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 Femme Faux Fatale by Susan Laine

Release Date: November 20, 2018

Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza, http://www.seeingstatic.com/

Buy Links:   Dreamspinner Press eBook and Paperback 

 

Blurb:

 

Mystery. Murder. Men in silk stockings. Hollywood nights are heating up.

 

Hardboiled Los Angeles PI Cain Noble is hired by wealthy and gorgeous Camille Astor to find her husband and a priceless work of art, both of which have disappeared.

At the nightclub owned by Mr. Astor, Cain encounters the mesmerizing Lily Lavender, who has the body of a goddess and the sultry voice of an angel—but is really a young man named Riley who attracts trouble like a magnet.

What’s a private dick in the vein of LA’s bygone era and a cross-dressing burlesque starlet to do when faced with the hidden decadence and lethal dangers of the Hollywood Hills? They have their work cut out for them because they haven’t even scratched the surface of an elaborate scheme more twisted than anyone could ever have imagined.

Category: Mystery/Suspense, Dreamspun Desires

Pages: 236 (ebook), 240 (paperback)

About the Author

 

Susan Laine, an award-winning, multipublished author of LGBTQ erotic romance and a Finnish native, was raised by the best mother in the world, who told her daughter that she could be whatever she wanted to be. The spark for serious writing and publishing kindled when Susan discovered the gay erotic romance genre. One of her books, Monsters Under the Bed, won the 2014 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Paranormal Romance.

Trained as an anthropologist, Susan’s long-term plan is to become a full-time writer. Susan enjoys hanging out with her sister, two nieces, mother, and friends in movie theaters, bookstores, and parks. Her favorite pastimes include pop music, action flicks, and doing the dishes while pondering the meaning of life, while a few of her dislikes are sweating hot summer days, tobacco smoke, and purposeful prejudice.

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A Caryn Release Day Review: Summer Ride by Susan Laine

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

This book made me laugh.  But not in the way the author intended…

Toby and Jimmy are best friends in high school, but they lose touch almost immediately after graduation – Toby basically stopped returning calls.  It was never quite explained why – something about disapproving fathers – but bottom line, they haven’t seen each other or thought of each other in 5 years when they run into each other in an east coast bus stop.  Jimmy is looking for a map, and Toby is looking for a bus, and they both intend to head out west, no particular destination, and no particular plans, but both have something they need to escapr.  Jimmy graduated from Harvard and is now in Harvard Law School, and Toby has graduated with a degree in engineering and is now in grad school, also in Boston.  Jimmy asked Toby to drive with him because he’s always wondered what happened to their friendship, and Toby reluctantly agreed.

That’s the setup, and it’s all in the blurb, and there isn’t much else to the book.  They dance around each other, unwilling to admit what they’re running from, but eventually they find out that they’re both gay, both attracted to each other, and sex ensues.  Lots of it, and not much else, but at least this was the amusing part.  OMG, the purple prose!  My favorite line:

They kissed, Jimmy drinking from Toby’s succulent fountain.

I laughed out loud!  Then there was abuse of alliteration:

Toby continued torturing Jimmy with a lascivious litany of pornographic promises, sweet swears, and inviting imagery.

There is of course more, but those are my favorites.  Really these two guys were pretty interchangeable, there was nothing in particular distinguishing one from the other, and nothing at all that made me interested in knowing them, or invested in their relationship.  I was just enjoying things like the multiple near-wrecks when one or the other would react to something provocative that was said and the car would swing out of the lane, but then the driving would be perfect while they gave each other blowjobs.  Hmmmm, if you can maintain good driving skills during a blowjob, but lose them just because someone says something surprising, that doesn’t say much for the quality of the BJ, does it?

Anyway, they made it 3 days, got as far as Wisconsin, and then turned back around to face their demons in Boston, declared true love, and planned another road trip.  And had a lot of sex in the car on the way back, and only got caught by the cops once, which made them proud.  Guess ya gotta take your affirmations where you can…

Anyway, I did have to give this book an extra ½ point because the writing of the sex scenes just made me laugh so hard.  I would recommend this book for anyone else who wants to read more like that I copied above, because there is plenty more there!

