Title: Desert Journey
Author Name & Publisher: Stephanie Rabig (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date: January 20, 2016
Kynn arrives on Penal Colony 3 to write a report about conditions at the prison and in the small surrounding town. The trip comes with the added bonus of seeing his sister, Mireille, who is stationed there. But when two inmates escape the prison and take Mireille with them, fleeing to the unexplored territory outside town, Kynn refuses to just sit around and wait for news. He joins the small rescue party, expecting a rough time of it– sleeping in tents, avoiding wild animals, eating poor excuses for food. What he doesn’t expect are the feelings that develop between him and the expedition leader, Amir.
I really loved the world in this book this author created!
But I have to be honest this was such a short story and a slow burn between these two men that nothing really happened until the end. So while I liked the aspect of this story and the characters this author created I was not really a fan of how long it took these men to admit their feelings of attraction for each other and by the time it actually happened this story was over.
But other than that you do get some action and meet some different characters too in this story. I just would have liked to honestly have seen this two men together more.
So I am sad to say this Novella was just not for me…
I love mythology and fairy tales (those form the basis of about 60% of my current projects), Pacific Rim, Firefly, The Avengers, tea, Welcome to Night Vale, and chocolate.
Though I write mostly dark fantasy, my first and main love will always be horror. A few years ago, my grade-school librarian came up to me at work and said it was nice to see me again. I was surprised she recognized me, considering how many kids she’d interacted with over the years, and she laughed. “True, but not many kindergartners come up to my desk wanting to borrow Dracula, dear.”
Basically, I was doomed from the start