Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Desires of the Deep
SERIES: College of United Monsters Book 1
AUTHOR: C. B. Archer
PUBLISHER: Deep Desires Press
LENGTH: 42 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 26, 2017
The once elitist College of United Monsters (C.U.M.) has recently fallen on hard times. In order to stay afloat it has been forced to allow humans to register. Humans, in a monster school? Ridiculous! Also, monsters are real and that was probably a bigger shock to the world than one school of them allowing humans to enroll.
Cliff Waters is a ridiculous human. Mistakenly assigned to the Underwater Wing of the college, Cliff has more problems than the average student—sudden surges in popularity, sudden urges in the sexy monster student body, and being forced to hold his breath for hours at a time to attend class. Will Cliff be able to survive in the Underwater Wing of the toughest college around where everyone wants to taste a sweet piece of him?
Honestly, it serves him right for having a punny name…and attending monster college.
Umm. Not often that I’m speechless, but I’m kind of speechless after finishing Desires of the Deep. I didn’t realize it was an 11,500 word novella when I signed up for it. I don’t often read short stories because so often, as with this one, there just isn’t enough time for me to get into the tale before it is over. And honestly…while I enjoy erotic scenes in books, I don’t really enjoy an erotica only story.
Desires of the Deep, as the blurb states, is written around a human who enrolls in a school called the College of United Monsters (C.U.M.). I read the blurb before reading the book, and I expected some world building on the ‘bigger shock to the world’ that monsters were real. Nothing on that, or at least nothing that I caught. What we did get was tons of horny merfolk wanting to get all up on the human and his legs.
I guess it would be entertaining as a slightly weird erotic piece…if you’re into sex with a human/squid hybrid, but it didn’t really work for me. I’m sorry to say that overall, it didn’t give me enough story in between the mermen ‘spawning’ to make it something that I could immerse myself into.