Title: The Werewolf of Grey Lake Inn (Paranormal Days)
Author Name & Publisher: Megan Derr (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date: December 23, 2015
Astor is tired—tired of his family and the way they never listen to his advice, and tired of being in love with his agent, Tennyson, who after a one night stand made it clear he preferred to keep things professional. The only thing Astor’s not tired of is his job researching haunted inns and hotels to prove just how haunted they’re not.
His latest book is about a notorious inn in the middle of nowhere, and a haunting he suspects has more to do with real werewolves than fake ghosts. It will provide fodder for an excellent non-fiction book, the novel he’s secretly writing, and be so distracting he’ll finally be able to get over Tennyson.
Except when he arrives it’s to find that Tennyson is already there, with every intention of keeping Astor company through the holidays.
Note: This was originally published in the Bad Moon Rising anthology. It hasn’t changed significantly for the solo release.
I’ve never read this short of a book before but I was pleasantly surprised. Just within the first few pages this book grabbed me and I had to exclaim “I love this book!”
The author is brilliant with her choice of words and her humorous phrases. That was one of the main things that really grabbed me. The characters are so funny in a British sort of way I instantly grew to love them and wanted to read more. Below is a few of my favorite quotes:
“He was going to enjoy every second of not having to manage the rampant stupidity afflicting the rest of his family.”
“The entire place smelled like the bastard child of a florist and a perfume shop.”
I love the plot line because it was unique and interesting. A paranormal mystery with angst romance set in a spooky, creepy inn high in the mountains with a blizzard on the way. You can just feel the cold and the creepiness while giggling at the under tones of witty dialogue.
I highly recommend this book. If you love m/m paranormal books with romance, mystery and witty and humorous dialogue then you will love this book.
This was a cute story about Aster who writes books trying to disprove hauntings, also he just happens to be a vampire. Then there was Tennyson who is human and his agent. Well they had something together not long ago and Tennyson hopes to rekindle what they had.
I have to say I loved Aster’s snarky attitude and the dialogue between these two. I thought the author did such a good job with this story. Yes this is a short story but you get your humor, angst and sweet with this book and the way everything just fit so well together in this Novella I thought was perfect.
All together I really loved this Novella!
I would recommend this book!
Because it’s so short, there’s not a whole lot I can say without giving spoilers (there are a number of fun–and funny–surprises). I loved the premise of Astor’s research to disprove hauntings and what he actually finds. It’s definitely a good twist on the spooky and paranormal.
I adored the relationship between Astor and Tennyson. Their interactions were priceless. I’m not normally a fan of reading man drama where the two people can’t have a reasonable conversation with each other, but this was well done. It was tongue-in-cheek and had a different feel from other similar setups. And of course, the payoff when they finally figure themselves out (or, well, when Astor figures himself out) is worth the journey.
I enjoyed the playfulness and humor, but as always with Ms. Derr, there’s an underlying thoughtfulness. I’ll leave it to readers to be delighted and surprised by the rest of the story.
Megan is a long time resident of m/m fiction, and keeps herself busy reading, writing, and publishing it. She is often accused of fluff and nonsense. When she’s not involved in writing, she likes to cook, harass her cats, or watch movies (especially all things James Bond). She loves to hear from readers, and can be found all around the internet.