Title: Whispers of Old Winds (2nd Edition)
Author: George Seaton
Genre: Mythology, Paranormal
Length: Novel (286 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (December 16, 2012)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Sheriff Sam Daly, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and his husband, Michael Bellomo, have made a life for themselves in sparsely populated Pine County in the Colorado mountains. Sam oversees the small sheriff’s department, and Michael sells his paintings and tourist items out of his shop, Needful Things. From the beginning, Sam has known Michael possessed gifts: the ability to see and hear things Sam cannot.
When a report of a body in a massive snow-filled depression up a mountainside sends Sam and his deputy, Digger, to investigate, Sam struggles to reconcile the existence of skinwalkers in Pine County with the world he’s familiar with. Michael, though, deals with this reality through his art, and through the mysticism he’s been gifted. Sam’s effort to discover what is happening causes him to examine his life with Michael from the time they first met. The inevitable conclusion might be that he’ll never understand the mysteries of the mountains, but for the sake of Michael and their love, he’ll have to embrace them.
1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2015. (2nd Edition has additional 240 pages.)
Review: When I first saw this I though spooky because let’s face it the cover is. However once you start reading it, well the cover was right on. Now normally as a reviewer I don’t really pay a lot of attention to that many covers unless there is just something there that grabs me. So when that happens I know which way the book is going to go for me. Now I have had the pleasure to read a few books by this author and let’s just say, they have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
From the moment I started reading this book my attention was caught. Now normally I take my time reading such a long story and usually lose my attention after a point. However this one just wouldn’t let me go. I have heard many stories of skin walkers, an old Indian legend, mostly bad but a few were good. However like I said most of them represented evil. In the shape of an owl, it represents, but there is a part of him that is special. He notices something special about his man.
Michael has the abilities to see and hear things no one else can. It is seen in his art and it will have Sam trying to deal with it. Then when a skinwalker is found dead, it leads them on a ride that neither will forget.
I think that this is one of the best stories I have come across in a long time. It is focused more on what is going on than on just sex. It has a real world tone to it even though it is a paranormal story. Although, sometimes I wonder if our stories are not true in a sense. I really enjoyed this and look forward to more by this amazing author. This is one story I would definitely recommend. I hope that this author turns this into a series with these two finding more stuff to get into.