Book Reviews

Oscar's Soul by Missy Welsh at Amber Allure

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Angels/Demons / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-September-2012

Book Blurb

Satan, himself, has discovered love in the form of a beautiful young man whose soul he’s been forced to reap. The poor devil’s desperate for sweet Oscar’s affection, actually does get it and more, but then The Big Man Upstairs wants Oscar up where he truly belongs.

Now, Satan can’t say “no” to his boss...or can he?


Book Review

This delightful, totally irreverent story about the devil himself finding eternal love in a somewhat unexpected way is sure to raise as many eyebrows as it is to cause cases of uproarious laughter and endless amusement. For me, this is a great piece of writing not just because the of the tongue-in-cheek humor with which the devil himself relates this tale, but because the concept behind it actually makes a scary amount of sense. Well, at least for someone who doesn’t take church teaching (any church, for that matter) too seriously.


More than an interesting thought experiment, for me this is a story about ultimate justice. You might see why I think that when you read the book. Basically it shows that if there is a God who created everything, he must have also created "the devil" – and why would he deny someone who ultimately does his bidding love and acceptance in his own way?


If you are a devout Christian, I would suggest you stay away from this story, or approach with a high degree of caution. Expect to be shocked at the very least, possibly even outraged. If, on the other hand, you are curious and like stories that turn everything you thought you knew about the Christian faith upside down, if you enjoy reading books that make you think, and if you love a twist which will make you howl with laughter (well, it did that to me, since I did not expect this turn of events in the least), you will probably like this books as much as I did.  




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 33 pages/7000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-June-2012
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