A Touch of Death by J.J. Dean – A Book Review

Posted December 26, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 0 Comments

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A Touch Of Death

(Secrets of the Fae Duet – Book 1)

by J.J. Dean
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Slow Burn, RH, PNR
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Action packed and rather emotional, this is the first part in a Reverse Harem Duet. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

After being abducted and held prisoner for five years, Novia Bourne’s world is torn apart by her captors as they thwart her first and only chance to escape. Forced into making the decision of life or death lands her in the arms of four devastatingly handsome Naturals; a vampire, a shifter, a mage, and an incubus. These strangers offer her the freedom she never thought she’d see again. All of that is threatened and hope dwindles when buried secrets reveal themselves.

The entire world of Naturals is at risk when a forgotten prophecy is brought to light. Novia’s secret is one that could bring about their salvation…or their destruction. Gifted with abilities no Fae should possess, Novia becomes a coveted weapon the humans will do anything to recapture.

With her freedom and the lives of her four Naturals hanging in the balance, will Novia’s life fall into the hands of those who wish to use her? Or will she find the strength to fight for the future she longs for? Soon she’ll learn, a chance at life will always require… A Touch of Death.

Note from the Author

* This is a Reverse Harem novel. #whychoose
* Recommended 18+ due to mature language and situations.

Thoughts on A Touch of Death

Very good

I really enjoyed this, though parts of it felt a bit contrived…. and yes, I realize that sounds odd when talking about shifters, vampires, mages and the fae. Lol!

Regardless, it was still a great story that seemed longer than it really is, in a good way!!! Details were actually shared here, not piece-mealed over the course of several books (or, in this case, two books since it is a Duet).


  • Good Plot line.
  • I enjoyed the dynamics between the characters.
  • Flows well.
  • The danger is apparent.


  • Bit “on the nose”.
  • Some revelations feel just a tad too convenient.
  • Minor editing issues.


First Person, Multiple POV

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R for Language and sexual situations

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My Final Verdict on A Touch of Death

4 out of 5 Stars

A found Fae, a secret Government Facility, a mix of Supernaturals determined to protect her…. it’s the recipe for a charming, and action packed, Slow Burn RH gifted in the form of a Duet. Book 1 is free on Kindle Unlimited now.

Published October 11th, 2019
324 Pages

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