Title: Orion’s Way
Author Name & Publisher: D. C. Juris (Torquere Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 15, 2016 – 36 Pages
Orion is a vampire with a tragic past. After running away from abusive parents at the tender age of sixteen, he was turned by a ruthless elder vampire and forced to torture and sexually abuse human feeders and submissive vampires. Though that’s all behind him now, he still lives in the shadow of what he was, and it’s cost him the loyalty of Xavier, the human feeder he loves. Malagan is Orion’s closest friend–the vampire who saved him from brutality all those years ago. Malagan knows the dominant side of Orion–the side Xavier needs–is still there, lurking below the surface. But if Orion’s going to find his way back to who he ought to be, he’ll need help. And Malagan is just the man for the job.
This book was just ho-hum for me. It had good chemistry between the two main characters, but the secondary character, Xavier was distracting and had nothing to do with the actual story.
The two main vampires had decent chemistry and the dialogue had good emotions, but this lacked depth for me.
While I can understand why Orion needed Malagan’s help, it seemed that Malagan had alternate motives. Was there a secret crush that had been festering? It seemed that way to me, but since the story was so short, there was nothing really developed about that.
Overall, this was not my favorite paranormal story.
An out and proud bisexual transgender man, DC Juris moved to New York State in 2001 for a real-life romance. By day he is a mild-mannered office manager, by night a passionate writer of all types of romance. He lives in Upstate New York with his husband, two dogs, four cats, and a menagerie of Halloween props just creepy enough to keep people guessing about his sanity. Which is just the way he likes it. Still hopelessly single when it comes to the woman in his life, DC will gladly entertain offers, or applications for the position.
When he’s not writing down what his characters tell him, DC can be found surfing the internet for random research (DC would like to remind everyone that porn *is* research for him!), killing things on his Xbox, reading, or taking pictures of the world around him.