Vampire Week Review: Vertigo by Jordan Castillo Price

Guest Reviewed by Morgan

1Title: Vertigo
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus #2
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 42 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: June 14, 2011 (2nd Ed.)
Available at: JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Long, dark hair. Dewy, khol-rimmed eyes. Ripe young lips just made for kissing.

Guys like that are dime a dozen.

Wild Bill likes a little edge on his playmates, and Michael’s got the whole package going on—plus a loaded gun in his leather jacket, and an unquenchable obsession with vampires.

Michael has managed to follow a breadcrumb trail Bill didn’t even know he was leaving, and the kid’s got a few new tricks up his sleeve. Hopefully the latest addition to his arsenal doesn’t include a wooden stake with Wild Bill’s name on it. But anything can happen in the dark.

Second electronic edition. First edition was published as Channeling Morpheus: Vertigo in 2008. Appears in the print collection Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary.

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Review:

This is from Bill’s perspective. He acknowledges that he can’t get Michael off his mind and is excited when he finally runs into him again. But Michael has been planning this meeting, and he isn’t about to let Bill get away this time, not without hearing him out.

**

Wowza. This was a very sexy, creepy, book two to the series. There are some questionable acts that somehow seem to just work for these two dark figures. You can tell, right from the start, that this relationship is not ever, ever going to be smooth sailing, but it will be hot as hell.

As JCP said in her review about this book on GoodReads: “I think that dynamic carried through the rest of the series beautifully, that they’re both so needy for each other, and both so full of broken places inside that no one can really heal, that there’s no way it’s going to end up with them picking out curtains. “ And that is really an understatement.

Later on in the series, we see more about Michael and his attachment to Vampires in general and also, I think, about the cutting – how both are symbolic for something more than just simple fascination or a means to an end. This is where those seeds get laid.

By now, in the series, I am really invested in seeing what happens with the two of them. I am fascinated by the vampire world JCP has created and can’t wait to read book 3.

I highly recommend this book and this series and give it 4.5 of 5 stars.

Overall Impression: I loved it!

*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2011, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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