Author: Xavier Axelson
Genre: Paranormal, M/M, Erotic Romance
Series: Novella, short story
*Contains mature content, ages 18 and older*
E-book, 93 pages (approximately)
Published on January 13, 2012 by Silver Publishing
Book can be purchased here on Amazon.
Where Did I get this book? Book provided by author for review.
Summary (via Amazon): When Pryor's daughter Lily is taken by a wolf, Pryor is convinced she has turned into the creature he sees lurking in his woods. He swears she promises to return to him. But is it his despair and desperation making him see things or is there something more lurking in the shadows of the forest? When he meets Ned, a silversmith who helps him with a plan to bring his daughter back into his life, he begins to live again. But can his newfound love help ease the horror that may be waiting? What if the ultimate horror isn’t when Lily was taken but it’s when Lily returns and he realizes his nightmare has only just begun...
Review: It’s Father’s Day and a year ago Pryor lost his daughter Lily when a wolf dragged her off into the woods. After the disappearance of his daughter, he closed himself off from the world. Pryor spent his days watching the woods, waiting for the day that his daughter will return to him. One day he hears Lily’s voice, vowing that she will return to him on the day she disappeared, Father’s day even if it was only for a day. Hoping that legends were true in respect to werewolves and silver, Pryor commissions a silver necklace to keep Lily from leaving again. It wasn’t until he met Ned (jeweler), that his world started to make sense again.
I am amazed at how much history and background the author was able to squeeze into 93 pages. This is a short novella, glimpsing into the life of Pryor. We see Pryor in his moment of grievance and how he slowly got out of it when he met Ned. There are a couple of flashback scenes of how Ned and Pryor first met, and how over time their relationship grew. Ned was a great character, he’s a tough ex-army guy but at the same time you can see his soft side, how much he cares and loves Ned. He’s Pryor rock, and support Pryor as he is still coping with his daughter disappearance/re-appearance. Overall this was a really good short story, Pryor and Ned relationship is really the main focus of the novel, and the author did a great job in creating a realistic and emotional bond. I only wish that there was a little more paranormal element to the story. I wanted to know more about what happened to Lily, and about her transformation.
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