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  • Title: The Curse Servant
  • Author: J.P. Sloan
  • ISBN: 9781620078235
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Paperback

  • The one person standing between Hell and an innocent girl is a man without a soul.A regular life isn t in the cards for Dorian Lake, but with his charm crafting business invigorated, and the prospect of a serious relationship within his grasp, life is closer to normal than Dorian could ever expect In the heat of the Balti mayoral campaign, Dorian has managed to balaThe one person standing between Hell and an innocent girl is a man without a soul.A regular life isn t in the cards for Dorian Lake, but with his charm crafting business invigorated, and the prospect of a serious relationship within his grasp, life is closer to normal than Dorian could ever expect In the heat of the Balti mayoral campaign, Dorian has managed to balance his arrangements with Deputy Mayor Julian Bright with his search to find his lost soul Dorian soon learns of a Netherworker, the head of a dangerous West Coast cabal, who might be able to find and return his soul The price Just one curse.Sounds easy but nothing ever is for Dorian A dark presence arrives in the city, hell bent on finding Dorian s soul first Innocents are caught in the crossfire, and Dorian finds it harder to keep his commitments to Bright When the fight gets personal, and the entity hits too close to home, Dorian must rely on those he trusts the least to save the ones he loves As he tests the limits of his hermetic skills to defeat this new enemy, will Dorian lose his one chance to avoid damnation
    J.P. Sloan
    J.P Sloan is a speculative fiction author primarily of urban fantasy, horror and several shades between His writing explores the strangeness in that which is familiar, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, or only hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed.A Louisiana native, Sloan relocated to the vineyards and cow pastures of Central Maryland after Hurricane Katrina, where he lives with his wife and son During the day he commutes to the city of Balti, a setting which inspires much of his writing.In his spare time, Sloan enjoys wine making and homebrewing, and is a certified beer judge.


    The Curse Servant by J. P. Sloan is a 2015 Curiosity Quills publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Last week I finished The Curse Merchant, the first book in this series and admitted I would like to see where the series went and touch base with Dorian somewhere down the road. Well, it was my good fortune to have been invited to participate in the VBT for this second book. So, I was able to touch base with Dorian much sooner than I had anticipated. AWESO [...]

    Read all my reviews on urlphantomhiveoklikes I recently read and reviewed the first book in this series as well; you can find it here. Today, I'm part of the blog tour promoting the second book, The Curse Servant.I'll try to keep the spoilers down as much as possible, however there may be some minor spoilers for the first book.A few months have passed since the first book, and as I'd only read The Curse Merchant very recently everything was still clear from the beginning. Dorian's life seems to [...]

    Matthew Cox
    Sloan takes the reader deeper into a urban fantasy that feels fully three-dimensional. The fantastic elements all stand firm on an underpinning of background that allow easy suspension of disbelief. He portrays the magic, demons, mysticism, rituals, cliques and cabals in as 'realistic' a way as one could. Not being much of a scholar of the occult myself, I can't say if he's crafted a thoroughly believable fantasy or done an enormous amount of research into actual spiritualism, but whatever it is [...]

    "Instead of the usual political organ-grinders at the campaign headquarters, I found a soccer mom duct taped to a chair, foaming at the mouth."The events of Curse Merchant may have landed Dorian Lake with a steady job providing hexes and charms for a mayoral campaign, but they also left him too distracted to actually get his work done. Battles over political slogans and housing zones pale a little in light of Dorian’s hunt for a way to restore a stolen soul. However, when Julian summons Dorian [...]

    I was lucky enough to pick up The Curse Servant through Netgalley just after I finished The Curse Merchant, which I found was a very entertaining book with some great dark humor. My review of the first book can be found here.The sequel picks up approximately a couple of months after the previous book ended, or so it seems. Dorian has picked up his pieces and is finally getting into the groove of his new life. He is of course still in the middle of seeking a way to retrieve his lost soul too.~ "A [...]

    Dorian Lake's charm-crafting business has been invigorated and financially he's better off than before. Unfortunately, his soul is still floating around somewhere in the Netherworld, and the Dark Choir is looking for it. It is essential that he gets his hands on it before it's caught and devoured by these forces. Until then, a regular life isn't in the cards for Dorian.When his best friend's daughter, Elle, is caught in the crossfire, he's suddenly all that stands between Hell and the girl's ete [...]

    Inexplicably charming a-hole Dorian Lake returns. His last misadventure landed him in some pretty hot water, and in typical Dorian-ish fashion, now all his efforts to fix things only make them worse, an apparently endless tangle of complications and badness.Part of the fun of these books is watching Dorian flail as he tries to do the right thing, decides to do the wrong thing, and somehow eventually lucks into doing even better than he could have planned. Additional props to the unique magic sys [...]

