Author: Alex Carreras
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Pages/Word Count: 201 Pages
At a Glance: Read this book, enjoy this book, but don’t take this book too seriously – enjoy it with a smile.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: THREE STORIES – ONE BOOK
In the city of Sangre, Florida, vampires and humans coexist happily until one ancient and powerful vampire decides to mess up the entire thing. The hairdressers at Everlasting Salon who service vampires and humans alike decide to face the threat that lands on their doorstep enlisting the barbers across the street for a fight to the finish. Chaos ensues when fists fly, but it’s not all bad when old flames reunite and new relationships take root and grow. Between the clandestine meetings and vigilante justice, the vampires find love in unexpected companions, hoping to get some TLC along the way.
Review: Sangre Series: Buzz and Blow, Shave and Shimmer, Fade and Fluff
Welcome to Everlasting, the happening beauty salon for the undead, located in the seaside town of Sangre, Florida. Sangre is a sanctuary city for vampires, the city opening its proverbial doors to peaceful coexistence with the immortals. Everlasting is located right across the street from Killer Kuts, a barbershop full of oh-so-bad good guys. The shop is owned by Jerrod, and he and his two employees, Asher and Tory, work on giving their clients looks to die for. The three short stories in this book are about them.
Buzz and Blow: Asher Riots has been at Everlasting for years. “Have you always been a hairdresser? Niko asked. “As long as I can remember,” Asher answered honestly. “My parents were hairdressers and they apprenticed me. Beauty is in my blood, warm or cold.”
Not as ancient as Jerrod, he still worked on the hair of Marie Antoinette, so his age is nothing to scoff at. Men have come and gone for Asher, but he has never found his one true love. Niko is the owner of Killer Kuts and is longing for peace, finally, in his life, and a good man to share it with. His search for a quiet life has led him to Sangre.
Asher and Niko’s story is the first in the book and sets the stage for the others that follow. These are lighthearted stories at the core and even though they have to defeat ancient evil to get a HEA, it happens and all is well for a time.
Shave and Shimmer is about Tory and Ray. Tory is your quintessential vampire twink, and Ray is a haunted soul trying to recover from the loss of his last boyfriend. Tory and Ray, on the surface, don’t have much in common except that “Ray had always preferred the opposite of his stature. He preferred someone he could curl tightly into his chest and kiss the top of his head, a pint sized hunk.”
This is a story about fighting your own demons and coming out on top, with the help of a really good man who’s not afraid of hair gel or a little—maybe a lot—of shimmer.
Fade and Fluff is about Jerrod and Kairon. First loves for centuries after they were turned, they have gone their separate ways, coming back together intermittently through the course of time to reconnect and remind each other why they can’t seem to live without each other. They have a can’t-live-with-him/can’t-live-without-him kind of history. The ancient evil rears his ugly head in this story also, because, yeah, the really bad guy is never dead the first time around, and Jerrod and Kairon are forced to put aside all the petty differences and work together and defeat the evil. The moral of Fade and Fluff is that love can truly last forever.
These are lighthearted books created with humor and not much angst. Yeah, these couples have to overcome obstacles, but that is not the story. The story is the men and their HEA. Read this book, enjoy this book, but don’t take this book too seriously – enjoy it with a smile.
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