Title: Queen of Bats, Four of Skulls
Series: Scare This!, #4
Author: DC Williams
Length: Novella (60 pages)
Publisher: MLR Publishing (November 1st, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Tom and Jackson are keeping a secret… they can do magic. Sort of.
Tom Cooper and Jackson Manning are hereditary magic users. Really. Mostly they think of themselves as party planners. House sitting for their grandmothers over Halloween will test their patience, but spending their least favourite holiday in the ramshackle old house brings them into contact with Dave, the handsome handyman who is keeping secrets of his own.
When dark forces threaten Dave on the spookiest night of the year, can Tom and Jackson save him in time?
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=DCQOBFOS
Review: This is a fairly straightforward story, as seen in the blurb. That is, of course, if you can get past the discussion of cousins sleeping with cousins, hereditary disorders, low sperm counts (though some viable) and men being more likely to be gay in the family. Tom and Jackson, are actually also second cousins, hence my comment in the previous sentence, but they are also lovers.
Dave is a quiet guy with some fantasies – particularly when he finds out that Tom and Jackson are not only a couple but also second cousins. It’s always the quiet ones you have to look out for.
Interestingly, Tom and Jackson may be lovers but they don’t live together and they are by no means exclusive. They each want a Mr Right of their very own and this has held them back from doing anything beyond casual sex. I also find it amusing that even though Tom and Jackson have some sort of witch-like magic in their blood, they also hate Halloween.
Tom and Jackson’s grandmothers are sisters who live together. These two quirky women are hilarious, despite the fact that they only pop up right at the end, these women we get to know through their grandsons. It is their grandmothers who encourage Tom and Jackson to be together.
When the three of them get together, it is both hot and sweet. Tom and Jackson are also two very willing knights in shining armour for Dave. This is an enjoyable read for anyone who likes their Halloween to include a little kink.