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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Shorts

I don't post anything about books for a gazillion years and then you can't shut me up. :-) Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Too Much Information by Glyn SoitiƱo (26 pages)
Torquere Books

This is the follow-up story to Only Human. Seth, Zahir's construct, has been happily living with Mike for about 6 months when he starts getting really bad headaches. When he has a seizure Mike calls Zahir who determines that he put too much information into Seth and his brain is overloading and he'll die if he can't remove some of the information, but what parts can he safely remove without changing who Seth is? This was not as engaging as Zahir/Zach's original story or Seth's, however it was only 26 pages and was focused almost entirely on Zahir trying to cure Seth so you didn't get much of a picture of how things really were for Seth and Mike as a couple or how Seth adapted to only being alive for a year. Fans of the series (aka me) will likely find it enjoyable but if you don't know the whole back-story it won't make much sense.

Sparks Fly by Kiernan Kelly (29 pages)
Torquere Books

It's July 4th and Riley is depressed. His boyfriend broke up with him after obviously using him to get a high ranking position in his father's fireworks company. That night he runs into his old friend Rocket who used to work for them and suddenly up and quit without a word. He's angry but is convinced to help Rocket put on the show for a local club and the reconnect when Rocket tells him why he really left and has some information to share about Riley's new step-mom and his ex. This was more serious than most of the author's work I've read. I felt it could have been much longer because I wanted to know more about Rocket and Riley and how it got to where it was and I was confused by the time-line. I did like the fact that Riley's rich powerful father didn't have a problem with his son being gay and didn't fall into the evil obnoxious father role that often turns up. It was an okay story but not one of my faves by this author.

Toy Box: Latex by Mychael Black, Jay Lygon, BA Tortuga (29 pages)
Torquere Books

Kor'inth by Mychael Black - Kor'inth is a dark elf who was banished because he had a relationship with a male. He comes from a male submissive culture and after two years alone approaches a BDSM club desiring to serve. He's approached by Soren, a vampire, who offers him something to wear and an escort. At his car he puts him in a latex outfit but they get so hot and heavy Soren decides to take him home instead. I'm not sure if this is part of a series or not. I did enjoy the descriptions of Kor'inth living in the woods.

Tail-Gators by Jay Lyon - Mike and his BF Kevin are getting ready to join Mike's parents for a tail-gating parting before the big football game. Mike invites Kevin's annoying room mate Carl even though he's super rude. After Mike and Kevin put on liquid latex football jerseys they go to the party and Carl is freaked because Mike's parents are famous Nobel prize winning chemists but he's such an ass they can't stand him either. It was cute with lots of playing between Mike and Kevin and I liked how snooty Carl got taken down a peg at the end.

Easy by BA Tortuga - Shane gets a package from his friends and it's liquid latex. As a surprise for Galen he makes a date to meet him for dinner. He arrives covered in black latex and not much else. They barely make it home before they get smexin' it up. This is part of a series obviously but I have no idea who the characters are. It was very steamy though and just as a little interlude piece it was good but it probably would be more interesting to people who know the characters and their backgrounds.

12 comments:

Chris said...

I'll have to keep an eye out for that Kiernan Kelly...

Tam said...

It had quite a different feel to the usual KK, but I really wanted more background as I was left a bit wondering about some things in the relationship between Rocket and Riley.

Val said...

I'm not sure if any of these appeal to me (I guess my tolerance for short fiction, which was never much to begin with, has run out), but I enjoyed reading your summaries as always!

Tam said...

They were not some of the best I've read Val but I do enjoy visiting fave characters sometimes as in TMI. I find the Toy Box stories often have reoccuring characters which likely appeal much more to the fans of that particular series as in the case of the 3rd story in latex.

Eyre said...

I'll have to get Latex one of these days for the Tortuga story. I do like Shane and Galen.

Tam said...

See it probably made a lot more sense Eyre for people who know them and their history. It was very hot and steamy and you could sense the strength of the relationship but it was two strangers for me.

Eyre said...

Tam, that makes perfect sense. I usually don't read those Toy Box books because I don't know the backgrounds for all the different stories, but I liked Galen and Shane so much that I'd buy one to see them again.

Lily said...

I haven't read the first two but I did read Latex which I enjoyed. Like Eyre I like Galen and Shane's series.

Tam said...

I'm not sure Lily, if the Torquere technique works for or against them. Of course fans of one series may buy the book just to read their story (even though the other two are of less interests) but if you know the books has follow-ups you may not buy it because you are unfamiliar. Of course I've bought them knowing that but I wanted to read the theme enough, so I guess it's likely 6 of one and half a dozen of the other.

Erotic Horizon said...

Hope the weekend was good for you hon...

You do know your shorts - I am noting all the ones that calls out to me..

Once I replace my e-reader, I'll have a whole lot of book to upload..

E.h>

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

I hope you and your Dutch guest had a good time with the Heineken, Tam, because the match sure didn't offer much entertainment! ;D

I don't think any of these shorts will be added to my TBB list.

Tam said...

We did have a good weekend. I have friends staying with us so it was fun.

Hope you enjoy the ones you pick up EH.

It was sad Janna. LOL We drank our Heineken but not much in the way of celebrating. They weren't an amazing batch this time Janna and if you aren't following some of the series probably best to skip these.