Rating: 5 stars out of 5
It’s Halloween, and the Demon of Masturbation—Dom, for short—has come to Earth to collect sins and souls for his boss. But a representative from the Interfering Angel Network—Ian—has been sent to put a crimp in his plans. Frankly, though, the two seem less interested in sins and souls than in the three bottles of tequila they down during the night. Alcohol can lower the inhibitions, but it also impacts judgment, and Dom and Ian soon find themselves in the world’s most awkward threesome with a young mortal virgin.
Forget battling for his soul—their real passion seems to be for each other. But Halloween night is waning fast, and the veil between the worlds is only lifted for one night. How can two beings from opposite sides come together when they know they are destined to forever be apart?
Second Level by Drew Marvin Frayne has to be one of my favorites simply because I laughed so much. And it had such a neat twist at the end. But mostly because of the humor and the wonderful characters. Dom the Demon of Masturbation is priceless, especially when he’s musing on how beauty and body image has changed over the centuries. What’s a short, chunky demon to do?
However, it’s in the swing towards poignancy towards the end where the depth of the story really kicks in and pulls at your heart, surprisingly so after sort of labeling the story a comedy. No there’s more to this little gem than just that. Read it and find out for yourself why I highly recommend it.
Cover art by Natasha Snow is again just perfect.
Expected publication: October 23rd 2017 by NineStar Press