soul, Levi will have to decide if it's worth losing his own.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Aug 08, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
189 people found the following review helpful
POISON TONGUE was an incredible book, a perfect combination of darkness and love. It was hard not to feel attracted by the mystery, which remain as a constant all through the book.

Levi has the ability of seeing a person's soul by looking into their eyes. He's always been attracted by the darkest things. But when Monroe moves back to town, Levi experiences a darkness as he had never before. He believes there's still some good inside Monroe's soul and is trying to save him. But as the most wicked and strangest things begin to happen, Levi has to make a decision between saving himself and his loved ones or try to save whatever good remains in Monroe.

There was not one thing I didn't like about this book. It got me right from the start, i.e. the very appropriate cover art that shows perfectly the feeling of the book. It was absolutely amazing. It had a slow pace that was a good fit for the mysterious and, sometimes, romantic feeling the book had. It also had some very exciting and scary moments. The writing was marvelous. The author has such ability to create something extremely beautiful out of something dark and wicked.

Levi was stunning; he was a delightful character to read about. The attraction for the darkness and the struggle to keep himself away from it was very interesting. The story is told from his point of view. That gives the reader a little more insight on the way he thinks and it helps to get a better connection with his feelings.

Monroe is a fantastic character; he was the one I liked the most. From his first appearance, it's easy to feel the darkness around him and how attractive it becomes to Levi. The fact that the book is told from Levi's point of view makes a great job keeping a sense of mystery about him.

The relationship between them was unexpectedly sweet. It developed nicely and it was so easy to understand the feelings they had for each other and the struggles they had to deal with.

The secondary characters were a nice element of the book. I don't think there was one character in the book that didn't have an interesting story to tell. It was gratifying to see so much effort in characters that sometimes were there only for a scene. It was beautiful.

I just couldn't get enough of this book. It was absolutely brilliant and I think any reader who likes paranormal stories would truly enjoy this one. However, I don't think that would be the only group of reader that might like it. I would recommend it to any reader who like to read about very well written, conflicted characters.
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