Title: Night and Day, 2nd Edition
Author: Rowan Speedwell
Genre: Mythology/ Fairy Tales
Length: 52 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (March 9, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Nate Pederowski is about as far down as he can go when he’s tipped to a job as a singer in a speakeasy. Dishonorably discharged for being queer, broke and homeless during the Great Depression, Nate is embittered and lonely. The club’s handsome owner, Rick Bellevue, and his sister Corinna are wowed by Nate’s voice and offer him the job.
But the Starlight Lounge is much more than an ordinary supper club, and Rick and his sister much more than just the owners. It’s not ’til Nate gets caught up in a gangster’s plot that he discovers just what secrets they’re hiding.
Nate’s life is going to change in ways he can scarcely imagine, let alone believe.
First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010, in the Myths and Magic: Legends of Love anthology.
Product Link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=7523
Review: This is the first time I have read anything by this author and I wasn’t exactly sure what to think. It is a story that was new for me and it has a bizarre story line about it. It was unique if not a bit off, however not enough to actually be bad.
The title was what caught my attention and I thought I needed to check it out, and then I saw the blurb. The blurb led me in a different direction then the story. I didn’t even think fantasy at the time until I found out that gods were involved.
Nate was a soldier in the British army till he signed on with the United States. It was going pretty well till he was kicked out for being gay. He tried getting jobs afterwards but it wasn’t going the way it should have been.
Then he was sent to a man who thought he had the perfect spot for him. He meets the owners of the club and is welcomed with open arms. Then he falls in love with Rick, while another has his eye on him. Nate’s life is about to change big time.
Now I have to admit that even though this is a weird story, it was pretty damn good. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it because of the way it was told, but I kept going and damn it got better. It didn’t catch my attention like it should have but it had my attention afterwards.
I had fun with it and would definitely recommend it.
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