Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Valentine’s Gay Massacre
SERIES: Emo Jeffrey’s Woes – Grimm Tales Book 1
AUTHOR: Johnny Williams
LENGTH: Approx. 10,000 words
RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2017
An emo finds a spellbook from Hell, and decides to force someone, well anyone, to fall in love, or lust with him, after years of guys dumping him. But, is he ready to face the consequences of fooling with spells and the aftermath of the demonic nature? Get ready for a comic, horny, gay sex ride into the wild dark side of spells and gay life. [Warning – This is NOT a Romance sweet story.. but a Grimm style comic morality one, with not a happy ending… be warned.] There is a Be careful What You Wish For theme…. This is BOOK ONE of a TWO PART series
Based on the latest bruhaha in the M/M writer/reviewer/reader community, I went to Amazon and purchased this book. I almost NEVER read short stories, because I just start reading like I did with this one… and it is over. After my too brief read, I’ve got to tell you that the story isn’t anywhere near as bad as some folks have made it out to be. It was weird, it was kind of twisted, and it was pretty darn bizarre. All things which I like, so I personally enjoyed it.
I’ve got to be honest though… as I mentioned above, it is short. It is a 50 page book that really only contains somewhere around 10,000 words, so should, if formatted in the correct Kindle format, have only been maybe 25 pages long. I’m only guessing at the actual word count from hand counting the words on three separate pages on my Kindle.
Now let’s talk about the story. It was a kind of humorous play on good versus evil, be careful what you wish for, and Satan is never in it for your benefit. When this poor broken little emo guy (all 5’5” of him) stumbles on a spell book which the witch that sells it to him says will answer his dreams of finally finding a man who will be true to him, Jeffrey is ecstatic. Only one problem, he is also dyslexic. Not a good combo when the spells have to be spoken ‘exactly’ as written, and can only be reversed by speaking them ‘exactly’ as they are written… but in reverse. Otherwise… the results last forever.
Wild times ensue when Jeffrey speaks the spell out loud, and the book ends in mid-air with Jeffrey having royally screwed up the spell for the second time.
I will probably read the second part when it comes out… I have to know what happens to the poor guy. I’d have to give this one a “Good/Average” on our rating scale. The writing wasn’t bad, I liked the character, and I liked the cherubs. Just wish there had been more to it. A final word of warning, this one isn’t for everyone. If you like them slightly weird, twisted and pretty darn bizarre, give it a shot.