Book Reviews

Houdini's Masquerade by Alex Cohen at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Paranormal / Angels/Demons / Interspecies / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 18-October-2015

Book Blurb

An evening of light-hearted fun turns romantic when Lila meets the charming succubus, Tasha. Lila knows she only has a few short hours before the Halloween masquerade is over and she has to return to her secret life. An entanglement is the last thing she needs but Tasha is worth the risk. Everything is not what it seems and there is more than one masquerade this Halloween night.


This story is also included in Haunted Hotties Volume I Anthology.


Book Review

This totally enjoyable short story brings two otherworldly entities into an extraordinary and mind-blowing experience that entwines and enmeshes them into a magnificent cataclysmic high. How delicious! I so recommend everyone take this trip that starts on Halloween and appears to be given the energy and love to persist forever! Delightfully delirious!

Lila is a bit of a reluctant or possibly an inadvertent otherworldly entity. By some sheer or remarkable coincidence, she is discovered by two witches and then Lila gets to participate in a most enjoyable once-a-year transformation. This year's Halloween celebration has come with the grandest treat of all. Accidentally—if there really are such things in the glorious measure of the universe—Lila ascertains that she is in the presence of a lesser demon. That is a curiously amusing designation considering Lila's actual history. However, this meeting and its follow-up present some thoroughly enchanting permutations. Majestically magical!

Tasha is petite but with a commanding confidence that most certainly marks her as otherworldly. I sense she may be way more than Lila's initial designation. By a fortuitous action, one of Lila's friends gave Tasha her card. This proves to eventually be the means for Tasha to discover where Lila resides. Then, this is certainly where all the portentous exploration and inflaming sensations begin to wondrously provide a platform for Lila's next emanation. Such a marvelous regenerative conflagration I have yet to read with such pleasure.

Within so few pages, this story packs a huge wallop. Joyously illuminative! I so recommend this short story to all. I believe it will elevate and elucidate the magic that is everywhere.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 24 pages/7000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-October-2015
Price $2.49 ebook
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