Saturday, June 20, 2015

Buzz & Blow, Shave & Shimmer, Fade & Fluff

Author: Alex Carreras
Publisher: Wilde City Press
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ISBN: 978-1-925313-17-8
Genre: {M/M} Vampire Anthology
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Three stories each are featuring a different vampire couple. The plot is set in Sangre, Florida. The characters share common interests, as well as common goals. Everlasting Salon is located directly across the street from Killer Kuts barbershop, which is considered to be second-rate according to the salon hairdressers. Nevertheless, the aristocratic hairdressers develop permanent relationships with the common barbers. When a psycho vampire threatens to destroy the peace of the vampire community, the hairdressers and barbers ban together to exterminate the perpetrator.    

Buzz & Blow - 4 Nymphs
Hairdresser Asher comes from a long line of stylist to the aristocrats. He misses the days of powered wigs. However, Asher cannot deny his attraction for Niko, a barber. Niko, who grew up poor, comes from Cuba. Niko is attracted to Asher but was always afraid of being rejected.

Shave & Shimmer – 4 Nymphs
Hairdresser Tory is looking for a soul mate and he believes he has found a mate with the barber Ray.  But Ray is so steeped in seeking revenge that he could not recognize the love Tory offered.

Fade & Fluff – 3.5 Nymphs
Jerrod is the owner of Everlasting Salon; he also is a social snob. Jerrod has secretly loved Kairon, the owner of Killer Kuts on and off for centuries.

Overall the stories are sweetly romantic as well as amusing. The fight scenes are interesting, but have a confusing conclusion. In the final fight scene, Jerrod attacks the psycho and then the storyline switches to an intimacy scene with no explanation of what happened to the criminal. I can only surmise that there will be another story or that readers must come up with their own finale.  

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