Book Reviews

Spirits of Abaddon (Box Set) by Mychael Black at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Mixed Time Periods/Genres / Vampires / Magic / Wizards & Witches / Interspecies / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Alex on 14-May-2021

Book Blurb

There's no denying the attraction between Jesse and Gabriel, but Jesse doesn't like vampires, and he purposely avoids Gabriel whenever he can. When Jesse witnesses a murder, he finds himself on the run, and his only choice is to turn to the one man he's been trying to ignore.

Jesse and Gabriel have their work cut out for them the moment they step foot into Gabriel's home world of Abaddon. With the elemental ice mage Lazarus they uncover the unthinkable: a plot to overthrow the throne of Abaddon itself.

Gabriel has a secret weapon in the coming war: Jesse. As a vampire/elemental crossbreed, Jesse possesses powers surpassing those of both his lovers. There's little time for him to come into his full abilities, however, and it's going to take a miracle if he and his lovers are to survive.

Publisher's Note: Spirits of Abaddon (Box Set) contains the previously published novellas Bad Blood, Sanctified, Darkness in Paradise, Twilight of the Gods.


First edition published by Changeling Press, July 2015.


Book Review

Take a walk on the wild side with this quartet of stories featuring a vampire-demon, an elemental mage, and a mostly-human triad of lovers who find themselves embroiled in a fierce war in the depths of Abaddon, one of the many kingdoms of the underworld. The four tales are sequential and move along at a good clip. Battle action meets sex action in this creative story of just what goes on in the nightmarish realms of Hell.

First off, there is an amazing number of scorching hot, demon/vamp-human/vamp-elemental mage/vamp-human smex scenes in this book. Also, those looking for a glimpse into the fiery netherworld with its horned, bat-winged, red-eyed, multiple-colored occupants will not be disappointed. But blood, gore, sex and screams aside, there is a love story here.
Human Jesse shies from his feelings for vampire Gabriel, but soon overcomes his dislike of vampires when he witnesses a demon shredding a woman near his apartment. Scared for his life, Jesse runs to Gabriel and the pair hook up while figuring out how to save Jesse.

Gabriel has always had a thing for Jesse and welcomes the opportunity to protect Jesse, but Gabriel has a secret. Will Jesse run from Gabriel when he sees Gabriel’s true form? And will Gabriel be welcome in the underworld; he has been exiled to Earth after all.

Gabriel’s one time lover, the elemental mage Lazarus appears to be in liege with the human-shredding demon, and Jesse and Gabriel travel to Abaddon to confront him…and his magic. Once there all—excuse the pun—hell breaks lose when multiple threats and major chemistry have Jesse, Gabriel, and Lazarus forging an alliance in bed and battle, to wage the war of all wars against a powerful foe who is determined to take the throne of Ba’al and rule all of Abaddon.

Imaginative, action-packed, and sexy in a very yaoi way, anyone looking to leave the earthly realms and descend to the fiery depths of hell for some primal, bestial love, sex, and war between demons, archdemons, elementals, and other, will enjoy this rocking, rolling, sizzling hot read.  Thank you, Mychael Black, for this tantalizing and resourceful boxset.

“Bam, Pow, Wow…and that’s just the sex!”





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Collection/4 novellas, 153 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-May-2021
Price $4.99 ebook, $10.95 paperback
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