Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus #7
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 74 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: August 2, 2012
Available at: JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: With summer ending and temperatures dipping low at night, Michael’s eager to get his leather jacket back, and although Wild Bill could easily vamp any sales clerk into giving Michael some new duds, it wouldn’t be quite the same as the jacket he left at his parents’ house. Not unless the malls have begun selling clothing with Rohypnol and ketamine sewn into the seams.
The return of the jacket comes with a price: a new cell phone from Michael’s parents. Surprisingly, Wild Bill encourages Michael to keep the phone. After all, Michael wouldn’t want to be the only twenty-one-year-old in the world without one. Seems innocent enough… right?
But you never know where an innocent gift will lead. Michael worries the phone may be some shiny bait, meant to lure him closer to his family, and then, college. Everyone seems so intent on getting Michael to enroll, but he’s busy looking to catch a vampire…
Wild Bill and Michael work with Dr. Jim towards tracking a rogue vampire who hunts only farm animals for blood. Dr. Jim shows us more and more that he may be doing “good work” but he isn’t exactly a “good vampire” in the way Michael defines things.
Things go south, and Bill and Michael end up essentially cutting the ties with Dr. Jim and moving on, away from ideas of a partnership and college and a cure.
It is highly suggested that there is more Dr. Jim in their future, but it may not be a happy ending.
Their relationship, Bill and Michael’s, moves forward as Michael’s “vampireness” seems to be increasing and both have to acknowledge that fact and its repercussions.
It’s going to be interesting to see what happens next – Michael is changing, and that means Bill has to adjust his expectations and so does Michael. Things that were black and white are becoming much more gray, and the future is far from certain. All together a captivating segment, I highly recommend this book and the series, 4.5 of 5 stars.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*