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The Necromancer's Dilemma Audiobook

The Necromancer's Dilemma: The Beacon Hill Sorcerer, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Even love can die without trust.

Angel's brother, Isaac, has returned home, and the pair begins to make slow and awkward attempts back to each other. Learning how to be a brother to a grown man instead of a parental figure has Angel adjusting his behaviors and habits, and Isaac still remains a mystery. Was it merely entering adulthood that turned Isaac away from an overprotective Angel, or does Isaac carry a secret that will keep them from finally being a real family?

Daniel Macavoy, Angel's new apprentice, is torn between his bond with Angel and the grasping machinations of his father. Dealing with a traumatized apprentice with dangerous holes in his magical education, saving Daniel may be harder than Angel first thought - especially since the biggest problem is not revenge, but guilt.

The one shining beacon in his life is Simeon, Elder vampire of Boston's only Bloodclan. Four hundred years old and sexy as sin, Simeon is warrior and sage, patient and cunning. The strength Angel draws from Simeon's devotion and the newborn mate-bond between them is steadfast and true - and the fount of death magic that animates the undead lord places Angel in the midst of a power struggle for control over himself, his lover, and his family.

Through it all, Angel is beleaguered by the unwanted attention of a troll-hybrid, the adventures of a dragon in the city, and a serial killer has decided to hunt the back alleys and midnight streets of Boston.

Contains male/male sexual content. Violence, gore, sex, vampires. A cute dragon and some snark. Okay, lots of snark.

©2017 Sheena Jolee Himes (P)2017 Sheena Jolee Himes

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    I. Fenton 18/08/2017
    I. Fenton 18/08/2017 Member Since 2017

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    "Already wanting book 3"

    I loved this book. The author wrote a wonderful, interesting story and the narrator brought it to life with passion that was felt with every word - there's a reason he is one of my favourite narrators. I really hate having to wait for book 3 (at least I hope there will be a book 3) but, until then, I shall search out more SJ Himes or Joel Leslie stuff..

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    Amazon Customer 10/08/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "SJ Himes does it again"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely, SJ Himes is an automatic buy for me and this book does not disappoint. The characters are wonderful, the story engaging and the romance make your toes curl.


    What other book might you compare The Necromancer's Dilemma to, and why?

    The Necromancer's Dance (book 1)


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    It is impossible to just choose one, must have the whole book!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely. Once you start you won't be able to stop


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    Mary 09/08/2017
    Mary 09/08/2017
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    "Brilliant Sequel"

    What can I say to do justice to this story. I loved book and this sequel was just as great. Angel and Simeon are now in a relationship, Isaac (Angel’s brother) is living with them along with Daniel Angel’s apprentice. A lot is captured in this book. The bond between Angel and Simeon becomes clearer and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Daniel’s father comes back into the story as a side thread to the main mystery of the murders and catching the serial killer. So much to keep me entertained and left me wanting more. There is a cliffhanger at the end and I really want to know what happens next. My favourite character is Angel’s dragon familiar Eroch. It is brilliant the way he is sentient and is at war with the pigeons.

    Joel Leslie's narration is superb. Beautiful deep Irish tone for Simeon and the non nonsense Boston accent for Angel is wonderful. When Joel narrates I can close my eyes and be transported into the story. While the main characters are outstanding it's the attention given to the side characters that makes Joel such an awesome narrator.

    I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie Thorogood 06/08/2017 Member Since 2017

    I'm disabled this is why I read and listen to so many books,

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    "Fantastic Story beautifully written"
    Where does The Necromancer's Dilemma rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love this series, Hope there are more. It is in my top 5 books that I have listened too, outstanding.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Far to many to list, Angel Simeon, I love Milly's character, every character was written so very good. Poor Daniel's I felt for him very much. Milly's sass. I could go on, S J Himmes, has an awesome talent. I also like how Angel and Isaac learning how to be better brothers, watching Angel grow in his character.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I really enjoyed listening to Angel and Simeon how they both work so very well together. This book ticks all my boxes supernatural being, Spells magic, Vampers everything.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I wish I could have done, I read book one in one sitting, this in two.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope there will be more as I loved this series, Leslie Joel's really get into his characters he is betraying. I cannot praise these books enough.

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  • Belen
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    05/08/17
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    "4.5 Stars"
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    I really enjoyed The Necromancer’s Dance and I have been impatiently waiting for the audio for The Necromancer’s Dilemma to be released.

    SJ Himes’ world building is a combination of paranormal romance and urban fantasy that is really compelling. Combined with Joel Leslie’s character voices and emotional performance of the material and I am in listening heaven.

    Told again from Angel’s POV The Necromancer’s Dilemma is full of action, sexy steaminess, engaging characters, and an engrossing storyline.

    Joel Leslie’s narration is absolutely wonderful, captivating the listener with multiple character accents, including a typical Boston and lilting Irish, the pacing and tempo of the story is great, and the overall experience was highly enjoyable.

    My only complaint about the story was the very end. There is a conversation between Angel and his brother, Isaac, that ends on what I think of as an emotional cliffhanger when Isaac admits something and the story abruptly cuts off before we get Angel’s reaction. I was honestly baffled and upset by it as it seemed, to me, to be a completely unnecessary way to end the story.

    Nevertheless, overall I thoroughly enjoyed the story and audio performance as a whole and can easily recommend it. I’ll definitely be listening to it again!

    I’m looking forward to seeing where the series goes next.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mari Cardenas
    04/08/17
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    "You so don't want to miss this one!"

    This story just keeps getting better and better with each installment! The Necromancer's Dilemma is book 2 in The Beacon Hill Sorcerer series and needs to be read/listen to in order and truly, you don't want to miss book 1, it's just amazing!

