Friday again! I’m completely knackered. I don’t get how people get work, family, and writing to work out. I haven’t written a word all week and I’ve hardly read anything either. I had to have something to write about so I read Marked (Roads #1.5) by Garrett Leigh.
It’s a long time since I read the first book in the Roads series, Slide, but it only took me a line or two to get back into the story. I really need to read more Garrett Leigh, I love her writing, and if you’re into tattoos and haven’t read this series you definitely should. Ash has a troubled past, his lover, Pete is a paramedic, and in this short sequel, Ash puts his mark on Pete.
Short and nice, but read the first story in the series first!
Missing Moment from Slide
It’s been six months since Ash shuffled into Pete’s life and turned his world upside down, and six months since they sat in an all-night diner plotting Ash’s theoretical solution for Pete’s faded, botched tattoo. Pete has just about given up hope of Ash ever fulfilling his promise when one day the end of a long shift finds Ash waiting for him.
Tonight is the night.
Ash is ready, and it seems the time has come for him to leave his mark on Pete in more ways than he ever imagined.
This Friday I’ve read Pretty Monsters (Josh of the Damned #1) by Andrea Speed. I was super tired and was looking for a short read before I fell asleep yesterday and went on the Amazon short reads lists and there it was.
I’ve read one or two stories by Andrea Speed before and I’ve been meaning to read the Infected series for ages but I still haven’t.
Pretty Monsters is a short, funny tale about Josh who works the night shift at the Quick-Mart. In just a few sentences Speed paints a world I wouldn’t mind being a part of. There are lizard guys, zombies, and pretty monsters. And I had a sneak peek at Peek-a-Boo (Josh of the Damned #2) and apparently there’s a yeti LOL.
Give it a try!
Update: I can’t find either Pretty Monsters or Peek-a-Boo, I don’t know if they’re only taken down temporary but we can always hope that’s the case.
Josh knew the night shift at the Quik-Mart would be full of freaks and geeks—and that was before the hell portal opened in the parking lot. Still, he likes to think he can roll with things. Sure, the zombies make a mess sometimes, but at least they never reach for anything more threatening than frozen burritos.
Besides, it’s not all lizard-monsters and the walking dead. There’s also the mysterious hottie with the sly red lips and a taste for sweets.
Josh has had the hots for Hot Guy since the moment he laid eyes on him, and it seems Hot Guy might be sweet on Josh too. Now if only Josh could figure out whether that’s a good thing, a bad thing, or something in between. After all, with a hell vortex just a stone’s throw away, Josh has learned to take nothing at face value—even if it’s a very, very pretty face.
I’ll be super quick today because I’ve been working, and my kids are jumping up and down waiting for us to go to my mother. But I have read, I have read Resurrection Man by Laylah Hunter.
It’s short, it free, and it’s a little gruesome. A nice bring-your-partner-back-from-the-dead-and-suffer-the-consequences story.
The copy I downloaded was, sadly, mostly filled with excerpts from other stories and I don’t think I’ve ever read something where 60% of the book is other stories. So that pissed me off, which is unfortunate because I enjoyed the story, a little Frankenstein with your coffee is never wrong!
Check it out!
Necromancy means never having to say good-bye.
Consumption has claimed the life of Adel St. Claire, cutting him down in his prime. But his lover, Josef Leitner, isn’t ready to let him go. To get Adel back, Josef is willing to risk the anger of Adel’s family, make unsavory deals with a corrupt mortician, and challenge the authority of death itself.
Even if he can reanimate Adel’s body, Josef’s next challenge may be more daunting still: when a man returns from the dead, what will it take to satisfy his needs?
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