Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bounty

Title: Bounty
Author: Hank Edwards
Publisher: Self Published
Publisher URL: www.smashwords.com
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal, Western
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Josh Stanton has always been an outsider in the town of Belkin’s Pass.  His mother was rumored to be a witch, who ran off with the devil when Josh was a child.  Only two people actually cared about Josh; Agnes, the school teacher who adopted Josh and Dexter Wells, Josh’s best friend. 

Bounty is a friends-to-lovers romance interwoven with vampires, zombies, a Native American spirit protector, as well as both racial and spiritual discrimination.  The setting is the Old West.  The main characters are convincing.  

Josh and Dex’s childhood friendship evolved into love over a fifteen year period.  Dex is forced into the difficult position of arresting Josh, the man he has always loved, or escaping with him to save both their lives.    The plot has good mystery growth, along with plenty of action.  Josh has the ability to raise the dead. In the recently departed, the description implies the dead body is invaded by a evil spirit who attacks the living.  However, these creatures can be easily killed with a bullet to the brain, unlike the vampires that can only be harmed by silver. The storyline presents several scenarios of questions regarding Josh’s gift but with no real conclusions. 

Hank Edwards has created an interesting story. On the other hand, Bounty finishes in a bittersweet cliffhanger.

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