Cover art by Tiferet Design really nailed it with these two models.  I can totally see them drinking from each other’s succulent fountains 🙂

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

Book Details:

ebook, 112 pages
Expected publication: March 30th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN139781640804555
Edition LanguageEnglish

A MelanieM Release Day Review: An Island in the Stars by Susan Laine

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Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Sam, a geeky college freshman, has bigger problems than lusting after Marcus, sexy jock, college junior, and his big brother’s best friend. Chasing after a beanie caught in the winter wind turns into a tumble down the rabbit hole for them both—science fiction style.

Sam and Marcus find themselves trapped on a tropical island in the middle of a strange ocean on an alien moon. The sole structure is a ruined temple devoted to the art of love. Flustered, confused, and unable to return home, they need to figure out a means of escape from a hostile jungle teeming with dangerous life-forms.

In this tale where opposites attract and secret crushes are revealed, two very dissimilar young men discover they actually have a lot in common after all, but it will take their differences as much as their points of connection to survive on an island in the stars.

An Island in the Stars by Susan Laine is a story that has me going back and forth on this review.  Quick, two bit review?  Sweet science fiction romance. Boom done.  But you know I can’t leave it at that.  I love Susan Laine’s The Wheel Mysteries series, one of my favorites.  She has a great attention to detail and a wonderful imagination and both of those are employed here.  I absolutely was fascinated by the world building and application of science that Laine used here in her story.  On this island in the stars, she gives us a completely magical (and sometimes lethal) planet from the smallest and most endearing of animals to the largest and wildly unbelievable magnificent of creatures you would hope to see and everything in between.  It’s all here, described in vivid, sometimes gushing detail.  I could have spent hours here, without the two men/boys, exploring the landscape the author created.  It was at times more alluring, more captivating, than the rest of the plot and that was part of the problem here.

The men/boys in the middle.  I found Sam totally likable, 17, brilliant, shy and afraid of being out and gay, he’s been secretly crushing on his older brother’s jock friend for years.  The story is told from both MCs pov so we get the wonderfully pragmatic and logical perspective that comes from Sam.  Yes, he’s often afraid but he looks at things as calmly as he can (considering the wild situation they are in and the dumb things Marcus does) and tries to figure a way forward, all while being close to the guy he’s hugely attractive too.  Teenage hormones anyone?  Then there was Marcus.  He was far more problematic for me.  Like the proverbial bull in a china shop, Marcus blundered from one impulsive bad thing to another.  Yes, he had an explanation later for his behavior but still he was an idiot given the scary situation they were in and it took him until the end of the book to learn his lesson.  Plus he’s 20, old enough to at least have a better insight but no.  Honestly I spent most of the book irritated the heck by him and thinking Sam could do much better.  So there’s that.  His conversation is borderline silly and don’t get me started on his names for things considering his major.  Not a whole lot about him made sense as a character, the complete opposite of Sam in so many ways.

While they are trying to figure their way home, they are also in the middle of an abandoned sex palace/temple where the walls are covered with explicit 3-D images of sexual acts (ala several Greek and Indian temples here) but taken by the author to science fiction extremes.  Again, totally fascinating and described in incredible detail.  This takes up a huge amount of the story and I was expecting it to go somewhere, like it was going to jumpstart Sam’s libido (but hey he’s 17, doesn’t need that and they are in a scary situation so there’s that too).  Here the plotline starts to take a neat turn and then it’s abandoned like the temple/sex palace itself.  Unless the author intends to return there one day, we will never know what Laine intended here which is a shame.  It had possibilities but then again Sam is 17.

And that’s my final “thing” here.  Again and again, we are told that in Montana, Sam is considered “legal”, but Marcus is 20, so not really.  There’s a fine line here that the author walks sexually and continually makes her case “legally” over and over again, stating Montana laws as regards to age limits for sexual intercourse between consenting adults.  And all that does is highlight the idea that maybe it’s not really all the legal between Sam and Marcus if it has to be brought up constantly.  Even Sam himself tells Marcus at times, he’s not ready for “more”.  I felt this part of the story was rushed and well, awkward.  But perhaps that’s because I’m just not that fond of Marcus.  Who knows.

Anyhow, what got me here was the universe, the world building and I wanted to see more.  It’s amazing and deserving of 4 plus stars all on its own.  Sam too and his “MacGyver” ability to use science to see them safely home.  Love that boy!  Think it all sounds intriguing?  Pick up the story and let me know what you think….

Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska.  I love this cover and find it magical and perfect for the story.  Great job.

Sales Links:  Dreamspinner Press | Amazon

Book Details:

ebook
Expected publication: June 12th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN139781635336399

 

A Stella Review: Tradeoff by Susan Laine

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RATING 3,5 out of 5 stars

Milo Blake and his best friend, Jasper Reed, are college freshmen. Their shared passion is cars. Milo will build them, Jasper will drive them. That’s been their post-college plan since they were kids.

Until the day Milo gives Jasper a chance to test drive a new sports car—and Jasper, in a daze, smacks a grateful kiss on Milo’s lips. That single, spontaneous act changes everything. At least it does for Milo. Now, he sees his best friend in a different light.

So, he devises a new plan. He offers Jasper a mutually beneficial tradeoff: the perfect car for Jasper, the full gay experience for Milo. Essential car parts in exchange for a wide range of sensual acts—and zero emotional complications. When Jasper surprises them both and agrees to the audacious proposition, he and Milo are in for the ride of their lives.

Tradeoff by Susan Laine was a nice reading. Following Milo and Jasper during their tradeoff, or better the discover of  their love, was really interesting. It was a good story, well written, sexy of course, cause seeing them trading car parts for a kiss or some necking was so hot.

I easily felt the connection between them, the MCs are first of all best friends, and although Milo wants more from Jasper and Jasper has no idea what he actually wants, their friendship come first, the worry of ruining it was real and clear from the well written scenes and dialogues.

Tradeoff is a fast paced read, but nothing was rushed, on the contrary I enjoyed every little moment Milo and Jasper shared. I knew there were a lot of years behind the present and in my opinion the author did a great work at showing me the deep feelings these guys had for each other.

It was time I finally read Susan Laine again and I’m happy I picked Tradeoff.

I don’t like the cover art by Harris Channing, I’m not sure why, but I wouldn’t have picked this new release just for the cover. I picked it because I know the author can write.

Sales Links:  Bookstrand

BOOK DETAILS

ebook, 115 pages
Published May 18th 2017 by Siren Publishing
ISBN139781640103337
Edition LanguageEnglish

A Kai Release Day Review: Kissing Lessons (Before… and After #2) by Susan Laine

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Rating: 2 stars out of 5

Merry and Boone have been best friends since kindergarten. Even though they were always together, they have differents personality. Boone was the experienced one and Merry was the socially awkward and inexperienced.In the end of the high school senior year, Merry had never been kissed and since he was going to the prom, he intended to kiss his prom date. The problem was: he didn’t know how to kiss and didn’t want to make a fool of himself. So it was better training it first, right? And who better than Boone to teach him how to kiss?
Although being surprised at first, Boone agreed to show Merry how to be a good kisser. They explored many styles of kisses and things became a little too good for them. What should be just a make-out lesson turned into something more intense and they just couldn’t forget about. A week later they decided to confront it and both admitted to wanting one more kissing lesson to see where it would take them. It turned out that how more they kissed more they realized what were there all along: They had feelings for each other.

Well, guys, I’m always up for a good and adorable male-male-young-adult, but this one was a disappointed to me. I couldn’t connect with the story. It was so limited and not developed. The main characters were the only character in the book. No one else really appeared and it bothered me that I couldn’t see them interacting with other people in other situations. We are talking about teenagers here; we should at least see a parent or a school interaction with friends, teachers or whatever.  The events in the entire book were almost the same and there was not a development at all.

Despite the sweetness, I had problems with the kissing lessons too. Actually, it was a bittersweet feeling. I mean, the beginner was really cute and adorable and I loved it, but then Boone needed to classify everything. Even when they were so carried away in the kiss, he would stop to classify it. I was bored after a while with this.

The only occasion they went out of Boone’s room, seems like they were alone even if they were at a prom. And even at the event, no one asked them anything. I mean, in a perfect place it wouldn’t be a surprise to see two guys together, but it was high school. It wouldn’t be strange to have, at least, a curious teenager asking about them or even just looking. After all, they were there as an out couple for the first time. Boone asked one little thing to one random girl and it was it: all the interaction with other people. And after that, it was like they were alone in the world. Felt so unrealistic.

Although I liked what I could see about the character’s personality, it wasn’t sufficiently developed to really connect and like them. There was no time or events in the story for it, unluckily.

