Monday, January 25, 2010

Love Me Dead


Title: Love Me Dead
Author: William Maltese, Lex Valentine, AM Riley
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: http://www.mlrbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60820-068-9
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Anthology
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Ghost Hunters – Long Beach - AM Riley - 4 Nymphs
Frequent visitors to the Queen Mary Hotel, Rick and James are familiar to the hotel staff. Hunting ghost for years, Rick is still hoping to record a sighting. James does not believe in ghost; he is hoping to become more than best friends with Rick. Standing by to declare his feelings to Rick, a series of events has James asking the question “Can ghosts influence the living?”

Rousing Caine - Lex Valentine - 5 Nymphs
Jason Rockham is the owner of a successful restaurant. However, he is not happy. Jason has been emotionally abused and lost his trust in humanity until he meets Caine at Jason’s family home in Pebble Beach, California. Caine is an exquisite lover that not only makes Jason happy but helps restore Jason’s faith in the power of love.

The Day They Closed The Iguana - AM Riley - 5 Nymphs
Bill Miller, owner of the Iguana Theater and part time actor, lives with the regret of a love that can never be returned and the” what if” questions for years. However, change comes in the form of an offer from the city to buy Bill and the other store owners out before the buildings are torn down. While pondering the city’s offer, Bill meets Frank Connor, a rancher from Montana and the magnetism between them is undeniable. In the midst of the two offers open to him, Bill decides it is time to move on.

Black Candle Reader - William Maltese - 5 Nymphs
Jeremy Taig and his roommate are prostitutes employed by Penningdale Escort Agency. Jeremy caters to clients who are voyeurs, while his roommate caters to clients desiring physical contact. It is the unnamed roommate who narrates his story, giving details of his clients and how they play a role in his fascinating voyage into the dark world of ghosts and of course, there is a love interest too.

Love Me Dead is a collection of captivating ghost stories by three amazing authors. William Maltese illustrates the dangerous side of a hustler’s life interwoven with how psychic utilize candles. Lex Valentine delivers a distinctive and very steamy romance. AM Riley creates two touching tales with a dash of humor. Overall, each story integrates enticing plots which are well paced. The settings are ample and the characters are complete with emotional, as well as sexual, appeal. I thoroughly enjoyed Love Me Dead.

3 comments:

Lex Valentine said...

Thank you so much for the review!

Chocolate Minx said...

Really great story! I'll be looking out for more of your creations!

William Maltese said...

It's always a pleasure to have a reviewer actually "get" what's written. You'd think it would happen more often, but, unfortunately, it always doesn't. Thanks for including this review, as well as the one for my RIDE THE MAN DOWN. Both are appreciated.