    Jeannie Zelos
          The Curse Servant, J.P. SloanReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Well, I loved the first book, so was pleased to see Dorian’s world once again. I’m one of those people who don’t find it hard to believe in the possibility of the paranormal, so I can relate to this world easily. Maybe I’m open minded, or maybe I’m just gullible. but to me J P Sloan’s world is  just like the one we live in, except with an extra, mostly hidden, dimension. Throu [...]

    Casia Courtier
    I think I should start this review with a little confession: I don't read out of chronological order. However, that doesn't mean that I do end up doing that. Which is what happened with this book. The Curse Servant is actually the second book in a series featuring Dorian Lake, a hermetic charm and hex expert.Phew! Now that it's out of my system, I'm happy to say that I wasn't the least bit confused! That's right, you are safe to read starting with this book if you want. You aren't going to be co [...]

    Life for Dorian Lake is finally looking up. While his charm business took quite a hit from his mental absence, he's finally managed to snag a job with a steady paycheck. On paper he's a grassroots campaigner for Mayor Sullivan, working under Julian Bright, but his paycheck comes solely because of his hermetic powers and what that can do to help the Mayor to stay in office. As is the way for Dorian, his new job attracts his fair share of enemies, mostly from Sullivan's opponent in the mayoral rac [...]

    Maghon Thomas
    So after reading the first book, The Curse Merchant, I wanted to see where this was going to continue. Dorian Lake is a fascinating guy with some fun quirks. He curses and hexes, makes charms, and he sure has some lady drama LOL He also has his own personal drama with his soul not being with him. So when an offer turns up to help him find his soul before some big bad does, he is hesitant but knows he needs to do this. Dorian is such an interesting character. He always seems mean and sassy, but h [...]

    Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
    What I Thought: This book was absolutely brilliant. Whilst you can easily read this book as a stand-alone, I highly recommend you read the entire series (that means those to come as well), as you get a lot of detail in the first book. Though this book is still excellent without the first, the extra depth makes it even better. I really loved the writing style of Sloan. I genuinely felt as though I was a part of the world he had created. Between soul searching and falling in love, you still have t [...]

    The Bookend Family
    Forgive me if am mistaken, but I believe that it was Cornell Woolrich who stated that one of his favorite ways to write a thriller was to take a character who was, for instance, a doctor. Being a doctor wasn’t what they did, it was who they were. Then throw that character into the deep end, and watch them as they got out, using the characteristics they defined them. That seems to me like an excellent way to describe The Curse Servant, and The Curse Merchant, the first two books in an exciting [...]

    A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
    Soulless charm crafter Dorian Lake is dealing with the aftermath of losing his soul as well as trying to live up to his committments to Deputy Mayor Julian Bright and build his business. He has rental property issues, a possible relationship prospect, and shadows to deal with when his best friends' daughter is caught in the crossfire of the supernatural gunning for him. Now it's a race to save her before the entity eats her soul.Once more unto the breach with Dorian. I said in my review of The C [...]

    David R Derr
    Another brilliant book by Mr. SloanOnce more Mr. Sloan has created a page turning story filled with characters who are not only believable, they are people you grow to care about, or as the case may be - characters you grow to dislike with the same intensity. The person the story revolves around, Dorian Lake, is a curse merchant with a conscience. The author, Mr. Sloan, has crafted a story with many layers. Each turn of the page peels back another tantalizing clue as to who or what type of magic [...]

    What I liked: This book takes what happened to Dorian at the end of The Curse Merchant and shows us whats happened to Dorian since then. It starts off with a bit of a bang for Dorian, and as the story progresses Dorian ends up getting mixed up with exactly what he had been trying to avoid, Netherwork. And he may have found a girl he can really like in Ches. Yet there's also the fact he has someone he has to save and this takes a lot more digging to find out how than I had expected which I liked. [...]

    Shay Williams
    Really enjoyed the book. A couple editing issues but the story was so good that I was pulled right back in.

    This is the second in this series about Dorian Lake, a charming fellow. That is, he produces charms and hexes for his clients thus making a living, sort of. But he has to supplement his income with some rental property and an occasional toe-dip into nether magic--this is not a good magic. As a result of using netherworld curses, Dorian has lost his soul, but is actively trying to get it back again. For a soulless guy, he's pretty nice.The daughter (Elle) of his friends, Edgar and Wren, is posses [...]

    Bookgasms Book Blog
    I jumped straight into book two, because the first one grabbed me and refused to let me go. This series is so refreshing. Wonderful secondary characters, engaging plots, and an over arching theme that keeps you hanging on book after book. The stakes felt higher in this one, as the lives hanging in the balance were innocent, and their plights even more heartbreaking. The twists and turns caught me completely off guard as Dorian tracks down the one responsible for harming one of the few people he [...]