The cover art by AngstyG is something I approved about this book. It’s a romantic and pretty cover with the two character represented in such a sweet moment. I really like it.

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Book Details:

Kindle edition, 81 pages
Publication: April 26th 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Series: Before… and After: Book Two

Characters
Merry, Boone

An Alisa Review: Defrosting Jack by Susan Laine

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

 

defrosting-jackJack Frost has a problem. He’s the mythical power behind the elements of ice, snow, and frost, but his fame is being usurped by a fictional Frozen queen. So Jack’s the grumpiest man in Yuleland and is in need of a naughty distraction.

 

Rudolph Hreinn has a problem, as well. Rudy’s in high demand on Christmas, but the rest of the year he’s scorned by everyone for being different. So Rudy’s the saddest man in Yuleland and desperate for a nice diversion.

 

When the winter sprite and the reindeer shifter meet, after a rocky start, a friendship of like minds is born. Attraction soon follows. But then strange things start to happen. Odd omens warn them of dire consequences for Yuleland and for the winter holidays should they fall for each other.

 

Can love unite two lonely men and save Christmas? It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for some frosty reindeer games.

 

Jack gives off the impression he prefers to be solitary in defense to being continually pushed away.  Rudy has been ridiculed for his heredity and prefers to spend most of his time alone.  They both are tired of denying their attraction for the other and quickly realize they are the perfect counterpart to each other (hot to cold).

 

Jack and Rudy stand by each other through the whole situation, fighting for their love in spite of the consequences that have been foretold.  We see both of their emotions and feelings pretty plainly even though Jack holds his tight to his chest when with others.  I was rooting for these two to get everything worked out and continue building their connection to each other.

 

The cover art is very nice and gives a good visual for the characters.

 

Sales Links: Siren Publishing

 

Book Details:

ebook, 126 pages

Published: December 7, 2016 by Siren Publishing

Edition Language: English

A Paul B Review: Warrior Wolf and His Little Lamb (Pariah Pack #3) by Susan Laine

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

warrior-wolf-and-his-little-lamb-by-susan-laineRhys Gunner has been away from his werewolf pack for some time.  Having recently returned from the military, he is given the task from his alpha Max to find new hunting ground for their expanding pack of misfit shifters.  With new pups and mates along with outcasts from other groups joining, they need to expand their territory.  He stops at Sheppard farm, run but a family of sheep shifters.  If nothing else, Rhys can satisfy his sweet tooth at the bakery the Sheppard family runs.  The patriarch of the Sheppard family comes in to talk to his wife who is working the bakery.  Rhys smells the scent of his mate not coming from Louis but from a handkerchief that he is carrying.  Louis tells Rhys that it belongs to his son.  Rhys takes off in search of his mate.  He finds him in bed—with a woman.

Heath’s introduction to his mate could not have gone worse.  In storms this giant of a man while he is fooling around with his girlfriend.  Not happy with the interruption, Heath is further dismayed when he figures out his mate is not only male but a wolf shifter.  How are a ram and wolf supposed to be mates?  And to make matters worse, his girlfriend is getting a crash course of shifters and mating.  Heath initially rejects Rhys’s advances but Rhys is determined to win over his “little lamb.”  Things become even more complicated when Max demands that Rhys tell the Sheppards that their farm is now part of the werewolf pack lands due to an ancient werewolf law dealing with the property of their mates.  While Rhys does not want to go against his alpha, he also doesn’t want to push Heath away just as he is starting to win him over.  Rhys decides it may come down to his mate or his pack. 

While I have enjoyed Susan Laine’s books in the past, I did not enjoy this one quite as much as her other books that I have read.  I think the major problem I had with the book was all the puns using the wolf and sheep motif that are probably used to bring some humor to the book.  While using them in moderation is fine, it seemed to me that I was hit over the head with them.  Another point that bothered me was the Scooby Doo like ending where the wise old owl mediator solves the problem with Max’s recent behavior.  On a side note, this is the third book in the Pariah Pack series but the first one I have read.  So the point of Max’s behavior not being normal was sort of lost on me.  Having someone say a secondary character in a book is acting strangely is one thing but having read the backstory in a previous book would have helped me connect why Max’s behavior was inconsistent with his past actions.  While I have a couple of misgivings about this book, I would be willing to read others in the series.

