Book Review: Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red by J. Fally

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Indigo Footsteps, Spatters of Red
Author: J. Fally
Heroes: Carter Cross/Josh Lessard
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 56 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 9, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: At first glance, Carter Cross and Josh Lessard seem like an ordinary couple. They make love and fight, know each other’s strengths and weaknesses, deal with the “in-laws,” and share their life and home. They even work together. One day, they’ll probably die together – possibly a lot sooner than they’d prefer, given their profession as members of a paramilitary special unit formed to thwart a gory apocalypse. While Carter and Josh are used to cheating death on a daily basis, this time the odds are stacked against them. Between a deadly mission to complete and Josh’s grandma coming for a visit, it’ll take a miracle to get them out as horror invades not only a major city but also their home.


Review: Wow! For such a short story, this one was packed full of action and bursting with surprises that I just didn’t see coming. I am so bummed that this was so short, I want a sequel…a full length sequel.

Carter and Josh are two alphas; Special Forces men who live life to the fullest because their job is so dangerous they never know when their time will be up. And what they do for a living is hunting zombie-slash-vampire type creatures. These creatures are hard to kill and extremely deadly, so deadly that a member of their slaying team is designated as the sniper responsible for taking out any member who is compromised. What an awful job.

We initially meet Josh and Carter at home where they are preparing for the arrival of Josh’s family, his wacky voodoo loving family. It sounds like a crazy combo, but this really worked, and worked well. Josh appears as two different people; he is sweet and timid and needy while off the job, but the moment the phone rings, he becomes the hard-ass special forces soldier that he is and becomes fearless. Carter loved that about Josh, and so did I.

The action scene at the Alamo was a blend of humor and angst and horror; a great combination for me, because I love that style of writing. It was scary, and sad, and very enjoyable…but too short. I want more, lots more.

The ending, while a little unexpected, was a cute way to finish this short story. I loved getting to meet the family, the unexpected action, and watching their interaction with the guys. This is one story where the title, while kind of obscure, becomes clear as you read. So, there you have it, a fun story that has a little bit of everything, and where everything worked. A highly entertaining short story recommended from someone who doesn’t normally recommend many short stories.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2014, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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