    Melissa Meske
    “The one person standing between Hell…and an innocent girl…is a man without a soul.” The second book in this series definitely does not disappoint! I was more than happy to read and review THE CURSE SERVANT, the second in the Dorian Lake series…the first of the series had surprisingly stayed in my hand from start until finish, as did this one. Admittedly, I was invited to review the book by its publisher in exchange for a free e-copy, but I would have been thrilled to review it in any [...]

    Janis Hill
    I wish to thank Curiosity Quills Press for allowing me to read an ARC of this book via Netgalley.I loved this book. A refreshingly wonderful new urban fantasy series that breaks the cookie cutter format that’s engulfed this genre in recent years.This is the second in a series, and I didn’t actually know that when I first began reading it. Quickly caught up on this fact and so went and bought the first book to read it first. Yes, this series is that good. Rather than mooch myself free books I [...]

    Urthwild Darkness Beckons
    A much, much better book than the series debut ‘The Curse Merchant’ and to be fair that ‘is’ how things are meant to work.Once again our central character is Dorian Lake a practitioner of hexes and charms, and once again he finds himself falling for a woman he barely knows.I like Dorian Lake, on the surface he looks like a smart ass, but he has the same preoccupations as the rest of us and he is a big ole fluffy teddy bear at heart. If we were to meet in person we would be firm friends.I [...]

    Candice Carpenter
    Dorian Lake, a practitioner of Hermetic Arts, makes his living two waysHe's the owner of several rental properties and he works alongside a campaign manager providing charms and/or hexes to help the good guy politician come out on top.Everything seems to go along swimmingly, including his morning chats with the coffee waitress, Ches, until he notices a shadowy figure stalking him. Someone like you or I might not pay much heed to the shadows but Dorian is missing something that might keep him saf [...]

    Sarah-Jayne Briggs
    (I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).Having read the first book in this series, I was happy to have the opportunity to read the second. I did still find a lot of similarities with the series of the Dresden Files, but I still found this book a really easy, quick read.Dorian was an interesting character and it was good to know more about him and the work he was doing. This book and the previous one did almost make me feel like I was bein [...]

    Critical rating: 6/7 but only because I very rarely give 7/7TLDR: This is an amazing, compact story that is really just fantastic.After the cliffhanger at the end of the first book, I wanted to reserve my judgement and praise until I had read more. And the second story is just as well-written as the first. The narrative and plot is engaging and well-paced, the characters are very real, and don't get me started on how real his world feels. The magic brings in so many elements of Wiccan herbalism [...]

    Penny Noble
    Dorian Lake is back in the sophomore installment of the Curse series. He still is looking for a way to reinstate his soul, but in the meantime, he still has bills to pay, hexes to make, a candidate to help win, and a land developer to defeat. When he finds out of a Netherworker who might help him reclaim his soul, he is optimistic until all she wants in return is a curse. Can he really do it? What is going on with the recent rash of demon possessions? Or is that what it really is? Dorian Lake is [...]

    T.M. B.A. Corbett
    Please click this to see my review for book 2 in this series and to check out my Book Blog!You definitely need to read both books in the series at least I feel that you need to read both books. After finishing the first book I immediately started the second one because I loved the main character Dorian. The world that the author created is original, believable, and captivating. I like the storyline of the second book better than the first cause it was much more enjoyable and much more adventurou [...]

    Nervous Nellie Justice
    Read full review at onebooktwoMain characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Dorian Lake was a putz in the first book, but this time around he's really getting things together. His life was totally out of control in the first book, which made me feel out of control. I realize that that's the whole world building concept but it still made me uncomfortable. Ok, enough hashing of the first book. Dorian is really a good guy even though he was taught in a craft by a not so good guy. It seems like everyone is watch [...]

    Eric Blommel
    I enjoyed this book a great deal - even more than The Curse Merchant. It seems J.P. Sloan made a big leap in his writing craft, especially when it comes to suspense and intrigue. I can't help making comparisons to Jim Butcher's Dresden Files again, because you can really see the craft improve as the series progresses. Curse Servant was a real page-turner and it was hard to put down. I appreciate that the other characters were more fleshed out and we got to see some more sides of Dorian Lake. Enj [...]

    tracey welch
    Most fantasticThis book has everything one could want in paranormal mystery. It is smartly written with well developed characters and a well thought out plot. It is gripping and action packed. The dialogue is witty , smart and often humorous. The world Mr Sloan has built is realistic yet magical enough to be unique. He has many different elements going on at once that tie up so nicely, I was cheering out loud. A definite must read!

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