Five Fangs Friday

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I went searching for a vampire book so I could write a post about vampires. Then I had this awesome idea of listing my top five M/M vampire stories, you know, in time for Halloween and all. Only…I did that last year, and I just realised that a year has gone by and I’d still say the same thing.

So I went with my first idea and hopped onto Amazon and grabbed a vamp book – Warlock’s Cove by Jade Astor. It was on the one hour list so I figured I’d just make myself a cup of coffee and snuggle up on the sofa (sounds way more peaceful than it is, add four kids to the picture and you’re getting closer to the reality.)

I didn’t check any reviews, saw that there was a (Part 1) after the title, but figured it was the book 1 in a series so we’d get to the end of something. I liked the beginning, was getting into the story, it was starting to build towards something, and then it ended – nothing resolved. I wouldn’t mind paying 1.29 (yes, I checked) for Part 2, but I fear nothing will be resolved in that part either…

So, back to the five vampire reads recommendation! LOL

Hunter of Demons! Have you read Hunter of Demons by Jordan L. Hawk? If not, do. I absolutely adored Gray, and it’s a little different from your normal vampire story.

Spirit Sanguine by Lou Harper, because everyone needs a vegetarian, cross-dressing vampire in their lives, and Gabe, the vampire slayer, needs it more than most.

Manikin by Jordan Castillo Price. Manikin is the third story in the Channeling Morpheus series and you should read the first two before reading this, but it’s my favourite so I’ll list it here. Everyone needs to read about the horrors of Marushka’s pretty things.

Pretty Monsters by Andrea Speed. Josh is selling frozen burritos to zombies and lizard-monsters, and then there is Hot Guy who comes in the evenings… I loved this short story, but just a little while ago I went to pick up book #2 and realised it’s no longer available. I hope they’ll be back. They were originally published by Riptide, so maybe it is that the rights have been given back to Andrea Speed and that she will release them anew at some point…hopefully.

The Vampire’s Werewolf Bodyguard by Liv Ryder. Simon is a vampire who just survived an assassin trying to take him out, to make himself safer while figuring out who’s behind the attack, he hires Cody, a werewolf. Vamps and weres aren’t friends, and Cody isn’t exactly in control of his wolf. I nice werewolf/vampire story.

I haven’t read that many M/M vampire stories, way fewer than I thought I had, but here’s a page where you can see what I have so far. I also realise that I need to write one, at least LOL.

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Friday Reads | Sluggo Snares a Vampire

Friday again! This week I’ve read Sluggo Snares a Vampire by Rick R. Reed. It was just what I was in the mood for and I might have laughed at the end…I’m sure that says more about me than the story, though.

Sluggo hangs around a lot of chatrooms looking for love. He’s presenting himself as Sir Raven, a wild-eyed Cuban stud, in reality, he’s not that much of stud. But, despite his receding hairline, a man takes interest in him. They’re chatting and then things turn weird.

I loved how this story turned creepy really quick. A good horror story where vampires don’t sparkle and piercing fangs don’t result in a mind-blowing orgasm. Not that I mind those kinds of stories now and then, but sometimes it’s nice when the monsters stay evil.

This is a free story (for now at least) so give it a go! *

Book Cover Sluggo Snares a Vampire by Rick R. ReedWhen Sluggo cruises online chat rooms, he isn’t looking for a hook-up; he’s looking for love. But love has a way of being elusive, especially when you’re not being honest. Presenting himself as “Sir Raven,” Sluggo promises his chat room cohorts he’s the “master of the night.”

And then he meets someone who challenges him — someone who claims the title “master of the night” as his own. TepesAllure’s enigmatic and flirtatious messages to Sluggo start out as fun banter, but quickly turn to eerie disquiet.

As the night unfolds, so do the advances of TepesAllure … and even when Sluggo tries to escape, he finds that getting out is not nearly as easy as getting in.

NOTE: This story appears in the author’s collection, Unhinged.

Genres: Gay / Erotic Horror / Dark Fantasy / Vampire

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Friday Reads | Pretty Monsters

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.

Book Cover Pretty Monsters by Andrea SpeedJosh 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.