Read the bone orchard by Abigail Roux Online


After leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious “Missouri” Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal’s bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murAfter leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious “Missouri” Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal’s bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murderer’s trial.When Ambrose is unable to give witness to the evils he’s seen, Ezra becomes their lone hope for putting Jennings in a noose. But if Ezra thinks that’s his biggest problem, he’s got plenty to learn about life—and the afterlife—in the spirited West.Fortunately, Ambrose is there to assist, and more than happy to oblige Ezra—in the courtroom or the bedroom. He spent his life bringing justice to the Wild West, and if he has a say in it, that’s how he’ll be spending his death too.This title is part of the My Haunted Blender's Gay Love Affair, and Other Twisted Tales collection....

Title : the bone orchard
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 22923739
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 124 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

the bone orchard Reviews

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-03-27 22:56

    This was a weird mash-up of historical and paranormal romance, and it didn't quite work for me. While I love a good old-fashioned western story, this felt lazy and not particularly historically accurate. Throw in some old-timey phrases and some cowboys hats and call it a day! I think the author didn't do a great job creating an atmosphere for this story. It sort of just was, without any of that masculine, old-fashion charm that westerns have. However, my biggest pet peeve was the insta-love. GAH! Why oh why do authors do this to me! Ezra and Ambrose know each other for a hot second and all of the sudden they are in looove? I don't think so. And the sex wasn't even hot, which is normally what Abigail Roux does best. Now, as someone that has read most of the Cut & Run series but none of the Sidewinder series (Shock & Awe), I didn't appreciate the mash-up between these characters and the Sidewinder ones. Maybe this book is intended for die-hard fans only and I don't fall into that category? While not a bad story, I didn't think it was particularly strong. One of this author's weaker efforts. **Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review**

  • R * A Reader Obsessed *
    2019-04-18 17:50

    Pinkerton Agent Ezra has the help of US Marshal Ambrose whether he wants it or not. Just when he thinks the execution of a notorious serial killer heralds the end of his reign of terror, that's when everything else goes wrong.Part western, part paranormal - this was riddled with some action, romance, and suspense. Fans of Abigail Roux won't be disappointed with her nice little twist at the end, something I'm sure I will probably never tire of. But I'm biased because of reasons and I'm not ashamed to admit that. Enjoy.

  • Montzalee Wittmann
    2019-04-19 15:42

    The Bone Orchard by Abigail Roux is a terrific ghost story set in the past. A witness comes to testify against a serial kill and to watch him hang. When he gets there, the saloon owner tells him he has one one room open but it is haunted and no one wants it, gives him a great rate. He takes it. It is haunted by the Marshall that is the last man killed and wounded the serial killer enough to catch him. It is an fast paced, exciting story. The new guy, Ezra, can see the Marshall. They also see that the killer doesn't stop killing once he is hung. Lots of great fun. It is also a gay romance so those who are offended, you will miss out on a terrific story.

  • Dina
    2019-03-31 23:54

    2 1/2 starsThis was a very weird book and I don't know how if I liked it or not. Some parts - like the little twist (view spoiler)[with the Sidewinder boys (hide spoiler)] near the end - were good, but others - like (view spoiler)[the total lack of closure (hide spoiler)] - were... unsatisfying, to say the least. All in all, you could say that I'm frustrated.

