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Friday, August 26, 2011

Mirror, Mirror: Shadowed Glass by Elizabeth Jewell

Mirror, Mirror: Shadowed Glass by Elizabeth Jewell
Publisher: Changeling Press
Genre: Contemporary, Historical, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (28 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Vampire Olav hasn't seen his lover, Rig, in centuries... until he looks in the Mirror.

Olav, a vampire, is at a business meeting in Fiji when he sees a strange, wooded landscape in the mirror in an elevator. The mirror draws him through, and he finds himself face-to-face with Rig, the only man he's ever loved, who disappeared hundreds of years before.

Rig has been in the wasteland behind the mirror for centuries, being punished by a man he wronged in his former life. Will Olav's love be enough to free him from eternal torment?

Can love truly conquer all? Read Shadowed Glass and find out.

I love a hot short story. It’s got to grab me right out of the box and keep my attention while burning my fingers. This is one of those rare piece of short fiction to do just that. The words flow from the page and kept me right in my seat. I had to know what would happen next and how the author had it worked out. There are very few characters in this piece, but the minimalist quality really works for this book.

I love the Mirror, Mirror books because I never know where I’ll be transported to. In this book, we get to meet Olav and Rig. The complexity in the relationship between the two is something lacking in much of the short stories I’ve read of late. It’s not a sticky sweet linear love story. The twists and turns made me turning pages to know what would happen and how. I couldn’t get enough.

When I first met Rig, I wasn’t sure I’d like him as a character. He’s in a situation where it would be easy to fall into dislike with him. But the further I got into the story, the more I liked him. Granted, I loved reading about him and Olav, but there was something about Rig that really tugged at my heart.

And when these two bodies collide? Be prepared and have a cool drink or a fan handy. You’ll be glad you did.

If you’re looking for smart, sassy, sexy fiction, grab a copy of Shadowed Glass.

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