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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Of Death and Desire by Jude Mason

Of Death and Desire by Jude Mason
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (33 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/M
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

October 15, 1898

Dear diary, that's how you're supposed to begin these things, or so I assume. I never in a million years thought I'd write in one, let alone under these circumstances. This was Jonathan's doing. When he asked me to make this entry, it was something I had to do, for him. He's given up so much.

The beginning. Yes, that's where I should begin and then let his accounting tell the tale.

Can loving someone be the utmost in your life, even beyond your work? What happens if the person you love is taken from you? Would you be willing to give up everything for a chance to have that person back again? Then you need to read Of Death and Desire.

Jude Mason writes stories that are guaranteed to make you squirm. I know when I have one of her ebooks in hand it’s going to be a great time. This book is no exception.

I liked being transported to the late 19th century with Philip and Jonathan. I felt like I was there in the carriage with them. I went through the loss with Jonathan. Talk about heart-rending stuff! You want to see these two men together, despite the fact that Philip is sick.

And the love scenes between these two, even though many are flashbacks are rife with tenderness and eroticism. You’ll have to check your screen to make sure it’s not smoking before you turn the page. I felt Jonathan’s desperation and wanted to see him get his heart’s desire.

Although this is a short read, it packs a powerful emotional punch. If you want a story to stay with you and make you think, then you need to read Of Death and Desire. I give this story 4 cherries.

1 comment:

Jude Mason said...

Tiger Lily,

Thanks so much for this lovely, thoughtful review. You definitely 'got' what I wanted to convey. I adored these two men and would love to write more about them. Thank you!

Jude Mason