I am eagerly awaiting the release of this new book, an anthology of sorts, but with only four authors. That means novellas my friends. And that means stories you can sink your teeth into! I am excited by the theme as well. Please know that if you love romance, you’ll get it in these four stories. But if once in awhile you love to read about something that goes bump in the night, you are in for an amazing book.
I cannot tell you what an honor it is to be in a book with Kim Fielding, Eli Easton and Jamie Fessenden. These are amazing authors, top notch writers and story tellers. Just look and what you’ll be reading….
Vodou. Obeah. Santeria. These religions seem mysterious and dark to the uninitiated, but the truth is often very different. Still, while they hold the potential for great power, they can be dangerous to those who don’t take appropriate precautions. Interfering with the spirits is best left to those who know what they’re doing, for when the proper respect isn’t shown, trouble can follow. In these four novellas, steamy nights of possession and exotic ritual will trigger forbidden passion and love. You cannot hide your desires from the loa, or from the maddening spell of the drums. Four acclaimed m/m authors imagine homoerotic love under the spell of Voodoo.
The Dance by Kim Fielding
After being surrounded by deaths and near-deaths, introverted chemist Bram Tillman wishes he could undo the past year. Then beautiful Daniel Royer shows up with a warning about more danger ahead—and a promise to use vodou to help Bram discover what’s trying to kill him. But while Bram’s attraction to Daniel grows, vodou spirits change Bram in unexpected ways.
The Bird by Eli Easton
Colin Hastings is sent to Jamaica in 1870 to save his father’s sugar cane plantation. If he succeeds, he can marry his fiancée back in London and take his place in proper English society. But Colin finds more than he bargained for on the island. His curiosity about Obeah, the native folk magic, leads him to agree to a dangerous ritual where he is offered his heart’s most secret desire—one he’s kept deeply buried all his life. What happens when a proper English gentleman has his true sensual nature revealed and freed by the Obeah spirits?
The Book of St. Cyprian by Jamie Fessenden
When Alejandro Valera finds a book of black magic in New Orleans, he ships it to his friend Matthew in New Hampshire so he can read it when he gets home. Unfortunately, Matthew’s dog, Spartacus, gets to the package first, and Alejandro returns to find Matthew locked out of his apartment by the suddenly vicious pit bull. The boys call on all the magic they know to free Spartacus from the evil spirit, but they might need to accept that they’re in over their heads.
Uninvited by B.G. Thomas
When a hot tip leads Kansas City reporter Taylor Dunton to a series of grisly murders, his investigation points to Myles Parry and his vodou shop. Myles wants nothing more than to practice his religion in peace, and he hopes Taylor can help him show the community they have nothing to fear. The problem is all the clues point to Myles as the suspect and only Taylor can help him prove his innocence. However, this case has also caught the attention of the vodou spirits of the Lwa… and they’ve taken an interest in Taylor as well.
Why just look at what people said about the first column of this collection;
“Wonderful collection of short series that reminds us true love will overcome all. Every store was completely engaging and very hard to put down.”
—Top 2 Bottom Reviews, on “Stitch”
“The sheer diversity of these stories made for a delightful read. I liked the different variations on the same theme; no two stories are a like. There is absolutely something for everyone here.
—Joyfully Jay, on “Stitch”
“I was deliriously happy to read it and adored every moment of spine-tingling chills combined with moments of absolute beauty and heartbreak.”
—Rainbow Book Reviews, on “Stitch”
As long as I can remember I have loved to read spooky stories, but I always preferred those with a love story at its heart. Stories like “Dracula” and “The Stand,” movies like “Scream.” Heck! Even in one season of “American Horror Story” the two lovers get over themselves and become forever lovers!
So if you are a horror fan you are going to love this book! And if you aren’t? This just might be the one that changes your mind!
“Bones” — Gothika: Volume Two is available by Clickng Right Here. Miss it not!