    Angel, Simeon and the crew (Isaac, Daniel, Millie and Eroch, the most adorable dragon familiar) are back and they're better than ever. The story was interesting, funny and engaging, perfectly paced and intriguing and the writing was top-notch. SJ Himes has done a fabulous job creating a world that feels relatable, only with supernatural beings. I just can't get enough of it.

    Joel Leslie is nothing less than perfect as Angel and he does an outstanding job with the other voices as well. This might very well be my favorite narration of his. He elevated SJ Himes already awesome writing and made it into a fantastic audiobook that I know I'll be listening to more than once!

    Highly recommendable!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    02/08/17
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    "Wonderful story and narration"

    Another great story from SJ Himes. I love the world she has created I'm this series and can not wait for the next installment. Joel Leslie narrates well and really brings the characters alive.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Raina
    30/07/17
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    "Knocked it out of the park!"
    Would you listen to The Necromancer's Dilemma again? Why?

    Yes! I loved Angel's and Simeon's continuing story. Plus, this time we got deeper insight into Daniel's and Isaac's characters. Break my heart. What I love about this series is that even thought obstacles and dilemmas abound, it's not depressing. The characters have issues that cause anger and frustration among them, but there's still an air of "we will overcome" that makes the book so hard to put down.There was substantial growth with all of the characters that left me wanting more. I would love to see Daniel and Isaac get their own HEA. (Hint-hint) Eroch's antics were adorable. I was glad to see Angel and Isaac on better speaking terms and I'm hoping with the air cleared they can move forward. I was also glad to see that Angel's angry flares of temper were gradually being tempered. He acted with wisdom when Baptiste charmed Isaac. I totally expected him to do something else but was very pleased with the outcome. This is an awesome story all around and an excellent addition to the series. I can't wait for more.


    What does Joel Leslie bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I also enjoy the narrator. He did an awesome job giving each of the characters an emotional depth. Angel's sarcasm to snarling anger and Simeon's predatory hisses were so yummy well done. Just by voice alone, I knew who was speaking and never confused the characters. I love listening to him narrate.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Karla E Wiersma
    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, US
    28/07/17
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    "The first book was great, the sequel even better!"

    The Necromancer's Dance was an awesome book and Joel Leslie's narration really made the story come to life. The Necromancer's Dilemma was even better. Loved seeing the relationship between Simeon and Angel progress and learning more about Daniel, Isaac and Milly. Lots of drama but also a good dose of humor. The fae "porn" and the pigeon wars were hilarious. Joel Leslie's narration made an already great tale even better.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • SassiKassi
    Olympia, WA, United States
    27/07/17
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    "Arrrgh!"

    How could you leave it like that? Book 3 better be available soon!
    Simeon and Angel are just as wonderful as they were in the first book. The story is just so great. I couldn't stop listening.
    Joel Leslie delivers another stellar performance. Between the story's vivid descriptions and his voice, I am transfixed and can see each scene in my mink, just as if I was there.

    Don't' start this book if it's almost bedtime. Not because it's too scary, but because you just won't be able to stop listening before the end. I stayed up until 4 am listening to this. I know this series will be one I listen to over and over.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Des Plaines, IL, United States
    26/07/17
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    "A wonderful sequel"

    Even after two books, I'm utterly hooked on this series. In this book, Angel and Simeon chase after a serial killer who is hunting supernaturals and humans. The usual cast of characters is around: a remorseful Isaac, broken Daniel, charming Babtiste, adorable Eroch, and the unflappable Millie.

    We learn more about the bond between Angel and Simeon, and that Isaac has a secret that's been eating him alive. There is also Daniel's farher to deal with, as well as a creepy doctor who's obsessed with Angel.

    The narration by Joel Leslie is wonderful. He does a great job with the various characters and their respective accents.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dee Slate
    26/07/17
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    "Book 2 rocks!"

    I love this book! It is nice to see Simeon and Angel's bond get stronger, happy to see that Angel is still his snarky self, even though he's completely in love with Simeon. Simeon remains swoon-worthy, as does Joel Leslie's performance!
    Honestly, Joel is one of the very best performers out there. I am a faithful fan and I can honestly say that he never sounds the same for each and every character in all the narrations I've listened to. It's amazing - when he takes on a role, it is unique to the book and the character.
    He did a great job making this excellent book amazing. I wish I could take him home and have him read to me always :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie VO
    Orlando,Fl USA
    25/07/17
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    "Love love love!"

    You know when I read and listen to the first book I thought that was amazing. However I was wrong. This is so far my favorite book in this series and listening to Joel Leslie narrating this book has to the best thing ever! I don't think I could fall more in love with Angel and Simeon but I was so wrong. Joel just brings these characters to life that I didn't know I would love even more then I already do. I can't wait to see what happen next and then I can't wait for Joel's voice to bring the world to life again.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Aislinn Wolfsong
    Clermont, FL. United States
    24/07/17
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    "Absolutely loved it"

    I have to confess I am a big fan of both SJ Homes and Joel Leslie so putting them both together is a recipe for success in my book.
    The Necromancer's Delimma is a perfect example. The story is engaging, the characters are awesome and the action is steamy! Add in Joel's ability to bring each and every character to life and really bring the reader into the story and it shines.
    The one thing I should note here is that this is most definitely NOT a standalone work. It is the second of a series and really needs to be read in order. Don't let that put you off! Grab the first one at the same time and enjoy them both. Trust me you won't regret it.
    This is an awesome series performed by an awesome narrator and I am dieing to get my hands on the third book already.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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