The cover art by Harris Channing is a decent cover for the book.  It has out two protagonists on the top half of the cover while a lone wolf is amongst a sheep herd on the bottom half. 

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Siren Publishing/Bookstrand

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Book Details

EBook, 110 pages

Edition Language:  English

Published:  March 24, 2016 by Siren Publishing

ISBN:   978-1-68295-134-7

Series:  Pariah Pack

An Alisa Review: Open Omega and His Bitter Bear (Pariah Pack #4) by Susan Laine

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Rating:  3 stars out of 5

 

open-omega-and-his-bitter-beanAs an omega, Woody Fry balances the unity of his wolf pack and serves as a gardener and healer. He’s an outspoken and optimistic twink who always supports his family and is ever ready to take a leap of faith. An unexpected intrusion into the wolf territory on an autumn’s day brings Woody face to face with a sullen, young coywolf and an equally morose, hostile bear in his prime.

 

Brown bear Lyss Arthur doesn’t trust anyone, preferring to keep to himself and radiating an air of rage. When the two opposites realize they’re mates, all bets are off. But Lyss isn’t on the market for a mate, so Woody has his work cut out.

 

Soon the wolf pack learns that the bear and coywolf are on the lam. They’re pursued by a lethal enemy who’ll stop at nothing to get them back. Protecting the bear and his teenage ward might prove deadly for everyone concerned.

 

Woody is absolutely adorable and so optimistic it’s like a breath of fresh air.  Despite the bad things that have happened in his life he looks for the good in others and situations.  Lyss is grumbly bear who doesn’t feel as though he can see any good in anything anymore.

 

In this story we can see how much Woody would like to push Lyss, but knows it’s best to wait.  Lyss has trouble seeing how things can get better until it comes down to a confrontation and Woody’s pack stands up for him and the coywolf showing him that they are welcome and loved.  I was rooting for these two the whole time even if Lyss did make a few stupid mistakes and had to be slapped upside the head with the truth for him to see it.

 

The cover art is very nice and gives a good visual for the characters.

 

Sales Links: Siren Publishing

 

Book Details:

ebook, 126 pages

Published: September 7, 2016 by Siren Publishing

Edition Language: English

Series: Pariah Pack #4

A Melanie Release Day Review: The Disciple (The Wheel Mysteries #4) by Susan Laine

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Rating: 4 stars out of 5

the-disciple-by-susan-laineGus Goodwin witnesses a young man acting strangely at his occult shop—and a day later the same youth is found brutally murdered at a secluded Radical Faerie sanctuary in the mountains. Gus and his private detective boyfriend, Niall Valentine, once again find themselves in the middle of a murder mystery.

First to cross their path is Professor Alex Kittridge, Gus’s ex-boyfriend. Then into the picture stumbles Autumnsong, the biggest enigma they’ve ever encountered, to complicate the already confusing case. As Gus and Niall try to decipher the meaning of the cryptic poems left at the murder scenes, their pasts not yet laid to rest put a strain on their relationship.

Gus and Niall must uncover a slew of secrets within a spiritual group of queer social rebels before the vile killer strikes again—or the investigation could very well end up being their last.

The fourth book in The Wheel Mysteries by Susan Laine, The Disciple, finds Gus Goodwin and Niall Valentine one year into their  relationship.  Each book in the series has a Wiccan holiday at its center and for The Disciple, its Lughnasadh or Lammas. Laine intends for the series to run the length of the Wiccan sabbat or holiday calendar so we have a ways to go yet.  Lucky us!

I have long adored this series, not only for its characters and its murder mysteries but for its accurate use of the Wiccan religion.  Wiccan beliefs are beautifully interwoven throughout the story, including its connections to nature, practices…its a lovely way for those unfamiliar with this religion to meet it.  And through Gus Goodwin a Wiccan, whose nonjudgemental mind and sharp intelligence, often brings us into learning about other forms of pagan religions as well.  This time it is the Radical Faeries, another group that gets a compassionate and open-minded treatment from Laine.  At his side?  His  fiance’, P.I Niall Valentine, who’s mind has become more accepting while remaining just as suspicious as it needs to be.  They are a great combination.

Unfortunately, a member of this group has been murdered  and that brings our favorite couple into the investigation.

