Not Dead Yet by Jenn Burke
Dying isn’t what it used to be.
Series: Not Dead Yet (book 1)
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: February 4, 2019 (ebook only)
Length: Novel / 91,000 words / 300 pages
Pairing / Genre(s) / Keyword(s): M/M Paranormal Mystery Romance
Warnings: Depression, talke of suicide, murders, paranormal violence
“Not Dead Yet is a quirky, noirish paranormal roller-coaster with memorable characters, steamy sexual tension, and an urban fantasy universe that’s a pure delight. I can’t wait for the next book—I am completely hooked!”—Amy Lane, RITA finalist for the Bells of Times Square and Rainbow Award Winner for Beneath the Stain
“Such fun! A snarky sort-of-ghost, his sexy ex-boyfriend who’s gone through some significant changes, some loyal sidekicks, and a dastardly scheme. There’s a rapidly moving plot with plenty of suspense and hefty sprinklings of magic and romance. I’m a little bit in love with Wes and Hudson, and I’m looking forward to more.”—Bestselling author Kim Fielding
Dying isn’t what it used to be.
Wes Cooper was dead. Then he wasn’t—though he’s not exactly alive, either. As an immortal not-ghost, he can transition between this world and the otherplane, which makes him the perfect thief for hire. For seventy years he’s made a “living” returning items to their rightful owners, seeing his fair share of the bizarre in the process. But he’s never witnessed murder. Until now.
His latest mission brings him more than he bargained for: a very-dead actor who is definitely going to stay that way. It’s just Wes’s luck that his ex-boyfriend, Detective Hudson Rojas, is assigned to the case. Hudson broke Wes’s heart years ago—and could again, given he’s rocking a hot silver-fox look that shouldn’t be legal.
As they work together to track down the murderer before anyone else gets hurt, it becomes clear Wes and Hudson have unfinished business. And when a secret Hudson’s been keeping threatens more than just their happiness, it might mean the end of their not-life together—permanently.
When I woke up, I knew exactly where I was and exactly whose arms were around me. I’d gotten up a couple of times to use the bathroom, because I had the bladder of an elderly man even if the rest of me looked like a college student. Each time I crawled back into bed, enjoying the heat Hudson emitted—enough to keep me warm but not enough to make me overheat—he pulled me close and held me tight.
So waking up with my face mashed into his chest and our legs intertwined was not a surprise. The fact that I was rubbing my morning wood against his thigh? That was a little more shocking.
But damn, it felt good.
Okay, no. I had to stop. He was still asleep, and rubbing one out using his incredibly hard and muscular thigh with the perfect amount of rough texture—no. Bad Wes. Consent. Gotta have it. I forced myself to stop and pull away—
Only to have Hudson’s hand clap my butt and haul me back to where I’d been, my erection drilling into his leg.
He grunted and pressed on my ass to get me humping again.
I was only so strong.
Meet the Author
Jenn Burke has loved out-of-this-world romance since she first read about heroes and heroines kicking butt and falling in love as a preteen. Now that she’s an author, she couldn’t be happier to bring adventure, romance, and sexy times to her readers.
Jenn is the author of a number of paranormal and science fiction romance titles, including the critically acclaimed Chaos Station science fiction romance series (authored with Kelly Jensen) from Carina Press.
She’s been called a pocket-sized and puntastic Canadian on social media, and she’ll happily own that label. Jenn lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and two kids, plus two dogs named after video game characters…because her geekiness knows no bounds.