Friday, February 17, 2012

PEEK-A-BOO by Andrea Speed

Josh of the Damned Book 2
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Date Published: January 9th, 2012
ISBN 978-1-937551-16-2
Paranormal M/M Short Story
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Josh is the late night cashier at the local Quik Mart. His customers are not the normal run of people he imagines that come to a corner store. Nope, he has to deal with zombies wanting munchies, werewolves trying to chase the cars in the parking lot and an occasional vampire. What Josh doesn’t expect is a yeti coming to visit. A lovesick yeti. Human criminals. What’s next? Poor Josh has no idea what normal is anymore when the hell portal monsters save him from a robbery.

I fell in love with Andrea Speed’s Josh of the Damned stories in Pretty Monsters. The follow-up to the first book, PEEK-A-BOO, is just as good and it had me laughing out loud right off the bat. You know you have a good story on your hands when you giggle continuously until the very end of the story. The story picks up a few months later after Pretty Monsters and we find Josh, still working the late shift at the Quik Mart, cleaning up after zombies, scaring an occasional werewolf away and falling, for his vampire boyfriend. The author delves into this story with humor, action and a love sick yeti that I didn’t anticipate this time around. The author does an amazing job packing a lot of action into this short story-it’s only 17 pages-and gives the reader some amazing characters to enjoy. The writing is tight, the story moves quickly and the characters are very intriguing. What I love the most is, this author isn’t afraid to give the reader a few chuckles as Josh tries to deal with the monsters that love to visit the Quik Mart—human and otherwise. I love a book that leaves a smile on my face and makes me eager for the next one.

Andrea Speed hits a home run with this next installment in the Josh of the Damned series and I, for one, am eager to see what else happens to Josh at the Quik Mart. What will be next? Plus add in a hot boyfriend, who is a vampire, a few monsters that you don’t anticipate and stir. You got the makings of a series that will leave you giggling long after the last page is read. I adore this author’s other work and can’t wait for the next short story in this series. Run-don’t walk-to grab a PEEK-A-BOO and settle in for a howling good time.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of the book.

1 comment:

andys said...

Thanks for the review, Dawn!