Short Story (5300 words)
Genre(s): Contemporary, Gay/Bi, Paranormal
Lev Baxter’s life has been spent searching for the truth of the world’s dark mysteries, and hiding from his own secrets. Burdened by love and lust for his married best friend, Shaw Montgomery, Lev escapes into the arms of countless, unnamed women in foreign lands, far from his true temptation. But Shaw seeks him out and Lev succumbs. The price he pays lies in a Romanian demon’s curse, and his guilt drives him into hiding. When the curse comes to fruition and Lev has no choice but to carve it from his body, no amount of running or hiding can save him from the truths which find him at last. (M/M)
I wasn’t expecting to like this. I read it for a challenge. I was mistaken with the task and I thought it was about reading a book with an out of my comfort zone theme. Nothing can be more out of my comfort zone than some issues addressed by this short story, but if I was going to read something I wasn’t so sure about, it had to be from an author I trust, and how well I choose the author. I really liked it.
Sure, is about a subject I dislike, but it was a great story. I really enjoyed most of it. I would even wish for a longer story because it had a very interesting plot. I only wish the cover would have been different because I think it gives too much away. I was very intrigued at the first pages but I, somehow, knew where the story might go. Other than that, I really liked it a lot.