  • Karen
    2019-04-06 17:42

    'The Bone Orchard' it's a lovely ghost story or is that a ghostly love story...I'm not a big fan of ghost stories but given that it's getting to that time of year...Halloween! Folks, it's just a few days away. I decided that it's good to have exceptions to every rule and besides this one's by Abigail Roux and seriously the woman knows how to write a story and Nick J. Russo was the narrator so it had strong possibilities and my guestimate was correct.At just over 3 hours this works well for an evenings entertainment. I loved this story of good vs evil as US Marsal Ambrose Shaw hunts down 'Missouri' Boone Jennings, there is no limit to what he'll do or sacrifice to catch this man and see him brought to justice. But it's up to Pinkerton Detective Ezra Johns to ensure that Ambrose's sacrifice isn't in vain. Ambrose and Ezra soon find out though that Jennings is an evil that even death can't stop leaving Ambrose and Ezra to spend eternity together...loving each other and keeping justice in the west.'The Bone Orchard' was a fun way to recognize the time of year and Ambrose and Ezra were a pretty spooktacular pairing and while I enjoyed this story from start to finish it was the ending that I enjoyed the most but I'm not going to spoil it for anyone so I'm just going to say that the ending was definitely not what I was expecting and I really like how it brought things full circle. I really enjoyed this book as an audio just worked for me in way that I'm not sure reading the story would have. Nick J. Russo's voices were very much in tune with how I imagined these characters to sound...especially Ambrose and when that happens it just makes the story experience that much more enjoyable for me. While I didn't find this to be a 'scary' story, I did find it to be interesting and as always the narration was spot on...taking this from a good story to something that's probably going to become a holiday tradition for me. I mean really cowboys or ghostly cowboys, evil psycho villains, haunted hotels and jail cells all rolled up into a story that's scary enough to be spooky but not enough to keep me up at night is just the type of Halloween story that I enjoy.************************An audio book of 'The Bone Orchard' was graciously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • CrabbyPatty
    2019-04-15 20:39

    I loved this wild mishmash of a western with a paranormal twist! I think this is one of those stories that either you totally buy into, or don't like at all. I got hooked and finished this novella in one sitting. This story of Ambrose Shaw and Ezra Johns and their shared love and mission is beautifully woven together with San Francisco's history. 4 stars.

  • Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Magnus ♥
    2019-04-05 15:40

    This review can also be found on my blog: A Match Made in HeavenThis was a pretty good western ghost story. I don't read a lot of ghost stories, but this was really interesting. Ezra and Ambrose are both lawmen hunting the same killer. One a Marshall from California, the other an Inspector from New York. They hunt Jennings across the country, until they meet in San Francisco where they have tracked down Jennings. He is tried and hung, but continues to kill from beyond the grave. I especially enjoyed the second half of the story, as time starts to pass more quickly, and Ezra and Ambrose watch the decades pass around them. The idea that having a nemesis is what makes the time worth living for them is different and unexpected. Ezra and Ambrose have each other, but protecting people is what their lives were about and so are their deaths. Meeting Ezra's nephew at the end was an interesting turn of events. I was not expecting more story at that point and I enjoyed the fact that others knew of Ezra and Ambrose's existence. Although, I wish they could have spoken more and that Owen and his friends could have known all the good Ezra and Ambrose have done over the last 150 years.The romance in this was pretty disappointing though. I didn't really feel the connection between Ezra and Ambrose. It seemed to happen awfully quickly. They probably knew each other 3 or 4 days before they expressed feelings for each other. Eventually they said the 'L' word and it wasn't even made into a big deal. They both acted as if it was totally normal to fall in love after only a week or so and neither were surprised to hear the words. But regardless of the passage of time, it wasn't used to its full potential. Their relationship could have been developed better in the given time. I don't really know what they loved about each other. We were not told. And I don't think we were ever told what Ezra looked like. When he first saw Ambrose he described him to us, but we were never given a description of Ezra and he is sort of just a blank in my mind. Also, in a story of 133 pages, there was time for more than one sex scene, but we were only given one. It wasn't super explicit but I enjoyed it. It was one of the few times when I felt their emotional closeness, as well as physical, of course.So this is a good read for people who enjoy ghost stories and paranormal, who don't mind some M/M on the side, but aren't looking for a romance at the moment. I wouldn't mind a sequel.

  • Trisha Harrington
    2019-03-29 22:53

    This was pretty good. I liked Ambrose and Ezra a lot. I thought they made a sweet couple. I also though they had some funny scenes at times.There is a mash up with some very popular characters that made me smile. I knew about it before reading it and I was excited to see how it would be done. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I did. *shrug*Recommended if you're a fan of Abi Roux!

