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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Enter Sandman by Leigh Ellwood

Enter Sandman by Leigh Ellwood
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Paranormal, Contemp
Length: Short story (23 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 3 cherries
Review by: Cactus

Struck by insomnia, Len Crocker is desparate to try anything to get to sleep, even obtain the services of a mysterious living god, and probable huckster, known simply as The Sandman.

When the object of Len's desires, Andrew Gibbons, springs for the nighttime session, Len is amazed by The Sandman's effectiveness...and pleasantly surprised with what he finds in his bed the next morning.

Len’s insomnia may end up being the best thing to happen to him. Working night and day to save his company leaves Len with a nasty case of insomnia. But there’s hope on the horizon when his gorgeous crush says he may know someone who can help. When the mysterious Crane shows up with his oils and massage therapy, Len’s not sure what to think but the answer is even more paranormal than Crane is.

This clever and quick story offers a fun premise and some hot sex with a dash of paranormal intrigue. The story is only 23 pages, containing at least one sex scene with a lot of tension buildup. The sexual pairing is Len and his gorgeous crush Gibb but the mysterious Sandman, Crane, has a big part to play. Crane also is the catch at the end, leaving the theme hanging with the possibility of future sequels. This bit of paranormal mystery is entertaining and interesting, really making me want to see where the author goes with this.

Since the story is so short it’s hard to develop much more than an interest in the characters. Len and Gibb are decent and have a hot sex scene, but I found the curious Crane to really steal the show. Of course paranormal spooky men are going to shine in brief scenes so if nothing else the story does the job of sucking you in and wanting more.

If you’re looking for something hot, quick, and interesting for a fast summer read, check this out. The paranormal aspect is well done so it should please fans of that genre as well as others looking for a short bite.

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