Josh of the Damned #1
Josh Caplan is your average late-night convenience store clerk, but the Quik-Mart where he works is nothing like normal with that hell vortex in the parking lot. Waiting on zombies, demons, and other things that go bump in the night might scare some, but they're actually more polite than the stoners, and Josh welcomes the break in the monotony—especially when he acquires himself a sexy new boyfriend with a deadly secret.
Will Josh survive this retail nightmare? It's a Big Gulp of a chance, but between the hazard pay and the hottie with a sweet tooth for Josh's candy, it's a chance he's willing to take.
I obtained the above information from Goodreads.
I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review..
I received this book for my honest thoughts and words... So here goes!
This story comes in at 15 pages and it is leading towards a very intriguing series to come...
Andrea Speed is a new to me author, and I have to say I love her sense of writing. Even though this was short story... She had me wanting know what if Hot Guy was going to make Josh's night?! Josh has seen some unsightly monsters that you only thought go bump in your nightmares... But what Josh didn't realize was there are truly some Pretty Monsters out there. And I'm going to mean and say you will have to read this one for yourself to find out just what kind of Pretty Monsters are out there and what exactly do they want with Josh!!
Now, I know I didn't say it earlier, but this is a m/m book.... But it hasn't gotten THAT hot yet.... So, if you want to dip your feet in slowly, this would be a good book to do just that.
What price would you pay to survive?
Do you want to live? In the darkness of a WWI battlefield, young Legionnaire Edouard Montreuil lies dying. As teeth nibble his flesh, a voice whispers, Do you want to live? Frightened and desperate, Edouard bargains his freedom for a second chance.
Aboard the Flèche, a grim submarine captained by the nightmare who granted Edouard new life, Edouard pays the price for his survival. Each night, he gives his body to his captain as the bells sound first watch. But surviving is not living, and as the days stretch into months beneath the waves, Edouard grows desperate for escape.
Can Edouard’s old comrade Farid Ruiz help him break this devil's bargain, or will Ruiz fall to the same fate, trapped beneath the waves at the mercy of a monster whose hunger knows no bounds? Edouard and Ruiz served together once before, and slept together too, but courage and passion failed to save them from the eldritch beasts who roamed the night. This time, the cost of failure is nothing so clean or simple as death, and the spoils of victory are not just life, but love.
I obtained the above information from Riptide Publishing website.
For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review... I was given this book for my honest thoughts... So let's go..
I will start off by saying that Peter Hansen is a new to me author. I have not read any of his work. This book was on the side of sci-fi for me; which, I normally do not read. So, I will say that I am stepping out of my comfort zone to read this one. I do not believe in giving a low review because of that fact... So, I will keep my review short as it was not my cup of reading.
The story itself was intriguing. Edouard made a deal with the devil, or should I say Sea-Devil. The deal cost Edouard more that just his life.... Trying to escape hell is never easy, and sometimes the weak just don't cut it. Edouard knew he could not face hell alone... So, he recruited Ruiz... A friend, lover of pasts long ago... It was nice to see the relationship between Edouard and Ruiz came alive again. But at what price did they have to pay to achieve it.
I will not give away the story, but it was the sci-fi that left me feeling a bit out of odds with the story. But again, I will state that this was just not for me. It was a very good story though.
Please go take a look at Peter's website!
And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!