  • Jennifer☠Pher☠
    2019-03-26 16:55

    Huh, I liked it. It didn't knock my socks off or anything but it was enjoyable and different. The little twist toward the end of the book I LOVED!!! I will take anything I can get in regards to that! Not a bad ghost story.

  • Lala
    2019-04-08 15:58

    3.5 stars.Would have been an average paranormal/ghost story - but then team Sidewinder made an appearance...*_* 'Nuff said.

  • Jo
    2019-03-20 22:39

    Okay.. this is going to be difficult... How to write something close to a review without to much fangirling?I don't think I can... I mean... (view spoiler)[ SIDEWINDER APPEARED IN THIS BOOK AND I WAS SO NOT EXPECTING IT!!!! (hide spoiler)]How did I not know about this?? I mean I knew that this was about Owen's great great great uncle or something like that butI was not expecting to actually (view spoiler)[ see Owen and Digger and Nick and my baby Kelly there!!!!(hide spoiler)]I almost feel from my bed.I laughed so much with this book.I was having already so much fun with it, I mean they are freaking ghosts! Ghosts having sex! How is it possible not to laugh?? And then (view spoiler)[ Sidewinder is there(hide spoiler)] andI just couldn't control myself. I'm so fucking excited about this!They made me laugh so hard. Ambrose making the possibles to keep (view spoiler)[ Nick and Kelly(hide spoiler)] from tearing each others cloths off."Our room is haunted. It doesn't want us to get laid." I love (view spoiler)[ Kelly(hide spoiler)] I just love him!!!And (view spoiler)[ Digger(hide spoiler)] ahahah"Johns, what the fuck are you doing? You don't chat with ghosts, you fucking run like Scooby-Doo, man!" "It's okay.""Scooby-Doo!""Not okay.""Okay, okay," I just can't. xDI have to say that I liked meetingEzra Johns .I have a difficult relationship with Owenbut I liked that this book involved him... I wonder if this little ghost episode is going to be mentioned in one of the Sidewinder books or maybe Cut & Run book 9.Only (view spoiler)[ Ty & Zane were missing here.(hide spoiler)] :(What a shame.. Ezra and Ambrosestory was kind of a bittersweet thing. Really fun but it must be frustrating sometimes being a ghost. (Still can't get used to that part, I was so "what the hell is happening" at first, couldn't stop laughing). Glad they are together forever and ever.They are so great together. Love it!Never expected to love this book this much.It was pretty awesome!*** This title was kindly provided by Riptide Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ***Note:This title is part of the My Haunted Blender's Gay Love Affair, and Other Twisted Tales collection.

  • Tamika♥RBF MOOD♥
    2019-04-01 21:37

    Bumped up a star team sidewinder makes an appearance.I went into book with an open mind. I'm very hesitant reading historical romances featuring mm love. It's hard for me not to compare books to K.J. Charles. Is it wrong? Yes it is. So what, I like what I like.Now it was western theme, meh who cares. We start off with Ambrose Shaw going across country for Boone Jennings, a serial killer/psychopath extraordinaire. Upon catching up to him in a tavern, Ambrose has made the decision that he is willing sacrifice to die if it means stopping Boone. Well shit happens. Fast forward 2 weeks, and Pinkerton Detective Ezra Johns stop in shows up he is the only alive witness to the crimes of Boone Jennings. Ezra stops in the same bar as Ambrose and low and behold he meets Ambrose Shaw, that is the ghost of Ambrose, well I'll be damned is what Ezra is thinking how, can I see a damn dead man. They never figure this out. Can't give away the plot, but it's very insta-love between a human and a ghost, and I was starting to think Abigail went and lost her mind if they were able to have incorporeal and corporeal sex. First thing first in my mind, Where was Samuel Colt when we needed him, we could have fixed this 12% in. Second then is, didn't they learn anything in these days to prevent a ghost, you have to salt & burn the bones honey! It's the final word.Fast forward a century, I'm not sure since I can't remember the date exactly and in walks Team Sidewinder, minus Ty & Zane let me make that clear they aren't there it isn't some euphemism for something else, it's clean cut they guys minus Ty & Zane, I'm okay with that because it was funny when they arrived and I had a little tweak of the heart knowing in the near distant future they guys are going away. This was my favorite part n the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, was great no. It was good.Moral of the Story, Call Ghostbusters I guess, or don't do by an evil psychopath whichever one happens first, I'm content!

