Publisher: Torquere Press
Date published: 10/31/12
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Greg’s restaurant is all set for a huge Halloween night, with a very Halloween-appropriate menu and the staff in costume. Unfortunately Greg’s boyfriend, Lane, is out with two of their friends and Greg’s worried he won’t get his own happy Halloween after all. Greg’s a chef, Lane’s a demon hunter, and the friends are witches. It’s Halloween. How could everything not work out perfectly?
This is the sequel to “A Watched Demon Always Boils” and I enjoyed revisiting these characters. Greg is such a mixture of uncertainty and imagination, and Lane delights in teasing him, as do their friends.
This is a very short story indeed, less than five thousand words, with just a smidgeon of plot but the characters are well described, the sex is hot, erotic and romantic, as well as surprising, and the outcome is excellent.
The use of Lane’s job as a cause for stress is well done, and the detailed description of the menu gives us a great insight into Greg’s personality. There’s a great sense of tension and urgency in language and descriptions, which Ms. Halle does so well.
There were a couple of clumsy constructions that should have been fixed, but overall a great little vignette into Greg and Lane’s life and well worth the read. I’m enjoying Ms. Halle’s stories.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.