Title: Forever Dusk
Author: Lisa Worrall
Length: 9,866 words (50 pdf pages)
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Genre: m/m paranormal
Self-confessed horror fan Jonah reluctantly agrees to accompany best friend Theo and his latest squeeze to a new club downtown. Dressing up like an Anne Rice reject was not part of the deal, but that’s exactly how he finds himself outside Forever Dusk–the latest theme club for wannabe vampires.
After watching a fake vampire sinking his fake fangs into fake skin and drinking fake blood, and warding off an attempted assault by a drunk moron sporting fake contacts, Jonah decides to beat a hasty retreat.
Until he gazes into the beautiful, violet-colored eyes of Sebastian O’Keefe, the club’s owner. Inexplicably drawn to this vision of tall, dark, and mysterious, Jonah makes a decision that could change his life forever.
This was an extremely steamy little short about Jonah who is dragged by his best friend to a “vampire” club with his friend’s new girlfriend. Although he’s doing a thesis on horror movies, he’s really feeling this is too weird and would rather not be there, especially after being forced to wear skin-tight leather pants and a ruffly satin pirate shirt. He decides to just mind his own business and have a drink, but one of the other clubbers doesn’t take no for an answer, and Jonah is rescued by club owner Sebastian.
The story is told from both perspectives, you get Jonah’s feelings about being in the club and his sense that something is off about it all, but also his fascination with Sebastian. On the other side you have Sebastian, who despite running a vampire club for wannabes, basically finds them annoying and NEVER gets involved with customers. I also liked that while Jonah was feeling a bit flustered and tongue-tied around Sebastian, he went for what he wanted and made a bold move.
Once Sebastian decides to go for it, the sex was smoking hot and Sebastian’s slightly dominant streak once they get going, just had the pages sizzling. There is a bit of a twist ending, which some might see coming, but it was still a nice story that combined the uneasiness with the beginning, the sexiness of the middle and I thought a bit of humour/sweetness at the end. If you’re in the mood for something steamy I highly recommend it.