  • Bo
    2019-04-14 19:37

    Totally Original and a Total HootWhat a hoot! This is one of Ms. Roux's sleight-of-hand triumphs, a book which brings you into it by introducing characters you believe in, a scenario which is logical, and relationship potential which really doesn't arch an eyebrow--and then all of a sudden, KABOW! She just takes all your imaginations and twists them around into something so out-of-the-box that it seems the only right way to go.The love story here is powerful, charming, sad, exhilarating and perfectly developed, much in the same way Roux handled male relationships in the Old West in her most under-rated book, According to Doyle. But where the protagonists of that novel took their time getting their interests focused, Ezra and Ambrose are hot from the start, or at least you will hope so. Their story, which is remarkable in the fact that it's implausible but totally right, carries us along until her biggest twist of all--which is a spoiler I am not going to divulge. However, I will state that even though it would help to have read her Cut & Run and Sidewinder series, you need not have done so to enjoy one of her most remarkable reads. But even though this is not a horror story, it will make your eyes bug out and your hair stand on end if you've read both Sidewinders--and with that I will shut up.

  • Sophia
    2019-04-19 20:32

    Audio Review I've come to the conclusion that I would likely read or listen to any books by this author. The Bone Orchard was the last of the author's books that I hadn't encountered and I was supremely excited to receive the audio version because its a blend of historical western, romance, paranormal, and modern. And, bonus, there is a fun crossover element with the Sidewinder characters. I'll let fans discover this fun little gem for themselves.So, The Bone Orchard, was a novella-length piece that begins with a shootout between serial killing outlaw 'Missouri' Boone Jennings and US Marshal, Ambrose Shaw, in a saloon- quintessential western, right? But then it gets interesting when eastern Pinkerton agent, Ezra Johns arrives to give testimony that will see Jennings hang. Ezra soon discovers the man with the dangerous silver eyes who has been sharing his hotel room is none other than Ambrose Shaw.Though this one shows a vengeful criminal that has to be stopped at all costs, the story has a lighter quality to it as well. The new partnership of Ambrose and Ezra was engaging as all this author's pairings are. There is a balance between opposites, respects for diverse skill sets, and smoldering passion. There is a sweet and tender quality even as the romance was fast and passionate.The paranormal aspect of the story was a fun extra layer that adds complications to the action plot as well as the romance. This allows for the quirk where this can cross from historical to modern. I don't want to spoil it for others to discover what it is or how it works.As I noted above, I enjoyed this story in audio format. What fun! I got to hear a favorite narrator, Nick Russo, demonstrate some flexibility by tackling the sounds of The Old West in his voice. Humor, grit, and engaging storytelling delighted my ears from start to finish.All in all, this shorter piece did a great job of entertaining me with a genre blend, characters, and plot that had me wishing I could spend more time in Ambrose and Ezra's world or see them on other adventures together (even if this means altering some of this story to fit it all in, haha). This is for those who are looking for a quick and light, but entertaining m/m Western Paranormal Romance.My thanks to Riptide Publishing for the opportunity to listen to this book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Arpi !!!getting high on books!!!
    2019-04-13 22:48

    I don't know why everybody is making such a big fuss about a few pages of Sidewinder being a part of this book.....I mean, seriously, what's the big deal guys!!!Personally, I think, The book was doing pretty good with the MCs only. Ambrose and Ezra made a good team....and they were great together...there are some good funny times and some smexy times as well...There is a ghosty ghosty thing going on here....I am not going to tell exactly what it is...Don't wanna spoil it for the new readers.....But I will tell you this-That added a nice touch and made things really interesting and funnyIt's a good read...Nice light read without the heartache and torture and angst...

