Series: Written in Flesh
Author: Alex Whitehall
Length: Short Story (32 pages)
Publisher: Storm Moon Press (September 6th, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Ellis, having killed his abusive master, is placed in the custody of a safe house for magical beings. Within those brick walls, he finds more than safety. But William has dealt with people’s unwanted attentions his entire life and wants nothing to do with Ellis or his devotion. Except Ellis is determined to convince William that their bond is more than just skin-deep and that together they can make something magical.
Product Link: http://www.stormmoonpress.com/books/Mark-Of-The-Familiar.aspx
Review: This is my favorite in a collection of short stories available through Storm Moon Press called Written in Flesh. All the stories have the common link of ink…of the tattooed skin variety that is. Sometimes short stories are a great way to sample new authors and this one grabbed my attention immediately!
Alex Whitehall does an excellent job of creating believable characters and environments in fantasy/paranormal stories. I grew attached to Ellis immediately, and wanted to know so much more about this world of magic and familiars that the author has weaved. I enjoyed every minute of this story, of familiars, shifting forms, masters and mates, and wish I had more to read! I especially enjoyed the moments where Ellis curls up to sleep outside William’s door.
I’ll have to look this author up and find out what other literary marvels I can devour!