Book Review: Beneath the Opal Arc by Lee Colgin

Reviewed: May 3rd, 2021
Release Date: November 12th, 2020

M/M Paranormal Fantasy

​As the battle rages around him, Laurence stops to witness a witch casting a powerful magical arc. Werewolves race past, running for cover, but Laurence can’t tear his gaze from the vulnerable spellcaster.

When Remy is injured, he doesn’t expect a vampire to come to his rescue. What is he to Laurence if not dinner? But Laurence carries him to safety, ensures he gets treatment, and protects him from a pack of angry werewolves.

No one knows how long the magical arc will only hold. Frightened by what might happen when it falls, Remy needs to escape the frontlines and find a safe haven before his own people hunt him down for treason. 

As sparks fly between the unlikely pair, can they find solace in love, or will the supernatural war claim two more victims?

Helen’s thoughts:

This was an enjoyable, easy read. Both Laurence and Remy are lovable characters that you can relate with straight away, even if they are a vampire and a male witch. Remy is vulnerable and innocent. Laurence experienced and world weary. Laurence feels a need to protect Remy from himself and the world. With enemies all around, keeping Remy safe proves to be a challenge that peaks the vampire’s interest.

Exhausted by the incredible magic Remy has performed, he reaches out to his unexpected rescuer for strength, and finds more than he expected. Just drawing on his energy soon becomes not enough for Remy.

Although Laurence tries to protect Remy’s virtue as well as his life, you know that is not going to happen and at some point, in the dingy crypts Laurence keeps finding for them to hide in, you know his resolution is going to fail. You want it to, as Laurence is a really nice character and you want him to find a worthwhile relationship and a companion.

As Laurence’s maker turns up, and threatens to disrupt both Laurence and Remy’s life, it becomes a lot more interesting as they try to navigate the paranormal politics of their world.

An enjoyable adventure, with well drawn characters and a touch of M/M romance. What’s not to enjoy? I see there is a second book out as well, even better!

About the Author:

Lee Colgin has loved vampires since she read Dracula on a hot, sunny beach at 13 years old. She lives in North Carolina with lots of dogs and her husband. No, he’s not a vampire, but she loves him anyway. Lee likes to workout so she can eat the maximum amount of cookies with her pizza. Ask her how much she can bench press. 

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