Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #9
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 65 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: August 13, 2012
Available at: JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Enigmatic guys are hot. Michael is of the opinion, though, that Wild Bill manages to take it to an entirely new level.
For some time, Michael has suspected that Bill has done more than just dabble in art. As with every other piece of his personal history, Bill plays his cards close to his chest. But when he lets on that a mural he painted before his change might still exist, Michael is dying to see it—and Bill has never been good at saying no.
Only fragments of the building remain, but it’s possible Wild Bill’s painting is still there. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more in the ruins than Bill and Michael bargained for.
Michael goes to work and almost vamps out during a very bloody surgery. He exposes a bit of his cravings, eliciting bullying from an envious co-worker. This sends him into a funk, which, of course, drives Bill crazy with desire. Later, he and Wild Bill find a nest of vamps while digging into Bill’s past, and one of them leaves a lasting impression on Michael, and not in a good way.
They both learn a lot about each other in this segment. As JCP noted in the follow-up, they play with issues of control, both with each other and the vamps and humans they encounter. We see that Bill really does have a moral compass – of sorts – and Michael really does trust Bill – completely.
It was a hard segment to read, it’s not pretty, and the dark part of Michael that attracts Bill isn’t fun, but it works for them. We really see their relationship deepening and we see that Bill cares sincerely for Michael, no matter that he might wish he was something different or had something different to offer.
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.*