Title: Mystical Convergency
Author: Katherine Halle
Length: 4,500 words (18 pdf pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: m/m contemporary
It’s Halloween and Greg and Lane are celebrating with friends. Lane promises the night will be uneventful, but honestly Greg is hoping for a little bit of action himself, but not the demon kind of action. Take one horny chef, one demon hunter in serious need of a vacation, add in Halloween and see what brews.
This is a cute and sexy follow-up to A Watched Demon Always Boils. Greg and Lane have been together for a few weeks since they last met when Lane ended up ridding Greg of a demon that had attached itself to him. They are still in that romantic hot-hot stage, but Greg finds Lane’s second job of demon hunter rather stressful. Lane’s almost been killed twice, just since they started dating.
However tonight is Halloween and Greg has big things planned for his restaurant. He’s doing it up in full Halloween style with a special menu and costumed waiters. Lane and his two side-kicks are taking care of something and will be joining him for dinner.
There is lots of detail in this one about the restaurant decorations and the menu that Greg has prepared for the special night. It actually kept me quite interested as I am a Halloween fan and I thought it would be cool to attend a dinner like that, with so much atmosphere. I found myself thinking “Oh, I’d choose that option” off the menu and wondering about others. After a flirty dinner, their friends and coworkers practically shove them out the door and a little more sexy fun happens upstairs in Greg’s apartment.
You don’t HAVE to have read the first book, but you’ll understand more about Lane’s job and the whole demon hunting gig and how they met if you have. So I think it would be more rewarding, rather than just a sexy little stand-alone, but that’s okay too. It was fun to see them in those early stages when everything is new and exciting. On the downside, while book 1 is definitely a paranormal, this discusses demons and paranormal, but it’s noted that usually Halloween is very quiet on the demon front. I was kind of hoping for some big dramatic demon moment at the end where Lane could kick some butt. But alas, it doesn’t happen. The demons remain closeted celebrating somewhere rather than wreaking chaos.
Fans of the first book will want to pick it up, and I find the author’s writing style easy to read and her characters are fun and obviously into each other. It’s also nice to have a Halloween story that focuses on that part of Halloween most of us are familiar with, parties, costumes and dinner, rather than the paranormal aspects.
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