Book Reviews

Heaven's Heretics by Kathryn Scannell at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Post-Apocalyptic / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 18-September-2012

Book Blurb

Ian thought he was going to spend summer keeping a rich, bored patron happy, but Frank was more interested in using him for Satanic rituals than in partying and sex. He fled, but Frank isn't willing to let him go. Will the bikers who've picked him up help him, or be a different kind of danger? Dee, their magus, has to rescue Ian from Frank's magic, while resisting the temptation to get involved with a much younger man who can't possibly want him except maybe out of duty or gratitude.

Part of the 2012 Torquere Charity Blitz, sponsored by Rainbow eBooks. All authors' royalties (matched by Torquere) will be donated to NO8H, whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.


Book Review

The idea of demonic possession isn't new, but combine it with the power of "angelic sex magic" and it becomes an interesting mix of belief systems. That is the background for this story, an almost post-apocalyptic tale of evil attempting to take over. With a group of bikers called "Heaven's Heretics" fighting it every inch of the way there is still hope.


Ian has fallen for the wrong guy, and I now on the run. He has no clue that dark magic is involved, and when he finds irrevocable proof he panics. Not that I can blame him. Lucky for him, he seems to have some magic talent and is quickly able to join the fight.


Dee is a member of the evil-fighting biker group, and, like everyone else, has a role to play. He is the one who notices the evil and leads the others to the right locations to fight the demons. When he finds Ian, he is immediately attracted but fights those feelings in favor of helping Ian free himself.


If you like stories about good versus evil, if a magic ritual involving two  men getting very, very physical is your thing, and if bikers being the good guys for once sounds good, you will probably like this story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 29 pages/7900 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-September-2012
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