Gus and Niall’s relationship is always a work in progress, a factor that makes them and their partnership believable and feel real.  They fight,  make up, have doubts, and work through their issues like mature adults.  I love that.  Plus their sex scenes are very hot!  But its as a couple I appreciate them so much.  Their love and appreciation for each other shines off the page.  That also improves with each story as their love has deepened and gotten stronger as its been tested with each murder case and crisis.

Laine doesn’t disappoint us here with the mysteries either.  We find out about the murders, the culprits and maybe something far more sinister. It did feel a little long towards the end.  It felt as though it had wrapped up only to continue on.  But then we get something so marvelous waiting at the end.  No spoilers but oh how I loved this book!  I had no idea that was going to happen.  I was stunned with joy.

Love murder mysteries?  How about  romance too?  Here’s a whole series to gobble up!  Start at the beginning and work your way through until you reach The Disciple.  I highly recommend them all.  Susan Laine has laid the ground work for the next book to come and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us there.  I wonder if it will be out by Yule?  That’s the next Wiccan holiday on the calendar!  I’ll be waiting.

Cover Artist: Brooke Albrecht.  What a gorgeous cover.  A true favorite of mine.

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Book Details:

ebook, 200 pages
Expected publication: October 21st 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
ISBN 1634776623 (ISBN13: 9781634776622)
Edition LanguageEnglish

SeriesThe Wheel Mysteries 

A MelanieM Review: Skyships Over Innsmouth by Susan Laine

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Rating: 3 stars out of  5

skyships-over-innsmouthTwenty winters have passed since the Cataclysm brought down society and robbed people of their memories. Humanity, vastly reduced in numbers since the initial chaos, has started anew in Canal City with the aid of library books and steam technology. The Scout and Ranger Corps was established to search for possible survivors and to replenish dwindling resources.

Dev is the captain of the scout airship Smoke Sparrow, and Shay is the scholar of their newest expedition. Their destination is Innsmouth, Massachusetts, a small fishing town that is mentioned in obscure books but shows up on no maps. Might its secrets offer answers? But within the fog-covered, ruined hillside town by the bay lurk unspeakable dangers and horrors beyond imagining. The expedition team soon learns that Innsmouth is one town that should have been left forgotten.

Skyships Over Innsmouth by Susan Laine is more of a horror steampunk story than a romance.  Taking place in a post apocalyptic world, Laine imagines what’s left of humanity living without memories of their past, in small societies run by steam and cobbled together knowledge from left over books.  The event that wiped out their memories and killed most of the world’s population?  Only mentioned by name, the Cataclysm, it brought the world almost to oblivion.  No one living can remember past “twenty winters”, and most of those alive are young.

Its a fascinating foundation.  Our main characters live in a place known as Canal City (its familiar name we will find out only towards the end of the story).  All the people, Shay, Dev, even the remarkable Malia (one of my favorite characters) is mostly a blank slate.  They have no history, no past, and unfortunately, that lack of foundation to their characters, leaves them shallow and lacking.  I understand that its part of the narrative but it left its mark here on the men too. Malia is a stunshine gun wielding, armor wearing security guard for the Smokey Sparrow. She’s the most vivid, sparkling character in the entire story.  I loved her.  She outgunned, out powered and basically out charactered every darn thing in this  story.  Not good for Dev and Shay. Even the villain.

Laine did spooky rather well.  The atmosphere over the town of Innsmouth practically shouted “run, you fools”.  Typically, no one ever listens.  I loved some of the descriptions of the town, the evil elements I can’t describe here without giving away plot points, and a host of other vile goings on.  I liked those.  But they kept being interrupted by Shay and Dev and a romance I never, ever believed in, not once.    It went from shy, “I Lurve You” glances, to instant hot in love.  I never felt any real connection between the two, all while trying to escape the town, and save themselves and others.

Nope, I wanted more  of Malia.

The explanation, when it came…well, I’m not sure that I understood it all.  But Malia was there kicking butt and somehow it all came together.  The almost to the end was smashing!

As a horror/adventure tale, I liked Skyships over Innsmouth by Susan Laine.  Definitely not as a romance.  Its really up to you.

Cover Art © 2016 Staf Masciandaro. I liked the cover art.  Spot on for the story.

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Book Details:

ebook, 200 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by DSP Publications
ISBN 1634769902 (ISBN13: 9781634769907)
Edition LanguageEnglish