  • Наталья
    2019-04-01 19:30

    Когда мне попалась эта новинка от Roux, я планировала взяться за нее в будущем. Но посмотрев первые отзывы и спойлеры, меня сьело любопытство и я таки прочитала ее.Самое главное - не воспринимать всерьез. Это паранормал от Roux))). Мне понравилось почти все. Главные герои Эзра и Эмброуз забавные, очаровательные, интересные. Их встреча, связующее их дело, их общение. Единственная претензия - инста-лав. Ну можно было бы в рамках событий дать им побольше времени для любовных признаний.А сюрприз в конце, ради которого я и бросилась читать эту книгу, просто шик. Что там поиски сокровищ, охотники за привидениями снова в деле))))

  • Jayme
    2019-03-27 17:55

    I wasn't sure about this book at first, since westerns are not my normal genre but I love Abi Roux's writing and thought I'd give it a try and I loved it. Ezra and Ambrose were a great team and a fantastic couple and Boone Jennings was a worthy opponent. Their story kept my attention throughout and the surprise in the end was very unexpected!

  • Idamus
    2019-03-21 18:48

    Well that was interesting, and fun, I do love ghost stories :-)And Sidewinders, I love them too

  • Dominique
    2019-04-18 21:42

    LOVED this book. Don't usually read paranormal but this one is by Abi, and I FLOVE her stuff. This did not disappoint!! Short, sweet, and the surprise is perfect for fans. Must read!

  • LDL
    2019-04-13 16:36

    Certainly part of my enjoyment is its relationship to the other series.

  • B
    2019-04-04 20:39

    This was a good listen. Great narration. wich is one of my requirements to picking a audio.The storie was very entertaining and we'll written. If you are familiar with the author, you going to enjoy it very much

  • Susan65
    2019-04-12 15:57

    a href=" Blogger GirlsI am not normally a fan of historical romances, but I am a fan of ghosts, so this one really worked for me. The fact that Ezra Johns ends up being Owen Johns’ (Sidewinder) great-great-great-uncle only added to my enjoyment.The story is fast paced and quite entertaining, but also a little depressing. We meet Sheriff Ambrose Shaw when he is confronting serial killer, Jennings. That confrontation doesn’t end so well. Two weeks later, we meet Ezra Johns when he arrives in town to give testimony to finally hold Jennings responsible for murder. Ezra meets Ambrose when they are forced to share a room together when the saloon is full. I guessed almost immediately that Ambrose was a ghost, but it was funny watching him and Ezra together, and then again when Ezra finally realizes he is the only one who can see him. It’s not a love at first sight romance; it’s not a human slash ghost romance, it’s not even a romance…yet. At this point, it’s more of a ghost hanging around to make sure that justice is served. And justice is served when Jennings is hanged for his crimes. Unfortunately…he begins to hang around too.Jennings is a very nasty ghost, one that continues his killing spree even after his death. That is kinda creepy, and bad news for Ezra because guess what, yep, Ezra and Ambrose can finally be together forever. I was happy for Ambrose that he and Ezra were finally together, but it was kind of depressing that they are forced to spend so much time stuck in one place. I really hope that’s not what’s really waiting for us in the afterlife. How annoying.Decades passed, and the book was almost over before Owen Johns comes into town, with a couple of his Sidewinder buddies, to look into the mystery of what happened to his great-great-great-uncle Ezra. That was funny and a bit unrealistic, but totally entertaining and a great finish to the story. I hope Owen goes back to visit his uncle again.

