Posts Tagged With: Series – Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion

Vampire Week Review: Jackpot by Jordan Castillo Price

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

5Title: Jackpot
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #10.1
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 12 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: October 4, 2012
Available at:  JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, which is why it’s safer to prey on tourists and leave the locals alone.

This bonus short takes place after Elixir and contains series spoilers.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2012, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vampire Week Review: Elixir by Jordan Castillo Price

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

5Title: Elixir
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Series: Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #10
Heroes: Michael/Wild Bill
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 73 Pages
Publisher: JCP Books
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Available at:  JCP Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Wild Bill and Michael might have thought they made it out of the subterranean vampire nest unscathed, but in her anger, Silk left Michael a taste of her wrath that’s impossible to shake.

It’s a race against time to cure Michael of a bizarre affliction, and though the hunter and his favorite vamp have few enough friends, Bill can’t ash a cigarette without burning another bridge. Now Wild Bill must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to save his lover.

His friends? His scruples? His pride?

His humanity?
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Vampire Week Review: Swarm by Jordan Castillo Price

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

5Title: Swarm
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.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2014, Theme Week | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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A Blogger Girl Q&A with Jordan Castillo Price

TBG: As part of our Vampire Week, one of our lovely guest reviewers, Morgan, was able to wrangle a short interview about the Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion series out of Jordan Castillo Price. Let’s see what JCP has to say to Morgan’s questions! 

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M: Why the two names Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion for one series?

JCP: This was a decision by the original publisher. Since I found it confusing, when the rights to the series reverted to me, I established Sweet Oblivion as Channeling Morpheus 5-10, which is how I intended them from the outset.

M: You do your own covers, how do you pick the model?  Or did you have a model in mind when you wrote the character?

JCP: All the cover artists who work in the genre have the same pool of models to choose from. I try my best to find models who haven’t appeared on other books before, though this is really difficult to do. If I find a model appealing, chances are another cover designer does too. When I do find a model who looks like a certain character to me, I try to buy several different shots of him in case I end up doing a series or some spin-off shorts. And some models I just collect because I feel their photos are evocative, that there’s a story going on behind their eyes, and it may be a few years before a character comes along that they might fit. But I’ve never written a character to match a photo. My brain must not work that way.

M: Your covers are so amazing, so eye catching.  I read on Facebook one author felt that the cover was a key if not the key component in book sales.  Do you agree?  To what extent?  Do you think there is a way around this? Or that the cover should hold that much importance?

JCP: I’d say an author’s reputation is the most important element in a book sale. So I suppose when you’re starting out and haven’t really established a reputation, the cover plays a more important role than it would to an established author. The cover will telegraph several things: whether the publisher is quality enough to hire a real artist, where in the genre the story fits, and possibly what the characters look like, though of course that’s often best left to the readers’ imaginations. The cover should be indicative of the story’s overall mood, and so it helps readers in the process of deciding which books to investigate further by reading the blurb or maybe a sample.

M: Why was it important that Michael not become a full vampire?  Why the distinction?  What liberties did it give you that him being a full Vampire wouldn’t have?

JCP: Interesting, no one has asked that question before. A key part of Michael’s growth arc was that he discovers that vampires aren’t all evil; rather, evil people become evil vampires, but many vampires are just victims of either malice or circumstance. Having him turn into a demi-vamp rather than a full vampire causes him to confront the fact that a small part of him actually wanted to be turned. Now it’s impossible because he’s immune. He’s actually more powerful than a full vampire, although he’s a glass-half-empty sort and doesn’t see it that way. He doesn’t get the daylight lethargy that full vamps succumb to. He doesn’t have the water willies. And he can still digest food. So He gets some of the mind control power and some of the strength (and a cool pair of fangs) but few of the disadvantages.

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About Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary

(Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #1-5)

Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary (Channeling Morpheus, #1-5)Michael is a waif in eyeliner who’s determined to wipe vampires off the face of the earth. Wild Bill’s got the hots for Michael, and will stop at nothing to go home with him. Forget about moonlit castles and windswept moors. These bad boys haunt all-night diners and cheap motels, cut-rate department stores and long, lonely stretches of the Interstate. Ride along with Wild Bill and Michael as the twists and turns of Channeling Morpheus for Scary Mary unfold in America’s Heartland.

Available at: JCP Books & Amazon (in paperback)

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About A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion

(Channeling Morpheus/Sweet Oblivion #6-10)

A Bitter Taste of Sweet Oblivion (Sweet Oblivion, #1-5)Staking a vampire’s not so easy now that Michael’s got a vampire of his very own. Although killing them is no longer an option, he’s as determined as ever to stop the spread of vampirism.Wild Bill is a lover, not a fighter-so he’s tickled when Michael’s new agenda, to dispense condoms and sterile phlebotomy gear among vampires, replaces the old “heads will roll” approach. It takes courage to track down vamps in their own territory and deliver a lecture on safe sex, and more importantly, safe bloodletting. Michael’s never been short on audacity…but he’s finding that he and Wild Bill aren’t the only ones with agendas.

Available at: JCP Books & Amazon (in paperback)
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About Jordan Castillo Price

Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price writes paranormal thrillers colored by her time in the midwest, from inner city Chicago, to small town Wisconsin, to liberal Madison. Her influences include Ouija boards, Return of the Living Dead, “light as a feather, stiff as a board,” and boys in eyeliner.

Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who’s plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made…one client at a time.

You can reach Jordan on her Facebook Fan Page, PsyCop Fan Page, Goodreads Fan Club, LiveJournal Blog, Twitter or sign up for her Newsletter.

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