King of Hearts #1, Pulp Friction 2015 #2
In a world where supernatural creatures openly exist, who can blame them for coalescing in one of the most fascinating and erotic places on earth? Welcome to New Orleans.
Laurant likes sex…
Maybe that’s an understatement, pleasures of the flesh are more than enjoyment, they’re a necessity. He’d starve without them. Problem is, he isn’t attracted to women, and in his family, if you get your sex from men, you’re the wrong type of demon. The (unfortunate) life of an incubus isn’t all orgies and orgasms.
That life is about to get a lot more interesting, though, when he catches sight of a lost and alone human who definitely needs his help…doesn’t hurt that he’s hot as the NOLA summer with just as many mysteries about him.
A stranger to himself…
What are you supposed to do when you blink your eyes and realize you have no idea who or where you are? Pretty sure the answer isn’t trust a sex demon with your life…all things considered that may be the lesser of two evils…
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U634T2Q from Appleton Avenue Publishing
Blind Stud by Havan Fellows is part of the Pulp Friction shared universe. Four authors—Lee Brazil, Havan Fellows, Parker Williams, and Laura Harner—each continue a part of the story with their own characters, who also show up in other books within the universe.
I love the serial format of these series and the way each section fits together. It was great seeing Sabine and Bart from Jack of Spades at the poker game, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the rest of the characters and how their stories all fit together.
This part of the Pulp Friction 2015 universe is Laurant and Gun’s story. Although this story is about an incubus, the sex isn’t gratuitous, and the story has a strong plot and really good characterisation. I love Laurant, his humour and attitude. Both he and Gun are likeable characters, and Gun, with his amnesia is intriguing. Not only is there the question of who he is, but what he is, as his reaction to Laurant and his abilities is definitely not expected.
The world building expands more with this addition to the series too. There’s a wider look at this world, and I loved the fact that there were rules governing the preternaturals. For example, incubuses cannot feed until they suck a human dry, so most of them are on a sort of ‘diet’, just enough to survive but not enough to feel truly satisfied. This opens up a whole set of consequences which I’m looking forward to seeing pan out.
Like the previous book Drawing Dead, this instalment ends of another cliffhanger of sorts, which works really well in making the reader want more.
I’d highly recommend Blind Stud to readers who love urban fantasy with likeable characters, a plot with a few twists which asks just as many questions as it answers. 5 out of 5.