  • Pete W
    2019-03-22 18:58

    I enjoy reading it although I am not sure how to rate this against others in the ghost genre since it's not my cup of tea. So here is my thoughts anyway.While I quite liked the story, it featured insta-love couple with very little time to get to know each other before disaster strike. I supposed it could be chalked up to this being a novella but I think some stuffs could have been cut to give more time to somewhat more realistic emotional progression between Ambrose and Ezra. (view spoiler)[Ezra wrote in his journal that he fell in love just after two days... I would buy that there was plenty of attraction but certainly not something to last for eternity. (hide spoiler)]The story tampered down around 3/4 of the book and then pick up again when they reach present time and Ezra saw his distant descendant, Owen Jones. It was a fun mash up, although I would love to see Ty and Zane, I kinda understand that if they were present, they would distract the readers from the MCs and the main story.The critique here is perhaps that there was no reasons for us to root for the MCs. They got attached to each other quickly and barely with any trails and tribulations (except for the obvious). And then after you read about how the ghost mechanism works, there was barely any tension left. I guessed that's why the author have to up the ante with Owen Jones and friends.All in all, it was a fun read, if you can looked pass a few weak elements here and there.

  • Vanessa theJeepDiva
    2019-03-29 19:54

    Abigail Roux takes her readers to San Francisco in the 1800’s with this wild wild west tale of bringing a criminal to justice ghost story. Ambrose Shaw is the US Marshall determined to see an end to Jennings Boone once and for all. He doesn’t care if he breaks every law there is to bring this man down. Ambrose has seen first-hand the horror and destruction this monster can bring. Ezra arrives in San Francisco just two weeks after Ambrose. Ezra has brought the case information that will see Jennings’s on the gallows with a hangman’s noose. Jennings’s brand of evil is far reaching and Ezra and Ambrose soon turn into his favorite men to torment. The hauntings will become something of legend as these men continue doing their life’s work long into the afterlife. Towards the end of Bone Orchard I had a pleasant surprise. Some of the Sidewinders had a small cameo appearance. While unexpected it also felt strange. None of them have ever given me the ‘paranormal investigator’ vibe before. I’m still on the fence about it. The ending that Ezra, Ambrose, and their (after)lifelong battle with Jennings was given felt incomplete. Perhaps in the grand scheme things and what would happen to Ezra and Ambrose in that eventuality of that… I guess that is just how it works.

  • MorganSkye
    2019-03-24 17:35

    Ambrose Shaw is after a serial killer in the old west when he gets shot and ends up haunting the spot where he died, trying to bring the killer to justice.Ezra Johns follows Shaw to bring the killer to the gallows but then falls victim to the killer’s ghost.In the time between the trial and his death, Ezra falls in love with Ambrose and then joins him in the afterlife, eternally fighting the ghost of the killer.With a nice cross-over twist, we see some familiar faces as the relatives of Ezra facing danger and it’s up to Ezra and Ambrose to save them.** I loved this story. It was sweet and sentimental, funny and exciting, somewhat historical, a lot fantastical, and just a joy to read.If you’re a fan of Abigail Roux you won’t want to miss this, nor will you if you love westerns and ghosts.I give it a 4.5 of 5 dinging it a little only because I wanted a different ending for our boys. Was it still happy? Probably…depends on your way of thinking. ☺

  • Leah
    2019-03-25 22:52

    4.5 starsThis story was exciting and kept me hooked from the get-go. Ambrose and Ezra are sassy, funny, and adorable, while also exploring their serious sides. I would certainly love to read more about them.The cameo from Sidewinder was also thrilling, and I am beyond excited to have learned a little bit more about my precious darling, Owen.

  • Staceyr
    2019-04-13 20:46

    It started off so great.... 5 star beginning. 3 star middle. 1 star ending. For ME, this story ended at the first villain ghost burial--wish I'd put the book down there when I was still buying into the shaky world building, though I didn't last too long when hit by the narrative gobbledy-gook and WTF plot derailment.

  • Sauciemel
    2019-04-03 15:36

    Re reading this made me fall in love with Ambrose and Ezra even more. How they meet. End up together. Fighting through the years. The ending. Well that just made me smile even wider. Nice to see them pop up here on a ghost huntLoved this book so much. It had it all and loved the ending

  • Grace
    2019-03-23 17:52

    This was an enjoyable little ghost love story. It was nicely written but was a bit too Instalove for my tastes. The cameos from some of the author's other characters were a nice bonus. Good but not great.

  • Nisie draws
    2019-04-01 19:49