Vampire Week Review: Fluid by Jordan Castillo Price

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

5Title: Fluid
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #8
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 68 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: May 29, 2012
Available at:  JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  It’s been a couple of decades since Wild Bill has been able to savor the bite of an ice-cold, freshly tapped keg. Twenty-odd years since the shivery pucker of a cheap, boxed wine has assaulted his palate. But that doesn’t mean Bill’s forgotten how to party.

Wild Bill and Michael have holed up in a week-to-week hotel in an iffy Milwaukee neighborhood, and even though it’s been a year or two, the fringe art happenings are just as edgy as Bill remembers.

There’s a girl covered in frosting in the middle of the hors d’ouvres table, and she’s begging them to dip. And the host of the party wants to lure them into the range of his mechanical eye. It’s all fun and games, until a tryst turns deadly.

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Review:

Wild Bill and Michael are trying to spread the “safe vampire sex” word, but it’s not so easy when the people you are hunting are hunting you right back.

I love it when we see the world through Wild Bill’s eyes. On the one hand, his love for Michael is evident, but so is his pathology. Both he and Michael have a love/hate relationship with vampirism and it’s the darkness the taunts them both. As JCP states in the text following the story, here we see Michael changing from black and white hunter to the guy who sees the greys and I think that Wild Bill also sees more complexly than he used to. I think he can honestly call what they do together “making love” without choking on the terminology.

With so much time invested in these characters, we get to see more than their simple love story, and that’s one of the reasons this is such a compelling series. It’s not for the faint of heart. It’s unashamedly dark and really, more hopeful than happy, but the tender moments (like the one here between Michael and Bill after Michael saves him) make the darker moments easier to take, and in fact, make these moments more rewarding.

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 2012, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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