Book Review – Cover Me by Morgan Brice

Badlands #2.5
Publisher: Darkwind Press
Pages: 34
Characters: Simon/Vic
POV: 3rd
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Series

Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Homicide Lieutenant Vic D’Amato, have big plans for Valentine’s Day. But when restless ghosts come calling, Simon and Vic find themselves racing to solve a mobster’s disappearance and uncover the secrets behind a lost World War II military plane. Can justice be served and mysteries solved without sending their romantic plans up in smoke? Cover Me is part of the Badlands series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Buy Link: Cover Me isn’t up on Amazon yet, but is a brilliant way to get hooked on this author if you haven’t already as it’s available as freebie. Check out her website to find out more.


This series is one of my favourites of the author’s, and I read this short story in one sitting. I love Simon and Vic as characters separately and together, and enjoy seeing them grow into their relationship. Vic’s progression from being skeptical of Simon’s ability to accepting them, and being his rock and support especially as he’s getting visions makes me happy. I also like how Simon is settling into his new role as consultant to the police department while juggling it with running his shop. It was great to see more of Pete in this story, and how he’s growing into his role at the shop and everything that goes down in Myrtle Beach. I also liked the way Edith at the Meuseum contacts Simon about a possible haunting, and the network he has in the area to call on.

I enjoyed this Valentine’s Day story especially with its link to a plane that went down during WWII, and the bittersweet story that accompanies it. I liked the resolution of that side of the story, although I felt sad reading it. I also liked the way it influenced a decision made in the future, and thought it was a nice touch.

Although it’s a Valentine’s story, it is one I will re-read and enjoy not just at that time of the year. I love the paranormal side of this story—and the series.

I’d recommend Cover Me to readers who enjoy short sweet, yet bittersweet story with interesting characters, and a story that keeps you turning pages. 5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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