REVIEW: Sucks to be You by Sahara Kelly
Dear Ms. Kelly,
What a great title! I had gotten this book last year just because of it and my review of Changeling Press made me want to pull it out, or rather pull it up on the computer, and finally read it. I’m so glad I did.
Toni and her best friend Mercedes are having a girls’ night complete with pink coconut sponge cakes, mead, a Ouija board, a scrying bowl and an incantation. It’s when they’re trashed off their asses that Drago shows up, summoned across time and space. Toni thinks he’s a figment of her wishful imagination and she’s happy to find that her made up dream guy is one hell of a f*ck. Except at the end, when the orgasms are flying, the asshole bites her!
The next morning, Toni’s shocked to learn that her figment is real (and still damn good looking), Drago is shocked to learn he’s not in Transylvania any more and that Toni remembers him biting her (that’s not supposed to happen!), and Mercedes is presented with something for her scientific mind to figure out. Who is this guy or more importantly, what is he?
Since this is such a short piece, you don’t have much time for in depth character development but I still feel like you showed enough for me to feel comfortable with these three characters. You did have to resort to a sort of “fated mates” thing to explain the instant love but the story’s fun enough that I’m willing to go with that. I enjoy the biting humor (sorry, no pun intended) and the neat way you ease Drago into his new life (who knew pot could do that?).
People looking for a short, fun and funny vampire TT will want to check this one out. B for you.